Is Type 2 Diabetes Preventable?

Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic diseases worldwide and, if not well cared for, can lead to serious medical complications. If you have prediabetes, studies have proven there are ways to significantly reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and you can avoid or significantly reduce the risk of developing complications by controlling your glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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Vascular Complications: No Thanks, I’ll Pass!

The blood vessels in your body are like the pipes running through your home. The whole vascular system is the pipeline through which blood travels, carrying oxygen and nutrients to tissues. Chronically high blood sugar, high cholesterol and high blood pressure can cause damage to the walls of these ‘pipes’ leading to vascular complications, but these types of complications can be prevented.

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A Dose of Dr. E: The Diabetes Warranty Program

Most people who have lived with diabetes for awhile know how important it is to have your A1c checked routinely, but there are several other “regularly scheduled maintenance” checkups Dr. Edelman recommends to help protect you against complications down the road.

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It’s Not Just About Your A1c

What is the best way to know what your average blood glucose has been over the past few months? It is not the A1c test! The A1c test has many faults and, of course, the time in range, glycemic variability, and other measurements for glycemic control are of greater value to those of us with type 1. Irl is an international expert on this topic and will help you demystify A1c.

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A Dose of Dr. E: What Should Your A1c Really Be?

The A1c is one of the most important tests you can take for your diabetes, but what do you do with the results? Watch this “Dose of Dr. E” to find out!

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Your Own Personal Lab in the Palm of Your Hand

Your glucose meter is truly your own personal laboratory in the palm of your hand. Every person living with diabetes should have, and use, a glucose meter! Knowing your blood sugar level in relation to eating, exercising, sleeping, concurrent illnesses, emotional stress, medications, and all of the other many factors that can effect our glucose levels throughout the day and night is invaluable.

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