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.

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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 as familiar with the other kind, basal insulin or, for that matter,  the bolus-basal insulin regime. Read on to learn the difference between bolus and basal injections and why a bolus-basal routine might be right for you.


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Fewer cases of diabetes are being reported in recent years. However, the epidemic is not over!!

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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, which is down from 1.7 million new cases reported in 2009. While the statistics are great news, they don’t mean the epidemic has ended.


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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.

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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. When you’re sick, your glucose levels are already affected, so it’s best to avoid certain medications that may make it worse.


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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!

st patricks dayBetter late than never………Holiday’s celebrated with friends, family and special foods don’t have to be a problem if you suffer from diabetes. St. Patrick’s Day is a perfect example of when eating some holiday-inspired dishes can make for a special occasion. Here are some diabetes friendly recipes for celebrating “the wearing of the green!”


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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.

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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 loved

A new year brings new developments in diabetes care, and tech improvements in insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems.

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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 continuous

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.

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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

Read all about how breastfeeding your child might help you avoid Type 2 diabetes after giving birth.

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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 actually

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:

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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 and

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.

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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 times