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  • Editor's Note, DCMS #206

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    When Al Mann first said he was going to develop an inhaled insulin, many thought he was beating a dead horse after the collective experiences with Exubera. They forgot that Al had already built the most successful pump company of all times, and that he did not like to fail. When Afrezza was approved, the comments ranged from ridiculous to, Oh well, that drug will never sell, and when Sanofi purchased the rights the naysayers said it was a desperate purchase to stave off the loss of Lantus sales. Unlike almost everyone else, our publisher Steve Freed had a different opinion and because of that…
  • IDF Diabetes Atlas - North America and Caribbean

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Diabetes is a huge and growing problem, and the costs to society are high and escalating. More was spent in 2013 in North America and the Caribbean than in any other region. The Top 5 countries for prevalence in North America and the Caribbean are: Belize, Guyana, Curacao, Martinique, and the Cayman Islands. To find out more, follow the link. You can also downoad a PDF for posting in your office....
  • Afrezza - Dreamboat Inhaler and Cartridge

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    With this week's Homerun Slides, we have a short special presentation for you on the new inhaled insulin, Afrezza, that goes with our exclusive interview by our publisher, Steve Freed, with the founder and CEO of Mannkind Corp, Al Mann....
  • An Exclusive Interview with Al Mann, Founder and CEO, Mannkind Corp.

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    This week, we are taking a break from our Clinical Text presentations, to bring you this exclusive interview with Al Mann, the legendary founder of Mannkind Corp, and the person primarily responsible for backing the development of the inhaled insulin product, Afrezza, soon to be on the market. Steve Freed: Let's start off by talking about how it all began. I know you've been involved in the diabetes arena for a number of years. Please tell us how you got involved, why you got involved, and why this product. Al Mann: It can be a long story. I was a young physicist doing some work in…
  • Philipp Scherer, Ph.D.: Is there such a thing as "healthy" obesity?

    22 Mar 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Dr. Philipp Scherer talks about healthy obesity and how some people are really adept at expanding healthy fat tissue. He explains that healthy fat tissue is a very effective sink for excess calories and that if there is enough vascularization, this spares other tissues such as the liver, muscles or beta cells from storing excess calories....
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  • dLife Diabetes Companion App Reviewed in Our Test Kitchen!

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    There’s no shortage of smartphone apps available for logging your diabetes data — at least 1,100 in the iTunes store, according to industry observers. It’s tough to know if any of them bring any real value to our lives. That’s…The post dLife Diabetes Companion App Reviewed in Our Test Kitchen! appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Returning Patient Voices Winner Melissa Lee Sings the D-Advocacy Song

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s been fun over the past several weeks introducing the PWDs chosen as winners of our 2014 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Scholarship Contest, who will be attending our Innovation Summit at Stanford University in November.  Along with many new friends, we’re…The post Returning Patient Voices Winner Melissa Lee Sings the D-Advocacy Song appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • New Livongo Plugs Glucose Testing into Real-Time Care, Research

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Like something straight out of HBO’s series Silicon Valley, former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman made a splash on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage last week introducing the latest and greatest in cloud-based glucose testing tech: Livongo, with its new In Touch…The post New Livongo Plugs Glucose Testing into Real-Time Care, Research appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • dLife Diabetes Companion App – Review

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Type 1 college student Greg Weintraub reviews the dLife Diabetes Companion App, which is both a logging app and education resource. REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN - PROs: multiple ways of viewing blood glucose entries a lot of information about food (recipes and…The post dLife Diabetes Companion App – Review appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • NewsFlash: JDRF Backs & Funds Tidepool’s Open Diabetes Data Platform!

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Big news on the #WeAreNotWaiting and open-source diabetes data front today! This morning, JDRF officially announced a partnership with the innovative non-profit Tidepool that’s building a “device agnostic cloud platform” to allow diabetes data from various D-devices to be easily…The post NewsFlash: JDRF Backs & Funds Tidepool’s Open Diabetes Data Platform! appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
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  • Certain gut bacteria may induce metabolic changes following exposure to artificial sweeteners

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    Artificial sweeteners have long been promoted as diet and health aids. But breaking research shows that these products may be leading to the very diseases they were said to help prevent: scientists have discovered that, after exposure to artificial sweeteners, our gut bacteria may be triggering harmful metabolic changes.
  • Novo's Ryzodeg effective in type 2 diabetes treatment: study

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Novo Nordisk's type 2 diabetes treatment Ryzodeg has proved effective in providing good blood sugar control with fewer injections than a so-called basal-bolus treatment, according to new data from a late-stage study. Ryzodeg combines Tresiba, Novo Nordisk's great hope for future growth, with insulin aspart, a man-made form of insulin, also known as NovoRapid, in a single pen injector.
  • New cameras to screen for diabetes-related eye damage

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    THE Welsh Government is splashing out A 561,000 on high-tech cameras to help spot the early signs of diabetes-related eye damage. Health Minister Mark Drakeford said the equipment means the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service Wales can detect damage to the retina caused by diabetes.
  • Sweeteners boost diabetes risk

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Promoted as an aid to good health, artificial sweeteners may in fact be boosting diabetes risk, said a study Wednesday that urged a rethink of their widespread use and endorsement. Packages of Equal and Splenda artificial sweeteners are emptied at a coffee shop on April 27, 2007 in San Rafael, California - by Justin Sullivan Also called non-calorific artificial sweeteners, or NAS, the additives are found in diet sodas, cereals and desserts -- a huge market for people worried about weight gain and sugar intake.
  • Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And The Risk Of Diabetes

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:14 pm
    But, in recent years, the idea that artificial sweeteners may trick the brain and lead to "metabolic derangements," as one researcher has theorized , has gained traction, too. Now, a new study published in the journal Nature introduces a new idea: diet sodas may alter our gut microbes in a way that increases the risk of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes - at least in some of us.
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  • Asian Americans lower insulin resistance on traditional diet

