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Our More on Diabetes articles will provide helpful diabetes and health information on topics including diabetes management, exercise, diabetic recipes, diabetes complications, diet and nutrition, pet diabetes and more. Articles are written or reviewed by healthcare professionals who have experience in diabetes and health education.

Jun 12, 2019

Summer Camp and Diabetes

By |2019-06-12T15:10:08-04:00Updated: June 12th, 2019|Children, Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Summer camps gives children with diabetes a chance to unwind and be kids for awhile after the demands of school have ended. Whether your child goes to a diabetes camp or a regular one they are fantastic places to socialize, learn new skills and become more independent.

Jun 11, 2019

Freestyle Libre CGM System for Diabetes

By |2019-06-11T11:27:33-04:00Updated: June 11th, 2019|Diabetes Management, Diabetic Supply Review, New Products, Type 1|0 Comments

Freestyle Libre is a new continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM) for individual patient use. It can help you improve and control your diabetes for patients 18 years of age or older. The Freestyle Libre system does require a prescription. It can help you track blood glucose trends, both high and low, without a finger stick which […]

Apr 18, 2019

Fabulous Springtime Food Choices For People With Diabetes

By |2019-04-18T15:49:09-04:00Updated: April 18th, 2019|Diet & Nutrition, Newsletters|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.

Apr 12, 2019

What to Do When You Can’t Afford Your Diabetes Medication or Supplies

By |2019-04-12T10:21:08-04:00Updated: April 12th, 2019|Diabetes Management, General Information|5 Comments

In today’s demanding economic times, it may be difficult to manage the cost of ongoing diabetes care. The average person diagnosed with diabetes will spend $16,752.00 per year on medical costs; 60% of that is spent on treatment. The person with diabetes has 2.3 times greater health care expenses yearly, compared to someone without diabetes. Whether […]

Apr 12, 2019

Atrial Fibrillation, Diagnosis & Treatments in People With Diabetes

By |2019-04-12T15:00:13-04:00Updated: April 12th, 2019|Health & Wellness, Heart Connection, Newsletters|1 Comment

I recently educated a middle-aged male patient with diabetes during diabetes management sessions who was suffering from a cardiac issue of which he had no understanding. This poor patient was “in the dark” about what was happening to his heart and he felt too intimidated to ask the real important questions. His diabetes had been diagnosed […]

Apr 11, 2019

Basics on Vitamins & Supplements

By |2019-04-11T15:01:41-04:00Updated: April 11th, 2019|Diet & Nutrition, Newsletters, Vitamins & Supplements|10 Comments

According to the CDC, over 50% of American adults continue to take vitamins and supplements, even though multiple studies suggest they are often “unnecessary or harmful”. A study by The Atlantic, published in 2013, showed that supplements “may shorten your life span”. Women tend to purchase and take supplements more than men. The studies keep changing, […]

Apr 2, 2019

15 Best Diabetes Technology Trends and Products

By |2019-04-02T15:12:15-04:00Updated: April 2nd, 2019|New Products, Recent Diabetes News, Type 1|0 Comments

2018 marks another exciting year of news in the world of diabetes research and diabetes care.  There were several yearly updates in all aspects of diabetes diagnosis, treatment and prevention by many professional diabetes expert organizations.  These include yearly meetings and presentations held by The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), in Boston in May 2018, as well as The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) in Baltimore, August 2018.

Mar 29, 2019

How to Cope with Diabetes and Driving

By |2019-03-29T14:52:59-04:00Updated: March 29th, 2019|Diabetes Management|0 Comments

Having a driver’s license is a significant responsibility because it impacts your safety and the safety of other drivers around you. Each state has specific laws about driving and diabetes. Find out why risks could be higher for drivers with diabetes and what you can do to maintain your driving privileges.

Most people need to drive to […]

Mar 29, 2019

ER, Clinic or Urgent Care – Which One is Best?

By |2019-03-29T13:36:12-04:00Updated: March 29th, 2019|Complications, General Information, Newsletters|1 Comment

A few years ago, on a four-day weekend, we were lucky enough to head down to the Florida Keys for a little rest and relaxation. After arriving late at night, we planned our next day events which included plenty of water activities and sunshine. Unfortunately, I woke up with left-sided facial swelling accompanied by severe pain […]

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