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  • Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease reversed in rats

    Diabetes News -- ScienceDaily
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:49 am
    A controlled-release oral therapy has been developed by scientists that reversed type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease in rats, according to a study. "Given these promising results in animal models of NAFLD/NASH and type 2 diabetes we are pursuing additional preclinical safety studies to take this mitochondrial protonophore approach to the clinic," said the researchers.
  • {Throwback Thursday} 6 Things About Diabetes Video

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    Leighann
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Join me each Thursday this year as I begin retelling our story from the very beginning and as I share some of my favorite posts (and videos!) that I have written over the years. It’s hard to believe that this May we will be celebrating Q’s 8th d-annivesary. 6 Things About Diabetes This video shows a very feisty 6-year-old Q telling us the 6 things she would like to know about diabetes. She looks so young! But some of her “things” definitely still hold true. If you have a younger child with diabetes, they might enjoy seeing someone like them talk about it. 6 Things…
  • FDA Workshop Think-tank for Future of Digital Diabetes Technology

    Speaking of Diabetes | The Joslin Blog
    Joslin Communications
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Howard Wolpert, M.D., Director of the Joslin Institute for Technology Translation (JITT) The recent flood of diabetes-related apps do everything from track hypoglycemic events to instantly calculate a patient’s insulin doses. But what if a bolus calculator tells a patient to dose 15 units when it should really by five? And what about device compatibility with all these new software options? As apps incorporate more medical recommendations and diabetes devices become more sophisticated data-tracking machines, the FDA grows more concerned over their safety and usability. To examine these…
  • Neurons controlling appetite made from skin cells

    Diabetes News -- ScienceDaily
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:25 am
    Researchers have for the first time successfully converted adult human skin cells into neurons of the type that regulate appetite, providing a patient-specific model for studying the neurophysiology of weight control and testing new therapies for obesity.
  • Study Links Lack of Sleep to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    Diabetes In Control News
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    Experts say less sleep affects hormone that controls blood sugar levels...
 
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  • Diabetes Health: Word Puzzle #2 Solution

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    28 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like us to create a puzzle for you …
  • Diabetes Health Word Puzzle #2

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Test your knowledge to see how well you know Diabetes and healthcare professionals. The word puzzle solution will be posted the next day! If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject …
  • Looking Backward and Looking Ahead By Clay Wirestone

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    I have been diabetic for a very long time. I don’t want to say how long exactly, lest I date myself. But let’s just say that I was younger than ten years old when I was diagnosed, and I am …
  • Diabetes Counselor Copes by Focusing on Others By Tanya Caylor

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    26 Feb 2015 | 11:50 am
    Marty Tschannen’s been having trouble with her A1C count. She’s worried that may be damaging to her eyes. Talking to other people and counseling them; focusing on their problems, offering advice helps the 69 year old volunteer diabetes counselor put …
  • Avalanche Blaster Kim Kircher By Brenda Neugent

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    24 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    When most people look at Crystal Mountain, which stands in the shadows of Washington’s Mt. Rainier, they are in awe of the snow-swept rocks that tower the sky. Kim Kircher, 44, just sees her workplace. Kim learned to ski around …
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  • FDA Approves Sanofi's New Diabetes Drug

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    Sanofi S.A. is a multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Paris, France. It is one of the world's largest pharma companies in terms of prescription sales.
  • Three cups of tea a day can cut your risk of diabetes even if you add milk

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:04 am
    Putin opponent and critic Boris Nemtsov is shot dead near Moscow's Kremlin a day before first major anti-government protest Two studies show that black tea has a glucose-lowering effect that could help prevent and manage type 2 diabetes, which affects 2.3 million Britons. Experts say the findings suggest around three cups a day might help the body control blood sugar levels more effectively.
  • Sacked Sanofi boss joins PureTech board

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Chris Viehbacher, sacked as chief executive of French drugs firm Sanofi last year, is to join the board of PureTech, a privately owned healthcare science and technology R&D company. Boston-based PureTech's co-founder and senior partner Robert Langer said in a statement he had known the German-Canadian Viehbacher for many years "and I am very excited that we will be working together more closely now".
  • Free diabetes support group in Bangor

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:36 pm
    For information, contact St. Joseph Healthcare's Diabetes and Nutrition Center at 907-
  • UVA Research Sheds Light on Contributors to Type 2 Diabetes

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Researchers at the University of Virginia now know why chronic stress plays a crucial role in causing Type 2 diabetes. Doctors say the release of adrenaline in response to stress, can actually hurt the body when that stress is constant.
 
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    Diabetes News -- ScienceDaily

  • Neurons controlling appetite made from skin cells

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:25 am
    Researchers have for the first time successfully converted adult human skin cells into neurons of the type that regulate appetite, providing a patient-specific model for studying the neurophysiology of weight control and testing new therapies for obesity.
  • Statin use associated with reduced risk of liver cancer among those in the uk

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:35 pm
    In a nested-case control study of individuals living in the UK, a part of the world with a relatively low incidence of liver cancer, statin use is associated with a decreased risk of liver cancer, according to a new study.
  • Study successfully screens for diabetes at dental visits using oral blood

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Using gingival crevicular blood (GCB) for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing produced values that were nearly identical to those obtained using finger stick blood (FSB), with a correlation of .991 between the two blood samples of 408 dental patients. Testing HbA1c is promoted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for diabetes diagnostic purposes and glycemic control monitoring.
  • Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease reversed in rats

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:49 am
    A controlled-release oral therapy has been developed by scientists that reversed type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease in rats, according to a study. "Given these promising results in animal models of NAFLD/NASH and type 2 diabetes we are pursuing additional preclinical safety studies to take this mitochondrial protonophore approach to the clinic," said the researchers.
  • GLP-1 secretion is reduced in overweight, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    The world's largest study looking at the secretion of the gut hormone GLP-1 has found that the secretion is reduced among overweight and obese people, people with pre-diabetes and newly diagnosed people with type 2 diabetes.
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  • NASCAR driver Ryan Reed's Daytona win a victory for diabetic athletes - SI.com

    Google Inc.
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:03 am
    SI.comNASCAR driver Ryan Reed's Daytona win a victory for diabetic athletesSI.comAfter crossing the finish line in first place at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 21 and doing some celebratory burnouts, Ryan Reed managed to get lost on the way to Victory Lane. “I had to ask for directions because I had no idea where I was
  • Three cups of tea a day can cut your risk of diabetes even if you add milk - Daily Mail

    Google Inc.
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Daily MailThree cups of tea a day can cut your risk of diabetes even if you add milkDaily MailDrinking three cups of tea a day can cut the risk of diabetes, says new research. Two studies show that black tea has a glucose-lowering effect that could help prevent and manage type 2 diabetes, which affects 2.3 million Britons. Experts say the
  • Banned weight-loss drug could combat liver disease, diabetes - Science Now

    Google Inc.
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
    Telegraph.co.ukBanned weight-loss drug could combat liver disease, diabetesScience NowA drug the U.S. government once branded “extremely dangerous and not fit for human consumption” deserves a second chance, a study of rats suggests. Researchers report that a slow-release version of the compound reverses diabetes and nonalcoholic ...First World War explosive could reverse diabetes, says Yale UniversityTelegraph.co.ukYale researchers reverse type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease in ratsYale NewsDoes deadly diet drug DNP defeat diabetes?NHS ChoicesDiabetes.co.uk -Zee…
  • Diabetes workshops to begin in Bernards Township - NJ.com

    Google Inc.
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    NJ.comDiabetes workshops to begin in Bernards TownshipNJ.comCaitlin Witucki from the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services will hold the "Diabetes Self-Management Health Group Workshop" on successive Thursdays in March, providing information about improving strength and endurance, working ...
  • FDA approves Sanofi's diabetes drug Toujeo - Reuters

    Google Inc.
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:56 pm
    FDA approves Sanofi's diabetes drug ToujeoReuters(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Wednesday approved Sanofi's diabetes drug Toujeo, a more potent follow-up to the French drugmaker's top-selling insulin product Lantus. The Food and Drug Administration approved the once daily, long-acting basal ...
 
