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  • Why #ShowMeYourPump is not a big deal (but such a big deal)

    D-Mom Blog
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    (Today is #dblogcheck day. Leave a comment on every blog post you read today…or this week. You can simply say “check” to let writers know you stopped by. Read more about D-Blog Check Day on A Consequence of Hypoglycemia.) Q was asked to sing as entertainment at a recent local queen pageant. She had on a short, sleeveless cocktail dress that was quite fancy. The dress has some rouging and gathering and all sorts of fanciness. As we were backstage awaiting her turn to take the stage, I noticed a bump on her belly. I commented to her that perhaps I should have put her pod…
  • A Matter of Spine

    The D-Log Cabin
    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…
  • Treatment reverses symptoms of type 2 diabetes in mice, without side effects

    Diabetes1 Articles
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In mice with diet-induced diabetes - the equivalent of type 2 diabetes in humans - a single injection of the protein FGF1 is enough to restore blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days. The discovery by Salk scientists, published today in the journal Nature, could lead to a new generation of safer, more effective diabetes drugs.
  • Women Taking Too Much Calcium Create Health Risk

    Diabetes In Control News
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    Women close to menopause are commonly told to take supplements containing calcium and vitamin D to prevent diseases such as osteoporosis. Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D., magnesium expert and advisory board member of the Nutritional Magnesium Association, explains: When people consume too much calcium without sufficient magnesium, not only will it create stress within the body but the excess calcium will not be utilized correctly and may become toxic, because magnesium is essential for the absorption and metabolism of calcium and vitamin D. Too much calcium and too little magnesium can cause some…
  • Sunday Funnies: Spicing It Up?

    DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
        No, we didn’t ask to consult the chef…     You never know what might be on the menu when it comes to food and diabetes… Thanks to our regular illustrator Jon Carter, a freelance cartoonist for more…The post Sunday Funnies: Spicing It Up? appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
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  • Women Taking Too Much Calcium Create Health Risk

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    Women close to menopause are commonly told to take supplements containing calcium and vitamin D to prevent diseases such as osteoporosis. Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D., magnesium expert and advisory board member of the Nutritional Magnesium Association, explains: When people consume too much calcium without sufficient magnesium, not only will it create stress within the body but the excess calcium will not be utilized correctly and may become toxic, because magnesium is essential for the absorption and metabolism of calcium and vitamin D. Too much calcium and too little magnesium can cause some…
  • Regression from Prediabetes to Normal Glucose Reduces CVD Risk

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    But risk for CVD was higher in the prediabetes group than for those who already had diabetes, probably due to increased medication….
  • Salty Diet Tied to Heart Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    Patients in the top quartile of salt consumption had a 2.07-fold higher risk of CVD than the lowest quartile....
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS) for Pain Management

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    Recently cleared by the FDA, a new device available over the counter may help those suffering from chronic pain....
  • Smart Contact Lens for Glucose Monitoring

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Google and Novartis/Alcon have agreed to collaborate upon the development of a smart contact lens for medical use....
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  • Sunday Funnies: Spicing It Up?

    27 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
        No, we didn’t ask to consult the chef…     You never know what might be on the menu when it comes to food and diabetes… Thanks to our regular illustrator Jon Carter, a freelance cartoonist for more…The post Sunday Funnies: Spicing It Up? appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Ask D’Mine: Bad in Bed?

    26 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Sadly, diabetes can affect everything… including what goes on in your bedroom. This week, for our Saturday advice column Ask D’Mine, your host Wil Dubois (veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator) takes on this sticky topic. Prepare for an…The post Ask D’Mine: Bad in Bed? appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • A Third World Mission, with Diabetes

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    We share numerous stories here at the ‘Mine about diabetes across the globe, and how many in our community are doing what they can to help those in need worldwide. Today, we’re excited to share a first-hand account of a…The post A Third World Mission, with Diabetes appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • NewsFlash: Both ADA and JDRF Getting New CEOs

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    The tides are a changin’ at two of the top diabetes orgs, with both the JDRF and the American Diabetes Association getting new leaders this month for the first time in years. Whoa, both at the same time… is there…The post NewsFlash: Both ADA and JDRF Getting New CEOs appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • New Tallygear Review in the Test Kitchen!

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    It’s been about three months since we launched the DiabetesMine Test Kitchen, a central hub for people with diabetes to share their experiences with products created to improve life with this illness. Today, we’ve added another great new review from…The post New Tallygear Review in the Test Kitchen! appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
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  • USDA Announces $78 Million Available for Local Food Enterprises

    27 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    The local food movement was given a big boost earlier this month with the announcement that the USDA has plans to invest $78 million into local and regional food enterprises.
  • Novo Nordisk Introduces New Insulin Device to U.S. Market

    26 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Novo Nordisk has introduced the Levemir® FlexTouch® prefilled insulin delivery device to the U.S. market. The device, filled with insulin detemir [rDNA origin], the first of its kind that does not use a pushbutton extension. In a conventional insulin delivery device, a pushbutton extends out from the device. If the called-for dose is large, an extension may cause problems for the user.
  • How Do You Stay So Positive?

