Category Archives: Glucose

Diabetes Patients On Metformin Show Better Lipid Profile

Chinese researchers found that type 2 diabetes patients taking metformin – one of the first lines of defense in the treatment of the disease – attained a better overall lipid profile compared with those who took glipizide. That’s important news for those with type 2 taking metformin, since 60 percent of all type 2 deaths … Continue reading Diabetes Patients On Metformin Show Better Lipid Profile

Diabetes Health: Elements of Nutrition Crossword Puzzle Solution#19

If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like us to create a puzzle for you and our players, send your 8 words to puzzle@diabeteshealth.com and we will post your challenge online. … Continue reading Diabetes Health: Elements of Nutrition Crossword Puzzle Solution#19

Study Found Blood Sugar Levels Not Affected by Sucralose-sweetened Desserts

While there has been much debate recently about the impact of artificial sweeteners on diabetes, a new study finds that desserts sweetened with sucralose don’t impact blood sugar levels. Sold on the market as Splenda, sucralose, unlike sugar, is not broken down for energy, and in some clinical studies has been shown to have no … Continue reading Study Found Blood Sugar Levels Not Affected by Sucralose-sweetened Desserts

Ready for a Diabetes Drug Tune-Up?

People with diabetes know the score. We’ve all seen “revolutionary” drugs and treatments introduced with fanfare, and we know that that much of the time they’re evolutionary at best. But something has changed in the world of diabetes care. Over the last decade or so, an array of new drugs has arrived. Drugs that promise … Continue reading Ready for a Diabetes Drug Tune-Up?

Juggling More Than Three Pins

I’ve been type 1 diabetic for 15 years. It hasn’t been easy and I’m still grasping to keep my feet on the ground medically. Every time I think I’ve got this disease figured out, something new gets thrown at me and I stumble over and over again.  From insulin resistance to pump failures to carbohydrate/insulin … Continue reading Juggling More Than Three Pins

Smaller, Lighter OmniPod Earns FDA Approval

The FDA recently approved the next-generation OmniPod from Insulet, giving people with insulin-dependent diabetes an even less invasive way to manage their diabetes. The latest version of the OmniPod insulin pump is more than a third smaller-not much bigger than a ripe raspberry-and 25 percent lighter than the original, but it still offers a 200-unit … Continue reading Smaller, Lighter OmniPod Earns FDA Approval