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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 …

Diabetes hacks to make your life easier

Hacking doesn’t mean what it used to. When you see the word, your mind probably jumps to spy movies, where a bad guy in black types in some fancy code on a computer. Not necessarily true. Today, “hacks” has become a popular word to describe little things you can do to make your life easier …

Does diabetes go away? All about the Honeymoon Phase

First things first. It’s important to know that there’s no cure for type 1 or type 2 diabetes. A healthy diet, exercise, and a good medication regimen can help help with symptoms, but diabetes never goes away. So how come some people with type 1 diabetes can get away with not taking insulin for almost …

Importance of Glucagon + New Changes to the Medication

What is glucagon? Hypoglycemia–or extremely low blood sugar–is a condition that most commonly affects people with type 1 diabetes. If left untreated, hypoglycemia can turn serious or even fatal. Most of the time, low blood sugar can be treated with a small, sugar-rich snack or 15-20 grams of glucose tablets. But what happens when this …

Tips for Traveling with Diabetes

Managing a chronic health condition can be a challenge, even from the comfort of your own home. It can be especially challenging when you are on vacation–out of your element and living out of a suitcase. With some forethought and planning, you can have a safe and healthy trip and have some fun as well. …

What to think about when buying an insulin pump

Thanks to new improvements in technology, insulin pumps are becoming a more common way for diabetes patients to manage their blood sugar. If you are considering an insulin pump, here are a few important things to think about before you start shopping around. What is an insulin pump? An insulin pump is a battery-operated device …

What is insulin resistance?

If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, you’ve probably heard your doctor mention the term insulin resistance. Also called metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance describes a wide variety of health complications that can put people at an increased risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. According to the Joslin Diabetes Center, insulin resistance occurs when the body …

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