If you use an insulin pump or multiple daily injections to treat your diabetes, you’ve probably heard of (or performed) basal rate testing. It’s a test you can perform to measure the appropriateness of your basal (or background) insulin doses. … Read more
Last month, the journal Nature published a study that showed consuming non-caloric artificial sweeteners like aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose, is associated with glucose intolerance – a condition leading to higher-than-normal blood glucose levels. Read more
We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Le Creuset to celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month and promote home cooking. Enter this giveaway to win a beautiful French Blue French Oven. Blue, don’t forget, is the color of diabetes awareness! “Gather your … Read more
ASweetLife is thrilled to be teaming up with Magimix by Robot-Coupe to promote home cooking during Diabetes Awareness Month. As we all know, fast food is an unhealthy trap. The more we cook ourselves, the more control we have … Read more
Halloween is just around the corner, so get ready to grab a pumpkin and Smash Diabetes to kick off Diabetes Awareness Month in November. The idea behind Smash Diabetes is to visually show the world how frustrated we are about the never-ending grind we often face in silence. Read more
On November 3, the FDA will host an unprecedented discussion between the diabetes community and senior agency leadership (both drugs and devices). The event will be live webcast from 1 – 4 pm. We want this to be nothing short of a home run. Read more
We are very excited to announce that the Marjorie t-shirt fundraiser sale kicks off today. Shirts will be available to purchase until October 17th.
Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is just around the corner. Traditionally, Rosh Hashana meals include apples and honey which symbolize a sweet new year, and guarantee a fast rise in blood glucose levels. So what’s a diabetic to do?
One option is, of course, to have a tiny bite and call it quits…. Read more
College life with diabetes can get complicated and overwhelming. The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a resource whose sole focus is to help students as they navigate through the wonderful chaos of college. CDN just reiterating “doctors office advice”, it connects you with your peers so that you can share real experiences and find what works best for you. Read more
People with diabetes are at greater risk of developing gum disease (gingivitis and periodontal disease) than people who do not have diabetes. Gum disease is a bacterial infection in the mouth can cause blood glucose levels to rise. The link is inflammation. The build-up of inflammatory substances in the blood can worsen chronic health conditions.