Don’t Freak Out! 10 Things to Know If You’ve Been Diagnosed with Type 2

Don't Freak Out!  10 Things to Know If You've Been Diagnosed with Type 2

1. No, It Probably Isn’t a Mistake When first diagnosed, many people find it difficult to believe. They think it must be a terrible mistake, believing that perhaps another test is needed or thinking maybe it will just go away. This is a very natural response to the shock of receiving the diagnosis. Unfortunately, it is very likely that your

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Diabetes and Mindfulness

Diabetes and Mindfulness

Learning how to be mindful can take some practice, and it can be especially difficult to pay attention to experiences in the present moment when you are busy doing everything necessary to manage your diabetes. Even though it may not be easy, mindfulness can be a valuable tool you can use to help you manage difficult diabetes-related emotions.

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A Dose of Dr. E: Sick Day Rules

A Dose of Dr. E:  Sick Day Rules

Should you give yourself more or less insulin if you’re sick?  What if you can’t hold anything down at all?  Are “sick day rules” different for people with type 1 than type 2?  Dr. Edelman explains what to do when you have the flu.  

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Ozempic: Sugar Coated Success or the Best of Its Kind?

Ozempic:  Sugar Coated Success or the Best of Its Kind?

Recently approved by the FDA, Ozempic sets itself apart from other once-weekly GLP-1 RAs for type 2 diabetes by demonstrating the quickest and greatest effect in reducing blood glucose and body weight in studies. Is it right for you?

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4 Steps to Lasting Weight Loss

4 Steps to Lasting Weight Loss

Anyone who has tried to lose weight understands what a challenge it can be. Here are a few strategies from specialist Dr. Aaron Morse to keep in mind if you are working toward that goal.

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Breathe It In: Inhaled Insulin Options for Type 2 Diabetes

Breathe It In: Inhaled Insulin Options for Type 2 Diabetes

Many people with type 2 diabetes have fears about starting insulin therapy, but using inhaled insulin, one of the newest insulin options, may get around some of these fears. One thing is for sure, using ANY type of insulin will help control your diabetes and does not represent a failure on your part! Diabetes is a progressive disease, and at least a third of people with type 2 diabetes will eventually need insulin.

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TCOYD Online Workshop: Basal Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes

TCOYD Online Workshop: Basal Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes

In this three-part online educational series, Dr. Steve Edelman, MD and Dr. Jeremy Pettus, MD cover Basal insulin, and how it can help people with type 2 diabetes.

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Medications and Surgical Options for Weight Loss

Medications and Surgical Options for Weight Loss

Few people can argue that losing weight is difficult, and keeping the weight off is even harder. For those folks suffering from “diabesity” – both type 2 diabetes and obesity – maintaining a “healthy” weight seems like a never-ending battle. So why is it so easy to gain weight, yet so difficult to lose it? If you have type 2 and are struggling with your weight, these new medications and surgical options might be right for you.

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How to Support Your Loved One with Diabetes

How to Support Your Loved One with Diabetes

We mean well.  We really do.  We only want the best for our loved ones, but sometimes we unintentionally say or do the wrong thing when we’re trying to help. Dr. Bill Polonsky, founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, offers these tips on how best to support someone you care about who is living with diabetes.

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8 Tips for Sexual Satisfaction

8 Tips for Sexual Satisfaction

Many diabetes-related complications are commonly known and openly discussed, but when it comes to sex, many people still clam up.

Discussing sexual issues with your partner and/or doctor can be awkward at first, but the benefits are well worth it. There are lots of different types of treatment options available which can positively impact not only your sex life, but your overall health as well.

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