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Diabetes in Children

Until recently, the common type of diabetes in children and teens was type 1. It was called juvenile diabetes. With Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose, or sugar, get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much…

Understanding Carbohydrates

You’ve heard it all. From carb-free to low-carb, to whole and empty carbs, it’s hard to know what it all means.1 Get smart on carbs1 The main purpose of carbs in the diet is to provide energy as your body’s main fuel source. The carbs plus the amount of insulin…

Dawn Phenomenon vs. Somogyi Effect

What is the dawn phenomenon that some people with diabetes experience?1 The dawn phenomenon, also called the dawn effect, is the term used to describe an abnormal early-morning increase in blood sugar (glucose) — usually between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. — in people with diabetes.   How does it…

Diabetes Diet

If you’re a person with diabetes, you may juggle a lot of concerns. Eating a healthy diet is a big part of the balancing act. That being said, what you put in your system on a daily basis is a powerful tool when managing diabetes.1,2 Eating doesn’t have to be…

Hypoglycemia and How to Manage It

Diabetic hypoglycemia occurs when someone with diabetes doesn't have enough sugar (glucose) in his or her blood. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body and brain, so you can't function well if you don't have enough.1 Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is defined as a blood sugar level…

Exercise and Diabetes

For people who have diabetes—or almost any other disease, for that matter—the benefits of exercise can't be overstated. Exercise helps control weight, lower blood pressure, lower harmful LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, raise healthy HDL cholesterol, strengthen muscles and bones, reduce anxiety, and improve your general well-being. There are added benefits…

Covid-19 and Diabetes

The world is in the grip of the covid-19 pandemic1 At the end of 2019, a novel coronavirus (a specific virus that causes human and animal disease) was identified as the cause of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei Province of China. It rapidly spread thereafter, resulting…

Needle Phobia and how to overcome it

A reality of managing type 1 diabetes is that there are needles involved. The needle may be in the form of a lancet for doing finger sticks, a syringe needle, a pen needle or a needle to insert an infusion set for a pump or a sensor for a CGM.…

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