Category: Diabetes Information

Want to learn more about diabetes? Here are some posts with information that can help you or your loved ones with their own diabetic journeys or help you avoid diabetes altogether.


First Use of Insulin on a Human

Today marks 100 years since insulin was first used on a human being to treat diabetes. A little history on the discovery of insulin. Insulin was discovered in the pancreas by two German researchers, Oskar Minkowski and Joseph von Mering, in 1889. They also made the connection between polyuria (excessive urination) and diabetes, and tested […]

Guest Post: Tips for Newly Diagnosed Individuals with Diabetes

Guess what, folks! We have another guest post from our wonderful friends at The Diabetes App for you lovely people today. These are great tips for our newly diagnosed loved ones. You are not alone, remember that. If you haven’t already checked out The Diabetes App, I highly suggest you do. It’s free and who […]

Why I Think Seeing a Dietician is Beneficial for Diabetics

Last year, I wrote a blog post about having your Diabetes Care Team and why it’s so important for you to choose the right people. Choosing the right people that support you and are helpful and sensitive to your current condition is so important. I’m part of a diabetes support group for women on Facebook […]

What is the Glycemic Index?

Some of you may have heard the term “glycemic index” thrown around in the diabetes community and you have no clue what that means. That’s perfectly fine, here’s an entrance in to the topic of the glycemic index. The glycemic index (GI) is a system that ranks foods on a scale from 0 to 100 […]

You’re Diabetic, Now What?

Your doctor gave you the dreaded diagnosis. Your blood tests are in and it’s confirmed. You’re either prediabetic or fully diabetic. What is there left to do? Well you could wallow in your own self doubt OR you could take a stand and get your life in order! Let’s go with the second option and […]

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

So your doctor has officially diagnosed you with diabetes. That’s pretty heavy, but don’t let this be your downfall. Let this diagnosis be the start of your amazing journey. Here are some questions you can ask your doctor to help you on your journey. What are the results of my blood tests (especially my A1C)? […]

What is Blood Sugar and A1C?

Blood sugar is the main sugar found in the blood. We get the glucose from the food we eat. Blood sugar is an important source of energy for the body’s organs, muscles, and nervous system. The insulin produced by the pancreas helps to regulate the glucose in the bloodstream so that it can be stored […]

Some Signs You Might Have Diabetes

DISCLAIMER: There is no true way to know if you have diabetes unless your doctor orders you a blood test that specifically looks at your blood sugar. However, this is a list of symptoms that could help alert you that something might be wrong. Here is a list of symptoms that could indicate you have […]

What is Diabetes?

The most basic definition of diabetes is “a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood and urine.” Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps glucose from food be better […]