Diabetes affects your body's ability to use sugar to make energy. This happens when your pancreas is unable to make the right amounts of insulin to help process sugar or when your body is not able to properly use insulin. The sugar stays in your bloodstream, causing blood sugar levels to increase. If blood sugars are poorly controlled, both short-term and long-term complications can develop. Short-term complications may include dizziness, fatigue, frequent urination, increased hunger or thirst, and even loss of consciousness. Long-term complications include heart, kidney, eye, and nerve damage. In some cases, people need to have their feet or legs amputated due to poor circulation. There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 (formerly called insulin-dependent) diabetes. Your pancreas makes very little or no insulin. You'll need regular injections of replacement insulin. Type 2 (formerly called non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Your body doesn't manufacture enough insulin or has trouble using it. This type, which affects 90% of people with diabetes, can be controlled with diet and medication (pills or insulin injections). Trying to keep blood sugar levels under control requires frequent monitoring, so home testing kits are particularly helpful. Home testing allows you to control your diabetes, instead of it controlling you. It also allows you to see how certain foods and activities affect your blood sugar level. Most blood sugar testing kits consist of a blood sugar monitor and test strips. Put a drop of your blood on the strip and stick it in the meter. The meter gives you a reading of your blood sugar level, usually in under a minute. Some brands of meters store your readings and provide averages. Models are also available that download results to a personal computer d Continue reading >>
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Us Ecommerce Shoppers Adopting International Buying Habits According To Tim Hoj Of Warehouseos
Tim Hoj, CEO of Warehouse Mobile Solutions, makers of WarehouseOS, noted that U.S. e-commerce consumers are widening their buying power to the international markets. “As self-educating as consumers have become, online retailers should expect their customers to grow more sophisticated in their preferences and willing to shop elsewhere to find what they want. All online retailers should also expect an increasingly international mix of shoppers to visit their site and plan ahead to identify and accommodate their service expectations,” explained Hoj. According to the recently published UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper Survey, nearly half of avid US online shoppers bought items from international retailers, demonstrating the need for retailers to offer more personalized services as a way to compete against lower prices, according to the sixth annual UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper study. Further, the survey noted, almost all avid U.S. online shoppers (97 percent), made purchases on marketplaces rather than direct store sites, up 12 points from 2016. Also, 81 percent of those surveyed cited price as the most important factor when searching for and selecting products online. To read more, go to: About WarehouseOS WarehouseOS, a new tablet-based Warehouse Operations System brings warehouses into the future today. Warehouse management systems have been around for a long time with too many companies still using the RF gun to conduct inventory management, scan in new items, and pick orders. The RF gun solutions typically cost double what modern solutions offer. WarehouseOS and associated apps have been developed to make everything about the warehouse easier and better. Apps allow small or large companies to receive products, manage inventory, perform cycle counting, conduct sin Continue reading >>
The True Cost Of Having A Diabetic Dog – Revisited
A reader commented on this post about The True Cost of Having a Diabetic Dog. After reading the article I thought I should make a few updates. It has been over a year and a half since I wrote that article, a lot has changed and I’ve learned a lot. Diabetes will be different for every dog. There are so many variables. Food, insulin production, metabolism, weight, etc… It is about finding the right combination of food, insulin, and exercise that works for your dog. Plus getting them down to the right weight. When I posted The True Cost of Having a Diabetic Dog Bender was overweight and my costs was roughly this for TWO months. 2 bag of W/D food 30lbs – $124 4 Vetsulin 10ml – $100 ($25/each) 124 needles – $14.26 (11.5 cents each) 10 testing strips – $10 ($1 each) Total: Roughly $250 for TWO months. As I became more aware of Bender’s diabetes and researched it I found ways to improve Bender’s diabetic regiment and cut costs without sacrificing. I learned that exercise plays a major role in managing diabetes. And also getting your dog down to a healthy weight. I learned that Hill’s Science Diet W/D was not the best food for diabetics (Many posts about it here). But at the time there wasn’t a good commercial food that didn’t cost the same or more as W/D so I started to make his own food. When that started to cost even more I searched for a good commercial food and found several natural foods, Wellness and Blue Buffalo (both healthy weight). With the switch I cut my cost down to $50. The next thing I found was Vetsulin was not stable, which is why it was pulled from the market. Since I’ve switched Bender to Humilin N I feel that it works much better than Vetsulin. He receives less insulin. His numbers are better and more constant. With Walmart’s ReliO Continue reading >>
Ketones In Gestational Diabetes
As part of your gestational diabetes management, your doctor may ask you to test for ketones in your morning urine. If you have gestational diabetes, you should know about insulin, glucose, and ketones. When you eat, your body breaks down foods into usable sources of energy. Glucose is the sugar that results. Your body needs glucose for energy and your baby needs it to grow. In order to get glucose out of your blood and into your cells, insulin is required. Insulin is a hormone that you produce in your pancreas. "In gestational diabetes, hormones produced during pregnancy can interfere with insulin and make it hard to use glucose. If the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to overcome the effects of the hormones, the blood sugar will rise," explains Louise McDonald, RN, clinical manager of maternity and pediatrics at Cleveland Clinic Home Care. "The body cannot use sugar without enough insulin. That causes the body to break down fats as a source of energy. Ketones are the waste products that are left over when the body burns some of its own fat for fuel. The ketones pass from the bloodstream into the urine," says McDonald. Why Are Ketones Important in Gestational Diabetes? The treatment of gestational diabetes is aimed at keeping your blood sugar under control. This is done with a combination of diet, exercise, and sometimes insulin treatment. Finding ketones in your urine is a warning sign that your blood sugar control is out of balance. High blood sugar. If you are taking in more sugar in your diet than your insulin can manage, your blood sugar goes up. This is dangerous for you and your baby. If your baby is exposed to more sugar then the baby needs, the baby will grow too fast. This condition, called macrosomia, can lead to problems during delivery. Low blood sug Continue reading >>
How Do Ketone Testing Strips Work?
