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  • Diabetes Weirdness: The Sinus Infection Edition

    Diabetesaliciousness ©
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Ok, here’s something weird. I have a big old sinus infection. But that’s not the weird part, that’s the annoying part - especially since I’ll be sitting on a plane tomorrow for 6 hours tomorrow. But.... I digress. No, the weird part is that my blood sugars have been great this week. Not perfect, because my pancreas is of course still broken. But my numbers have been pretty damn good none the less.And I’ll take those numbers and I’m grateful for them, but it’s strange because Thursday night through Sunday I felt crappy and more than slightly whiney,  but…
  • Comment on Jane Dickinson, CDE & PWD, On Where Diabetes Education is Headed by Andy Boyd

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    Andy Boyd
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Jane, Thank you for the book. It is filled with so much helpful information and encouragement. I hope to see you when we return to Steamboat during November 18- December 18. Do you have any information concerning Advocare products and the effects of these products with diabetes? Regards, Andy
  • What’s That Wednesday - Meters #WalkWithD

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    I have identical meters - a purse meter and a home meter.  My home meter is older and also gets a lot more use.  (Apparently I don’t get out much.)   Lately I’ve been  nervous that it might be time... Visit my blog to read more.
  • 5 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

    Yahoo Health
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    New research suggests aluminum exposure contributes to dementia, but there is plenty you can do to lower your risk. 
  • The Voices I Hear

    Strangely Diabetic ©
    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 [...]
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  • Editor's Note, DCMS #211

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Each week there seem to be articles, studies, and clinical treatises that draw a link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. If you look through all these documents, the benchmark for measurement always seems to be A1c. However, if you were to take a look at this week's Homerun Slides from Dr. Stanley Schwartz, you would learn that both fasting and post-prandial glucose excursions can affect the heart and that increases over normal may be the biggest cause for concern (http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/articles/87-homerun-slides/17049-diabetes-mellitus-101-for-cardiologists-part-2). We…
  • Diabetes Mellitus 101 for Cardiologists, Part 2

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    In this week's Homerun Slides, courtesy Dr. Stanley Schwartz, we continue our examination of diabetes from a cardiologist's perspective with topics including the Factors Contributing to Cardiometabolic Risk and the Pathophysiology of Diabetic Complications: Implications for Goals of Therapy....
  • Test Insulin Techniques of New Caregivers

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    The patient is a 91-year-old female with a 10-year history of type 2 diabetes. Two years ago, despite use of multiple oral hypoglycemic agents, her glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) remained at 9.2% (77 mmol/mol) and her home glucose levels were in the mid-200 mg/dL (approximately 11.1 mmol/L) range. Her caretaker was educated on how to administer insulin glargine using a pen device. On 10 units of insulin glargine per day, the patient's glucose levels were in the low 100 mg/dL (approximately 5.5 mmol/L) range and her HbA1c remained at 7% (53 mmol/mol). At her recent visit, the morning and…
  • Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Ed., Excerpt #14: Diabetic Eye Disease

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Rudy Bilous, MD, FRCP Richard Donnelly, MD, PHD, FRCP, FRACP Diabetic eye disease primarily affects the retinal vasculature, but the iris and lens can also be involved. Most people with diabetes will show signs of retinopathy after 25 years duration, but only a minority progress to the severest form. Photocoagulation has revolutionized the treatment of retinopathy but even so, diabetes remains a significant cause of visual loss in the working-age population in the UK, and adults with diabetes compared to those without in the USA have 1.85 times the risk of having a non-correctable reduction…
  • Stanley Schwartz, MD: How Do You Determine Beta Cell Function?

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    Dr. Stanley Schwartz talks about the best way to determine beta cell function and says that there are actually several indicators that might need to be used. He suggests that there may be several steps that need to be taken including genotyping patients, looking at both classic markers and newer ones, such as c-peptides, and other factors such as inflammatory markers and micro-albumin levels....
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  • Health Tip: Breast-feeding With Diabetes

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says potential benefits of breast-feeding, despite maternal diabetes, may include: For many moms who developed gestational diabetes , better fasting blood glucose, and lower blood sugar levels overall.
  • Prediabetes a wakeup call to get lifestyle, eating choices on track

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    I exercise, stay slim and think I am reasonably careful about my diet. Subtract the dark-chocolate habit and minus the Cheetos cravings, I make fairly good choices.
  • Using supercomputers to spot drug reactions

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:22 am
    Remember the drugs Avandia and Vioxx? Avandia , an anti-diabetic drug released in 1999, worked wonderfully against diabetes. But it was also shown to increase users' risk of heart attacks - a devastating side effect that slashed its sales.
  • Immune proteins moonlight to regulate brain-cell connections

