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The Best Camping Food for Diabetics

What better way to spend your summer than going camping? But the complexity of your diet as a diabetic patient might make it challenging to eat healthy over a bonfire.
As someone with diabetes, you know blood sugar management and diet are critical. You can’t consume just any food or pack just any freeze-dried meals. Don’t worry; with some planning, you can have a fantastic camping trip and keep your diabetes in check.
The key is packing the right non-perishable foods that are easy to make over a fire or camp stove to stabilize your blood sugar.

How to Lose Weight When You Have Diabetes Type 2

Obesity is a chronic condition that’s difficult to manage. Sadly, this health problem increases one’s risk for multiple illnesses, and this includes type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Canada stated that about 80-90% of individuals with type 2 diabetes are currently overweight or obese. This is partially affected by the fact that intensive insulin therapy and some antihyperglycemic medications have a correlation with weight gain, thus further increasing one’s weight.
Though obesity is difficult to treat, it’s not impossible for …

Harmful Effects of Vaping on Young Women’s Fertility

The use of e-cigarettes rather than traditional cigarettes is becoming more common. Many people prefer using this new device because it poses lesser detrimental effects among the users and the people around them. A fraction of them is young pregnant women.
They prefer hitting on e-cigarettes for a safer action. However, smoking these devices may also pose harmful effects to the body. One of these is affecting the fertility of women, especially the younger ones.
What are E-Cigarettes?
An electronic cigarette or e-cigarette is a device that serves as an alternative to …

t:slim (with Control-IQ)

It is an insulin pump system and Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) in one device. The pump and the CGM work together
within a single system. It means that you can see all your glucose data on the pump screen without having to rely on a separate
device. However, if you prefer not to use the CGM, you get the flexibility to use t:slim as a stand-alone device.
Features of t:slim      
1. Automatic Insulin Adjustment
This pump automatically adjusts the …

Medtronic Minimed 770G Insulin Pump Review

The Minimed 770G is the newest CGM system that has just been approved in Canada. Aside from the same features as 670G it offers additional features new to Medtronics.
The features of 670G and 770G include:
1. Automatic Insulin Adjustment
The pump can adjust insulin based on the glucose reading from the CGM. Its auto-mode automatically adjusts basal insulin-up or down – every 5 minutes. When the glucose rises background insulin is increased and when the glucose drops, background insulin is decreased.
2. Predictive Technology
Prevents lows because of its predictive …

How to Use an Insulin Pump

If you are looking at using an insulin pump therapy for your diabetes, there are important things that you must take into consideration. First things first, you need to find out the appropriate dose you need based on the type of your diabetes, your lifestyle, and the food you eat. To know all these, you must pay attention to every detail that your diabetes care team will tell you.
Before starting insulin pump diabetes you must learn the following.

How to program the pump according to your …

Omnipod System and Omnipof Dash Reviews

For those who are new to Omnipod, it is a unique insulin management system that has a tubeless pump that delivers up to 3
days of insulin for each application. It is composed of a wearable pod that is controlled by a personal diabetes manager (PDM), which allows patients to deliver insulin wirelessly.
Benefits of Omnipod
1. No Tubing
This insulin pump does not have a tube because the insulin is contained within the pod itself. Hence, you can wear the pod discreetly under clothing while carrying the Omnipod dash system PDM separately.
2. No Needle Needed…

FreeStyleLibre Flash Glucose Monitor by Abbott

Abbot’s FreeStyleLibre Flash Glucose Monitor is a handheld device that can continuously measure sugar levels in a matter of seconds. It was launched internationally in 2014 and was approved for use by the FDA in the United States in 2017. The Libre features a “Flash Monitoring System,” an advanced technology that uses a handheld receiver or smartphone app.  The users wear a small disc sensor about the size of a quarter coin in their upper arm, then hold the smartphone with an app or the handheld reader device near the arm where the disc is attached. The reader or app scans the disc for data, then the patient will see the results…

How to Store Insulin

Pancreas is an organ in the body and it is located immediately behind the stomach and it functions to release insulin into the bloodstream. Insulin is a hormone that helps manage the body’s sugar level and metabolism. When we eat, our intestine breaks down carbohydrates into glucose, a type of sugar. This glucose goes directly into our bloodstream making our blood sugar level rise.
In this case, the pancreas releases insulin according to the level of sugar (glucose) in the bloodstream, which then converts blood sugar into useful energy. It is also responsible for storing excess sugar the muscles, fat cells, and liver to use later …