Can Following a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet Help My Diabetes?

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common subtype of the disorder, impacting about 90% of people with

Cannabidiol (CBD) for Diabetes Management

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP Cannabidiol has become an increasingly popular supplement in the United States over the past several years. The substance has

The differences between GLP1a non-insulin injectables: which one is right for you?

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP Over the past decade, GLP1a non-insulin injectable products have revolutionized diabetes management. Compared to insulin, they cause less hypoglycemia

Long-Acting Versus Ultra Long-Acting Insulins For Diabetes: Which One Is Better?

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP If you have insulin-dependent diabetes, you often will take a long-acting basal insulin such as Lantus (insulin glargine) or

How Do Artificial Sweeteners Impact Diabetes?

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP When you have diabetes, it is crucial to control your sugar intake to keep your blood sugar levels at

Powdered Insulin for Diabetes Control

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP When you think of insulin, you probably think of an injectable medication that you give yourself either with a

How Do Artificial Sweeteners Impact Diabetes?

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP When you have diabetes, it is crucial to control your sugar intake to keep your blood sugar levels at goal. To achieve this, people with diabetes may want to reduce sugar in their food and drinks. Substituting sugar with artificial sweeteners is one way Continue Reading

Powdered Insulin for Diabetes Control

by Jessica Pyhtila, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP When you think of insulin, you probably think of an injectable medication that you give yourself either with a syringe, insulin pen, or insulin pump. However, an alternative exists. Powdered insulin, also known as inhaled insulin, is a less-common product that nonetheless has a Continue Reading

Nuts and More Nuts: Which Are Best For You?

by Grace Rivers, RDN, CDCES Nuts are not just for squirrels; we have gone nuts over their excellent taste too. The crunchy bites furnish healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and supply fiber in each serving. And more than this, nuts have been shown to aid with heart protection which is Continue Reading

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

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