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  • Stem Cell Therapy Promising for Type 2 Diabetes

    Diabetes In Control News
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Human embryonic stem cell therapy was recently shown to reverse type 1 diabetes in mice, and now new mouse studies suggest a role for stem cells in the treatment of type 2 diabetes...
  • Diabetes Health Word Scramble Puzzle Solution

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    28 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Word Puzzle Posted on Previous Day If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like us …
  • One Artificial Sweetener May Help Treat Cancer

    Diabetes News
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Numerous studies have linked sugar alternatives to weight gain, type 2 diabetes and even cancer, so it's no surprise that scientists have been telling us to lay off the stuff. Ironically, saccharin, the main ingredient in those little pink packets of Sweet 'N Low, may actually be able to fight certain cancers, say University of Florida researchers.
  • How body's good fat tissue communicates with brain

    Diabetes News -- ScienceDaily
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    Brown fat tissue, the body’s “good fat,” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, such as how much fat we have and how much fat we’ve lost, according to researchers.
  • Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study ... - WebMD

    DIABETES NEWS - Google News
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    27 Mar 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Diabetes News JournalConnection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study WebMD"Our findings suggest that women with diabetes may be predisposed to more advanced-stage breast cancer, which may be a contributor to their higher cancer mortality," Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Study findings show that Women with diabetes are more likely to be diagnosed Diabetes News JournalDiabetes May Predispose to More Advanced Breast CancerDoctors LoungeAdvanced Breast Cancer May Be More Likely In Women With Diabetes Yibada…
 
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  • Diabetes Health Word Scramble Puzzle Solution

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    28 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Word Puzzle Posted on Previous Day If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like us …
  • Diabetes Health Word Scramble Puzzle

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    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Word Scramble Puzzle Solution Posted Next Day By Nadia Al-Samarrie If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you …
  • Wal-Mart expansion may play role in America’s obesity epidemic

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    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    By Brenda Neugent Not only can Wal-Mart take some blame for the loss of many locally-owned businesses, the chain’s Supercenters could also be responsible for the nation’s expanding waistlines. According to researchers, the nation’s obesity problem directly corresponds to the …
  • FAQ: What’s In The House’s Proposal To Fix Medicare’s Payments To Doctors

    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:49 pm
    It’s make-or-break time for a Medicare “doc fix” replacement. The House is likely to vote this week on a proposal to scrap Medicare’s troubled physician payment formula, just days before a March 31 deadline when doctors who treat Medicare patients …
  • Low protein diet may not maintain muscles for those with type 2

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    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    By Brenda Neugent A new study suggests that eating enough protein is as important as limiting carbs for those with type 2 diabetes. Research has shown that insulin resistance not only impacts the body’s ability to use blood glucose; it …
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  • One Artificial Sweetener May Help Treat Cancer

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Numerous studies have linked sugar alternatives to weight gain, type 2 diabetes and even cancer, so it's no surprise that scientists have been telling us to lay off the stuff. Ironically, saccharin, the main ingredient in those little pink packets of Sweet 'N Low, may actually be able to fight certain cancers, say University of Florida researchers.
  • Metabolomics in diabetes.

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    Characterization of metabolic changes is key to early detection, treatment, and understanding molecular mechanisms of diabetes. Diabetes represents one of the most important global health problems.
  • Diabetes drugs may increase risk of heart failure

    29 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    A new study has examined that glucose or sugar-lowering medications prescribed to patients with diabetes may pose an increased risk for the development of heart failure in these patients. The study conducted at American College of Cardiology examined clinical trials of more than 95,000 patients and found that for every one kilogram of weight gain attributed to a sugar-lowering diabetes medication or strategy, there was an associated seven per cent increased risk of heart failure directly linked to that medication or strategy.
  • Diabetes

    29 Mar 2015 | 3:29 am
    What happens when you expand access to health care in America? More people with previously undiagnosed illnesses can get the diagnosis and treatment that they need. Putting off visits to the doctor because you don't have insurance is common, says Dr. Vivian Fonseca, a professor of medicine and endocrinology at Tulane University, in New Orleans.
  • 'I was in such denial': Baton Rouge man on confronting 'the silent killer,' diabetes

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:24 am
    Robby Huey of Baton Rouge, pictured at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, is one of dozens of subjects participating in a study conducted by Pennington seeking ways to better manage diabetes. Huey first learned he had Type II diabetes about seven years ago, during a free screening at a health expo.
 
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  • How body's good fat tissue communicates with brain

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    Brown fat tissue, the body’s “good fat,” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, such as how much fat we have and how much fat we’ve lost, according to researchers.
  • Anti-obesity treatment in animal models developed

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    A study has been conducted on obese mice and monkeys, using a drug which inhibits the activity of the PI3K enzyme. The body weight loss observed by researchers was exclusively due to a reduction in fat mass, and no toxic effects have been noted. The study also found an improvement in the symptoms of diabetes and hepatic steatosis (fatty liver disease), investigators report.
  • Stem cells make similar decisions to humans

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Scientists have captured thousands of progenitor cells of the pancreas on video. The study reveals that stem cells behave as people in a society, making individual choices but with enough interactions to bring them to their end-goal.
  • Why drug for type II diabetes makes people fat

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    Medication used to treat patients with type II diabetes activates sensors on brain cells that increase hunger, causing people taking this drug to gain more body fat, according to researchers. The study describes a new way to affect hunger in the brain and helps to explain why people taking a class of drugs for type II diabetes gain more body fat.
  • Risk factors associated with overweight cluster in children

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    Lifestyle-related cardiometabolic risk factors cluster in children in the same way as in adults, according to research. A cardiometabolic risk score was used to evaluate cardiometabolic risk in different age groups. The results show that risk factor levels even lower than those generally accepted as risk factor thresholds for type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic vascular disease are harmful when several risk factors cluster.
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  • Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study ... - WebMD

    Google Inc.
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Diabetes News JournalConnection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study WebMD"Our findings suggest that women with diabetes may be predisposed to more advanced-stage breast cancer, which may be a contributor to their higher cancer mortality," Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Study findings show that Women with diabetes are more likely to be diagnosed Diabetes News JournalDiabetes May Predispose to More Advanced Breast CancerDoctors LoungeAdvanced Breast Cancer May Be More Likely In Women With Diabetes Yibada…
  • 'Artificial pancreas' for diabetes sufferers gets approval for use in UK - Telegraph.co.uk

    Google Inc.
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Telegraph.co.uk'Artificial pancreas' for diabetes sufferers gets approval for use in UKTelegraph.co.ukAround 400,000 patients in the UK, including 29,000 children, suffer from Type 1 diabetes. Manufacturers said the MiniMed 640g system would be especially helpful to the five to 10 per cent of sufferers who suffered frequent serious sugar lows, without New diabetes pump predicts blood sugar lows: Device mimics the pancreas by Daily MailBritish diabetics are among first in the world to receive an artificial pancreasmirror.co.ukall 3 news articles »
  • Universal screening needed for diabetes, pre-diabetes - The Courier-Journal

    Google Inc.
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    The Courier-JournalUniversal screening needed for diabetes, pre-diabetesThe Courier-JournalFor the members of the Kentucky Employees' Health Plan, of whom some 85,000 members are thought to be at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, the plan offers free enrollment in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). Without some ...Cincinnati Health Briefs: Kentucky and diabetesCincinnati.comall 2 news articles »
  • Hundreds walk to support type 1 diabetes research on Hilton Head - Hilton Head Island Packet

    Google Inc.
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Hilton Head Island PacketHundreds walk to support type 1 diabetes research on Hilton HeadHilton Head Island PacketPHOTOS: 2015 Hilton Head Walk to Cure DiabetesThe 2015 Hilton Head Walk to Cure Diabetes which benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation was held on Sunday afternoon on Hilton Head Island. View Full Gallery DELAYNA EARLEY — Staff ...Fresno walk raises funds for juvenile diabetes researchABC30.comRegistration begins for JDRF Walk to Cure DiabetesWANEall 4 news articles »
  • American Diabetes Association offers risk test for type 2 diabetes - Northdallasgazette

    Google Inc.
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    NorthdallasgazetteAmerican Diabetes Association offers risk test for type 2 diabetesNorthdallasgazettediabetes_B This week the American Diabetes Association launched their Alert Day, a “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. During its 75th anniversary, the ...
 
