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Living with diabetes comes with its own share of challenges.  That’s where the Diabetes Village comes in!  As a diabetes coach, I’m excited to share my knowledge and experience to help people with diabetes live their life to the fullest.  Here on our blog, you’ll find tips and tricks for living with diabetes, and helpful information from someone who knows exactly what you’re going through.  So dig into the content here, and feel free to comment with any questions you may have!

The Real Reason You Don’t Take Your Diabetes Medication

I walk into the exam room to talk to Mrs. H. She is a pleasant woman in her mid-60’s. She has had diabetes for more than 10 years, and has been prescribed two oral medicines plus Lantus insulin for diabetes, two blood pressure medicines, a statin for cholesterol, and a few other medications for chronic diseases. Her diabetes hasn’t been under good control in at least four years. She lives alone and doesn’t have much support. We are trying an intervention where she sees her healthcare team every two weeks to try to get past the bump in the [...]

Best Insulin Injection Device: Pens vs. Vials

(Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy here.)   Making the decision to take insulin to control your diabetes can be a big and scary decision. No one wants to give themselves a shot. It’s inconvenient. It can make you hungry. It can make your blood sugar go low. It can cause weight gain. No one likes to be around needles. While these beliefs are true, there’s so much more to taking insulin. For some, it’s the key to controlling blood sugar. It can bring your numbers closer to a normal range than any amount [...]

Do I Really Need to Check My Blood Sugar?

So, you have type 2 diabetes. You’re not on insulin. You’re taking two or three oral medications. You feel fine most of the time. “Why bother checking blood sugars?” you ask. Good question. The view on the importance of checking blood sugars has evolved over the years. In the past, self-monitoring of blood glucose (often referred to as SMBG) was recommended to be done at least three times a day in patients not on insulin. Over the years, a shift has occurred and the recommended frequency is much less, but is still considered an important part of the routine [...]