Insulin stacking can happen if you take rapid-acting insulin and you are trying to lower a high blood sugar …
The goal in managing diabetes is to keep blood sugar in target range, minimizing highs without causing lows. Learn about the variety of treatments for diabetes, including insulin, oral and noninsulin injectable medications, alternative therapies and more.
Check Your Diabetes Medicine “Smarts”: Quiz
Try your hand at answering these questions and see how much you know about the different types of diabetes medications! Read More “Check Your Diabetes Medicine “Smarts”: Quiz”
Diabetes Medication and Weight Gain: Diabetes Questions & Answers
Is it true that diabetes medications make people gain weight? I’m trying to lose weight! Are there any diabetes meds that don’t cause weight gain? Read More “Diabetes Medication and Weight Gain: Diabetes Questions & Answers”
Biologic, Small Molecule, and Biosimilar Drugs: What’s the Difference?
If you’ve heard the term “biosimilar” in relation to insulin, you might be wondering what this means. And is a biosimilar drug the same as a “biologic” drug? What are “small molecule drugs”? You don’t have to be pharmacist to find out! Read More “Biologic, Small Molecule, and Biosimilar Drugs: What’s the Difference?”
Is Saxenda or Wegovy Right for You?
A new class of medication is now available to help with weight loss. And it just so happens that this class of medication is also used to treat diabetes… Read More “Is Saxenda or Wegovy Right for You?”
Altai Balance: Does It Work?
One supplement that has entered the diabetes scene is Altai Balance. What is this supplement, and is it something that you should try? Read More “Altai Balance: Does It Work?”
Writing A New Chapter for People with Type 2 Diabetes
A Common but Complex Condition In the United States, nearly one in 10 people have type 2 diabetes¹ and each year, 1.5 million more Americans … Read More “Writing A New Chapter for People with Type 2 Diabetes”
How Much Do You Know About Concentrated Insulin?
There’s a type of insulin that you might not be as familiar with, called concentrated insulin. What is concentrated insulin, and is it something that might be right for you? Read More “How Much Do You Know About Concentrated Insulin?”
Should You Take Aspirin?
Aspirin is a versatile medicine that, these days, is often taken for reasons other than a headache. Is aspirin safe to take? And should you take it? Read More “Should You Take Aspirin?”
No Longer Diabetic?: Diabetes Questions and Answers
Recently, my A1C came down from 6.7% to 6.2%. When can I stop taking metformin and consider myself no longer diabetic? Read More “No Longer Diabetic?: Diabetes Questions and Answers”
Metformin and B12 Deficiency
A potential downside of taking metformin is the link between long-term use and vitamin B12 deficiency. Learn why this is and what you can do… Read More “Metformin and B12 Deficiency”