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Lets Chat: Diabetes and Pregnancy

Did you know? Gestational diabetes (GD) is a type of diabetes that can sometimes develop in some women when pregnant. Essentially, it refers to higher than normal levels of blood glucose which if not managed can mean complications for both mom and baby.1 How does gestational diabetes occur? Researchers aren’t sure why certain women develop gestational diabetes and other don’t, but research has indicated that you may be at increased risk of developing gestational diabetes if: You are overweight or obese. You are older.  You have a family history of...

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Thinking About an Insulin Pump

Like many questions, “to pump or not to pump?” has multiple correct answers. An insulin pump is an important tool in diabetes management. If you're thinking about making a switch to an insulin pump, we recommend discussing these points with your diabetes care team. Blood glucose control. Because an insulin pump can more closely mimic the way a healthy pancreas delivers insulin, using an insulin pump can help to improve blood glucose control and reduce episodes of low blood glucose.1 (And if you live with diabetes, even small improvements can be worth embracing.) With an insulin pump,...

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Advanced Insulin Pump Features

Today's insulin pumps can provide insulin much like a natural, healthy pancreas would. With settings for long, leisurely meals and bursts of physical activity, you can give your body the insulin you need when you need it. Think you're ready? Talk to your healthcare provider (HCP) or diabetes specialist about putting these advanced features to work for you. Precise hourly basal rates. We talk about a continuous dose of insulin, but really, you can work with your HCP and set your background dose to change throughout the day and night. For example, you can increase your early morning basal rate to...

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Transitions: From Orals to Insulin

Has your healthcare provider talked to you about insulin? For many people, this can bring on mixed feelings and questions – often based on myths that simply are not true. Here are 5 facts to keep in mind: Diabetes is an insulin problem, not a sugar problem. After all, sugar doesn't cause diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes don't manufacture enough insulin, or their bodies can't use it properly, so they're unable to process the food they take in.1 Sometimes it takes insulin to solve an insulin problem. Moving to insulin is normal for most people....

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