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Diabetes Management

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.

Who Needs Insulin?

Do People with Type 2 Diabetes Need Insulin?
April 19, 2011
Insulin is the diabetes mainstay medication for millions of people with diabetes. It controls blood glucose in all people with type 1 diabetes, and for millions living with type 2 diabetes. Learn when insulin is necessary.

Type 2 Diabetes Medications

Pramlintide and Exenatide Help Control Blood Glucose Levels
April 19, 2011
People with type 2 diabetes can take medications to help them control their blood glucose levels. Learn about two options: exenatide and pramlintide.

Blood Glucose Monitoring Tips for People with Diabetes

How Often and Where to Test Blood Glucose Levels
April 18, 2011
People with diabetes have to frequently test their blood glucose levels, but they need to know where and when to do it, so they can manage their diabetes with insulin and other treatments. Article gives blood glucose monitoring tips.

Insulin Basics

Types of Insulin
April 18, 2011
You have many insulin options to help manage your diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes take insulin. Article gives insulin basics, including types of insulin and examples of insulin.
Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitors: Are They Right for You?

Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitors: Are They Right for You?

A look at how these devices work in the treatment of diabetes
April 14, 2011
Continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps can help people with diabetes manage their blood glucose levels and keep them in their goal range. Learn more about the devices and their potential drawbacks.

Carb Counting and Insulin Math in Diabetes

April 14, 2011
Carb counting and "insulin math” may seem overwhelming—but with practice, you’ll be able to master it in no time.
Blood Glucose Monitoring: What's the Right Number?

Blood Glucose Monitoring: What's the Right Number?

Plus, How to Choose a Blood Glucose Monitor
April 14, 2011
Blood glucose monitoring is an important part to treating your type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Learn about goal blood glucose ranges and the differences in blood glucose monitoring devices.
Blood Glucose Testing for Diabetes: How to Choose the Right Meter for You

Blood Glucose Testing for Diabetes: How to Choose the Right Meter for You

An important part of diabetes management is regularly testing your blood glucose. With so many meters on the market, it can be challenging to sort through all the options. Here, some guidance and a video demonstration of how to use a meter.
April 13, 2011
A blood glucose meter can dramatically improve your diabetes blood sugar control. An expert guides you through the dizzying array of features to consider before you purchase a blood glucose meter. Be sure to get the features that work with your lifestyle.
Insulin:  Its History and Future

Insulin: Its History and Future

Learn about the invention of the life-saving drug insulin, and what the future holds in store.
March 11, 2011
Succinct, easy-to-understand article on the history of insulin as a diabetes treatment. Also explains current insulin types and how they work for people with diabetes.
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