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COVID-19 and Diabetes

Diabetes and COVID-19 A recap of what you need to know and how to protect yourself as we emerge from the pandemic. The good news for all of us is that the world is gradually returning to a sense of normalcy after a long and difficult year dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. That being said, we’re not entirely out of the woods quite yet and this is certainly no time to let your guard down. If you’re someone living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, this has likely been a particularly unnerving year - wondering what extra precautions to...

Diabetes Prevention Tips

Diabetes Prevention If you’re at risk for Type 2 diabetes now is the time to do something about it. By far the most common form of diabetes is Type 2 diabetes. In fact, of the more than 34 million Americans living with diabetes up to 95% are facing the Type 2 form of the disease. While it usually develops in individuals over the age of 45, a growing number of young people, and even children, are developing Type 2 diabetes these days, in large part due to weight and dietary issues. The statistics are sobering. However, if there is one...

Recently Diagnosed with Diabetes

Just Diagnosed with Diabetes? The first thing you need to do is relax and take a breath. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), about 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with diabetes this year. In other words, you’re not alone. Nobody wants to hear their doctor say, “You have diabetes.” It’s frightening, confusing and leaves most people wondering what to do next. While we’re not going to tell you that being newly diagnosed with diabetes is a good thing, we can confidently tell you that being diagnosed with diabetes is in no way devastating news. In fact, more than 34...

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...

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...

Diabetes Complications

The first step to prevention, of course, is being aware of the potential risks you face and that is what this post is meant to provide you. There are two primary types of diabetes complications - acute and chronic.