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  • Specific cardiovascular risk factors may predict Alzheimer's disease

    Diabetes News -- ScienceDaily
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:17 am
    Specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, are associated with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer's disease and dementia according to a study.
  • In CRISPR advance, scientists successfully edit human T cells

    Diabetes News From Medical News Today
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    In a project spearheaded by investigators at UC San Francisco, scientists have devised a new strategy to precisely modify human T cells using the genome-editing system known as CRISPR/Cas9.
  • Battling Diabetes the Natural Way

    Diabetes Health
    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    By Eric M Morris Sometimes life can throw us a curveball. On May 29th, 2010 I was thrown a curveball that would change my life forever. It was only after my body was acting strangely did I realize that something …
  • A Practical Example of Overthinking My Diabetes

    Scott's Diabetes
    Scott K. Johnson
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Sometimes I need to calm down and stop interfering with my diabetes so much. But that’s complicated, right? Because sometimes exactly what I need is more engagement and action. There must be a happy medium, right? (shout out to Stephen) Here’s an example. I tripped myself up over and over. I would have been better off relaxing and letting things play out. Let’s take a look. What we don’t see here is my CGM graph, which paints a much more complete picture, and partially explains my … overreactions. Example 1 After breakfast, my BG has spiked and is now…
  • 94 Years Ago Today, Insulin Was Discovered - Thanks Doctor Banting & Charles Best!

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    k2
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
    94 years ago today, insulin was discovered by Dr. Frederick Banting & his assistant Charles Best and a few months later joined by Professor J.J.R. McCloud & J.B. Collip -  and millions lived because of their discovery. Insulin is not a cure and yes,94 years is way to long between breakthroughs in diabetes - and that needs to change -as does the cost of insulin. Sidebar: Same goes for 90 years.But, I am eternally grateful to Dr's Banting & Best - and I always will be because they saved our lives. This post was originally published on January 19, 2010 - And since…
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  • Discussion of Practical Implementation of SGLT-2's with a Patient, Part 3

    26 Jul 2015 | 3:44 pm
      In this week's Homerun Slides, we continue our short series on introducing SGLT-2 inhibitor therapy to your patients. Topics this week include: Practical Clinical Approaches To Maximize Benefits and Minimize Risks...
  • Editor's Note, DCMS #251

    26 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
      Today I got to see a referral in an Endo’s office. The patient had been referred by the primary care physician because he was on high dose Lantus and not in control. I asked my intern what she recommended and the suggestion came back meal-time insulin, but the patient refused to take any more injections. This meant that common practice could not be followed, and so after a couple of minutes she asked if the patient had ever taken metformin. According to the patient, "I was on it for many years and when I started on insulin my doctor had me stop all my oral meds.” The intern…
  • Best Plan for Patient May Not Be The Recommended Plan

    26 Jul 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Female, type 1 diabetes for 42 years, 58 years of age, lives with husband and dog. Patient has hypoglycemic unawareness. We regularly readjust her treatment plan and have recommended CGM for this patient on numerous occasions, but she refuses, stating her dog wakes her up if and when she has hypoglycemia. She called to let us know her dog passed away.
  • Nitesh D Kuhadiya: Results of Study of Liraglutide Presented at ADA 75th Scientific Session

    19 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    Dr. Nitesh D. Kuhadiya speaks with Diabetes in Control at the ADA 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston regarding his groundbreaking study of liraglutide in type 1 diabetes.
  • Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #25: Diabetic Neuropathy Part 5 of 5

    27 Jun 2015 | 9:35 am
    David Levy, MD, FRCP      Erectile dysfunction This is the commonest neuropathic complication: 20% of men have erectile dysfunction (ED) at diagnosis, increasing to 34% at 12 years (UKPDS). The prevalence in a newly diagnosed Kuwaiti population was 30%, and nearly 50% in a large survey of Canadians attending their primary-care physicians [19]. The relationship between potency and peripheral neurological function is weak, but there is a large evidence base strongly relating ED to cardiovascular risk factors and the metabolic syndrome, the effects probably mediated through increasing…
 
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  • Once-Daily Long-Acting Basal Insulin Toujeo

    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Bridgewater, NJ – July 21, 2015 – Sanofi US announced today that the company has secured broad accessibility with private insurance companies and the U.S. government for Toujeo (insulin glargine injection) 300 Units/mL since launch. The widespread access is …
  • Battling Diabetes the Natural Way

    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    By Eric M Morris Sometimes life can throw us a curveball. On May 29th, 2010 I was thrown a curveball that would change my life forever. It was only after my body was acting strangely did I realize that something …
  • Singer-Songwriter Has Type 1.5

    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Valerie June was exhausted initially she thought it was her busy schedule, and maybe a bit of jet lag. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter was juggling a burgeoning music career along with numerous part-time jobs to keep herself afloat while she pursued …
  • AskNadia: Is Soy Bad for Me?

    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Dear Nadia, I have decided to start replacing some of my protein meals with soy. Is soy bad for me? Janet Portland Oregon Dear Janet, Plant-based foods are good for lowering your cholesterol and believe to have some benefits to …
  • Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle Solution

    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Word Puzzle Posted on Previous Day If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please Crossword Solution (9)email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If …
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  • Insulin resistance might increase Alzheimer's risk

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Insulin resistance may increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease by depriving the brain of sugar needed for normal cognition, a small study suggests. "By altering insulin resistance in midlife, it may be possible to reduce future risk of Alzheimer's," said study co-author Barbara Bendlin, an Alzheimer's researcher at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in an email to Reuters Health.
  • Obesity, insulin resistance, Alzheimer's links: Diet affects prediabetes, memory

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Overweight Britons are living in denial about their obesity and underestimating the impact their weight is having on their health, according to a charity. Ashish Joshi reports, A healthy body is a healthy mind.
  • Skipping Breakfast Bad for Diabetics: Study

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:51 pm
    People with type 2 diabetes who skip breakfast and fast until noon may have blood sugar spikes throughout the day, a small study suggests. When 22 patients with type 2 diabetes missed their morning meal, they had higher-than-usual surges in blood sugar after lunch and dinner, the study found.
  • P.E.I. camp gives kids with diabetes chance to have fun

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    That's how many of the children taking part in Camp Red Fox in Canoe Cove last week described the experience. But what separates the children at Camp Red Fox from others is that all of them - all 45 of them - are living with Type 1 diabetes.
  • AACC 2015: New Tests Could Make Diagnosing Diabetes Easier

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    Two new research studies presented at the 2015 American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting and Lab Expo, show promise for quicker and less-expensive ways to detect diabetes. One study was able to identify a new biomarker for gestational diabetes, while the second used fingernail clippings as a non-invasive, inexpensive way to determine diabetes in its standard form, according to the AACC's press release.
 
