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Should You Take B12 Supplements if You Take Metformin?

Metformin is the most widely prescribed medication to treat diabetes (usually type 2 diabetes) in the world. Its effectiveness equals or exceeds many of the other oral medications available and has an excellent safety profile for most individuals. However, for … Continue reading

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Understanding Pre-Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can be controlled, but at present it can’t be cured. That isn’t quite true of pre-diabetes. Although pre-diabetes isn’t an acute condition, it can, like many acute conditions, be handled with proper treatment. Although pre-diabetes can’t be … Continue reading

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Get to Know Your Meds: Questions to Ask at Your Next Appointment

When you have type 2 diabetes it is likely that you will be taking a variety of medication-perhaps up to four for your diabetes and then a couple more for your blood pressure and another one or two for your … Continue reading

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Thin and Type 2: Non-Obese Risk Factors for Developing Diabetes

Emily got quite a surprise when she went for her annual physical exam. The lab tests taken showed that her blood glucose readings were in the range of someone with type 2 diabetes. Since Emily did not fit the usual … Continue reading

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Finding Ways to Get Insulin to Targets Faster

It would be a glorious thing if we could find a biological cure for diabetes in the next score of years or even if a mechanical device such as the artificial pancreas could be ready for patient use in the … Continue reading

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Watch Your Purse: Avoiding Diabetes Con-Artists and Health Scams

If you want to make a buck on the wrong side of the law, set your sights on older people with diabetes. Older people are prime targets for scams. The Wall Street Journal reported last December that one in every … Continue reading

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Pump Fashion: Dressing with Your Device

Your health care provider and your educators can give you the inside scoop on how the pump works and how to tweak your pump settings to get the best blood glucose readings possible. But blood glucose numbers aren’t your only … Continue reading

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Selecting the Best Hardware

With the start of spring, you might be thinking about freshening up your diabetes hardware. Every year new meters, pens, pumps and continuous glucose monitors come to market. Whether you decide to stay with your old-standby or upgrade to something … Continue reading

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How Prednisone Affects Blood Sugar

It isn’t unusual for people with diabetes to sometimes require corticosteroid treatment. Corticosteroids, or steroids for short, are used to reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system. They are often a last resort for a wide variety of conditions, in … Continue reading

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What is LADA?

LADA isn’t the newest version of a hot coffee and milk beverage; rather it stands for latent autoimmune diabetes in adults.  You may not have heard of it—it isn’t as common as type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes, or even … Continue reading

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