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  • This is a Low . . . .

    Karen
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:35 am
    This is a low.  It’s the moment when you go from “I feel a little bit funny” to “Oh crap, this is bad”.  When you begin eating anything you can get your hands on.  When you start seeing dark spots... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Much Too Much . . . . .

    Karen
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    I was browsing through the camera roll on my phone recently and came across this picture.  It’s from a breakfast we had at the casino on an overnight trip we took during Christmas break.  I had... Visit my blog to read more.
  • (Almost) Wordless Wednesday - #SpareARose

    Karen
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    This is the insulin that lives in a drawer in my refrigerator, next to the cheese compartment.  I’m lucky to know it’s there, ready to keep me alive for the next three months.  I’m lucky to know that... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Time Stands Still . . . .

    Karen
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:27 am
    Isn’t it funny how time can seem to pass at such varied speeds?  The weekends zip by in a blink while weekdays pass much more slowly.  Today I’m willing to put money on the fact that winter is three... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Bitter-Sweet Chips . . . .

    Karen
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    Here in New England it’s way to cold to venture out today.  So instead, I’m venturing out virtually to hop around the web.  Join me? Spare A Rose is in full swing again this year.  If you buy your... Visit my blog to read more.
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  • NASCAR driver Ryan Reed's Daytona win a victory for diabetic athletes - SI.com

    Google Inc.
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:03 am
    SI.comNASCAR driver Ryan Reed's Daytona win a victory for diabetic athletesSI.comAfter crossing the finish line in first place at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 21 and doing some celebratory burnouts, Ryan Reed managed to get lost on the way to Victory Lane. “I had to ask for directions because I had no idea where I was
  • Banned weight-loss drug could combat liver disease, diabetes - Science Now

    Google Inc.
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
    Yale NewsBanned weight-loss drug could combat liver disease, diabetesScience NowA drug the U.S. government once branded “extremely dangerous and not fit for human consumption” deserves a second chance, a study of rats suggests. Researchers report that a slow-release version of the compound reverses diabetes and nonalcoholic ...Yale researchers reverse type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease in ratsYale NewsFirst World War explosive could reverse diabetes, says Yale UniversityTelegraph.co.ukUsed for explosives during World War I, it's now a possible weight-loss OregonLive.comNHS…
  • Diabetes workshops to begin in Bernards Township - NJ.com

    Google Inc.
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    NJ.comDiabetes workshops to begin in Bernards TownshipNJ.comCaitlin Witucki from the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services will hold the "Diabetes Self-Management Health Group Workshop" on successive Thursdays in March, providing information about improving strength and endurance, working ...
  • Dietary intervention needed after gestational diabetes, study suggests - Fox News

    Google Inc.
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:21 am
    Fox NewsDietary intervention needed after gestational diabetes, study suggestsFox NewsGestational diabetes, or glucose intolerance, appears in 2 to 10 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. who were not diagnosed with diabetes before pregnancy. While glucose levels usually stabilize after a pregnancy, research shows these women remain ...Metformin Prevents Type 2 Diabetes After Gestational DiabetesMedscapeIntervention Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Among Women with Gestational Business 2 CommunityMetformin reduces risk of type 2 diabetes following gestational…
  • FDA approves Sanofi's diabetes drug Toujeo - Reuters

    Google Inc.
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:56 pm
    FDA approves Sanofi's diabetes drug ToujeoReuters(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Wednesday approved Sanofi's diabetes drug Toujeo, a more potent follow-up to the French drugmaker's top-selling insulin product Lantus. The Food and Drug Administration approved the once daily, long-acting basal ...
 
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  • Postnatal {beta}-Cell Proliferation and Mass Expansion Is Dependent on the Transcription Factor Nkx6.1

    Taylor, B. L.; Benthuysen, J.; Sander, M.
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:01 pm
    All forms of diabetes are characterized by a loss of functional β-cell mass, and strategies for expanding β-cell mass could have significant therapeutic benefit. We have recently identified the transcription factor Nkx6.1 as an essential maintenance factor of the functional β-cell state. In addition, Nkx6.1 has been proposed to control β-cell proliferation, but a role for Nkx6.1 in regulating β-cell mass has not been demonstrated. Here, we show that Nkx6.1 is required for postnatal β-cell mass expansion. Genetic inactivation of Nkx6.1 in newly formed β-cells…
  • Expression of Concern

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:01 pm
  • In This Issue of Diabetes

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:01 pm
  • Factors Affecting the Decline in Incidence of Diabetes in the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS)

    Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Research Group; Hamman, R. F.; Horton, E.; Barrett-Connor, E.; Bray, G. A.; Christophi, C. A.; Crandall, J.; Florez, J. C.; Fowler, S.; Goldberg, R.; Kahn, S. E.; Knowler, W. C.; Lachin, J. M.; Murphy, M. B.; Venditti, E.
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:01 pm
    During the first 7 years of the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS), diabetes incidence rates, when compared with the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), decreased in the placebo (–42%) and metformin (–25%), groups compared with the rates in the intensive lifestyle intervention (+31%) group. Participants in the placebo and metformin groups were offered group intensive lifestyle intervention prior to entering the DPPOS. The following two hypotheses were explored to explain the rate differences: "effective intervention" (changes in weight and other factors due to…
  • Mitochondrial Hormesis and Diabetic Complications

    Sharma, K.
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:01 pm
    The concept that excess superoxide production from mitochondria is the driving, initial cellular response underlying diabetes complications has been held for the past decade. However, results of antioxidant-based trials have been largely negative. In the present review, the data supporting mitochondrial superoxide as a driving force for diabetic kidney, nerve, heart, and retinal complications are reexamined, and a new concept for diabetes complications—mitochondrial hormesis—is presented. In this view, production of mitochondrial superoxide can be an indicator of healthy…
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  • People With Diabetes Should Re-Appropriate the Term "Diabetic" (noun)

    Scott S
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    In December, DiabetesMine ran a post entitled "Using 'Diabetic' vs. 'Person with Diabetes' - Does It Matter?".  It got me to thinking about the term "diabetic" as a noun and how outdated it is, but it also raised the question in my mind as to whether its really worth getting upset over.Back in 1998, the late Deb Butterfield grappled with the issue of political correctness and the outdated term "diabetic" used as a noun (See http://ow.ly/Jrm66 for the article she wrote).  Deb wrote "... if it's all right with you, may we take it for granted that we are all people and divide by that…
  • 2014 Observations in Type 1 Diabetes Treatments

    Scott S
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    Happy 2015! Its no secret that I don’t blog like I once did, and the fact that I'm posting twice this month isn't necessarily a sign that is changing.  It’s not like I’ve disappeared (I still have a very active Twitter feed), but Google tried its best to kill blogs when it shut Google Reader down (that failed; I’m still using a different reader known as G2Reader which I think is a damn close replacement and they have a mobile app for Android, but nothing for Apple, sorry iPhone junkies), but many other people have basically given up on a truly open internet with the likes of RSS…
  • When All Else Fails, Call the CEO's Office at Your Insurance Co.

    Scott S
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:33 pm
    I make no secret about it: I test my blood sugar a LOT.  Hypoglycemia unawareness is a big reason for this, but its also how my HbA1c's are as excellent as they are.  Insurance companies would like to limit how many you can use because its a big expense line for them.  But I look at it this way: one trip to the Emergency Room for a hypo I couldn't tell was happening would erase any savings they got for denial of a few test strips.  Over the years, I've had a number of different insurance companies, including United Healthcare, Wellpoint/Anthem, EmblemHealth of New York and…
  • Upcoming 11/3/2014 FDA-DOC Meeting; Concerns About FDA Biosimilar Guidance(s)

    Scott S
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    At this point, I don't think its really necessary for me to repeat too much of the content that is already circulating within the diabetes online community of blogs about the forthcoming Monday, November 3, 2014 meeting  from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm ET with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  But I WILL say that collectively, over the past year, the diabetes patient community was able to accomplish something truly quite extraordinary.  You should know about that, and even better, you also have a chance to participate in that!Specifically, in 2013, the diabetes online…
  • Hors d'oeuvres Suitable for the Super Bowl

    Scott S
    31 Jan 2014 | 11:24 am
    I've never been a big sports fan, in part, because the ticket prices to attend virtually any professional sporting event is beyond ridiculous.  I remember attending my first professional baseball game with my Dad at Fenway Park when I was a kid.  That event remains one of the most memorable events I spent with my father when I was growing up.  But the prices to attend games like that are now simply out-of-reach for many families, and a lot has to do with the salaries for players, although the leagues can afford that with the costly TV broadcasting rights deals they sign for the…
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  • Asante Snap – Use Pump Body Settings?

