Alternative and Complementary Therapies for Diabetes

What if you could make a few small changes in your lifestyle to help manage your diabetes? Learn about alternative and complementary therapies for diabetes…

Understanding Insulin

Insulin is a hormone that is released by the beta cells of the pancreas in response to a rise in the level of glucose in the blood…

Recent FDA Approvals for Diabetes

In the last six years, eight new classes of diabetes medications have joined doctors’ armamentariums to treat people with diabetes…

Increasing Insulin Sensitivity

You can lower your level of insulin resistance by modifying your lifestyle choices, particularly your exercise and eating choices…

Ready, Aim, Inject!

Many people are understandably uneasy about the idea of giving themselves injections. Learning more about how insulin injections work, however, usually helps alleviate some fears and concerns…

Beyond Insulin

Being on insulin no longer means that you’ve reached the end of your options for managing your diabetes. A number of other medical treatments can be used safely and effectively along with insulin…

Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin

Find out how taking insulin to treat Type 2 diabetes can help maintain optimal blood glucose levels to reduce the risk of diabetic complications…

Selecting an Insulin Program for Type 1 Diabetes

For people with Type 1 diabetes, is there really anything more personal and significant in your life than your insulin program? In a way, your insulin program defines your lifestyle. It can either dictate your meal, sleep, and activity schedules, or it…

Fast-Acting Insulin

Since the first fast-acting insulin came on the market in 1996, most diabetes experts have recommended taking it within 15 minutes of starting a meal…

Canagliflozin

In March 2013 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug canagliflozin (brand name Invokana) for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. It is the first drug approved in the United States belonging to a new class of drugs…