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
  • A Primer on Gluten for Celiac Awareness Month

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
  • Researchers: Type 2-drug slashes dementia risk

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    A new study has surprising implications for a generic diabetes drug. Pioglitazone, which is often prescribed for patients with Type 2 diabetes, also appears to reduce the risk of developing dementia. The drug was not studied specifically to see if cut the incidence of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Instead, researchers from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases combed through a giant database of German health care records. They looked at information from 2004 to 2010, with a gigantic group of subjects.
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  • New brain pathways for understanding type 2 diabetes and obesity uncovered

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Researchers have identified neural pathways that increase understanding of how the brain regulates body weight, energy expenditure, and blood glucose levels – a discovery that can lead to new therapies for treating Type 2 diabetes and obesity.
  • Manipulating key protein in brain holds potential against obesity, diabetes

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    A protein that controls when genes are switched on or off plays a key role in specific areas of the brain to regulate metabolism, researchers have found. The research potentially could lead to new therapies to treat obesity and diabetes, since the transcription factor involved – spliced X-box binding protein 1 – appears to influence the body's sensitivity to insulin and leptin signaling.
  • Shift work linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Shift work is linked to a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with the risk seemingly greatest among men and those working rotating shift patterns, indicates an analysis of the available evidence. This heightened risk rose to 37% for men, after further analysis to look at the potential effects of gender, study design, study location, job, shift schedule, body mass index (BMI), family history of diabetes and physical activity levels.
  • Mechanism that clears excess of protein linked with Type 2 diabetes

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    In people who do not have Type 2 diabetes, autophagy prevents the accumulation of toxic forms of IAPP, researchers have found. In people with Type 2 diabetes, the process appears to not work properly, contributing to the destruction of beta cells. As the body's insulin producers, beta cells play a key role in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
  • Strategy proposed for preventing diseases of aging

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    Researchers argue that medicine focuses too much on fighting diseases individually instead of concentrating on interventions that prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend healthy lifespan. They call for moving forward with strategies that have been shown to delay aging in animals. In addition to promoting a healthy diet and regular exercise, these strategies include manipulating molecular pathways that slow aging and promote healthy longevity.
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  • What’s That Wednesday - Solution or Problem

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    So I’ve given up calling posts “Wordless Wednesday” because I’m pretty sure I am never, ever Wordless.  Instead I’ve come up with “What’s That Wednesday” since I always show you a picture and then... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Going Old School . . . .

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    ****  Happy #dblogcheck day!!  And a big thank you to Hannah and Chris for helping motivate us (okay, okay, ME) to stop slacking on leaving blog comments. **** When I was younger, and the... Visit my blog to read more.
  • 3rd Time’s a Charm?

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    As I sit down to write this post, I realize I haven’t really done a very good job at blogging about my Enlite sensor experience.  I guess the reason is that I seem to only blog about problems.  I... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Still Learning . . . .

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    It was lunch-time on Friday at Friends for Life.  (Or maybe it was Thursday.  I’m not exactly sure because the days kind of blur together in a rush of activity and fun and exhaustion.  But I’m pretty... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Hangover . . . . .

    15 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    I’ve spent the last week with what I can best describe as a Friends for Life Hangover.  Lethargic, moody, emotionally achy and just feeling the need to avoid the internet.   Don’t get me wrong, I... Visit my blog to read more.
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  • Join Allie’s Voice About Diabetes e-newsletter!

    Allie Beatty
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Join the Allie’s Voice About Diabetes e-newsletter to see the latest YouTube video on what we’re talking about, ask a question about an upcoming show, or submit a show idea. Some machines like Siri just don’t get it. I love you, Apple, but sometimes Siri doesn’t get me. Subscribe and join me! Email Marketing You Can Trust
  • Recently diagnosed, challenged, or confused with Diabetes?

    Allie Beatty
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Diabetes can be overwhelming. Your medical team guides you on the clinical treatment of diabetes but the emotional support is paramount to the success of diabetes management. Having lived with diabetes since 1985, I can offer support to condition your way of thinking to thrive in life with diabetes.  My experience with diabetes has been an adventure. I’d be happy to share my diabetes journey and work with you on navigating yours. If you are newly diagnosed, have a loved one with diabetes, or would like to talk about an issue with diabetes, we’ll develop the best approach for…
  • Immune Vulnerability and Type 1 Diabetes

    Allie Beatty
    28 Feb 2014 | 7:00 am
    Researchers have been able to identify what children may be at a higher risk for developing Type 1 diabetes. Given the higher risk predisposition, why is it some people develop T1D and others do not? Dr. Jessica Dunne, Senior Scientist of Prevention at JDRF, speaks with me about the work being done to better understand and correct the immune vulnerability related to T1D.
  • Diabetes Can Impair the Response to Exercise

    Allie Beatty
    21 Feb 2014 | 1:16 pm
    American Diabetes Association grant winner, Dr. Lauren Sparks, is an investigator at the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes. She tells me about her work to understand the mechanism of exercise in the body and how diabetes can affect the normal response to exercise.  
  • Game-Changing New Bsal Insulin

    Allie Beatty
    14 Feb 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The “holy grail” of basal insulin analogues would have vast duration, a gently rolling profile, and natural beauty in delivery. Peglispro is a novel basal insulin analog that may wear the crown. It is being studied for the treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Dr. David Kendall, distinguished medical fellow, Lilly Diabetes, speaks about the potential paradigm shifting basal insulin analog that may provide better glucose control and weight loss in people with diabetes.
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  • Defective pods

    richard meltzer
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:23 pm
    I began using the pods when they first came out and went through the typical issues wen a pod alarmed. When the smaller ones came out, I was also fearful of more alarms after reading how many of the users suffered with those issues. I was fortunate, until now, not to have suffered a string of alarms. Suddenly, in the past 2 weeks, I have had 5 fail from one box and still have 3 left. I tried a new shipment and the first pod alarmed during priming. Different times- middle of night, etc- bolusing or not- does not matter. Have any of you suffered more tan normal alarms? it is getting frustrating…
  • Allergy to Humalog

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
    Hi, Just couple of days ago I started with 1 unit of Humalog. What I have observed is headaches and extreme thirst throughout the day after about 3-4 hours of taking insulin. Does it go away after using homolog for certain time ( week, month)? Should I ask my endo to switch to Novolog? Highly appreciate any response on this. Thanks
  • My diabetes diagnose story part 3

