How to cope with the “diabetes police”

Everyone has them–friends, family members, or colleagues who try to offer diabetes care advice. It may be your girlfriend who always points out the healthiest options on the menu at lunch. Or it could be your brother who calls regularly to check in on your medication regimen. No matter who it is, after awhile, their …

Three benefits of yoga for people with diabetes

It’s no secret: Exercise is good for your diabetes. But who wants to spend hours sweating it out on the treadmill or hiking up stairs on the stairmaster? If a cardio workout isn’t for you, you’re in luck: Studies have shown yoga is an excellent workout for people with diabetes. If all the science journals …

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 …

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