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Insulin Dosing, a Math Nightmare

Insulin Dosing, a Math Nightmare

The more I work with clients who use insulin, the more I see there is a lack of understanding on how to properly use insulin. Without proper insulin management, you either use too much or too little. Using too much is dangerous which can cause hypoglycemia. When using too little, you wonder why your glucose levels are still high. Or, some days your glucose level is unexplainable. Misunderstanding how to manage insulin adds to the roller coaster effect.

In Honor of National Donut Day ~ Donut Recipe

Gluten-free Donuts in Honor of National Donut Day

In honor of National Donut Day: Workers at @SalvationArmyUS in 1957 give doughnuts to doughboys, a tradition dating back to 1917.

Here's my contribution, a healthy donut recipe. It's great for those who need gluten-free foods, diabetics or anyone who just loves donuts. I will be working on more flavors...stay tuned...

Bariatric Surgery, the New Diabetes Standard Treatment

Articles are popping up again that bariatric surgery can be a good alternative for type 2 diabetics. ScientificAmerican.com posted an article on May 25, 2016, that doctors are now recommending surgery instead of drugs for type 2 diabetics. This radical line of thinking is apparently endorsed by 45 professional societies worldwide. Bariatric surgery is to be considered a standard treatment option for appropriate candidates. [1]

Diabetes Med Causes Amputation

The Ft. Worth Legal Examiner has reported today that diabetes drug, Invokana (canagliflozin), is linked to leg amputations. Invokana is designed to prevent hyperglycemia (high blood-sugar levels) by allowing the kidneys to remove excess blood sugar through the urine.[1] Invokana has only been on the market since 2013 and creating havoc with people’s lives.

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