Amy Shults RDN, CDN, CDE
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Certified Diabetes Educator

May 26, 2020

Type 2 diabetes, previously known as adult onset diabetes, is a disease in which blood sugars are too high. This is because the body is resistant to insulin, a hormone that lowers blood sugars by moving sugar from the bloodstream into the cells. Due to this resistance,...

December 10, 2019

Tired of injecting multiple medications into your body to help manage your blood sugars? Wouldn’t it be convenient if they could be administered all in the same injection? Enter fixed ratio combination drugs! Similar to how premixed insulins are a combination of basal...

October 8, 2019

Type 1 Diabetes, formerly known as juvenile diabetes, is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases cause the immune system to overreact, and in response to a trigger, will attack the body’s own tissues. In Type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks the beta cells in t...

August 13, 2019

Premixed insulin is a product that contains two different kinds of insulin, basal and bolus, all in one injection. It comes premixed and ready to go in either a vial or insulin pen. This means that all of your insulin needs will be met with just one product. Some peopl...

June 11, 2019

Pregnancy hormones can make your body do weird things! Unfortunately, for some women, these hormone changes can lead to gestational diabetes. According to the CDC, gestational diabetes affects about 9% of pregnancies.

Gestational diabetes literally means diabetes during...

April 9, 2019

Pioglitazone (Actos) and Rosiglitazone (Avandia) are part of the drug class called thiazolidinesdiones, or TZDs for short. They work by decreasing insulin resistance and decreasing how much glucose is being produced in the liver. You may not notice a significant improv...

February 12, 2019

A Certified Diabetes Educator, or CDE for short, is a healthcare professional who has experience and training in the care of people with diabetes and prediabetes. They help educate, support and advocate for people affected by diabetes.

To become a CDE, one has to be a h...

December 11, 2018

There are many different types of insulin on the market, and they can generally be categorized into two different kinds: basal or bolus. Basal insulin is a "background" insulin which controls blood sugars all day long. Bolus insulin (also called mealtime or prandial in...

October 9, 2018

If you have diabetes, you’ve probably heard your doctor talk about your A1C. As a refresher, it is a blood test that determines what your average blood sugars have been over the past 2-3 months. The American Diabetes Association recommends an A1C of less than 7.0% for...

August 15, 2018

Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors, or simply AGIs, include Acarbose (Precose) and Miglitol (Glyset). AGIs aid in stabilizing blood sugars by reducing the amount of sugar absorbed by small intestines.

These drugs are not commonly used in the United States, but they may b...

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Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only. It should not be a substitute for individual advice from a health care professional. Talk with your physician, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and/or Certified Diabetes Educator about what is best for you and your health.

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