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Twice each month we publish a podcast conversations between people living with Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes. The topics revolve around things that are important to people touched by diabetes and include interviews from our archive from experts in these fields.

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10 tips to strive with diabetes

The DOC , Type 2 and Me

Written by Gary Stem I am long-term Type 2 diabetic, diagnosed in the mid-1990’s. I’m like a lot of T2’s in that I do not remember the date or even the year. I progressed through all the available treatments of the day until one day my doctor said it, “Gary I believe it is time for […]

7 Helpful Tips for Checking Your Blood Sugar and Caring for Your Meter

Most meters come with three parts: Lancet - A needle that is used to get a drop of blood from your finger or another part of your body. Test Strip - The strip where you put the blood you are checking. Control Solutions - Liquid used to make sure your meter is working properly. Meters come […]

Insulin, Medicines, & Other Diabetes Treatment

Taking insulin or other diabetes medicines is often part of treating diabetes. Along with healthy food choices and physical activity, medicine can help you manage the disease. Some other treatment options are also available. What medicines might I take for diabetes? The medicine you take will vary by your type of diabetes and how well […]

Healthy aging with diabetes

As older adults live longer, they may have more than one chronic disease.  Or, they may have a health problem that can lead to another condition or injury if not properly managed.   The older adult may also experience healthcare in various settings, such as the hospital, assisted living facility, or at home. These situations can […]

Family Health History Quiz

Family health history is an important risk factor for developing a number of serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes. In fact, most people with type 2 diabetes have a family member - such as a mother, father, brother, or sister - with the disease. We encourage you to take advantage of family gatherings to share […]

Glucagon

Why is this medication prescribed? Glucagon is a hormone produced by the pancreas. Glucagon is used to raise very low blood sugar. Glucagon is also used in diagnostic testing of the stomach and other digestive organs. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. How should this […]

Understanding the A1C

What is the A1C test? The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, over the past 3 months. The A1C test is sometimes called the hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, or glycohemoglobin test. The A1C test is the primary test used for diabetes […]

DOC Resources Document

Natural Disasters, how to be ready for them

During natural disasters, emergencies, and hazards people with diabetes face particular challenges to their health care. If you are an evacuee or are in an emergency situation, it is of prime importance to identify yourself as a person with diabetes and any related conditions, so you can obtain appropriate care. It is also important to […]

Men, put your health first and manage your diabetes

Studies show that men are less likely than women to get medical care. They are also more likely to have unhealthy lifestyles. And they often don’t want to talk about their health or monitor it regularly. If you are a man with diabetes, you can learn how to manage your diabetes and take care of […]

Preparing for surgery when you have diabetes

You may need surgery for a diabetes complication or for some other problem that is unrelated to your diabetes. Your diabetes may increase your risk for problems during or after your surgery, such as: Infection after surgery Healing slower Heart problems Before Surgery Work with your doctor to come up with the safest surgery plan […]

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