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  • Sanofi's combination diabetes drug hits goal in late-stage trial - Business Insider

    Google Inc.
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Business InsiderSanofi's combination diabetes drug hits goal in late-stage trialBusiness InsiderPARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi said on Wednesday a first late-stage Phase III study of its LixiLan diabetes drug had met its main target, while another would be completed at the end of the third quarter. LixiLan consists of a single-injection combination of Sanofi's LixiLan for Diabetes Meets Goal in Late-Stage TrialBloombergall 18 news articles »
  • Public Release: 29-Jul-2015 'Dialing for Diabetes Control' helps urban adults ... - EurekAlert (press release)

    Google Inc.
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:03 pm
    EurekAlert (press release)Public Release: 29-Jul-2015 'Dialing for Diabetes Control' helps urban adults EurekAlert (press release)July 29, 2015--(BRONX, NY)--Periodic telephone counseling can be a highly effective, low-cost tool for lowering blood-sugar levels in minority, urban adults with uncontrolled diabetes. The findings are the result of a clinical trial led by researchers and more »
  • Improve diabetes education - Tribune-Review

    Google Inc.
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Improve diabetes educationTribune-ReviewMedicare covers diabetes education, but it is a tragically underutilized benefit. This bipartisan legislation seeks to change that. It would recognize specially credentialed diabetes educators as DSMT providers in the Medicare program, a provision that and more »
  • Sodas linked to increasing cases of diabetes - Science Times

    Google Inc.
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Science TimesSodas linked to increasing cases of diabetesScience TimesSugary drinks are linked to an increasing rate of type 2 diabetes both in the U.K. and in U.S., a study conducted by a team of researchers from Cambridge University reported. Interestingly, even those who are physically fit but drink sugary beverages Palmetto Health awarded $270000 Duke Endowment grant for diabetes preventionColaDaily.comCMC preventing Type 2 diabetes with proven programIsanti County Newsall 4 news articles »
  • Exercise-mimicking molecule may offer new treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetes - Medical News Today

    Google Inc.
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:18 am
    Medical News TodayExercise-mimicking molecule may offer new treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetesMedical News Today"Current treatments for type 2 diabetes center on elevating circulating insulin levels or improving the insulin sensitivity of an individual," says study co-author Dr. Felino Cagampang, associate professor in integrative physiology at the University of Obesity, Diabetes: Scientists Develop 'Exercise Mimic Molecule' As Treatment Headlines & Global NewsExercise mimic molecule may help treat diabetes and obesityEurekAlert (press release)Molecule That Mimics…
 
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  • 10 Insanely Good (and True) Things About Diabetes

    Karen
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    So I hadn't realized that all 10 of my Insane (but True) Things About Diabetes focused on negative aspects until I read the great comment left by Sharon C.  Can't tell you how many times I've... Visit my blog to read more.
  • 10 Insane (but True) Things About Diabetes . . .

    Karen
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:46 am
    I’ll admit that my blogging mojo seems to be on Summer Vacation.  Try as I might, I can’t come up with anything to write about.  So in a moment of desperation (because OMG if I don’t blog about... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Strangest Places . . . .

    Karen
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:05 pm
    A week or two ago, I suddenly noticed my insulin pump clip was missing a chunk off the end.  I had no idea why or when it broke, but I wasn’t bothered.  I had a spare clip, so I replaced it and... Visit my blog to read more.
  • The Fear . . . .

    Karen
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:12 am
    Do you remember that bad low I wrote about last week?  Although it’s in the past, I find it has left me with an unexpected “side effect”.  Fear. I’m not used to being afraid of going low.  Well,... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Tethered . . .

    Karen
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    Sometimes the slight hindrances of life with diabetes make me chuckle.  For example . . . Don’t  you just hate it when you can’t get out of the car because you’re tethered to the seat belt?  And... Visit my blog to read more.
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  • Sanofi's combination diabetes drug hits goal in late-stage trial - Business Insider

    Google Inc.
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Business InsiderSanofi's combination diabetes drug hits goal in late-stage trialBusiness InsiderPARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi said on Wednesday a first late-stage Phase III study of its LixiLan diabetes drug had met its main target, while another would be completed at the end of the third quarter. LixiLan consists of a single-injection combination of Sanofi's LixiLan for Diabetes Meets Goal in Late-Stage TrialBloombergall 18 news articles »
  • Public Release: 29-Jul-2015 'Dialing for Diabetes Control' helps urban adults ... - EurekAlert (press release)

    Google Inc.
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:03 pm
    EurekAlert (press release)Public Release: 29-Jul-2015 'Dialing for Diabetes Control' helps urban adults EurekAlert (press release)July 29, 2015--(BRONX, NY)--Periodic telephone counseling can be a highly effective, low-cost tool for lowering blood-sugar levels in minority, urban adults with uncontrolled diabetes. The findings are the result of a clinical trial led by researchers and more »
  • Improve diabetes education - Tribune-Review

    Google Inc.
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Improve diabetes educationTribune-ReviewMedicare covers diabetes education, but it is a tragically underutilized benefit. This bipartisan legislation seeks to change that. It would recognize specially credentialed diabetes educators as DSMT providers in the Medicare program, a provision that and more »
  • Exercise-mimicking molecule may offer new treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetes - Medical News Today

    Google Inc.
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:18 am
    Medical News TodayExercise-mimicking molecule may offer new treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetesMedical News Today"Current treatments for type 2 diabetes center on elevating circulating insulin levels or improving the insulin sensitivity of an individual," says study co-author Dr. Felino Cagampang, associate professor in integrative physiology at the University of Obesity, Diabetes: Scientists Develop 'Exercise Mimic Molecule' As Treatment Headlines & Global NewsExercise mimic molecule may help treat diabetes and obesityEurekAlert (press release)Molecule That Mimics…
  • Sodas linked to increasing cases of diabetes - Science Times

    Google Inc.
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Science TimesSodas linked to increasing cases of diabetesScience TimesSugary drinks are linked to an increasing rate of type 2 diabetes both in the U.K. and in U.S., a study conducted by a team of researchers from Cambridge University reported. Interestingly, even those who are physically fit but drink sugary beverages Palmetto Health awarded $270000 Duke Endowment grant for diabetes preventionColaDaily.comCMC preventing Type 2 diabetes with proven programIsanti County Newsall 4 news articles »
 
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  • No Lunchtime Bolus – A Story Thick With Irony

    Scott K. Johnson
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:55 pm
    My phone starts to ring while I’m programming my meal bolus. I can see it’s a call I’d like to answer. But I’m more than halfway through my programming, and I have numbers in my head (blood sugar, carb count) that I can release forever … once I get the programming done. My phone continues to ring and buzz, urgently pulling my focus and attention. Just a few more button presses… Done! Got it! “Hello?” “blah, blah, blah…” Lunchtime. After basketball Five Guys, for the win. I wasn’t too surprised by the spike after eating…
  • A Practical Example of Overthinking My Diabetes

    Scott K. Johnson
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Sometimes I need to calm down and stop interfering with my diabetes so much. But that’s complicated, right? Because sometimes exactly what I need is more engagement and action. There must be a happy medium, right? (shout out to Stephen) Here’s an example. I tripped myself up over and over. I would have been better off relaxing and letting things play out. Let’s take a look. What we don’t see here is my CGM graph, which paints a much more complete picture, and partially explains my … overreactions. Example 1 After breakfast, my BG has spiked and is now…
  • Don’t Go Shopping While Low

    Scott K. Johnson
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:26 pm
    My wife’s understanding and patience with me (and my diabetes) seems to know no bounds, and I’m so grateful. It hit me about halfway through my shopping list at Walmart; that feeling of my blood sugar dropping fast and the anxiety of lots of insulin on board (relatively). A quick glance at my wrist confirmed it. Five glucose tabs left in my tube, which I ate quickly, but I knew wouldn’t be enough to do the job. Why only five left? Because I’d used the other five earlier in the day. More on that in another post. I quickly finished shopping, keeping a close eye on…
  • Happy 75th Anniversary, ADA!