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  • The Expert? It's You . . . . .

    Karen
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    Last Friday I flew to Vegas for The Diabetes UnConference.  Despite my usual travel anxiety, the journey went smoothly and I was lucky enough to spend both flights sitting with Stacey.  I was also... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Revisiting "Freak Outs" . . . .

    Karen
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:18 am
    ***Today the DOC is participating in another #dblogcheck day, when we stop lurking on all the blogs we read and actually reach out and leave a comment.  Even if it's just to say "#dblogcheck" or "Hi,... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Fours For Friday (err, Monday)

    Karen
    9 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    After seeing this meme float around the DOC (and especially after seeing Stephen participate, because I believe Stephen is a great example to follow), I decided it would make for a fun and light... Visit my blog to read more.
  • The Anti-Betes . . . . .

    Karen
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    Every so often I go through a weird string of incessant lows.  There are chunks of time, several days or more, when I just can’t seem to keep my blood sugar up.  (I don’t think I’m the only one who... Visit my blog to read more.
  • This is a Low . . . .

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

    Google Inc.
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Diabetes News JournalConnection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study WebMD"Our findings suggest that women with diabetes may be predisposed to more advanced-stage breast cancer, which may be a contributor to their higher cancer mortality," Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Study findings show that Women with diabetes are more likely to be diagnosed Diabetes News JournalDiabetes May Predispose to More Advanced Breast CancerDoctors LoungeAdvanced Breast Cancer May Be More Likely In Women With Diabetes Yibada…
  • Universal screening needed for diabetes, pre-diabetes - The Courier-Journal

    Google Inc.
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    The Courier-JournalUniversal screening needed for diabetes, pre-diabetesThe Courier-JournalFor the members of the Kentucky Employees' Health Plan, of whom some 85,000 members are thought to be at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, the plan offers free enrollment in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). Without some ...Cincinnati Health Briefs: Kentucky and diabetesCincinnati.comall 2 news articles »
  • Hundreds walk to support type 1 diabetes research on Hilton Head - Hilton Head Island Packet

    Google Inc.
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Hilton Head Island PacketHundreds walk to support type 1 diabetes research on Hilton HeadHilton Head Island PacketPHOTOS: 2015 Hilton Head Walk to Cure DiabetesThe 2015 Hilton Head Walk to Cure Diabetes which benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation was held on Sunday afternoon on Hilton Head Island. View Full Gallery DELAYNA EARLEY — Staff ...Fresno walk raises funds for juvenile diabetes researchABC30.comRegistration begins for JDRF Walk to Cure DiabetesWANEall 4 news articles »
  • American Diabetes Association offers risk test for type 2 diabetes - Northdallasgazette

    Google Inc.
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    NorthdallasgazetteAmerican Diabetes Association offers risk test for type 2 diabetesNorthdallasgazettediabetes_B This week the American Diabetes Association launched their Alert Day, a “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. During its 75th anniversary, the ...
  • How to tell if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes - ConsumerAffairs

    Google Inc.
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    ConsumerAffairsHow to tell if you are at risk for type 2 diabetesConsumerAffairsIn addition to the growing number of diabetes cases, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimates another 86 million American adults probably have prediabetes, meaning their blood sugar levels are higher than normal. More disturbing, the group and more »
 
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  • Unacylated Ghrelin Induces Oxidative Stress Resistance in a Glucose Intolerance and Peripheral Artery Disease Mouse Model by Restoring Endothelial Cell miR-126 Expression

    Togliatto, G.; Trombetta, A.; Dentelli, P.; Gallo, S.; Rosso, A.; Cotogni, P.; Granata, R.; Falcioni, R.; Delale, T.; Ghigo, E.; Brizzi, M. F.
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are crucial in long-term diabetes complications, including peripheral artery disease (PAD). In this study, we have investigated the potential clinical impact of unacylated ghrelin (UnAG) in a glucose intolerance and PAD mouse model. We demonstrate that UnAG is able to protect skeletal muscle and endothelial cells (ECs) from ROS imbalance in hind limb ischemia–subjected ob/ob mice. This effect translates into reductions in hind limb functional impairment. We show that UnAG rescues sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) activity and superoxide dismutase-2 (SOD-2) expression in…
  • Angiotensin II Induces Interleukin-1{beta}-Mediated Islet Inflammation and {beta}-Cell Dysfunction Independently of Vasoconstrictive Effects

    Sauter, N. S.; Thienel, C.; Plutino, Y.; Kampe, K.; Dror, E.; Traub, S.; Timper, K.; Bedat, B.; Pattou, F.; Kerr-Conte, J.; Jehle, A. W.; Boni-Schnetzler, M.; Donath, M. Y.
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Pathological activation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is associated with the metabolic syndrome, and the new onset of type 2 diabetes can be delayed by RAS inhibition. In animal models of type 2 diabetes, inhibition of the RAS improves insulin secretion. However, the direct effects of angiotensin II on islet function and underlying mechanisms independent of changes in blood pressure remain unclear. Here we show that exposure of human and mouse islets to angiotensin II induces interleukin (IL)-1–dependent expression of IL-6 and MCP-1, enhances β-cell apoptosis, and impairs…
  • The Streetlight Effect in Type 1 Diabetes

    Battaglia, M.; Atkinson, M. A.
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    In the nearly 100 years since the discovery of therapeutic insulin, significant research efforts have been directed at finding the underlying cause of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and developing a "cure" for the disease. While progress has clearly been made toward each of these goals, neither vision has been fulfilled. With increasing pressure from both public and private funders of diabetes research, growing impatience of those with T1D at the lack of practical discoveries, increased competition for research funds, uncertainties on the reproducibility of published scientific data, and questions…
  • Pathways Targeted by Antidiabetes Drugs Are Enriched for Multiple Genes Associated With Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    Segre, A. V.; Wei, N.; DIAGRAM Consortium; MAGIC Investigators; Altshuler, D.; Florez, J. C.
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have uncovered >65 common variants associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D); however, their relevance for drug development is not yet clear. Of note, the first two T2D-associated loci (PPARG and KCNJ11/ABCC8) encode known targets of antidiabetes medications. We therefore tested whether other genes/pathways targeted by antidiabetes drugs are associated with T2D. We compiled a list of 102 genes in pathways targeted by marketed antidiabetic medications and applied Gene Set Enrichment Analysis (MAGENTA [Meta-Analysis Gene-set Enrichment of variaNT…
  • Dietary Iron, Circadian Clock, and Hepatic Gluconeogenesis