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:35 pm
    When it comes to the brain, 'more is better' seems like an obvious assumption. But in the case of synapses, which are the connections between brain cells, too many or too few can both disrupt brain function.
  • Diet for your DNA: Novel nutrition plan sparks debate around data protection

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Personalised diet plans will not be widely accepted by the public until regulations are in place to protect information about our DNA, new research has shown. Led by Newcastle University, the Food4Me project is a EUR9 million EU project investigating the potential of nutrigenomics - a relatively new branch of nutrition which looks at how the food we eat affects the behaviour of our genes.
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  • Diet for your DNA: Novel nutrition plan sparks debate around data protection

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Personalized nutrition based on an individual's genotype - nutrigenomics - could have a major impact on reducing lifestyle-linked diseases such as obesity, heart disease and Type II diabetes, experts say. However, a study of more than 9,000 volunteers reveals that strict regulations need to be put in place before nutrigenomics becomes publicly acceptable due to people's fears around personal data protection.
  • How troubled marriage, depression history promote obesity

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The double-whammy of marital hostility and a history of depression can increase the risk for obesity in adults by altering how the body processes high-fat foods, according to new research.
  • Resetting the circadian clock: Shift workers might want to skip high-iron foods at night

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    Workers punching in for the graveyard shift may be better off not eating high-iron foods at night so they don’t disrupt the circadian clock in their livers. "Iron is like the dial that sets the timing of the clock," the lead researcher says. "Discovering a factor, such as iron, that sets the circadian rhythm of the liver may have broad implications for people who do shift work."
  • Immune proteins moonlight to regulate brain-cell connections

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    When it comes to the brain, 'more is better' seems like an obvious assumption. But in the case of synapses, which are the connections between brain cells, too many or too few can both disrupt brain function. Researchers recently found an immune-system protein that moonlights in the nervous system to help regulate the number of synapses, and could play an unexpected role in conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, type 2 diabetes and autism.
  • Altering gut bacteria might mitigate lupus, study suggests

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Lactobacillus species, commonly seen in yogurt cultures, correlate, in the guts of mouse models, with mitigation of lupus symptoms, while Lachnospiraceae, a type of Clostridia, correlate with worsening, according to research. 'Our results suggest that the same investigation should be performed in human subjects with lupus,' says the principal investigator.
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  • What’s That Wednesday - Meters #WalkWithD

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    I have identical meters - a purse meter and a home meter.  My home meter is older and also gets a lot more use.  (Apparently I don’t get out much.)   Lately I’ve been  nervous that it might be time... Visit my blog to read more.
  • #DOCasksFDA

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    There is an important discussion with the FDA coming up, and diaTribe has arranged a short survey you can take to make sure your opinion is heard.  Read the flyer below for all of the details: You... Visit my blog to read more.
  • How to Lose my Mind . . .

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Fasting blood sugar - fine.  Bolus for and consume coffee. Pre-breakfast blood sugar - fine.  Pre-bolus for breakfast smoothie.  Make and drink breakfast smoothie.  Blood sugar remains stable. Two... Visit my blog to read more.
  • What’s That Wednesdays - Smoothies!!

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    So far, the breakfast smoothie trial is going well.  I scale down the servings so they equal about 30 carbs and I tweak the ingredients to suit my tastes and what’s in my pantry.  (Like using plain... Visit my blog to read more.
  • DiabetesSisters Virtual PODS

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    DiabetesSisters runs a lot of great programs and events.  One that sounds fantastic is the PODS Meetups.  PODS stands for Part Of DiabetesSisters, and the meetups are in person, monthly gatherings... Visit my blog to read more.
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  • Upcoming 11/3/2014 FDA-DOC Meeting; Concerns About FDA Biosimilar Guidance(s)

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

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

    Scott S
    27 Jan 2014 | 7:56 pm
    As a patient with type 1 diabetes, I have found myself at odds with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a number of things the agency has done in recent years (actually since the 1980s), and perhaps even more so in recent years.  In fact, I once joked (only halfheartedly) that the acronym "FDA" stood for Fatal Drug Administration.  Indeed, for a number of years (under the leadership of chief Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach especially, he pushed for FDA to serve what he called its "clients", meaning the companies that the FDA regulates, rather than protecting public safety).
  • Little-Noticed Diabetes Care Developments of 2013

