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What Will You Do When Disaster Strikes?

By on May 4, 2016 in Diabetes, From the Web, Tools with 0 Comments
What Will You Do When Disaster Strikes?

“Advance preparation is a key defense for chronic disease management during emergencies.” When you’re dealing with a chronic medical condition like diabetes, diligence and preparation are key. But when an emergency situation or natural disaster strikes at your home or workplace – whether fires or floods, hurricanes, blizzards or even something like an unexpected auto […]

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Before Using Prescription Medication for Diabetic Neuropathy – Try These Supplements

Before Using Prescription Medication for Diabetic Neuropathy – Try These Supplements

Clinical studies suggest use of benfotiamine (a specific form of B1) and methylcobalamine (a specific form of B12) with right alpha lipoic acid can reduce neuropathy in as little as 3 weeks… Years of clinical studies have proven that these ingredients work at eliminating unwanted symptoms from nerve pain. In fact, many of the studies […]

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Double Diabetes – An Increasing Epidemic

By on July 4, 2015 in Diabetes, Opinion Pieces with 0 Comments
Double Diabetes – An Increasing Epidemic

As reported on ABC News, there has been a recent brouhaha over an inappropriate tweet made by the CEO of CrossFit and the ensuing Twitter exchange between him and singer/Type 1 diabetes advocate, Nick Jonas, regarding consumption of sugary beverages and developing diabetes. Some people misinterpreted the ensuing exchange as if CrossFit was claiming that sugar […]

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Have Diabetes, Will Travel

By on June 15, 2015 in Diabetes with 0 Comments
Have Diabetes, Will  Travel

Traveling With Diabetes  Having diabetes should not stop you from doing the things you love, and that includes traveling. Below is a collection of sources on traveling with diabetes: From Empower Your Health: Travel Check List To help you pack for your trip, here is a checklist of supplies to take: Diabetes pills, insulin in […]

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Can Eating This Healthy Breakfast Help Lower Your Risk for Diabetes?

By on June 15, 2015 in Diabetes, Diet & Nutrition with 0 Comments
Can Eating This Healthy Breakfast Help Lower Your Risk for Diabetes?

What’s for breakfast? Yogurt would be a good choice according to a report in BMC Medicine. Having a 1 cup serving of yogurt a day might decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 18%. Zendocrinology’s Spin: Yogurt is a staple of the Mediterranean diet which has been shown to have health benefits in […]

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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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