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If You’re Tired of Injections, Try This Insulin Patch

“When I see new diabetes technology, I ask myself, ‘Where does it shine?’” said Jennifer Okemah, MS, RD, BCADM, CDCES, CSSD, from Salute Nutrition near Seattle, WA. She admits she was skeptical of the CeQur Simplicity insulin patch at first. “I quickly realized the shine of this insulin patch technology is how basic it is,” said Okemah. Worn on your abdomen for […]


5 Big Myths About Diabetes

1. The reason your blood sugar is high in the morning is because of what you ate for dinner the previous night. There are many reasons why blood sugar can be elevated in the morning and food is only one reason. During the night or during long periods of not eating, your liver makes glucose for your […]


Putting Inhaled Insulin to the Test

WRITTEN BY: GINGER VIEIRA Editor’s Note: This article is about Ginger’s personal experience using Afrezza, and what has worked for her may not work for everyone. Please consult your healthcare team before making any changes to your diabetes care regimen. Beyond Type 1 has an active partnership with MannKind, makers of Afrezza. This article was […]


A Closer Look at Drugstore Glucose Meter Brands

Blood glucose meters are, of course, a key tool in managing diabetes because they allow people with diabetes to see what their blood glucose level is within a matter of seconds, empowering them to take corrective action if necessary. Like all diabetes supplies, however, glucose meters can be expensive and hard to obtain without insurance […]

Matcha Granola

Source: 40aprons.com Jump to Recipe Serves 8 Ingredients 3 cups rolled oats 2 cups nuts and/or seeds 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons oil 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon real maple syrup 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 teaspoons matcha powder Instructions: Preheat oven to 250º F. In a large bowl, combine […]

Matcha Yogurt Popsicles

Source: karalydon.com Jump to Recipe Makes 6 popsicles Ingredients 3 cups Greek yogurt 3 tbsp honey 1 tbsp matcha green tea powder 1 tsp vanilla extract Instructions: Instructions: In a medium mixing bowl, stir together yogurt, honey, and vanilla. Add matcha green tea powder and whisk together until smooth. Fill popsicle molds with yogurt mixture […]

Food for Thought: Diet Fails

As the month of January rolls by, New Year’s dieting promises tend to fizzle out. Many people who’ve resolved to follow the latest fad diet, such as keto, paleo and flexitarian regimes, find themselves back where they started by the time February arrives. Studies show that for a majority of people, the weight piles back […]

Diabetes Etiquette

DON’T offer unsolicited advice about my eating or other aspects of diabetes. You may mean well, but giving advice about someone’s personal habits, especially when it is not requested isn’t very nice. Besides, many of the popularly help beliefs about diabetes (“You should stop eating sugar”) are out of date or don’t apply to type […]

Plant-Based Diets: Can They Be Too High in Carbs for Diabetes?

It’s no secret that eating more plants is good for everyone’s health. The nutrients and antioxidants they provide protect cells from oxidative damage and inflammation. That may in turn, reduce the risk of developing many chronic diseases, including diabetes. However, people with prediabetes or diabetes often ask whether diets that restrict animal protein are a […]