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Hate Finger Pricks? New FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System May Be Right for You

Hate Finger Pricks? New FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System May Be Right for You

New glucose monitoring device, just approved by the FDA, may mean the end of routine finger sticks.
October 11, 2017
Do you hate pricking your finger to check your blood sugar levels? This new no-prick glucose monitoring system could be right for you.
Could Telemedicine Reduce Your Need for Insulin?

Could Telemedicine Reduce Your Need for Insulin?

Telemedicine delivers an array of health care services that are accessed remotely via technology. Here's how it works, how it could improve your blood sugar control and what you need to know to tap into this emerging field.
October 04, 2017
Can using telemedicine to help manage your diabetes improve your overall health and your A1C? Plus, tips every telehealth user needs to know.
An Expert's Guide to Being Prepared Before Disaster Strikes

An Expert's Guide to Being Prepared Before Disaster Strikes

Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and blizzards can destroy communities and take lives. Living with diabetes adds an extra layer of challenges. Here's what you need to know from an EMT who has type 1 diabetes.
August 31, 2017
A former EMT with type 1 diabetes tells you what you need to know to be prepared in the event of a natural disaster.
Is Diabetes Messing with Your Bladder and Sex Life?

Is Diabetes Messing with Your Bladder and Sex Life?

July 05, 2017
Learn more about why people with diabetes are more prone to urologic and sexual problems than those without the diagnosis plus, how to threat the problems.
How to Get Better Blood Sugar Readings: 7 Tips

How to Get Better Blood Sugar Readings: 7 Tips

When you monitor your blood sugar at home, many factors play into the accuracy and usefulness of your readings. Follow these 7 tips for better glucose monitoring.
June 23, 2017
When you monitor your blood sugar at home, many factors play into the accuracy and usefulness of your readings. Follow these 7 tips for better glucose monitoring.
Inhaled Insulin: Meet a Type 1 Who Uses Afrezza And Keeps Her A1C Below 6.0

Inhaled Insulin: Meet a Type 1 Who Uses Afrezza And Keeps Her A1C Below 6.0

Afrezza Inhaled Insulin isn't widely used, but that may have less to do with the actual product and its delivery system than other factors including health insurance coverage. Here is the story of a patient who uses it with great results.
February 15, 2017
Meet a type 1 who uses Afreeza Inhaled Insulin with terrific results. She says it helps her keep her A1C below 6.0, which is impressive by any measure.
5 Weight-Loss Surgery Myths

5 Weight-Loss Surgery Myths

January 24, 2017
Online Diabetes Support Improved Healthy Behaviors

Online Diabetes Support Improved Healthy Behaviors

Diabetes HealthSense, an online government-reviewed resource, helps you better manage diabetes.
August 29, 2016
HealthSense is a program of the National Institutes of Health's National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) started in 2004.
FDA Toughens Kidney Warnings on Invokana and Farxgia

FDA Toughens Kidney Warnings on Invokana and Farxgia

June 17, 2016
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told two drug makers to toughen the existing warnings about the risk of kidney injury for their diabetes drugs. The two drugs are canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) and dapagliflozin (Farxiga, Xigduo XR).
A Text a Day Keeps Excess Weight at Bay?

A Text a Day Keeps Excess Weight at Bay?

April 29, 2016
Texting, in tandem with other programs and care, is an ideal way to help patients achieve weight loss and numerous other health goals, according to several recent studies. It's especially helpful, experts say, for those with chronic conditions such as diabetes.
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