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Bolus and Basal Injections and What You Need to Know

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin pump supplies, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
The bolus-basal insulin injection regime for those living with diabetes works like your body should, but may not be a suitable fit for everyone. If you have insulin dependent diabetes, you’re very familiar with bolus insulin, the type of insulin that is short-acting, typically taken with meals. However, not as many people with diabetes are… Continue Reading

Potatoes, Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes: What’s the Deal?

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes and Pregnancy, Diabetes Conditions, Diabetes Recipes, Diabetes testing supplies, gestational diabetes, Insulin pump supplies, pregnancy and diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Recent research shows that women who eat a diet high in potatoes might have an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes. Potatoes seem to be on every menu and for good reason: The starchy tubers are cheap, nutritious and delicious. Although once only widely eaten in Europe, North America and eastern Europe, recent years have… Continue Reading

The Best Apps to Help You Manage Your Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes Advice, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, diabetes website, Insulin pump supplies, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
There are Diabetes apps to help you manage your diet, set up doctor’s appointment reminders and track your health. There really is an app for everything, including apps to help you manage your diabetes. From reminders about appointments to weight management tips and tracking your glucose levels, diabetes care has never been easier for those… Continue Reading

Diabetes Tips for Cold and Allergy Season

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes supplies, Insulin pump supplies, Insulin Pumps, Medication Interactions, Tips for People with Diabetes
It’s important to know what medications are safe to take when you have a cold or allergy symptoms if you’re a diabetes sufferer. Here are some tips.     Cold and allergy season is here again! As someone with diabetes, careful consideration should be made before taking any over-the-counter medications for your cold or allergy.… Continue Reading

Diabetes Friendly Recipes for NEXT St. Patrick’s Day!!

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Recipes, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Holiday recipes, Insulin pump supplies, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
Living with diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite holiday foods. There are plenty of diabetes friendly recipes if you want to enjoy a LATE or a VERY EARLY St. Patrick’s Day this year!   Better late than never………Holiday’s celebrated with friends, family and special foods don’t have to be a problem if you… Continue Reading

Ten Medications to Discuss with Your Doctor Before Taking if You Have Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Research, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin pump supplies, Insulin Pumps, Medication Interactions, Medication News, Tips for People with Diabetes
Learn which commonly prescribed and over-the-counter drugs can cause dangerous interactions if you have diabetes.     If you have diabetes and take other prescription and non-prescription drugs, it’s time to evaluate your medications. It’s very common for those with the condition to take other drugs in addition to their diabetes medications. When certain meds… Continue Reading

New Research Gives Hope to Those Living with Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Research, Diabetes supplies, Insulin pump supplies, Insulin Pumps, Medication News, New medications for diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
A group of researchers at Cornell University have recently discovered a probiotic that may be considered a new treatment for diabetes.   What would your life be like if taking a simple pill could help you manage your diabetes? With the development of new research, this futuristic dream might be close to becoming a reality.… Continue Reading

Diabetes Safe Valentine’s Day Gifts

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Holiday recipes, Insulin pump supplies, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
Candy gifts on Valentine’s Day may not be best choice for a loved one with diabetes. Here are some ideas on what to give instead.   Stores have been stocked for weeks in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. With this holiday right around the corner, you may be struggling to find the perfect gift if your… Continue Reading

Diabetes Care in 2016: New Products on the Horizon

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin pump supplies, Insulin Pumps, Medication News, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
A new year brings new developments in diabetes care, and tech improvements in insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems.   The New Year means we can expect new developments in diabetes care and treatment. And this year promises some exciting and innovative diabetes products, including new, more technologically advanced insulin pumps and improvements in… Continue Reading

Choosing an Infusion Set Right for You

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When choosing an insulin pump infusion set, there are many factors to consider. Here are tips to choose what’s right for you based on your unique needs. Choosing an infusion set is an important decision if you’re living with diabetes and using an insulin pump to control it. Most insulin pumps require an infusion set… Continue Reading

Diabetes Winter Foot Care 101

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Conditions, Insulin Pumps, Senior diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
People with Diabetes need to pay attention to their feet, especially in the winter, to prevent infections or worse. Here are some useful foot care tips.   It goes without saying that people often pay little attention to their feet. But, for diabetes patients this oversight could lead to serious complications. Statistics show that 15-20%… Continue Reading