    Scott K. Johnson
    4 Jun 2015 | 9:29 pm
    I just hit the ground in Boston, MA for the American Diabetes Association’s 2015 Scientific Sessions. The session schedule is jam-packed with interesting sessions – way more than I can possible attend and absorb. I always say that’s a clear sign of a great conference. The venue is huge. Huge! It fills me with hope to see so many people gather in one place in the name of improving diabetes care. Thank you, American Diabetes Association, for making such an epic event possible every year. It means a lot to me. Happy 75th Anniversary! The post Happy 75th Anniversary, ADA! appeared…
  • Scott’s Sweepstakes – Eat Out, Eat Well by Hope Warshaw

    Scott K. Johnson
    31 May 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Enter now for your chance to win a copy of Hope Warshaw’s newest book! Eat Out, Eat Well – The Guide to Eating Healthy in any Restaurant! The post Scott’s Sweepstakes – Eat Out, Eat Well by Hope Warshaw appeared first on Scott's Diabetes.
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  • @MLG, eSports Are Upping The Stakes!

    Allie Beatty
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    If you didn’t know this, let me bring you up to date. Gaming is serious business. It is so serious that an organization is calling for drug testing. An accomplished gamer has impressive hand-eye coordination. Put that gamer on a stimulant, and you’ve got a gaming boss on your hands. Recently, a tournament competitors confessed to using the popular stimulant Adderall. This opened Pandora’s Box to investigate the recreational use of stimulants to enhance performance for gaming. Considering the prize pools and the number of cyber athletes is increasing, these athletes should…
  • Good News @CeliacAwareness, Egg Yolk Supplement To Hide #Gluten

    Allie Beatty
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    If gluten makes your belly sad, here’s some news to make your tummy smile: a supplement is being considered to help people with Celiac disease eat foods with gluten. People suffering from Celiac disease or any degree of gluten sensitivity may appreciate the magic this supplement can work on hiding the gluten from their body, mitigating the uncomfortable and unforgiving side effects of gluten sensitivity. The supplement, derived from the yolks of chicken eggs, prevents gliadin from being absorbed. Gliadin is a type of protein people with gluten sensitivity cannot properly digest, hence the…
  • Have You Heard Of #FGM? What Can We Do @StopFGMNow?

    Allie Beatty
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    In a world where women are treated like animals, mutilated, and stricken with pain, this cultural tradition is known as female genital mutilation. Reading a list as to why such atrocities occur, it’s essentially for the empowerment of men. For curious minds, this is an animation video showing how such a surgery is performed. Culturally, it’s a rite of passage into womanhood however it’s possible to have the surgery undone. One surgeon remarked that the clitoral tissue is abundant throughout the pelvic region of a woman. Once it is identified, it’s possible to reverse FGM.
  • #Metformin Protects Against #Parkinsons

    Allie Beatty
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    People with Type 2 diabetes who use metformin, or glitazone drugs are less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, as shown in a UK study. Healthy people are not recommended to take these drugs to prevent the development of Parkinson’s disease because the negative side effects far outweigh the benefits. However, for people with T2D, when they no longer used the glitazone drug, the protective effects were shown to diminish. For the general population in the US, it’s estimated that 91 million people currently have pre-diabetes. Metformin is used as a treatment for pre-diabetes.
  • Bacon As A #Superfood? Thank @oregonstatenews For Dulse.

    Allie Beatty
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    We all know what a superfood is and why we should eat them.  That’s easier said than done, especially when those foods aren’t winning any popularity contests. Enter dulse. Oregon State University scientists have patented a strain of red seaweed that tastes like bacon. It’s teeming with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and packs more punch, nutritionally, than kale. Take that, struggling garnish! Dulse is the tasty seaweed in town. Oregon’s looking to cultivate a new industry and this imminent superfood may be the flagship export of the state, given the ample sea…
 
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  • For Kycie, David, and all the other kids who didn't make it.

    Hannah McDonald
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    I could have been them. Taken from this earth far too young, before I'd even hit double-digits in age.I can only remember bits and pieces of the day I was diagnosed. I'm not even sure what the exact day was, but it was in July of 1990. I couldn't breathe. My mom and dad rushed me to my pediatrician right away, where I started throwing up bile. I remember being hurried from the pediatrician's office to the hospital, right across the street. I can recall being a little scared, and a lot uncomfortable.I was eight years old. All I knew was that I wanted someone to fix me, and the whole thing felt…
  • Take This Diabetes and Shove It

    Hannah McDonald
    21 May 2015 | 11:02 am
    An Ad, to Be Placed on Freecycle or the Giveaway Section of CraigslistFree to a Good [or Bad] Home - Type 1 Diabetes (Philadelphia or Anywhere)The beta cells in my pancreas quit working after 8 short years. My immune system attacked them, and instead of going back to doing their f**king job, they decided to just sit and panhandle around the Islets of Langerhans, like that's some kind of vacation for them. I've tried to give diabetes a chance for 25 years, but you know what? I'm done.Surely there is some soul out there who would like to adopt my diabetes and give it a good home. Or maybe you…
  • The Darker Days of Fall

    Hannah McDonald
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Autumn is usually my favorite season. It's the time of year when the chill that I so love comes back into the air, when everything feels crisp, and rich colors dress the trees. I am one of those people who's into pumpkin spice lattes and chai, fresh seasonal apples and of course, cider. Halloween is usually a treat for me because I adore dressing up in costumes. But you may notice I've been absent from blogging about how it's okay to eat candy at Halloween with diabetes. You haven't yet seen any silly posts wherein I dress up my insulin vials. Actually, you haven't seen any posts from me…
  • Waiting on the Retina Specialist...

