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Kids: Get Your Sleep!! Lack of Sleep Could Lead to Diabetes!

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes supplies, Insulin pump supplies, Insulin Pumps, Obesity and Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
Children who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to develop diabetes than kids who typically get enough shuteye, a UK study suggests and reports  by Lisa Rapaport of Reuters Health That’s because each additional hour of sleep children get at night is associated with a lower body weight, more lean muscle mass and… 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

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

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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

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 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

Can Type 2 Diabetes be Reversed?

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
Read about reversing Type 2 diabetes and find out if it’s possible for you. If you or your loved one has just received a Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis, you might wonder if the disease is curable. Or you might ask, is it  at least reversible? The short answer is yes, but such a reversal of… Continue Reading

Healthy Vegetarian Meal Planning

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Recipes, Diet and Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
Studies indicate that a vegetarian diet encourages a healthy weight and also improves blood sugar control and insulin response for people with Diabetes  A vegetarian diet offers many health benefits for everyone. It promotes a healthy weight and decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases. Studies indicate that for those managing diabetes, a vegetarian diet also… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about Pre-Diabetes

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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

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

Avoiding Type 2 Diabetes as an Older Adult

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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

Surprising Diabetes Statistics

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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

Older Adults and Diabetes: The Importance of Staying Active

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Statistics, Exercise and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Learn why physical activity is especially important for older adults with diabetes and how to get started caring for your body today.   We all know maintaining a high level of physical activity is important for everyone, regardless of their age or whether they have diabetes. But sometimes, those with the disease underestimate the positive… 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

The National Diabetes Statistics Report 2014: What You Need to Know

Posted in Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Statistics, Diet and Diabetes, Exercise and Diabetes, Obesity and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
This report reveals trends in diabetes diagnosis and management through activity, medication, and diabetes supplies such as insulin pumps. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2014. Drawing on figures produced by the 2009-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2010-2012 National Health Interview Survey, and 2012… Continue Reading

Diabetes and Added Sugar: Know What You’re Eating

Posted in Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diet and Diabetes, Insulin Pumps
Learn what sugar really is, where it’s found, and how avoiding it could help you better manage your diabetes.    It’s been called “white poison” by some and “toxic” by others. There’s no doubt sugar is a hot nutrition topic right now. But for those with diabetes, steering clear of the white stuff is not… Continue Reading

Eat Slower to Avoid Diabetes

Posted in Tips for People with Diabetes
    Being a  pharmacist for many years means that I’ve been "trained" to eat quickly,  before a patient walked into the store. Furthermore, a long time pharmacy "myth" is "if you want people to walk into the store, order a hot meal."  Other than causing a little indigestion, eating fast hasn’t bothered me. But now, a new study suggests that fast… Continue Reading

Red Meat Consumption Increases Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Posted in Diet and Diabetes
 The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently published a study suggesting that eating as little as one serving a day of red meat increases your risk of type 2 diabetes. Taken from dietary surveys of more than 200,000 participants in the Harvard Nurses’ Health and the Health Professionals Follow-up studies,Dr. Frank Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology… Continue Reading