    Scott S
    31 Dec 2013 | 6:23 pm
    As we approach the new year (2014!), although I haven't blogged as much as I did a number of years ago, there were a few things which, in my opinion, deserve acknowledgement as they relate to diabetes care.  One of the biggest (perhaps), yet less acknowledged, developments was mergers and acquisitions in the diabetes care space.  Although I follow this stuff, sometimes even I lose track of who acquired who and what their new names are (when they change the name of the company).Bristol Myers Squibb: In Again, Out Again (... Of Diabetes Care, That Is).  Novo's Danish Delusions.My…
  • On World Diabetes Day, A Tribute to Mary Hunt

    Scott S
    14 Nov 2013 | 11:26 am
    The diabetes community lost another member recently.  I knew her as Mary Hunt, and she died at age 66.  She had been hospitalized for illness recently, so her passing was not a complete surprise to her family, but its always sad when we lose someone of any age.  Her husband Dave shared the news via email the other day.  In many ways, Mary was one of the developers of today's Diabetes Online Community.  She helped start the Diabetics International Foundation [http://members.tripod.com/diabetics_world/], which worked tirelessly for the many patients who suffered…
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  • A corner of my desk

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:32 pm
    People say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. It's probably actually a person's desk.     This one corner describes several parts of me. Some things one would expect to see on a teenage girl's desk; nail polish, a bobby pin, and pencils. Other parts are more distinctly me, such as a dead lightbulb, waiting to be turned into a hot air balloon or something. If you take a closer look at the pencils you'll see not only standard 2B pencils, but colored pencils, a 3H drafting pencil, and a 6B. Also in the mix are three metal files I use in metalwork, and below the lot are wire cutters,…
  • A bit to do about nothing

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    My blood sugars are high again 22.5 along way a way from the 7 and below I need since being prescribed metformin my sugars have been high not really helping the situation by noshing cadburys giant buttons Jimbobs back is healing had a severe attack of fleas, which caused irritation to her back took her to the local vets who gave her anti biotics something for the itching and I gave her flea treatment also did the flea treatment on Brian and Brieni all seem to getting better it cost us £100 at the vets we starved for a week but it was worth it, only joking but if you take on looking after…
  • Feeling Blue ?!

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:39 pm
    November is Diabetes Awareness Month. November 1st – is Type 1 Diabetes Day November 14th – is World Diabetes Day I’m sure there are MANY people in the community that would not even have a clue that there even IS a month for Diabetes Awareness.. Well – THERE IS … and the color associated with it is BLUE Just like other causes – Diabetes deserves its time in the spotlight and it is our opportunity to get our message out there to educate the world.. YOU – YES YOU – can also help do your part to help spread awareness..  There are a number of D campaigns during November – one…
  • Allison Caggia

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Ten months later, my A1c is 6.5 and I’m still striving to get it lower. I always exercised but I’m even more proud of myself for my hard work because it’s more challenging as a diabetic. I have to know my numbers pre and post workout, bolus different, etc. While being diagnosed has been a game changer, I remind myself daily that there are many worse diseases. I can still do all the things I used to do, spend time with my family, feel good physically, and hope it stays that way for a long, long time To read Allisons full story and for details on how to submit your own please visit…
  • Is “gluten-free” another fad diet or is there something to it?

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    Lately I have heard a lot about a gluten free diet being referred to as the "next fad diet" (which kinda aggravates me). It may be a fad for some, but for many of us, it is a necessary way of life. To start, the wheat we are eating nowadays is far different than it used to be.The strains have been crossbred over the years leading to a wheat that has 50% more gluten than its counterparts! To top it off, for most of us, our bodies are not meant to be able to digest this much gluten. Therefore, if your body is sensitive to it, even a small amount could be detrimental to your health. I know a lot…
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  • Choose Your Own Adventure: The Health Plan Edition

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    In January,we must have a new health insurance plan. (We received the "Dear Policy Holder" letter yesterday.) This came as no surprise to me,because this particular plan was too good to be true without me personally causing it to go bankrupt. This plan(Coventry) no longer covers Federal Employees,of which my husband is one. Having hit my deductible in March(thanks to that pericarditis infection),the vast majority of the year has been copay and deductible free except for sensors which I still pay 20% on) Add on weekly magnesium infusions at 1K a pop (x6 months)and yeah,that gets really…
  • Beyond the Basics: Answers,Delivered

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:17 pm
    For three years, I've looked for an answer that no one could tell me. Not even my extremily intelligent Endocrinologist,nor the OBGYN,nor the high risk perinatologist that I saw.Today,I found that answer..on a random Google search.http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/346710/fidgety_babies_of_diabetic_moms_dont_get_large/?print=trueBrief Summary: in some mothers with diabetes,babies don't get large because the kid is so hyperactive that they essentially block those excess calories and turn out normal weight. Regardless of your BG control.And reading that was like the floodgates of Heaven coming…
  • Wordless Wednesday:10 yr Journey Award