    Scott K. Johnson
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:38 pm
    There’s a really cool feature of the Asante Snap insulin pump that I don’t think people know about. Here’s a quick video about it. *Disclosure: I have a business relationship with Asante Solutions. Pretty cool stuff. Reminder: Asante is donating to Spare a Rose, Save a Child for every free pump trial registration for a limited time. Learn more on their blog, or sign up directly to get started. The post Asante Snap – Use Pump Body Settings? appeared first on Scott's Diabetes.
  • Changes at TuDiabetes! Yeah!

    Scott K. Johnson
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:42 pm
    I have been an active supporter of the TuDiabetes family for a very long time. So long that I was once quoted as saying TuDiabetes is “like MySpace on insulin…” When was MySpace? Hold on, I have ask Moses… Over the years, TuDiabetes has brought so many wonderful people into my life, so many smiles, and so many incredible memories. Numerous friends around the world, and even more locally. I’m forever grateful. Leadership, Trust, and Great People My focus isn’t the recent change in leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation (Manny Hernandez is stepping…
  • Win a NeedleBay Colours System! Scott’s Sweepstakes!

    Scott K. Johnson
    3 Feb 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Enter to win! 1 of 25 NeedleBay Colours Systems! What exactly is a NeedleBay system? Allow me to demonstrate… These things are pretty cool and I’ll definitely use one when I travel. I think it’s really awesome of NeedleBay to offer so many (25 winners!) in support of Scott’s Sweepstakes, and I’m excited to get these out to you. Sweepstakes ends on Monday, February 16th at Midnight. Enter now! The post Win a NeedleBay Colours System! Scott’s Sweepstakes! appeared first on Scott's Diabetes.
  • Put five on it – Spare a Rose

    Scott K. Johnson
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:38 pm
    It’s a beautiful gift to give, and to receive! Lack of access to insulin is the most common cause of death for children in many countries around the world. You can change that. Five dollars is enough for Life for a Child to provide a month of insulin to a child in need. It’s no coincidence that the cost of a Valentine’s Day rose is about five dollars. Spare a rose, save a child. It’s that simple. GIVE NOW!   The post Put five on it – Spare a Rose appeared first on Scott's Diabetes.
  • Real Life Diabetes Podcast by Diabetes Daily Grind

    Scott K. Johnson
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:06 pm
    I enjoyed a new diabetes podcast today and wanted to spread the word about it. It’s the Real Life Diabetes Podcast by Diabetes Daily Grind. Amber & Ryan at DDG are fun and laid back. They promise occasional explicit language and content that may not always be suitable for children. But it doesn’t take long (less than a minute) to see that they’re also serious when it comes to self-improvement and living better with diabetes, and helping others do so, too. More reasons to like it? The opening theme song is pretty awesome… Tell me sugar-mama what’s your A1C,…
 
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  • Exercise to Slow T1D Onset

    Allie Beatty
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:09 pm
    If only we knew of an effective way to slow the onset of Type 1 diabetes. Starting with this premise, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant at University of Birmingham, Dr. Parth Narendran speaks with me about how exercise may prove to be the free panacea to this unfair force of nature. The origins of this work was published as a debate article in Diabetolica.
  • The Abusive Relationship with my Doctor

    Allie Beatty
    15 Feb 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Trustworthiness is the most valuable tool when it comes to a doctor-patient relationship. It’s been nearly six years since I encountered the most abusive relationship I’ve known in my life. Before I delve further into my explanation of this “abusive relationship”, I have to explain how I feel about choosing a medical team. When it comes to a chronic disease, the doctors you choose to make up your medical team should be nothing less than excellent. These healthcare providers are going to be a part of your life. Not too different from friendships, you want somebody who is reliable,…
  • When Good Cholesterol Turns Bad

    Allie Beatty
    8 Feb 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Did you know sugar substitutes can kill good HDL cholesterol? There’s more explaining to it and the lead investigator of this study speaks with me to help us understand what this means. Lead researcher Dr. N Rabbani, of the Warwick Medical School, tells us about Glo1, MG, and how this effects people with diabetes. The work was published in Nutrition & Diabetes.
  • Diabetes Distress vs. Depression

    Allie Beatty
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    When it comes to the question of mental health, where is the line drawn between normal diabetes distress and meaningful depression? Dr. Lawrence Fisher speaks with me about diabetes distress and how it can affect the family. Dr. Lawrence Fisher presented the findings at the 2014 American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions
  • VBLOC for Diabetes Weight Loss

    Allie Beatty
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:46 pm
    The name of this device to trigger the brain of fullness is the VBLOC system. The VBLOC works by transmitting signals of fullness to the brain from the stomach through the Vagus nerve. The VBLOC system is made by EnteroMedics (NASDAQ: ETRM). The VBLOC system is implanted by a bariatric surgeon. It’s a minimally invasive procedure done with a few incisions, leads placed on the Vagus nerve, and a device the size of your palm nestled beneath the rib cage. The surgery takes about 60 to 90 minutes. After the initial surgery, the device is set by your doctor to help it work efficiently. It…
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  • Type 1 Diabetics in the San Joaquin Valley

    Tamra
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:24 am
    I have lived right smack in the middle of California since not long after my diagnosis of type 1 diabetes 27 years ago. In all the years I've lived here, I have rarely been able to find any real support, activities, groups, etc., just for type 1 diabetics. There have been a few, usually through an insurance company or medical facility, and sometimes through charity organizations or even a small local group run by parents of diabetics. But these things were few and far between, and sometimes expensive and impersonal. I wasn't looking for support groups per se, or camps, or money raising or…
  • hello

    jrimmer
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:16 am
    Just starting to be more active on this website. Need ideas for when my mindset becomes foggy or when I am stressed and turn to my former EAT FOR COMFORT mode. Today I am feeling like I have a mindset to go the distance. But, it has been a great morning. No snow. It is West of us in Dallas. getting some energy, following a new plan with supplements, and trying to see more clearly.l Looking for a group to join. I am newly retired from 43 years in education. I have a wonderful hubby of three years and three furry canine kids. love gardening, reading, travel, family and friends.
  • I'm in. the. hospital. again

    Sensorium139
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    This place is the worst when it comes to diabetes control. I've only had one low and they kept me on d5 and I'm constantly high. They won't give me insulin on an insulin to carb ratio and keep bringing me full plates of SUGAR for meals and i have to refuse it. No way in hell am i drinking 2 cups of juice and cream of wheat without properly dosed insulin when i woke up at 105 mgdl with tingly hands. This is the worst, i want this pancreatitis to heal so i can go home and control my diabetes. Here i have NO CONTROL WHATSOEVER and its awful
  • the feet that never hurt

    Stephanietype1
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    I went on a little Diabetes vacation after my Second miscarriage where I stopped testing and didn't bolus I just ran on basil it wasn't Diabulimia and the Dr thought it was Depression but none of the Depression Medications worked well I put my train back on the rails and then found out I was pregnant with my son (this years new years baby) anyways that's not the point the point I am trying to get to is could my vacation be causing this what I think is random foot pain I get out of no where sometimes. It hurt real bad the only way I know how to explain this pain is if you were to take a live…
  • It is all about information and doing it youself.

    runner2002
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    I am a do it yourself kind of person. I am probably a doctors worse nightmare. I like to try new things and I want things to be explained to me so that I know how to do it myself if needed. I often believe I know more than my doctors and sometimes I do. Do I really need a doctor to tell me what my pump was doing the last 3 months? Don't I have that software at home? Can't you tell me how to read it and adjust it? The Internet is an amazing place. How do I determine my basal rate? Ask Google. How do I change my sensitivity settings? Ask Google. Part of this compulsive need to it myself is…
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  • The Coldest Night

