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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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News in the Diabetes World

June 7th, 2018|6 Comments

The CDC has released the 2017 diabetes United States statistics report. Diabetes affects 30.3 million people - 23.1 million diagnosed with diabetes and 7.2 million still undiagnosed. There are 84.1 million adults with pre-diabetes which eventually turns to diabetes if not treated with weight loss, change in eating habits and exercise.

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Travel Tips When You Have Diabetes

May 29th, 2018|4 Comments

People with diabetes can travel anywhere with proper planning, even an overseas trip. To be well-prepared, consider where you want to go and how long you will stay. Have a happy, healthy time during your getaway by following a few simple travel tips.

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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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5 Reasons For Heavy Sweating With Diabetes

May 15th, 2018|4 Comments

People with diabetes can be prone to excessive sweating, which can also lead to dehydration and other health complications. Discover 5 reasons for heavy sweating with diabetes and what you can do about them. Understand that heavy sweating can also signal poor diabetes control.

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Testing Your A1c Levels

May 8th, 2018|1 Comment

The hemoglobin A1C (glycolated hemoglobin/HbA1C) had been used to track longterm control of blood sugars in people with diagnosed diabetes. To decrease confusion, The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and The American College of Endocrinologists shortened the verbiage to just "A1C"

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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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True Metrix | Diabetic Supply Review

August 12th, 2016|10 Comments

People with diabetes can rely on the True Metrix brand for cutting-edge blood glucose meters and test strips that are easy to use. Self-monitoring is essential to verify blood glucose levels are not too high [...]

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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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Can’t I Just Give My Pet a Prescribed Dose of Insulin and Be Done with It?

June 7th, 2018|2 Comments

Many veterinary clients get irritated when veterinarians ask them to run blood glucose curves to assess the insulin dosage for their diabetic pets. When we prescribe antibiotics or anti-inflammatory medications we don't make clients poke the pet periodically to assess the dosage! Why do we pick on diabetic pet owners?

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Summertime Heat And Pets

May 31st, 2018|2 Comments

Oh boy is it hot outside! You know you live in South Florida when you can break a sweat and your sunglasses fog up while going from your house to your car. Even my receptionist at my vet clinic commented on the heat the other day.

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July 4th Can Be Scary For Pets

May 24th, 2018|1 Comment

I’ve always enjoyed the 4th of July. There’s nothing quite like a big firework display. The resounding ka-booms, the glorious colors, the crowds. They are great fun for people, but pets can find them downright scary. There are many ways to help your beloved pet get through the noise and bright lights of the holiday.

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Thoughts on Checking Your Pet’s Blood Glucose

May 15th, 2018|20 Comments

It never ceases to amaze me the love and care some folks take with regulating a diabetic pet. It gives me great joy when clients check their pet's blood glucose - whether before giving an insulin injection OR running a blood glucose curve OR even if it is when something doesn't seem quite right.

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