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    (I may or may not be slightly obsessed with it.) 
  • Falling Back

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Fall has long been my favorite season,(new tv shows,all things PUMPKIN,leaves,cool weather)& it's finally here.(the summer wasn't too bad but I'm still glad it's fall) it never seems to last long though,you blink,& it's 20 degrees F outside and though technically still fall it feels like Winter...long,long,winter. According to the forecast it's going to be just as cold and snowy as last year if not more so. Fall feels like a last chance attempt to prepare for the winter,and that means A.getting flu shots B.preparing for the inevitable sick days.I am not a very cheerful sick person. My…
  • In the Cloudz

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    We are not waiting.Oh,wait. Yes we are. Because it's not quite as simple as buying a Pebble watch from Best Buy and downloading a CGM app that sends data to the watch...no,this requires some pretty major programming skillz. (Not to mention it isn't cheap) So,this setup, it comes in stages.Stage 1: Go to Target. Buy cheap Android phone.(Moto G) Go to Best Buy. Buy connecting cables(micro to micro USB) Charge phone. Set up cheap phone access($9/month-Ting) Connect cables. Nothing happens. Beg on a Nightscout FB group for help. Get basic service after trouble shooting. (Data shows up on other…
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  • Happy Diaversary To Me! Thirty one years with T1

    Wendy Morgan
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Today on the Columbus Day Holiday off school, October 13, 1983, I grabbed a huge glass of orange juice on my way to the doctor. I was soooo thirsty. Peeing lots too. So headed to the doctor to find out I had Type One Diabetes.My dad was on a business trip. My mom was awesome on the outside, but inside she was devastated. I know that feeling intimately. I felt it when my daughter was diagnosed. But I remember sitting with her in the doctors office talking and saying how thankful I was that it wasn't some thing more serious. Something life threatening. Cancer.My week in the hospital was fine.
  • CGM in the Cloud & Now On My Watch!

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

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

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

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Ok, here’s something weird. I have a big old sinus infection. But that’s not the weird part, that’s the annoying part - especially since I’ll be sitting on a plane tomorrow for 6 hours tomorrow. But.... I digress. No, the weird part is that my blood sugars have been great this week. Not perfect, because my pancreas is of course still broken. But my numbers have been pretty damn good none the less.And I’ll take those numbers and I’m grateful for them, but it’s strange because Thursday night through Sunday I felt crappy and more than slightly whiney,  but…
  • Diabetes Advocacy Agenda For The Week: #DocasksFDA, #Vote4DM, #BigBueTest #WeAreInThisTogether, #WalkwithD

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    Last call to let the FDA hear your voice for #DOCasksFDA meeting on November 3rdPersonally, I'm all about letting the FDA hear my voice, my diabetes concerns and dreams,  so I took the following short survey created by the amazing folks at diatribe. www.diaTribe.org/survey. If you want your voice to be heard, TAKE THE SURVEY NOW. And if you'd like, you can also create a video expressing your #DOCasksFDA hopes and dreams.Lots of folks have!FTR: Google+ gave me a new youtube page & won't let me merge my old page with the new. SIGH.Next…
  • #DOCasksFDA: THIS = HUGE, Your Voice Is Crucial & The Clock Is Ticking~

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    #DOCasksFDA - THIS is a big deal people - And the clock is ticking!! On November 3, the FDA will host an unprecedented discussion between the diabetes community and senior agency leadership (both drugs and devices). This virtual dialogue will be webcast live from 1 - 4 pm and includes a panel of patients (T1 and T2), and reps from ADA, JDRF, and diaTribe. This is HUGE and I want my voice to be heard by the FDA, so I took the following short survey (like 12o seconds at the most) created by the amazing folks at diatribe. www.diaTribe.org/survey. If…
  • Almost Wordless Wednesday: Wait, WHAAAT?!

    15 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    I LOVE hellogiggles.com & follow I'm both a fan and a follower of their Facebook book page.So you can imagine my surprise when  the following picture HG posted yesterday, showed up in my Facebook feed last night. YEP, I damn near spit out my juice because I was LOLing so damn hard!HelloGiggles.com wrote about these 'movie obsessed prints" posters  and the company that creates them, Cutestreak Designs.The above "Steel Magnolias" poster is part of a group of movie themed movie posters from CuteStreetD.Personally, I prefer "The Big Lebowski", "The Princess Bride";…
  • Diabetesalicious Lite: Some Stuff Not Related To My Low Blood Sugar Hangover, Edition.