    HVS
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Last Friday, I took J in for an head MRI..which the developmental pediatrician ordered(can at least tell if the brain anatomy is normal and rule out that as a cause of his delays). It was a bitterly cold morning,-20 is so not my cup of tea to have to deal with early in the morning but J was fine with being woken up at 4:30 in the morning.(what can I say..he's his Daddy's son) We got there about 6:30,registered,and went back to the Children's Dept. There were two nurses getting him checked in,etc.,and then the nurse practitioner arrived to explain things,have me sign a consent form,etc. Being…
  • In Defense of Kids(Everywhere)

    HVS
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    Something happened this week. Something that ruffled all my Mama-Bear feathers, and got me out on the warpath. Something that hurt like the dickens and yet is just a small something in the whole parenting a child,probably not even a blip on the radar of a parent of a CWD. But it was a something to me.Monday, J got in the bus in front of our house, and at 11:30 the bus brought him back. And as the aide was unbuckling him from his seat and he was excitedly running/squirming all over the back of the bus,the aide said the words "come here,you sweet demon" and laughing,like it was a joke. Quite…
  • Be(ing) Me, Bravely

    HVS
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:49 pm
    So much happened in 2014, that I didn't have the time (or inclination) to blog about. My blog has turned into a ghost town, with the occasional sighting of human life. (like, once every 5 months?) But really thats ok, because its better then the constant angst of one thing after another going haywire in my life. 2014 was the year of REDISCOVERY, and really, you'd have thought by this point in life I'd have my life plan pretty well mapped out, well, no.   Major highlights: getting baptized, joining the church in August, joining MOPS organization, getting my 10 year Eli Lilly award,…
  • Dear Santa

    HVS
    23 Dec 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Dear Santa,It's late,& my tired brain is running on East Coast brain in a West Coast world so I shall attempt to be brief. All I want for Christmas is a cure,but in the absence of that, a sparkly Tandem Tslim/G5 Dexcom duo would get my heart pumping. Or Afrezza,(inhaled insulin)which I would utilize when I had a high that I wanted to get down very quickly. Or mini-dose glucagon,which would also be shelf stable & a one step process. Or a mn Artificial Pancreas that would keep my blood sugars on a much more even keel.(been there,got the tshirt) Or a test strip disentegrator...or a 3D…
  • A Trip to the ND

    HVS
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
     Yesterday was a wild sort of World Diabetes Day.I woke up early,participated in the 24 hour Twitter WDD chat that was going on. Blood sugar was flat in the 170's. Took J to the babysitter, prepared my handwritten log,ate and bolused for a bowl of oatmeal, cancelled my Chiropractor appt.(which is always a Friday morning deal but I was feeling overwhelmed) and made sure I had all the things I needed for a long day on the road..then I drove to my Endo appt(scheduled for 10:30). They were running behind,& the waiting room was pretty full. As always, the assistant did weight(up 2…
 
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  • The Meme of Fours

    k2
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:38 am
    So the Meme of Fours/the meme about FOURS is going around  - First I read it on Scully's blog, then on Stephen's , Rachel, Kerri & Jeff's blogs. So OK, my turn and here it goes~ 1. Four names people call me other than my real name:k2 KunikKellyKKel and Kel-bel  2. Four jobs I’ve had. WriterGlobal Communications Manager for an IT company Audience Coordinator for a PBS Cooking Show  Independent Theater Company's Community Liaison for the City of Philadelphia - I was also a member of the theater company. 3. Four movies I’ve…
  • #tbt: Weeding out my Family Tree Diabetes Style & To the Tune of Dr. Pepper ~

    k2
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:32 am
    #tbt, (throw back Thursday,)  diabetes style and to the tune of the Dr. Pepper theme song. I originally wrote and posted the following on December 27th, 2007 and about 7 weeks after my very first blog post. Hope you dig it! :) SO, I was going over my whole Type 1 family history in my head the other day......I'm a T1MY Dad was a T1My sister Donna is a T1My sister Debbie was a T1 and died because of itMy Aunt Pat was a T1My Aunt Jo-Anne was a T1 and died because of itMy cousin Bernadette is a T1My cousin Denise is a T1 - I thinkMy Nephew Brendon is a T1My mother's Grand Mother…
  • (Almost) Wordless Wednesday: #Snap #SpareARose

    k2
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:50 am
    I started my 30 day, Asante Snap insulin pump trial towards the end of last week - And so far, so good.I'll keep you "posted," (see what I did there,) and write about my experience in more detail after I complete my 30 day trial - And maybe even during.You can sign up for your free 30 day Snap trial any time you'd like and via their website: http://www.snappump.com  AND if you click HERE and sign up before the month of February ends, Asante Solutions will make a donation to SpareARose.org  Kerri has the results to date for the 2015 #SpareARose campaign,…
  • OverNight Bag: More Like “Extra Diabetes Supplies/Shoes I May Or may Not Use But Can't Leave Home Without, Bag.

    k2
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:36 am
    Overnight bags should be easy to pack and relatively light -  hence the reason they’re called “overnight bags.” You're not going on a world tour, you’re going away over night and you shouldn’t require a lot. Pajamas, toiletries, the next days wardrobe and an extra pair of shoes. Unless of course you have a busted pancreas. Then you need to pack all sorts of extras in your compact overnight bag. Extras that don’t seem like a lot, but take up space none the less. Extras like at least 3 sets infusion sets/reservoirs - Even though you’ll be away for 18 hours,…
  • Winter Weather + Diabetes =

    k2
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Winter Weather + Diabetes = All sorts of crap!After a weekend of snow and ice, 50 mile an hour winds and bone chilling temps, tomorrow my neck of the woods is expecting 4 to 8 inches of snow. And it totally could be worse. I could live in New England - Christ on bike, I have no idea how those guys are dealing with all the snow!Sidebar: I recently discovered the term “Christ on a bike.” I’ve heard it like 3 times in the past two days and I really like it. Also: Today marks the first time I’ve actually used it in a sentence!So yep, winter weather + diabetes = all sorts of…
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  • Positive-speak is surprisingly human

    Riva Greenberg
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
     I’m always a little leery of coming off as Pollyanna talking about flourishing with diabetes and issuing my personal mantra, “You can have a great life not despite, but because of diabetes. But lo and behold I appear to be in the majority not the minority, so maybe I don’t have to hold my tongue. Just this […]
  • I gave her a seat, she gave me a bracelet

    Riva Greenberg
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:36 am
    I’m nose-deep in a book I love, Goodbye to All That. It’s based on the quintessential essay Joan Didion wrote about arriving and leaving new york decades ago. The book’s 24 essays, all love/hate letters to new york city capture what constantly goes through your mind and slips through your fingers living here: why you love […]
  • Medicare’s Competitive Bidding program negatively impacts insulin pump users

    Riva Greenberg
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:18 am
    Last year Bennet Dunlap and a group of committed DOC (Diabetes Online Community) advocates created a social movement called StripSafely. It was the raising of voices of those with diabetes to encourage the FDA to put a post market survey in place to ensure our test strips and meters meet safety standards and the ISO requirement for blood glucose […]
  • A nearly disastrous hypo event

    Riva Greenberg
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:48 pm
    My latest article that just went live on The Huffington Post is about something we hardly teach people about – low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Certainly if you live with type 1 diabetes, you’re no stranger to lows. But if you have type 2 diabetes and use insulin or another glucose (sugar) lowering medication, you can also experience lows. The absolutely crazy […]
  • Welcome to my … face lift

    Riva Greenberg
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    I’ve always thought I wouldn’t get a face lift, but who knew? Okay, I didn’t get one but my web site did. And, by the way, my closet is getting one too at this very moment. It promises to be a walk-in closet, although once you walk in there’s barely enough room to turn. Ah, city […]
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  • The Paleo Experiment

