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Neuropathy Medications vs Natural Options

Neuropathy Medications vs Natural Options

What does neuropathy (nerve damage) feel like? Pins and needles Uncomfortable tingling and burning Oversensitivity (such as pain from feet touching a blanket) Reduced feeling (numbness)   What causes neuropathy? High blood sugars from diabetes over time can damage nerves and interfere with their ability to send signals because of loss...

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Diabetes & Deductibles

Diabetes & Deductibles

It’s the new year, and suddenly your prescriptions are astronomically expensive! What happened? Likely, it’s your deductible! Whether you have Medicare or a private/employer commercial insurance plan – almost everyone can experience the “sticker shock” of paying full price for their medications until their deductible is met. Definitely consider the...

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9 things they don’t tell you about Diabetes

9 things they don’t tell you about Diabetes

1) Everyone is different!   Don’t feel bad when your friend says that their blood sugars are great when they eat a certain way and it doesn’t work for you. Everyone’s experience with diabetes is different and unique to them! Your blood sugar reacts differently based on your genetics, based...

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Why Control Cholesterol with Diabetes?

Why Control Cholesterol with Diabetes?

Hear what nationally renowned diabetes specialist Dr. Jodi Strong, from our Medical Advisory Board, has to say about managing cholesterol.    Of course people with diabetes are concerned about their blood sugars... however, many people with diabetes aren’t sure of the connection with high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease. In...

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Men's Sexual Health & Diabetes

Men's Sexual Health & Diabetes

Erectile dysfunction (ED) and low libido are common in men with diabetes. Diabetic nerve damage can cause numbness, pain, or lack of feeling in the genitals which can inhibit orgasm or make it difficult to feel sexual stimulation.

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Exercise & Diabetes 101

Exercise & Diabetes 101

Read on as pharmacist and Co-Founder Dr. Redmond answers some commonly asked questions about exercising with diabetes.    How does exercise help lower blood sugars? Exercise naturally sensitizes insulin and makes the body’s natural insulin work better. It helps “burns off” the extra sugar in the body for energy -...

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) & Insulin Resistance

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) & Insulin Resistance

What is the connection between Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Pre-diabetes?  Certain people are born with a set of genes that make their tissues “insulin resistant”. This means that the insulin the pancreas produces doesn’t work well - again based on genetics and other factors like obesity and a diet high...

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Fighting Diabetic Neuropathy

Fighting Diabetic Neuropathy

 WHAT IS DIABETIC NEUROPATHY? Up to 80% of people with diabetes will develop neuropathy (or nerve damage).  Unfortunately, the risk of experiencing neuropathy increases the longer you have had diabetes. Many people report significant pain which can feel like burning, shooting pains, tingling, numbness, and increased sensitivity with touch.  Even...

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How to Lower Blood Sugars

How to Lower Blood Sugars

“How can I lower my blood sugars?” It’s the number one question I hear. Many people want a simple, one-stop, easy solution — preferably one that will allow them to eat and live as they did before they had diabetes, but, there’s not. In all my years of research, I’ve...

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FDA Finds Carcinogen in Some Versions of Metformin

FDA Finds Carcinogen in Some Versions of Metformin

On May 27, 2020, the FDA announced certain extended-release (ER) versions of metformin tested positive for unsafe levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Metformin was recalled in both Singapore and Canada this last year because of the same concerns with NDMA contamination.   The World Health Organization classifies NDMA as a probable...

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