Posts on "Diabetes Treatment" 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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  • Imatinib Drug To Treat Cancer and Slow Diabetes Onset

    Imatinib Imatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that treats chronic leukemia and other cancers by suppressing the immune system. Now, research shows that Imatinib can also be a preservative for the beta-cell function of people with Type 1 diabetes. New Research This drug’s introduction to the American Diabetes Association and the 2017 Scientific Sessions is […]

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  • Learn How Diabetes Affects Eyesight

    Diabetes not only increases your appetite, thirst, and causes more frequent urination. It can also affect people’s eyesight. Each time your blood glucose level is out of control, you may experience blurred or loss of vision.  Once your blood sugar stabilizes to a healthy level, your vision should return. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy is an […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Blood Sugar Control for Diabetes – A How to Guide

    If you have just been diagnosed with diabetes you may be thinking that life as you know it is over. However, diabetes is a very manageable disease that will allow you to live a long and happy life. One of the most important factors to living a long and essentially symptom-free is your diabetic blood […]

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  • Treatment for Diabetes: Research is Important

    Current Treatment for Diabetes: Options The current treatment options for diabetes range from exercise and diet to medications multiple times per day. The actual treatment for one individual to the next remains relative to that individual and the progression of their particular case of diabetes. No one case of diabetes is the same and individuals […]

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