    Kalhan, S. C.; Ghosh, A.
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
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  • Type 1 Diabetes Autoimmunity Makes News

    Scott S
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Back in 2012, Novo Nordisk made headlines (whether deservedly or not) for establishing a Seattle research center (see the press release at http://prn.to/1OAukdP for more detail) to focus on autoimmunity that is the core reason type 1 diabetes occurs.  Truth be told, there were never more than twenty researchers at this facility, although the company did manage to sign such prominent type 1 diabetes immunologists as Matthias von Herrath whose primary work actually takes place in San Diego at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (LIAI), a non-profit research institute…
  • People With Diabetes Should Re-Appropriate the Term "Diabetic" (noun)

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

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

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

    Scott S
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    At this point, I don't think its really necessary for me to repeat too much of the content that is already circulating within the diabetes online community of blogs about the forthcoming Monday, November 3, 2014 meeting  from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm ET with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  But I WILL say that collectively, over the past year, the diabetes patient community was able to accomplish something truly quite extraordinary.  You should know about that, and even better, you also have a chance to participate in that!Specifically, in 2013, the diabetes online…
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  • Scandalous Claim: Tobacco Industry Earns $7000 Per Death

    Allie Beatty
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Something tells me the tobacco industry isn’t taking this scathing headline lying down. Although more industrialized countries are showing a decline in smoking, China is offsetting the numbers with increased smokers. The sad-but-true statistic is that death from smoking is completely preventable. The number of women who smoke is rising. After reading the news that e-cigarette ads compel smokers trying to quit to reach for the real thing, this headline doesn’t surprise me. For an idea of the tobacco industry moral compass, have you seen the movie “The Insider“? Tweet…
  • The Secret to Longevity – Greek Island Ikaria

    Allie Beatty
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    When the average person lives past the age of 100, you have to wonder what’s in the water. Truly, it seems as though it’s a combination of the fresh food, family and friends, the outlook and the overall way of life that makes it all magical. One man even outlived lung cancer to enjoy the rest of his life on the Greek island of Ikaria. Although the employment opportunities are limited, the life opportunities are limitless in this paradise. Want to visit the island that forgets to die? Tweet me @AlliesVoice. Subscribe to Allie’s Voice Short & Sweet Health News  
  • Being Lonely is Bad for Your Health

    Allie Beatty
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    It’s not just a cliché. It’s a proven scientific fact. If you’re a lonely person, you’re at an increased risk of dying. There’s a 32% increased risk of dying when living alone or socially isolated. Both loneliness and social isolation are shown to be extraordinarily damaging to your emotional and physical health. Most of the participants in this study were 50-years and older. People with positive attitudes and a brighter outlook are ahead of the game. Nearly one-third of people are at an increased risk of dying due to social isolation and being alone.
  • Diet Soda Linked to Bigger Bellies in Older Folks

    Allie Beatty
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    You would think that diet soda is the better choice in taming the waistline but a study has shown the opposite in older adults. In fact, diet soda has been linked to increasing obesity and fostering metabolic syndrome in healthy adults and now it’s confirmed in the aging population.  People ages 65 and older cannot afford to deal with bad news of this type, especially considering 70 is the new 60. I wonder if natural zero-calorie sweeteners like stevia would have a different outcome in 9 years on cardiovascular health and metabolic syndrome in seniors. Tweet me @AlliesVoice. Subscribe to…
  • Why Dishwashers Give Rise to Allergies in Children

    Allie Beatty
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Dr. Oz mentioned this study, so people will want to know more about it. The hygiene hypothesis says that kids who weren’t exposed to bacteria enough are more likely to develop allergies. In this study, homes that had dishwashers sanitized the dishes more thoroughly than homes that hand washed dishes. Hand washed dishes enabled more exposure to bacteria and these kids had fewer allergies than kids from dishwasher homes. Could the hygiene hypothesis explain why kids nowadays have more peanut allergies than kids a few decades ago? Tweet me @AlliesVoice. Subscribe to Allie’s Voice Short…
 
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  • You Will Feel Like A Failure, But You Aren't

    Tamra
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Diabetes is a wry one, a wily one, conniving, and, at times, confusing. You can do the same thing day in and day out, eat the same foods at the same times, do the same activities, and take the same medication doses. Yet one day your blood sugar will be normal, and the next it's running high or low. Why? Because there is more to diabetes and blood sugar than just these three things. Life with diabetes can be lived many ways. I used to be the kind of diabetic who chose to ignore my diabetes. The only time I put any thought to it was when I took my shots. Otherwise I ignored it. It was always…
  • You don't need two insulins to control type 1 diabetes

    Kathyann
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    I was at Walgreens Pharmacy. It was day 17 of listening to the pharmacy tech tell me the doctor hadn't authorized my refills for Lantus pens. I had called my doctor's office again that morning and they said they had sent the order twice to the pharmacy. I relayed that information to the pharmacist. He informed me that I already had Humalog and probably didn't need Lantus too. "People usually don't need two insulins" he said. So there you have it, folks.I no longer need a long acting insulin to help control my T1D. This will save me sooo much money. p.s. You don't want to know what I replied…
  • Life is what happens

    rick (aka: #blankieboy)
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Life Is What Happens 'Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans"  John Lennon, "Beautiful Boy" Do you ever think back about those things you were planning to do when you were diagnosed with diabetes? I know many of us can recite where and when we were diagnosed from memory. I know I can, “Disney world, June 1974” I remember it like it was just yesterday. I was 17 and getting ready for a life of politics. I thought I wanted to go to Washington to join a high powered political consultant and manage campaigns for other people. It all sounded very exciting. To get…
  • Ignore The Pushers

    Tamra
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    I try to keep up with all the studies, research, advancements in treatments and technologies in treating diabetes and the search for a cure. There is a lot going on, but there needs to be more. In my roaming of the internet, news, magazines, papers, books, people, and all resources of information, I am forever bombarded with ads and even blatant lying articles, videos, etc.. trying to nab any ignorant, vulnerable, suckers who'll fall for the lies. "Try this new cure for diabetes!" "Well hidden secret cure for diabetes!" "Reverse diabetes now!" "This supplement will cure your diabetes!" "This…
  • Structure

    Kate07
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    So one thing I have found in this experience is that structure and keeping my mind on tasks is helping with making sure that I don't get too stressed out about what is going on. Work has been really helpful I have a great job and great co-workers who have been extremely supportive. With that being said I've decided to put more structure in place in my life to keep it from getting out of control... I am going to try to blog once a week about things I've got going on. So this week its this short post, keep coming back and look for more :)
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  • Turn Around

    HVS
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    The past few weeks have been..hard.Depression and Anger. That's where I am right now,after my beautiful 3 yo was diagnosed with 17Q12 micro deletion syndrome.(in layman's terms,it's a chromosomal issue that happens during development. It didn't stop there,no,because it also means he's at risk for kidney cysts/dysfunction, autism,schizophrenia, seizures, and Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young type 5. I'm not going to tell you that every item on that list doesn't makes me want to cuss up a blue streak and punch something,because I do. He doesn't currantly have any health issues but things…
  • Unconferencing the Ve(gas)ness

    HVS
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    This is not a story about a group of people who went to Vegas and did whatever you do in Vegas. Because while some of that certainly happened,(High Roller-never again) the reality of those few days went beyond that.And while you are probably expecting to get a blow by blow account of the lovely warm fuzzy moments of what all happened (at said diabetes conference), that can't happen either. Solemn vows were said (over unbreakable 100 mg/dl's, only not mine, because at no point was I that low) to not repeat/tweet/FB/spread on social media the happenings of said conference, to respect those…
  • Four Things (meme)

