My Diabetes Village http://mydiabetesvillage.com Empowering You to Live Well Sat, 14 Mar 2020 22:54:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Diabetes and Coronavirus http://mydiabetesvillage.com/diabetes-and-coronavirus/ http://mydiabetesvillage.com/diabetes-and-coronavirus/#respond Sat, 14 Mar 2020 22:54:24 +0000 http://mydiabetesvillage.com/?p=888 People with diabetes should exercise caution and good judgment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because people with diabetes are more likely to both become infected and develop serious complications from this illness, we must understand the risks, take preventive measures and know what to do in case symptoms appear. The American Diabetes Association, [...]

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Rybelsus (Oral Semaglutide) Review http://mydiabetesvillage.com/rybelsus-review/ http://mydiabetesvillage.com/rybelsus-review/#respond Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:57:32 +0000 http://mydiabetesvillage.com/?p=710 The world of type 2 diabetes has been buzzing with anticipation over the first oral GLP-1 agonist to become approved and available. Oral semaglutide (Rybelsus) got the official nod from the FDA in September 2019 and is now available on pharmacy shelves. What does this mean for the diabetes community? How similar is Rybelsus to [...]

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Should I Invest in Diabetes Education? http://mydiabetesvillage.com/diabetes-education/ http://mydiabetesvillage.com/diabetes-education/#respond Fri, 21 Dec 2018 15:43:45 +0000 http://mydiabetesvillage.com/?p=678 How would you feel if you knew that you could improve your A1C, reduce the risk of complications, decrease the risk of diabetes-related distress and depression, reduce diabetes-related hospital admissions, and spend less money on diabetes through one action?   Would you be interested in finding this magical success formula? No, it’s not a medication [...]

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The Comprehensive Guide to Living with Diabetes http://mydiabetesvillage.com/comprehensive-guide-living-with-diabetes/ http://mydiabetesvillage.com/comprehensive-guide-living-with-diabetes/#comments Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:32:10 +0000 http://mydiabetesvillage.com/?p=658 Shock, disbelief and outright denial are common responses to a new diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes (T2D). How did this happen?  What can I do about it? I feel fine….for the most part. Can diabetes be reversed? T2D is one of the most commonly-seen conditions in primary care medical offices and affects almost 10% of [...]

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Diabetes Medication Review: GLP-1 agonist http://mydiabetesvillage.com/glp-1-agonist/ http://mydiabetesvillage.com/glp-1-agonist/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:36:37 +0000 http://mydiabetesvillage.com/?p=644 When your doctor says it’s time to add another diabetes medication, you will have some questions. When they suggest a Glucagon-Like-Peptide or GLP-1 agonist (Trulicity, Ozempic, Victoza, etc.), you’ll want to know some details on this newer class of drugs before buying in. GLP-1’s aren’t oral meds, but they clearly are not insulin either. GLP-1 [...]

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How to fix high morning blood sugars http://mydiabetesvillage.com/how-to-fix-high-fasting-blood-sugar/ http://mydiabetesvillage.com/how-to-fix-high-fasting-blood-sugar/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:18:12 +0000 http://mydiabetesvillage.com/?p=621 Q: I've had diabetes for 15 years and struggle with high fasting blood sugar. They are usually between 130 and 180. I'm on oral medications. I've tried everything to get it down and have not had any success so far. Getting fasting blood sugar under control can be especially challenging! High fasting blood glucose (BG) [...]

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Best Doctor for Diabetes http://mydiabetesvillage.com/best-doctor-for-diabetes/ http://mydiabetesvillage.com/best-doctor-for-diabetes/#respond Mon, 01 Oct 2018 17:02:18 +0000 http://mydiabetesvillage.com/?p=627   A question that I get asked often is, “Who is the best doctor for diabetes care?” What most people are really asking is, "Should I stay with my primary care physician (PCP), or should I see an endocrinologist?" Do I need a diabetes specialist? The answer is.... it depends on a variety of factors.  [...]

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Comprehensive Guide to Hypoglycemia http://mydiabetesvillage.com/comprehensive-guide-to-hypoglycemia/ http://mydiabetesvillage.com/comprehensive-guide-to-hypoglycemia/#respond Sat, 22 Sep 2018 21:25:00 +0000 http://mydiabetesvillage.com/?p=612 One of the biggest fears people with diabetes face is hypoglycemia, a blood sugar low. And rightfully so, because the most severe forms of hypoglycemia lead to seizures, coma and in the worst cases, death. Every person with diabetes (and under ideal circumstances, their family members) needs to know how to recognize and manage unpredictable [...]

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How to Cut Costs and Save Money on Diabetes Drugs http://mydiabetesvillage.com/how-to-save-money-on-diabetes-drugs/ http://mydiabetesvillage.com/how-to-save-money-on-diabetes-drugs/#respond Fri, 27 Apr 2018 22:32:19 +0000 http://mydiabetesvillage.com/?p=505 The cost of brand name prescription medications in the United States is outrageously high.  To say the root of the problem and potential solutions is complex is an understatement! And regardless of the cost of drugs, diabetes is an expensive disease.  From frequent office visits to medications to supplies to labs and monitoring, the dollars [...]

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How to Eat to Your Meter http://mydiabetesvillage.com/how-to-eat-to-your-meter/ http://mydiabetesvillage.com/how-to-eat-to-your-meter/#comments Fri, 02 Feb 2018 19:58:49 +0000 http://mydiabetesvillage.com/?p=487 How many carbs can I eat in a meal?  How many carbs can I eat in a day?  The answer: there’s not a magic number that fits everyone.  If you are in the early days of a diabetes diagnosis and trying to figure it all out, you may have heard the advice, “eat to your [...]

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