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Wanted: Diabetes Doctor Who Cares

Have you ever felt rushed or dismissed when you went to your primary care physician (PCP) to talk about your diabetes? On average, a PCP spends 18 minutes with each patient. Not a lot of time to talk through anything beyond medications at your quarterly check-in. So should your primary care physician be the only doctor to talk about diabetes?

Sara Westermann
11/9/2021
Lab Tests
The Easiest Way to Find out if You Have Diabetes

Amanda was diagnosed with prediabetes in early 2018, but her doctor did not tell her the implications of that diagnosis. So she kept on living her life until she started to feel symptoms like blurry vision and tingly hands and feet.

Sara Westermann
11/11/2021
Living with Diabetes
5 Tips on How to Get the Most out of Your Diabetes Appointments

If you’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be feeling overwhelmed and scared. You probably have questions about your diagnosis but don’t know where to start. We'll help you to prepare yourself with these useful tips.

Caitlin Beale, MS, RDN
11/11/2021
Living with Diabetes
7 Ways to Help a Family Member Living With Diabetes

Over 30 million Americans have been diagnosed or undiagnosed with diabetes, making it likely a person you know and love is living with this condition. While your family members can receive help from their care team or diabetes support groups, learning how to support someone with diabetes is one of the best things you can do for them.

Karina Nwoko, MS, RD, LDN
9/20/2021
Lifestyle
I’m Newly Diagnosed With Diabetes. Can I Still Drink Alcohol?

A diabetes diagnosis can sometimes seem like a challenge when it comes to determining what beverages you can consume. Alcohol in particular can feel like an overwhelming area to navigate. The good news is, you can continue to enjoy your favorite alcoholic beverages by keeping the following points in mind.

Karina Nwoko, MS, RD, LDN
9/20/2021
Medication
How Do I Get off Metformin?

Some people need to take Metformin long-term to manage their blood glucose levels. Others may decide they don't want to take it any longer. While it's possible to stop taking Metformin, there are essential things to keep in mind before making any changes.

Caitlin Beale, MS, RDN
9/17/2021
Living with Diabetes
4 Things You Can Do About High Blood Sugar in the Morning

You wake up and check your blood sugar, only to find it's higher than it should be. Chances are you aren't eating while you sleep, so what's happening? There are a few important reasons why you might wake up with high blood sugar. This blog will dive into the explanations and what you can do to minimize how often it happens.

Caitlin Beale, MS, RDN
9/17/2021
Living with Diabetes
Best Ways to Add Diabetes to Your Home and Parenting Routine

The moment I learned I had diabetes in 2019, everything changed. Aside from managing everything else, I needed to take better care of my health. I found the transition very difficult, especially since I am the only person in my immediate family with diabetes. But I found ways to not let diabetes control my life.

CJ Walker (Living with type 2 diabetes)
9/14/2021
Mental Health
The Shame Associated With a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

Lynda was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two years ago. Her initial reaction was shock, then came the guilt and shame. Read her story and how she is no longer ashamed of having diabetes.

Lynda Segovia-Thorn (Living with type 2 diabetes)
8/30/2021
Lab Tests
Which Diabetes Lab Tests Do I Need and When Do I Need Them?

Staying on top of your lab schedule when you have diabetes is a critical piece of your care plan. Think of labs as a road map for making positive changes. We'll walk you through the different types of important lab tests and why it’s crucial to keep up with them. You’ll also learn a bit more about your options for getting a blood test at home.

Caitlin Beale, MS, RDN
8/30/2021
Living with Diabetes
How Does Diabetes Affect My Sex Life?

Human beings are sexual beings. The question of how a new diagnosis of diabetes will impact your sex life is a natural one. Diabetes will change your sex life, but surprisingly, it may be for the better. It can encourage you to take better care of your body and health, and also have you thinking about your body and sex life differently.

LaurieAnn Scher, MS, RD, CDCES
8/5/2021