    HVS
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    1. Four names people call me other than my real name: Adel-head-brother Peggy-brotherHeidi-Who(my dad)Splenda(the hubs)2. Four jobs I’ve had: babysitter Childcare center workerRetail Distribution Center worker 3. Four movies I’ve watched more than once: The Sound of Music(#1)Mary PoppinsA Man Called PeterChariots of Fire4. Four books I’d recommend: Little WomenSweet bloodThe Kid who ran for PresidentThe Kite Runner5.Four places I’ve lived:Virginia,Mississippi,Virginia,Virginia,Virginia,Virginia,and Maryland.6. Four places I’ve…
  • The Coldest Night

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

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

    k2
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    I'm currently participating in the Asante Snap trial (Click HERE to learn how you can give it a no commitment and free try,)  and I'm really enjoying it.One of the features I find myself utilizing most is the 'Stop Pump/Insulin Missed' features.Everyone who wears a pump, stops/suspends it from time to time - shower, swimming, sex (or not,) etc.Here's the difference with The Snap. When you turn it back on, it tells you exactly how much insulin you've missed during the time the Snap's been turned off.Little things mean a lot and I utilize that feature every single day - it really…
  • Wait, What's Behind That Door?

    k2
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    So when I travel for non diabetes related reasons, (and for diabetes related reasons, come to think of it) I always seem to find things that immediately remind me of the DOC. My recent trip to Delray Beach was no different~I was in Delray Beach, Florida this past February, visiting with my family and I stayed at a grand old Historical Landmark Hotel called The Colony .Many times over the years, I've stayed at The Colony with my mom and sister - I have good memories when it comes to The Colony - really good memories - and it's one of my favorite hotels on the planet. Old…
  • This Trip, A Philly TSA Agent Made Traveling With Diabetes Way LESS Stressful!

    k2
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Traveling with diabetes can be a challenge, incredibly frustrating and down right maddening. And when crap happens, I write about it. So when good stuff happens when it comes to traveling and diabetes, I write about that stuff, too. So last week I had like the nicest experience, EVER with TSA at Philadelphia International Airport and en route to the Diabetes UnConference in Vegas ( post on that amazing experience to follow,) and I wanted to share it.  As I waited in the security line with a large bottle of water in hand and my electronic pancreas clipped to my hip, I…
  • Yoga Pants Save The Day - And My Precariously Placed Infusion Site!

    k2
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    Only my love of the Diabetes Online Community, would get me to show a belly shot!### Monday morning, as I was getting dressed and before I headed to the Flamingo Lobby to say my last Diabetes UnConference (more on that incredibly amazing experience very soon,) goodbyes and head off to the airport, I realized that I needed to change out my infusion site.My new infusion site went in easy and pain free and I immediately thought: This site is going to subcutaneously suck insulin in LIKE A BOSS. Then I realized that my infusion set connector was facing the wrong way and was directly next…
  • Diabetes Math, Battling Insurance Companies, Dead-Spots & Zombie Infusion Sites....

    k2
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    I always put off changing an infusion set that’s less than 48 hours old - not because I’m lazy, but because of insurance coverage re: my supplies and the lack there of. And it drives me crazy. In a perfect world, 1 box containing 10 infusion sets  = 1 infusion set every 3 days, which = a 30 day month supply. In a perfect world, 3 boxes of infusion sites = a 90 day supply.But that’s not how any of this works in real life because life isn’t perfect, and life with diabetes is anything but - even when you do everything right - which is pretty damn impossible,…
 
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  • Whole30 Day 15

    Windy
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:56 pm
    Half way there. Breakfast-  Busy church morning!  Brought coffee, strawberries, a Clementine, and a hard boiled egg to churchLunch- TUNA WRAPS!  I was hangry and it was ready.2nd Lunch- Chicken SausageDinner-  Mojito Lime Chicken SaladWent grocery shopping and spent an ungodly amount of money.  But I have so many fun things to make. Another note:  I am eating massive amounts of food.  I eat little things constantly and I'm never hungry.  Because I'm not eating sugar, grains, or dairy... I can make up for it in fruits, veggies and protein.  It's…
  • Whole30 Day 14

    Windy
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    If you guys could only see me right now...  I'm completely alone in my QUIET house on my reclining couch with a frosty La Croix infused with limes and mangos and my Southern at Heart Food Network show on the Dvr. Do you know Demaris Phillips?   I can't get enough of her shows and I pretend like we're friends in real life while I'm watching.  She teaches while she cooks her southern, Kentucky bourbon goodies.   Ironically, she is making some ridiculous looking brownies that are the fartherst thing from Whole30 compliant I've ever seen. So Let's talk about Day 14. Breakfast-…
  • Whole30 Day 13

    Windy
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Breakfast-  Coffee and a Clementine  and small appleLunch- Avacado and some potatoes and another CelementineDinner-  Romaine chicken chipotle salad with red onions and fresh carrots, Citrus vinegrette.   La Croix, water,Spring Break has arrived!  Grocery shopping tomorrow!  Whoop!  
  • Whole30 Day 12

    Windy
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Breakfast- Coffee, Water, Half Banana   Went to Boosterthon run... left Boosterthon run with a really upset stomach towards the end. Lunch- I grazed today.  It was very busy and long and I didn't want to eat too much and then run out of food.  I had an apple with almond butter, then a hard boiled egg, then an avacado, and a Clementines and more apple slices at the end of the day.   It worked.  Sipped on citrus infused water all day.   Dinner-   Chicken sausage, small steak, and broiled red potatoes with coconut oil and salt and pepper.  With plenty for…
  • Whole30 Day 11

    Windy
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    Breakfast-  Coffee and fruit bowlLunch-  LeeRoy Selmons with my hubby.  Blackened salmon and steamed brocolli, water, La CroixDinner-  Leftover chicken and veggies stirfry and some walnuts later on. Snacks- Fruit smoothie (Banana, Spinach, Coconut milk, ice, strawberries, manogos) before bed.  Woke up at 80 which was nice. Dealing with anxiety again.  Set doctors appt.  Hopefully she'll help me sort this all out.  Feel really good.physically... but mentally and emotionally I'm struggling and working through the whys of that. This way of eating is hard.
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  • Renewing one’s vows to diabetes

    Riva Greenberg
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:03 pm
    It was a remarkable Saturday evening in lower Manhattan a few weeks ago. Seated in an old Fire station just off Canal Street about 100 of us, including several diabetes’ luminaries – Psychologist Bill Polonsky, DRI’s Tom Karlya, AADE Educator of the Year Susan Weiner and Marjorie’s Fund founder Jason Baker – watched Paul Binder above […]
  • The Little Red Sports Car JDRF Sold to Ford

    Riva Greenberg
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    A Guest Post by Eleanor Troutt Eleanor asked if she could share her story and how could I refuse. She’s written three inspirational books, available world-wide, for kids with T1D. I’m a senior citizen who happens to have type 1 diabetes. I say “happens to” because diabetes doesn’t define who I am – it’s just […]
  • My Atlanta washer woman

