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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

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

Is there a Link between Antibiotic Use and Diabetes?

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Conditions, Diabetes Research, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, Medication News, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Uncategorized
A new study explores whether antibiotic usage increases the risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.     A recent study in Denmark regarding antibiotic use and diabetes has created quite a buzz. Researchers found that in the years prior to their diagnosis, people with Type 2 diabetes took more antibiotics than those without it. This,… Continue Reading

Diabetes in Women: Your Questions Answered

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes and Pregnancy, Diabetes Conditions, Diabetes Recipes, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Medication News, Tips for People with Diabetes
Seven common questions relating to diabetes in women.   Like most diseases, diabetes affects each person in a slightly different manner. Just as your body is uniquely yours, so is the diabetes that you manage. And being a woman with the Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes yields yet an additional set of distinct questions.… Continue Reading

Treating Early-Morning High Blood Sugar Levels

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Conditions, Diabetes Research, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Summertime and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Learn what happens to your blood sugar levels overnight and how you can keep them in check! After a diabetes diagnosis, there is usually a time of education. You learn all about the disease and how it affects your body. Part of that learning curve is discovering when your blood sugar levels tend to be… Continue Reading

Careful Considerations to Keep You on Your Toes with Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Conditions, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
Diabetes can be dangerous for your feet. To avoid serious complications, use these tips to help both you and your feet stay healthy.   An unfortunate side effect of diabetes can be possible complications with your feet, which might be very dangerous if you are not careful. Even a small cut can produce serious consequences.… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about Pre-Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Conditions, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
Learn more about pre-diabetes and lifestyle changes that you can make to improve your overall health and reduce your chance of getting diabetes. When you think of pre-diabetes, just consider it a warning sign of sorts. It isn’t a guarantee you’ll later receive a diabetes diagnosis. In fact, it’s quite the opposite since it provides… Continue Reading

Understanding Your Role as a Diabetes Caregiver

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Conditions, Diabetes Recipes, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
Quick tips for those getting started as a diabetes caregiver and understanding how to support a loved one with a recent diabetes diagnosis A diabetes diagnosis can be mind-boggling for both patient and caregiver. When you work together, the transition to a healthier lifestyle does not have to be overwhelming. The tips below can help… Continue Reading

Diabetes and Retinopathy: What You Need to Know

Posted in Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Conditions, Diabetes Research, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
Retinopathy is the most common eye disease those with diabetes suffer from. Prevention lies in lowering the risk factors by managing your diabetes and your overall health.  If you or a loved one have diabetes, you’re likely aware that it can affect a number of different areas of the body. One such area? The eyes.… Continue Reading

How to Recognize Type 1 Diabetes in Your Child

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Conditions
If you are concerned that your child might have Type 1 diabetes, use these warning signs to help you recognize a potential diagnosis.      Diabetes in children is unfortunately all too common. The condition occurs when a child’s pancreas no longer produces the insulin and , in order to survive, insulin must come from an… Continue Reading

Avoiding Type 2 Diabetes as an Older Adult

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Conditions, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
The chance of a type 2 diabetes diagnosis increases with age, but it’s never too late to make lifestyle changes to improve your overall health and beat the odds. The older you get your chance of being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes increases. Approximately 25 percent of adults over the age of 60 have Type… Continue Reading

Managing Your Diabetes During Pregnancy

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes and Pregnancy, Diabetes Conditions, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
Learn how you can manage your diabetes successfully to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy. Before you rock that pregnancy glow, register for every baby item you could possibly need, and prep the nursery, be sure to consider the implications of pregnancy and your diabetes. Rest assured you can still enjoy a healthy pregnancy; it… Continue Reading

Recognizing Signs of Neuropathy. Should You Be Concerned?

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Conditions, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
Neuropathy is a serious – but treatable – common complication of diabetes. Make sure you know the symptoms. If you have diabetes, you know it is important to closely track your blood glucose levels due to the wide array of complications that can result from having sugar levels that are too high or too low. … Continue Reading