Category Archives: Diabetes Learning Center

An Ultra-Betic Caplet A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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Those living with diabetes must monitor their diet closely, but what’s often overlooked is that you can also supplement food with a daily vitamin. But what if we told you that there is a daily multivitamin made specifically for those with diabetes? It’s true! And we here at Diabetic Outlet are very excited to announce […]

A Patient’s Guide to Finding a Good Fit with a New Primary Care Doctor

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Managing diabetes can be overwhelming and it can only feel worse if you have to look for a new physician. You might feel anxious about finding a new doctor whether you were just diagnosed with diabetes or your primary care physician decides to retire. There’s a lot to consider, but this guide can help you […]

Those Who Hesitate to Try The Libre 2 CGM Will Switch After Reading This Story

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Managing blood sugar levels often feels like a constant juggling act. Too high and you risk serious complications. Too low and you can experience everything from shakiness and dizziness to seizures and unconsciousness. That’s why a continuous glucose monitor that provides early warnings can be a lifesaver. Just ask Karen, a lifelong type 1 diabetic […]

7 Tips on How to Speak Up at Your Next Doctor Appointment

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Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for people to be upfront, especially when it comes to their health. So if that’s you, and you’ve been feeling like you should speak up more, here’s how to build up that confidence for your next appointment. 1. Make sure you arrive on the dot Being on time for your appointment […]

The World’s Smallest CGM Sensor is More Discreet Than Ever

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Introducing the world’s smallest, thinnest, and most discreet continuous glucose monitoring sensor: the Freestyle Libre 3 CGM. The Libre 3 sensor is so small and thin that it can be worn discreetly under your clothes, and there is no need to prick your finger to get a blood sample. The makers of the FreeStyle Libre […]

The Libre 14-Day Reader Has Been Discontinued — What You Need to Know!

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The FreeStyle Libre 14-Day Reader was a popular choice for many people with diabetes because it was easy to use and read. However, Freestyle has discontinued its popular reader device and is now encouraging users to upgrade to Libre 2. While this may be disappointing news for some, the new Libre 2 offers many improvements […]

How To Extend Your Injection Sites with Just A FLEX

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While our bodies can move in many ways, our range of motion only goes so far, and some positions are impossible to achieve. For those with diabetes, this becomes an issue when injecting insulin. With insulin pens, there are only so many places that can be reached while still holding the pen in a way […]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Determine If Libre 2 CGM Is Right for You

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Making the switch to the Libre 2 CGM system can be a big change, and it’s important to make sure you have all the information you need before making any decisions. In my last article, we talked about the pros and cons of Libre 2, but you may still be on fence, and that’s totally […]

How to Remove Calluses and Thick Toenails to Avoid Diabetic Toe & Foot Issues

Remove Calluses and Thick Toenails to Avoid Diabetic Toe & Foot Issues

For a person with diabetes, calluses and thick toenails are more than uncomfortable and unsightly. They represent a serious risk of injury in the form of diabetic foot ulcers. The skin on our feet serves as a line of defense against injury and infection. It is naturally toughened for that reason. However, when a person […]

Prep Your Skin for Glucose Testing on-the-go with PandaPod Wipes

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Do you avoid certain activities or events because of the hassle of checking your glucose levels? An emergency can happen extremely quickly if your blood sugar levels are out of the normal range. For some people, it can seem daunting to leave the house with a pack full of diabetic supplies. However, a new tissue […]