    Riva Greenberg
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    This morning I was sitting in the Atlanta airport on the way home from a Sanofi meeting. I’d been invited to moderate a patient panel. Since Sanofi will be losing its patent on Lantus it’s launching a new long-acting basal insulin, Toujeo. The main benefits of Toujeo appear to be a low incidence of nighttime hypoglycemia and 24 plus […]
  • New health strategy: Live like a diabetic

    Riva Greenberg
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    I was doing some research this morning for the book I’m currently writing on flourishing with diabetes when I came across a note I’d made to myself. Re-read this article. Alex O’Meara, author of the post, received two islet cell transplants and was diabetes-free for two years. What’s interesting is during that time as he says, […]
  • Positive-speak is surprisingly human

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

    Susan
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:53 pm
    AJ, Melissa, Izzy and Levi  (photo from AJ’s Facebook) Back in 2011, when I was training for my first triathlon, I was a terrified, unathletic 50 year old who could barely swim across a pool, and who fell down every time I tried to ride a bike. I was a mess. I was by far the slowest, most struggling person on our team. Every single time we had a workout, I wanted to give up. I always came in dead last, whether it was a run, a swim or a bike ride. But this was Team in Training, and we weren’t just training for ourselves. We were also raising funds for those who were dealing with…
  • This Dairyholic/Grainaholic’s Month of Paleo

    Susan
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Today marks my 30th day of eating Paleo. Woo!!! I’ve had a lot of surprises this month. Here’s my recap. First, I learned to love a lot of things I either never liked before, or had never given much of a try. But given that I was someone who used to go through more than a quart of half-and-half a week (NO KIDDING), I had to figure some things out. First off, was dealing with what to put in my coffee and tea. I tried coconut milk and almond milk. They were unacceptable. (in my drinks) Finally, I realized that all the joy had been sucked out of my caffeinated beverages, so I might…
  • The Paleo Experiment

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

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

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

  • Just Talking with Andy DeLaO

    Christopher
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Andy DeLaO, also known as the Cancer Geek is my guest this week. We discuss his journey to oncology, the many, multiple hats he’s worn within the landscape of healthcare, the value of valuing the patient’s input, and the origins and potential of the #MyIdealPtExp discussion. Enjoy. Follow Andy on Twitter @cancergeek. For more elaborate thoughts from Andy, go to cancergeek.wordpress.com and for more information about #MyIdealPtExp, read this post about Andy’s Anti-Patient Friendly Experience and this post about #MyIdealPtExp. And, you can follow the ongoing discussion around…
  • Do I Have Your Attention?

    Christopher
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Looking forward to hearing from @benparr and about #Captivology. http://t.co/vrVsbL2yaE pic.twitter.com/7HDxh7wjNu — Christopher (@iam_spartacus) March 25, 2015 This evening I learned about “the science of capturing people’s attention” from Ben Parr. While his presentation methods leave something to be desired, the subject-matter was certainly interesting. By the end I was wondering if I was doing a good enough job capturing people’s attention when (if) they visit mydiseasesecret.com, what could be done to keep someone’s attention when they get there, and…
  • An Ordinary Insulin Pump

    Christopher
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    This weekend it dawned on me how ordinary my insulin pump feels. I think I had built up the new visibility of my invisible illness so much that I imagined wearing this device would be the equivalent of a Presidential motorcade – it’d be hard to miss. But the truth is it’s just another thing to put in my pocket. After my phone, Dexcom receiver, wallet, and whatever else I need in close proximity, my insulin pump isn’t that big of a deal. Of course, I have the luxury of saying this because I’m a guy. It’s a bit of a challenge finding clothing that…
  • Better Off Remembering

    Christopher
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Sometimes I wonder if I’m better off remembering what life was like before my diagnosis. I don’t have many specific memories that are tied to food or a carefree lifestyle that didn’t exist before regular insulin injections and blood glucose checks defined my routine, so it’s not as if I can directly attribute a loss of life’s joys to diabetes. I assume this kind of thinking, that diabetes is a thief, among the newly diagnosed. When the changes required to survive are still raw, it’s easy to draw immediate comparisons to a life that once was. I’ve…
  • Mainstream Coverage

    Christopher
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Is it bad that I get excited at the mere sight of diabetes coverage in more mainstream outlets that simply “get it right”? It doesn’t matter what they’re talking about, but the simple idea that the topic of diabetes is reaching eyeballs of the un, or underinformed, makes me happy. Today a few of my friends shared this article from NPR asking why insulin is so expensive. Last year this article about Sierra Sandison made a number of rounds across the Internet. Remember that dominatrix lady from CSI who also had type 1 diabetes? Maybe that was just me. I suppose…
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  • Easter Links

    Leighann
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Don’t fret about Easter…here are some posts that will help you get through it, especially if this is your first holiday with diabetes: 50+ Non-Candy Easter Ideas Kids First, Diabetes Second Book (There’s a chapter called “Less Stress, More Happiness” that talks A LOT about these types of issues.) The Thrill of the Hunt (excerpt from Kids First, Diabetes Second) More posts about candy alternatives More posts about food allergies More posts about Easter and holidays Easter Links is a post from: D-Mom Blog The information provided here is for entertainment purposes only and…
  • {Type 1 Tuesday} 03.24.15

    Leighann
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Here are some tidbits that I have found interesting and wanted to share… The question of why insulin is so expensive reminds me of one of my favorite pirate jokes: Why are pirates called “pirates?” Because they arrrrr! Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The US? When I see the cost of insulin before insurance coverage on our pharmacy bill, I cringe every time. So why is insulin so expensive, given it’s been around for over 90 years now? Listen to the podcast and read the transcript for “Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The US?” on NPR. Insulin Dosing Off CGM Data?
  • {NEW!} Like Water For Insulin

    Leighann
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    This is all definitely not medical advice. See your own endo…and the disclaimer below. Growth spurts and (pre-) puberty are going to be the death of me. Seriously. During what I assume are growth spurts, I can throw buckets of insulin at Q over night and her blood sugar won’t budge. In fact no matter how much insulin I bolus or temp basal, it hovers right around 300 mg/dL ALL. NIGHT. LONG. I think it may be temporary insulin resistance. Why do I think it’s an effect of growth? I’m no doctor (really, I’m not), but I did some reading up on growth hormones and kids…
  • {NEW!} Donuts and Diabetes

    Leighann
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    How many times have you heard someone say something offensive about diabetes or say something that just isn’t true about the medical condition? We hear misinformation on TV and in the media all the time. Q’s PE teacher recently gave out a lot of misinformation (not to mention really embarrassing her) by saying that diabetes is caused by being overweight and inactive. And diabetes is the butt of many a joke. It’s easy enough to just roll your eyes and think to yourself what an idiot the person is or decide that it’s just not worth engaging them. But on this particular…
  • 50+ Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

    Leighann
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    I know you are fretting about what to give your child with type 1 diabetes or food allergies this Easter. Perhaps it’s your first Easter dealing with this medical condition and your anxiety is on high. Don’t worry. You’ve got this. Your child with diabetes or food allergies can have just as much fun because candy doesn’t have to be the focus…continue reading 50+ Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas. 50+ Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas is a post from: D-Mom Blog The information provided here is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Please…
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    Speaking of Diabetes | The Joslin Blog

  • The Global Impact of Diabetes: Double Burden of TB and Diabetes

    Joslin Communications
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    Dr. William Hsu heads Joslin’s Heath Solutions International Tuberculosis may not be something many Americans worry about on a day to day basis, but in 2012, an estimated 8.6 million people developed TB and 1.3 million died from the disease worldwide. Rates of tuberculosis have been steadily dropping over the past ten years, thanks to international health programs. However, another worldwide epidemic might just halt tuberculosis efforts in their tracks—diabetes. 382 million people have diabetes worldwide, and the number of patients is estimated to increase to as many as 592 million…
  • Fix Up Your Diet this Nutrition Month

