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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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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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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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Valid thoughts

For a long time I’ve felt called to work with people who are newly diagnosed with diabetes (in addition to advocating for children and older people – I guess I’ll stay busy). A while back I decided that I should … Continue reading

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To B(G) or Not to B(G)

Routine self-monitoring of blood glucose for people with type 2 diabetes who do not take insulin  has been a debate for many years (I’m guessing as long as blood glucose meters have been around). Yet another article about this topic … Continue reading

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