Reasons to Try Low-Carb… and Reasons Not To

If you are looking to lose weight and/or lower your blood sugars, you may have considered eating low-carb. There are many health benefits to reducing your carbohydrate intake. For those of us with diabetes, our bodies cannot properly break down sugar, so lowering carbs should naturally lower our blood sugar. Also, if you use insulin, […]

How Your Diet May Make Stress Even Worse (ADA 2021)

By now we’ve all heard that stress has huge effects on our physical health. The scope of the problem may still be surprising. In a recent presentation at the American Diabetes Association’s annual scientific conference, Wake Forest’s Dr. Carol Shively exclaimed that “Stress accounts for more deaths annually than Alzheimer’s or diabetes.” Stress is strongly […]

Do Low-Carbohydrate, High-Protein Diets Offer an Advantage? (ADA 2021)

We already know that low-carb diets can be great for glucose control and diabetes management. The evidence is clear: patients with both type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes can benefit from the low-carbohydrate approach. But as the diet has gained acceptance, some specialists have begun to look more carefully at the details and other […]

Getting Started with Insulin if You Have Type 2 Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Frida Velcani New to insulin? Learn about insulin dosing and timing and how often to test your blood sugar levels if you have type 2 diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes, it is likely that your treatment regimen will change over time as your […]

What You Need to Know If You’re Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Dr. Francine Kaufman If you or your child was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you probably have many questions about how to manage this new condition. Dr. Fran Kaufman explains glucose levels and glucose targets, types of insulin and insulin doses, the honeymoon phase, […]

What Causes Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes on Coaches Corner

mySugr Coaches Kristen and Maggie fill us in on what causes prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Learn what you can do about the risk factors you can control and how to shed the guilt around the risk factors you can’t control. Let’s learn about the factors that can help prevent, delay, and better manage prediabetes […]

Going Virtual: The Future of Diabetes Care

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Todd Boudreaux Ashlyn Mills is a physical therapy assistant in an outpatient setting in Florida, working with people with orthopedic and neurological disabilities. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 19 years old. Ashlyn recently started using DreaMed’s telehealth platform […]

The Biggest News in Diabetes Technology, Drugs, and Nutrition: Highlights from ADA 2020

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler, Jimmy McDermott, Matthew Garza, Divya Gopisetty, Frida Velcani, Emily Fitts, Karena Yan, Joseph Bell, and Rosalind Lucier The diaTribe team attended the 2020 ADA 80th Scientific Sessions to share several of the greatest highlights from the virtual conference! The American Diabetes Association (ADA) 80th Scientific Sessions was […]

Imagine 288 Fingersticks a Day: The Power of CGM

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Michael Hattori Michael writes about his diagnosis with type 2 diabetes, and how he used a CGM to put his type 2 diabetes into remission My name is Michael, and I have type 2 diabetes. In remission. This means that my body no longer experiences […]