A Novel Way to Track Blood Sugar During Exercise

Diabetes Foot Infections: What to Know

A wound on your foot or leg that doesn’t heal can turn into a deep sore that quickly becomes infected. Here’s what you can do to prevent that from happening.

What Is Diabetes?

To understand diabetes, you have to know how your body uses glucose and how it is regulated by insulin.

Januvia for Type 1 Diabetes

What happens if a person with type 1 diabetes takes Januvia? My reply: Januvia is the brand name for a diabetes drug that’s also known as sitagliptin. Sitagliptin was the first diabetes treatment approved in a new class of drugs known as DPP-4 inhibi...
Bill Quick, M.D.

Type 1 Diabetes and Autoimmune Diseases

Type 1 diabetes is just one of multiple autoimmune diseases. We inherit risk of autoimmunity primarily in the HLA complex located on chromosome six. Due to the close linkage of genes coding particularly for type 1 diabetes, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, J...
Fran Cogen, M.D.

Premixed Insulin and Type 1 Diabetes

I received the following e-mail question: “I have type 1 diabetes and want to confirm with you on how to take insulin. I take 70/30 (NPH/Regular, premixed), 10 units in the morning and 8 units in the evening. i take my insulin at 6AM and 6PM and eat ...
Bill Quick, M.D.

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