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Today is World Diabetes Day

Dear Friends, Today, November 14th, is World Diabetes Day. This international event was started to raise global awareness of the Diabetes epidemic. Why? According to the International Diabetes Federation 1 in 2 people with Type 2 Diabetes don’t even know they have it! Please take the time TODAY to talk to your friends and family about […]

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Halloween Candy Carb Count

Have you ever stopped to compare the carbs in your favorite candy? Why ruin a good thing, you say? Well, perhaps, if you can make some educated choices on the front end, you or your child can avoid a blood sugar spike on Halloween night and in the days that follow. The Diabetes Forecast has […]

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Why we support diabetes organizations

We have participated in American Diabetes Association and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation events, walks, fundraisers, and galas for many years. Why? Because we want a cure for diabetes and these organizations are funding millions in research projects and clinical trials that wouldn’t otherwise be possible! Yes, both organizations fund programs to provide education and resources […]

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Finally! A glucagon alternative!

For years, we have wondered why on earth there is not a better product than glucagon for low blood sugar emergencies. If you are on insulin, then you have probably been prescribed a glucagon emergency kit. Because glucagon is not stable in liquid form, it had to be in tablet form, that required a non-diabetic […]

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6 Day Meal Planning Made Simple

Are you having trouble getting healthy, low carb meals on the table all week long? It’s not easy and it takes planning, preparation, and dedication. That’s why 3 billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year, and at least one of your neighbors will have a pizza delivered tonight. Not to take it all […]

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Ouch! Diabetic Nerve Pain?

What is diabetic neuropathy, also known as diabetic nerve pain? It is pain, numbness, tingling, burning, or itching, typically affecting toes, feet or legs. According to the American Diabetes Association, it means your nerves being damaged by prolonged, excessively high blood sugar. Thus, this is often a symptom that occurs in people who have suffered from diabetes for a period of […]

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Hidden Carbs in Summer BBQ Favorites

Summer parties and cook outs can be a great time to enjoy low-carb meals with fresh veggie and lean protein. But, beware of these 5 hidden carbohydrates in summer favorites! An obvious offender is hotdog and hamburger buns. We try to pass on the buns hun, and instead go bananas with our toppings- piling on […]

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How to Talk to Your Children About Diabetes

Explaining diabetes and day-to-day management to a child, whether young or grown, can be challenging and even intimidating. As a first step, we recommend finding an age-appropriate book to answer basic questions and open the lines of communication.

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New Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

“You Have Diabetes.” These three words will change your life. Perhaps you have diabetes in your family, perhaps you suspected it. Perhaps this diagnosis took you by surprise. In any case, hearing these words from your doctor can be overwhelming and intimidating, to say the least. And, like many others, after giving you the diagnoses and a […]

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Preparing for Surgery or a Medical Procedure

If you are diabetic, going under the knife or even having a simple out-patient procedure requires more preparation than for non-diabetics. Why? If you will have anesthesia, you may have to fast or not drink water prior to surgery.  So, we recommend that you ask for an early appointment time. If you have to avoid […]

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