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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.
Islet-Cell Transplants: 3 Tech Solutions May Soon End the Need for Shots and Pumps

Islet-Cell Transplants: 3 Tech Solutions May Soon End the Need for Shots and Pumps

Scientists are looking to stem cells, special pouches and surprising transplant sites (including the eyes and the abdomen) to bring this promising diabetes solution closer to reality
June 28, 2018
Three tech solutions could solve problems that are currently prohibiting the ability of people with diabetes to receive islet cell transplants. Learn more.
Could WearingThis Smart Sock Prevent Painful Foot Ulcers, Amputations?

Could WearingThis Smart Sock Prevent Painful Foot Ulcers, Amputations?

A high-tech sock designed to help people with diabetes avoid diabetic foot ulcers that can lead to amputations has arrived. Could it be right for you?
June 21, 2018
Learn how a new smart sock that looks and feels like an ordinary sock could help prevent painful foot ulcers and even low limb amputations.
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