All About Insulin Pens

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Insulin injections can be a daily hassle for people with Type 2 diabetes. There’s a lot to handle when using a vial and syringe, and the needle attached can be a bit intimidating. But injections are much easier with an insulin pen – giving everything you need for an accurate, sterile insulin dose in the … Read more

Which Foods to Avoid While Taking Metformin

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Metformin is a common medication and is often the first line treatment to help control blood sugar for people with Type 2 diabetes. But like with many other medications, the kinds of food you eat can interact with the medication and cause adverse effects. In this article, we look at whether there are foods to … Read more

Does Insulin Make You Gain Weight?

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People with Type 2 diabetes are often treated using insulins but did you know that weight gain is a common side effect? Insulins help the body absorb blood sugar for energy but if isn’t used, we store that energy as fat. In this article, we explain how insulins can lead to weight gain and give … Read more

Prediabetes FAQ

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Prediabetes is the early onset of type 2 diabetes, which is a health condition where the body can’t control blood sugar levels. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or know someone with this prediabetes, we go over the basics and other key facts to help answer your questions about this condition. What is Prediabetes? Prediabetes is the … Read more

Gestational Diabetes FAQ

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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a health condition caused by high blood sugar levels during pregnancy.  If you’ve been recently diagnosed with GDM or know someone who is, there’s a lot to know about the condition and how to manage it.  We answer common questions on GDM to help find the answers you need. What … Read more

Diabetes Basics

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Diabetes is a common, long-term health condition that occurs when the body cannot control blood sugar levels. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or know someone with diabetes, we go over the basics of diabetes and other key facts so you can understand more about this condition. What is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a condition where glucose … Read more

Fast Facts on Lyumjev Insulin

Lyumjev insulin lispro-aabc is a new, rapid acting mealtime insulin with impressive onset times. We talk about this new insulin, how it compares to other insulins, and the benefits of a fast acting insulin for diabetes self care. What is Lyumjev? Lyumjev (insulin lispro-aabc) is made by Eli Lilly and Company and was approved by … Read more