Ketones and ketosis are no mysteries thanks to ketone testing strips. They are called KetoStix (the first brand name), Urine Test Strips, Reagent Strips, Ketone Testing Strips, or Lipolysis Test Strips. Quick look at ketosis and ketones During ketogenic diet program, glucose is by design in short supply; in this state the liver switches to breaking down the ingested and stored fats as alternative energy source. This metabolic state is called “beta-oxidization.” Ketoacids are the product of beta-oxidization process in our liver. During beta-oxidization the stored or ingested fatty acids are broken down in our liver into our alternative energy source. Our fat stores accumulate fat as “long” fatty acids called triglycerides. While sugar (glucose) is in short supply, the triglycerides are broken down into “short” ketoacids. These short molecules are able to penetrate our cells as fuel. These ketoacids are utilized (burned) by many of our tissues, including the brain. The brain operates just as well on a diet of ketoacids as it does on glucose. What’s left (the incompletely burned fragments) are called ketones. They are what spill into the urine to be removed from the body. Being in ketosis simply means that we’re burning our fat stores and using them as our primary source of fuel. How do ketone test strips work? The test strips provide a quick, private and cost effective way to determine if we are in ketosis at any given time and at what rate. Most of us feel more secure with such a simple way to test, and get instant answer. All we need to do is to simply dip the reagent end of the strip into our urine specimen and remove immediately. Alternatively we can wet reagent area of the strip in our urine stream. We check the color of the reagent area within 10-15 Continue reading >>
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Target Shoppers! People Magazine & Purina Beggin’ Strips Just $2.71 For Both After Gift Card
Head over to Smartsource.com and print this new $1/1 People Magazine coupon, which expires August 6th. Then consider heading to Target where you’ll score a free $5 Target Gift card when you purchase one People Magazine or Real Simple Magazine and one Purina Dog Treat through June 24th. Yes, a bit of a weird combo. Target Deal Idea (Thru 6/24): Headed to Target? Continue reading >>
Ketone Testing Meter Unboxing And Test
[aoa id=’1′][dn_wp_yt_youtube_source type=”101″ id=”5dj_h48q02g”][/aoa] There’s a new player in town when it comes to testing blood ketones. This is just a quick review of the Keto Mojo meter. It’s test strips are much less expensive than those that have been available until now. For more information on the ketogenic diet, see below. ☞ CASEY’S PATREON PAGE: ☞ PERSONAL KETO COACHING: ☞ BLOG POST WITH LINK TO CASEY’S FOOD LIST: :☞ READ MORE AT MY BLOG: ☞ FOLLOW MY FACEBOOK PAGE: ☞ INSTAGRAM: ☞ KETO MOJO: Continue reading >>
Can I Buy Glucose Test Strips Over The Counter?
Yes, you can purchase as many blood glucose test strips as you want over the counter at your local pharmacy or online. You may find that local pharmacies keep their test strips behind the counter. That’s is not because a prescription is required for test strips but rather to keep the test strips from people stealing them because they are so expensive. Do I Need A Prescription to Buy Glucose Test Strip? We often get this question about all diabetic supplies not just the test strips, and the answer is always the same: No, you’re not required to have a prescription to buy glucose test strips. If for whatever reason you need buy diabetic tests strips you can do so by ordering them online or purchasing them at your local pharmacy. Just keep in mind that they are so expensive at your local pharmacy. Does Insurance Require Prescription to Cover My Test Strips? The answer to this question depends on your insurance. Generally, there are three possible scenarios: Your insurance requires a prescription to cover your test strips. In that case you will need to have your doctor write you a prescription to get coverage for your test strips. Otherwise, you can buy them without prescription but you would have to pay out of your pocket. You may have to launch a letter-writing campaign to your insurance to see if they will reimburse you for the over the counter purchase of test strips. There are other insurances that don’t require prescriptions. All they will need from you is the invoice. Simply Submit your invoice to them for reimbursement. These are commonly referred to as Good insurance. Lastly, if you’re on Medicare or Medicaid, you will need to have a prescription to get covered. You can check online to see if there are any government programs that will reimburse you for diab Continue reading >>
Diabetes And What The Diabetic Shopper Needs To Know.