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Asian Americans have been shown to lower insulin resistance on a traditional diet, researchers report. One part of this puzzle may lie in the transition from traditional high-fiber, low-fat Asian diets to current westernized diets, which may pose extra risks for those of Asian heritage, says the senior author of the study.
  • Certain gut bacteria may induce metabolic changes following exposure to artificial sweeteners

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Artificial sweeteners have long been promoted as diet and health aids. But breaking research shows that these products may be leading to the very diseases they were said to help prevent: scientists have discovered that, after exposure to artificial sweeteners, our gut bacteria may be triggering harmful metabolic changes.
  • Mechanism behind age-dependent diabetes discovered

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    Aging of insulin-secreting cells is coupled to a progressive decline in signal transduction and insulin release, according to a recent study. Aging is among the largest known risk factors for many diseases, and type 2 diabetes is no exception. People older than 65 years have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes if their insulin-producing cells in the pancreas fail to compensate for insulin resistance.
  • World Alzheimer Report 2014 reveals persuasive evidence for dementia risk reduction

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:32 am
    The World Alzheimer Report 2014 'Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors,' released today, suggests that dementia risk for populations can be modified through tobacco control and better prevention, detection and control of hypertension and diabetes. The report calls for dementia to be integrated into both global and national public health programs alongside other major noncommunicable diseases.
  • Users of insulin pumps are at 29% lower risk of death compared with patients on insulin injections

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Use of insulin pumps to administer insulin rather than treatment with multiple daily insulin injections results in a 29 percent reduction in all-cause mortality and 43 percent reduction in the risk of fatal cardiovascular disease, concludes a study of more than 18,000 patients with type 1 diabetes.
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  • WTW: Me and Dr. Oz . . .

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    What's That Wednesday: Did you know I was on The Dr. Oz Show? Well okay, I wasn’t REALLY on The Dr. Oz Show.  But right behind Dr. Oz?  That’s a picture of me that I tweeted as part of... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Crowd Sourcing: Packing Insulin

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Pete and I are just back from a fantastic cruise to Bermuda.  Although there was lots of food (and maybe alcohol), there was also a lot of walking and stair climbing and we even worked in one 5K... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Notes to Self . . . .

    4 Sep 2014 | 6:37 am
    Note to Self:  Taking a few days off from a CGM sensor in order to insert a fresh one right before a trip is fine. Note to Self:  On occasion, if blood sugars are in the “pre-run happy place”, it’s... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Looking Back - Oven Mitts . . .

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    ****  Today I’m revisiting a post from a few years ago, in which I realized just how calloused my poor little finger tips are.  And yes, I still do feel guilty for all those times I called my husband... Visit my blog to read more.
  • $1.00

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    Guess what greeted me when I took my fasting blood sugar this morning?  I get unreasonably excited about that elusive perfect 100.  You do know that when you get a #hundy you also get $1.00,... Visit my blog to read more.
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  • For the Visual Learners

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Throwback Thursday… my MOST VIEWED post by a landslide… not a personal story about our journey – but happy to say it is an educational tool to help spread awareness!! I am thankful that SO many people have seen it. Help me to keep educating by sharing…  image was found on Pinterest – but direct link here http://www.type1design.com/infographic Not all of us find it easy to learn with a bunch of words on paper (or a computer screen). Hopefully this might help a few of you out there – please SHARE to help EDUCATE… http://edenseffort.wordpress.com
  • JDRF Funding for a Cure 2014

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:36 pm
    In the US, we are in the "Walking Season" when JDRF asks us to walk to raise money for a cure. So I'd like to do my part, by reminding you all of how important JDRF is to the human trials of potential cures for type-1 diabetes, which I track. Let me give you the punch line up front: 70% of the treatments currently in human trials have been funded by JDRF. (And the number is 71% for the later phase trials) This is a strong impact; one that any non-profit should be proud of.  This summary does not include Artificial Pancreas research or stem cell growth trials, because there are so many of…

    A. McIntosh
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    I try to make my sensors last for 10 days. Sometimes the sensor adhesive rolls up after I wear certain clothes. Im always in the gym too, so its even harder to get the sensor to last that long. I try adhesive tape, but after a shower the adhesive tape is wet and doesn't stick as well. I wear the sensor on my lower stomach a few inches away from my belly button. does anyone have any life hacks to help me with this? I know its good to apply alcohol before putting on the sensor,but sometimes I wonder if its dry skin in that area that may be causing the sensor not to stick as good?
  • This Leg of My Journey

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:17 pm
    We all live one life; but in this one life is sprouted many journeys. Many different paths that we travel all at once. Allow me to tell you the story of one such journey in my life. I suppose it all started when I was nine years old. It was Easter and I was enjoying all the spoils of my Easter basket, like any chocoholic child, I was in heaven. I had fallen asleep on the couch and was woken up by my parents futilely trying to check my blood-sugar without waking me up. You see, my father was a type I diabetic and as of late both my parents had noticed key symptoms in me. I had been moody,…
  • Driving in Reverse

    rick the "Blogabetic"
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Driving in Reverse How is your driving these days? Not the car, or truck but your diabetic driving. How is that going? Have you stopped your diabetic drive and wondered where it is going? I know sometimes when I have examined my diabetic driving I have found I was driving in reverse. You know what I mean by driving in reverse? That is you feel burned out, overwhelmed, overtaxed, fed up with the whole mess. There is a terrific story and metaphor about driving in reverse. It comes to us from the author Sherman Alexie, and was first expressed in his book “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in…
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    The D-Log Cabin

  • In the Cloudz

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    We are not waiting.Oh,wait. Yes we are. Because it's not quite as simple as buying a Pebble watch from Best Buy and downloading a CGM app that sends data to the watch...no,this requires some pretty major programming skillz. (Not to mention it isn't cheap) So,this setup, it comes in stages.Stage 1: Go to Target. Buy cheap Android phone.(Moto G) Go to Best Buy. Buy connecting cables(micro to micro USB) Charge phone. Set up cheap phone access($9/month-Ting) Connect cables. Nothing happens. Beg on a Nightscout FB group for help. Get basic service after trouble shooting. (Data shows up on other…
  • The Hoarder