    Susan
    15 Feb 2015 | 12:41 pm
    from Unsplash/Sonja Langford Anybody who knows me, knows that I am one of the least likely people ever to go the Paleo route. ME? I probably love cheese and dairy products more than anyone, ever. I LIVE for cheese. I put half and half in everything (coffee, tea, MILK). But this past year and a half has not been easy. I’ve had recurring aches and pains, a plantar fasciitis or other foot pain (possibly posterior tibialis tendonitis) that would not quit, and weight gain and the like. It has not been fun. (reason for not blogging in forever: I hate doing nothing but whine for months on end)…
  • Year of Pain, Year of Humble

    Susan
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    Last week, after I spoke on a panel on reproductive stigma and justice, an audience member came up to me and said, “I know you.” I looked at her. I didn’t recognize her at all – a warm smile, brown skin, dimples. I squinted and said, “Really!” She said, “You’re Foodie McBody. I follow your blog!” I was overwhelmed by a storm of thoughts and emotion. What blog? Hahaha. I haven’t posted a thing in months. And who? Foodie McWho? That person was a person who had receded so far away from me. I’d changed my Twitter handle and Instagram name, and nobody called me that anymore.
  • The Stories We Tell Ourselves

    Susan
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Photo credit: S. Zolkin/Unsplash I know that I’ve been conspicuously absent (again). Yesterday I realized that I’ve been kind of holding my breath, since I got my thyroid diagnosis. I started on medication. And I’ve been dealing with my plantar fasciitis with a variety of measures: inserts, the Sock, visits to the chiropractor and podiatrist.  I got a phone call from my doctor yesterday. “Great news!” she said. “Your thyroid tests came back normal!” I was floored. You’d think I’d be jumping up and down with glee, but no. It was one of…
  • Plantar Fishy-what??

    Susan
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    image: http://www.trufitusa. Ah, this blog has become such a litany of woes, I might as well just re-name it “I’m Getting Old, Falling Apart and Whining About It.” Seriously, though. Really? No sooner had I gotten over the bummershock of having a faulty thyroid, than I began waking up with excruciating, hobble-inducing, holding-onto-walls heel pain. It had started out as a dull ache which I not very brightly ignored. Then while we were on our lovely vacation in San Miguel de Allende, which involved miles of tromping around on picturesque cobblestone streets, lo and behold it…
  • Another Chronic Disease, O Boy

    Susan
    17 Jun 2014 | 10:15 am
    Five years into being diagnosed with type II diabetes, I finally felt like I had come to some sort of peaceful relationship with it. I felt like I was managing the best I could, and was really pleased late last year when my endocrinologist decided to discontinue my oral medications. I hadn’t even been considering that as a goal, so when she suggested it, I was both surprised and happy.  She said I was doing great. YAY ME! I was interviewed (and photographed) by Diabetes Health Monitor magazine (a staple in endocrinologist offices everywhere!) and feeling pretty darned good about it…
 
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    A Consequence of Hypoglycemia.

  • About My Chronic Disease Secret

    Christopher
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    On Monday I asked the Internet why there wasn’t a “My Cancer Secret” similar to My Diabetes Secret. Yesterday, with some help, I took matters into my own hands with the launch of My Chronic Disease Secret. I wrote an introductory post, which you can read by clicking on this link. Here’s the punchline. But diabetes isn’t the only chronic disease impacting lives around the world. Where is My Cancer Secret? Why isn’t there a My Cystic Fibrosis Secret? Shouldn’t there be a My Depression Secret? Here it is. My Chronic Disease Secret is building upon what My Diabetes…
  • Asked and Answered

    Christopher
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Why isn't there a "My Cancer Secret"? @diabetessecrets — Chris | Just Talking (@iam_spartacus) February 23, 2015 I ask one question about a hypothetical “My Cancer Secret” and the whole neighborhood showed up to chime in. Cool! http://t.co/heaNo8zp0n — Chris | Just Talking (@iam_spartacus) February 23, 2015 Exciting times ahead. I promise. Filed under: Life Tagged: my diabetes secret, social media, tumblr
  • Just Talking with Britt Johnson

    Christopher
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:58 pm
    This week, Britt Johnson joins me for a discussion about freelancing as a patient advocate, the difficult work/life balance of patient advocacy, and a look back on her 48-hour live tweeting effort of her #ChronicLife. Enjoy. Follow Britt on Twitter @hurtblogger and thehurtblogger.com. http://traffic.libsyn.com/iamspartacus/Just_Talking-280-With_Britt_Johnson.mp3 Run Time – 35:37 Send your feedback to feedback@justtalkingpodcast.com. Download the MP3 Subscribe on iTunes — Stitcher Radio — Subscribe to the RSS Feed Facebook — Tumblr — PinterestFiled under: Just…
  • My Latest Symplur Post is About #hcsm

    Christopher
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:27 pm
    While the 117,637 cumulative users, 1,366 participants with more than 100 tweets, and representation in 217 countries is fantastic #hcsm participation data, I think 20 is the most impressive number. At least 20 different tweet chat communities exist, in part, because someone participated in a #hcsm chat and wanted to do more for their community. Of course this says nothing of the non-profit organizations, outreach and advocacy programs, and other patient-generated initiatives that owe some form of thanks to the #hcsm community for planting or cultivating an idea into action. This shouldn’t…
  • So Smooth

    Christopher
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Dayle has been on a breakfast smoothie kick for a while now. Most weekday mornings she has a spinach, ginger, cucumber, avocado, and frozen banana smoothie. Until this weekend, this was created with the help of a hand blender, like this one. But a couple of weeks ago I started to experiment with a smoothie recipe of my own. I figure anything that can get me off of my double chocolate granola fascination is worth exploring. This is what I’ve settled on right now: kale, greek yogurt, frozen strawberries, and frozen bananas. The ratios of ingredients still needs some work, but I’m…
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  • {Throwback Thursday} 6 Things About Diabetes Video

    Leighann
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Join me each Thursday this year as I begin retelling our story from the very beginning and as I share some of my favorite posts (and videos!) that I have written over the years. It’s hard to believe that this May we will be celebrating Q’s 8th d-annivesary. 6 Things About Diabetes This video shows a very feisty 6-year-old Q telling us the 6 things she would like to know about diabetes. She looks so young! But some of her “things” definitely still hold true. If you have a younger child with diabetes, they might enjoy seeing someone like them talk about it. 6 Things…
  • {YouTube Tuesday} The History of Insulin

    Leighann
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’ve watched a few videos recently that I thought I would share with you. First up is a short movie called “The Quest” which reenacts Banting and Best’s discovery of insulin. But as way of background I wanted to point you to a book on the topic as well as a PBS story, each of which provide more of the history of insulin. I highly recommend the book Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle by Thea Cooper and Arthur Ainsberg for the history of how insulin was discovered. I urge you to read my thoughts on the book,…
  • {NEW!} Another Thing People With Diabetes CAN Do

    Leighann
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Even if you aren’t a racing fan, you might have heard of Charlie Kimball and Ryan Reed. On Saturday, Ryan Reed won Daytona. In his post-win interview he talks about how, when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes four years ago, he was told he couldn’t drive a race car. He didn’t take no for an answer. Whether or not you follow racing, this is yet another great example of someone who (literally) hasn’t let diabetes slow him down. Ryan talking about diabetes: The finish of the race and his reaction: (E-mail and feed subscribers click over for embedded video.)…
  • {Kids First, Diabetes Second} A Positive Outlook

    Leighann
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    I know it sounds cliché but a positive attitude can go a long way. When diabetes management is getting the best of you, think about these tips I shared in my book Kids First, Diabetes Second. Please enjoy this excerpt from the book… CHAPTER ELEVEN: Your Support System A Positive Outlook Dealing with diabetes day in and day out can really take a toll on a parent. We are exhausted from disrupted sleep schedules, zombie our way through work days, and somehow juggle the activities and demands of family life. At times, it can be overwhelming, but having a strong support system can help you…
  • {Type 1 Tuesday} 02.17.15

