Why Are You Taking Empagliflozin, Dapagliflozin or Canagliflozin?

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Medication|Tags: , , |

Nowadays, diabetes type II therapy options are so much more then metformin or insulin. More research is being done, more discovers are being found about diabetes type II and how this condition affects the human body. The group of medications that combine Empagliflozin/Dapagliflozin/Canagliflozin is called SGLT-2 inhibitors (SGLT-2 in.) This group of medication is one [...]

How to “Survive” This Christmas

By | December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: , |

Christmas is "the most wonderful time of the year". Is that great moment when families get together, share love, care , happiness and... delicious food! Here is some small tips to help you to survive this Christmas and keep your diabetes under control the best way possible. Keep in mind that this is not only for people [...]

What Is Insulin Resistance?

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: , |

Insulin resistance is the main cause of diabetes type 2 and obesity. To understand what is insulin resistance you must know a few important terms frequently used. Insulin Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas. This hormone allows the glucose in the blood stream to enter into the cells. Using the famous door-key theory, [...]

What Is a Normal Blood Glucose Level for People With Type 2 Diabetes?

By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: , |

The debate about the normal blood glucose level for people with type 2 diabetes is one of the most common. In this article I'll focus only in individuals with type 2 diabetes, since type 1 diabetes and gestational diabetes have other specifications regarding blood glucose targets and management. Different types of food such as fruits, milk and starchy [...]

How to Improve Your HbA1c

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: , , |

Everyone is obsessed with the HbA1c results. From doctors to nurses and people with diabetes, everyone is looking forward for the next HbA1c. But, what is this so famous HbA1c? HbA1c , short name for glycated haemoglobin, provides the average blood glucose levels within 8-12 weeks. When the glucose that is consumed, transformed and absorbed by [...]

Is Snacking a Good Idea If You Have Diabetes?

By | October 14th, 2016|Categories: Food|Tags: , , |

There is a strong relationship between snacking and diabetes. Lately, snacking has become a trend in everyone's diet. We started with a 3 meals diet changing now to a 5-6 meals per day. The habit of eating a snack was developed to help weight loss. Doctors, nurses and dietitians implemented this meal pattern and it is in practice even in [...]

The Most Common Problems Caused by Diabetes

By | October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: , , |

You don't want diabetes to take over your life and looks like you are in your way to avoid all the problems caused by diabetes. Are you? Your life is too busy. Another meeting. Keep all your gadgets with you "live in the present". You inject your insulin most of the times. Go to the gym or for a [...]

One of the Best Diabetes Medication and You Are Not Taking It

By | September 30th, 2016|Categories: Medication|Tags: , , |

This is one of the best diabetes medication you can get. On the other side, you would be amazed by the number of people with diabetes that keep not taking it due to its side effects, misinformation or no information at all. It is cheap, makes the cells less resistant to insulin and controls the liver hyper production of [...]

Are You “Hypo” Prepared?

By | September 25th, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: , , , , |

Hypoglycaemia, short name "hypo", is an emergency situation that requires a proper treatment. All people with diabetes fear to have hypoglycaemia due to its severe symptoms. Hypos happen when the blood glucose levels are below 4.0mmol/L. This can happen for several reasons, for example: excess of insulin, unplanned exercise, alcohol intake, etc. Here is the [...]

5 Tips for Healthy Injection Sites

By | September 25th, 2016|Categories: Care|Tags: , , , , |

Did you ever notice lumps on your injection sites? If so, are you still injecting in these areas? Repetitive injections of insulin in the same area cause these lumps (also known as Lipohypertrophy – short name "lipos"). The skin starts to develop extra tissue that can grow overtime due to constant "harm" of the skin in the [...]

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