How Breastfeeding Might Cut your Risk for Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes and Pregnancy, Diabetes Conditions, Diabetes Research, Diabetes Statistics, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
Read all about how breastfeeding your child might help you avoid Type 2 diabetes after giving birth.     You’ve probably already heard all about the benefits breastfeeding provides newborns, but did you know the benefits don’t stop with your baby? If you suffered from gestational diabetes during pregnancy, new studies show that breastfeeding can… Continue Reading

Sleeping Poorly? Diabetes Could Be the Culprit

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Research, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, diabetes website, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
What’s the link between weight, diabetes and poor sleep? Focus Express Mail Pharmacy explains. If you’ve been having trouble getting your Z’s, there might be a health reason? You see, many diabetes patients have trouble getting a good night’s rest, leaving them feeling drowsy and lethargic throughout the day. Diabetes and sleep Diabetes and sleep… Continue Reading

3 Steps for Living Healthier with Diabetes in the New Year

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Recipes, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Holiday recipes, Insulin Pumps, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Here are some suggestions for people suffering with diabetes to eat and live heathier in the coming year.   Eating healthy and exercising are common resolutions for many in the New Year, not just for those with diabetes. Although most of us start out with good intentions of living a healthier lifestyle, it’s easy to… Continue Reading

What’s New in the World of Diabetes Research

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Research, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, Medication News
Scientists are working in many areas to prevent and cure diabetes. Here’s an update on three key areas of research. Now is one of the most exciting times in diabetes research. Scientists are working in many areas, and three key types of research – viruses, gut microbiome and inflammation – are getting a lot of… Continue Reading

Preparing Your Diabetes First Aid Kit

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Tips for People with Diabetes
When you’re living with diabetes, it’s always a good idea to have a first aid kit handy in the event of an emergency. Here’s what you need:   Always having a first aid kit prepared, isn’t pessimistic. It’s smart, especially if you are living with diabetes. A well-stocked first-aid kit is easy to put together… Continue Reading

New Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Deaths

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Research, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, Medication News, Senior diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
A clinical trial shows those with diabetes given the drug Jardiance were 38% less likely to die from a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease.   It’s an unfortunate truth, but diabetes is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. In fact, people with Type 2 diabetes are five to eight… Continue Reading

New Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Discovered

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Research, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Senior diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
Learn all about newly-discovered risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes.   Studies on diabetes continue to produce new information for treatment and prevention. Recent research has uncovered even more risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes, a disease that afflicts tens of millions of people in the U.S. alone. In addition to already-known risk… Continue Reading

How to Prevent Insulin Pump Problems before They Occur

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes supplies, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
Here are handy tips to help avoid common insulin pump problems before they occur.     If you use an insulin pump to help manage your diabetes, you may encounter minor problems along the way. While it’s true insulin pumps aren’t fail safe, they are one of the most effective ways to manage diabetes. Here… Continue Reading

Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Diabetes on Halloween

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Holiday recipes, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
Candy may be a big part of Halloween, but that doesn’t mean children with diabetes can’t partake in the holiday. Ghosts, ghouls and goblins aren’t the scariest part of Halloween if your child has diabetes. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American spends more than $20 on Halloween candy, with total national spending… Continue Reading

Diabetes: Saving Time and Being Green

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
You don’t have to throw away all of your diabetes supply waste. Read on to learn a few tricks on how to produce less and put your necessary waste to use. Having diabetes means you have to manage quite a few things: your diet, your exercise, your schedule, your supplies and even your waste. Keeping… Continue Reading

Diabetes Friendly Fall Foods

Posted in Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Recipes, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Holiday recipes, Insulin Pumps
Don’t miss out on the rich, delicious foods that come along with fall if you suffer from diabetes. Here are some delicious recipes that won’t ruin your diet.   When the cool temperatures of fall blow through the apple orchards and pumpkin patches, our minds and stomachs immediately begin thinking about comfort foods. Often times… Continue Reading

Insulin Pumps: What to Know

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Research, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Before deciding if an insulin pump is right for you, learn more about what to expect!   Deciding if an insulin pump is right for you is a big decision. Many patients choose an insulin pump because they find it allows them to manage their diabetes easier. However, before making your choice, here are a… Continue Reading

Diabetes in Your Senior Years: Planning for the Future

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, Senior diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
As someone with diabetes, there are a lot of plans to consider for your golden years.   Taking care of your health is always a high priority when you have diabetes. As you age, your healthcare concerns should include planning the care you need in your later years. Preparing for your golden years takes some… Continue Reading