Blood Sugar Management

Can I Go on a Low-Carb Diet?

A frequently asked question of doctors is what kind of diet should I be on to manage my diabetes? Can I go on a low-carbohydrate diet? These questions come from several different places. All of […]

Associated Conditions

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is a disease that causes “progressive damage to the retina, the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye” (AOA, 2009). Just like with diabetic neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy develops […]

Associated Conditions

How to Treat Diabetic Nerve Pain

Around 60% to 70% of people with diabetes develop neuropathy (Dyck, 2013). This damage to the nerves can cause tingling in areas such as arms, legs, fingers, toes, hands, and feet. It is common for […]

why is insulin so expensive
Associated Conditions

Why Is Insulin So Expensive?

According to Diabetes Daily, “Insulin is the hormone in our body that allows glucose (sugar) to get into the cells of our body that need glucose for energy” (Diabetes Daily, 2016). For most people with […]