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Understanding the Sliding Scale in Diabetes Care

One of the tools physicians use to help people who take insulin keep their blood glucose in control is a sliding scale. There are many reasons your health care provider may prescribe this type of insulin regimen for you but … Continue reading

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What is Diabetes? The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2

26 million people in America have it, in one type or another. 79 million have pre-type 2. But what exactly is Diabetes? There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings surrounding the disease, particularly when it comes to type 1 … Continue reading

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Keywords to know for insulin medication

We’ve been talking a lot about insulin over the past few days. So to wind up this week, here’s an overview of what insulin medication actually is, and what different types are available. Insulin is the medication used to control … Continue reading

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Back to Basics of Diabetes: Are Insulin Shots Avoidable?

Great minds think alike—which means that people who are new to diabetes and the world of self management tend to come up with the same questions. So for those of you a bit too shy to inquire directly, here’s what … Continue reading

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Three Choices for “Dosing” Insulin

Fear of needles is always one of the main reasons why people don’t want to switch to insulin. “Smaller, thinner needles cause much less pain,” explains Martin J. Abrahamson, M.D., Medical Director at the Joslin Clinic and Associate Professor of … Continue reading

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