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Psychological Insulin Resistance

Guest Post by David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator One of the main conclusions the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) investigators themselves have drawn from their findings is that combinations of treatments will routinely be needed for type 2 diabetes. It proved that glycemic control limits retinopathy (and probably other microvascular complications) as much for type…

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Insulin Use: Basic Self Adjustment Strategies

***NOTE: Always Discuss your self care plans with your health care professionals before making changes, especially with insulin dose adjustments. The comments here are made as a general guideline and not for an individual to follow without support from their usual diabetes  team.*** Guest Post by David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator When first diagnosed with diabetes…

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“I forgot to measure my BGL ….. “

Guest Post from David Mapletoft, Diabetes Educator Do you use your blood glucose level meter like a compass, giving you some direction with your diabetes self care plan? And if so, is missing an occasional blood glucose level really a problem? At a meeting of diabetes health care professional specialists a few years ago I met an…

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