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Do You Have Trypanophobia (Fear of Needles)? 7 Tips to Help You Conquer It

Do You Have Trypanophobia (Fear of Needles)? 7 Tips to Help You Conquer It

Cringing at the thought of doing a finger prick or injection isn't good, especially when you have diabetes. Experts suggest how to conquer that fear once and for all.
March 20, 2019
Having a phobia about needles could compromise your care when you live with diabetes. Here, expert tips to conquer trypanophobia.
Why Coffee is Bad for You Plus Tips for Ordering a Diabetes-Friendly Cup

Why Coffee is Bad for You Plus Tips for Ordering a Diabetes-Friendly Cup

Americans are obsessed with coffee but few people drink it black. Added fat and sugar from the syrups and sweeteners we use pose significant health risks. Here are healthy ways to enjoy caffeine.
March 13, 2019
A registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator explains coffee's impact on your blood sugar offers tips for ordering healthy coffee drinks and shares 2 diabetes-friendly coffee recipes.
Quinoa and Diabetes: 7 Ways to Eat It and 5 Reasons Why You Should

Quinoa and Diabetes: 7 Ways to Eat It and 5 Reasons Why You Should

This versatile “super grain” can help you manage your blood sugar and blood pressure and is easy to incorporate into a diabetic meal plan.
March 07, 2019
A diabetes nutrition expert makes the case for quinoa, shares her favorite ways to eat it and gives reasons why you should incorporate it into your diet.
Insulin Prices: How Trump’s Proposal Aims to Lower Drug Costs

Insulin Prices: How Trump’s Proposal Aims to Lower Drug Costs

Complaints from patients and diabetes advocacy groups about the high cost of insulin are finally being addressed. Earlier this week Eil Lilly announced plans to sell Humalog at half price. Here's how we got here and a summary of how the current administration plans to lower drug costs.
March 06, 2019
A pharmacist and dad to two type 1 children explains why insulin is so expensive in the US and what the Trump Administration is planning to do about it.
The Best Cold and Flu Medicines to Take if You Have Diabetes: A Pharmacist Explains

The Best Cold and Flu Medicines to Take if You Have Diabetes: A Pharmacist Explains

Ah choo! 'Tis the season for sickness. If you have diabetes it's important to be aware of the ingredients in over-the-counter medications that could impact your blood sugar. Here, a pharmacist recommends good choices for you.
February 27, 2019
If you have diabetes it's important to be aware of the ingredients in over-the-counter medications that can impact your blood sugar. Here, a pharmacist recommends good choices for you.
Valentines Day Dinner: Here's What to Cook

Valentines Day Dinner: Here's What to Cook

There's nothing romantic about dining in a crowded restaurant that up charges on February 14th so you can share a meal with 100 strangers. That's why on Valentines Day it's never about whether to cook but WHAT to cook. Here's my simple, delicious menu.
February 11, 2019
Is Your Attitude Boosting Your Diabetes Risk?

Is Your Attitude Boosting Your Diabetes Risk?

Being pessimistic, negative and hostile is linked with a higher risk of developing diabetes, a new study finds. So, can you change?
February 07, 2019
A new study reveals that being pessimistic, negative and hostile is linked with a higher risk of developing diabetes. But is it possible to change?
Liquid Diet: Beware of the Calories in Your Smoothies, Coffee, and Sports Drinks

Liquid Diet: Beware of the Calories in Your Smoothies, Coffee, and Sports Drinks

Some of today's beverage options are deceptively high in sugar and calories making them almost as bad as drinking a soda. Check out the top 5 beverage offenders and healthier alternatives.
February 06, 2019
A certified diabetes educator explains the link between obesity and drinks with added sugar. Here's her list of top offenders with better alternatives. Cheers!
Insulin Rationing: What It Is and Why It's So Dangerous

Insulin Rationing: What It Is and Why It's So Dangerous

What skimping or skipping insulin does to your body if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes—and why it can have deadly consequences. The heartbreak of this growing problem.
January 16, 2019
What skipping or skimping on insulin does to your body and why there can be deadly consequences.
Free Insulin: Strategies for Getting It When You Can't Afford Your Prescription

Free Insulin: Strategies for Getting It When You Can't Afford Your Prescription

Insulin affordability is a serious problem as costs soar and medical associations, elected officials, advocates and people with diabetes clamor to bring down the price. If you’re having trouble paying for insulin, here are strategies you can try:
January 16, 2019
Running out of insulin? Can't afford your prescription?These strategies can help you find the life-saving medication you need.
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