Motivational Tips for Getting Started to Get Fit

If you have diabetes or are at risk for developing the disease, deciding to commit to fitness can be a real lifesaver. If you aren’t sure where to begin or need a little support getting back on track, here are a few simple starting points from the brand new book Diabetes and Keeping Fit For Dummies.

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Is Gluten-Free the Way to Be?

These days it seems like you can’t wander down a grocery aisle or peruse a restaurant menu without seeing all kinds of gluten-free products. So you aren’t in the minority if you are asking yourself, “What is gluten? And should I be eating this stuff?”

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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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Medicare’s smartphone restriction of Dexcom G5 hurts patients

When I first wrote about Medicare’s guidance in covering the Dexcom G5 Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), I was concerned about some wording that suggested that Medicare would not allow the use of a smartphone as a secondary display.

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Apple just announced a major upgrade for Dexcom and Apple Watch

“An exciting nugget of information for Dexcom users was hidden among more eye-catching announcements during yesterday’s Keynote Address at Apple’s WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) in San Jose. Near the end of his preview of the upcoming watchOS 4 software update for Apple Watch, Kevin Lynch (VP of Technology at Apple) briefly showed a slide that included Dexcom’s CGM watchface. He stated

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A promising innovation in insulin delivery: the OneTouch Via patch

The pain of insulin injections is well-documented, and the diabetes community is always searching for better alternatives. One such promising technology is the long-awaited OneTouch Via, an insulin patch pump from Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Calibra Medical.

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Why the Medtronic 670G Artificial Pancreas is a huge deal for diabetes

So you’ve read all the headlines about an artificial pancreas and how it’s supposed to change the world for diabetes, but what does it really mean? We understand the skepticism… Remember: Medtronic previously claimed to have released an artificial pancreas system back in 2013.

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