New research suggests that people with heart issues who were given higher-doses of statin therapy (like Lipitor, Crestor or Zocor) were more likely to develop diabetes than those who were given lower doses of the drugs. Statin therapy is a very important tool for people with cardiovascular problems, so this certainly isn’t a suggestion to […]

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Many people with diabetes believe that eating too much sugar is why they got diabetes in the first place. It turns out that what causes diabetes is a complex mixture of genetics and behavior, so it’s not quite that simple. But now that you have diabetes, should you avoid sugar? This fantastic article from a […]

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Hey newly diagnosed folks (and maybe even people who have had diabetes for a while)– do you sometimes get confused about all the different types of diabetes you’re hearing about? What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 anyway? And what is gestational diabetes? To answer those questions and more, Diabetes Self-Management has […]

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If you’re a frequent reader of Diabetes– What To Know, you know how important exercise is for feeling good and staying healthy, especially if you have diabetes. But sometimes trying to muster up the energy to exercise can be challenging, especially if you’re struggling with all the other aspects of diabetes management. Well, this article […]

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For most people with Type 2 diabetes, metformin is usually the first medicine prescribed– and because it’s affordable (a 30-day supply can be purchased at Walmart for $4) and it effectively lowers blood glucose, it’s also the most commonly prescribed medication for people with Type 2. But what exactly is it and how does it […]

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There has been a lot of press lately about high intensity exercise, both the benefits and challenges. This Good Morning America segment features a physician who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and used himself as a guinea pig to test what helped him control his blood sugar and lose weight. He is promoting a […]

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Have you ever tested your blood sugar when you were stressed and noticed that it was high? You’re not the only one. Stress is known to cause spikes in blood sugar because it increases levels of hormones in your body (cortisol, in particular) that can make blood sugar rise. That’s not a big deal if […]

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Being diagnosed with pre-diabetes can be a scary moment. What is diabetes really? And is there anything you can do to keep from getting full-blown diabetes? This great article from WebMD points out that being diagnosed with pre-diabetes doesn’t mean that you will definitely get Type 2 diabetes… there is still time to make changes […]

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Good question and our favorite diabetes writer, Wil Dubois, has the answer. This article is a fantastic look at why testing your blood sugar is SO important and how in fact frequent testing can make you a diabetes superhero! Wil explains the fantastic concept of “Testing In Pairs”– testing your blood sugar before and after […]

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Wow, the evidence just keeps mounting of how important exercise is for people with Type 2 diabetes. First this study, and a new study from researchers in Sweden shows that the risk of cardiovascular complications in people with Type 2 diabetes is directly related to exercise—specifically, how often and how long they exercise. This is […]

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