Diabetes

How to Choose a Glucose Meter

How to Choose a Glucose Meter

Need to buy a new blood glucose meter? It’s essential to make sure you’re getting a glucometer that’s a good fit for your needs. Read on for frequently asked questions, simple instructions, and a brand analysis.

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Building a Diabetes Care Plan

There’s a lot that goes into managing diabetes, including everyday personal care, lab tests, and going to the doctor. Use our template to stay on track to manage your diabetes.

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Breakfast Ideas For People With Diabetes | Diet & Fitness

Looking for more breakfast ideas to incorporate into your morning routine? These ten diabetes -friendly breakfast recipes are a great way to start your day.

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Flu and Diabetes: Symptoms and Treatment

The flu can lead to complications for people with diabetes. Learn why flu shots are recommended for use by people with diabetes.

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Insulin Site Injections

Where to Inject Insulin & How to Keep Insulin Injection Sites Healthy

Studies have shown that almost two-thirds of all people who inject insulin have some degree of lipohypertrophy – thickening or rubbery skin at injection sites. Here, we discuss ways to avoid lipo and things to look out for.

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Worst Restaurant Meals

Worst Restaurant Meals For People With Diabetes

These are some of the worst restaurant meals for those living with diabetes. Here are 15 meals to avoid when you eat out. Learn more.

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes 101

Learn all about gestational diabetes and how it could affect your pregnancy.

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Veggies That Are Healthy Sources of Carbs

Veggies That Are Healthy Sources of Carbs | Diet & Fitness

Are you worried about carbs? Multiple healthy carb options come from vegetables. Learn creative ways to incorporate them into your diet.

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COVID & Diabetes: ‘Tis The Holiday Season To Be Healthy

COVID & Diabetes: ‘Tis The Holiday Season To Be Healthy

Stay safe and healthy this holiday season. We’ll address common questions like, is it safe to travel, and provide tips for people living with diabetes to celebrate the holidays.

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10 Natural Ways

10 Natural Ways to Combat Diabetes

With diabetes cases increasing in America, it’s more important than ever to take action. If you need to know how to fight diabetes naturally, these ten tips from US MED can help.

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Type 2 Diabetes | Overview, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that affects blood sugar levels in your body. Learn more about type 2 diabetes symptoms, causes, risk factors, and prevention.

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Diabetes Management | Living With Diabetes

Are you living with diabetes? We’ll walk you through some healthy lifestyle and routine choices that can help you better manage diabetes.

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Improving Circulation After DVT | DVT Recovery & Treatment

Help avoid a DVT and improve circulation in your legs. Learn all about how to reduce your risk of developing deep vein thrombosis.

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Manage Diabetes Through Routine

Diabetes Daily Routine: Healthy Diabetes Management Tips

Routines create habits. And when it comes to diabetes, a healthy routine can lead to better quality of life and more time in range. In this piece, we’ll share an example daily routine and tips to turn healthy choices into habits!

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Insulin Shock Treatment | Type 1 Diabetes Management

If you have diabetes, you already understand the crucial role insulin plays in the human body. Learn more about insulin shock, hypoglycemia, and its treatments.

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Type 1 Diabetes That Starts in Adults | Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Were you aware that type 1 diabetes could start after your teen years? If not, you might be worried about the possibility of it affecting you. To make life easier for you, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to type 1 diabetes in adults.

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Cultivate Your Motivation

How to Quiet Your Mind | Mental Health Matters

Your mental health is equally important as your physical health. Let’s review methods one can use to reduce anxiety, lessen the feelings of stress, and quiet the mind.

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What Nails Say About Your Health | Health & Wellness

Nails have a great deal to say about your health and keeping a close eye on the health of your entire body is an important step in diabetes management! This article will walk you through the clues that your nails hold about your whole health.

