Latest Expert Articles

  • Take our Survey on Holiday Eating and Type 1 Diabetes
    Halloween decorations mean we have entered the carb-heavy holiday season. How do you balance the holidays and your Type 1 diabetes blood glucose management? Take this short survey on holiday carb management before October 31st, and enter into a drawing for a $25 Amazon.com gift card. We’ll publish the survey results in November. Loading…*Insulin Nation will not share your individual medical information or rent or sell your email address to any outside party. Do you ... Read More
    Published on Friday, October 20, 2017
  • 3 Easy Ways to Improve Bone Health
    Today marks World Osteoporosis Day, which is a day near and dear to my heart. Ever since witnessing the debilitating impact this disease had on my own grandmother, who actually fractured her back from just coughing, I have been determined to learn more about how to prevent osteoporosis. If you had asked me before I became a dietitian what I thought was the most important factor in maintaining strong bones, I would have told ... Read More
    Published on Friday, October 20, 2017
  • My Diabetes UnConference Experience 2017
    The fifth Diabetes UnConference took place in Alexandria, VA, very recently in early October. This was my third time attending this unique, "unscripted" gathering of adults with diabetes, where every participant is considered an expert and can as ... Read More
    Published on Friday, October 20, 2017
  • 3 Dietary Changes for a Slimmer and Healthier You!
    If you are just starting out on your weight loss journey, remember this one tip: consistency is key. Another reminder: when you feel like the scale is stuck, you need to stick with it. If your “it” refers to restrictive dieting and extreme workouts, then the chances that you will be able to sustain these behaviors long term are slim to none. It’s time for you to start thinking about strategies- behaviors that you can ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • How to Have a Colonoscopy While Taking Insulin
    Certified diabetes educator Becky Wells recently retired from working with a diabetes self-management education program at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. She has shared her “Ask the Diabetes Educator” advice columns from that program with Insulin Nation. Question: I have a colonoscopy scheduled, and I am being asked to not eat food, and only drink clear liquids during the prep work I need to do the day before the test. What should I do ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, October 19, 2017
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