Consumers will spend over $8 billion this year on protein supplements. Due to relatively little oversight or regulation by the FDA for these products, it’s not really clear what is actually IN many of them.  (Unfortunately, this is an issue for all dietary supplements– about six months ago, the New York State’s Attorney General’s office uncovered […]

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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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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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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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Several factors determine what your risk level is for developing type 2 diabetes– your age, family history, weight, level of activity, etc. Novo Nordisk makes it simple with their super-easy “Ask. Screen. Know” quizDiabetes- What To Know- 6 Things Family Members Need To Know that tells you what your risk is you check a few […]

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It seems that there’s always someone on the internet or the radio claiming to have a cure for diabetes… is that even possible? Today we get to the bottom of whether it’s possible to “cure” type 2 diabetes with a no-hype answer from the amazing folks over at DiaTribe. Be sure to read the full […]

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One of the most important aspects of being healthy with type 2 diabetes is detecting the symptoms and being diagnosed as early as possible. The earlier you can begin treatment for diabetes, the healthier you will be in the long-run. That’s why knowing the signs and symptoms of diabetes is so important. This video will […]

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One of the characteristics of type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance, which means that your body doesn’t use insulin properly. That’s why foods that require large amounts of insulin for your body to process (like foods that are high in carbohydrates) are really challenging for people with diabetes. Eating too many foods that are high […]

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