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Diabetes and Common Skin Conditions

Diabetes is a disease that can affect the entire body. When most people think about complications of diabetes they think of kidneys, feet and eyes. However, diabetes can also lead to various skin conditions, ranging in severity. Here are a few of the most common diabetes-related skin conditions: 1. Acanthosis nigricans This skin condition has …

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What to Know Before Buying an Insulin Pump

Thanks to new improvements in technology, insulin pumps are becoming a more common way for patients with diabetes to manage their blood sugar. For those who are ready, insulin pumps can revolutionize the care you receive, but there are a few things to know and consider before you start shopping around. What is an insulin …

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Insulin Rationing

With the prices of insulin skyrocketing with no end in sight, people in need are left with little other option but to ration their insulin. Unfortunately, rationing insulin comes with dire consequences and is not an option to consider. What is insulin rationing? By definition, insulin rationing is either taking too little a dose of …

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Diabetes & The Risks of Smoking

We all know smoking isn’t good for us. But did you know diabetes makes smoking even worse for us? Smoking with diabetes can cause lots of different problems. We’ll tell you why. The Increased Risks Smoking is a well known risk factor for the development of many chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, high …

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Diabetes & Dogs

  Who wouldn’t want a dog to help them with their diabetes?! A cute, cuddly creature who can also save your life–sounds too good to be true. Well, it might be. Diabetes Alert Dogs: What can they do? Certain studies have shown that many diabetes alert dogs are capable of alerting their owners when their …

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What is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin Resistance: The Definition If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, you’ve probably heard your doctor mention the term insulin resistance. According to the American Diabetes Association, insulin resistance is a condition where one has built up a tolerance to insulin, making it less effective. Insulin resistance is actually part of a …

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Just Diagnosed With Diabetes… Now What?

So you’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes… Now what? All of the information being thrown at you at once can be pretty overwhelming. Keep this blog post handy on your phone, so you can revisit it frequently to help make sense of your new diagnosis. Diabetes: The Types There are two main types of diabetes …

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