    Joslin Communications
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    Click here for a slideshow of our nutrition tips! March is National Nutrition Month, a great time to fix up your diet with these tips from Joslin dietitians. Do you need help managing your diet? Learn more about the Joslin Nutrition Programs
  • Joslin Tech: A High-Resolution Window to the Eyes

    Joslin Communications
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    The blood vessels within the eye. This image was taken with the Joslin Vision Network. Joslin Diabetes Center has a long history of pushing towards the future of diabetes care by constantly improving technology. That legacy continues with the bright, impassioned researchers filling the ranks of Joslin’s 32 labs. Jennifer K. Sun, M.D., M.P.H., explores new ways to treat and diagnose diabetic eye complications as a staff member of the Beetham Eye Institute at Joslin. Over the years, her research has yielded ever expanding and deepening views of the retina, allowing physicians to catch…
  • Traditional Asian Diet: Good For Your Waistline and Even Better For Your Teeth

    Joslin Communications
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    A new study shows eating a traditional Asian diet could help keep gums healthy Do you like Chinese food? Not the kind deep fried and dripping with sugary sauces, but traditional Chinese cooking full of exotic spices, lots of vegetables, whole grain rice and a variety of delicious seafood. Well, then you’re in luck! Researchers  at the Joslin Diabetes Center recently found that by sticking to a traditional high fiber Asian diet you can lose weight, improve insulin resistance, and even reverse gum disease. When you think of complications caused by diabetes, teeth aren’t always the first…
  • What Lies Beneath: What You Should Know About Implantable Insulin

    Joslin Communications
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    Joslin does not endorse specific products or companies. This post is meant to be informational only.  A new insulin delivery system could do away with injections for people with type 2 diabetes If you have type 2 diabetes and find yourself struggling to stick to your daily medication regiment, there may be a new long-term drug delivery system hitting the market. Scientists at the Boston-based company Intarcia Therapeutics are currently developing an implantable drug-loaded pump to treat diabetes. The device, called the ITCA 650, is an inch long metal cylinder designed to be implanted under a…
 
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  • It’s Been A While

    Scott Strange
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Actually, it’s been a damn long while since I posted anything here. Good things are happening advocacy wise, I was named to the 2014 Medicine X Honor Roll and I’ll be part of a panel discussion on patient generated data at Health Datapalooza in May. The kind folks over at DSMA Live invited me over [...]
  • The Voices I Hear

    Scott Strange
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    At Medicine X I had the fortunate experience of being on a panel moderated by Carly Medosch on the topic of invisible pain and how it can affect people. My pain, caused by depression, really isn’t viewed as a debilitating pain by most people. I was fully expecting to hear things like “You don’t deserve [...]
  • 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, [...]
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  • Women With Diabetes More Prone to Advanced Stage Breast Cancer

    M Tyler
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    New findings published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment may shed more light on mortality rates among women with diabetes. Specifically, researchers found a strong association between diabetic women and later-stage breast cancer. "Our findings suggest that women with diabetes may be predisposed to more advanced-stage breast cancer, which may be a contributor to their higher cancer mortality," said Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, researcher from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Studies and Women's College Research Institute. The study also found that advanced-stage breast cancer was most…
  • 'Low Blood Sugar': A Diabetic Parody of Nick Jonas's 'Jealous' (Video)

    victoria1981
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:54 pm
    For anyone with type 1 diabetes they can relate in having to deal with low blood sugar, which is what this parody song is all about. More Videos
  • New Type 2 Diabetes Drug Glyxambi Now Available in U.S. Pharmacies

    M Tyler
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    Glyxambi, a new once-daily tablet for type 2 diabetes, is now available in many pharmacies across the U.S. The drug was approved by the FDA in late January and is the first and only dual inhibitor therapy – combining empagliflozin and linagliptin – in a single-dose daily tablet, Glyxambi is not approved for people with type 1 diabetes or individuals with diabetic ketoacidosis. An add-on to metformin In trials, researchers found that a combination of Glyxambi and metformin helped to significantly lower A1C levels from baseline. The drug is recommended to be used along with diet and…
  • Diet Soda Linked to Increased Belly Fat in Older Adults

    M Tyler
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Diabetics who opt for diet soda as an alternative to sugary drinks may face a new health risk: abdominal obesity. Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center found that older adults who increased their diet soda intake were more likely to put on dangerous belly fat – the type of fat that is closely linked to metabolic syndrome. While there have been several studies on diet soda consumption, many of them have focused on middle-aged and young adults. The current study, the San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging (SALSA), looked at an older population, including 749…
  • How Does the Recent FDA Approval of a Biosimilar Affect People with Diabetes?

    Ross Bonander
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    Earlier this month, the FDA approved the first so-called biosimilar for the U.S. market. What is a biosimilar and how does this approval affect people with diabetes? Health and patient advocates and drug companies big and small have eagerly awaited the FDA's recent approval of the biosimilar Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz). What is a Biosimilar? When a drug company is the first company to bring a non-biologic Drug A to the market, that drug is sold as the brand name drug. When this happens, the drug tends to be pretty expensive for several years as it enjoys market exclusivity thanks to the patent…
 
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  • #Dexcom #Share Receiver

    Lorraine
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    We’ve been using CGM in the cloud in the form of Nightscout since September. Last week we started using the new Dexcom Share receiver. What Dexcom Share is: – It’s easy. There is really no need to read instructions. If you know how to pair any bluetooth device on your phone, you know how to connect Dexcom Share. I downloaded the proper apps on Caleb’s phone and my phone. I already had the account set up. I waited for the two hour start up period and we were live with Share. (Note: Share is currently only compatible with an iPhone or iPod). It’s light! One…
  • Lilly Diabetes/Disney Books and Backpack Giveaway!

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

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

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

    Lorraine
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:51 am
    Hanging his “robotic pancreas” from his guitar strap, Adam Lasher auditions for American Idol. I haven’t watched in years. This is an incentive to start again. Filed under: D Management, Heroes, Technology Tagged: DexCom
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    Healthy Diet Menus For You

  • High Blood Pressure Adjustments to Favorite Recipes

    Dorsa
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the first things that people think about when they are diagnosed with high blood pressure is: “What can I eat”? The answer is actually pretty simple, but can seem complicated in the beginning. You can still eat lots of things, including your favorite recipes; you just have to make the recipes healthier. Yes, you can still eat all of your favorite foods, with some pretty minor changes. Eating healthy actually has very little to do with eating sticks and a whole lot to do with making healthier choices. Much of this comes down to making substitutions. There are still likely foods…
  • Holiday Treats That Wont Aggravate Your Diabetes

    Dorsa
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The holidays are a wonderful time of friends, family togetherness, giving, and food. Wonderful indeed, but all of those sweets, snacks, and rich foods can be really terrible if you are diabetic. While you might not be able to eat everything in sight, there are still plenty of foods that you can eat, however. If you choose the right holiday treats for diabetes, remember that moderation is the name of the game, you can enjoy all that the holidays have to offer without aggravating your diabetes. Sugar-Free Sweets There are a lot of easy to make as well as store bought sugar free holiday treats…
  • Battle High Blood Pressure with Delicious Meals

