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The Costs of Diabetes Infographic

The costs of diabetes can be astronomical. Costs begin to pile up when you add on testing supplies, insulin and other medications, doctor visits, blood work and other lab tests, health insurance, life insurance, and more. Our friends at The Diabetes Council have created an infographic to outline the costs of diabetes. You can see the first part of the infographic below and find the full article here - The Costs of Diabetes.


Medicare 101 for People with Diabetes

Millions of Americans have diabetes and it is one of the costliest health conditions to treat. Americans older than age 45 have an increased risk of diabetes, so it’s normal for people to ask about how well Medicare covers diabetes treatment. Medicare has several parts, and treatment for diabetes may occur under each part. In this article, we’ll explore how each part of Medicare covers diabetes so that you’ll know exactly which costs to expect. Since Medicare doesn’t cover everything, we’ll also explain how Medigap plans can help with some of the cost-sharing that would be normally up to you. [...]


Newly Approved Anti-Diabetic Drugs Offer New Treatment Options for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes

As the frequency of diabetes diagnoses rise, there is an even more prevalent desire for the development of effective anti-diabetic drug treatment regimens to be developed. Diabetics are looking for better treatment options that will achieve a higher level of manageability over their disease. The current prescription treatment options available on the market work well for some, but leave others plagued with undesirable side effects and a remaining difficulty in stopping complications associated with their disease. Diabetics need more options, more variety, as there is no such thing as a one size fits all approach to diabetes management. Fortunately, great strides have [...]


5 Tips to Cope with Your Diabetes Diagnosis

With a diagnosis of diabetes, or any chronic illness, you may initially feel overwhelmed, helpless, and afraid. One second you were “you”, and now, you’re “you with diabetes”. What does this mean? How will this affect your life? You may begin to analyze the choices you once made in your youth; you scold yourself for poor eating habits, not getting enough rest, working too much and never establishing effective stress management skills. In the moment you receive your diagnosis, your mind races, but regardless of what led to this moment, you’re here, and we’re here to help. Here are five [...]


Life Insurance Companies Approving Policies for Children with Diabetes

Life insurance can be uncomfortable to talk about for yourself and family members but when discussing for children it is especially unsettling. The easiest way to think about life insurance for your child is to consider it an investment for them in the future, since they would be locked into their rates as long as the premium is paid. When discussing life insurance for a child with diabetes, be sure that before you apply that your child’s diabetes is well managed. That will be the best way to ensure that you are able to get the coverage you need at [...]


5 Tips for Applying for Life Insurance with Diabetes

Before applying for life insurance with diabetes, it’s a good idea to ensure that you’ve done your research, spoken with a knowledgeable independent life insurance professional regarding any questions you may have, and most importantly, that you’ve made sure you’re in the best health possible. […]


Welchol : How Can it Affect Your Ability to Purchase Life Insurance?

It’s no news that purchasing life insurance can be difficult for people who have pre-existing medical conditions, like diabetes, but did you know that the prescriptions you use to manage your condition might influence whether or not you’re approved for the purchase of a life insurance policy too? It’s true; medicines commonly prescribed to treat your diabetes may influence premium quotes as well as eligibility. Let’s take a look at one of them. […]


Adlyxin Get’s The Go-Ahead

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication to help treat adult type 2 diabetics. Every time a new drug hits the market, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of each treatment. Because there are always new drugs being developed for diabetes, we can always find better ways to manage glucose levels. The new medication, Adlyxin which is developed by Sanofi is a glucagon like-reception (GLP-1) that is injected and will be used to treat type 2 coupled with diet and exercise. The GLP-1 is a hormone that is released after eating and will suppress [...]


Dogs or CGMS?

I’m sure you’ve all read or seen a story about a dog that saved someone’s life. Maybe they woke them up when there was a fire, or maybe they detected a hypoglycemic episode. Sure, these stories are adorable, and we all love to hear them, but how reliable our furry friends versus a continue glucose meter at warning against low glucose levels? A recent study by Dr. Los a pediatric endocrinology fellow at the Oregon health & Science University wanted to see just how well man’s best friend did when pitted against technology. To see which one was better, Dr. [...]

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