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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.
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.
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.
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.
Diabetes and Children: Tips for Managing Blood Sugar During the School Day

Diabetes and Children: Tips for Managing Blood Sugar During the School Day

Going back to school can feel overwhelming for kids with chronic medical condition because it’s a lot of change all at once. Here, expert advice to help ease the transition for you, your child and the school.
August 09, 2018
Going back to school can feel overwhelming for kids with chronic medical conditions because it’s a lot of change all at once. Here, expert advice to help ease the transition for you, your child and the school.
How to Use Technology to Monitor and Improve Blood Sugar Control

How to Use Technology to Monitor and Improve Blood Sugar Control

Overcoming your fear of technology can be the first step to better diabetes management. Here's our guide to the newest tech products.
August 01, 2018
Overcoming your fear of technology can be the first step to better diabetes management. Here's our guide to the newest tech products and how they can make your life easier.
Babies Born to Mothers with Diabetes May Be at Higher Risk of Developing Autism

Babies Born to Mothers with Diabetes May Be at Higher Risk of Developing Autism

Women with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes diagnosed early in pregnancy had a somewhat higher risk of having children who developed autism. Experts emphasize the risk is still low.
June 29, 2018
In a new study, women with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes diagnosed early in pregnancy had a somewhat higher risk of having children who developed autism. Experts emphasize the risk is still low.
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