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David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun, www.mendosa.com/fitnessblog

Easy and Accurate Diabetes Monitoring at Home Is Available

The A1CNow device is the easiest and most accurate way for those of us who have diabetes to check our key blood glucose level at home. But it still has spotty availability.  
 
Chex Diagnostics, formerly known at Polymer Technology Systems, started shipping it six months ago after the company had purchased the A1CNow... Read moreChevron

Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

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Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com

The Role For Non-insulin Injectables in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes

As I indicated in another recent post, Ask Your Physician About Non-insulin Injectable Drugs For Treating Diabetes, there are several different types of injectable medications to treat type 2 diabetes (T2D).

 

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posted 09/24/2014, comments (0)|
Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

Do Injections Hurt?

One thing that always makes me wince is a news story about some new oral diabetes drug that the reporter says promises to free people with diabetes from “painful insulin injections.”

 

When I was a child, immunizations were painful. They were injected into a muscle, and after getting booster shots, my... Read moreChevron

Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

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Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com

Ask Your Physician About Non-insulin Injectable Drugs For Treating Diabetes

There are now a dozen different types of medications to treat diabetes, several of which require self-injection by the patient (or a care-giver). The injectable diabetes drug that almost everyone is aware of is, of course, insulin, but there are several others: a drug called pramlintide, plus several drugs in the category called "GLP-1 receptor... Read moreChevron

posted 09/21/2014, comments (0)|
sigrid

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Diabetes and hypertension are leading causes of kidney failure.

My son Ian had kidney cancer when he was a baby. He is fine, but our organ donation system in the U.S. is very ill.  Over 120,000 people are waiting for transplants, over 100,000 of those need kidneys. Only 17% will get one. 10,000 Americans die every year waiting for a kidney that never comes. 

 

Once I knew Ian... Read moreChevron

posted 09/19/2014, comments (0)|

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