Category Archives: type 2 diabetes

Prediabetes and Reducing Risk for Diabetes

At least 86 million Americans have prediabetes and most of them don’t know it. About 30% will go on to get diabetes. While diabetes is unavoidable for some people, it is possible for many people to reduce their risk for developing type … Continue reading

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Injection Port for Insulin

Here’s a gadget that caught my eye. For those with a drastic fear of needles, this may just help. It’s called the i-port Advance and it’s made by Medtronic (they also make an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system). … Continue reading

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Insulin Pen vs. Vial and Syringe

I still draw insulin from a vial into a syringe. I’ve written before about why I’m not using an insulin pump. Although I do think pumps are amazing, they aren’t for everyone and that’s ok. We actually have a third … Continue reading

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Insulin is our friend

There are many types of insulin out there. And before I go any further, I will share with you my mantra: “Insulin is my friend.” Insulin is everyone’s friend. Many people don’t have to think about insulin, because their bodies … Continue reading

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Vitamin B12 and Neuropathy: a vicious cycle

Stay with me on this one: 1.) Vitamin B12 deficiency (low levels) can lead to neuropathic symptoms (numbness/tingling or pain in the feet). 2.) Neuropathic means disease of the nervous system. 3.) Metformin (a diabetes drug) can lead to B12 malabsorption. … Continue reading

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What is type 2 diabetes?

Earlier I wrote about type 1 diabetes, so now it’s time to discuss type 2 diabetes (formerly referred to as Type II, “adult-onset,” or “non insulin-dependent” diabetes mellitus). Type 2 diabetes is not as straight-forward as type 1. Type 2 … Continue reading

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