    Dorsa
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Eating well with high blood pressure is important to your overall health. However, just because you have to battle high blood pressure and have to eat a healthier diet to maintain it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your meals. In fact, as you focus more on your meal planning and healthy cooking, you might find that you actually enjoy your meals more now. Especially if you have found easy, fun, and delicious recipes that are catered to fit into your high blood pressure diet. Here are some delicious tips to incorporate into your meal planning to battle high blood pressure: Plant Power…
  • Healthy Seasonings, More than Salt and Pepper

    Dorsa
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    There are two main reasons for understanding this simple principle. One is that you are an adult with an adult palate that can and will enjoy so much more complex flavors than just salt and pepper. The other, and most important reason, is that your health could depend on it. A huge percentage of the population deals with high blood pressure, diabetes, renal disease, and other chronic ailments that largely depend on the right healthy diet, especially one that limits sodium intake. Luckily, you can do without the sodium and get more flavor out of life by skipping the salt and learning what real…
  • Delicious Mediterranean Recipes for Better Heart Health

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

    20 Mar 2015 | 3:43 am
    Why people with diabetes should avoid alcohol. Maintaining ideal weight is a very important task for good control of diabetes for people with Type 2 diabetes. Therefore the less alcohol they consume, the better they can control their weight. Alcohol increases the appetite so people with diabetes may tend to overeat and this affects their efforts to keep blood glucose under
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    9 Mar 2015 | 9:14 pm
    Glucose intolerance recognized for the first time during pregnancy.                                                                         Dr. Mitalee Barman CAUSES: Placental hormones, human placental lactogen and placental growth hormone, which are meant  to shunt nutrients to the fetus, cause worsening of insulin resistance during the late 2nd trimester Mothers are unable
  • A New Treatment for Diabetes?

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:40 am
    Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California have shown that a single injection of a protein called Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF1) is enough to restore blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days in mice with diet -induced diabetes (the same as Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in humans). The research is in its early stages so how this happens is
  • Hypoglycaemia Unawareness

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

    17 Feb 2015 | 8:25 pm
    There are various reasons for this and knowing the cause and the treatment can help. When does a person with diabetes get hyperglycaemia? –  When blood glucose levels are > 130 mg/dl fasting OR >180mg//dl after meals. Symptoms of hyperglycaemia:    Increased thirst, the need to urinate more often, feeling tired, blurred vision, headaches, hunger and muscle
 
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  • Forever Arriving:

    theperfectd
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    I’d love to give you a comprehensive synopsis of what happened at the inaugural Diabetes UnConference in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, but I can’t. It’s not because of the social media blackout (more on that later in another post) that the attendees agreed upon at the beginning of the sessions so that people could […]
  • Two Minute Diabetes Advocacy: CGM Medicare is Back and FDA Goodness

    theperfectd
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:54 am
    It takes two minutes to make a difference for people with diabetes. Here’s the latest on how you can help. CGM Medicare Bill: It’s Back! Want the back story? It’s here. Right now, Medicare does not cover CGM devices, leaving seniors with diabetes without access to this technology. Among the most important goals of our […]
  • Gang of Four (Meme of Four)

    theperfectd
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    I’m a little crazy right now with the final preparations for The Diabetes UnConference, so thankfully there is a meme called Meme of Four going around the DOC (Thanks to Stephen and Kerri and Laddie and Scully…) that I am totally going to do because my brain is mush. Enjoy. (Gang of Four is a […]
  • A House Divided…

    theperfectd
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    Whether you want to attribute it to Lincoln’s famous speech regarding slavery or a line in the New Testament (Mark 3:25), I’m repeating it for all of us to hear: “A house divided cannot stand.”  I have diabetes. It’s an insipid disease that slithers into lives, laying waste and fear in its wake. It cannot […]
  • Diabetes Diagnosis Increases Psychiatric Disorder Risk

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

    Admin
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:50 am
    According to a new research introduced at the American Society of Hypertension's 25th annual meeting in New York, when pre-hypertension and pre-diabetes develop simultaneously, are warning symptoms of developing heart disease in adults.
  • Diabetes and Health:Tips for Traveling with Diabetes

    Admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    If you take an insulin injection during a flight, it does not have any special procedure, follow the normal procedure, but remember a one thing is that put half of the air into your insulin bottle than usual. Because Air pressure on the plane is different as compare to the ground.
  • Diabetes and Health-Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy

    Admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:37 am
    People with type1 or type2 diabetes have various risks of developing disease such as diabetic retinopathy (blurred vision), skin complications, neuropathy (nerve damage), foot complications, kidney disease, high blood pressure and stroke. Diabetic retinopathy may develop in people with diabetes whether their diabetes is managed by diet, medicines or insulin. People, who have had diabetes for a long time and have high blood pressure or poorly managed diabetes, have higher risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.
  • Diabetes and Health: Diabetic Microvascular Disease and Complication

    Admin
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:36 am
    Diabetes is a chronic disease defined by hyperglycemia. The main aim of modern medical care is to prevent and control the hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia affects the whole body parts directly or indirectly in both type 1 and type2 diabetes.
  • Diabetes and Health:Make your life Active & Feel Energize

    Admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Diabetes is a severe disease in which high blood sugar occurs in the body. If it is not treated, people may get many serious diseases. With proper care of yourself and your diabetes, you may feel good today and in future.
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  • Three Amino Acids For Workouts That Will Increase Muscle Growth

    healthy_blogging
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Three Amino Acids For Workouts That Will Increase Muscle Growth Submitted by: Sandra Prior As an avid weightlifter, you know your body uses amino acids to build muscle protein, which is how your body crafts muscle. You may even be familiar with the differences between complete protein and incomplete proteins, as well as all the essential and non-essential amino acids. But did you know that aminos do more than build muscle protein, or which ones are most important for bodybuilders to ingest as supplements? Here we suggest a few you'll want to take before every single workout to boost your...
  • The Best Explosive Exercises

    healthy_blogging
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Best Explosive Exercises Submitted by: Sandra Prior Most effort in the gym goes to building vanity muscles: chest, lats, shoulders and arms. That's inevitably why progress stops. This workout focuses on building all-over strength. Train now for some serious explosive power. The Workout This program begins where your power begins - the big strong muscles around your hip joints, including your quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteals - and presents another possibility: increased strength and muscle mass. The main goal here is to become progressively stronger in four core lifts: squat, bench…
  • 8 Ways To General Health And Fitness

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    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    8 Ways To General Health And Fitness Submitted by: Gary Matthews It never fails but as soon as I wrote all my Weight Loss, Weight Gain, Fitness and Nutrition type of tips I had a few left over that couldn't really be placed into these categories. But as you will see they are right on the money for your general health and fitness and can be used in your everyday activities. Lets take a peek: What Is A Healthy Diet - A healthy diet satisfies two criteria: It contains enough fibre and a number of micronutrients including vitamins and minerals...
  • Low Carb Recipes - What Can You Eat?

