Tag Archives: Diabetes

Diabetes myths and facts

Myth: No one in my family has diabetes, so I won’t get the disease. Fact: It’s true that having a parent or sibling with diabetes increases your risk for getting diabetes. In fact, family history is a risk factor for both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. However, many people with diabetes have no… Read More »

Diabetes – insulin therapy

Insulin therapy replaces the insulin the body would normally make. People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin every day. People with type 2 diabetes need to take insulin when other treatments and medicines fail to control blood sugar levels. Insulin doses are given in two main ways: Basal dose – provides a steady amount… Read More »