    26 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    I was transfered to the hospital in cairo, it was alot better to be honest i liked it there to be honest, there was a garden the food there was good , i was given the flexpens i use now and we had something like group therapy where we were educated how to deal with diabetes type 1, i didn't get any more needles i stayed there for about 3 weeks and headed home all my family members visited me and bought me presents, presents was the best part, my classmates and teachers were all sweet and they bought me presents too, and i eventually accepted it it was part of my daily routine, we all can't…
  • My diabetes diagnose story part 2

    26 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    So after half an hour from when i got home, the teacher rang my mom, i started to panic after the call was ended i asked my mum what the teacher wanted and she said nothing and i told mum what happened so both my parents are pharmacists so it was easy for my mum to put a two and a two and she figured that i had diabetes, the next night i felt a bit sick and when dad came home he said he wanted to test my blood sugar at the time i didn't know what was diabetes or blood sugar so i ran in the house and my dad chased me, he caught me eventually and poked my finger i cried my blood sugar was 416…
  • My diabetes diagnose story

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Hey to everyone who is currently reading this blog, this is my type 1 diagnose story. I was 10 years old in the beginning of fifth grade so propably in the month of october when I was diagnosed, I was considered to be a chubby kid, i used to eat a lot of sweets I could eat a whole pack of sweets and chocolates alone, which lead to the exhaustion of my pancreas and eventually it to stop and i had a flu or something a short time before i was diagnosed which maybe was the virus to attack my pancreas, so i had the regular symptoms of diabetes which are thirst, eating small portions, and over…
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  • On the Market

    Hannah McDonald
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:59 pm
    I had a job interview this afternoon. I think it went well, but it's always difficult to tell with such things.I once had a job interview which ended in me being asked when I could start, and they said they'd contact me about when I could come in to fill out my hire paperwork. They never called me. Not even an email.One time, I submitted a resume to a company and was called back that same afternoon for an interview the following day. Then I had a second interview a couple of days later. Needless to say, I nailed it.So this time? I don't know. Everyone was very pleasant, and as I said, I think…
  • The Best in a Year

    Hannah McDonald
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:09 am
    So last week, I learned I had the best A1C I've had in over a year. Certainly, your first thought is this:And while my first thought about it probably should have been something like this:I think I looked more like this:Wait, wut?With everything I've had going on, recovering from my broken arm & surgery, going through the stress of returning to work, going to physical therapy and everything else, I'm actually doing better? How did this happen? I didn't feel like I did a whole lot that was terribly different or special.So yes, I am celebrating this small victory over here, but I know there…
  • Not Quite in Arm's Reach, or What Happened When I Broke My Humerus

    Hannah McDonald
    21 May 2014 | 12:35 pm
    I come from a long line of klutzes.  Sometimes I trip, lose my balance, or flounder around while walking because my ankle decides it doesn't want to stay upright.  I think it was one of the latter two reasons that caused me to fall from the top step of my front stoop onto the sidewalk on March 28th.  This resulted in my first-ever major broken bone, my first-ever ambulance ride, my first-ever arm sling, and my second-ever surgery.There are many places in which your arm can be broken.  In my case, it was my humerus--and before you say anything, it wasn't funny at all.
  • Where's Hannah?

    Hannah McDonald
    2 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    I broke my right humerus (upper arm) last Friday. I have surgery to fix it tomorrow. I sure do miss typing with two hands. See you soon, readers!<3Hannah
  • Teaching an Old Dork New Tricks

    Hannah McDonald
    7 Mar 2014 | 7:38 am
    My tongue was stuck to the roof of my mouth again. It wasn't the same kind of stuck you get when you eat a peanut butter sandwich with no drink.  It was that dry-yet-syrupy cling that comes along with a high blood sugar.  My Dexcom sensor had failed in the morning (more on that later), so I pulled out my kit, tested, and clocked in at about 350 mg/dl.I'd been crusing between 117 mg/dl and 160 mg/dl all morning, which were good-looking numbers for me compared to some I'd seen lately.  The culprit for the high, I believe, was putting sugar in my coffee and forgetting that fact.
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  • 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…
  • Summer Dayz

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Still here, still kickin.' Summer is flying by..and we still haven't made it to a beach. We have made the annual "Trip to the Zoo" and the "Trip to the National Aquarium" though. (During the three weeks that my MIL came to visit.) Whereas last year young J wouldn't even look at an animal, this year he got more into things...petting the goats at the petting zoo, pointing to the birds, and baaaaing at the goats. He is still a toddler,and would far rather run around (sans protective hat) screaming "Runnnnnn" at the top of his lungs but it's nice that he's actually interacting more now.I finished…
  • FFL: Touching the Elephant

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    There's this common misperception that CWD friends for life is just for kids with diabetes,and their families.But it's so much more complex then that. FFL is many things to many people,depending on your social 'sphere.If you grew up with it,you are pressed into service for free labor.(as a young adult)If you are a sponsor,it's an excuse to go out with your buddies at the end of the day & unwind at the hotel bar.If you are in the DOC (blogger,etc.) it's a place of great support & one of the few places where everyone else is just like you.If you are a parent, it's where you find support,and…
  • Gone with a G

    21 Jun 2014 | 11:51 am
    "It's not about me."Except it was,darn it. My nephrologist had announced his retiring intentions via mail,and there was no going back..only forward."I want to find someone who is good for you,& your set of rather unique issues."And so,we talked. (At my last appt.)We talked about my magnesium issue,the diabetes,the Vit. D (where he dropped a rather potent analogy comparing my taking a few Vit. D pills to sipping a drop of water for dehydration),the upcoming gastro appt,the possibility of Celiac(doubts it),this,that,the other. He is leaving the practice to take care of personal issues and won't…
  • The Celiac Connection

    10 Jun 2014 | 11:21 am
    Last Saturday, a T1 friend and I drove to TCOYD in DC. I've been under the impression that one either had celiac(or not) for quite some time now. Since I've tested negative several times for antibodies, I've assumed I don't have any problems. But at Friends For Life last year, they were doing HLA genotyping(along with antibody testing) which I participated in. Last month, that test came back positive which means I have the genetic susceptibility for the disease.(as does my offspring) I had J tested(amid the eye rolling of the pediatrician),and he is currently antibody negative.(to get the…
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  • Because Sometimes Diabetes Is Hard & You Have To Let It All Out.

