Type 1 Diabetes: Are You Keeping Your Questions In Check?

How intrusive do people get with their health comments or questions to you? If you have had diabetes for any stretch of time, chances are, you’ve been on the receiving end of some inappropriate questions. It’s not easy, brushing off the unwanted inquiries. How do you politely and gently tell people to back off? I had an older gentleman at work tell me how much

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Diabetes Health Type 2 Diabetes: How (Non-Diabetic) Others See Us

It’s always fun to get a different take on things. You sit for years a few rows up from first base and then one day you decide to go sit out by left field. Who knew the game could look so different? Or maybe a friend pokes you and points at a person in the crowd, “Hey, he looks like you!” Intrigued, you look at

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Managing Our Diabetes For Our Loved Ones

I think that it’s safe to say that none of us were happy when we first found out that we had diabetes. The words “you’re a diabetic” or “you have diabetes” can sound like a death sentence and while we sometimes take the news hard, our loved ones can take the news even harder. After all, diabetes falls into the same life-threatening category as heart

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Five Big Diabetes Fears and What to Do About Them

It’s human to be afraid. As cave people, we scurried for safety at the slightest provocation- scared of wolves, and tigers, and thunderstorms. Even today, we jump when someone comes up behind us unexpectedly. A certain level of fear is healthy. It keeps us alert and aware of a threatening world. But too much fear, that’s dangerous. It shuts us down. It keeps us isolated

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Fighting the Diabetic Stigma

“Insulin dependent,” “sick,” “liability” and “on medicine” are just some of the words that come to mind when people hear the word “diabetic.” Tell someone you’re a diabetic, and the odds are that you may suddenly find yourself being viewed differently. But what if we don’t want to be seen in a disabled, or negative way? What if we want others to see us as

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Diabetes Health Flashback from the First Ever Diabetes Blogger: It All Started With Tingling Fingers

About a month ago I was driving to Santa Cruz and noticed a tingling in my fingers. It got worse when I put my hands up on the steering wheel and better when I rested them on the bottom. During this two-hour drive, it was a struggle to keep my fingers from falling asleep. Soon after, I began to wake up often during the night,

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FDA Approves Two-In-One Diabetes Treatment For Type 2

By Brenda Neugent The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a two-in-one diabetes treatment that combines two type 2 treatments. Glyxambi combines empagliflozin, a sodium glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor that blocks the absorption of excess glucose by the kidneys so it is released through urine, and linagliptin, a DPP-4 inhibitor that increases the production of insulin by the beta cells of the pancreas while reducing

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Diabetes Health Weekly Round Up

If You missed the latest in diabetes news this week. Not to worry! We’ve got you covered with the Diabetes Health Weekly Roundup to share the latest news, podcasts and stories from this week. Enjoy AskNadia: Pre-diabetes and How The Glycemic Index Affects My A1C Type 2 Diabetes: All is Well With the Toenails Diabetes Health in the News: Risk of Gestational Diabetes Increases as

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