    3 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    Q: What's the difference between a bad hoarder and a good hoarder?A: There's a difference?All joking aside, the difference between a good hoarder and a bad hoarder is that the bad hoarders stop giving a darn and let the entropy take over. Much like diabetes management, this turns out to be a disaster. Anyway,in the eyes of the world, hoarding is a horribly slovenly,disgusting thing and I'm not contesting that it can be just that you have to have lots of energy to hoard. But post a picture like this:Or:Of your nicely organized, excessive amounts of diabetes supplies and people respect you for…
  • Dear Fellow PWD

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Dear Person With Diabetes,I am you. I have lived with this disease for almost 16 years..I have highs, I have lows. I know that this struggle is very,very real. I hate it,as you do. I know that it doesn't lend itself to "control." But I need to tell you something, the rest of America seems to be a bit confused on all things diabetes.(No, insurance does not always cover "necessities." Grrrrr.)We, the people who actually sometimes give a darn,know things. We know that strips can be wildly inaccurate, we know that it's entirely possible to go from 80 to 30 in less then 15 minutes, we know…
  • Owning the Number

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    " This your number. Now own your number." That's what TV extreme weight loss guru Chris Powell tells each of the people stepping onto the scale for perhaps the first time in years. They are scared and ashamed. They cry. And they hate,hate,hate their bodies and themselves (and him)and that life could get to that point.But that number is a starting point in their journey,and they take that number and work towards making it lower. They must feel like it's impossible and sucky and there are a thousand million reasons (this is sounding so,so familiar...I am so the Queen of diabetes excuses)WHY…
  • A Matter of Spine

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    Last week, I went to the chiropractor..despite my feelings that they are kind of snake oil medicine people.(one would think that they'd be learning something during those 4 years...they are "doctor" after all) But anyhoo, I went, because I have been ignoring my back for years..in hopes that it would just eventually magically get back in shape.(This is really NOT a good idea, much like ignoring your teeth and never getting to a dentist is..problems just cascade from there.) But I finally decided that if there were a chance NOT to have to live the remainder of my days with shooting,burning…
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  • CGM in the Cloud & Now On My Watch!

    Wendy Morgan
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    People! It is here! I can see my child's blood sugar all the time!The Nightscout Project, developed by a group of engineers and hackers with T1 or are parents of kids with Type 1 Diabetes created a way to plug a smartphone into the Dexcom receiver and have it upload to the cloud.Now I have a website that I can keep up on my desktop, iPad, or phone that virtually mirrors my child's Dexcom readings and will alarm if my daughter is low or high.I also can upload the info to the Pebble smartwatch, which is what you see on the left.Now, I don't want you to think this is out of the box easy. I spent…
  • T1D Diagnosed in my Toddler 10 Years Ago Today

    Wendy Morgan
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    Happy 10 year Dia-versary to my now 13 year-old daughter and Type 2 Dia-versary to my husband.My daughter was just three when she couldn't stop drinking or peeing and my husband decided to take her blood sugar. It said, "Hi." He didn't believe it, so he took his own. It said, "257." Clearly, the meters were broken.He tried again with my other meter. Same results. I remember the phone call that drained the blood from my body. The wave of fear that hits like a tsunami. I almost slid under my desk.My husband asked me when trying to get pregnant what the chances were of having a kid with T1D. I…
  • T1 Traveler...I Had Issues: Part II

    Wendy Morgan
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    We are at the airport in Costa Rica and my blood glucose has been running kinda high all morning. I corrected on the drive (2 1/2 hours), but we also stopped and got snacks. Waiting at the gate for the flight I see the double up arrows and realize I need an infusion set now.I open my carryon, pull out my supply bag and guess what? No infusion set. I have everything on earth! But no infusion set. So, I quickly decide to go on Lantus. I bolus, give shots for my high BG and everything worked out ok. I still had my CGM connected, so I could monitor the results.I didn't realize until a few years…
  • T1 Traveler...I Had Issues: Part 1

    Wendy Morgan
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    Howdy all! I just got home from Nosara, Costa Rica with my family. It was an amazing trip, but can one ever travel so far from home without incident? Hell, no! One thing I am glad about is that it was me and not my daughter with the problems. I know myself and can judge from the inside what to do next.So, I was prepared. Really prepared. Tons of supplies and insulin. Blood ketone meter. Lots of back up, so running out of stuff wasn't an issue.Playa Pelada, Nosara, Costa Rica by Wendy L. Morgan My daughter loves to surf. This is partly why we chose our destination. I had to get it all on…
  • New Tool: Sugar Surfing - The Book

    Wendy Morgan
    20 Jun 2014 | 4:18 am
    I just discovered this book that is set to come out in the near future and thought it might be of interest. It is written by Stephen W, Ponder, MD, who has had diabetes nearly 50 years and is a pediatric endocrinologist north of Austin. I've seen him speak several times and I love his perspective on diabetes care. The project is fully funded, but you all may be interested in picking up a copy. I've learned more than a few helpful things from his Facebook page and blog, The Power Within, and I bet the book will be cool. One of my favorite tips I learned was when high from a pump occlusion,…
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  • Diabetes Misbehaving & Forging Ahead, But Not Alone.

