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Surprisingly Easy Way You Can Understand Insulin Syringe Types

Afraid to inject yourself with insulin, knowing the different insulin syringe types will help to ease a bit of your fear.  Insulin is an important part of diabetes care.  There is no need to be worried to inject yourself.   There are different sizes of insulin syringes.  Usually the smaller needle will be less painful though …

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Is Drinking Water Acceptable Before A Glucose Test?

Imagine, you are at the doctor’s office and he says, “I need to do a glucose test, don’t eat or drink for 8 hrs.” You smile and nod but secretly you’re wondering does that include water too.   A glucose test checks your blood sugar but there are many different types of glucose tests. Each has …

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Understanding Metformin: How Long It Takes To Lower Blood Sugar

Metformin is one of the most popular drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes but do you know how long it takes to lower blood sugar. It does not help the body to produce insulin but it does help the body to use insulin more efficiently. Metformin is prescribed for people with type 2 diabetes. …

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Exercise Induced Hypoglycemia: What Is It And How To Prevent It

Have you ever decreased your activity for fear of exercise induced hypoglycemia?  If so, you are not alone. Many people with diabetes decrease their activity due to the fear of hypoglycemia. This does not need to be you.   Understanding what causes hypoglycemia and how to prevent it is important.  Ask yourself what medications you take …

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Calculate Insulin Dose: An Updated Guide

Living with diabetes is not easy. For some people with diabetes it is necessary to calculate insulin doses, which can help maintain good blood sugar control.  The different types of insulin’s on the market are rapid acting, short acting, intermediate acting, long acting and fixed combinations. This article will focus on exploring the difference between …

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lemons with a lemon in a glass of water: Does lemon water lower blood sugar: what does the science say

Does Lemon Water Lower Blood Sugar: What does the Science Say?

Introduction: Lemon water has become quite a popular drink in the last few years among the health and diet world including liver detox and weight loss. We won’t explore what the science has to say about those claims but we will explore whether lemon water can help to lower blood sugar levels. High blood sugar …

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