    13 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Currently dealing with a low blood sugar hangover that occurred this morning at 4:30 a.m and resulted in a 7 a.m. 297 blood sugar. I'm not going to focus too much on it because I just don't feel like it. I have a lot of work to do, holiday or not - and what went up, did indeed go down - even if it took all freaking morning and took up way to much of my brain's bandwidth. Instead, I'm focusing on some cool links of the Diabetesalicious Lite variety~ Are you looking for gluten free candy and carb counts? If so, check out THIS POST over at Children With…
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  • Send your thoughts about living with diabetes directly to the FDA

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    Six days ago, Adam Brown, T1D and senior editor of diatribe, sent out a call to the Diabetes Online Community - to encourage people with diabetes to take a 5 minute survey. The survey results will go directly to the FDA and inform a groundbreaking patient=led discussion with the FDA November 3.The event will include patients, both with type 1 and 2, representatives from the American Diabetes Association, JDRF and diaTribe. Presented, will be the numerous challenges we face every day - that's what will be captured in the survey. Those insights will then be shared directly with the FDA.Help us…
  • How doctors get groomed

    11 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    In my last post, I talked about the patient filling gaps in healthcare. Dedicated to researching how we can help improve care for other people with diabetes, and how health care providers can be more empathetic and present with patients - what I see as critical to care for people who live with a chronic condition - I love reading books written by doctors that describe their world. I've already shared I'm a big fan of physician/authors' Danielle Ofri and Rachel Naomi Remen and I'm currently reading the book, "Intern" by Sandeep Jauhar.Jauhar describes his first year as a resident at a big…
  • The new doctor: the patient

    26 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    As the number of people with diabetes continues its astonishing rise - from 26 to nearly 30 million and in pre diabetes from 79 to 86 million - the number of endocrinologists who specialize in their treatment remains flat. There are roughly only 5,000 endocrinologists and 19,000 diabetes educators across the country today. How are we going to take care of the millions more people with diabetes adding to the statistics every year?Few primary care providers refer patients to a diabetes educator and most patients with Type 2 diabetes are treated by their family doctor. Unfortunately,…
  • Diabetes patient tips sponsored by JDRF

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

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

  • Open Browser Tabs

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Today is my final “you just started wearing an insulin pump for the first time” class/appointment/whatever. Based on past experiences, taking anything the CDE at this education center has to say to heart will not be sufficient for my diabetes management needs. This person, while objectively qualified, has not instilled any confidence in their ability to assess my data, or make recommendations on improving my insulin pump settings. I’ve learned that hearing the phrase “maybe we’ll try this” one-two many times can have that effect on me. Am I being…
  • Why I’m Excited For Dexcom Share

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:54 pm
    This morning my inbox was greeted with an email declaring Dexcom’s much-anticipated ‘Share’ received FDA approval and was ready for public consumption. Share is a cradle that houses the G4 receiver, transmits data via bluetooth to a paired device to the ominous cloud, where it can be accessed by up to five (5) people. I know what you’re thinking – you’re thinking that this is remarkably similar to that CGM in the Cloud/Nightscout thing I mentioned last week. And you’re right. The premise is the same: remote access to Dexcom’s continuous blood…
  • Fill Out This Survey to Tell The FDA What Matters To You

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Last night I was chatting with someone after class at Stanford (excuse me while I pick that name up off the floor) about my perception of the FDA and realized we’ve come a long way. In particular, I recalled seeing Bennett Dunlap literally sitting at the table with the FDA, talking about the accuracy of our blood glucose meters. I can’t speak for other disease communities, but seeing one of “us” there with one of “them” is something I never would have anticipated five years ago. An organization like the FDA has to move slow. The health of the country is in…
  • Pumping Ain’t Easy

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I know, I’m burning this post title awfully early in the grand timeline of my wearing an insulin pump, but enough has happened already – in just 48 hours – that I’m going for it. I’ve had an eventful start. My first night on a pump, we had pizza for dinner – like you do – celebrating my ability to program a legitimate extended bolus. Somewhere in the process of living my life, my infusion set went wonky. Despite the wonk, corrections had some effect. Which (incorrectly) led me to think my pump settings were off. Because I would know things were wrong…
  • Just Talking with Russ Pitts

    15 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    Russ Pitts returns to the podcast to talk about life after Polygon, life in freelance journalism, as well as the process behind and effort required to complete his upcoming book ‘The Making of Defense Grid 2: The Complete Story Behind the Game’. We also discuss the growth of Take This, the formation of a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity, and the future impact Take This looks to have in the world. Enjoy. Follow Russ on Twitter at @russpitts, learn more about his book at falsegravity.com, and learn more about Take This at takethis.org.
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    D-Mom Blog

