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Sue Cotey and Andrea Harris, RNs

Sue Cotey and Andrea Harris, RNs

Sue Cotey, RN, CDE, and Andrea Harris, RN, CDE, are Diabetes Educators with the Lennon Diabetes Center at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center. Sue is the Program Coordinator. With a combined 25 years of experience, they have helped thousands of diabetes patients live healthier lives through better nutrition and lifestyle choices.

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Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe for People With Diabetes?

Tags: artificial sweeteners, aspartame, blood sugar, diabetes, sugar, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

Searching for something to help curb your cravings for sugar? There are many low calorie sweeteners out there, but are they safe if you have diabetes? Find out what you need to know.


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5 Tips to Prevent Gum Disease If You Have Diabetes

Tags: blood glucose test, blood sugars, dental health, dentist, diabetes, gingivitis, periodontal disease, teeth, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

People with diabetes are at a higher risk for gum disease. And gum disease, while often forgotten, can be an underlying cause of poor blood glucose control. The good news is if you start making oral hygiene a priority, your sugar readings often will improve quickly.


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Drinking Alcohol and Diabetes: Do They Mix?

Tags: alcohol, diabetes, holiday season, holidays, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

During the holidays especially you may be invited to have a glass of wine or a festive drink. According to the American Diabetes Association, most people with diabetes can enjoy alcohol in moderation. But if you have diabetes, you'll want to take some extra precautions if you choose to drink.


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Diabetes and Sleep Apnea: What You Need To Know

Tags: diabetes, sleep, sleep apnea, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

If you have diabetes, it is critical to manage your sleep apnea in order to manage your diabetes. Some 18 million Americans are diagnosed with sleep apnea; millions more have it and don’t know it.


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5 Best Exercises for People with Diabetes

Tags: dancing, diabetes, diabetes treatment, exercise, ketoacidosis, swimming, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, walking, yoga

If you have diabetes, regular exercise offers surprising benefits. As it lowers your stress levels, it lowers your blood sugar level. Find the five best exercises for people with diabetes.


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Increased Risk for Thyroid Disorders in Diabetics

Tags: diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid, thyroid disorders, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, underactive thyroid

Is your metabolism slowing down or revving up? This could be a sign of thyroid disease. If you have diabetes, you have a greater chance of being one of the 20 million people in the U.S. with thyroid disease.


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I Have Diabetes. Can I Get a Tattoo?

Tags: diabetes, tattoo, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

During warmer months, the idea of getting a tattoo can be appealing. But if you have diabetes, there are unique risks you need to manage. Here’s how.


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Have Diabetes? 5 Tips for Happy Feet

Tags: amputation, diabetes, foot health, foot pain, peripheral neuropathy

If you have diabetes, your feet need to be a priority. Even small cuts can become big problems for you because you are more at risk for infection. These tips for foot health will help keep those feet happy and healthy.