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Diabetes Management

FDA Approves Jardiance for Type 2 Diabetes

FDA Approves Jardiance for Type 2 Diabetes

Jardiance, a sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, works by blocking the reabsorption of blood sugar by the kidney, lowering blood glucose levels in patients with Type 2 diabetes.
August 11, 2014

FDA Approves Pediatric Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

An estimated 215,000 people with diabetes in the United States are under age 20. The new device is the first CGM approved for children between 2 and 17 years of age.
February 04, 2014

Watch Your Blood Glucose Levels when Exercising

Special Exercise Considerations for People with Diabetes
June 07, 2012
If you or your child have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, it’s important to incorporate exercise into your routine. But what do you need to know about exercise and blood glucose testing? Article explains special considerations for monitoring blood glucose levels when you have diabetes.
How to Achieve Tight Type 1 Blood Glucose Control

How to Achieve Tight Type 1 Blood Glucose Control

Is Intensive Insulin Therapy Right for You?
June 07, 2012
Controlling blood glucose levels is essential when you have type 1 diabetes, but how do you have tight diabetes control? And how do you know if tight diabetes control (also known as intensive insulin therapy) is right for you?
Getting Accurate Blood Glucose Test Results

Getting Accurate Blood Glucose Test Results

How to Reduce Errors when Testing Blood Glucose Levels
June 01, 2012
What can affect the accuracy of your blood glucose test results when you have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes? This article explains how to reduce errors when using blood glucose meters and test strips.

Insulin Side Effects

Allergic Reactions to Insulin in People with Diabetes
April 20, 2011
Insulin has a few side effects you should be aware of, including allergic reactions to insulin and hypoglycemia. Learn how to avoid insulin side effects, or deal with them if you experience them as you live with diabetes.

Insulin: A Diabetes Medication

The History of Insulin as a Diabetes Treatment
April 20, 2011
Insulin was the first medication for diabetes, and it’s still the main diabetes medication for people with type 1 diabetes. Learn about the development of insulin and about the different types of insulin.

Diabetes Medication Development Process

Diabetes Medications Update
April 20, 2011
Current drugs help diabetics manage diabetes by lowering blood glucose and improving the production and use of insulin. Future diabetes medications will further improve diabetes glucose control. Learn about diabetes medications currently being developed.

Insulin Glargine

A Diabetes Medication for Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes
April 19, 2011
Insulin can be used as a diabetes medication for either type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Learn about a type of insulin, glargine. Is it right for you to help you control your blood glucose level?

Basal and Bolus Insulin for People with Diabetes

April 19, 2011
Diabetic insulin administration around meal times requires work, but it helps diabetics control their basal rate and live better with diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes may need to use bolus and basal insulin.