  • {Type 1 Tuesday} 10.14.14

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    OmniPod Suite D Blog The fourth part of the six part series chronicling the management of our daughter’s diabetes from multiple daily injections to an insulin pump is now available to read over on OmniPod’s Suite D blog. Read A Caregiver’s Journey to Pump Therapy Part 4: Choosing the Right Insulin Pump for Us. Diabetes Mine Thank you, Diabetes Mine for including both #ShowMeYourPump, Miss Idaho and Frozen, Elsa, and Type 1 Diabetes…Better than a coat made of weasels (the title makes sense if you watched the show) in their post “Around the Diabetes Blogosphere –…
  • 15+ Non-Candy Ideas for Trick-Or-Treating and Halloween Parties

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    When I was cleaning out the pantry a few weeks ago, I found a bag of candy from last Halloween and Valentine’s Day. I’m not even kidding! My kids put a piece in their lunch box each day for a few days and have a piece or two with snack and then forget about the stash. I don’t deny my child with diabetes candy. All things in moderation. Let kids enjoy childhood rites of passage such as haunting the neighborhood on All Hollow’s Eve. The tree nut allergies are a bigger thing for us these days and Halloween candy is notorious for having cross contamination risks for nuts.
  • {YouTube Tuesday} All About That Cure

    7 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Here’s a cute “All About That Bass” remake that some families have made to promote their JDRF fundraising. Watch the video: (E-mail and feed subscribers click over for embedded video.) You Might Also Like… More YouTube Tuesday Posts More D-Mom Blog Videos {YouTube Tuesday} All About That Cure is a post from: D-Mom Blog The information provided here is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Please read the disclaimer, disclosure, and privacy policy statements.
  • {Diabetes Management} I can finally upload our CGM to our Mac…and the angels sang!

    6 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Once again at our last endo appointment I voiced my frustration that they can’t easily download our insulin pump or CGM. You see, I was crunched for time that week and just didn’t have it in me to go through my daughter’s PDM day by day and write down all those numbers. During our visit, our endo had the CDE download the CGM and come back with a ton of graphs for us to peruse. Based on those graphs, we made a few tweaks. Having a meaningful way to look at our data is actually helpful, people. Our endo said that in the coming months, hopefully by our next quarterly…
  • Lowest of Lows

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Please remember that I never give medical advice. Ask your endocrinologist or pediatrician for advice about your own child. Make your own informed decisions for your own child. Q has high and low blood sugars all the time. It’s just part of life with diabetes for an active kid. Few lows or highs rattle my cage because this isn’t our first rodeo. But this particular night, I was surprised at how quickly Q’s BG could drop. At bedtime snack Q’s CGM showed about 175 with two arrows down. By bedtime she was right around 100. A few minutes after lights out her CGM buzzed…
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    Speaking of Diabetes | The Joslin Blog

  • Diwali For the Carb Conscious

    Joslin Communications
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Diwali is the Indian Festival of Lights This story was originally posted on Oct. 28, 2013. Every culture has its big celebratory holidays.  For Hindus one of these is Diwali, the “Festival of Lights.” Celebrated yearly in mid-autumn, the five-day holiday signifies the triumph of good over evil. Originating in India, the holiday was connected to the end of the harvest season when Indians would pray for a good new year. Families often take the holiday to clean out the home and welcome good into their lives. Continue Reading–>
  • A 90 Year Old Mystery Solved with Molecular Biology

    Joslin Communications
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    Mary Loeken, Ph.D., Investigator in the Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at Joslin and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. When you have diabetes, pregnancy can seem kind of scary. From overdramatized stories in the movies to real life risks like diabetic retinopathy, congenital malformations, and delivery complications, including  hypoglycemia in the infant, there’s a lot more to worry about than in your average pregnancy. But researchers at Joslin are trying to figure out why and how these complications happen. Because of their work, we’re…
  • Taking Diabetes One Day at a Time: A Joslin Donor Story

    Joslin Communications
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    “I do not remember a time in my life when diabetes was not a part of my life.” For as long as she can remember, Sandy Marcowitz has had diabetes. But that initial diagnosis in May 1953, instead of holding her back given her the drive to live every day to its fullest. This zest for life has amazed everyone around her and has clearly illustrated that a full, rewarding life is possible regardless of diabetes. A large part of this drive came from Sandy’s parents, who instilled in her the belief that she could do anything she wanted to, regardless of her medical condition. It wasn’t until…
  • Explaining Diabetes, Musically

    Joslin Communications
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Andy and the Beats By the time he began college at the University of Tennessee, Andy Rogers was no stranger to balancing acts. When he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 15, “seeing good blood sugars was like getting good grades,” he says. This innate self-motivation showed up again in Rogers when he pursued a major in biochemistry while performing in multiple musical productions for his theatre minor. Rogers combined his two fields to create an independent project and thus “Andy and the Beats,” a musical about type 1 diabetes, was born. Rogers’ sister was diagnosed before Rogers…
  • Have Fun and Keep Moving All Fall Long!

