Category Archives: Diabetes Learning Center

THE IMPORTANCE OF MEASURING KETONE FOR DIABETES MANAGEMENT

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Ketones are present in the blood when there is insufficient insulin in the body to change sugar into energy. When this happens, the body draws on fat and muscle for energy, which then produces ketones. Because ketones are a type of acid, they can kick your body’s natural functions out of balance, the extreme outcome […]

APRIL 2018 NEWSFEED

Diet Soda, Sweeteners Can Still Cause Diabetes, Study Finds Although many people think diet soda is a healthier option than other sugary drinks, a new study has found that having beverages using artificial sweeteners can still lead to diabetes and obesity. Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin say a study of rats has revealed […]

MARCH 2018 NEWSFEED

American Diabetes Association Releases “Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S.” Report at Annual Call to Congress Event Urging Legislators to Make Diabetes a National Priority the American Diabetes Association (ADA) released its new “Economics of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2017” (Economic Costs of Diabetes) report, detailing the fiscal impact of diabetes on American […]

4 MUST-HAVE BD PRODUCTS TO USE WITH INSULIN SYRINGES

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We are bringing to you 4 products from Becton Dickinson (BD) that you can use alongside your insulin syringes to have safer, more comfortable injections. These products are: BD ALCOHOL SWABS BD MAGNI-GUIDE INSULIN SYRINGE MAGNIFIER BD SAFE-CLIP NEEDLE CLIPPING AND STORAGE DEVICE BD HOME SHARPS CONTAINER OR COLLECTOR 1. BD ALCOHOL SWABS The first step […]

HOW TO MANAGE DIABETES BY CREATING HEALTHIER HABITS FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME

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Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed with diabetes or have had the condition for years, it doesn’t have to prevent you from enjoying a healthy, happy life. In fact, there are many things you can do to reduce your symptoms by improving your health. This includes some simple (and affordable) lifestyle adjustments, as well as some […]

JANUARY 2018 NEWSFEED

EMT Crews Often Unprepared for Diabetic Crises New research suggests that when it comes to severe low blood sugar episodes in people with diabetes, first responders might not be able to administer a potentially lifesaving medication called glucagon. Glucagon is an injectable medication that prompts the liver to release stored glucose. This quickly raises blood […]

WHY YOU NEED TO HAVE HEALTHY ORAL HYGIENE HABITS IF YOU HAVE DIABETES

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People living with diabetes have to pay close attention to their overall health and well-being because various complications can arise from the disease. Diabetics are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, and other health-threatening issues. Another complication that arises from diabetes is an increased risk for periodontal disease, an infection of the gum […]

NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSFEED

Cities Are the Front Line in the Global Diabetes Epidemic Novo Nordisk is working with a coalition of major cities to bend the curve on type 2 diabetes. We’re calling for local political and health leaders of all cities to ask what it will take to change the trajectory of the disease in their area […]

OCTOBER 2017 NEWSFEED

Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Reversed, But Reality Isn’t That Simple Q: Can Type 2 diabetes be reversed? My son was recently diagnosed with it, but I’m not sure he’s taking it seriously enough. A: I understand your concern: Clearly, your son – and everyone with diabetes – should do whatever they can to combat […]

AUGUST NEWSFEED

Immunotherapy Treatment Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial A small clinical trial showed an immune system therapy was safe for people with type 1 diabetes, British researchers report. The immunotherapy also showed signs of helping to keep insulin production steady in people newly diagnosed with the disease, the study authors said. Read the […]