    Hannah McDonald
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    ...and my whole day has been like:If it's not one thing, it's another. 
  • 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…
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  • FFL: Complicated

    HVS
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Ten years ago, I got on a plane and went to Florida to hang out with a bunch of diabetes people. I was getting to know (IRL) the people that had previously lived only in my computer.(aka the Children With Diabetes Chatrooms) There was no Adults With Diabetes support. I volunteered to be a chaperone at the Teen Dance,which amounted to me standing outside the door and making sure no parents snuck in.(That was how I met Joe S.)2015. My ninth FFL. I am kind like the shy little sister that hangs around and that everyone kinda knows of,but not really knows,because I am a shy introvert and…
  • Surfing the Sugah Wave

    HVS
    21 Jun 2015 | 5:42 pm
    The best part of Endo appointments is after they are over..and the next three weeks are squeaky clean,filled with promise and hope and resolve..a diabetes clean slate.That day has come and gone for me.(almost a month into my current "journey.") In the meanwhile,all the promises I made (email CDE! Prebolus! Eat more green things! Do not stuff Twinkies into mouth at midnight and "forget" to bolus!) are a distant memory, I really suck at diabetes improv projects. But then I dropped a pump,& another threw 5 consecutive cartridge error alarms and had to be replaced and my blood sugars were a…
  • Project: Genetics

    HVS
    5 Jun 2015 | 4:52 pm
    I've come to the conclusion that I have "Left-side-of-the-body-itis",having had to have had 2 cataract surgeries,1 L.arm ulnar nerve surgery,1 tonsillectomy, 1 C-section, 1 L.eye muscle surgery for double vision,& I'm not entirely sure where the pancreas really is in me but I'm guessing it's toward the left. Also 1 messed up Lumbar Disk affecting strength and motility on the Left Leg although that has much improved,& I'm now in matenence phase (chiropractic) for that. However,I now have a messed up ligament in my left shoulder and it hurts to do anything with it. I told my…
  • Day 6: My Favorite Blog Post

    HVS
    17 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    If you have been blogging for a while, what is your favorite sentence or blogpost that you have ever written? Is it diabetes related or just life related? If you are a new blogger and don't have a favorite yet, tell us what motivated you to start sharing your story by writing a blog? (Thank you Laddie of Test Guess and Go for suggesting this topic.)Dear Beanie Baby would be my very favorite blog post of all time.Because in the beginning, it was this.Followed by this..And by ten weeks, it was apparent that this was a human being. (favoritist photo of all time, as it looks like he was smiling…
  • Day 5: A Day in the Life of my Food Choices

    HVS
    15 May 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Today’s topic is Foods on Friday.  Taking a cue from Adam Brown's recent post, write a post documenting what you eat in a day!  Feel free to add links to recommended recipes/shops/whatever.  Make it an ideal day or a come-as-you-are day – no judgments either way.  (Thank you, Katy of  Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes for this topic.)Welcome. You have now entered the No Judgement Zone.(aka it's so good to be with friends,although if you are a telemarketer intent on immeadietly sending me a email of the latest super food product please don't. I don't…
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  • 94 Years Ago Today, Insulin Was Discovered - Thanks Doctor Banting & Charles Best!

    k2
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
    94 years ago today, insulin was discovered by Dr. Frederick Banting & his assistant Charles Best and a few months later joined by Professor J.J.R. McCloud & J.B. Collip -  and millions lived because of their discovery. Insulin is not a cure and yes,94 years is way to long between breakthroughs in diabetes - and that needs to change -as does the cost of insulin. Sidebar: Same goes for 90 years.But, I am eternally grateful to Dr's Banting & Best - and I always will be because they saved our lives. This post was originally published on January 19, 2010 - And since…
  • Bedtime High Blood Sugars & Finding Comfort & Support Via The DOC ~

    k2
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    I had a late dinner last night -it was a dinner I eat at least once a week - and usually everything is cool. USUALLY.It started out to be a good night, it really did. I was feeling all sorts of peppy and my blood sugar was 125 before dinner - YAY ME. Speaking of dinner, it was one of my favorites - a homemade Greek yogurt, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, spicy dip that yours truly made from scratch, accompanied fresh famers market veggies and Food Should Taste Good, Multigrain Gluten Free Chips. I have this very same meal at least week during the summer, sometimes twice a week  -…
  • Diabetesalicious: Links In The DOC & Beyond~

    k2
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Stuff, as in a lot of stuff going on. But while I’m dealing with stuff, check out some interesting blog posts and other links in the DOC and beyond~ I found the "Diabetes Man Cave," a new and most excellent D blog at the start of last weekend & via the twitter. Self described as "a virtual spot to talk about issues that men with diabetes face," I found the DMC to be straight from the heart, honest an incredibly eye opening. Give it a read and be sure to follow The DMC on twitter @DiabetesManCave. A few months back, NPR ran a story as to why insulin in the US is so…
  • Going Through My Junk Mail Folder & Diabetes Brain - The Struggle Is Real, Folks~

    k2
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    I was going through my Junk Mail folder via my phone yesterday and scrolling up from the bottom to the top, when I quickly read the description of the top email before I read who the email was from. So of course when I read about new pumps in classic styles and colors from Sam Edelman, for one split second I was all like: Why is this in my Junk Mail folder?? And then of course I realized the email was about shoes, not insulin pumps and Sam Edelman was of course the shoe designer and not related to the various Edelman's I know in the D world. And that the email was sent from…
  • Home From #CWDFFL15 and Homesick~

    k2
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    There’s so much to write about my Friends For Life Experience - And as I sit at my computer, I don’t know where to begin. And I’m distracted because I keep looking down at my green Children with Diabetes bracelet and I wish I was back in Florida.The green bracelet is my talisman and touchstone to people and an organization who mean the world to me and I love my FFL family very much  And now That I'm back in the "real world", I wish I wasn't. My green bracelet is my touchstone & my talisman~The real world is filled with me playing catch-up with work and…
 
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    Diabetes Stories

  • Finally bit the strength training bullet

    Riva Greenberg
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:19 pm
    When I saw my endo a few months ago she said looking at my lab work, “If you fell on your wrist you’d likely break it.” A not so subtle way to say my bone density stinks in my upper body. Sure, I walk like a demon which helps my lower half, but I still […]
  • A sample diabetes food menu in desperate need of updating

    Riva Greenberg
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:59 pm
    I read this in a recent edition of a diabetes magazine put out by the AADE (American Association of Diabetes Educators.) I happen to be a member of AADE and highly respect anyone who goes into diabetes education and comes out the other end as an educator. But why, when guidelines have caught up to […]
  • Grain Brain author and neurologist David Perlmutter says, “Fat is your friend, carbs are not”

    Riva Greenberg
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:24 am
    Perlmutter says carbs are shrinking your brain and causing higher rates of Alzheimers. The author of Grain Brain in this interview says it’s faulty science that led us all to abandon fat and eat more carbs. If you’ve read my writing before you know I am all about eating low carb and healthy fat – avocado, […]
  • Why are we treating the symptom rather than the cause of type 2 diabetes?

    Riva Greenberg
    8 Jul 2015 | 1:41 pm
    I’ve always been told type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease. No matter what you do your beta cells will over time produce less and less insulin. Yet, many people with type 2 diabetes who lose weight, change their diet and get moving get off medication and live as though they no longer have diabetes. So, what’s […]
  • CrossFit’s Tweet Angers Diabetes Community

    Riva Greenberg
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:42 pm
    The first image with the Coke bottle was tweeted by Greg Glassman, founder of the highly popular exercise organization CrossFit. The second image was created by me. I wrote the back story posted on today’s  Huffington Post.
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    A Consequence of Hypoglycemia.

