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  • Do Beta Cells Burn Out?

    I’ve read that continued use of sulfonylureas leads to depletion of pancreatic beta cells. But I’ve also read that this was outdated...

  • Who Needs a 504 Plan?

    My son was recently diagnosed with diabetes. When I spoke to the principal, vice principal, and school nurses, they advised me that my...

  • How Do I Fuel for Exercise?

    I have type 2 diabetes, and I am a runner. Every day I run for 1 hour. What food can I eat, and what should I drink before I run?

  • How Do I Handle Scar Tissue?

    I’ve worn an insulin pump on my abdomen for the past 10 years. Recently I had a flurry of “no delivery” alarms and bent cannulas, which I...

  • How Should I Inject Glucagon?

    Novo Nordisk says users should pinch the skin and inject glucagon into the resulting skin fold. The Eli Lilly & Co. instructions say,...

  • What Are “Net Carbs”?

    I am finding that some products list “net carbs,” which is different from the grams of carbohydrates listed in the nutrition label. Which...

  • What’s My A1C Goal?

    I am 82 years old. I’m really confused because I have always read that an A1C of 7 percent and below is the norm, but my doctor says that...

  • What Links Statins to Type 2?

    There has been news that statins contribute to diabetes in women. As a woman who has taken statins and been diagnosed with type 2...

  • Meghann Moore, RD

    Should I Drink Fruit Juice?

    If my blood glucose goes low, drinking orange juice can help raise it. But how about drinking orange juice when my blood sugar level is...

  • Should I Cut My Carb Consumption?

    I am a 23-year-old woman with type 1 diabetes. I’m 5-foot-2 and about 115 pounds. I’ve lowered my A1C from 8.6 to 7 in the past year...

  • Should I Take Metformin With Food?

    I have been taking 500 mg of metformin on an empty stomach since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2000. A nurse recently told me...

  • How Best to Use an Insulin Pump?

    My aunt and I both have diabetes, but we have different opinions about using an insulin pump. She says the pump delivers insulin all day...

  • Do I Need Regular Glucose Checks?

    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2012 when my A1C reached 6.6 percent. I have been treating it with changes in my eating plan. I...

  • How Can I Reach My Teenager?

    My 13-year-old daughter has had diabetes for over a year. She is getting depressed about everything, and her sugar levels are staying in...

  • How Quickly Does Type 2 Develop?

    I have prediabetes. How does that affect my chances of developing type 2 diabetes? I’ve heard that if you do nothing to change your diet...

  • Should My Sons Be Tested for LADA?

    I was diagnosed with LADA in 2010, and my A1C continued to increase until I began insulin injections. Is LADA, or any type of diabetes,...

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