Diabetes

diabetic neuropathy

Diabetic Neuropathy

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP Diabetic neuropathy – often called diabetic nerve pain – is the most common complication of diabetes. Nearly half of people with diabetes will eventually develop the condition, and up to 15% of people already have some amount of diabetic nerve pain by the time Continue Reading

0 comments
diabetes monitoring

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that causes the body to be unable to use energy from the food you eat. When a healthy person eats foods containing carbohydrates—found not only in bread, pasta, and rice but also in fruit and milk— these foods are broken down into a sugar named glucose. Continue Reading

0 comments

Different Medications for Diabetes

            If your doctor is worried about your blood sugar, they may start you on a medication(s). Understanding all the different types of medications can be confusing, but knowledge is power. This article is not medical advice but will help you learn about the medications your doctor may prescribe. If Continue Reading

0 comments
diabetes pain management

Painful Diabetes

By Renee Wickliff BSN, RN, RD, CDCES As if having a diagnosis of diabetes isn’t a big enough pain, complications of diabetes can cause actual, physical pain. Chronic high blood sugar is toxic to your nerves. It can cause diabetic neuropathy, which means damage to your nerves. Diabetes Becomes Painful Continue Reading

0 comments
ozempic pen

All About Ozempic

I have noticed a lot of commercials for Ozempic, a medication for type 2 diabetes. If you are wondering if this medication can help you manage your diabetes, reach out to your doctor. In this article I explain how to take Ozempic, how it works, its impact on diabetes and Continue Reading

0 comments

Importance of a Daily Routine for Diabetics

If you get diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, you need to make some changes in your life. You need to have a proper routine to keep your blood sugar levels stable. Morning Routine Check Your Blood Sugar After the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, you must buy a glucometer. As Continue Reading

1 comment
Covid19

Diabetics and Covid-19

As COVID-19 is spreading across the world, it is making a lot of us nervous. Diabetics have heard that they are one of the groups that are high-risk of serious illness if they contract the virus. Diabetics are not more likely to catch COVID-19, but it is important to take Continue Reading

0 comments
Insulin

The American Diabetes Association® Applauds the Insulin Price Reduction Act, Introduced Today by the Senate Diabetes Caucus

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) strongly supports the introduction of the Insulin Price Reduction Act in the United States Senate. The ADA thanks Senate Diabetes Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) as well as Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) and Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) for their Continue Reading

0 comments
Summer

It’s Hot! 7 Tips for Managing Diabetes in Summer

With excessive heat warnings being issued recently across the country, people with diabetes need to be extra cautious. Summertime already brings changes to structured routines – kids are out of school, vacation travel, increased outdoor activities, cookouts, and more. While most people enjoy summer’s flexibility, it can make it difficult Continue Reading

0 comments