Posts on "Diabetes Care" Category

  • What’s next after Metformin?

    So many choices.  Medications for diabetes have exploded in number over the past few years.  Metformin, of course, is the first therapy for most people with insulin resistance, prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes.  But if the sugar can’t be controlled, what do you do? If your A1C is still over 7% on metformin and is […]

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  • Happy 95th Birthday, Metformin

    The chemical metformin is contained in the French lilac and was used for 2000 years.  In 1922, the molecule was isolated from the plant and used to lower blood sugar in rabbits by 1929.  However, the discovery of insulin eclipsed all other diabetes medications until the 1950s. By the 1950s, researchers realized that Diabetes is […]

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  • 4 steps to make clinical research better than flossing your teeth

    Every thought to yourself “I’m seeing my dentist Monday, I better floss my teeth”?   How about when the “out-of-town” boss visits your office?  Do you dress just a litter better for work?  There is something about being watched or measured that puts us on our best behavior.   The same is true if your medical doctor […]

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  • New Development: Smart Insulin Patch

    Besides using a glucometer or one of the new technologies proposed in the past for checking blood glucose levels, the newly developed smart insulin patch may be the perfect solution to replace pricking altogether.  Get ready, a new method of monitoring through a self-adhesive patch is close to release. The Innovative Smart Insulin Patch- Development The […]

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  • E-Mosquito To Test Blood Sugar Levels

    Managing Your Diabetes Checking your blood sugar levels when you have diabetes is very important. That’s why the University of Calgary has created the e-Mosquito to provide reliable blood testing for diabetics. This device could replace pricking your finger and the use of a glucometer. When you are a diabetic, management of your blood glucose […]

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  • Diabetic & Still Living A Good Life

    Diabetes is a serious and critical illness affecting millions of Americans today.  Tackling the everyday management of your blood glucose levels can sometimes be a hassle and a major inconvenience sometimes. But, living a happy, healthy, active lifestyle is still possible.  With the right motivation, you can manage the numbers without much worry, stress, and […]

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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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