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Your Color May Detect Early Signs of Diabetes

You’d be hard-pressed to find a healthcare provider that tells you to wait it out to learn if you have diabetes. Knowing if you have high blood sugar that is slightly above normal range is a gift that was unavailable … Continue reading

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Who Makes Your #BloodSugar Rise?

That saying it makes your blood boil may have a lot to do with something I noticed about my blood sugars around certain types of people. Throughout the last 32+years of diabetes, my blood sugar has always been on a … Continue reading

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Explaining My #Diabetes to My #Nephew

Using a reference he understands, I tried explaining to my nephew that my insulin pump and my CGM are like Dusty in Disney “Fire Rescue“. When my CGM tells me my blood sugar is high – there’s a fire that … Continue reading

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Why #DIabetes is a #Thugs to Me

If you’ve lived with diabetes for a minute, you’ve formed an opinion on it. To me, it has assumed the role of a thug. A criminal or a thief can actually be locked-up but this character doesn’t have a persona … Continue reading

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#Winning With #DiabetesSupplements

If you’re like me, every day I’m looking for a life hack to make life with diabetes easier.  Counting carbs, checking blood sugar, dosing medication, exercise… I know I’m not alone. But one thing that I’m always open to hear … Continue reading

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#SLGT2 May Increase Risk of #Amputation

I know a thing or two about kidney health and diabetes. This is why I’m willing to bet that all 3 companies with SGLT-2 inhibitor drugs out there (Farxiga, Jardiance, and Invokana) are equally culpable when it comes to increasing … Continue reading

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#DietSoda Debacle Revealed

Say it ain’t so. All my life for as long as I can remember, only diet soda has passed these lips. Of course, when I have a low bG, it’s HFCS all the way up. A new study is showing … Continue reading

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#US Lifespan Decreases Due to #Health Issues

The average US life span has decreased by a month in the last year. To what do we owe this sobering trend? The analysis of the reports points to suicide and violence but the big picture tells a different story. … Continue reading

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What Does #AddedSugar Mean to You?

A majority of us don’t need to know every detail about everything. However, sometimes we need to be more informed to make better decisions. For example, added sugar isn’t a great thing for anybody, diabetes or not. In July 2018, nutrition labels … Continue reading

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#Diabetes Rates Increase 4x in 25-Years

Like a match to a flame, obesity is on the rise. More than half of the world’s  population is overweight, rather than underweight. It is possible to be a little chunkier and healthy, it just seems to be unrealistic considering … Continue reading

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