Did you know that people with diabetes are twice as likely to have a heart attack as people without diabetes? It’s true—and even more sobering, the cause of death for 80% of people with diabetes is heart attack or stroke. There has been lots in the news lately about a new diabetes drug that reduced […]

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One of the best things that a person with type 2 diabetes can do is take a diabetes education class—either through a doctor’s office or a local hospital. Certified diabetes educators run the classes and they’re real experts on diabetes, providing you with the information that will really help you feel much more secure about […]

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We’re in Stockholm at a diabetes conference (EASD) where some exciting clinical trial results were just announced— a new diabetes drug was shown to reduce the risk of death in people with type 2 diabetes by 32%, reduce the number of cardiovascular events by 14% and the number of deaths related to cardiovascular-related deaths by 38%. […]

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We got a question from a reader a few weeks ago about this TED talk on the impact of a low-carb diet on diabetes and obesity. There’s certainly always a lot of conversation happening about the right diet approach for people with diabetes– whether it’s low-carb, low-fat, vegan, or the Mediterranean diet. And truthfully, it’s […]

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In our video about how to use your meter to learn about your diabetes, we talked about testing before and after a meal to learn how that meal affects your blood sugar. We also quoted the American Diabetes Association guidelines that say that blood sugar should be less than 180 mg / dL two hours […]

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