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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.

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|6 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 […]

Aug 9, 2018

Seasonal Disasters and Diabetes Management

By |2018-08-10T10:50:17-04:00Updated: August 9th, 2018|Diabetes Management, General Information, Newsletters|0 Comments

Whether dealing with a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, ice storm/blizzard, volcano, wild fire or other disastrous event can be stressful for the average person. A natural disaster may affect your shelter, food supply, power supply, or road closures. When you toss diabetes into the mix, it can make it even more complicated.

Any natural disaster can have a […]

Aug 2, 2018

Top 10 Health Numbers that Matter to You

By |2019-08-21T16:15:37-04:00Updated: August 2nd, 2018|Diabetes Management, Diet & Nutrition, General Information, Health & Wellness, Newsletters|0 Comments

Various numbers are thrown around when it comes to your health, whether it is at your physician’s office, at the gym or in the department store. Certain numbers have more meaning than others and can really give you some indication of your overall health.

It is important not to obsess about the values but learn what they […]