    Leighann
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Here are some tidbits that I have found interesting and wanted to share… Sisterly Support One of the things I love about writing for OmniPod’s Suite D blog is getting to chat with some pretty awesome people. Recently I had a chance to interview several women (and one d-girl!) that I admire for different pieces. This week you can read my interview with Brandy Barnes, founder of DiabetesSisters. DiabetesSisters offers online support, meet ups, and a conference for women with diabetes…of all types. Read “Sisterly Support for Women with Diabetes” on OmniPod’s…
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    Speaking of Diabetes | The Joslin Blog

  • FDA Workshop Think-tank for Future of Digital Diabetes Technology

    Joslin Communications
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Howard Wolpert, M.D., Director of the Joslin Institute for Technology Translation (JITT) The recent flood of diabetes-related apps do everything from track hypoglycemic events to instantly calculate a patient’s insulin doses. But what if a bolus calculator tells a patient to dose 15 units when it should really by five? And what about device compatibility with all these new software options? As apps incorporate more medical recommendations and diabetes devices become more sophisticated data-tracking machines, the FDA grows more concerned over their safety and usability. To examine these…
  • Overcoming an Eating Disorder with Diabetes

    Joslin Communications
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    This story was originally posted on Jan. 20, 2012. “Mirror, mirror on the wall…For my eighth grade self, the day this common household wall-hanging echoed back to me an image that more closely resembled a cylinder of Pillsbury crescent rolls about to burst out of their airtight packaging than a twelve-year-old girl desperate for a single morsel of affirmation, was the day it crossed over to the other side. The war between the mirror and me had begun.” “Eating to Lose: Healing From a Life of Diabulimia,” by Maryjeanne Hunt, available now So begins Maryjeanne Hunt’s memoir…
  • Diabetes Lifehacks to Make Your Days (and Nights!) Easier

    Joslin Communications
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you have diabetes, try these tricks throughout your day. “Lifehack” has become a bonafide buzzword on the internet. If you’ve never heard the term, a lifehack is an uncommon solution to a common problem. They’re little tips and tricks that make everyday things easier—from getting a key on a key ring (use a staple remover to pry the rings apart) to improving your water pressure (tie a baggy of white vinegar around the shower head overnight). For people dealing with diabetes 24 hours a day, there’s a lot of little tips and tricks that can make managing diabetes easier. We’ve…
  • Nutrition Revolution: The End of the High Carbohydrates Era for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention and Management

    Joslin Communications
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    Dr. Osama Hamdy This post is written by Osama Hamdy, M.D., Medical Director, Obesity Clinical Program, Director of Inpatient Diabetes Management at Joslin Diabetes Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hamdy is also the Director of the Why WAIT program where he works with people to improve their diabetes management through weight loss. Dr. Hamdy is also the author of the Diabetes Breakthrough. In 1977, the Select Committee On Nutrition and Human Needs of the US Senate recommended that people increase their carbohydrate intake to 55 to 60 percent of the total…
  • Maintain Your Health and Happiness During the Lunar New Year!

    Joslin Communications
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Lunar New Year falls on February 19th this year, marking the first day of the year of the Goat. The day comes with traditions such as cleansing the house, creating lanterns, gifting good luck presents for the New Year, and attending family gatherings to feast. With most of the celebrations involving traditional cuisine from Asian cultures and goat dishes, people with diabetes should make sure to plan meals ahead of time and make healthy choices. Traditional Asian foods enjoyed at the celebrations are often higher in calories, fat, and carbohydrates as seen in dumplings, noodles, and sticky…
 
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    Battle Diabetes

  • Birthday Party & Shakeology Winner!!!

    The Healthy Pancreas
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Sorry this post is getting up so late, I’ve enjoyed a full day of celebrating my sons 1st birthday with my family ♥ Addy had a fun time playing in the snow for the first time, and even went sledding! She liked the snow but didn’t like to walk in it. And Samuel wasn’t too sure about his birthday cake at first but once I went to eat my own he decided that it looked delicious and dove in! Addy went face first into her cake on her 1st birthday, so to see Samuel so timid about his cake was different. But we had such a good day with my parents, my brother, and his girlfriend…
  • Don't want to overhaul your diet all at once? Just add fiber

    M Tyler
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    One single dietary change might be enough to reverse the symptoms of metabolic syndrome and help individuals lose weight: eating more fiber. A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that increased fiber consumption provided the same results as the standard dietary recommendations provided by the American Heart Association (AHA) for treating metabolic syndrome. The study included 240 adult patients with metabolic syndrome who were an average of 52 years old. Subjects were assigned to either a high-fiber eating program or an AHA-recommended diet. The fiber group ate at…
  • Get screened for diabetes at the dentist?

    M Tyler
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
    For many Americans, dental visits may happen more frequently than doctor visits - which could be an opportune time to screen for diabetes, according to a new study from New York University. Researchers found that testing gingival crevicular blood, which is obtained from the gums, provided accurate results for hemoglobin A1c levels - the standard measure of diagnosing healthy blood sugar. The results were almost identical to blood that was drawn through a finger prick. "In light of findings from the study, the dental visit could be a useful opportunity to conduct diabetes screening among…
  • Mason Jar Blender Trick

    The Healthy Pancreas
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    Did you know you can take the base and blade from your blender and attach it to a regular sized mouth mason jar? I didn’t! Thank you Pinterest! Now you have your very own single serve/all in one blender!! The thing I really like about this is that I don’t have to pour what I’ve mixed into a glass to drink it. I will sometimes use the blender to make pancake batter or something but for the most part I use it for smoothies. Using the blender this way means I’m only dirty-ing up one glass not two!! I’ll admit though I was a little skeptical. Yes my blender base…
  • Freeze-Dried Mushroom Powder Could Lower Blood Sugar

    M Tyler
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    A little fungus powder might help lower blood sugar levels after a meal, according to new research. A freeze-dried concoction of Pleurotus ostreatus and Pleurotus cystidiosus, two mushroom species, was found to influence a key enzyme that detects glucose levels. A study with 88 healthy volunteers and 14 type-2 diabetics showed the mushroom extracts reduced fasting glucose levels by 6.1 percent in the healthy volunteers. The diabetics also had improvements in both fasting glucose and insulin sensitivity. Safe for diabetics According to the study authors, no adverse side effects were witnessed…
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  • Discovery of a new type of Hemoglobin in Valencia

    Mike
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:58 am
    Recently a group of scientists led by Dr Carmen Quiñones in Valencia, Spain have discovered a new type of Hemoglobin (Red Blood Cell) and the potential impact that it can have on Blood Glucose readings, especially for those that have Diabetes. Named Hemoglobin J Valencia, the variant was discovered after routine glycemic testing was carried out on a person with Diabetes, with the results of the test coming back abnormally low within the parameters.  Leading to un-diagnosis with those may indeed have Diabetes or mis-diagnosis when they haven’t. Consequently further testing and DNA…
  • 16 Today

    Mike
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:22 pm
    I thought I would break a habit of a lifetime and blog today. Today marks 16 years of Diabetes for me. It feels as though that those 16 years have flown by! I will most likely celebrate by having wild glycemic excursions throughout the day possibly throwing in a carb laden donut in there somewhere! In other news, today marks St. George’s Day in England and also the Catalan version of Valentines Day in Barcelona. That’s all for now folks! Take care and bolus like mad…. Elgringo The post 16 Today appeared first on Diabetes in Spain. By Mike
  • elgringo bike announcement

    Mike
    31 Jul 2013 | 10:00 am
    Hi everyone Hope you are all enjoying your respective summers or winters for those in the southern hemisphere. I real quick announcement from me today. Due to personal and work commitments, I have reluctantly withdrew from the mHealth Grand Tour this coming September. Although a very small amount of cash was raised (lessons learnt) for the ride, I really want to place on record my thanks to all of you who have made donations, offered words of support and shared my stories/posts. I am somewhat embarrassed about this post, almost ashamed but I have had no choice but to withdraw.  I hope you…
  • Biking In Spain With Diabetes

    Mike
    18 Jun 2013 | 7:19 am
    Hello gang!  Hope you are all doing fine. As some may know, I am currently training for a Charity Bike Ride – #mHealth Grand Tour where my aim is to raise as much cash for various charities including #TeamBG, FEDE and Proyecto Paula. Anyway the focus of the post is to update you about my early experiences cycling both on and off road here in Spain. As a complete novice at this biking thing, I’ve managed to blag some basic equipment like a Mountain Bike, helmet and some advice and hey ho off we go! I started off just trying to get my legs moving again, whilst also developing my…
  • Elgringo Goes Biking

    Mike
    3 Jun 2013 | 11:38 am
    Howdy Folks, yep you heard that correct! Elgringo goes biking! Yikes, what have a I let myself in for???  Answers on a postcard please. So the big announcement is that I will be riding Stage 4 on the mHealth Grand Tour in September.  Oh that’s September this year (2013) by the way.  Oh by the way that is 500kms in 3 days!!!! I’m not entirely sure why I have agreed to do this.  Partly to get my ass off the chair, get outside and ultimately lead a slightly healthier lifestyle. I have certainly been motivated after reading accounts of other peoples endeavors, whether that be 5k…
 
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    This is Caleb...

