Living with Diabetes

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.

September 29th, 2017|

Is Insulin Pump Therapy Better for Diabetic Life Insurance Rates?

It’s no secret that anyone with a chronic health condition will inevitably – more than likely – end up paying a higher premium for their life insurance policy than someone who is in predominantly perfect health. Most people don’t know that despite a chronic health diagnosis, it is possible to avoid excessively high premiums while maintaining a policy that is suitable for your family. If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes – even if you’re receiving insulin therapy by way of an insulin pump, you can be found eligible for an affordable diabetic life insurance policy capable of providing your family [...]

July 21st, 2017|

Diabetes And Heart Attacks, Worse Than We Thought?

A recent study has shown that the link between diabetes and heart attacks could be worse than we originally thought. Sure, we’ve always known that being diabetic increases the chance of having cardiovascular complications like heart attacks, but most people don’t realize just how much diabetes impacts our hearts. The study was completed at the University of Leeds and was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The researchers looked at 700,000 people that went to the hospital for a heart attack between the years of 2003 and 2013. Looking at the data, the researchers found that 121,000 [...]

February 9th, 2017|

Sleep – Too Little Or Too Much – Bad Either Way

Some news out of the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has shed some new light on the connection between sleep and diabetes risk. The study published in the journal showed bad news for men that aren’t getting enough sleep and are sleeping too much. We already know that impact that sleep can have on a diabetic and getting enough sleep is important for your body. Sleep gives your body the time that it needs to recover from the day and gives it the energy it needs. Although we know the importance of sleep, the average number of [...]

February 2nd, 2017|

Diabetes in Adolescents Worse than we Thought

There has been some shocking news released in the Journal of the American Medical Association. We knew that diabetes in adolescents cases have been on the rise, but it could be worse than we initially thought in teenagers. A study was completed by Andy Menke, Ph.D., from Social & Scientific Systems and his study has shown daunting news to share with the diabetic community. Before the recent study, there were estimations that diabetes prevalence in teens in the United States was around 0.25%, but those estimations were way off. With the new information, experts are now suggesting that the real [...]

January 25th, 2017|

Looking for a New Way to Treat Diabetes Early

A new study out of Sanford-Burnham Presby Medical Discover Institute could have discovered a new way to improve insulin responsiveness and help treat diabetes earlier than before. The study that was released in the Journal of CLinicla Investigation has shown some exciting news for the diabetic community. One of the key traits that happen before type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance, which means insulin doesn’t cause the body’s cell to take the glucose from our foods. Because glucose continues to run through the blood, it promotes the pancreas to make more insulin, which eventually causes other insulin-producing cells to die. [...]

January 4th, 2017|

Over-Treating Diabetes Could Have Side Effects

We all know how critical it is to manage your glucose levels whether you have Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes. Not managing your diabetes could have extremely dangerous consequences like blindness, amputation, heart disease, or even death. But is there a chance that over-treating diabetes could have even worse effects? A recent study from the Mayo Clinic points that direction. Dr. Rozalina McCoy, a medical professional form the Mayo Clinic recently conducted a study that looked at over 30,000 diabetic adults and how they are treated to manage their diabetes. The researchers looked at which patients were treated [...]

December 23rd, 2016|

Glucose Necklace for Active Diabetics

For years athletes with diabetes have struggled to find a way to manage their blood sugar levels without having to sacrifice their performance. This is a huge problem among active diabetics, especially those that do endurance events like running or biking. Kris Maynard, a type 1 diabetic from Spokane, WA may finally have an answer. Kris has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for over 15 years. He enjoys running and bicycling, both of which can be difficult for a diabetic. After he tried to run a half marathon without taking juice and almost passing out, he decided that something [...]

December 19th, 2016|

5 Types of Diabetes, Not Just 2

Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes; these are the classifications that we have had for years. If you’re diagnosed with diabetes, it’s going to be one of the two types, but this could be changing soon. Some researchers believe that there could be five different groups of diabetics, not just two. These new types could help scientists in their search for a cure, but is it going to change the average diabetic’s life? Maybe you are interested in life insurance for diabetics. We can help with this! […]

December 14th, 2016|

Saving Time Cooking Diabetic Healthy Meal Options

With diabetes, type 1 or type 2, it’s typically healthier to cook a meal at home than it is to go out to eat, but between juggling work, errands, family, and friends when are you going to find time to cook a meal every night of the week? After a long day at work, the idea of cooking a healthy meal can be exhausting. It’s easier to pick something up in a drive-through and bring it home. But not only is this expensive, but it’s also not as healthy. There are a couple of things you can do to make [...]

November 8th, 2016|