    Joslin Communications
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Take advantage of your typical fall activities to get in some fun, outdoor exercise! As summer fun winds down and the nippy air encourages us to stay indoors, maintaining an active lifestyle can become challenging. Jeffrey Richard, a clinical exercise physiologist at Joslin Diabetes Center, emphasizes the importance of fall fitness: “Staying active through the fall could really set the tone for the impending chilly months.” Here, we invite you to check out some seasonal activities that will help you break a sweat: Yardwork Those leaves aren’t going to rake themselves! Tidying up your…
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    Strangely Diabetic ©

  • 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, [...]
  • Y’all Want To Attend MedX? Take a Gander!

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

  • Trick-or-treat wisdom: Study says kids will eat sweet treats despite hunger levels

    M Tyler
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    It's a commonly held belief that children are better at listening to hunger cues than adults. Many parents assume their young children will stop eating once they're full, unlike adults who can ignore physical satiety cues and overindulge more easily. Yet a new study suggests that parents, perhaps especially those of diabetic children, should keep a better eye on their children's candy consumption this Halloween season. In analyzing how 3- and 4-year-old children responded to the temptation of high energy treats (sweet and savory snacks), researchers found that 100 percent of children opted to…
  • Improving Quality of Life for People with Type 1 Diabetes (Video)

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Incredible advances in treatment and technology are helping people with diabetes live a better quality of life and to help them manage their diabetes more easily. More Videos
  • Abbott's Incredible FreeStyle Libre Glucose Tester Hits European Market

    Ross Bonander
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:14 pm
    No needles. No blood droplets. Painless. Wireless. Convenient. Say hello to the adjectives that describe Abbott's FreeStyle Libre blood glucose testing system, newly released in Europe. This system works by having a tiny filament inserted just under the skin, held there by an adhesive pad. A sensor the size and shape of a dime is worn on the arm for two weeks at a time. Patients use a scanner about the size and shape of a smartphone and swipe it over the top of the sensor. Result? One second later, a digital read-out of the patient's blood glucose. The system requires no calibration. The…
  • The Most Accurate Type 2 Diabetes Prediction Model Ever?

    Ross Bonander
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:54 am
    Researchers from McMaster University say they have come across a very simple way to predict a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes-- and that it is the best prediction model ever derived. Currently, prediction models relating to people at risk of type 2 diabetes try to combine complex clinical factors like body mass index (BMI), family history, age and gender. Yet reporting in the journal Diabetologia, professor David Meyre of McMaster's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine and colleagues found that measuring the blood glucose level in people one hour after they consume a 75-gram…
  • Men with type 2 diabetes and low testosterone have greater risk for atherosclerosis

    M Tyler
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Atherosclerosis, a condition characterized by plaque buildup in the arteries, is more likely to affect men who have low testosterone and type 2 diabetes. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found the association to be especially strong in middle-aged men. Part of the problem may be rooted in the idea that testosterone therapy has been linked to cardiovascular risk factors. The study The study included 115 men with type 2 diabetes and no history of cardiovascular disease. Researchers measured testosterone levels in the men, finding that…
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    Yahoo Health

  • The One Thing Americans Fear the Most

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    What are you most afraid of? It's a personal question that brings to mind a number of unsettling thoughts: spiders, ghosts, heights, public speaking. A new survey asked the question to a random sample of 1,500 people across the nation.
  • 6 Decadent (But Healthy!) Chia Seed Dessert Recipes

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients. They’re loaded with protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. Plus they’re packed with calcium, magnesium and manganese. They’re also gluten-free! 
  • 5 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    New research suggests aluminum exposure contributes to dementia, but there is plenty you can do to lower your risk. 
  • 8 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Spinach It may be green and leafy, but spinach is no nutritional wallflower, and you know from reading Eat This, Not That! . This noted muscle builder  is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate , which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Bonus: Folate  also increases blood flow to the nether regions, helping to protect you against age-related sexual issues. And spinach is packed with lutein , a compound that fights macular degeneration (and may help your sex drive).
  • Your Brain Is Wired to Favor Junk Food — 4 Ways to Override It

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    “Obesity is a problem of choice,” said neurologist Alain Dagher. “We need to think of the brain as being central to obesity.”  (Photo by Renée Comet/Stockfood) Tempted to munch on potato chips instead of carrot sticks?
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    This is Caleb...

