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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

A Major Breakthrough in Type 1 Diabetes Research

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Research, Diabetes supplies, Insulin pump supplies, Insulin Pumps
Two top universities have teamed up to make important in-roads into finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.   What happens when researchers from two top universities team up? In this case, it means some very good news for Type I diabetes sufferers. Researchers from MIT’s David H. Koch Institute and the Harvard Stem Cell… 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

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

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

Summer Tips for People with Diabetes

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Insulin Pumps, Summertime and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Summer can be a fun time, but if you have diabetes, there are some potential dangers with the warmer weather. Use these tips to help you stay safe.   If you have diabetes, it’s important to ensure you’re  staying safe during the warmer part of the year.  Use these tips to help you enjoy the… 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

Surprising Diabetes Statistics

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Research, Diabetes Statistics, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
Learn surprising diabetes statistics regarding the prevalence and growth of diabetes and what you can do to learn more if you are diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is life changing. When you are first diagnosed, the amount of information you have to learn can sometimes be overwhelming. It may feel like in order to responsibly manage… Continue Reading

Tips for Taking Care of Yourself This Winter

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Insulin Pumps, Medication News, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
Patients with diabetes are at higher risk for getting the flu. Here are some basic prevention techniques and tips on what to do if they do get sick.    With the winter months upon us, it’s critical that people with diabetes (both Type 1 and 2) take extra precaution to avoid getting the flu.  Diabetes… Continue Reading

Tracking Your Health and Fitness Just got Easier

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes App, Diabetes Statistics, Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
A new iPhone application lets you track your fitness & health from your phone, perfect for someone with diabetes to gain more control over their health   Did you know that the new IOS 8 software for iPhone includes a health application that allows you to track your health and fitness data? The Health App… Continue Reading

3 Simple Ways to Lower Your Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diet and Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
It’s never too late to make simple lifestyle changes to lower your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Use these tips to help you start.   Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. However, if you make simple lifestyle changes, it can significantly lower your risk of a diagnosis. The best news is… Continue Reading

Type 1 Diabetes- Not Just For Kids Anymore

Posted in Diabetes, Insulin Pumps
 Though most often associated with kids, Type 1 Diabetes, does not only affect youth. More and more cases are being diagnosed in adults and it’s important to increase awareness about this medical trend so that families can recognize, diagnose, and treat symptoms.  You may have experienced symptoms that came on suddenly. Symptoms such as weight… Continue Reading

Could Type 2 Diabetes Be an Autoimmune Disease?

Posted in Diabetes Research
In a recent Stanford University study,  researchers found that obese men with diabetes had a distinct group of antibodies against cellular proteins that were not present in a group of obese men who did NOT have diabetes. Type 2 diabetes therefore, like Type 1, may also be an autoimmune disease, but the immune system’s target cells are different,… Continue Reading

Pigs: New Best Friends of Type I Diabetics

Posted in Diabetes Research
According to Larry Greenemeier in Scientific America,  researchers are experimenting with new ways of harvesting insulin-producing islet cells from pigs and transplanting them into diabetes sufferers in the hope of one day reducing the need for daily insulin shots and even replacing them with twice-yearly islet-cell treatments. MORE……… Continue Reading

Life is Better with an Insulin Pump

Posted in Insulin Pumps
Insulin pumps, about the size of a beeper, deliver to people with diabetes the potential for a more healthful life. Jeffrey Weiss of the Dallas Morning News wears an insulin pump and explains why he thinks it’s a good idea in "simple terms" and why it’s important to understand Type 1 diabetes. More….… Continue Reading