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    Yesterday sucked - And then it didn't. Here's what happened & I hope you can relate!“You know you’re A1c is 8.2,” said the attending Fellow (who looked like she was 15 and was extremely polite,) as she went through the standard questions so should could prep Dr. J.Me: No, I didn’t. I expected it to be in the mid seven’s, but not 8.2.And my heart sank into my the pit of my stomach and I kept looking down at the floor. I explained about my recent cortisone shot for tendonitis and my crazy insulin requirements this past week - And how that ironically, my numbers had been more…
  • Almost Wordless Wednesday: #eatlocal & #farmfresh

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    For the first time in over ten years, I haven't planted my yearly summer veggie garden and I miss it. Lucky for me, I have weekly Farmer's Market that gives me my fresh fruit and veggie fix! Also, it's easy, delicious and on the cheap! I made that! I've been making a version of this same salad every single night since last Thursday -Thanks to my local Farmer's Market!Salad created with organic Jersey tomatoes,onions, basil,(I almost typed basal)locally made sea salt mozzarella cheese, topped with an EVOO, cracked pepper, sea salt & lemon dressing.Every Thursday morning…
  • Me, Captain Cute & A Captain America Bandage!

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    Kids are cool and I wouldn't mind if my infusion sets were all super-hero themed!FTR: I would love a Wonder Woman one!!Speaking of cool, today's #dblogcheck day - If you could leave a comment saying "CHECK" by every diabetes blog post you read today, that would be awesome! You can read more about #dblogcheck day over at  A Consequence of Hypoglycemia!Also, if you're not currently listed on my blogroll, leave your blog URL in your comment and I will add you ASAP!!I'd just arrived at the BBQ when my friend’s four and a half year old son ( and who for the rest of this post shall be…
  • Am I The Only One Who's OCD RE: Lab Work & My Fasting Blood Sugar?

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:04 pm
    I'm supposed to get my blood work done tomorrow for my Endo appointment next week. Here's the thing: My blood sugars have been in the crapper since the middle of last week, I have a nasty summer cold and sore throat and I'm currently on a temporary basal rate that fluctuates anywhere between 119% and 125% over the last 5 days. And FTR: I feel like crap. besides the cold and sore throat, I have a blood sugar headache and my neck hurts. I know it shouldn't matter if my labs show a high and or elevated fasting blood sugar -especially since I'm fighting off a cold and a sore…
  • Stop The #Dstigma & Run With The Diabetes Advocacy

    14 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    There’s been a lot of talk about the stigma associated with diabetes as of late, a.k.a. #dstigma. On June 15th there was a PFDC, Johnson & Johnson twitter chat moderated by #DSMA discussing DStigma at this year's ADA that addressed the subject head on. Diatribe put together a great Storyify re: the #dstigma panel discussion they participated/presented on last week at FFL & why we need to discuss it.I was helping in another FFL session so I missed this & I'm so grateful that Diatribe storified the session!And #dstigma was brought up multiple times in…
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  • Blind Sided by Love

    6 Jul 2014 | 5:37 pm
    I’m falling in love. I’ve never really been in love before. At least not like this. I’m finding myself smiling at the strangest times of day and giggling over the craziest things. The strangest thing about the whole deal is that I feel like I’ve been blind-sided by the whole experience. They say that it usually happens that way. You like someone well enough and end up going out on a date. It’s
  • Pockets

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Wearing an insulin pump certainly comes with its fair share of issues. They aren’t enough to make me think of every NOT wearing one, but there are issues. Something that you nearly always hear from women insulin pumpers is how annoying it is to wear a dress AND an insulin pump. In fact, I can’t even count the number of times this has come up in conversations that I’ve had with other women with
  • D-Sick Day

    23 Mar 2014 | 6:02 pm
    I’ve written about the fine line between making people understand how complex and difficult living with diabetes is, while not letting them pity me or feel sorry for me. It is a never ending tightrope. I want to believe that I can do anything, in spite of diabetes. I DO believe that 99.999% of the time. Sure, there are pesky little things like being a pilot or being in the military, but I’ve
  • Help Out One of My Most Awesome Readers

    18 Mar 2014 | 8:32 am
    A few years ago I was seeing a play at a theatre near my home. It was full of kids, their annual "young person's" production. While I was watching (and enjoying) the show, I spotted something sticking out from under the shirt of one of the kids. I looked a little closer and spotted an INSULIN PUMP!  After the show, I sought out the girl, and thus started a friendship with her and her family.
  • No More Shame

    20 Feb 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Miss Manners, There's too much shame and stigma involved with diabetes. Some of it is external. Some of it is internal. But it is all very real to a person living with diabetes. People place blame on those living with diabetes. It must be your fault that you have diabetes. It must be your fault that your blood sugar is too low. Or too high. It must be because YOU did something wrong. Being a
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  • A message from diaTribe's editor Kelly Close

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Kelly Close if you don't know is a tireless diabetes advocate and on the front lines of diabetes information and its dissemination. A highly respected financial analyst, as well as someone who's lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 25 years, Kelly runs Close Concerns and keeps an eagle eye on research, product development, pharma and the FDA. diaTribe is her free every other month e-newsletter. The July issue had a message from Kelly I wanted to pass along. Given the FDA's risk-averse policy to new drugs and devices, many products that could help the many linger and languish. Kelly's…
  • Patients learn something invaluable from each other