  • On Constructive Criticism and Showing Respect

    Christopher
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    Earlier this week I spoke at a meetup for the Bay Area Chapter of Medicine X about My Diabetes Secret and My Chronic Disease Secret. You can view the slides from my presentation here. I talked about the original inspiration for My Diabetes Secret, shared some of the submissions I’ve read over the past couple of years, and covered the evolution of the design for the platform – notably making a better effort to put the resources page more visible. As my presentation moved into the challenges of My Chronic Disease Secret, I asked a number of questions of the audience to try and start a…
  • Looking Ahead

    Christopher
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:17 pm
    The last time I wrote something on this blog I admitted that my desire, or more accurately my drive to write had diminished. Obviously, based on the timestamps, that problem still persists. Over the weekend I realized that my lack of initiative here has negatively impacted my productivity where it matters most – my professional career. I never would have guessed that this silly little (sometimes about) diabetes blog would be responsible for generating and maintaining the creative juices that flow through most of my online persona. And that those creative juices are the fuel that power…
  • I’ve Got Nothing

    Christopher
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Yesterday was the first time I shared something on this blog in almost three weeks. Ordinarily I’d quickly put up a bunch of back-dated content to fill out the illusion that I’m publishing something here every day. But that’s not the truth. That’s not me. At least right now it’s not. I’ve got nothing. I don’t know how long this will last. I don’t know if I should leave this thing alone for an extended period of time. I used to think that forcing myself to write something every day, no matter how small, was worth it. That I would always be able…
  • About the Quantified Self Conference and Expo

    Christopher
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:38 am
    Last week I attended QS15, Quantified Self’s annual conference and Expo as a part of my role as the new Associate Editor for Quantified Self Labs. My mandate was simple: attend breakout sessions and show-and-tell talks from the Quantified Self community with the goal of finding some interesting people to interview, and some interesting stories to tell. Having never attended a local Quantified Self meetup before, I didn’t really know what to expect of these three days. I figured there would be a lot of numbers and graphs and wearables – lots of wearables. And while some of…
  • A Surprise Visit

    Christopher
    1 Jun 2015 | 1:05 pm
    I flew back to Virginia in time for the last party/gathering my parents would throw in their home in Herndon. With some help from Dayle, and a pickup from my sister, we surprised everyone with great success. For the record, I’m sharing this video with my mom’s permission. Keeping this a secret was more difficult than I anticipated as I’m so used to sharing a “from the airplane” shot on social media. But it all worked out in the end. Filed under: Life Tagged: Family, fun, love, virginia
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  • {JDRF Children’s Congress} Watch the Senate Hearing

    Leighann
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:26 pm
    The 2015 JDRF Children’s Congress culminated with a senate hearing led by Senator Collins focusing on people living with type 1 diabetes and addressing the recently renewed Special Diabetes Program (SDP) and the bill currently going through congress on CGM access for people on Medicare. Here is a photo that Senator McCaskill shared on social media during the hearing: Not your typical audience for a hearing. Proud of these kids living with Type 1 diabetes and here w/#JDRFcc @JDRF A photo posted by Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) on Jul 15, 2015 at 10:51am PDT Watch the video: (E-mail and…
  • {Kids First, Diabetes Second} Advocacy

    Leighann
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Since we are winding down from our trip to Washington D.C. for the 2015 JDRF Children’s Congress, I thought it appropriate to share a section of the book about advocacy. Our advocacy efforts wax and wane over the years. Sometimes we have a lot of time and effort and motivation to advocate. And sometimes we are so busy with our regular lives that advocacy takes a back seat. Here is the section called “Advocacy” from the chapter “Getting Involved.” Advocacy For me, advocacy takes on two meanings when it comes to diabetes. First, as parents, we advocate for our…
  • CrossFit: Gets It Wrong, Won’t Back Down

    Leighann
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    “Make sure you pour some out for your dead homies.”—Greg Glassman It’s been seven years since Q’s diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. I don’t get offended very easily anymore because as this point I’ve heard it all. Most of the time I just shake my head or roll my eyes because if I got bent out of shape every time some inaccurate stereotype about diabetes was put out there, I would probably be depressed and stressed. This week a company got it wrong. On so many levels. But what ruffled my feathers most was that instead of realizing that they had upset a great…
  • Recycling Pods…now for free!

    Leighann
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Diabetes management produces A LOT of trash. A lot. And much of it can’t just go into the garbage and then into the landfill (or shouldn’t). One item that shouldn’t go into the landfill are batteries. Some states have regulations on how you can and can’t dispose of sharps (syringes). Our local pharmacy used to have a free sharps collection program, but when they were taken over by a national pharmacy that was one of the first things to go. We have always participated in Insulet’s pod recycling program. Over the years I’ve heard many people grumble that they…
  • {Kids First, Diabetes Second} Amusement Parks

    Leighann
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    In the “Less Stress, More Happiness” chapter of Kids First, Diabetes Second, there are several sections about “Summer Fun.” I share how we navigate amusement parks, water parks, camping, and travel. We have some of these activities planned for our family this summer. My son put “going to an amusement park” on his summer bucket list this year. Amusment Parks I love going to amusement parks in the summer. As a kid, I would ride the coasters over and over again. We have introduced our kids to the thrill of the amusement park, and they can’t wait to go again.
 
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    Speaking of Diabetes | The Joslin Blog

  • Gain Confidence in the Kitchen with Chef Coaching from Joslin

    Joslin Communications
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Cooking healthy meals is good for your diabetes and your family Eating well is a crucial part of living a healthy lifestyle, especially for people with diabetes. One way to eat well is to cook at home, but many people lack the confidence to create their meals from scratch. No one knows this better than Rani Polak, M.D., a research fellow at Joslin with degrees in both medicine and culinary arts. That’s why Dr. Polak is proud to lead the new Chef Coaching program offered by the Joslin’s Institute of Lifestyle Medicine. “We help people improve their confidence in cooking,” said Dr.
  • Get Cooking, Get in Control

    Joslin Communications
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:30 pm
    When you cook for yourself, you know exactly how much salt, sugar and fat is going into your food. And to cook healthfully, you need to stock up on the good-for-you staples like healthy oils, whole wheat breads and flours, and more. In this video, Nora Saul, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Manager of Nutrition Services at Joslin, takes you through the ingredients you need to build yourself a healthy pantry. Substitute Oils for butter and lard Fruits for sweets Beans for meat Spices for salt Whole grain flour for white flour Whole grain bread for white bread Brown rice for white rice White breads, flours,…
  • The Benefit of the Exercise Physiologist

