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What is Type 2 Diabetes

What is Type 2 Diabetes: A Better Understanding for Better Living Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Type 2 diabetes accounts for between 90% and 95% of all cases and with more than 34 million Americans currently living with diabetes that’s a lot of people. Additionally, there are some 88 million people in the United States currently classified as prediabetic and the vast majority of these individuals, around 84%, are not aware that they face a severe risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The...

How to Give Yourself an Insulin Injection

How to Give an Insulin Injection with a Syringe Some form of insulin treatment is a necessity for anyone living with Type 1 diabetes and for millions living with Type 2 diabetes. Insulin is a hormone that allows glucose (sugar) in the blood to enter the body’s cells and be used as energy. When the body is unable to produce enough insulin on its own, blood sugar levels begin to rise inhibiting the body’s ability to function properly, which can lead to a host of diabetic complications, including cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, kidney disease, eye issues, and diabetic ketoacidosis, an...

What is Type 1 Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), there are currently more than 34 million Americans living with diabetes. That’s more than one out of every ten people living in this country - an eye-opening statistic to say the least. However, less than 1.6 million people with diabetes are diagnosed with the Type 1 form of the disease. It is far less prevalent than Type 2 diabetes and in many ways it’s also far less understood. This post attempts to shed some light on the basics of Type 1 diabetes. What causes it. How to spot the warning signs. How to...

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