What is type 2 diabetes? Interestingly, this is the exact question many people ask their doctor when they are first diagnosed. What many people don’t know is that type 2 is the most common classification of diabetes, accounting for 90-95% of all diabetes cases. The mechanics of type 2 is that either the pancreas does … Read moreType 2 Diabetes – Signs, Causes and Treatments
What is type 1 diabetes? This type of diabetes is when your pancreas no longer produces any insulin. Insulin is the hormone that is needed by your cells to convert glucose, or blood sugar, to energy that your cells need to run properly. If you cannot process the glucose, then the glucose builds up in … Read moreType 1 Diabetes – Signs, Causes and Treatment
Just because you or a loved one has diabetes doesn’t mean the world stops. People with diabetes still have to go to work and school, essentially leading ordinary lives. Fortunately, with proper management, there is no need for concern most of the time. Nonetheless, out of the ordinary situations do arise and sometimes certain situations … Read moreWork and School With Diabetes
You’ve investigated all the camps. You’ve made your decision. You can’t wait to go. BUT, what do you take to diabetes camp? Is it any different than any other camp experience? Once you are accepted, most camps will forward an orientation package that provides certain recommendations to campers. Some of what you should bring will … Read moreWhat to Take to Diabetes Camp?
Humulin insulin is the brand name of a group of synthetic insulin products originally developed by Genetech, but later sold to Eli Lilly and Company. Humulin products have been around for years but are slowly being discontinued and replaced by more modern choices. For example, Humulin 50/50 (2009) and Humulin L (2006) and Humulin U … Read moreHumulin Insulin
Humalog insulin is the brand name for a type of synthetic insulin used to treat many diabetics. The generic terms of this type of insulin is lispro insulin from rDNA origin. The Insulin is produced by the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company. Like all synthetic insulin, it is delivered via subcutaneous injection. Most humalog … Read moreHumalog Insulin
Learning how to inject insulin is an unfortunate skill many diabetics are forced to acquire. While most people will have their healthcare provider teach them, let’s take a look at how it is done and some of the various issues you need to be on the lookout for when completing this task. As you know, … Read moreHow To Inject Insulin – Video Demonstration
How do people get diabetes? For such a common disease, there is still a lot of mystery around what causes diabetes. There are a number of different ways, but rest assured the disease is not contagious! So, don’t worry about catching it like you would a cold. Unfortunately, doctors are still not entirely sure of … Read moreHow Do People Get Diabetes?
Diabetic Coma Symptoms can be very challenging to recognize. The problem stems from the fact that the signs and symptoms are often seemingly harmless and ignored. There are a couple of different ways a diabetes related coma can develop and the signs change slightly depending upon the individual circumstances. A diabetic coma can result typically … Read moreDiabetic Coma Symptoms – Educate and Inform
Everyone wants normal blood sugar levels. In fact, managing your blood sugar levels (also known as glucose levels) is the core focus of your diabetes self management plan. It doesn’t matter if you are focused on your diet, exercise, insulin or medications, all of these components are geared towards managing your sugar levels. The tricky … Read moreAchieving Normal Blood Sugar Levels