Mar 10
What’s Neuropathy and how is it Treated?

Neuropathy  The nervous system is perhaps the most complex system in the human body. Each group of nerve affects your movements, send messages to the brain, and controls the autonomic function of being alive. Every part of the body relies…Read More

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Feb 25
Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects your whole body in many different ways. When your blood sugar levels are too high, your blood vessels can’t function properly and there are a number of complications that can arise. One complication…Read More

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Jan 20
How to lower your A1C

Reviewed for medical accuracy by Magdalena Chavez, PA-C. Diabetes is a common disease that affects approximately one out of every ten Americans.  And prediabetes, a state of higher risk of getting diabetes or cardiovascular disease, is present in almost one…Read More

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Feb 21
8 Early Signs of Diabetes You Shouldn’t Ignore

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes. It’s also estimated that 90-95 percent of those individuals have type 2 diabetes. That’s a staggering statistic. Diabetes often develops over time, and it can be detected with a simple blood test. It’s…Read More

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Aug 22
Pump, Pen, Injection? Which Way Should You Take Insulin?

If you have diabetes and your doctor recommends insulin to help control your blood sugar, you will want to discuss all the options for insulin delivery. Figuring out which delivery method is best for you may depend on a variety…Read More

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Jul 10
What Is the Difference Between My A1c and the Numbers on My Glucometer?

When your doctor says you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, it’s usually because of your A1c test result. If your A1c is over 5.7 but below 6.4, you like have prediabetes. If it’s over 6.5 on two or more…Read More

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May 07
Why Does Obesity Increase your Risk to Type 2 Diabetes?

If you are carrying excess weight and have been told you are at risk of or have type 2 diabetes, you’ve probably been told to lose weight. Of course, nearly everyone whose weight has been a problem for some time…Read More

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Feb 08
Zero Finger-Stick Glucose Monitoring: Is It for You?

You’re out with friends at a restaurant and realize it’s time to check your blood sugar, because of your diabetes. Instead of excusing yourself from the table, and going to the restroom to break out your glucometer, test strips, and…Read More

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Nov 01
Your Doctor Has Diagnosed You With Type 2 Diabetes. Now What?

The good news is that there is a lot you can do to manage your diabetes and live a healthy life, but the keyword is manage. While there are many treatment options, the key to success is actively taking charge…Read More

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Jul 13
Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Go for a Double Over the Grand Slam for Breakfast

It’s summer and millions of Texans like to hit the road for their vacations. Often one of the first stops is breakfast at a roadside favorite like Waffle House, Denny’s, or Cracker Barrel. If you have type 2 diabetes, however,…Read More

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