Start Insulin Early, Gain Less Weight

Credit: Thinkstock Three out of every 10 people in this country who have type 2 diabetes inject insulin. But sadly, few people start on it. Many people with type 2 diabetes think that taking insulin is only for people with type 1 diabetes and for tho...
David Mendosa

How You Can Help the Man in Your Life With Diabetes

Credit: Thinkstock If you think that your husband should take better care of his diabetes, you might try to convince him into doing what you think would help. This convincing can quickly turn into what your husband might perceive as “nagging.” Naggin...
David Mendosa

Study Suggests Limiting Selenium to Avoid Diabetes Risk

Credit: Thinkstock If you follow some health recommendations on the internet and take selenium, a late 2016 study shows that you could be at an increased risk of developing diabetes. How much selenium do you need? While a little selenium in our diet ...
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Pain-free Diabetes Testing Arrives

Credit: Thinkstock Lancets are essential to diabetes management. But they don’t get the respect they deserve. Many people with diabetes are attached to the blood glucose meters we need to use and don’t give a second thought to the lancets that we mus...
David Mendosa

Should You Fire Your Doctor?

You have a choice. When you realize that the relationship that you and your doctor have isn’t working, you have a decision to make.
David Mendosa

Do You Need a Diabetes Specialist?

Credit: Thinkstock If you need to make an appointment with a diabetes specialist, you may have a big problem. You might not even get an appointment, and if you do, be prepared for a long wait. But you may not need to see one of these specialists. Doc...
David Mendosa

Should You Stop Taking an Iron Supplement?

Credit: iStock Having too much iron in your blood or stored elsewhere in your body might be a reason why your blood glucose level is above normal. Too much iron can even be why you got diabetes. Yet about one out of every five Americans regularly tak...
David Mendosa