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    I am not medically trained, yet there’s a lot I can give another person with diabetes that a health provider can’t. From 42 years of living with diabetes I know a lot more about medication and food and blood sugar than most.One thing I am however is a peer-mentor with the A1C Champion program, and I am among 80 people living with diabetes who speak across the country to other people who have diabetes.When someone with diabetes, either recently diagnosed or having had it for years, hears from their doctor what they have to do to manage it, they’re usually looking back in the face of…
  • Life with Diabetes Update 2014

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    This poster was created last year by the American Recall Center with the help of several diabetes bloggers to help educate people about diabetes. I just found it and thought it worth updating you on several things it says here and explaining a little further.So starting at the top of the maze and going down, "Keeping my blood sugar under control requires both meal planning and exercise." True. It also requires knowing stress often raises blood sugar as well as being sick."Diabetes has to be a factor in every decision I make." Well, most decisions, and I do spend an exceptional amount of time…
  • Haidee Merritt's fabulous cartoons

    23 Jun 2014 | 11:31 am
    The other day I was browsing the wonderful cartoons of Haidee Merritt. Haidee contributed a number of her cartoons to my book, Diabetes Do's & How To's, and has often and generously sent me more for fun. We had a great time working together, she type 1 from the age of 2, me 18.So, I was thinking why should I be the only one to have all the fun? Here's a joyful look at some of Haidee's published and unpublished cartoons. Enjoy. Of course, for more fab cartoons you can go to Haidee's website and purchase her book, or get mine. Better yet, get both!
  • ADA 74th Scientific Conference

    20 Jun 2014 | 10:31 am
    The American Diabetes Association just held it's 74th annual conference in San Francisco.16,000 medical professionals, patients, exhibitors and trade people attended. Of course I would have made 16, 001 but I was in Phoenix attending my peer-mentor annual conference, the A1C Champions.So, while I wasn't in San Fran, I've been following the research, science and encouraging shift highlighting patient voices posted on various web sites. Here's are three if you want to catch up along with me:Healio EndocrinologyMedscapeDiabetes Mine
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  • FDA Approval of Mannkind’s Afrezza - Inhaled Insulin

    30 Jun 2014 | 3:16 pm
    http://www.philly.com/philly/health/diabetes/HealthDay689289_20140630_FDA_Approves_Inhaled_Diabetes_Medication.html http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/138551/mannkinds-afrezza-approval-a-key-milestone http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/06/30/mannkinds-afrezza-approved-but-will-doctors-prescr.aspx
  • Panera Bread Power Breakfast Egg Bowl With Steak

    18 Jan 2013 | 4:17 pm
    The low carb and paleo worlds have been buzzing about Panera Bread’s new hidden menu items.  A quick look through the list of meals revealed that, based on the Glucoholic’s standards, the breakfast bowls were the only truly low carb option in the group.  Eager to try one of the breakfast bowls, we headed down to the local Panera and ordered the Power Breakfast Egg Bowl With Steak. The Glucoholic doesn’t eat tomatoes or avocado, and the fine folks at Panera were happy to prepare it with just the top sirloin and eggs.  The steak was very flavorful and tender, and the…
  • Sugar Ray Leonard Encourages Congress To Renew The Special Diabetes Program

    31 Dec 2012 | 1:47 pm
    Last week the great Sugar Ray Leonard encouraged Congress to Imagine a World Without Diabetes.  Particularly moving were his words about the decision to pursue professional boxing to help with the cost of treating his father’s diabetes.  He convincingly encourages Congress to act to renew the Special Diabetes Program by pointing out the following sobering statistics about diabetes: The leading cause of kidney failure. The number one cause of blindness in adults. The cause of the majority of amputations unrelated to injuries. Over the last decade, the number of children with…
  • SoBe Honey Green Tea

    15 Jun 2010 | 3:50 pm
    This green tea is a little bit of a change for SoBe. First, they’ve chosen to use plastic for this bottle. It looks like a traditional SoBe glass bottle, but will probably weather a fall to the kitchen floor a little better than its predecessor. Second, this tea is sweetened with sugar alcohol and stevia. We were excited to see what impact this would have on the sweetness of this green tea. Overall, green tea lovers will probably not like this drink. It’s probably most easily describable as uninspired. There is adequate sweetness, but the green tea flavor and honey are very weak.
  • Hint Blackberry Flavored Water

    31 May 2010 | 11:03 am
    We really hate doing negative reviews, but here comes another one! Hint Blackberry Flavored Water was totally uninspiring. It really baffles us that a new flavored water with horrible flavor hits the market seemingly every day. You would think that simple economics would bring about the end to this trend. A flavored water is pretty bad when you can say “I would rather drink plain old tap water because it tastes much better.” This water tastes like you took a glass of tap water, sprinkled in a few grains of any blackberry flavored powdered candy, and added a few drops of battery…
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  • 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…
  • Book Review: Ultimate Booty Workouts!

    2 Feb 2014 | 11:30 pm
    I’m going to be totally honest here. Normally, I would not be on the lookout for a book called Ultimate Booty Workouts. But I happen to think that its author, Tamara Grand, is FANTASTIC and so when it was published hot off the presses very recently, I could not resist a peek inside. I don’t really give my booty- I mean- as a booty – much thought. I think of it as a stack of flattish pancakes somewhere back there. But as a physical therapist, and as a recently injured/surgeried person, I do think give my whole hip-pelvic-gluteal area a LOT of thought. It has undergone a lot…
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    A Consequence of Hypoglycemia.

