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Invokana: First Oral Medication Approved for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Events

Invokana: First Oral Medication Approved for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Events

Oral diabetes medication approved to help patients lower their A1C levels and protect them from cardiovascular events.
November 14, 2018
The FDA approves canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) to reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and cardiac death in patients with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease. It is the first oral diabetes medication to gain this indication.
Insulin: What You Should Know About This Life-Saving Hormone

Insulin: What You Should Know About This Life-Saving Hormone

Millions with type 1 and type 2 diabetes use this hormone to control their blood sugar. Do you know what insulin does and how to use it effectively? Learn the basics here.
November 08, 2018
Insulin is a hormone that controls blood sugar in the body. Find out more about it's role in the body, how it's administered and why its so important for diabetes management.
Diabetes Medications & Heart Disease: Are You Getting the Care You Need?

Diabetes Medications & Heart Disease: Are You Getting the Care You Need?

If you have type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, it’s a good time to talk to your doctor.
October 31, 2018
If you have type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, it’s a good time to talk to your doctor. Many drug therapies are being found to have cardiovascular benefits.
7 Easy, Low-Carb Meals: A Week of Dinner Ideas

7 Easy, Low-Carb Meals: A Week of Dinner Ideas

Eating less processed food and being mindful of carb counts can be an effective way to lose weight. Here are some easy ideas you can start using tonight!
October 23, 2018
A writer and cook with prediabetes shares her favorite low-carb meals and a recipe for blood-sugar friendly meatballs.
Lorcaserin: Can This New Weight Loss Drug Delay or Reverse Diabetes?

Lorcaserin: Can This New Weight Loss Drug Delay or Reverse Diabetes?

A prescription weight loss drug, lorcaserin (Belviq), helps not only with weight loss but also in reversing diabetes or delaying its onset, according to new research involving 12,000 people.
October 23, 2018
Lorcaserin, a prescription weight-loss drug, helps with weight loss but also in reversing or delaying the onset of diabetes, according to new research involving 12,000 people.
Are You Storing Your Insulin Properly?

Are You Storing Your Insulin Properly?

Domestic refrigerators may pose a risk to the quality of your insulin, experts warn
October 18, 2018
A new study found that when tested for proper temperature range, insulin is not stored in the home or during transit properly. This can result in a loss of effectiveness.
Considering a Vegan Diet? Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch and More

Considering a Vegan Diet? Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch and More

Vegan eating can be tricky with diabetes so be sure to test your blood sugars regularly to assess the impact of the healthy carbs in these recipes I created for OnTrack Diabetes.
October 17, 2018
The Smart Way to Go Vegetarian: 4 Pitfalls to Avoid

The Smart Way to Go Vegetarian: 4 Pitfalls to Avoid

Research shows that plant-based eating plans are good for your blood sugar, your heart and more. Here's how to get the benefits and get around 4 common pitfalls.
October 11, 2018
Research shows that plant-based eating plans are good for your blood sugar, your heart and more. Here’s how to get the benefits and how to avoid these 4 common pitfalls.
Hate Math? Tips for Managing Diabetes With Less Numbers

Hate Math? Tips for Managing Diabetes With Less Numbers

Whether you call it math, carb-counting or SWAG (scientific and wildly amazing guess), day-to-day diabetes management involves a lot of numbers. If math has never come easily to you, here are some ways to manage blood sugar with less number crunching.
October 04, 2018
A type 1 writer, and proclaimed math hater, shares expert tips for managing blood sugar with less number crunching.
Food Order Matters: Eat Carbs Last For Better Blood Glucose, Study Says

Food Order Matters: Eat Carbs Last For Better Blood Glucose, Study Says

Prediabetes? Eating protein or protein and veggies before carbs may even out your blood sugar levels, researchers find.
September 20, 2018
If you have prediabetes, the order in which you consume your food may reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Small study finds that eating protein first may even out blood sugar levels.
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