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    So, I started writing this post because I was incredibly annoyed with my diabetes exploits last night and today. But then the tone changed when I started writing about the Diabetes Online Community - Now my whole tone for today has changed.Not a big surprise when you think you about it, but much appreciated!THANKS DOC!I could write about how I kept going low last night, even after a dinner that included way too much Italian bread dipped in sautéed garlic and olive oil, or how after said feast I couldn't get above 72 and had to force feed Starbursts to treat the lows that occurred between 8pm…
  • Today's Post, Inspired By The Hashtags: #Diabetes, #DOC & #WalkwithD

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Today's diabetes free write, ( Free write: set the timer for 20 minutes and write about 1. a set subject(s) or 2. whatever pops in your head without stopping & then elaborate) was originally inspired by the following hashtags:  #Diabetes & the #DOC Then I read Kerri's post asking us to join her on her #walkwithD journey and campaign. I'm in and I love it! It's totally and completely relatable to anyone living with diabetes and if you haven't already, (which I'm sure you have,) READ IT NOW.  I added the…
  • Because Sometimes Ketones Are Sneaky Little Suckers! Also: Replace the S in 'Suckers' with An F.

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    3 days of really great blood sugars sugars (except for an 80 blood sugar before bed on Wednesday night,) immediately followed by 24 hours of crap blood sugars, (because, of course) three infusion site changes and moderate ketones that snuck up on me so stealth like, I didn’t even feel their presence until I tested for them. If I hadn’t tested for ketones last night after my numbers started climbing yesterday at 7pm, when I checked my dinner blood sugar and it was 242 and up from 176 two hours earlier. I changed my site and had a tomato and mozzarella salad with some italian…
  • #Showmeyourpump: A Diabetes Meet Up In Atlantic City With PWD/Miss Idaho & Miss America Contestant Sierra Sandison

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Earlier this week I had the opportunity for a #Dmeetup of a different kind.I had the chance to meet and have a heart to heart with current Miss Idaho and PWD Sierra Sandison, in Atlantic City’s famed Boardwalk Hall.Sidebar: I grew up 5 miles from Boardwalk Hall, it’s where my parents first met and where my High School graduation was held. Boardwalk Hall and the Miss America Organization have always held a special place in my heart and history - And so does Sierra! Having my diabetes world and home town world collide is pretty spectacular, as is Sierra…
  • Diabetes Speak IRL: Soda Talk & Real People Sick

    9 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    I find myself using DiabetesSpeak in conversations with non PWDs/type 3's all the time.I don't even think about it, the words just flow out of my mouth because Diabetes Speak has become my native dialect/vernacular.  and yours too. Then I have explain what the heck I'm saying in D Speak and people learn something - Or they think I'm weird. But mostly they learn something about D because they already know I'm odd, but in a good way!So I was at my friend’s house a few weeks back and somehow we started talking about soda. My one friend drinks copious amounts of soda - like…
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  • Diabetes patient tips sponsored by JDRF

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Yesterday I listened to a number of people with type 1 diabetes share their personal tips for managing their diabetes. Above was the last tip recommended, to watch this video from Dr. Steven Edelman, founder of TCOYD on "diabetes and drinking." So while writing this, I did. You should too and have a laugh before we go on to more serious stuff. The Patient Tips session was part of JDRF's ONE Expo. A fairly new outreach program trying to bring - education, engagement and empowerment - to the type 1 community in New York City. JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes…
  • JDRF hosts free NYC ONE Expo Sept 16th

    14 Sep 2014 | 6:42 pm
    JDRF is hosting an informational event this Wednesday in Manhattan. From 3-8 PM ONE Expo will bring families and individuals - children and adults- affected by type 1 diabetes together to learn, engage and be empowered. The Altman Building135 W. 18th Street, NYCSchedule3-8 PM there will be vendors in diabetes technology and treatment demonstrating their wares.4-4:45 PM - Tips and Tricks for daily T1D management, a discussion led by a panel of people living with type 1.5-6 PM - Preventing T1D Complication, MDs and researchers including clinical trials, eye care, pediatric and neurology.6:30-8…
  • Labor Day means changing my lancet

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:16 pm
    T’was the night before Labor Daywhen I decided to change my lancetHow long had it been…Hmmm, maybe since last I was in transit?My used syringes cooed all snug in their drawerSmug were they feeling and absolutely sure           that I wouldn’t come looking to change them toofor they knew my outer thighs had to first turn black and blueI fumbled around mostly in my brainWhere in heck are those needles I’d seen when last it rained?Surely I had some, maybe on this shelf maybe that?Think, you must think, but only gobbledegook was coming back!My husband approached while I…
  • Diabetes resources and A1C Champion program information

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    More and more patients living well with diabetes are teaching and supporting other patients by sharing their wealth of knowledge and experiences. Here are lists of trusted diabetes web sites, social media sites, blogs, books and information about the A1C Champions peer-mentor program I participate in.If you are interested in a free A1C Champion program for your patients, or becoming an A1C Champion peer-mentor yourself, the contact information is below under “The A1C Champion Program.” Recommended Diabetes Websites  (in alphabetical order)American Diabetes Association…
  • Special dLife webinar to get the action steps in my book

    11 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Last year I wrote, "Diabetes Do's & How-To's," to give you very specific action-steps to live your healthiest life with diabetes. The book covers Food, Fitness, Medicine and Attitude. And, has 19 gorgeous cartoons by illustrator Haidee Merritt who's lived with diabetes since she was two!Now I'm giving a special webinar with dLife so you can have several important steps to "health-up" regarding what you eat, weight control, checking blood sugar and staying emotionally strong to manage your diabetes day to day. Tune in next Monday, August 18th, at noon for the webinar. You'll get great…
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  • The Stories We Tell Ourselves

    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??

    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

    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…
  • Goodbye (sort of), Foodie McBody

    6 Jun 2014 | 11:19 am
    Foodie McBody I just did a little thing that felt like such a BIG thing. I changed my Twitter handle, which has been @foodiemcbody forever. But for the last six months or a year I’ve felt like so much MORE than Foodie McBody. Many people I interact with now, in the writing world and beyond, don’t recognize or know Foodie. It makes me feel really emotional to make this change. I first took on the name Foodie McBody as an anonymous name when I started this blog. Because I was ashamed of who I was. I was diabetic and overweight and unfit and desperate. I wanted to reach out for…
  • The Long Road Back

    22 Feb 2014 | 3:30 pm
    photo credit: Unsplash/Sylwia Bartyzel Last night, I had a dream about trying to do a triathlon. It was a short, “fun” triathlon and I recall that maybe I just showed up, hoping to participate. But I couldn’t find any of my gear. I had to leave the course and run into a nearby apartment building and run up 3 flights of stairs to some random apartment to get my running shoes, or bike helmet or something. Then I came back down and I couldn’t find my bike. Where are the bikes? I asked frantically. I could see the very last, slow runners coming in to the finish. Someone…
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    A Consequence of Hypoglycemia.

