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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 sugar …

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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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