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Common Myths About Diabetes

The 7 Most Common Diabetes Myths

Diabetes is a common disease these days. In the US, 34.2 million people (slightly more than 1 in 10) had some form of this condition in 2020, while 88 million adults (about 1 in 3) have prediabetes. Because of this, it’s no surprise that it’s easier than ever to find advice about living with diabetes.…

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cooking keto for diabetes

Is The Keto Diet Good For Diabetes?

Curious about the keto diet and how it can affect those living with diabetes? Here we cover eating keto with TD1 and TD2, keto supplements, and low-carb options. Learn more about this lifestyle choice!

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Diabetes Lifestyle Inspiration

Taking Diabetes Management To Another Level | Get Inspired

Getting diagnosed with diabetes can be tough, but you can make the most of it, too. Read these inspiring stories and learn more about diabetes management.

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how to do a fasting blood glucose test

How To Do a Fasting Blood Glucose Test

One of the most common methods of blood glucose testing involves checking fasting glucose levels – this can provide valuable insight on whether or not a person’s body is using blood sugar correctly. In this article we’ll discuss methods to accurately perform a fasting blood glucose test.

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Diabetes in Children | Symptoms, Types, & Management

If you’re a parent, the possibility of your child having diabetes can be alarming, but there’s no need to panic. In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know, from symptoms to look out for to steps you can take to help treat diabetes in children.

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understanding type 1 diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes | Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Through this article we’ll provide details on type 1 diabetes, its symptoms, complications, and treatments. Read on to learn more!

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Hyperglycemia in Diabetes | Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Diabetic Ketoacidosis | DKA Symptoms & Causes

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a complication of diabetes that can be life-threatening, most common in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus, though people with type 2 diabetes can also develop DKA. Learn more about symptoms, causes and more.

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gastroparesis and diabetes

Diabetes & Gastroparesis | Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, occurs when the digestive tract causes food to remain in the stomach for longer than average. Learn more about causes, symptoms and treatments.

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Hyperglycemia in Diabetes | Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Hyperglycemia in Diabetes | Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

For people with diabetes, hyperglycemia is usually linked to either insufficient insulin levels in the body or the body’s inability to use insulin like it should. Hyperglycemia is also known as high blood sugar and high blood glucose. Learn more about symptoms, causes, treatments, prevention and more.

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Are All Glucometers Created Equal

Are All Glucometers Created Equal?

Need to buy a new blood glucose meter? It’s important to make sure you’re getting a glucometer that’s a good fit for your needs. Read on for frequently asked questions, simple instructions, and a brand analysis.

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Yogurt Desserts | The Dessert Diaries | Diabetes Friendly Desserts

Yogurt Desserts | The Dessert Diaries | Diabetes Friendly Desserts

This entry of The Dessert Diaries features a wide range of diabetes-friendly desserts, but they all have one thing in common: they include yogurt as a key ingredient! Thanks to this superfood, you’ll be able to savor all kinds of desserts while keeping your glucose levels in check.

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T1D1 diabetes app developed by a teenager

Type I Diabetes: There’s An App For That, Too!

There’s a new app out there for families dealing with Type I diabetes – and it was developed by a teenager! Here’s how you can use T1D1 and other apps to make diabetes management easier than ever.

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Insulin Pump 101

How Does An Insulin Pump Work?

In this article we’ll answer all your insulin pump-related questions, provide safety tips, and break down the types of insulin pumps available.

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Diabetic Service Alert Dogs: Everything You Need To Know

Diabetic Service Alert Dogs: Everything You Need To Know

If you’re living with Type 1 or insulin-dependent Type 2 diabetes, you might be able to get some help from a furry friend! Here, you’ll find all the information you need about diabetic alert dogs.

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Coffee & Diabetes: Is It Safe To Drink

Coffee & Diabetes: Is It Safe To Drink?

There are many misconceptions about consuming coffee and diabetes. Can one have too much? Is it safe? Are there health benefits? Should it be decaf? This piece delves deep into the specifics of coffee and diabetes.

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Will New Connecticut State Laws On Diabetes Prescription Supplies Impact You

Will New Connecticut State Laws On Diabetes Prescription Supplies Impact You?