  • About Medicine X 2014 – Day 3

    Christopher Snider
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    We made it to the last day of tweets. Here’s the Storify post of my comments along with some shots from the official Medicine X Flickr account. As usual, some of my favorite moments are highlighted below. "If technology was all we needed to fix healthcare, it would be fixed already." @louise_schaper taking #MedX to church with that one. — Chris | Just Talking (@iam_spartacus) September 7, 2014 All women on this panel. All super-influential thought leaders. All awesome people. This should be great. #medx — Chris | Just Talking (@iam_spartacus) September 7, 2014…
  • Just Talking About Stanford Medicine X 2014 (Part 2)

    Christopher Snider
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Following up on last week’s call-in show, I received another batch of impressions from the Medicine X community to share with all of you. Additionally, special guest host, and love of my life Dayle hosts this week’s podcast as I share my own Medicine X experience with all of you, my dear listeners. Enjoy! For more information about Medicine X and the 2015 ePatient Scholarship Application, visit medicinex.stanford.edu. Special thanks to everyone who called in: @__kerri @txtngmypancreas @drmikesevilla @justagoodlife @meredithhurston @anetto…
  • About Medicine X 2014 – Day 2

    Christopher Snider
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:13 pm
    The Storification of tweets continues as I recap Day 2 of Stanford Medicine X. After the rush of hosting the opening panel the day before, I figured the rest of the weekend would be a walk in the park. Here are some of the stand-out moments from the day, as told by my ability to be clever in the span of 140 characters. "It's not about the tie, it's about the collaboration." @drmikesevilla and I mean business. #MedX pic.twitter.com/VrBw9NOxPf — Chris | Just Talking (@iam_spartacus) September 6, 2014 (Follows @ProPublica) #medx — Chris | Just Talking…
  • About Medicine X 2014 – Day 1

    Christopher Snider
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Another day, another link to a Storify post full of tweets and pictures from the first official day of Stanford Medicine X 2014. Here are my favorite moments from the day’s adventures. That time I was responsible for trending #MedX @ Stanford Medicine X http://t.co/9R9YIdroCh — Chris | Just Talking (@iam_spartacus) September 5, 2014 Well that went well #MedX — Chris | Just Talking (@iam_spartacus) September 5, 2014 Just think, 99% of self trackers OPT-IN to that data. People with diabetes have no choice. #medx — Chris | Just Talking (@iam_spartacus) September 5, 2014…
  • About Medicine X 2014 – Day 0

    Christopher Snider
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    I realize that the longer I wait to Storify my tweets from last weekend, the more I’ll have to sift through before I find the content I want. Call it denial. Call it procrastination. Call it way too many tweets. Whatever you want to call it, you’re probably right. So here’s Day 0, and my perspective on the Partnering for Health Workshop with Eli Lilly. Here are my two favorite tweets from the day. [PFH] Bombshell. "We've gone through two rounds of designing this 'trial', and no one mentioned including the participant in design" #medx — Chris |…
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    D-Mom Blog

  • {D-LOL} New Diabetes Slogans #3

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I think we could all use a little humor when thinking about and discussing type 1 diabetes. I’m proposing a few new slogans which I feel get to the heart of what it’s really like to manage type 1 diabetes. Come back next Thursday for another!   You Might Also Like… More Diabetes LOL posts More Having Fun With Diabetes Posts All images are copyright D-Mom Blog and D-Mom Media and may not be copied or reproduced without express written permission. {D-LOL} New Diabetes Slogans #3 is a post from: D-Mom Blog The information provided here is for entertainment purposes only…
  • #ShowMeYourPump, Miss Idaho

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Last night during the Miss America pageant, Sierra Sandison won the People’s Choice award. I have no doubt that people with diabetes and other medical conditions requiring them to wear accoutrements got behind her and voted in droves because of the visibility of the #showmeyourpump campaign. Even if she wasn’t crowned Miss America, we can all be proud of the visibility and awareness that she has brought to diabetes and insulin pumps this past month. And don’t forget that even though she wasn’t crowned Miss America, she has a year ahead of her as Miss Idaho.
  • {D-LOL} New Diabetes Slogans #2

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I think we could all use a little humor when thinking about and discussing type 1 diabetes. I’m proposing a few new slogans which I feel get to the heart of what it’s really like to manage type 1 diabetes. Come back next Thursday for another!   You Might Also Like… More Diabetes LOL posts More Having Fun With Diabetes Posts All images are copyright D-Mom Blog and D-Mom Media and may not be copied or reproduced without express written permission. {D-LOL} New Diabetes Slogans #2 is a post from: D-Mom Blog The information provided here is for entertainment purposes only…
  • {Type 1 Tuesday} 09.09.14

    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Disney Spoonful Two weeks into school and my kids have already been served birthday treats in the classroom. Head over to Disney’s Spoonful website where I have interviewed several parents of T1 kiddos on how they deal with treat in the classroom. Read “4 Brilliant Ways to Deal With Cupcakes and Other Classroom Treats.” Diatribe My book Kids First, Diabetes Second was featured in the latest issue of Diabtribe in their “What We’re Reading” column. Head on over to Diabtribe to read “Kids First, Diabetes Second offers invaluable advice and support for…
  • {Diabetes at School} Making School Lunch Run More Smoothly

