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Diabetes 101: What Is Hypoglycemia Unawareness?

Diabetes 101:  What Is Hypoglycemia Unawareness?

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 11 comments

What Is Hypoglycemia? Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar. This occurs when blood glucose levels fall below 70 mg/dl. Normally, when you eat food, the pancreas detects the presence of glucose, fatty acids and amino acids in the small intestines. It secretes insulin into the bloodstream. Insulin acts on the liver, telling it to start building glycogen from that...

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6 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Kidneys

6 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Kidneys

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Blog, Kidney stones, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 5 comments

You eat a burger and drink lemonade.  Your digestive process breaks the proteins, fats and carbohydrates into smaller components that can be absorbed in the blood.   Waste products end up in the blood too.  Can you imagine what your blood would be like if there were no filters?   6 Facts about Kidneys Luckily, there are kidneys.   Kidneys are one...

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On the Go with Type 1 Diabetes? A Diabetes Kit Can Help

On the Go with Type 1 Diabetes? A Diabetes Kit Can Help

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 4 comments

What’s A Diabetes Kit? If you or someone you care for has Type 1 Diabetes, creating a kit is a must. Highs and lows are part of life, especially for children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes, simply because they are growing. A diabetes kit is a collection of the tools you need to deal with the extreme highs and lows that can happen with Type one...

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November Awareness: Diabetic Eye Disease Month [Infographic]

November Awareness:  Diabetic Eye Disease Month [Infographic]

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 3 comments

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Two of the most common disorders of eye for diabetics is diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.  The causes of both of these disorders is changes in the small blood vessels that feed the retina. These tiny blood vessels provide oxygen and energy to the cells of the retina. Without necessary nourishment, the...

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Carbohydrates: Why We Love Carb Counting (And You Should Too!)

Carbohydrates: Why We Love Carb Counting (And You Should Too!)

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 14 comments

What Is Carb Counting? Why Do I Need to Know? Keeping up with the amount of food we eat helps us stay healthy and fit.  But for people with diabetes, being in touch with the amount of carbohydrates eaten is crucial to survival. To learn about carbohydrate counting, you need to know a bit about food and digestion. Food is composed of carbohydrates, proteins...

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What is Insulin? Appreciating The Remarkable Pancreas

What is Insulin? Appreciating The Remarkable Pancreas

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 8 comments

Being Remarkable Why the superlative?  One word-*Energy*! It is what the pancreas is all about!  It’s job is to make sure that each and every cell in the body has the energy it needs to function. This organ, located behind the stomach, is involved first in digestion, and second in maintaining glucose levels in the blood.  In medical terms these are...

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Myth Busting Diabetes

Myth Busting Diabetes

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 4 comments

Stigma and Myths Stigma and myths go hand in hand. Myths feed the fear and misunderstanding that people use to stigmatize others and blame victims. Branding people by saying that they “caused their condition” is unproductive and unfair. This problem is happening with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Here are some myths about diabetes and recent...

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Patients Helping Patients: The Evolving Diabetes Online Community

Patients Helping Patients: The Evolving Diabetes Online Community

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 4 comments

In the Beginning Feeling alone in your life journey–with illness as your companion—can make the burden of chronic disease seem unbearable.  As Kerri Sparling writes, “For much of my life, I was the only diabetic I knew…. Where were all the people who were living with this disease, like I have been since I was a little girl?  Was I the only...

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Diabetes Complications: Kidneys

Diabetes Complications: Kidneys

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 2 comments

A guy is in a line of patients trying to get released from a mental institution. He watches as the others go in to meet with the doctor and hears the questions the doctor asks: “point to your right arm,” “point to your stomach,” “point to your toes,” “point to your knee,” and so on. He sees which answers are correct, and which answers are...

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