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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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