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Please remember that I never give medical advice. Ask your endocrinologist or pediatrician for advice about your own child. Make your own informed decisions for your own child. A recent news story (which I won’t link to because I feel this child needs her privacy) got me thinking about ways to make lunch at school run a bit more smoothly for our kids with diabetes. I think what’s important is making sure all staff are on the same page from the classroom teacher to the school nurse (or whoever does the lunchtime BG check and insulin) to the cafeteria workers. The reality is that at…
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    Joslin Diabetes Center Blog

  • Molding the Future of Diabetes Technology with the Joslin Institute for Technology Translation

    Joslin Communications
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    Dr. Howard Wolpert, Director of the Joslin Institute for Technology Translation Over the summer, Joslin Diabetes Center announced a new initiative focused on improving the current state of diabetes technology. Called the Joslin Institute for Technology Translation, the new group offers advice and solutions to diabetes medical device and technology companies to improve development of easier-to-use, more widely accessible products that help patients manage their diabetes. This could include anything from providing clinical input that may impact the redesign of pumps to be faster, more accurate…
  • Ask Joslin: Could Trauma Have Caused My Diabetes?

    Joslin Communications
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Can a traumatic experience or a hospital stay be the cause of my diabetes? The possibility of trauma inducing diabetes has been a topic of interest since Dr. Joslin was practicing medicine in the 1940s.  To quote Dr. Joslin from his paper, “The Relation of Trauma to Diabetes,” published in the Annals of Surgery in 1943, “The thesis that trauma de novo can cause diabetes has steadily lost support.” The accumulation of knowledge about diabetes and its origins since that time has only substantiated the fact that, barring a direct substantial insult to the pancreas, diabetes does not…
  • Check Out The Great Ideas That Won the 2014 Clinic Innovation Award

    Joslin Communications
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Joslin employees submitted ideas to improve the clinics. Check out the winners here! Joslin Diabetes Center’s commitment to innovation extends to all facets of Joslin, including the Joslin Clinic with the 2014 Clinic Innovation Award. This award, made possible by a donation from the Chair of the Board of Trustees Ralph James, aims to foster clinical innovation and create improvements within the clinic. “We are very thankful to Ralph James for his generous donation that spurred the providers and staff to brainstorm on how to provide even better care to our patients at Joslin,” said…
  • Four-Time Olympian Kris Freeman Balances Type 1 Diabetes with Olympic Dreams

    Joslin Communications
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Olympian Kris Freeman was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000. Even before Kris Freeman could walk, he could ski. Kris’ father pulled him along in a sled until the age of two when he began shuffling around on his own skis. By the time he was five, Kris was already skiing competitively. Fast forward to the 2014 Olympics where Kris competed in three different races, showing that he has not let anything, including his diabetes, get in the way of his Olympic dreams. In 2000, while attending the University of Vermont, Kris was invited to train with the U.S. Ski team at the Utah Olympic Park…
  • Honoring the Memory of Golf-Loving Husband, Dad, and Friend with Tournament to Benefit Joslin

    Joslin Communications
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chuck Brockman with his granddaughter, Allison Chuck Brockman was an avid golfer who never let diabetes get in the way of his game. Seven years after his passing, his family and friends continue to honor him by playing the game he loved most while raising money to fight the disease that took him too soon. Chuck was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 30 years old and didn’t let it interfere with his life. This included golf, a sport he loved wholeheartedly. “He golfed every weekend he possibly could. Even in the winter! He loved the game,” said Elaine Brockman, Chuck’s wife.
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    Strangely Diabetic ©

  • A Tale of Medicine X

    Scott Strange
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Walking down the hall toward my first panel discussion on Chronic Illness and Depression (check it out below), I was feeling pretty anxious. While I’ve written extensively of my own experiences with depression and my journey with therapy, being recorded & even part of a live webcast was uncomfortably different. I was putting a [...]
  • Are Patients a Distraction at Conferences?

    Scott Strange
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    ** Next week, I will be attending the Medicine X conference as an ePatient Delegate Scholar. Medx is one of the most patient focused conferences on the planet with attendees from all portions of the healthcare spectrum and the world. I thought this might be a good time to re-post this from about [...]
  • Means and Ends

    Scott Strange
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    © 2014 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com I recently attend the annual Friends for Life Conference in Orlando. This was my 4th year and I usually really enjoy it and come back recharged. While I enjoyed chatting with folks and catching up and needed the few sessions I did attend, [...]
  • Y’all Want To Attend MedX? Take a Gander!

    Scott Strange
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    © 2014 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com I’ll be attending Medicine X this year as an ePatient Scholar Delegate and I’m really looking forward to it. But many other people are unable to physically attend the conference and, once again this year, the organizers are doing something about that. It’s virtual, y’all! [...]
  • Stigmas, Empowerment and Reaching All

    Scott Strange
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    © 2012, 2014 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com ** There’s a lot of talk going on now about #Dstigma and this talk needs to happen. Along those lines I am reposting a blog that originally appeared on Strangely Diabetic on May 29, 2012 Last time I blogged about stigmas and how powerful [...]
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    Battle Diabetes

  • Artificial sweeteners could trigger harmful metabolic changes, study says

    M Tyler
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    While artificial sweeteners are often promoted as healthier alternatives to sugar for diabetics, they could actually speed up the development of glucose intolerance, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. The reason for this intolerance could have to do with changes in gut bacteria - often called the human microbiome - that occur in the presence of artificial sweeteners. For the study, researchers gave mice water that included three commonly used artificial sweeteners. These mice were compared with other mice that drank just water or other mice that drank sugar water. Mice…
  • Diabetes and Metaphors

    Ross Bonander
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Here at this site, the URL encourages visitors to 'Battle Diabetes' but how appropriate is the war metaphor among people with this disease? A metaphor is a rhetorical device designed to mediate the gap between the unfamiliar and the familiar. We use them extensively when talking about human illness, because often, disease pathology is so confusing that an effective metaphor can help us to understand what's really going on. The war metaphor is very, very common, perhaps because illness is perceived as a direct threat to continued existence and facing such drastic circumstances metaphors…
  • One Step Closer to Reversing Type 1 Diabetes With Stem Cells

    Ross Bonander
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    The laboratory search for a way to reverse type 1 diabetes took a step closer to reality with the publication of a pre-clinical study that used human embryonic stem cells and a quicker protocol. Previous methods of converting stem cells into insulin-producing cells required four months, but University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers have developed a protocol that requires just six weeks. The newly devised, seven stage protocol transforms stem cells into insulin-secreting pancreatic cells, but the conversion is only completed after the cells are transplanted into a host. Using this…
  • How things are going.

