Insulin Pump Basics

If you or your family member have diabetes, you must be familiar with insulin, or at least, heard of it. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar. People with diabetes may not make enough insulin by the body and thus requires insulin injections. Insulin can be self-injected using a syringe or an insulin pen, and could also be delivered with an insulin pump. This article will discuss insulin pump basics that you need to know.

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All About Simple Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates or “carbs” are the sugars, starches, and fibers found in milk products and plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. Like protein and fat, they provide energy for the body, but are digested and utilized a little differently. Depending on their structure and how they are broken down during digestion, carbs are considered either “simple” or “complex.” In this article, we will discuss the different types of simple carbohydrates and food sources of them.

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Diabetes and Dental Health

Diabetes affects many different parts of the body, including your mouth, teeth, and gums. The high blood sugar levels, poor circulation, and inflammation can cause a number of dental health problems. In fact, 22% of people with diabetes are diagnosed with periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. This is why it is important to understand how diabetes can affect your dental health and to make sure you are taking preventative measures. 

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6 Myths about Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 10.5% of Americans had diabetes in 2018. Despite such prevalence of the disease, it is still widely misunderstood. Information about diabetes is available from many different sources, including health professionals, the internet, friends, or family, and it can be hard to determine which one is accurate. In this article, we will tackle some of the most common myths.

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