    Joslin Communications
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Jackie Shahar, manager of the Exercise Physiology department at Joslin, works with patient James Dugan in the Joslin gym. Good nutrition without physical activity is like eating one-half of a really tasty sandwich. Although the half maybe nourishing and appealing, it isn’t fully satisfying. To achieve good health and excellent glycemic control you need both halves of the sandwich. Just as you may need a dietitian partner to help you maneuver the serpentine world of healthy eating, a guide in your exercise journey can be a lifesaver, also. National Exercise Month is a good time to talk about…
  • Vision for the Future: Looking to the Future

    Joslin Communications
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    While laser and anti-VEGF treatments have improved the vision of many, Joslin researchers want to stop eye disease altogether. Their collaborations within Joslin will help them meet that goal. Hear the story of how Joslin’s Beetham Eye Institute changed the face of diabetic retinopathy treatment. From lasers to high resolution microscopes, learn about the cutting edge technology the Beetham has pioneered to make living with diabetes better. To learn more, visit www.joslin.org/Beetham
  • Exercising with an Insulin Pump

    Joslin Communications
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    An insulin pump There is no one way to exercise; in fact, there are endless ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. For instance, you can enjoy a walk with your dog, embark a sweat-inducing bike ride or even dabble in some outdoor yoga.  While all of these activities are excellent ways to stay active, it is important for people with diabetes– even patients who use an insulin pump – to properly prepare themselves before they engage in any type of physical activity. With the warmer weather and National Exercise Month in full swing, people are more inclined to lead…
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  • Shame

    Scott Strange
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:08 pm
    I’ve written before about the shame I used to feel about having survived so long with Type 1 diabetes. Surviving while basically ignoring it for 4 decades. Surviving while so many didn’t or who’ve developed complications and worked so much harder at it than I did. But that is a personal shame, one that I [...]
  • 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 [...]
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    Battle Diabetes

  • Can Butter Cure Diabetes?

    M Tyler
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    Fat may not be such a bad thing when it comes to diabetes. Using research on dolphins, scientists from the National Marine Mammal Foundation found that a specific dietary saturated fat, called heptadecanoic acid, could help to cure the symptoms of pre-diabetes in humans. By analyzing how omega-3 fatty acids - which are often sourced from fish - affected the fatty acid blood levels in dolphins, the researchers were able to discover that these animals can alter back and forth between a diabetes-like state and a non-diabetes state. Dolphins that had higher levels of heptadecanoic acid also had…
  • FDA Proposes Sugars Addition to Nutrition Facts Label

    Ross Bonander
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed including the percent daily value (%DV) for added sugars on the Nutrition Facts label of packaged foods. This move would give consumers more information for added sugars similar to information they have seen for decades regarding nutrients and fats. The percent daily value indicates how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet and would help consumers make informed choices for themselves and their families. The percent daily value would be based on the recommendation that the daily intake of calories from added…
  • Only One in Three Older Americans Has Diabetes Controlled

    M Tyler
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Too many older Americans are falling short when it comes to their diabetes care, according to a new study. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that only one in three Americans over the age of 65 have their diabetes under control - which could lead to long-term health complications and early death. The report, which was published in Diabetes Care, also found that women of color were much more likely to have poor blood sugar control than white women, suggesting there are gender and ethnic disparities when it comes to diabetes management, too. Overtreated or…
  • Diet and Exercise Can't Always Prevent Gestational Diabetes

    M Tyler
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    For women who are already severely overweight, diet and exercise interventions won't necessarily prevent gestational diabetes, a new study has found. The findings suggest that better screening and treatment of women who are trying to get pregnant or are in the early stages of pregnancy is needed to help prevent blood sugar complications that can impact the unborn child for years to come. Over 1,500 women were recruited for the UPBEAT study, which provided half of the pregnant women with standard care and advice about health and the other half eight weekly sessions with a health trainer. The…
  • When School's Out, Kids Are Less Healthy

    M Tyler
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Summer break is associated with play, activities and outdoor adventures, but most children engage in more unhealthy behaviors when they're not in school, according to a new study. Kids consume more sugar, watch more television and eat fewer vegetables during the summer months, researchers report, regardless of family income. For children with diabetes, these obesity-promoting behaviors can be dangerous if left unchecked by parents who are still working normal hours or leaving kids at summer camps or day care centers. Healthy kids year-round The study included data on 6,453 U.S. children in…
 
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    Healthy Diet Menus For You

  • Eating Breakfast Is a Healthy Start to a Healthy Day

    Dorsa
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Everyone has heard the saying that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. It is an ideal that has heard time and time again, starting at childhood. How true is this old adage, though? Why, exactly, is breakfast considered to be so important? Is there something more to this than just what your mom told you? Eating a healthy and balanced breakfast is an important start to your day. Skipping breakfast can cause you to have low energy, low blood sugar, brain fog, and a general feeling of disease. Plus, if you skip breakfast you’ll often end up overeating later in the day. This…
  • Why Meal Planning Works For Chronic Health Conditions

    Dorsa
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    There are two things that you will hear stressed time and time again when you are diagnosed and treated for any chronic health condition. Those things are regular exercise, and diet control. This is because, aside from potential medications and medical intervention, these two factors affect the treatment of your chronic health condition more than anything else. From diabetes to high blood pressure, diet and exercise are the best way for you to contribute to your own health and well-being. Incorporating exercise into your daily life can be as easy as taking the stairs instead of the elevator…
  • How Diet and Exercise Affect High Blood Pressure

    Dorsa
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    After being diagnosed with high blood pressure, there are two things that your doctor will mention, other than possible medication. These two things are diet and exercise. Diet and exercise are pretty typical factors when it comes to many health conditions, and for good reason. Both of these factors make a huge impact on your overall health, and can seriously contribute to your overall well-being. You Feel What You Eat As with many chronic health conditions, what you eat has a major impact on your health. It is easy to forget, or not truly realize, how much depends on the food that you…
  • Wrap It Up: Great Lunches to Go For High Blood Pressure

    Dorsa
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    People that need to stick to certain diets, especially due to health conditions, often find that lunch can be the hardest meal of the day. Busy, working people everywhere often struggle with finding something quick and healthy to eat for lunch. Usually this is because they are just too busy, are unprepared, or simply do not know how to put together healthy lunches. Unfortunately, this leads to skipping meals or choosing lunch options that are truly bad for you, like fast food. People with high blood pressure, as well as other health conditions, have to be especially careful about their lunch…
  • Start the Day with a Healthy Breakfast

    Dorsa
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” This is a mantra that you have likely heard time and time again. However silly the saying may be, it is very true that breakfast is of extreme importance. A healthy breakfast starts your day the right way, giving you energy to sustain you until your next meal, and giving you the fuel you need. Starting your day with a healthy breakfast means that you are putting your very best foot forward, and you’re giving yourself a chance to start your day right. A healthy breakfast gets your brain working and your blood pumping, ready for anything…
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    MV Hospital

  • Chronic diseases and diet

    21 Jul 2015 | 5:01 am
    Ms Revathy, Dietitian, MVH Chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardio vascular disease , cancer, dental disease, and osteoporosis are long-term diseases that are not contagious and largely preventable. More than 95% of all chronic diseases are related to one’s diet - food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies, and to a lack of physical exercise.
  • Yoga and Diabetes