  • Lilly Diabetes/Disney Books and Backpack Giveaway!

    Lorraine
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:02 am
    You may have seen these sets around the community in recent weeks. If you’ve missed out on other giveaways, you still have a chance. Lots of great resources targeted toward children with diabetes are included. The Coco books are targeted toward the younger child, but have meaningful messages for all ages. The ESPN books are targeted to a teen audience. If you’re interested, use the below linkto enter! Good luck and act fast! This giveaway ends this Sunday! THIS CONTEST IS COMPLETE! WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ENTERING AND CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!
  • FDA Approves #Dexcom G4 Platinum #CGM System with #Share

    Lorraine
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:19 am
    Fantastic news announced by Dexcom today. Cloud information has been approved for the G4 system. New receivers will be available soon – see below for details. As posted at MarketWatch SAN DIEGO, Jan 26, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — DexCom, Inc., DXCM, -0.29% a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Dexcom G4® PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with Share. The Dexcom Share receiver uses a secure wireless connection via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)…
  • #Nightscout | Harboring Autonomy #WeAreNotWaiting #CGMintheCloud

    Lorraine
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    My number one reservation about starting Nightscout was the size and weight of the rig. It’s a definite price to pay. It’s not ideal, but Caleb’s been able to manage, and the benefits are currently worth the price. My next concern was taking a step backward in the progress we had made in Caleb’s self-care. Since he was in preschool, Caleb has always had some level of responsibility in his care, and it has advanced both organically and with careful planning each year. In third grade, we (his school nurse at the time, Caleb and I) started to take steps to prepare him for…
  • Exuding Coolness | Adam Lasher from American Idol

    Lorraine
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:51 am
    Hanging his “robotic pancreas” from his guitar strap, Adam Lasher auditions for American Idol. I haven’t watched in years. This is an incentive to start again. Filed under: D Management, Heroes, Technology Tagged: DexCom
  • World Diabetes Day Image Update |#wdd

    Lorraine
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    For the past couple or maybe few years I’ve created a World Diabetes Day image to use as a profile picture for World Diabetes Day (or here’s one that works for a Facebook cover photo). I’ve shared it publicly if others would like to use it. Here are a couple updates for this year. You are welcome to use them and although not necessary, it would be nice if you could give a nod to the creator! My best to you all this diabetes awareness month in any and all advocacy efforts, big or small.Filed under: D Awareness Tagged: world diabetes day
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    Healthy Diet Menus For You

  • Delicious Mediterranean Recipes for Better Heart Health

    Dorsa
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Mediterranean Diet is a primarily plant based way of eating that focuses on whole foods and very little dairy or red meat. The best part of this way of eating is how full of flavor the foods are. The recipes are usually very easy to follow as well, which makes sticking to a healthy heart diet that much easier. Each recipe is for 1-2 servings, but can be easily altered to make more or less. Mediterranean Style Hot Sandwiches These delicious hot sandwiches are perfect for lunch or dinner because they are fast and easy as well as delicious and filling. You can use a frying pan or, if you…
  • Planning Meals For Variety And Good Health

    Dorsa
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Meal planning is a vital part of any healthy diet. Not only that, but meal planning can also help keep your diet more exciting and full of variety. It seems a little too simple, but planning out your weekly meals truly can help you keep a healthier diet, full of delicious variety, and make each meal much easier as well. Meal planning can help you keep to a healthier diet simply due to planning ahead. After all, at the beginning of the week you are typically fairly optimistic about the week ahead and are at least planning to do well with eating healthy all week. You are more likely to stick to…
  • Smart Protein Choices for Athletes with Diabetes

    Dorsa
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Diabetes can be a difficult disease to live with, no matter your age or condition. Many people seem to believe that the only people with diabetes are older, sick, or unhealthy. But the fact is that people from all walks of life live with diabetes, even athletes. Athletes often have completely different dietary needs than other people. The amount of calories that they burn often requires that they consume more calories. While most athletes do not necessary need more dietary protein than the average person, it is really important that they get enough protein, especially with diabetes. Why is…
  • Recipes That Add Vegetables To Your Menu

    Dorsa
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Studies show that a primarily plant based diet can help with a wide variety of health issues, even including chronic diseases. A plant based diet can give you all of the vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, and everything else you need to maintain the healthiest diet possible. You don’t necessarily have to switch to a completely vegan or vegetarian diet, simply incorporate more vegetables into your daily diet and make them the main focus of each meal. Not only will vegetables be healthier but also you find you need to add less salt because your food will be more flavorful. Many…
  • Understand How Diet Affects Your Cardiovascular Disease

    Dorsa
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Many people are simply tired of hearing that they need to change their diet, especially when faced with issues such as cardiovascular disease. The fact is, however, that your diet really does affect your entire body and can have a huge impact on disease and other health issues. Understanding how your diet affects cardiovascular disease and other issues may help you to make better decisions. Every bite of food that you ingest is broken down and processed by your body. The vitamins, molecules, and different parts of the food are distributed and processed by each of your bodily systems. This is…
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  • Hypoglycaemia Unawareness

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:09 pm
    (Not being able to recognize the symptoms of the onset of hypoglycaemia) Hypoglycaemia is the most common side effect of insulin treatment and usually presents itself with symptoms such as sweating, palpitation and hunger. These symptoms alert the person with diabetes to the condition of their glucose level so that they can take the necessary action. Some people, however, lose the
  • Hyperglycaemia - A Short term Complication of Diabetes Mellitus

    17 Feb 2015 | 8:25 pm
    There are various reasons for this and knowing the cause and the treatment can help. When does a person with diabetes get hyperglycaemia? –  When blood glucose levels are > 130 mg/dl fasting OR >180mg//dl after meals. Symptoms of hyperglycaemia:    Increased thirst, the need to urinate more often, feeling tired, blurred vision, headaches, hunger and muscle
  • It is very important to pick up any kidney problems at an early stage…

    2 Feb 2015 | 2:16 am
    Look for these signs… Swelling in the feet, ankles or hands due to water retention  As the stages of nephropathy develop, in addition to water retention, symptoms include… Weight loss and poor appetite Shortness of breath Passing more or less urine than normal Itchy skin Muscle cramps Erectile dysfunction in men Many of the symptoms   mentioned above can be avoided if kidney
  • Be GI Smart

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:09 pm
    If you have diabetes, choosing foods with low GI can help you to evenly balance blood glucose levels and reduce spikes after eating. What is Glycaemic Index? Glycaemic Index (GI) is a ranking of how quickly each carbohydrate containing food and drink makes blood glucose rise.  The index was originally developed in 1981 in Toronto by researchers for people with diabetes so
  • Get the most from a weight loss plan

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:25 pm
    The current trend of maintaining a healthy lifestyle has brought with it numerous irresistible programmes for losing weight. However, a word of caution - weigh your options before you take the leap! It is tempting to think that the ‘one size fits all’ approach will help you shed those extra kilos in a short time. BUT… The best weight loss plan is the one you enjoy and fits in with your
 
