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Overcoming Diabetes Challenges

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When Tracee was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 19, she wrestled with the physical and emotional challenges of having the disease. Being the only one in her immediate and extended family with diabetes, she felt it was unfair for her to deal with having a chronic disease when no one else she knew had to deal with anything similar.

New Clinical Trial Results on Insulin Pumps and Type 2 Diabetes

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By Dr. Francine Kaufman

Insulin pumps are often thought of as a medical device for people with type 1 diabetes. However, more and more research indicates that people with type 2 diabetes who are on multiple daily injections (MDI) of insulin can also benefit from using pumps. 

For example, new results from a study called the OpT2mise Trial were recently published.* This is the largest global study to evaluate and compare insulin pump therapy versus multiple daily insulin injections for people with type 2 diabetes.

Will's Story

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My story about diabetes certainly isn't a love story suited for Valentines Day, especially after more than 25 years of being set in my ways with my spouse. This was what actually what made her diagnosis that much more difficult. We were used to a lifestyle and eating habits that had to change as a result of her diagnosis, neither of which I was very fond of. Sugar and sweets taste great until you're faced with diabetes and you realize it's a life or death choice.

Anne's Story

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Sarah has lived with diabetes for 35 years, and we have been together for 20 of them. I didn't know very much about diabetes when we met in graduate school. Once in a while she would grab some apple juice and we'd wait a few minutes before taking a walk, or she'd refill her insulin pump while we were studying, but we didn't have long discussions about it.