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Explanation Of Medicare Part D Benefits for 2020

2019-11-21T15:21:03+00:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Diabetes|Tags: |

What to expect in 2020 for your Medicare (Part D) Drug Benefits As 2020 approaches, Diabetes Texas wants to make sure that all of our patients are aware of any updates and changes they may experience with their coverage. Below is a downloaded one-sheet guide that explains the Medicare part D benefits. For

Diabetes Is A Growing Global Issue

2019-11-21T14:14:41+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes|Tags: , |

Medical Spending On Diabetes Cracks The Top 20 Global Economies In 2019, diabetes is estimated to have caused at least $760 billion in health expenditures. To put that in perspective, if diabetes were a country and that was its GDP, diabetes would rank #20 in world economies.  Just edging out Switzerland with a

Basics of the Pancreas

2019-11-21T14:16:11+00:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: A1C Testing, Diabetes, Insulin, Nutrition|Tags: , , |

The pancreas is a 6-inch-long organ that sits behind the stomach and across the back of the abdomen. The pancreas gets its name from the Greek words pan ‘all’ and kreas ‘flesh’. This organ is a heterocrine gland and has roles in both the digestive system and the endocrine system.

A Quick Breakdown of Diabetes and Hyperglycemia

2019-11-19T21:48:59+00:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Nutrition|Tags: , , |

In the US, 100 million adults were either living with diabetes or were prediabetic as of 2017. There are nearly 3 million people in Texas that have diabetes. That is almost 15% of the entire population. For those with diabetes, mismanagement of the disease can result in complications such nerve damage,

Controlling Your Portions with The Plate Method

2019-11-21T14:22:40+00:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Nutrition|Tags: , , |

What is healthy eating? This is a question that gets thrown around a lot, and has many different answers, depending on who you ask. Defining Healthy Eating In general, eating healthy is eating what your body needs - not too much or too little of one type of food

Krista Marston, RN-CDE at Diabetes Texas, and a Type 1 Diabetic

2019-11-21T14:35:47+00:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes|Tags: |

At Diabetes Texas, it's important that our patients know they are receiving compassionate care. Today we shine the spotlight on our diabetes educator Krista Marston. She is a registered nurse, a certified diabetes educator, and soon to be mother of two. She also has type 1 diabetes. Watch the video below to

The Basics of Carbohydrates and Your Diabetes

2019-11-21T14:36:46+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes, Nutrition|Tags: , , |

What Are Carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients (molecules the body uses to obtain energy) that your body obtains from foods you eat. The other two macronutrients are protein and fats. Carbs are the sugars, starches, and fibers found in fruits, grains, and vegetables. Though they are often stigmatized by many diets,

What’s The Difference Between Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes?

2019-11-19T21:38:44+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Diabetes|Tags: , , , , |

Diabetes is a group of chronic diseases that stem from blood glucose levels becoming too high. Glucose, sugar, comes from the food you eat being metabolized. Insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas, shuttles glucose from the blood and into your cells to use as energy. There are two major types

3 Factors That Can Put You At Risk For Type 2 Diabetes

2019-11-19T22:06:02+00:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Diabetes|Tags: |

Type 2 diabetes is one of the major types of diabetes. It is a chronic condition that affects how your body metabolizes sugar (glucose). With type 2 diabetes, your body either does not produce enough insulin or resists the effects of insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and