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diaTribe provides free cutting-edge diabetes insights and actionable tips for people with diabetes. Our mission is to help individuals better understand their diabetes and to make our readers happier and healthier.

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What You Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines and Diabetes ...

Now that two COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for use in the United States, and eight more around the world, many questions are circulating about the vaccines, their safety, and when to get vaccinated. People with type 2 diabetes or obesity will be eligible for early vaccination in the US in ...

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When Can I Get the COVID Vaccine if I Have Diabetes ...

With the authorizations of two COVID-19 vaccines for use in the US, and more globally, come many questions about when people with diabetes will be able to receive the vaccine. Where do you fall in the vaccine line? Find out more about what you can expect – whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes – depending on where you live.

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What’s Coming and What’s Delayed in Automated Insulin ...

By Albert Cai. Updates and delays from Medtronic, Tandem, and Insulet. With several clinical trials on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re bringing you a roundup of the latest updates on the future automated insulin delivery systems.Understandably, the FDA also announced a few months ago that it would focus its efforts on devices related to COVID-19.

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And Staying Well – During a Pandemic Winter - diaTribe

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is not going away just yet, and as the weather grows colder and the holidays approach, you may have questions about how to keep yourself and others safe this winter. Here’s how to know (and lower!) your risks, plus tips for staying as healthy as possible

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What’s Coming and What’s Delayed in Continuous Glucose ...

By Albert Cai. Updates and delays from Abbott, Dexcom, Medtronic, and Senseonics. With several clinical trials on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re bringing you a roundup of the latest updates on future continuous glucose monitors ().Understandably, the FDA also announced a few months ago that it would focus its efforts on devices related to COVID-19.

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Want to Donate Your Unused Diabetes Supplies? | diaTribe

By Eliza Skoler. If you’ve got unused diabetes supplies that you no longer need, don’t throw them away! Here are several easy ways that you can donate your supplies to others.

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Navigating a Colonoscopy with Diabetes: Advice and ...

Specific dietary instructions and new medication schedules are common in the days leading up to a colonoscopy, but can be especially challenging for people with diabetes. If you have diabetes, it is important to know how you should prepare for this test and how to manage your blood sugars before, during, and after the procedure

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Low-Cost, Low-Carb – 19 Diabetes Recipes that Fit the Bill

By Catherine Newman. Cooking can get expensive when being mindful of nutrition, so we’ve put together a list of meals that come in under $3 per serving.

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Type 2 Diabetes Remission: What is it and How Can it be ...

Learn about three ways that may put type 2 diabetes into remission: low-carbohydrate diets, low-calorie diets, and bariatric surgery

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Intermittent Fasting: Stabilizing My Morning Blood Sugars ...

Justine shares her experience using intermittent fasting to keep her morning blood sugars in range and to feel better all day long

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I Had COVID-19 and Type 1 Diabetes | diaTribe

By Cynthia Katsingris. Thirty years of diabetes management prepared me to take care of my body, fight COVID-19, and recover from the virus. I have type 1 diabetes, and I was diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Control-IQ: The Good, the Challenges, and Tips | diaTribe

By Katie Bacon. After a month of her daughter using Control-IQ, Katie Bacon reviews the pros and cons of the algorithm and shares her family’s tips and takeaways

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Veterans Can Now Get Dexcom’s G6 CGM at VA Pharmacies

The Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor will be fully covered for eligible veterans with type 1 or type 2 diabetes on rapid-acting insulin, and veterans can get it quickly and directly from a VA pharmacy

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Uninsured and Need Insulin? | diaTribe

If you are uninsured or have recently lost your employee-based insurance, it might seem like your options for managing your diabetes are limited. Challenges with access and affordability can increase the chance that people will ration or skip doses of insulin, leading to many serious complications ...

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Your A1C May Not Be Reliable If You Have Chronic Kidney ...

Chronic kidney disease is a major complication associated with diabetes that can lead to inaccurate A1C measurements. Here we explain why this is and what you can do to manage your blood sugars if you have kidney disease

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Can Ozempic Protect the Kidneys for People with Type 2 ...

By Divya Gopisetty. A trial is enrolling over 3,000 individuals living with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Clinical Trial Identifier: NCT03819153 Trial Name: A Research Study to See How Semaglutide Works Compared to Placebo in People with Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease (FLOW) Diabetes type: Type 2 What the trial is testing:

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Dexcom Will Discontinue G4 and G5 CGM Systems in the ...

This June, Dexcom will stop selling G4 Platinum and G5 CGM transmitters; the Dexcom Share 2 application will cease working. Starting in 2021, you will not be able to download the Dexcom Studio app. This is all a way to clear the way for Dexcom’s G7

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Looking Back on 2020 with Gratitude | diaTribe

As 2020 comes to an end, we reflect on the past year with immense gratitude for our community. In 2021 at diaTribe, we will continue to focus on helping people with diabetes and prediabetes live happy and healthy lives.

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Health Equity: A Framework for Improving Health Outcomes ...

By Tom Cirillo and Cherise Shockley. At our virtual Musings Under the Moon #8 gathering, experts in health equity gathered to discuss what health equity really means, what its barriers are, and what actions are needed to achieve health equity.. COVID-19 has changed the way people with diabetes look at the world.It has forced the healthcare community to consider not just the impact of the ...

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