Category Archives: Blood Sugars

AskNadia: Pre-diabetes and How The Glycemic Index Affects My A1C

Dear Nadia:   I am currently on a “pre-diabetic” watch because of excessive thirst and urination. My current A1c is 5.7. My last fasting glucose at eight hours was 106; at 12 hours 93.      After those readings I had a freshly squeezed carrot/apple juice ( two apples, two carrots) drink. An hour later my … Continue reading AskNadia: Pre-diabetes and How The Glycemic Index Affects My A1C

AskNadia: The History of the Implantable Insulin Pump

Dear Jeff,  I have had diabetes for 28 years and wore two different insulin pumps for a total of 8 years. I quit the insulin pump because of scarring issues that lead to insulin effectiveness issues. Now after many years, I am starting to suffer from the long-term effects of diabetes. The implantable insulin pump … Continue reading AskNadia: The History of the Implantable Insulin Pump

AskNadia: Accidentally Injected 50 Units of NovoLog Insulin Instead of Lantus

Dear Nadia: I was going to watch a little TV before going to sleep I was wanting to wait up on my husband to get home from work. I grabbed my Lantus and took it in to the bedroom so I wouldn’t forget to take it before falling asleep. After getting all comfy in bed … Continue reading AskNadia: Accidentally Injected 50 Units of NovoLog Insulin Instead of Lantus

Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: Eight Tips for Super Blood Sugar Control

You’re heard the doctors. You’ve read the articles. You know all about tight control. Ever since the results from the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial were published in 1993, everyone has known that reducing A1C levels staves off complications and keeps us healthy longer. We know this. And we’ve listened. But many type 1s–and even … Continue reading Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: Eight Tips for Super Blood Sugar Control

Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments Are A Far-Reaching Problem

There are 26 million people in the U.S. who have diabetes, including about 7 million who are undiagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Millions more have pre-diabetes, meaning they have higher than normal blood sugar levels and can reduce their risks of developing diabetes through healthy lifestyle changes, including diet and … Continue reading Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments Are A Far-Reaching Problem

Paying Medicaid Enrollees To Get Checkups, Quit Smoking and Lose Weight: Will It Pay Off?

By Phil Galewitz When Bruce Hodgins went to the doctor for a checkup in Sioux City, Iowa, he was asked to complete a lengthy survey to gauge his health risks. In return for filling it out, he saved a $10 monthly premium for his Medicaid coverage. In Las Cruces, N.M., Isabel Juarez had her eyes … Continue reading Paying Medicaid Enrollees To Get Checkups, Quit Smoking and Lose Weight: Will It Pay Off?