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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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Is it time to reassess early treatment of Type 2 Diabetes?

September 4, 2012 in News

If you were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within the past decade, you are probably familiar with the “stepwise” approach to confronting the condition. This stepwise approach, currently the standard in healthcare, encourages blood glucose control through lifestyle changes first. For example, the American Diabetes Association recommends that newly diagnoses diabetics be treated with a combination of weight loss through diet and exercise, and the drug metformin. Read the rest of this entry →