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Welcome to Our Diabetes Article Section for Both Humans and Pets!

Browse through our selection of diabetes articles from experts formally and currently in the diabetes community. We have articles for all types of diabetes such as type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 3 diabetes, gestational and pre-diabetes. We have a wide variety of topics too. Find tips and tricks when it comes to diabetes management, saving on your diabetes supplies, exercising, eating well with diabetes and so much more! Plus we have a wide selection of articles for diabetic cats and diabetic dogs, as well as some general care tips. So sit back, relax, and browse through our articles tailored specifically for you.

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Outdoor Grilling, Picnic’s and Summer Fun with Diabetes

July 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Summertime is now in full swing and you should be enjoying the rewarding and exciting experiences of the season. Some of the favorite activities discussed by our diabetes management patients are the outdoor Grilling, BBQ or a lazy afternoon picnic at the park or beach with friends or at a family reunion. Having diabetes or another chronic condition should make you think more about proper planning.

  • Healthy Grilled Vegetables and Chicken

Outdoor Grilling, Picnic’s and Summer Fun with Diabetes

July 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Summertime is now in full swing and you should be enjoying the rewarding and exciting experiences of the season. Some of the favorite activities discussed by our diabetes management patients are the outdoor Grilling, BBQ or a lazy afternoon picnic at the park or beach with friends or at a family reunion. Having diabetes or another chronic condition should make you think more about proper planning.

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Fresh, Fun Summer Food Tips

May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

New research shows that diabetes can be predicted up to 20 years before it develops. If you do not already have diabetes, you may take steps to prevent it and if you already have diabetes, you can use these tips to help you better control blood sugars as well as improve your overall health.

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Spring into a Diabetes Action Plan

March 27th, 2018|2 Comments

It is already springtime and no great strides have been made in healthcare in the past year. Health care options have been stagnant and are becoming even more limited, with out of pocket expenses, co-pays, deductibles, drug plans and out of network costs skyrocketing.

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Easter, Diabetes and Sugar Cravings

March 6th, 2018|1 Comment

Walking into the stores you see enormous chocolate bunnies, marshmallow /caramel filled Easter eggs (or chicks), sugar laden Easter peeps in yellow, green and pink along with a wide assortment of colored jelly beans or gummy bunnies all in preparation for the Easter Holiday.

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Fabulous Springtime Food Choices For People With Diabetes

February 27th, 2018|4 Comments

Healthful meal planning is one of the main priorities for diabetes control. You need to understand the basics of a diabetes food plan since there is no one specific "diabetes diet." No health professional will give you a "tear off diet sheet" for eating with diabetes. If they do, find another reputable source for diabetes nutritional information.

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Medtronic MiniMed Infusion Sets | Diabetic Supply Review

May 4th, 2018|2 Comments

MiniMed infusion sets include slender plastic tubing that delivers insulin from the pump and into the body. The tubing is available in different lengths to accommodate the requirements of the person with diabetes. At the end of the tubing, there is a stainless steel needle or a flexible, tapered tube called a cannula.

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AgaMatrix Presto Blood Glucose Meter and Test Strips

July 29th, 2016|2 Comments

The AgaMatrix Presto blood glucose meter and test strips are designed for accuracy at a price that is considerably lower than most of its competitors. People with diabetes enjoy the benefits of accurate blood glucose testing results at a price they can truly afford. This helps to put accurate test results within reach for everyone along with a host of convenient features for easier handling.

New Products for BD U-40 Pet Syringes

June 21st, 2016|1 Comment

Becton Dickinson (BD) has been manufacturing syringes for more than a century. Leaders in the industry, it is very likely that the doctor’s and veterinary offices that you visit use the BD brand. Recently, BD has introduced two new pet syringes for U-40 with half unit markings, specifically for insulin injection for diabetic pets. BD U-40 Pet Syringes are designed to help your cats and dogs live a happy and health life.

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Marvels of Modern Veterinary Medicine

August 15th, 2018|0 Comments

I remember back when I was trying to get into vet school in the mid 1980's. Oregon State University required I had a small quota of hours before applying, so I volunteered one summer at a mixed animal practice in Woodburn, Oregon. They treated llamas and goats and dairy cows along with dogs and cats. It was a regular James Herriott kind of clinic. Today, I'm here in Molalla, Oregon, visiting my mom this week and I think back to that summer. How veterinary practice was just 30 years ago is vastly different than veterinary practice is in modern times.

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What the Heck Is the Somogyi Swing?

August 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Every now and then a diabetic pet just doesn't seem to make sense. On paper it all seems so simple. You give insulin which should lower the pet's blood glucose level for some period of time until it rises again. After all, insulin drives energy into cells. After an insulin injection we expect the blood glucose to go down, but sometimes it does not. Sometimes a pet doesn't seem to respond to insulin at all. Sometimes, you get a Somogyi Swing.

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Lyme Disease Is on the Rise in Dogs

August 1st, 2018|0 Comments

As you know I am the staff veterinarian for ADW Diabetes, but I also own and run a small animal practice in South Florida. I enjoy treating diabetic pets and getting them on the right track, but I treat all sorts of diseases at my small animal clinic. Recently I've noticed a rise in Lyme Disease in dogs with the rising temperatures. I especially stress wellness care for my patients.

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Pitfalls in Diabetic Pet Management

July 17th, 2018|14 Comments

I own a small animal general practice but I am also a pet diabetes educator. I’ve been writing articles about diabetic pet management and more for ADWDiabetes since 2011. I enjoy taking a subject that many folks find overwhelming and making it simple.

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