8 Diabetes-Friendly Tips for Handling the Summer Heat

There’s a lot to love about summer—warm weather, long days and all that outdoor time with loved ones. Unfortunately, the season also poses risks, especially if you have diabetes. All that sun, heat and humidity can cause dehydration, skin problems, heat exhaustion and spoil your medication.There’s a lot to love about summer—warm weather, long days […]

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What Is Type 2 Diabetes

In Type 2 diabetes, there are two main underlying reasons for high blood glucose: insulin resistance, a condition in which the body does not use insulin efficiently, and insufficient insulin secretion by the pancreas. People with Type 2 diabetes usually do not show signs of autoimmune disease. Type 2 diabetes usually develops in adults, but […]

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Analyze This!

Interpreting Your Blood Sugar Monitoring Log Picture this: You’re sitting in an exam room at your doctor’s office. The nurse pokes her head in and says, “Sorry for the wait. He’ll be right with you.” Yeah, you’ve heard that before. To kill some time, you start building a miniature fort out of tongue depressors on […]

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