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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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Endocrinologist – Why See One?

April 17th, 2018|1 Comment

There is more to treating diabetes than checking blood sugars with a glucose meter and keeping your blood sugar levels within a specific range. Most people with diabetes have a health care team in place to help them manage their care. Discover when and why you should see an endocrinologist with diabetes as they, too, should be part of your health care team.

  • Summer fruit and vegetables on blackboard

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|3 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|2 Comments

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|4 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.

  • True Metrix Glucose Meter and Test Strips

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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Thoughts on Checking Your Pet’s Blood Glucose

May 15th, 2018|19 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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Let’s Talk About Raw Diets

May 3rd, 2018|6 Comments

I often get questions about raw diets both in my general practice and from my ADW readers. I received another email today about raw diet for a diabetic pet and figured it's time I write a newsletter on the subject.

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Don’t Feel Badly About Poking Fluffy | Getting a Pet Glucose Curve

April 17th, 2018|14 Comments

Two weeks ago I had a client who forced my hand and made me do a blood glucose curve in my clinic. Normally I expect, and strongly encourage, my clients to run their curves at home to avoid the complication of "stress hyperglycemia". This phenomenon is when the liver turns stored glycogen into glucose when a pet is stressed.

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Heartworm Preventatives

March 29th, 2018|3 Comments

Heartworm is a life-threatening disease of dogs and sometimes cats, yet it is very preventable. Sometimes even the most educated and caring of clients are naïve to the facts regarding heartworm disease.

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