5 Tips to Remember When You Get Behind the Wheel with Diabetes

With technological advances and a deeper understanding of diabetes management, people with diabetes have very few limitations. And fortunately, driving a car is not one of them. With the right...
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Geriatric
Mental & Behavioral Health

Recognizing Early Cognitive Changes In Diabetes

Recognizing Early Cognitive Changes In Diabetes

As we get older, it’s normal for our memory to slip. But if you are having trouble managing your diabetes, or maintaining self-care practices, you might be experiencing some changes in your thinking...
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Pediatric
Technology

A New Approach To Stop Dangerous Glucose Fluctuations

A New Approach To Stop Dangerous Glucose Fluctuations

On two different days you eat the exact same dinner, take the same insulin dose and have the same blood glucose level at the start of the meals, yet one evening when you check your glucose value two...
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Blood Glucose
Managing Diabetes
Insulin

Insulin Stacking

Insulin Stacking

While it is normal to want to lower high blood glucose as quickly as possible, especially if you don’t feel well, taking rapid-acting insulin at close intervals can result in low glucose (hypoglycemia...
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Newly Diagnosed
Managing Diabetes

Monitoring Diabetes

Monitoring Diabetes

Home Blood Glucose Monitoring, Hemoglobin A1c Testing, and Fructosamine Tests There are many way to monitor your diabetes and your diabetes control. Daily information is valuable to make decisions in...
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Pediatric & Adolescents
Type 1
News & Research

Advice for when your child is sick

Advice for when your child is sick

People with diabetes have been identified as one group that may face greater risks of complications when dealing with COVID-19. With that in mind, our clinicians have put together a list of guidelines...
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Newly Diagnosed

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes (formerly called ‘adult-onset’ or ‘non insulin-dependent’) is a chronic condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough insulin and/or is unable to use insulin properly. Instead of...
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Newly Diagnosed

How to Prevent Heart Disease

How to Prevent Heart Disease

If you have diabetes, heart disease can be a serious concern. In fact, cardiovascular disease leading to heart attack or stroke is by far the leading cause of death in both men and women with diabetes...
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Newly Diagnosed
Blood Pressure
Kidney

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the principal causes of kidney disease and kidney failure. When blood pressure is high, there is a large amount of tension inside the blood vessels that...
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Newly Diagnosed
Type 1

Dosing Insulin

Dosing Insulin

One of the things patients often fear about being diagnosed with diabetes is insulin injections. In most cases, if you have type 1 you will be taking insulin a number of times a day. And, most likely...
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Testing for Diabetes

Home Blood Glucose (Sugar) Monitoring, Hemoglobin A1c Testing, and Fructosamine Tests Daily home blood glucose (sugar) monitoring tells you what your blood glucose level is at that very moment...
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Newly Diagnosed

Avoiding Nighttime Hypoglycemia

Avoiding Nighttime Hypoglycemia

Nighttime hypoglycemia can be the result of a number of factors in people with diabetes. It is important to learn what causes hypoglycemia (low glucose) in order to prevent it from happening. What are...
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Newly Diagnosed
Type 1

What is Diabetes?

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to properly use and store glucose (a form of sugar). Glucose backs up in the bloodstream — causing one’s blood glucose (sometimes referred to as blood...
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Type 1
Managing Diabetes

Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Taking Control of Your Diabetes

Diabetes can be controlled by keeping blood sugar levels within a normal range, eating well and being physically active. Find out what your targets are from your healthcare provider. What can you do...
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Newly Diagnosed

What is Gestational Diabetes?

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy. According to Florence Brown, M.D., director of the Joslin-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Diabetes in Pregnancy...
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