  • Wedding Progress And Things

    Christopher Snider
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    While this won’t become a proper wedding planning blog or anything like that, there’s some solid back-patting going around in the Snider/Kern home right now. Venue. Cupcakes. Flowers. DJ. And now Catering and Photographer all booked. This whole wedding thing is coming together smoothly.— Chris | Just Talking (@iam_spartacus) July 24, 2014 On the diabetes front, I would appreciate it if you could hop over to Kim’s blog and offer any insight you can on the emotions of insulin pumping – for a friend. Yes, the friend is me. Unrelated to diabetes, is this glorious…
  • A Final Thought on #dblgocheck

    Christopher Snider
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:50 pm
    This? Right here? Is what all of the fuss was about. Discovering so many #dblogs thanks to #dblogcheck day! …. and I'm supposed to do work today? Haha that's not gonna happen anymore 😁— Duke ☕️ (@DukesLounge) July 23, 2014 Feeling a lot of love and encouragement tonight. Thank you all. #dblogcheck— Mike Durbin (@mydiabeticheart) July 23, 2014 So many fantastic things written on D-Blog Check-In Day. Follow all the great, brave writers at #dblogcheck— StephenS (@StephenSType1) July 23, 2014 Thanks again for participating. See you next year?
  • Just Talking with Kim Vlasnik

    Christopher Snider
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:26 pm
    This week I’m catching up with Kim Vlasnik and chatting about life illustrated by animated gifs, life with a garden, life as a mother, Friends for Life 2014, the You Can Do This Project, and her upcoming Ignite Talk at Medicine X. Enjoy! You can follow Kim on Twitter @txtngmypancreas, textingmypancreas.com, youcandothisproject.com, and diabuzzfeed.tumblr.com. http://traffic.libsyn.com/iamspartacus/Just_Talking-249-With_Kim_Vlasnik.mp3 Run Time – 46:52 Send your feedback to feedback@justtalkingpodcast.com. Download the MP3 Subscribe on iTunes — Stitcher Radio —…
  • Mental Jui-Jitsu

    Christopher Snider
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    As my endocrinologist appointment approaches later this summer and I prepare to start wearing an insulin pump for the first time, I’ve noticed a new range of thoughts and emotions around the upcoming change to my diabetes management. I’ll try to lay it out, but I must warn you: my mind works in mysterious ways. It goes something like this: Wearing an insulin pump is an open display of my diabetes This isn’t exactly new to me as I’ve been wearing my Dexcom sensor on my arms for years now But this will be different in that it will not be as easy to contain the visibility…
  • #dblogcheck is Tomorrow

    Christopher Snider
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    I’m encouraging everyone who reads a diabetes blog to leave a comment on that post tomorrow. Make it thoughtful, make it silly, or simply make it a “Check!”, but leave a comment. A lot of the stories you hear among members of the diabetes community follow the template of “I thought I was alone”, and tomorrow’s check-in day is another way to remind each other that we aren’t alone in any of this. To help find each other, I’m also recommending you share your blog posts on whatever platform(s) you desire with the tag #dblogcheck. Particularly for…
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    D-Mom Blog

  • Why #ShowMeYourPump is not a big deal (but such a big deal)

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    (Today is #dblogcheck day. Leave a comment on every blog post you read today…or this week. You can simply say “check” to let writers know you stopped by. Read more about D-Blog Check Day on A Consequence of Hypoglycemia.) Q was asked to sing as entertainment at a recent local queen pageant. She had on a short, sleeveless cocktail dress that was quite fancy. The dress has some rouging and gathering and all sorts of fanciness. As we were backstage awaiting her turn to take the stage, I noticed a bump on her belly. I commented to her that perhaps I should have put her pod…
  • {Diabetes Management} New Plan Year

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    For some insurance plans, the new plan year begins January 1st. For others, it begins July 1 each year. The same is true of flexible spending accounts. Our flexible spending account was long ago depleted and I was looking forward to July 1st when we would have money in the account again. If you aren’t aware of FSA’s already, they are accounts that you set up through your employer in which you deposit pre-tax money with each pay period. The full amount for the year is generally available to you at the beginning of the plan year. All money must be used by the end of the plan year…
  • A Caregiver’s Journey (Part 2)

    11 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    Insulet asked me to write a series of posts for their Suite D blog on our journey from diagnosis to injections to pump. The second of six installments is currently available on their website. I hope you join me in the coming months as I recount our story. “At one point shortly after diagnosis, she decided that she absolutely did not want to get another injection. What could I do? She needed insulin to literally keep her alive…” Continue reading A Caregiver’s Journey to Pump Therapy Part 2: Challenges with Multiple Daily Injections on OmniPod’s Suite D blog. (Disclosure: I write…
  • {Diabetes Management} Bionic Pancreas In The News

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    With the annual ADA Scientific sessions a few weeks ago, there were many announcements and press releases from companies. I’ll be sharing a few that stood out to me… Image courtesy artificialpancreas.org Until there is a true biological cure (and there’s no doubt that we can debate what that means, because it’s highly individual), I’m really looking forward to the bionic, or artificial, pancreas. My hope is that it is FDA-approved and in consumers’ hands at an accessible price-point by the time my daughter goes to college. Senior year of high school would be even…
  • Diabetes Forecast: The Art of Sharing

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    I completely thought that I shared a link to a recent article in Diabetes Forecast with you, but alas, I had not. Lindsey Wahowiak wrote an article for the February 2014 issue of Diabetes Forecast titled “The Art of Sharing: Telling Others About Your Child’s Diabetes” in which she interviewed psychologist Maureen Monaghan, Cherise Shockley of DSMA fame, and myself about disclosing a child’s diabetes to others. Read “The Art of Sharing: Telling Others About Your Child’s Diabetes.” Also of note, the essay I wrote for Diabetes Forecast “The Pros of CGMs…
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    Joslin Diabetes Center Blog

