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Blog posts by Lisa Levinson, RN, CDE

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Living Well - 2 Min Read
New Technology for Diabetes Self-Care
From smartphone apps to insulin pumps that use AI, new advancements in diabetes self-care can help those with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes more easily manage glucose levels, determine insulin dosing and reduce the risk of complications.
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Living Well - 4 Min Read
Supporting a Loved One with Diabetes
As a registered nurse, diabetes educator and wife of someone with diabetes, Lisa Levinson understands both the possible complications associated with the disease, along with the realities of living with it day to day.
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Ask a Doctor - 4 Min Read
Managing Diabetes Amid a Pandemic
Overlake endocrinologist Maria Mercado, MD, and certified diabetes educator Lisa Levinson, RN, answer questions related to how to manage diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic, how to communicate with your care team and more.
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Living Well - 2 Min Read
How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle While Staying at Home
Due to the stay-at-home order, you may have found yourself off your normal routine. Overlake diabetes educator Lisa Levinson offers tips on easy ways to fit in fitness and eat right to maintain your health.
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Living Well - 3 Min Read
Pre-Diabetes: Type 2 Isn't Inevitable
​​​​​​​Roughly one out of every three Americans has pre-diabetes. What’s even more eye-opening is that nine out of 10 people do not know they have it. Overlake certified diabetes educator Lisa Levinson offers tips on how to avoid developing type 2 diabetes when you've been diagnosed with pre-diabetes.
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Living Well - 6 Min Read
Spring Clean Your Diabetes Supplies 
When was the last time you checked the expiration date on your diabetes supplies? Do you have expired test strips, control solution or even medication? It may be time to spring clean expired items from your “stash.”
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Living Well - 3 Min Read
Traveling with Diabetes: Know Before You Go
Planning to travel over the summer? If you have diabetes, you may wonder what to bring, how to travel with your supplies and medications, how travel will affect your glucose numbers, and what to do in an emergency. With a little planning, you can enjoy a safe and healthy trip.