Today’s article is from the perspective of a type 1 who’s trying to lose weight and increase her insulin sensitivity, but it really is relevant for anyone with diabetes, especially if you have type 2 and you’re on insulin.   This is a motivational story about the impact of exercise and how it can lower […]

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Today’s article comes from Diabetes Self-Management, where they report on a recent drug approval for people with diabetes– inhalable insulin. This is the first real advance in insulin therapy in several years and it’s a product that many doctors are very excited about. Afrezza is a super-fast acting insulin designed to be used before meals. […]

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If you’ve just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, this slideshow from WebMD is for you– it breaks diabetes management into eleven important steps. Some of the most helpful tips include: 1) Using the “rule of three” when it comes to building your meals– filling one half of your plate with non-starchy vegetables like broccoli […]

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We’ve written before about how important it is for people with diabetes to manage their blood pressure. Did you know that for people with diabetes managing blood pressure is just as important for heart health as managing blood glucose? It is! WebMD has some helpful hints on how you can use exercise to help you […]

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Glucosamine is one of the most popular supplements in the US, commonly used for osteoarthritis pain. If you have type 2 diabetes, is taking glucosamine safe for you? The Mayo Clinic has the answer here in their great collection of common questions about diabetes (Check out the full list of questions and answers here). Their […]

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The evidence is pretty stunning– nothing is as effective as weight loss surgery for people with type 2 diabetes at lowering A1C values, in some cases to below the threshold (6.5) where the person is considered to have diabetes. A recent study showed that six years after the surgery, half of people with type 2 […]

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Today’s article is from Diabetes Forecast (the magazine of the American Diabetes Association) and it’s all about dietary supplements– are they right for people with diabetes? The official position of the American Diabetes Association about supplements is “Buyer Beware”– they don’t even allow ads for dietary supplements to appear in their magazine, Diabetes Forecast. The […]

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If you have type 2 diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin, struggles to use the insulin it does make, or both. There are a wide variety of medications for Type 2 that work in a variety of different ways– some medications help make your cells more sensitive to insulin, while others help your […]

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For many years, there’s been a debate about whether chromium can help lower blood sugar for people with diabetes. Some studies showed that it did, others showed that it didn’t. Now a big “meta-analysis” (meaning an analysis of many different studies done in the past) shows that chromium does not improve fasting blood sugar levels […]

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Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone, but for people with diabetes, it’s not always easy! This great article from the newest member of the DiabetesMine team outlines the reasons why getting enough shut-eye can be hard for people with diabetes—from sleep apnea to high or low blood sugar, to even fear of […]

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