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!
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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