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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

Fewer People Are Being Diagnosed with Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Research, Diabetes Statistics, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin pump supplies, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
Fewer cases of diabetes are being reported in recent years. However, the epidemic is not over!!   The number of new diabetes cases being reported has declined for the fifth year straight. After decades of increases, this is a positive sign according to health care professionals. In 2014, 1.4 million people were diagnosed with diabetes,… 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

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

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
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

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

Preparing Your Diabetes First Aid Kit

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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

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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

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

Guide to Popular Insulin Pumps: Part Two

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
With countless insulin pumps on the market it’s hard to know which is right for you. Don’t make your decision in haste, learn more before you buy.     Insulin pumps are a great way for those living with diabetes to control their insulin levels. They take away the need for individual insulin injections and… Continue Reading

Guide to Popular Insulin Pumps

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Thinking of using an insulin pump to manage your diabetes? Here’s a guide to the most popular models on the market today. If you or someone in your family suffers from diabetes, you may be thinking about using an insulin pump to manage the insulin levels in your bloodstream. While you should always talk to… Continue Reading

Hot Fun and Cool Summer Diabetes Friendly Drinks

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Recipes, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Summertime and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Now you can have hot fun and cool refreshing summer diabetes friendly beverages that have zero calories, no artificial sweeteners and that fit your diabetes plan. While having fun in the hot summer sun you’ll be looking for refreshment that meshes well with your diabetes meal plan. These summer drinks will have your taste buds… Continue Reading

Fact or Fiction: Insulin Pump Therapy Truth Revealed

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Revealing the truth about insulin pump therapy and explaining how insulin pumps can make insulin therapy much more convenient for responsible candidates   Those considering insulin pump therapy often have many questions that need answering. Many are concerned that it will be obvious to the world that they are wearing an insulin pump, or that… Continue Reading

Your Insulin Pump Breaks: Now What?

Posted in Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
  Your insulin pump is a great tool to more effectively manage and regulate your diabetes. However, just like any other technological device, your pump can malfunction. The first thing to remember if this happens is to not panic! If your insulin pump malfunctions, perhaps the alarms are malfunctioning or the buttons aren’t working properly,… Continue Reading

Important Insulin Pump Information for First Time Users

Posted in Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Humor in Diabetes, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Uncategorized
Your insulin pump is a powerful tool to help you more easily manage your diabetes. It delivers a small, continuous stream of insulin to your body day and night and is programmed to match your body’s needs.   Now that you’ve decided to start using an insulin pump, you should take a look at this list of… Continue Reading

Picking the Perfect Insulin Pump

Posted in Diabetes Advice, Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Especially when getting your first insulin pump, it might be difficult to know where to start. Learn to pick the pump that matches your needs and your lifestyle. Choosing an insulin pump can be difficult. There’s a lot to consider and this piece of technology can have a huge impact on your health and quality… Continue Reading

Coming Soon: Easier Diabetes Management with a Combined CGM and Insulin Pump Site.

Posted in Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Uncategorized
  With the release of Medtronic’s MiniMed Duo that combines a continuous glucose monitoring (cgm) sensor and insulin infusion site, now is a great time to evaluate your insulin pump options   Medtronic recently announced the world’s first two-in-one device to combine a glucose sensor and insulin infusion set into one on-body device. The new… Continue Reading