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Don’t Get Offended, Educate

by Karyn Michelle Wofford Lately, it seems more diabetes drama and controversy has been popping up. You’ve got the guy who put up the sign in his restaurant telling diabetics to inject only in the bathroom, then you have the …

Harmless Germs May Prevent Disease

by Karyn Michelle Wofford I was reading an article the other day that discussed theories behind why Finland’s rate of type 1 diabetes has skyrocketed over the years, when poorer countries have not seen the same increase. Since the quality …

If You Use a CGM, Avoid Tylenol

by Karyn Michelle Wofford Many diabetics, including myself, enjoy the luxury of not having to stick their fingers six times a day, because they use a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). A CGM works by using a sensor with a tiny …

Insulin Affects Cholesterol

by Karyn Michelle Wofford When I received my December lab results in the mail two days ago, I went into panic mode. My LDL cholesterol, or “bad” cholesterol, was through the roof. My HDL, “good” cholesterol, was at least in …

When Patients Become Dollar Signs

by Karyn Michelle Wofford “How big is the potential market for diabetes drugs in China? As big as the entire populations of Australia, Canada and Argentina — combined. And it’s growing. That has drug manufacturers turning more attention to the …

Diabetes and Cancer

by Karyn Michelle Wofford According to numerous studies, diabetics, both type 1 and 2, are at higher risk for cancer than the average person. Certain cancers like liver, pancreas, and endometrial are twice as likely to occur in diabetics, says …