Category Archives: type 2 diabetes

Alert! Alert!

Today is Diabetes Alert Day, your opportunity to check your own risks for diabetes and alert others as well. Diabetes affects millions and millions (and millions) of people in the U.S. and in the world. Knowing the signs, reducing the … Continue reading

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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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