  • Mindful Eating to Help Your Diabetes

    Joslin Communications
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    All July, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about taking care of yourself emotionally. This story was originally posted on May 4, 2012. “I know what I should do, I just can’t get myself to do it!” It’s a refrain dieticians hear too often from patients having trouble changing their diets. And seven out of ten times they are right–they do know what to do. The basics of a healthful diet can be found in any good nutrition book or reliable website. But it’s the act of eating that people have lost touch with, and getting that back will aid with major changes in eating styles.
  • How to Help a Teen with Diabetes Burnout

    Joslin Communications
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Diabetes can be overwhelming, especially for teens. All July, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about taking care of yourself emotionally. This story was originally posted on March 3, 2014. Growing up with type 1 diabetes adds an extra burden of responsibility to an already overwhelmed teen. In many cases, these teens have had to deal with insulin injections, carb counting, and the fear of overnight lows for years. It’s very likely that at some point, they’ll just want to quit. But type 1 diabetes isn’t like Girl Scouts or soccer or any interest a teen might outgrow. Throw…
  • Joslin Communications Internship Opportunities

    Joslin Communications
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Come be a part of our team! Joslin Diabetes Center Communications Department is looking for two interns for the fall semester. Communications Internship: Joslin Diabetes Center Communications Department is looking for a part-time intern interested in multimedia communications. The intern would assist in developing content for the Joslin website, blog and social media covering lifestyle management, Joslin events, and scientific and clinical advancements. Depending on interest, the intern would also have the opportunity to learn about and take part in video production. This is a hands-on…
  • Hunger Scales: Recognizing Hunger as a Tool for Weight Management

    Joslin Communications
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    All July, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about taking care of yourself emotionally. This story was originally posted on Feb. 28, 2011. This guest post is written by Amanda Kirpitch, M.A., R.D., C.D.E., L.D.N. “Eating in a developed country like the United States becomes a social, business, and family event, an act of pleasure, that goes far beyond the ingestion of necessary nutrients to sustain life.”  Kennedy and Blaylock, Economic Food Choices, and Nutrition ———————————————– Amanda…
  • Resources for Friends and Family: How to Support Your Loved One with Diabetes

    Joslin Communications
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    One way to support your loved one with diabetes is to learn healthy recipes that you can cook together. Read on to get more tips! All July, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about taking care of yourself emotionally. This story was originally posted on Jan. 13, 2014. Living with diabetes is no easy task, but sometimes the role of family and friends is overlooked. This article is for people living with someone that has diabetes. Wanting to support someone you love is natural, but it can be difficult to do if they are suffering from a disease that you know nothing about. Diabetes, like…
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    Strangely Diabetic ©

  • 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 [...]
  • Let’s Talk Stigma

    Scott Strange
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:35 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 22, 2012 Since I have written so heavily about my battle [...]
  • The Future is Now.

    Scott Strange
    27 May 2014 | 9:21 am
    © 2014 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com Back in the day, the demographics of type 1 diabetes were pretty simple. Kids got it and their parents cared for them. Once they grew up, they tended to drop from the radar screen of society as they went to college, got married, [...]
  • Enough

    Scott Strange
    24 May 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Enough is enough. I’ve reached ‘enough’ I had a good day. I can’t really remember the last one of those I had, but I can remember this one. And that? That is enough.
  • What Doesn’t Make Diabetes Emotional?

    Scott Strange
    14 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    © 2014 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com Some days it seems like everything about diabetes triggers something: frustration, anger, WTF, the despising of device alarms, the inability to not eat everything, cursing and a love/hate relationship with carbs. You know, that list could go on for a while so it might be [...]
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    Battle Diabetes

  • The Diabetes Epidemic

    Susan Renzo
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    You are enjoying a meal at a fabulous restaurant. There are 200 people in the room. How many people in that room have diabetes? Would it surprise you to know that you are sharing a meal with 18 people with diabetes? No? Then maybe it would surprise you to learn that five of those 18 people don't yet know they have diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, as of 2012, 29.1 million Americans had diabetes. Of those 29.1 million, 8 million didn't know they had diabetes. Diabetes and the Government Every other year the U.S. government compiles statistics on diabetes. The goal is to…
  • The Bionic Pancreas Moves Closer to Reality

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    For the past year or so we have been hearing clips about the Bionic Pancreas Project.  I was lucky enough to have heard  Dr. Ed Damiano present about his  work at the CWD Friends for Life Conference in Toronto.  It was the first time that I was truly excited by what was happening in diabetes research.This was a project that was privately funded and motivated by a father’s love. There was no political agenda to hold things up.  There was only his passion and desire to see his son safe when he could no longer be there to watch him at night.  His drive pulled at…
  • Protein-clearing mechanism linked to Type 2 diabetes

    Mara Tyler
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    The buildup of a specific protein – and the body's inability to eliminate that protein – could be linked to Type 2 diabetes, new research from UCLA suggests. People with Type 2 diabetes have excessive amounts of a protein called islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP). Over time, the accumulation of this protein is linked to the loss of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. The study, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, found that people without Type 2 diabetes are able to eliminate this type of protein buildup through the process of autophagy –…
  • Diabetics: Cut the salt or risk cardiovascular disease

    Mara Tyler
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    Individuals with type 2 diabetes may need to be more viligant about salt intake, according to a recent study from the Endocrine Society. The research suggests those with type 2 diabetes who consume lots of salt have twice the risk of developing cardiovascular disease than people who consume less sodium. "The study's findings provide clear scientific evidence supporting low-sodium diets to reduce the rate of heart disease among people with diabetes," said study author, Chika Horikawa, RD, MSc, CDE, of the University of Niigata Prefecture in Niigata, Japan. Horikawa went on to say that while…
  • ACE Inhibitors and the Diabetic Kidney