    The Healthy Pancreas
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:35 pm
    We’ve been in SC for almost three months now and for the most part everything is great! I love love staying at home with my babies, even though I really miss Aaron since he’s on nights. The fact that he’ll do this so I can stay home still amazes me. I’m one lucky woman. Addy is in her 3rd week of Wee School and the crying is slowly getting better. Her teachers tell me that she stops crying about 30 seconds after I leave, but she always starts as soon as we pull into the parking lot. Lately she’ll cry but walk herself into her classroom. I guess she wants to go…
  • Insulin pumps are safer than injections, study concludes

    M Tyler
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Patients who use insulin pumps rather than daily insulin injections have a 29 percent reduced risk in mortality and a 43 percent reduced risk of fatal heart disease, a new study reports. More than 18,000 patients with Type 1 diabetes were analyzed for the study, which was presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Comparing 2,441 patients who used insulin pump treatment with 15,727 patients who used multiple daily insulin injections, researchers found that all-cause mortality and risk for fatal cardiovascular complications were significantly reduced…
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    Yahoo Health

  • Will Your Job Kill You?

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Learn more about the professions the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports have the highest fatal work injury rates and that the job website CareerCast has deemed the most stressful. 1. Taxi Drivers Median Salary: $22,840 Taxi drivers dodge and weave thousand-pound hunks of metal in and out of traffic – of course their job is dangerous. CareerCast ranks its most stressful jobs based on 11 criteria; 2. Police Officers Median Salary: $56,130 Police officers have one of the highest rates of injuries and illness, the BLS reports, largely due to the varied physical and emotional demands associated…
  • Another Reason For Kids to Cover Their Mouths: Pediatric Stroke Risk

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Photo by Getty Images As if parents don’t already have enough concerns with the growing Enterovirus D68 outbreak and the approaching flu season, researchers have found another worry to add to the heap: pediatric stroke. Thestudy , published in the journal Neurology in early September, found that, for some children, colds and other minor infections could increase the risk of strokes, at least temporarily. Related: Get More Protection Out of Your Flu Shot Like This “For parents of healthy children, this is not very important news,” lead study author Heather Fullerton, medical director of…
  • What It Really Means to 'Listen to Your Body?'

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” Ah, yes, this statement and similar motivational(ish) quotes are go-to stock phrases of drill sargents, tough guys, and, unfortunately, coaches and workout buddies everywhere. Sleepiness compounds to create energy crashes during the day, increases stress hormones, and promotes poor eating habits.
  • Crest Will Eliminate Microbeads From Its Toothpastes

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    Photo by Qiameng/Flickr Your toothbrush bristles may not be the only plastic you put in your mouth this morning — what you probably assume are flavor crystals in your toothpaste may actually be plastic microbeads. Procter & Gamble, the maker of Crest, has just pledged to eliminate microbeads from its toothpastes by March 2016, according to a statement released to ABC15 in Phoenix. The toothpaste controversy started when Trish Walvaren, a dental hygienist in Phoenix, began blogging about the blue specks she was finding embedded in patients’ gums on a near-daily basis. She compared the…
  • These Yoga Pants Know Whether You're Working Out Hard—Or Not

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Photo by Athos By Lisa Elaine Held for Well+Good Monitoring heart rate and calorie burn is practically passé these days. “Of course, if you’re just someone who wants more information, it certainly can’t hurt you to have this info.
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    This is Caleb...

  • #Nightscout | The New Rig #WeAreNotWaiting #CGMinTheCloud

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    The Grid-It works well for the “rig” (the dexcom and uploader combination that feeds the data to the cloud). It fits precisely in Cal’s CMC Urban Day pack. There is some vulnerability to the DexCom receiver’s usb port. To avoid damage, it’s important to keep the connection of the cable to the receiver immobile and intact. The Grid-It does that well. There is a 3D printable case developed by two men who are members of the CGM in the Cloud Facebook group. The case holds the Moto G, the DexCom receiver and a special cable very snugly to limit any movement. You can…
  • #Nightscout | The first two weeks #CGMinTheCloud #WeAreNotWaiting

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    I bought a Boost Mobile Moto G, a cable and a Grid it. With a good sale at Target, total cost was about $73. I spent a few hours following the Nightscout Project instructions, and we were up and running. Initially, it’s like the first time you get CGM data. You can’t believe it’s right in front of your face and you keep looking at it (as if to confirm its reality) and soaking up the perpetual stream of easily accessed information. That novelty does wear off. We quickly got to an as-needed access basis. With the rig packed in Caleb’s bag, I could watch his BG while at…
  • Nightscout | Getting Started #wearenotwaiting #cgminthecloud

    8 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    This is a picture of Caleb’s real-time pre and post lunch CGM data as I write this post. He is at school. I am at home. In April of 2013 (oh my goodness, I cannot believe it was that long ago) I mentioned DexCom Share with much enthusiasm. There’s a rumor going around that DexCom Share may be nearing FDA approval, but that is just a rumor with no substantiation. I hope we’ll hear something soon. It seems awkward to have a cradle and to connect to this cradle wherever you go and presumably carry this cradle around. But the idea of being able to access the CGM data of a…
  • What’s in the bag and what isn’t

