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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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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

4 Benefits of Keeping a Log Book

The benefits of blood sugar testing and diabetes. Blood glucose testing can help to prevent and detect low and high blood sugar, adjust medicines, lose weight and regulate blood sugars.

Guidelines for Successful Pen Device Use

Tips for proper insulin pen or GLP-1 injectable pen use; a guide on how to prevent dosing problems.

What Should You Do if You Have Been Diagnosed with Prediabetes?

Prediabetes, how to prevent diabetes, what to eat if I have prediabetes.

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