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The Road Too Often Traveled – PreDiabetes to Type 2 Diabetes

By on June 15, 2015 in Diabetes with 0 Comments
The Road Too Often Traveled – PreDiabetes to Type 2 Diabetes

Have  you been told that you have “Pre-Diabetes“? What does that mean? The road from normal blood sugar to a level that would qualify you to be formally diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes is a long one. Some can have pre-diabetes for years before reaching that point. The levels of blood glucose that are used to […]

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The Metformin and B12 Deficiency Connection

By on June 15, 2015 in Diabetes with 0 Comments
The Metformin and B12 Deficiency Connection

Do you have diabetes and experience tingling and pain in your hands or feet? Is it diabetic neuropathy or could you be suffering from B12 deficiency instead? The symptoms can mimic each other. Metformin is the first line pharmaceutical in the treatment for Type 2 Diabetes worldwide. The benefits of this drug have been established. […]

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Antibiotic Use and Diabetes Risk

By on June 14, 2015 in Diabetes with 0 Comments
Antibiotic Use  and Diabetes Risk

We all know how the overuse of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance and hard to treat infections, but unnecessary over use of antibiotics has also been linked to a significant increase in the risk of developing diabetes! Other studies have also shown a link between antibiotic use and obesity, inflammatory conditions, and autoimmune disease. […]

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Let’s Talk about Lipohypertrophy and Injecting Insulin

By on June 7, 2015 in Diabetes, Technology with 0 Comments
Let’s Talk about Lipohypertrophy and Injecting Insulin

Do you inject insulin? Repeatedly using the same area to inject can lead to Lipohypertrophy which is an accumulation of fatty deposits under the skin.  This is not just a cosmetic issue.  Lipohypertrophy can lead to poor and inconsistent insulin absorption and wreak havoc on your blood sugar control. It is estimated that 20 to […]

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Why Carbohydrate Counting Doesn’t Cut It

By on June 7, 2015 in Diabetes with 0 Comments
Why Carbohydrate Counting Doesn’t Cut It

Your doctor and/or nutritionist probably has you “carb counting” to help dose your insulin with meals. However, even when you are good with carb counting you are frustrated with the variability in your sugars. Here’s why: A high fat meal increases the amount of free fatty acids (FFAs) in the blood which causes insulin resistance. […]

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Metformin safe in Mild to Moderate Kidney Disease

By on June 5, 2015 in Diabetes with 0 Comments
Metformin safe in Mild to Moderate Kidney Disease

Do you have diabetes along with mild kidney disease and your doctor had you stop Metformin but now finding your diabetes hard to control? Good news – a recent review has shown that Metformin is safe in mild to moderate kidney disease. Metformin is the first line drug treatment for Type 2 diabetes and is […]

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