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  • Diabetes Diagnosis Increases Psychiatric Disorder Risk

    theperfectd
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:59 pm
    I understand that scientific studies must be completed so that it can become more than anecdotal evidence. These studies need to be published in reputable academic journals, showing the researchers have followed the proper protocols to get to the conclusion. But for this latest study, I could have saved everyone a lot of time and […]
  • Snap Decision

    theperfectd
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:25 am
    You grab a pack of gum at the checkout counter. It’s an impulse purchase and you don’t think about it. It’s a snap decision, made right then and there. Choosing an insulin pump is anything but a snap decision. You research all of your options, talk with other people who wear pumps, weigh the pros […]
  • The Diabetes UnConference DEADLINES

    theperfectd
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:02 am
    Hi, you. Yes, you. I’m talking to you with the diabetes.* Wanted to give you a quick update on what’s going on with The Diabetes UnConference. (And if you don’t know what it is… please go to www.DiabetesUnConference.com and learn about the first multi-day peer-to-peer idea exchange for ALL adults with diabetes (Type 1, Type […]
  • You Deserve More Than Roses…

    theperfectd
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    I hear her laughter and my heart swells with love. I cannot imagine my life without my daughter. I cannot imagine my life without the insulin that keeps me alive so that I can hear her laughter. And yet… there are children in the world who do not have access to the insulin that will keep […]
  • I Don’t Expect You To Know…

    theperfectd
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    My car runs on unleaded gas. It goes from point A to point B (and sometimes to point H when I don’t follow the GPS correctly) and it has an engine. I understand the basics of internal combustion and in my more adventurous youth, I even changed my spark plugs and oil on my own. […]
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  • Diabetes Best Foods-Inclusion of Diabetes Super Foods in Your Dining Table

    Admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:10 am
    Diabetes Best Foods-You Must Try Eating well to manage blood sugar level and weight is one of the most valuable things you can do to decrease the risk of type2 diabetes and heart disease. It seems quite difficult to make healthy food choices, but some simple foods are here for you. As you may already […]
  • Nuts and Type 2 Diabetes- Diabetic Person Can Eat Nuts

    Admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Nuts and Type 2 Diabetes Nuts are heart healthy and additionally, they are good for people with diabetes. Study demonstrates that when people with type2 diabetes consume tree nuts with other dietary changes, can enhance glucose levels and also enhance blood cholesterol levels. In case of diabetes, people should be careful before consuming nuts with […]
  • Diabetes-Some Innovative Suggestions to keep away from Holiday Overeating

    Admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Manage Diabetes During Holidays Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that affects the blood sugar level. People with diabetes need to adjust their diet and exercise to manage their diabetes. Generally, people overeat during holidays and those who want to follow a diet plan, face some difficulty in managing their diet and exercise plan. Follow […]
  • Coffee and Type 2 Diabetes-Effects and Benefits on Blood Sugar

    Admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Coffee contains polyphenols, a molecule that have anti-oxidant property. Due to this property, this is generally accepted that coffee helps to prevent inflammatory diseases such as type2 diabetes. Coffee and its impact on risk of developing type2 diabetes.
  • Control Blood Sugar- Quit your Late night Eating Habit

    Admin
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Manage Blood Sugar Making Perfect Eating Regime I often see that patients with diabetes need snacks after dinner and want to consume whatever they can get on their hands. And generally this problem occurs with those who are trying to follow a diet plan. What you think “is it physiological or psychological?” unless your glucose […]
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  • The Nut Case

    healthy_blogging
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Nut Case Submitted by: Sandra Prior Nuts have long had a bad rap for being high in fat and calories, prompting weight-conscious bodybuilders to relegate nuts to their lists of forbidden foods. But as researchers take a closer look at walnuts, almonds, and other nuts, they're discovering these delicious, crunchy foods are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. And that fat we were so wary of? Turns out it's good for our hearts - and our bodybuilding. That was the conclusion of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which released a qualified health claim in 2003 that…
  • Running: Training Tips

    healthy_blogging
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Running: Training Tips Submitted by: Sandra Prior How can I avoid turning an ankle during trail runs? If you spend much time training on trails, wear shoes with thick soles and plenty of support, which will stabilize your footstrike and help prevent an ankle turn on rough surfaces. Trail shoes are designed for this; some running shoes will also suffice. Also, always keep your eyes on the trail immediately ahead so you can adapt your stride to any sudden terrain changes. And on the downhills, slightly shorten your stride. This will help you maintain better control and balance. Can I...
  • Quit Smoking Is The Way To Good Health

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    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Quit Smoking Is The Way To Good Health Submitted by: Raymond Geok Seng Lee Cigarette smoking kills approximately 300,000 in the United States each year, and most of these people are seniors. Lung cancer and emphysema are the best-known miserable outcomes. However, accelerated development of atherosclerosis is the most important problem resulting from smoking. This results in heart attacks and strokes, heart pains, leg pains, and many other problems. Pipe and cigar smoking do not have the pulmonary consequences that cigarette smoking does, but they do predispose to cancer of the lips, and…
  • El Popocatepetl Recalls Certain Wraps Due To Undeclared Milk and Yellow # 5

    healthy_blogging
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:47 pm
    by Joseph According to a posting on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website, El Popocatepetl Ind., Inc. of Chicago, Illinois is voluntarily recalling El Popocatepetl’s 8 inch Chipotle, Spinach Pesto, and Sun Dried Tomato Wraps because they might contain Yellow #5 and undeclared milk. According to the company, El Popocatepetl’s 8in. Flavored Wraps were distributed in Illinois, primarily in the Chicago area. The recalled products can be identified by the following information: Product Name: 8in. Sundried Tomato Brand Name: El Popocatepetl Description: 8in. Tomato Flavored Wrap UPC:…
  • Untold Nutritional Secrets

    healthy_blogging
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Untold Nutritional Secrets Submitted by: Gary Matthews A good understanding of nutrition and how to use the information will be extremely rewarding for anyone. We can all prevent disease and fight infection utilizing a powerful medicine 'Food' Using nutrition and supplementing your diet is the key to fat loss and muscle gain. Have a look at these Nutritional Secrets and discover how to stay disease free, feel great, look good and live longer. Lets take a look: How Much Protein Do I Need - Protein is a normal part of out diet; a nutrient widely distributed among animal and plant...
 
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  • Toenail Fungus and Diabetes

    admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Not for the weak of heart, toenail fungus can be a real turnoff in your life – thickened, yellowish, ragged nails. You see it, you hate, and you want to do all you can to get rid of it. All of us want beautiful (or just plain old regular nails, hands and feet), and beautiful nails mean healthy nailbeds. The post Toenail Fungus and Diabetes appeared first on Diabetic Live.
  • Flibanserin Submitted For Another FDA Approval

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Food and Drug Administration has received a new application from Sprout Pharmaceutical for approval of Flibanserin as a libido booster for women. The FDA has twice refused approval of Flibanserin because of side effects, which included fatigue, dizziness and nausea, and also because of lackluster effectiveness. Sprout re-filed its application and included new information […] The post Flibanserin Submitted For Another FDA Approval appeared first on Diabetic Live.
  • Diabetes and Diarrhea

    admin
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Diabetic Diarrhea Diabetes and diarrhea is actually common. Diarrhea can be caused by problems in the bowel or colon and has been noted in patients who have had diabetes for many years. As many as 22 percent of diabetic patients with longstanding diabetes have reported the occurrence of “diabetic diarrhea.” This form of diarrhea affects […] The post Diabetes and Diarrhea appeared first on Diabetic Live.
  • Budwig Protocol and Diabetes

    admin
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Budwig Protocol and diabetes seem to be a good match for eating healthier, lowering cholesterol and gaining better blood glucose levels. We are not ordinarily an alternative health medicine website, but the Budwig protocol has gained enough attention in the recent news that we felt it warranted a paper on this site. There is […] The post Budwig Protocol and Diabetes appeared first on Diabetic Live.
  • Depression and Diabetes: What You Should Know

    admin
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Depression and diabetes go hand in hand. Diabetes is an ever-growing concern globally. In America alone, there are 29.1 million people who have been diagnosed with diabetes and that number is increasing annually. The Depression and Diabetes Connection Diabetes can cause an array of different complications that wreak havoc on the body. What some people […] The post Depression and Diabetes: What You Should Know appeared first on Diabetic Live.
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