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Traveling by air? Here’s what you need to know.

January 7, 2013 in News

Traveling by air can be a hassle for anyone these days, and if you are living with diabetes, there are additional challenges – making sure you have enough of your medications, figuring out where to eat, keeping to your monitoring routine (help with those below the jump) – all on top of sometimes frustrating screening procedures.  For those who use an insulin pump or a glucose monitor, recent research has raised a very important question:

Do you know if it is safe to expose your pump or monitor to X-rays? Read the rest of this entry →

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Taking your medication pays off

September 4, 2012 in News

If you are taking multiple medications every day, keeping to your regimen can be a big challenge. But taking all of your medications as your doctor instructed is one of the biggest factors in staying in control of your diabetes and reducing your risk of complications. The payoff for medication adherence can be huge; an article recently published in the journal Health Affairs explained just how significant the impact can be. Read the rest of this entry →

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Preventing complications goes beyond watching your blood sugar

September 4, 2012 in News

Watching your blood pressure is a good idea for anyone, but is especially important for those with diabetes. High blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol are two of the most common conditions that are comorbid with diabetes; according to the CDC, about 13 percent of U.S. adults are living with a combination of two of the three conditions. Read the rest of this entry →

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Sneaky Bad Habits – Have any of these crept into your self-management?

September 4, 2012 in News

There’s no way around the fact that no matter your prescribed treatment, managing a chronic illness such as diabetes is a lot of work. It’s a 24 hours a day, 365 (or 366) days per year occupation. Sometimes, the with the amount of attention diabetes requires, bad habits and shortcuts might start drifting in to your self management routine. Read the rest of this entry →

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Diabetes self-managment – a family affair?

September 4, 2012 in News

Having the support of family and friends can make just about anything a little easier to deal with, but the reverse is also true. Not having that support when you really need it can make things that much more difficult, and a recent study performed by researchers at Vanderbilt University demonstrated just how problematic the lack of support can be for those managing type 2 diabetes. Read the rest of this entry →