If you are interested in diabetes then either you have it or know someone who does. Do any research on the disease and you will quickly become overwhelmed with information describing a disease that affects millions of people and is considerd an "epidimic" by the Centers for Disease Control (C.D.C). The material that is available from numberous organizations such as The American Diabetes Association (A.D.A.) do a great job of giving you all the information you need. This guide is ment to assist you in your search for products related to diabetes. I feel a consumer review or guide for ebay diabetes supplies would be assistave for anyone doing a "diabetes" or "diabetic" search on ebay. How do I know this? Well I have lived - quite well I might add - with type 1 diabetes for over 30 years. My guide may assist you in gaining a fresh perspective on what is out there and how to be a smart consumer of diabetes merchandise. Not long ago, say 1999, when I began as an ebayer I would find perhaps 10 items or less when I typed in "diabetes" or "diabetic" in the ebay search field. Now you get thousands of products listed under this heading. This is good, and at times confusing, as there have never been so many products available to assist those affected by diabetes. Knowlege is power so here is some knowledge to help you in your search for diabetes products to help improve the life of the person with diabetes and those who live with and love them. This guide is to help those interested in diabetes and the products available to help manage it better undertstand what will help control the disease and what products - especially those you may find on ebay - will assist you. Diabetes is managable and the choice of key products will assist you in managing this difficult and bothersome dise Continue reading >>
Jimmy Moore’s N=1 Experiments: Nutritional Ketosis Day 1-30
Before I went on the 2012 Low-Carb Cruise last month, I started reading a book that my low-carb research friends Dr. Jeff Volek and Dr. Steve Phinney had written as a follow-up to their fantastic 2011 release The Art And Science of Low Carbohydrate Living (listen to my interview with Dr. Phinney about this book in Episode 479 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show”). The sequel is called The Art And Science Of Low Carbohydrate Performance and was written specifically to share the latest science behind ketogenic diets for athletes who are keenly interested in optimizing their exercise performance with fat and ketones serving as their body’s primary fuel source once they reach what Dr. Phinney refers to as “keto-adaptation.” But the information these low-carb stalwarts provide in this handy dandy little book goes much deeper than that as you will read about in this blog post. Most low-carbers have traditionally been using urine ketone sticks under the brand name Ketostix to measure their level of ketones being produced by color (from pink to dark purple) as a result of their low-carb diet. But as I previously shared in this YouTube video, this can be a frustratingly inaccurate way of measuring whether you are producing enough ketones in your blood to see the kind of results you are hoping for on your low-carb lifestyle change. But thanks to the cutting-edge information provided by Volek and Phinney in The Art And Science Of Low Carbohydrate Performance, we now have a new and better way to measure the actual ketones that are in your blood which determines whether you have become keto-adapted and burning fat and ketones for fuel. They refer to getting into this state as “nutritional ketosis” to obviously distinguish it from ketoacidosis which is only an issue Continue reading >>
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Elanco Launches Milk Strip Test In U.s.
Elanco, a division of Eli Lilly and Company, announces the addition of Keto-Test to its portfolio of productivity products for dairy producers. Keto-Test is a color-changing test strip for milk that indicates the presence of ketones in the milk of dairy cows. Though commercially available in other countries, this is the U.S. introduction of the product. Keto-Test is designed to provide dairy producers an easy-to-use and cost-effective alternative for ketosis screening to help determine if further investigation is warranted. Keto-Test can be used as a simple alternative on any cow that would be considered for a urine ketosis test. An estimated 15% of cows in U.S. dairy herds have elevated ketones during the first 60 days of lactation, when they are at highest risk due to increasing metabolic demands. Elevated ketone levels have been associated with increased incidence of displaced abomasums, lost milk production, impaired reproductive performance, and an increased risk for early culling. Ketosis frequently goes undetected and is commonly referred to as subclinical ketosis. Keto-Test is a simple, quick, noninvasive test that requires no special equipment or training and can be easily performed in the parlor when cows are handled for milking. Keto-Test is now available throughout the U.S. Contact your local Elanco sales representative for more information or visit www.elanco.com. Continue reading >>
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