    10 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    Is yoga an effective way to manage diabetes? Research  studies conducted at  MVH  suggest that it can. So convinced are we of the benefits of this exercise on blood glucose levels that we have a yoga clinic  in the hospital for patients . Regular practice of yoga reduces stress,  promotes weight loss , induces muscular relaxation, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels  all
  • USE A DASH OF SALT

    18 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    Mrs. Sheela Paul,   Dietitian, MVH Salt is used to preserve food and to enhance its taste. There are many different types of salt. Cooking salt or table salt is a combination of the minerals sodium and chloride.  A gram of salt contains 400 mg sodium and 600 mg chloride. Sodium is both an electrolyte and mineral. It helps keep the water and electrolyte balance of the body. Sodium is also
  • Live Well with Type 2 Diabetes

    11 Jun 2015 | 2:09 am
    If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you will have to make many changes to your current lifestyle which in the first place, possibly contributed to your condition.  To make the transition from unhealthy to healthy easier, we suggest the following actions: Learn about diabetes and understand your condition.   You will be able to manage your condition better if you are well-informed.
  • Stress & Health

    26 May 2015 | 11:31 pm
    When does stress begin to affect health? Life without stress can become quite monotonous. A little bit of stress is good. It usually encourages people to do better. Stress is the ‘brain’s response to any demand’. It quickly releases hormones that make people find ways to protect themselves. The ability to cope with stress varies from person to person. Too much stress can result in lack of
 
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  • 7 Noteworthy Diabetes Clinical Trials Recruiting NOW…

    theperfectd
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:17 am
    Clinical trials are the only way that we are going to get better treatments, better devices, and better…cures. Here are seven noteworthy diabetes clinical trials recruiting now that you might want to look into and see if you (or anyone you know) might be eligible to volunteer. Click on the titles of each trial to get […]
  • Thugging Diabetes

    theperfectd
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    Vegetables and I have not been fast friends over the years. I enjoy their company when they’re accompanied with cheese or if they’re prepared so exotically that they coax me into trying them. If they’re in season, at their peak of popularity, I’ll throw a few vegetables in the shopping cart. But we’re not best […]
  • Cursing The Darkness

    theperfectd
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” I allowed my candle to be snuffed out last week and spent a few days cursing the darkness. Social media is a two-edged sword. It allows me to connect with like-minded individuals, transforming what can be a lonely existence with a chronic illness into one filled […]
  • Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition

    theperfectd
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    Today, please take a moment to head over to http://www.diabetespac.org and review the latest actions that you can take to let policy makers know that diabetes isn’t a box to be checked.      Filed under: Diabetes Advocacy Tagged: diabetes, diabetes advocacy, Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia + Heart = Things You Need To Know ASAP

    theperfectd
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:16 am
      Does this illustration scare you? It should.   I first encountered this slide during an academic lecture given by Dr. Mikhail Kosiborod, MD when I attended the International Hospital Diabetes Meeting in May. He was sharing data about cardiovascular events and outcomes. (If you’re not an academic, the smart people begin to sound like Charlie Brown’s teachers after […]
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    Dalmia Herbal Store

  • How to Manage Blood Sugar During Physical Exercise?

    Admin
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:41 am
    When one exercises, the body uses two sources of fuel - sugar and free fatty acids (that is, fat) to generate energy. The sugar comes from the blood, the liver and the muscles. The sugar is stored in the liver and muscle in the form of glycogen. During the first 15 minutes of exercise, most of the sugar for fuel comes from either the blood stream or the muscle glycogen, which is converted back to sugar. After 15 minutes of exercise, however, the fuel starts to come more from the glycogen stored in the liver. After 30 minutes of exercise, the body begins to get more of its energy from the free…
  • Diabetes and Cranberry- Amazing Health Benefits

    Admin
    8 Jul 2015 | 4:14 am
    As the name explains, the cranberry is a fruit that belongs to berry family which includes strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries etc. It is highly grown in the U.S. and Canada; it is famous among both old and young people. It is found in various forms such as present in supermarket as jam, jelly, juice, dried or fresh fruit, and you also can find it in capsule form. Cranberry has positive effects on the body such as it works like an antioxidant and also has vitamin A, B, C and flavonoid.
  • Kale Health Benefits– Nutritional Facts of This Amazing Vegetable

    Admin
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    As I above told you kale contains various nutrients such as fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6, all help manage hearth health. According to a research, people with diabetes should make changes in their diet that means increase the consumption of potassium along with reduction in sodium intake to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. A study show that high amount of potassium intake (4069 mg of potassium per day) reduces the risk of death from heart disease by 49%. In short, High potassium intake is linked with lower risk of stroke, prevents against reduction of muscle mass, and also…
  • People Generally Commit Some Mistakes Being Type2 Diabetic

    Admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:03 am
    Mistakes People with Type 2 Diabetes Nobody is perfect, everyone make mistakes. But when we talk about our health, there is no place for any mistake especially for managing type2 diabetes. Here are some common mistakes people with diabetes can make. • Stop consuming all “white foods”: Rather than cutting out the white foods, learn […]
  • Periwinkle Tea and Its Natural Effects in Controlling Diabetes

    Admin
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:46 am
    Periwinkle has been used traditionally for food and medicines around the world. “Periwinkle is used to cure the problems such as to treat snake bites, as a medicine for poison and to prevent against wild beasts,” says Scott Cunningham, author of "Cunningham's Encyclopaedia of Magical Herbs”. Dr. Nicholas Culpepper, a medical herbalist, suggested that periwinkle leaves are used to cure bleeding in the mouth and noses, and to lower the heavy menstrual bleeding. After the scientific research of periwinkle alkaloids, periwinkle is begun to use for the treatment of chronic diseases such as…
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    Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)

  • The Fear Of Humiliation And Weight Loss – Is There A Link?