    Susan Renzo
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:16 pm
    There are a lot of blood-pressure medicines to choose from. For the diabetic patient, not all choices are good ones. Some blood-pressure medications have the side effect of raising blood sugar levels, and others mask the symptoms of low blood sugar, putting patients at risk of hypoglycemia. For these reasons and more, doctors prefer ACE inhibitors for their diabetic patients. ACE Inhibitors ACE (angiotensin-converting-enzyme) inhibitors are a class of drugs that are used to treat high blood pressure. They act to negate the effect of an enzyme in the body which produces angiotensin II.
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    Yahoo Health

  • Unemployed? 12 Legit Ways Fitness Can Help You Cope and Land the Job You Want

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Julie Wilcox Photo by Greatist The millennial generation is stressed about unemployment—and rightly so. According to the United States Labor Department, 16.1 percent of millenials, also known as Gen Y (or young adults born between the years 1980 and 2000), are unemployed, while a Harvard study found that only six in 10 millenials have a job. Unemployment is said to be one of the three most stressful events in life, along withdeath and divorce—perhaps this explains why one study found that millenials are currently the most stressed out generation.
  • 26 Ways to Feed Your Body for Results

    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    “No specific food will make you faster or stronger tomorrow,” says Lonnie Lowery, R.D., Ph.D., an exercise and nutrition scientist at Winona State University, in Minnesota. You digest it more quickly than other types of protein, so it hits your muscles faster.
  • Stay Injury-Free in Barre Class

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Photo courtesy of Boston Body Barre Xtend Barre, Floor-Barre, Pure Barre, BarreConcept, Barre Method, Barre Boot Camp, Pop Physique — there’s certainly no shortage of trendy barre workouts. A ballet-inspired exercise routine that includes the use of a barre, created by German dancer Lotte Berk in the 1950s, the method was resurrected several years ago, in fully updated form.
  • Summer Scams (and Saves)

    27 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    By Susan E. Matthews Photo by Everyday Health Congratulations — you made it through a winter that included numerous polar vortices to get to this summer. Waterproof and Sweat-proof Suncreens The Food and Drug Administration has definitively ruled that “no sunscreens are ‘waterproof’ because all sunscreens eventually wash off,” according to their website.
  • Sculpt an Action Hero Body

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Mara Miller Photo by Vince Star Female stunt doubles have enviable physiques that rival those of today’s sexiest celebrities. Now you can steal fitness secrets from three of this season’s top behind-the-scenes stars. MOVIE: Guardians of the Galaxy ACTRESS: Zoe Saldana DOUBLE: Chloe Bruce "I doubled as Zoe’s character, Gamora, a space-age warrior woman who does a ton of running and jumping," says Bruce, who built strength and stamina with high-intensity interval training. "I also did yoga to sculpt a lean lower body like Zoe’s," she says.
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    MV Hospital

  • 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,"
  • Diabetes - A Wake up Call for the 21st Century

    26 Jun 2014 | 5:40 am
    The 6th Edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas reports that the number of people living with diabetes rose to 382 million in 2013 and evidence shows that diabetes prevalence by 2035 will be nearly 600 million with diabetes and approximately 470 million will have impaired glucose tolerance. 1 in 8 people in the world, 1 billion people,will live with or be at risk of diabetes. 
  • What is Type 2 diabetes?

    17 Jun 2014 | 5:49 am
    India has been designated the ‘Diabetes Capital’ of the world with the maximum number of cases of diabetes and an equally large number of undetected cases.  What is Type 2 diabetes? Diabetes is a disease in which sugar builds up in the blood. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. In Type 2 diabetes, your body makes insulin,
  • Quality Care for People with Diabetes

    5 Jun 2014 | 5:10 am
    The DAWN study that was initiated in 17 countries in 2001 provided startling evidence that managing diabetes was more than just blood glucose reading and medications. Diabetes care must also focus on personal issues of the individual, the health system and how society views the condition of diabetes.The study identified that to improve the health and quality of life of people with diabetes,
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  • In Her Eyes…

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    It has been a constant for her, like the stars that glow brightly from her ceiling when we turn the lights off at night. Always there, unseen, until you look up. Shining. My diabetes. I know she understands that I am different. The noises from my insulin pump and my Dexcom have been lullabies (not harmonious […]
  • Two Minute Diabetes Advocacy

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    If you have two minutes, you can advocate for diabetes. I know what you’re thinking. What can I do in two minutes? More than you probably think possible. There are those who make it their life’s mission to advocate for diabetes. I am so very grateful that they speak in front of the FDA panels […]
  • The Rodney Dangerfield of The Body

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    Air head. Big mouth. Red handed. Shoulder to the grindstone. Girded loins. Broad shouldered. Lily-livered. Glass jaw. Gut buster. Navel gazer. Black heart, cold heart, heart of gold. White knuckled. Brass balls. Butterfingers. Thick skin, thin skin. Up to your neck in it. Bent nose, nose for news. Yellow belly. Upper hand. Head in the […]
  • “Is The Patient Unconscious?”

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    “911. What’s your emergency?” “28 year old Type 1 diabetic with a blood glucose of 33 mg/dl after three juice boxes. It’s been over forty minutes and it’s not coming up.” “Is the patient unconscious?” “I am the patient.” Silence greeted me at the other end of the line, then the emergency operator croaked out: […]
  • The KISS of Diabetes Advocacy

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    Find your excuse. I don’t have enough time to commit to something that big. I have no idea where to even begin. I won’t make a difference. I’m too shy to speak up. I’m afraid I’d say something stupid. Someone else will do it.  Do any of these reasons not to advocate for diabetes hit […]
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