    3 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Here’s what Caleb carries inside his new PDM case: This bag is about just the essentials. As a middle schooler, the essentials are little bit more than when Cal was in elementary school. He can no longer rely on stashing things in his desk since he’s in numerous classrooms throughout the day. Backpacks are not allowed to be carried during the school day and access to his locker is limited to arrival, lunch and dismissal. So the essentials are pump, blood sugar testing supplies and a variety of carb options. Going clockwise starting with the PDM we have: OmniPod PDM which serves…
  • The New Dia Bag – CMC Urban Pack | PDM Carrying Case

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    For the past few years, Caleb’s been able to effectively carry his OmniPod PDM and other essentials in this: Contents and full post about this nifty little case can be found here. Contents of his updated bag mentioned below can be found here. This year, he’s upgraded to something a little bigger. Things were a little cramped in the other bag. But the proportions of the bag to his body were good so we made it work. Now that he has a bigger body, he can handle a little bigger bag without being too clumsy. I wasn’t looking for a new bag; I just happened upon this. It’s…
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    MV Hospital

  • Prevent India from becoming the Diabetes Capital of the World

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Are there other ways of tackling the problem?  Life style modification and drug intervention in people with impaired glucose tolerance are Post primary prevention strategies which delay the development of Type 2 Diabetes mellitus.  We need to concentrate on Primary prevention which is more important to reverse or halt the disease.  One area of focus can be women
  • Managing Type 1 Diabetes at School

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    ‘When Divya (11) requested her class teacher permission to use the restroom for the third time in an hour, the older woman warned her against playing the fool. Embarrassed the child returned to her seat. Divya is not alone. Several children with Type 1 diabetes suffer in silence without proper support in school and among peers.’    - The Times of India  Children with diabetes
  • Free food

    5 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
    Are you are diabetic and get hunger pangs even after eating the permissible quota of food?  Think of low calorie food called free foods. They give a feeling of fullness. Fresh salads made of cabbage, onions, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, radish and capsicum with only lime  salt, pepper or chat masala. Do not add any salad dressing like mayonnaise or olive oil. Buttermilk or  Lemon
  • Millets for People with Diabetes

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    Dr. Vimala Sanjeevi & Ms. Rohini U. Dept. of Nutrition. Millets are a group of small-seeded grasses which can grow in dry lands and land with poor soil quality and requires much less water that rice and wheat. They are a major crop in the semi – arid tropics of Asia and Africa. They are a rich source of Vitamin B especially niacin, B6, folic acid, and minerals such
  • Artificial Sweeteners: A Boon or Bane?

    8 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    Dr. Patricia Trueman Dept. of Diet &Nutrition Today “size zero” is the fashion and in an effort to maintain and reduce weight the market is flooded with foods that contain sugar substitutes (artificial sweeteners).  Artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes are found in a variety of food and beverages marketed as "sugar-free" or "diet,"
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  • Three Is A Magic Number

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Out of all the Schoolhouse Rock videos, this is my favorite. (I’m Just A Bill and Elbow Room are runners up.) There is something magical about the number three. And that song (and the cover done by Blind Melon, too.) But today, three is not a magic number. It’s the number of trigger finger releases […]
  • Accu-Chek To: Program – Saving $ on Test Strips & Getting More

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    It’s little things like this that I love to share. Accu-Chek has a new program that gives a fantastic discount on blood glucose monitoring strips and a little something extra to feed the soul. It’s called Accu-Chek To: and I’ve signed up this week because I believe that they’re doing something right. (A great price. A […]
  • The Wrong Finger

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    One of the lovely little complications that you can get from having diabetes is stenosing tenosynovitis, affectionately known as “trigger finger”. What is Trigger Finger? À la Wikipedia: a common disorder characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon, associated with dysfunction and pain. A disparity in size between the flexor tendon and […]
  • In No Particular Order – Diabetes Neat-o News

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    Sometimes, I’ll see something diabetes related that interests me and I file it away in my inbox, saying: “I’ll share that…” Today, I’m cleaning out my inbox. You’re welcome. In no particular order: Nipro Diagnostics TRUE METRIX™ and TRUE METRIX™ PRO have been approved by the FDA. So what, you ask? Another meter on the market. Whoooppeee. […]
  • Diabetes UnConference Scholarships Available NOW!

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    I quietly announced Sunday on The Diabetes UnConference’s website that scholarships to the conference are available, thanks to our generous sponsors and The Diabetes Collective, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation. Everyone was on vacation or not looking at the Internet, so I got to ease into this wonderful announcement. Are you an adult with diabetes? […]
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    Herbal Wood Glass

  • Can coffee ward off type 2 Diabetes?

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The study defines those men who are drinking more than six cups of regular coffee a day; they have less or half risk of developing type 2 diabetes compare to those who are non-drinkers. In women, who are drinking that much coffee cut their risk by nearly 30 percent.
  • Prediabetes Increase The Risk of Cancer

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:52 am
    According to the current American Diabetes Association definition of IFG, if there was a lower definition of IFG (5.6-6.9 mmol/l) then it also has increased risk of cancer
  • Diabetes treatment in Ayurveda

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:46 am
    Diabetes is also considered as “silent killer”. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder; cause of it, body is not able to make proper use of glucose. In result, excess glucose occurs in the blood. Due to this, high level of glucose present in urine and it increases the urine output which leads to dehydration and increased thirst.
  • Diabetes devastate on your entire life

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Diabetes in life is not just that when you ate a candy and raise your blood sugar but it can also rise due to something as harmless as a fresh apple. There may be some other causes to raise your blood sugar such as stressful day. Blood sugar can rise at any time of the day, it’s not predefined. You need to put some extra effort to keep your blood sugar in a safe and healthy range.
  • Herbal and natural remedies for diabetes

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    Diabetes treatment can include many ways such as traditional medication, natural remedies and alternative medicine. Alternating therapies include variety of disciplines like a healthy diet, exercise and life style changes. Firstly, you must always discuss your plans with your doctor or diabetes healthcare before experimenting with any herbal remedies. There are many common herbs and […]
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