• Insulin Prices Overview: The ADA’s Efforts To Reduce Cost

    It Costs To Stay Alive The American Diabetes Association is taking a stance against expensive insulin treatments.  Since 2002, the price of insulin has tripled. Pricing is set through a complex supply chain which includes manufacturers, wholesalers, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), insurers, and pharmacies. Insulin is a life-saving drug that is necessary for people with […]

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  • New Study Aims To Reduce Medication Frequency

    With Type 2 diabetes, it is likely that you may have to take a shot of insulin every day. Relying on insulin may be the only way for Type 2 diabetics to manage their blood glucose levels. New research is being done to combat the daily struggle of taking insulin. Researchers are trying to produce […]

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  • Join America’s Diabetes Challenge

    The American Diabetes Association has launched America’s Diabetes Challenge. The American Diabetes Association’s challenge encourages Type 2 diabetes patients to reach their A1C goals. A1C is measured as the average blood glucose level over the past 2-3 months. Also, patients can talk to their doctors about low blood glucose risks. It is important to talk […]

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  • New Research On Gene Therapy To Treat Diabetes

    The Importance Of Insulin Insulin is medicine used to treat diabetes for those unable to keep their blood glucose levels under control with diet and exercise. Insulin helps the body move glucose into the cells so that the body does not suffer the dangers of extreme blood sugar levels. New research is looking into alternatives […]

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  • American Diabetes Association: 2017 Charlotte Tour de Cure

    The American Diabetes Association hosts events to unite people with diabetes and their families with others to make a difference for the diabetes cause. By sharing the experience and raising awareness, attendees raise funds to prevent and cure diabetes. These events are fun too! The whole community is welcome to join!  Get involved! Let’s get […]

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  • Losing Weight To Combat Diabetes

    Did you know 80% of people with Type 2 diabetes are overweight? Being overweight and having diabetes is a dangerous combination. Losing weight doesn’t have to be difficult. One visit to the doctor’s office and a simple blood test can determine if you have prediabetes. If you are diagnosed, you need to combine a 30 […]

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  • The Perks of Yoga When You Are Diabetic

    Yoga: Great For Your Mind & Body If you have diabetes, doing yoga can help your overall health. Yoga is great for people with and without diabetes. It is a great way to exercise through different body postures, breathing exercises and meditation. This helps reduce glucagons, hormones treating severe low blood sugar. There are many […]

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  • Pre-Diabetes: What You Need To Know

    American Epidemic Pre-diabetes is an American epidemic. While the American Diabetes Association estimates 29 million Americans have diabetes, astonishing reports state that 86 million people have pre-diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 30% of that 86 million with pre-diabetes will get diabetes within the next five years if preventative measures aren’t […]

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  • Gestational Diabetes & Influential Weather

    There are over 200,000 cases in the US every year of pregnant women affected by gestational diabetes. Gestational Diabetes Gestational diabetes is diagnosed when a woman acquires diabetes while pregnant. During pregnancy, women who have high blood sugar caused by placental hormones will have diabetes symptoms. These symptoms include excessive hunger and thirst and fatigue. […]

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  • Diabetes Distress

    Stressing Over Diabetes Do you stress about having diabetes? Stress about monitoring your blood glucose over 6 times per day? Having stress about staying on the diet your doctor or nutritionist recommends for you? Stressed about having too much sugar in that piece of cake while everyone else around is eating without giving the sugar […]

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