There are a lot of misconceptions around DKA, or diabetic ketoacidosis. It’s a common but very serious acute complication that develops when someone who is insulin dependent loses access to insulin (your pump line falls out, etc). Drs. Edelman and Pettus explain the causes, symptoms, and treatment.read more →
What causes heart disease, why do so many of us have it, how is it different for people with diabetes, and what can we do about it?read more →
The A1c is an important test for a lot of reasons, but it doesn’t tell the whole story about someone’s average blood sugar and what their daily fluctuations could be.read more →
Dr. Edelman shares his number one rule for getting through the amped up level of life that can happen around the holidays, but it’s also an important message to carry with you all year long.read more →
Traveling can be stressful enough without adding diabetes to the mix, but there’s one thing you can do to help make the experience as smooth as possible – plan ahead. Dr. Edelman shares some tips on how to make your travel experience the most worry-free it can be.read more →
The only thing worse than being around a ton of candy at Halloween is being around annoying people who try to tell you that you SHOULDN’T eat all that candy at Halloween. So what’s a person to do? Dr. E has some great advice on how to enjoy the holiday while navigating the deluge of sweets and treats.read more →
Blood sugar testing at the dinner table? A diabetic downing a dessert? The horror!
Dr. Edelman shares some creative reminders on how NOT to dine with a diabetic.
“Standard Deviation” can sound like an intimidating term, but all it means is how much our blood sugars bounce around from day to day. It can be a really useful tool to help us know what times of day we’re in range, and where we might need to make some adjustments for better control.read more →