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Fenugreek for Diabetes

By Renee Wickliff BSN, RN, RD, CDCES What is Fenugreek?                Fenugreek is an herb whose little seeds are packed full of fiber and trace amounts of vitamins and minerals.  Saponins, a phytochemical that has immune boosting health benefits, are also found in fenugreek [1]. According to ancient medical texts, Continue Reading

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Green Tea and Diabetes

Why Green Tea?             A healthy drink for you to enjoy, green tea is packed full of thousands of antioxidants and polyphenols. Polyphenols are beneficial molecules found in plants that have health benefits and prevent disease. One particularly potent polyphenol is catechin [1]. Catechins’ benefits are enhanced by the other Continue Reading

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Healthy Eating During the Quarantine

By Renee Wickliff BSN, RN, RD, CDE If you have diabetes, you are at higher risk for getting very sick if you catch coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s a good idea to stock up on nonperishable goods to avoid additional trips to the grocery store. Consider having groceries delivered to your home Continue Reading

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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

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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

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Scientists identify a possible new treatment for diabetic retinopathy

About one in three diabetic patients develops diabetic retinopathy (DR), which can impair vision and lead to blindness. A new study in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier, provides clear evidence that high glucose increases the levels of enzymatic precursor—lysyl oxidase propeptide (LOX-PP)—that promotes cell death, which was verified in an Continue Reading

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Is Metformin causing you an upset stomach? Try eating a Banana.

About 7 years ago my doctor prescribed Metformin to help lower my blood sugar. I started taking Metformin in the morning with breakfast. By 10:30 am I had a strong need to use the restroom and relieve my now very upset stomach. This would happen every day at 10:30 am. Continue Reading

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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

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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

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