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Advancements in Diabetes Care

We have come a long way in our treatment options for diabetes. Gone are the days of the insulin "back pack" and pig-insulin. Since the discovery of insulin in 1921, we have made tremendous strides in diabetes care. From insulin pens and pumps, new oral medicines, to continuous glucose monitors and small, compact blood glucose meters. But, what's next? New pen devices, blood sugar detecting contact lenses, inhaled insulin and one day, hopefully a cure. Until then, work with your health care team to pick options that work best for you. Let's make it as simple and as useful as we can!

Don't be Afraid to Eat Carbohydrates - Get Started on Carbohydrate Counting


Although carbohydrates are the nutrient that raise blood sugar the most, they are also the body's main source of fuel. People with diabetes can eat carbohydrates, though they need to choose good carbohydrates and monitor portion sizes.

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Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Pumps

Insulin pumps and Type 2 diabetes. Prerequisites and conditions, what is an insulin pump, how does it work, and do you need one.

Tools and Devices to Help with Needle Fear

Fear of needles - learn how to use diabetes tools to help make injecting insulin and testing your blood sugar easier.

Dietary Fiber - Essential for a Diabetes Diet

Dietary fiber and diabetes - an essential nutrient to help regulate weight and blood sugar control. Where does fiber come from and how can you get more of it.

Diabetes and Vacation

Diabetes and vacation - how to enjoy yourself when your on vacation. Take a "mini" break from your diabetes.

Diabetes and Snack Bars

Snack bars - when to eat them and which ones to choose. Snack bars and diabetes - gluten free, non-GMO, high fiber, low-glycemic index.

Nutrition Therapy and Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis and diabetes - the importance of nutrition in the management of gastroparesis; nutrition and it's impact on blood sugars.

Diabetes and Plantains

Plantains - Carbohydrate Content, Nutritional Value and Healthy Ways to Prepare Plantains

Afreeza - Inhaled Insulin

Afreeza - Inhaled Insulin. Afreeza - advancements in diabetes medicine - how and when to use it.

Levemir® FlexTouch® Insulin Pen

Levemir® FlexTouch® Insulin Pen - the first pen device with a no push extension.

Extreme Temperatures and Diabetes

High temperatures and storage of insulin and blood sugar strips - summer and diabetes supplies - storage

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