Diabetes Articles

FDA: Beware of Secondhand Glucose Test Strips

By U.S. Food and Drug Administration No Comments

Discount prices can be tempting, but the strips may not be safe to use.

Practical Steps Toward Weight Loss

By Jewels Doskicz No Comments

By setting attainable weight loss goals, successes are within your reach.

Health Benefits of Cold Showers

By Danielle Cronquist No Comments

A shower that makes you shiver may treat depression and other ills.

Chronic Communication at Home: Your Kids Are Listening and Watching

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Hiding your health problems from your kids doesn’t work. Dr. Gary explains why—and what to do instead.

Your Blood Sugar: What to Know About Lows

By Amy Campbell No Comments

Low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia, is considered to be an acute complication of diabetes. At best, low blood sugar, or a “low,” is inconvenient and annoying. At its worst, low blood sugar is…

Your Ability to Take Charge: When To Turn It On, When To Give It a Rest

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells how to tame your take-charge instinct when it goes too far.

Why Do I Have Type 1 Diabetes?

By Jewels Doskicz 1 Comment

Helpful answers for anyone who has just learned they have type 1 diabetes—and for their loved ones.

Tuberculosis Vaccine Shows Promise for Reversing Type 1 Diabetes

By Kent Peterson No Comments

A simple treatment may be a game-changer in the fight against the blood sugar disease.

Common Painkillers May Raise Your Heart Attack Risk

By Kent Peterson No Comments

Here’s what you should know about pills that are probably in your medicine cabinet now.

Work/Life Balance: a Five-Step Approach to Achieving It Your Way

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells how to meet the demands of your hectic life and have enough “me time” too.

Chronic Communication at Home: How to Cope With—and Avoid Giving—Unwanted Advice

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells how to put sensible limits on sensitive topics.

How’s Your Health Literacy?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Get the knowledge you need to take better control of your health.

Coping With Chronic Illness at Work: Dr. Gary’s Best Advice

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Living with a chronic condition can add unique challenges to your job. See Dr. Gary’s expert advice on 10 common situations you may face in the workplace.

Coping With Chronic Illness at Home: Dr. Gary’s Best Advice

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Here are Dr. Gary’s helpful insights about 10 common emotional challenges you and your loved ones may face.

Protect Your Insulin From Heat and Cold

By Jewels Doskicz No Comments

If you wouldn’t leave your dog in a car because of the outdoor temps, you shouldn’t leave your diabetes supplies there either.

How to Handle Favorite Foods With Unpredictable Blood Sugar Effects

By Jeanette Terry 1 Comment

Here’s what to do when treats that most people with diabetes can eat send your blood sugar out of whack.