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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.
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.
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