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    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Low Carb Recipes - What Can You Eat? Submitted by: Nick Brighton Although there are a lot of low carb recipes available through my free 7 day low carb diet crash course, I thought it might be useful for you to use the following list as a certain "go-to" guide when working out what foods to pick up on your next shopping trip, or when just mooching your cupboards in the evening! If you'd like some specific low carb recipes then I'd recommend you sign up for my free 7 day course which will not only give you a ton...
  • Find Out Why Eating Trans Fat Could Make You Forgetful

    healthy_blogging
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    View image | gettyimages.com by Joseph People who eat a lot of junk food might be hurting their memory and not even know it. According to the results of a study presented at a scientific meeting at the American Heart Association, trans fat has an adverse effect on the memory of working class adults. Beatrice A. Golomb, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine at the University of California-San Diego led a research team which sought to understand how trans fats affect memory. In order to accomplish this task, Golomb and her colleagues recruited 1,000 healthy men who completed questionnaires from…
 
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  • Understanding Ketones

    admin
    14 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Editor’s Note: This article references Ketones in relation to diabetes but is commonly misspelled as Keytones. Individuals subscribing to an ultra-low carbohydrate diet may be well versed in knowing what their keytone/ketone levels are. The presence of ketones for the dieter may signify their body is accelerating the process of burning excess fat. In a […] The post Understanding Ketones appeared first on Diabetic Live.
  • An Instructional on Diabetes Diet Guidelines

    admin
    8 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Learn about diabetes diet guidelines. This article offers information on gestational, type 1, type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes diets. See if you're on the right track. The post An Instructional on Diabetes Diet Guidelines appeared first on Diabetic Live.
  • Soft Drinks and Diabetes

    admin
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    What effect do soft drinks have on the prevalence of diabetes? If recent reports are accurate there may be more to the potential link than you may have thought & for some interesting reasons. The post Soft Drinks and Diabetes appeared first on Diabetic Live.
  • Stress Can Greatly Influence Diabetes

    admin
    7 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Stress can significantly affect almost any part of life, however, when you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, it can play a part in how you manage and control your disease. Diabetics under stress are more likely to forget crucial aspects of diabetes therapy, like proper eating habits, and regular administration of medication. This reckless abandon can lead to a fluctuation in blood glucose levels, and could eventually result in diabetic complications. The post Stress Can Greatly Influence Diabetes appeared first on Diabetic Live.
  • Caffeine And Diabetes

    admin
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    For most people regardless of if they have diabetes or not, part of their morning routine is to sit with a nice cup of coffee to start their day. Coffee as we all know contains caffeine which is a stimulant. This is why coffee wakes so many people up in the morning. The post Caffeine And Diabetes appeared first on Diabetic Live.
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  • Upcycled Storage Tins

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    This project is as simple as it gets.  It took me about 3 minutes of actual work and 20 minutes of drying time.  So, in less than half an hour, I had a spiffy new storage container for my beads to go along with my button tin.I was cleaning out my office and found this tin in my gift drawer.  I also happened to find a bag, a box and a sack full of beads.  Did I mention I am a craft hoarder?  A light bulb went off and I grabbed some cardboard, spray paint and the tin and headed outside.It was a gorgeous day out so there was minimal time between the 2 coats I did.The…
  • March Goals Week 3

    22 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    After posting my last blog, my cousin commented that the weight I lost is equivalent to her almost 4 year old son.  Putting it in those terms are crazy to me.  I lost a 4 year old.  Today I am wearing jeans that actually zip and button.  I can't tell you the last time I wore jeans that zipped.  I have been wearing stretchy pull on jeans for a while now.  I always try to look put together when I leave my house.  I am not one of those people who will wear their pajamas out in public.  My logic behind it is that I am already fat, why give someone more ammo…
  • Lace Painted Dining Table

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    I started this repainting project almost 2 years ago.  The top of this table was pretty trashed so I bought Zissner Cover Stain Oil Primer.  I did the first coat on March 30th, 2013.  Then, life happened.  I just never got around to finishing it.  Well, last weekend, we finally did.This is after sanding the first two coats that had been on for 2 years.  We decided to do one more coat of primer and another round of sanding.My adorable hubby Roger was better on the sander than I was.After picking out my color and buying a sample size, we got to work.  We laid…
  • March Goals - Week 2: Exercise

    15 Mar 2015 | 4:29 pm
    This week my focus will be on exercise.  Specifically my goal is to do 3 different work outs at least 3 days this week.  Last week I bought some resistance bands and a Biggest Loser Yoga DVD from Amazon so those will be two of the three.  The third I am thinking of simply taking a walk.  We have a gorgeous lake in the middle of town that has fantastic walking trails.  I have always been anxious about walking around the lake because it's out there in the open for all to see. As confident as I am, I don't want someone to see me and laugh.  After I had my Gastric…
  • March Goals - Week 1

    8 Mar 2015 | 12:35 pm
    It's the first of March and I am heading into another chapter on my journey.  I set myself a goal to plan and make nearly all of our meals for the week.  My plan was to spend some time Sunday morning making a menu.  Then, from that, I could make my shopping list and head to the store.  Well, I was woken up Sunday and had less than 30 minutes to shower and get dressed for breakfast so my plan went out the window.  No problem though.  I had a general idea of what I needed to buy so we went shopping anyway.  I discovered a lot of stuff in the WinCo bulk section…
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    Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes

  • Food Pyramid

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:02 am
    Create Your PlateOften, when people are diagnosed with diabetes, they are confused where to start. One way is to change the what the food and the amount of food you are already eating. Focus on filling your plate with non-starch vegetables and have smaller portions of starchy foods and meat.Make your plate is an easy way to get started with managing blood glucose levels.You do not need calculator special tool to perform any calculation. It is very simple and effective-draw an imaginary line on your plate, choose your food, and enjoy your meal!After you change the size of your portions, you…
  • Diabetic Diet

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:18 am
    Diabetes and DietPlanning for diet is very important for diabetics. Although exercise is also important, but the food consumed is the most important factor in controlling diabetes, especially if associated with a weight loss program.Nothing special with diet or a diet for diabetics, because it is generally the same as the healthy diet recommended for everyone:High in nutrients,  low in fat, and low calorie / calories.It is a healthy diet for anyone. But the main difference is that people with diabetes should pay more attention to the choice of food that will be consumed, especially…
  • Diabetics? Avoid This Foods

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Diabetes can be controlled by adopting a healthy and balanced lifestyle , one is to pay attention to diet or diet everyday to make normal blood sugar at normal levels and prevent complications of diabetes, which can develop when blood glucose levels are not controlled.For that it is important for diabetics to know what foods to eat and foods to avoid. Foods that contain lots of sugar and fat are best avoided if you suffer from diabetes, and therefore there is quite a lot of foods that you should avoid, or at least strictly limited consumption.Not only sugar, diabetics must pay attention to…
  • Prevent Gestational Diabetes develop into Type 2 Diabetes

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy. Most women who experience progression to type 2 diabetes.To reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, the pregnant women with gestational diabetes advised to change his make lifestyle.There are some tips that recommended by the American Diabetes Association, namely:-Control your weight. Increased risk of type 2 diabetes if you weigh 20% more than the ideal number.-Fixed follow a low-fat diet and make it a habit to eat in small portions.-Eat more vegetables and fresh fruits.-Keep doing regular exercise program to help the…
  • Diabetes Type 2 Treatment

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    Although diabetes can not be cured, early detection allows the blood sugar levels of diabetics can be controlled, in order to keep blood sugar levels within normal level and the symptoms can be controlled to prevent the complications that might occur.The doctor will explain detail, helping you to understand the process of treatment, and monitor other diseases that can happen to you. Goal of diabetes treatment is to maintain blood sugar levels and minimize the risk of complications.Patients with type 2 diabetes are encouraged to maintain the health carefully. But you should not feel…
 
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