    healthy_blogging
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Fear Of Humiliation And Weight Loss – Is There A Link? Submitted by: Susan Megge Recently Kirstie Alley appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, proudly strutting her stuff in nothing more than a lacy bikini. This appearance was made after Kirstie bravely obligated herself to such a feat approximately a year prior, when she was several pounds heavier. She was determined to lose the weight she’d gained over the years, and it appears that by going public with the announcement that she would indeed lose this weight, she successfully shed many pounds. Could it be that the fear of...
  • Weight Lifting Safety Tips - What You Probably Don't Know

    healthy_blogging
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Weight Lifting Safety Tips - What You Probably Don't Know Submitted by: Erick Spires A most common mistake committed by those who start weightlifting is overwork. There is that inner impulse that tells you be like that muscle man next to you in the quickest way possible. So you lift more, strain your muscles more and you overwork yourself. The consequence? Torn muscles and tendons and diminished self esteem. Thus, it is important to follow safety in weightlifting to avoid such things from happening. The concept of weight lifting is simply to increase muscle activities and speed up metabolism.
  • Brown Packing Recalls Veal Products Because Of Possible E. Coli Contamination

    healthy_blogging
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    by Joseph The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Brown Packing Company, an establishment in South Holland, Illinois is recalling an undetermined amount of beef (veal) trimmings that could possibly be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). The FSIS has designated this a Class I Recall of High Health Risk. According to the press release, the raw, boneless beef (veal) trimmings were produced from Feb. 21, 2014 through July 17, 2015. The recalled products bear the establishment number “EST. 167” inside the USDA…
  • How To Teach Your Children To Beat Stress

    healthy_blogging
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    How To Teach Your Children To Beat Stress Submitted by: Art Turner We are sending our children into a future filled with stress and conflict. Parents and teachers have the responsibility to model behaviors and teach skills that will enable our children to be productive, accepting, healthy, and above all, resilient. 1. Self-understanding and acceptance Self-esteem is a realistic estimate of your own capabilities and worth. People with high self-esteem are productive, responsive, imaginative, and attentive to the needs of others. Encourage your children to develop their natural aptitudes and…
  • Food Nutrition Facts Just The Facts

    healthy_blogging
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Food Nutrition Facts Just The Facts Submitted by: Curt Shryack Do you enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning before you workout? I think a lot of athletes do. The caffeine in coffee has been a good selling point for its usage. Everyone enjoys the pick me up that coffee does give. A little known side effect of coffee is its laxative effects. Many runners will drink coffee in the morning before their daily runs and races to gain the laxative benefit of coffee. With the wide use of sports supplements today drinking coffee before taking supplements can...
 
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  • Weight Loss Journey: Back to the Doctor and FitBit Fun

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    For the last few weeks, since I started doing treadmill workouts, my hip has been really bothering me.   It doesn't bother me while I'm on the treadmill, just after I get back to work and sit for a little bit.   It gets even worse after I get home and try to relax and watch tv.  Another problem I am having is that my foot begins to cramp/hurt after walking for around 5 minutes.  I have been pushing through it but It was a bit concerning.  I also, secretly, wanted to weigh in  and get my A1C checked again.82 lbs downBack in December when I first had my A1C…
  • Weight Loss Journey: Coffee Epiphany, New Family Member and Meal Prep

    13 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    When I started this journey, I immediately cut out every beverage but water and the occasional alcoholic drink.  This means I gave up my beloved coffee.  I gave up coffee because I can't drink it without cream and sugar and those can add a lot of calories.  Well, it dawned on me this week that I could add Vanilla Almond Milk.  I always have it on hand and it's only 20 calories for 1/4 of a cup.  So, I headed to Starbucks, my guiltiest of pleasures, and ordered a Venti Cold Brew Iced Coffee, black.  I had to sip a bit out, which was pretty bitter but gave me a…
  • Weight Loss Journey: More Zaycon, Father's Day and Eating Mistakes

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:42 pm
    BACONYes, I just opened my weight loss blog with bacon.  I'm evil like that!  You've heard me talk numerous times about Zaycon and their products.  We recently split a box of bacon and a box of boneless skinless chicken breast with my Mom.  The bacon came in 12 - 3 lb packs and we paid $3.49/lb.  It is really fantastic bacon.  Our first package I thought was a little salty but the second package didn't seem that way.  The Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast we got for $1.69/lb, which is a phenomenal price.  If you'd like to order, here is our referral…
  • Weight Loss Journey: Six Months In

    10 Jun 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Here I am.  June 10th, 2015.  Exactly 6 months since that first phone call about my Diabetes diagnosis.  I can't begin to tell you how much I have changed in these 26 weeks.  Besides the 71 lbs that are gone, I have gained so much.  I have gained a renewed confidence in myself.  I am much happier.  I met a woman for the first time this week and she commented on how vibrant and full of life I seemed to be.  She said I had a glow about me.  She's right! If you've been following my blog at all, you know I have been working pretty hard and it hasn't…
  • Weight Loss Journey: Eating Out, Failure and a Progress Photo

    31 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    My updates will be every two weeks, unless something super duper awesome happens.  I have got this down to a set routine now so not much changes.  I do meal prep on Sundays and take meat out of the freezer for the week.  I wanted to show you all this progress photo.  I was hanging out with a friend I hadn't seen in a while and he pointed out that he could really tell my progress from my face. I see myself every day so I didn't see it until I put these two photos side by side.   The first one is from about a year ago and the other is from a few weeks ago.We have made a…
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  • New Addictive Android Game App

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    17 Jul 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Test your brain and puzzle skills in this amazing word game! Words in Pictures Words in Pictures is a word game where you guess the word based on four pictures shown on the screen. The levels get progressively more difficult as you go. Test your brain and puzzle skills in this amazing word game!
  • How to Pay Pennies for Brand New Products

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    11 Jul 2015 | 8:57 pm
    There are many online shopping options to choose from. While they all promise amazing deals that supposedly save you money, very few fulfill that promise, and even fewer make the shopping process fun. QuiBids most definitely delivers on that promise. They offer a unique Entertainment Auction system where more often that not users can save up to 95% on their products. QuiBids‘ product selection includes the latest Apple products (iPads, iPods, iPhones, iMacs, Apple accessories), 4K Ultra HD televisions, PS4/Xbox One consoles and much more. A few real recent sales include a brand new…
  • Profit on Over 85% of your Trades

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    11 Jul 2015 | 7:41 pm
    A new way to trade connects traders around the world and allows them to follow each other and tap into the wisdom of the crowds to make smarter trading decisions. Trading now has its own social network, similar to Facebook, that’s more powerful because it can make you a lot of money if used smartly. At eToro, you can follow the top traders on the platform and copy their trades live as they happen! Over 85% of copied trades on eToro are profitable! eToro’s advanced features allow you to build your own people based portfolio. You save time by having others work the markets. You can…
  • The Apple Diet, a Great Way to Slim Down Fast

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    8 Jul 2015 | 6:19 pm
    The apple diet is very popular because it allows you to lose weight quickly; just for when you want to eliminate love handles before a party. The first three days are the most effective and the other two will help you achieve the goal. Ojo, before making any diet we recommend that you consult your doctor to see whether or not you submit yourself to a diet. Apple, powerful detoxifying The apple is excellent for cleaning our digestive system and eliminate fat. They trigger satiety, thanks to its high fiber content, which will help you control your appetite. It has many vitamins and minerals and…
  • Free Tools and Recipes for Diabetics

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    8 Jul 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Diabetes is a tough disease to deal with, as if you are a diabetic or a loved one of a diabetic, you will always be looking for recipes and tips on how to keep it under control, and still enjoy all of the luxuries of life. At Diabetic Connect, we provide FREE tools, recipes, and a whole community for people who suffer from any form of Diabetes. Type I and Type II diabetics love us, as well as people who do not have diabetes but are concerned and want to learn more about it. Over 400,000 have joined, and they are all people like you who are looking to find help and support to better control…
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