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How to Include More Fiber in Your Eating

by Grace Rivers, RDN, CDCES Eating foods with fiber offers many advantages. You are helping to protect against heart disease whenever your eating pattern includes an optimal amount of fiber (which is a critical component of managing diabetes). On the flip side of this, low fiber eating habits may increase Continue Reading

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What Are Continuous Glucose Monitoring Products?

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP When you have diabetes, it can be painful to undergo constant finger-sticks to check your blood sugar. To avoid the need for regular finger-sticks in both those with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, several companies have developed continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) products. If Continue Reading

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Qigong & Diabetes – How This Little Known Ancient Practice Can Reverse Diabetes

by Justin Fowler-Lindner, a former EMT turned health writer Could a 5,000-year old ancient self-healing art really help treat modern-day diabetes? According to recent research, qigong is your new secret weapon for better health. Breathe deeply, move gently, and channel your vital life energy to lower blood sugar and promote Continue Reading

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Comparing and Contrasting Long-acting Insulins

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP If your doctor has told you that you need long-acting insulin, you may be overwhelmed with the number of products available. Although many brand name long-acting insulins are advertised on TV and in print, they represent only three main insulin products. The three main Continue Reading

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Diabetes and Mental Health: Depression and Anxiety When You Have Diabetes

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP Having a diabetes diagnosis can be stressful. The everyday burden of managing your blood sugar and overall health can sometimes be overwhelming. This is especially true for those who suffer from mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. Although anyone can be diagnosed with Continue Reading

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Diabetic Gastroparesis

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP Diabetic gastroparesis is a common, yet infrequently discussed, complication of diabetes. This condition is a type of nerve damage directly impacting the stomach and, therefore, digestion. Wide swings in blood sugar as well as malnutrition can result from diabetic gastroparesis if left untreated. For Continue Reading

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Is Yoga the Ultimate Exercise for People with Diabetes?

by Justin Fowler-Lindner, a former EMT turned health writer Hot off the press! New evidence suggests that yoga may help manage diabetes and prevent the development of type 2 diabetes in high-risk individuals. In this short article, we review the benefits of yoga for diabetics. Namaste! What Is Yoga? Yoga Continue Reading

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MyDiabetesLifestyle.com Now Available on Amazon’s Alexa

by Ken Patterson, President of MyDiabetesLifestyle.com Our amazing team has created a new skill for Amazon Alexa users – “My Diabetes Lifestyle” is now active on Alexa. We are beyond excited to hear our articles being read out loud by Alexa. This new technology allows our community of people with Continue Reading

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Diabetes-Friendly Gout Management Strategies

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP Gout and diabetes often go hand in hand. Diabetes is a risk factor for developing gout. Further, conditions that often accompany diabetes like obesity, high blood pressure, and poor kidney function can also increase the risk of gout. Many dietary, medication and lifestyle strategies Continue Reading

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Alternatives to Metformin

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP If you have type 2 diabetes, chances are that your doctor has prescribed metformin to you at some point. Metformin works by reducing how much sugar the liver makes, improving insulin’s efficiency in the body, and slowing down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar. Continue Reading

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