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Diabetes Management: When It's Okay to See a Nurse for Help

Diabetes Management: When It's Okay to See a Nurse for Help

Should your next diabetes doctor be a nurse practitioner? As the shortage of family doctors in the US increases, nurse practitioners (NPs) are turning up in growing numbers. Here's what they can do to help you improve your blood sugar management.
March 13, 2018
As the shortage of family doctors increases, nurse practitioners (NPs) are turning up in growing numbers in family medicine practices and clinics across the nation. How will this affect your care?
Diabetes and Depression: How a Psychologist Can Help

Diabetes and Depression: How a Psychologist Can Help

When the burden of diabetes starts to take an emotional toll, seeking help from a mental health professional can make a difference.
March 01, 2018
When the burden of managing diabetes starts to take a toll on your mental health, therapy can help you feel better and improve your blood sugar control.
Diabetes Medication Survival Guide: 6 Ways to Stop Side Effects

Diabetes Medication Survival Guide: 6 Ways to Stop Side Effects

An expert gives you tips to help you make the most of your diabetes medications.
January 11, 2018
A pharmacist and diabetes medication expert shares tips for reducing the side effects of diabetes medication and maximizing blood glucose control.
Diabetes Type 3c?

Diabetes Type 3c?

Little-known diabetes type—caused by pancreas-related problems—is often misdiagnosed and mistreated a new UK study finds
November 08, 2017
Pancreatic inflammation or other pancreas problems can trigger type 3c diabetes—a new type of diabetes that generally requires insulin. Learn more.
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.
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
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