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FDA Approves Dexcom G5® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

August 25, 2015 3:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

257482LOGODexcom, Inc. a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Dexcom G5® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System. With wireless Bluetooth® technology built into the device transmitter, the G5 Mobile CGM System is the first and only fully mobile … Read the rest

Legislation Introduced That Would Reduce Healthcare Spending and Improve the Health of People with Diabetes

August 6, 2015 9:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands

Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands

At its annual meeting yesterday attended by more than 3,000 diabetes educators, The American Association of Diabetes Educators, AADE, again called on Congress to pass legislation that would result in more people with diabetes gaining access to diabetes education. Diabetes education has been shown to reduce healthcare expenses and … Read the rest

4 Common Summer Skin Conditions With Diabetes

July 20, 2015 9:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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4 Common Summer Skin Conditions With Diabetes

  1. Proper foot care is important when you have diabetes. Wash your feet daily with gentle soap and warm water. Dry them completely and apply foot cream, staying away from the areas between your toes. Always wear closed shoes that fit properly. Wear well fitting white socks to help
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Health Tip: Diabetics Who Compete

May 12, 2015 9:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Diabetes doesn’t have to sideline you from the sport you love. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these safety suggestions:

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• Don’t exercise unless your blood sugar level is at least 100 mg/dL, or within one week of a severe episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
• Monitor your blood sugar throughout exercise. Make … Read the rest

4 Ways to Run Safely with Diabetes

May 12, 2015 9:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

1.  Avoid ‘Energy Boosting’ Foods and DrinksRun Safely with Diabetes - Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands
Energy boosting supplements may contain carbohydrates that prevent hypoglycemia, but
consuming too much will reverse the caloric burn you get from running. If you need to get that
energy before a long-distance run, get it from natural food sources.
2.  Monitor Insulin
If you use insulin and see … Read the rest

Choose Foods Lower in Calories, Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, Sugar, and Salt

March 17, 2015 8:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

low-caloriesCompare food labels to select the product more moderate in saturated fat, trans-fat and salt (sodium). If weight control is a goal compare and choose foods lower in calories, too. Very sweet foods (desserts, candies, sugar sweetened beverages are high in sugar and low in nutrition). The nutrition facts on labels have lots of information; … Read the rest

Drink Water Instead of Juice and Regular Soda

March 10, 2015 8:43 am Published by Leave your thoughts

drink-waterSave your calories for food. Fruit juices, regular sodas, and other drinks that are sweetened with sugar add calories and don’t give you the satisfaction of chewing and savoring the flavor of foods. Choosing water more often for your drink, means you can have more food to sink your teeth into. This help you feel … Read the rest

What Foods to Choose?

February 10, 2015 8:42 am Published by Leave your thoughts

what-foodsChoose foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain breads, cereals, low-fat or skim milk, cheese, and lean meat. These foods are naturally higher in nutrition and the plant foods are good source of fiber. Our bodies work with the raw materials we provide. Building your diet on simple, less processed foods may save you … Read the rest