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Insulin Rationing: What It Is and Why It's So Dangerous

Insulin Rationing: What It Is and Why It's So Dangerous

What skimping or skipping insulin does to your body if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes—and why it can have deadly consequences. The heartbreak of this growing problem.
January 16, 2019
What skipping or skimping on insulin does to your body and why there can be deadly consequences.
Free Insulin: Strategies for Getting It When You Can't Afford Your Prescription

Free Insulin: Strategies for Getting It When You Can't Afford Your Prescription

Insulin affordability is a serious problem as costs soar and medical associations, elected officials, advocates and people with diabetes clamor to bring down the price. If you’re having trouble paying for insulin, here are strategies you can try:
January 16, 2019
Running out of insulin? Can't afford your prescription?These strategies can help you find the life-saving medication you need.
Can Bariatric Surgery Cure Type 2 Diabetes?

Can Bariatric Surgery Cure Type 2 Diabetes?

Weight loss surgery has long been touted as an effective treatment for severely overweight people, but did you all know it can reverse type 2 diabetes?
January 10, 2019
A top surgeon explains the different types of bariatric surgery, who it's right for, the risks and what to expect following the procedure.
Diabetes Without Health Insurance: Resources to Help You Get What You Need

Diabetes Without Health Insurance: Resources to Help You Get What You Need

If you are living with diabetes and you don’t have health insurance or you are insured but living below the poverty line, you need to know about these resources.
December 27, 2018
If you are living with diabetes and you don’t have health insurance or you are insurance but living below the poverty line, you need to know about these resources.
Glucose Testing News: T2Ds May Be Overdoing It

Glucose Testing News: T2Ds May Be Overdoing It

Study finds that many people with type 2 diabetes may be overusing self-testing supplies. Learn why this matters.
December 20, 2018
Are you testing too much? A new study finds that many people with type 2 diabetes may be overusing self-testing supplies. Could you be one of them?
Heads Up About CBD Oil: Risks That Aren't on The Label

Heads Up About CBD Oil: Risks That Aren't on The Label

Dangerous synthetics. THC that shouldn’t be there. Low levels of the active ingredient. Concerns about pesticides and heavy metals. In part 3 of our report, what studies show about the hidden side of this popular product.
December 19, 2018
Dangerous synthetics. THC that shouldn’t be there. Low levels of the active ingredient. Concerns about pesticides and heavy metals. In part 3 of our report, what studies show about the hidden side of this unregulated substance.
CBD Oil: What to Know Before You Try It

CBD Oil: What to Know Before You Try It

In Part 2 of our report on cannabis and diabetes, OnTrack Diabetes explains why it's important to proceed with caution if you're considering using CBD oil.
December 13, 2018
Part 2 of the OnTrack Diabetes report about cannabis explains why it's important to proceed with caution if you are considering using CBD oil.
CBD Oil for Diabetes?

CBD Oil for Diabetes?

Don't fall for the hype. Here's what the science and the experts have to say about cannabidiol oil (CBD) and your blood sugar. Part 1 in a series of OnTrack Diabetes reports.
December 12, 2018
OnTrack Diabetes investigates claims that cannabis can be beneficial for people with diabetes Part 1 in a series of three reports.
Diabetes Support: Can A Coaching App Help You Manage Your Blood Sugar?

Diabetes Support: Can A Coaching App Help You Manage Your Blood Sugar?

Having a virtual coach may be just what the in-real-life doctor ordered to improve your diabetes control and your life.
December 06, 2018
Having a virtual coach available 24/7 via a smartphone app may just improve your diabetes control and your life.
Invokana: First Oral Medication Approved for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Events

Invokana: First Oral Medication Approved for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Events

Diabetes medication now indicated 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.
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