A recently-approved Connecticut law will make it easier for diabetes patients in the state to access prescription supplies. Take a look at how this change could impact the lives of Connecticut residents – and what it could eventually mean for residents of other states.

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What Are The Effects of Diabetes When Not Managed Properly

What Are The Effects of Diabetes When Not Managed Properly?

Your heart, brain, eyes, and feet are some of the body parts that are most impacted by poorly managed diabetes. Read on to learn more about protecting your whole health!

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Foods And Drinks That Cause Blood Sugar Spikes

Foods And Drinks That Cause Blood Sugar Spikes

If you’re a person with diabetes, you know how important it is to watch what you eat. Here are some foods that can cause your blood sugar to spike – and some diabetes-friendly alternatives.

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Is There a Cure For Type 1 Diabetes

Is There a Cure For Type 1 Diabetes

Read on to learn all about cutting-edge efforts to cure diabetes – and how you can stay healthy in the meantime.

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Diabetes and Exercise: Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference

Diabetes and Exercise: Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference

Haven’t been exercising much lately? Don’t worry – we’ve put together some simple tips you can follow to start working towards improved health.

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Best Snacks For People With Diabetes

Best Snacks For People With Diabetes

Want to take care of hunger between meals while keeping your diabetes under control? Here are some snacking strategies for people with diabetes

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Chocolate Diabetes Desserts Sugar Free

Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Desserts | The Dessert Diaries

Looking for a diabetes-approved chocolate fix? We’ve got recipes for cake, cookies, brownies and even popsicles, right here. Enjoy in moderation!

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Happy Family Baking with Sugar Substitutes

The Best Sugar Substitutes For People With Diabetes | Pros & Cons | US MED

Monk fruit, stevia, saccharin, how should you choose the best sugar substitute to fit your diabetes lifestyle? We identify the best and provide a substitutions chart for baking.

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What Is The Ideal Diet For People With Diabetes

What Is The Ideal Diet For People With Diabetes?

Whether you have Type I or Type II diabetes, you must think more in depth about the foods you consume. Learn more about the ideal diet for people with diabetes.

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A Closer Look at the Dexcom G6

A Closer Look at the Dexcom G6

Everything you always wanted to know about continuous glucose monitors (but were afraid to ask).

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Sleep Apnea Machine Accessories For Patients With Diabetes

Sleep Apnea Machine Accessories For Patients With Diabetes

If you have sleep apnea and diabetes, rest assured – your needs are covered by US MED.

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How To Check Blood Sugar Levels

How To Check Blood Sugar Levels

What does the future of blood sugar testing hold? We explore some of the experimental methods that may be commonplace one day and also review the tried and true glucometers on the market today.

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Celebs with diabetes

Celebrities With Diabetes

Diabetes affects people from all walks of life. In this article we share which famous faces are living with diabetes and achieving great things. See how these celebrities manage their care while juggling busy careers.

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FreeStyle Libre Sensor Reader

Freestyle Libre vs. Freestyle Libre 2 CGM

What’s the difference between the FreeStyle Libre 14-Day and the new FreeStyle Libre 2 from Abbott? We’ll provide all the differences so you’ll know which Continuous Glucose Monitor is right for you.

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10 Tips: Diabetes and Exercise

10 Tips: Diabetes and Exercise

Our video shares 10 important safety tips for people with diabetes who are ready to start exercising! We’ll cover tips like recommended exercise types and ways exercise impacts blood glucose levels.

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A How-To Guide for Using a CGM

How To Get Started Using a CGM

Sensors, transmitters, readers…there’s a lot to understand about Continuous Glucose Monitors. Let us take you through the components, their functions, and how to get the most out of your CGM.

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CGM Devices

What are Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices and How to Choose a CGM?

Choosing a Continuous Glucose Monitor is a big decision. Here we breakdown the top CGMs, their manufacturers, and features so you can select the right CGM to fit your lifestyle.

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