Diabetes Articles

Managing Tingling and Pain in Your Hands and Feet

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

Around 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes develop some sort of neuropathy (nerve damage) according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Those with the highest risk…

Free Foods That Don't Raise Blood Sugar

By Amy Campbell No Comments

There really are foods you can eat that have no (or at least little) impact on your blood sugar. They’re typically called “free foods” and chances are you’re already familiar with at least a few…

Official Rules: Customer Experience Survey Giveaway

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. OPEN ONLY TO PARTICIPANTS AGE 18 OR OVER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. CONTEST SPONSOR. The Customer Experience Giveaway (“the Giveaway”) is sponsored by Alliance Health Networks (“the Sponsor”) of 10855 South River Front Parkway…

How to Avoid Labeling Yourself—or Letting Others Label You—as a Victim

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

You didn’t choose to have a chronic condition—but you can choose to not let it make you feel like a victim. Dr. Gary explains.

Diabetes Camps: Fun With a Purpose

By Jewels Doskicz 1 Comment

Living with a chronic disease often creates a sense of isolation and exclusion. Camp underscores just how important having a sense of belonging and community is.

Chronic Communication at Home: Could Your Family Members Have Compassion Fatigue?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to help your loved ones avoid burnout as they take care of you.

Chronic Communication at Home: How the “Cold Shoulder” Hurts Your Relationship

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

The silent treatment doesn’t solve anything. Dr. Gary explains how to strengthen your relationship instead.

Diabetes and Prediabetes Afflict More Than 100 Million Americans

By Kent Peterson No Comments

Many of them don’t know it, making the problem worse.

Avoiding Blood Sugar Lows: Is One Long-Acting Insulin Better Than Another?

By Kent Peterson No Comments

A head-to-head comparison finds a winner—but there’s more you should know.

FDA: Beware of Secondhand Glucose Test Strips

By U.S. Food and Drug Administration No Comments

Discount prices can be tempting, but the strips may not be safe to use.

The Best in Diabetes to Follow on Twitter

By Jewels Doskicz No Comments

The diabetes online community (DOC) has a strong presence on Twitter. It’s a great way to connect in real time with people who really get what you’re going through, and there’s always more to discover.

Adjusting Oral Medications

By Tom Betar No Comments

If you aren't achieving optimal results in your diabetes management, you and your doctor might need to make adjustments.

Compliance Versus Adherence

By Dr GaryCA 3 Comments

Knowing the difference between these words can open the door to better self-care. Dr. Gary explains.

Practical Steps Toward Weight Loss

By Jewels Doskicz No Comments

By setting attainable weight loss goals, successes are within your reach.

Health Benefits of Cold Showers

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

A shower that makes you shiver may treat depression and other ills.

Do You Really Need to Check Your Blood Sugar Every Day?

By Kent Peterson No Comments

New findings challenge traditional testing recommendations for many with type 2 diabetes.