  • #FDA Approves #DexCom #Share | DexCom Share

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Shipments will begin October 22nd and price is $299. Prescription is not needed. From CNBC: SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Dexcom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM), 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 CGM remote mobile communications device: Dexcom SHARE. Dexcom SHARE, an accessory to the Dexcom G4® PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, uses a secure wireless connection to transmit the glucose levels of a person with diabetes to the smartphones of up to…
  • #Nightscout | The New Rig #WeAreNotWaiting #CGMinTheCloud

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

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

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

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to eating chicken, beef, pork, and fish, it is customary to use certain spices to flavor your meals with. When you are living with kidney disease, however, the spices you use need to be low sodium or salt free. This is to avoid the potentially dangerous and uncomfortable consequences of allowing too much sodium into your body when your kidneys are not able to process it. This does not mean that your meals will be without flavor, however. In fact, most people find that using herbs and other low or no salt options actually brings out the flavor of the meat rather than masking it.
  • Iron Rich Foods That You Can Eat with Chronic Kidney Disease

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chronic kidney disease patients, especially those in the stages of kidney failure, have to be careful with their diets. There are restrictions that need to be followed for your comfort and overall health. This is because your kidneys are unable to process and filter out certain vitamins, minerals, and waste, nor can they carry out the many functions they are responsible for in the body. So are you looking to find out what iron rich foods that you can eat with chronic kidney disease. Unfortunately, these restrictions can often cause deficiencies. One main example is that protein rich foods are…
  • Controlling Your Calories on a Diabetic Diet

    19 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    For just about any diet plan, there is an aspect of calorie counting. Calories are tiny units of energy that are meant to be used by your body as fuel. Too few calories and your body does not have enough fuel to function properly, too many calories and you have excess, which is often stored as fat. On a diabetic diet, maintaining a healthy diet is important not just to your waistline, but to your health. To maintain healthy blood glucose levels, people on a diabetic diet often need to have a fair amount of control over what they eat and the calories they consume. Controlling your calories…
  • The Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

    5 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chronic kidney disease is a condition marked by the gradual loss of kidney function. Like most chronic conditions, kidney disease is broken up into stages of progression. Each stage is marks the progression of chronic kidney disease and level of kidney function. What are the stages of chronic kidney disease? Chronic kidney disease is broken up into five stages based on severity and other key indicators decided by the National Kidney Foundation. These stages help doctors determine what tests and/or treatments to use. The main indicator of what stage a patient falls into is usually factored…
  • Dairy on a Low Phosphorus Diet

    28 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    When you are living with chronic kidney disease, what you eat and drink can make a huge difference in your life and quality of living. Some foods and beverages can make symptoms worse, and especially if you are on a particularly restrictive diet, you have to be very careful about every ingredient. There are certain minerals that are found in food that chronic kidney disease patients need to be weary of. One of these minerals is phosphorus. Phosphorus is a mineral that is made naturally in your body, and is also found in a lot of food. For patients with chronic kidney disease, the kidneys are…
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    MV Hospital

  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)

    7 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Transient Ischaemic Attack or TIA is a temporary disruption in the blood supply to part of the brain. This can happen when a clot develops in the blood vessel due to atherosclerosis. This is more likely if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol,  are overweight or obese, or have a family history of heart disease or if you smoke/drink in excess. The brain needs a constant
  • Polycystic Ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    The cause of polycystic ovarian syndrome is unknown but most experts think that several factors including genetics could play a role. Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects millions of women around the world. Its prevalence is much higher in women of South Asian origin. It is one of the leading causes of fertility problems in women and runs in families. It is also thought that insulin may be
  • Know Your Diabetes Numbers

    23 Sep 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Target blood glucose for most people with diabetes: In the morning before eating and before meals, it should be ≥ 70 mg/dl  and ≤120 mg/dl. 1 ½  - 2 hours after eating, it should be ≤160 mg/dl. What level of blood glucose is too low? Less than 70 mg/dl What level of blood glucose is too high? Over 180 mg/dl : Talk to your doctor on next visit.
  • Prevent India from becoming the Diabetes Capital of the World

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

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    ‘When Divya (11) requested her class teacher permission to use the restroom for the third time in an hour, the older woman warned her against playing the fool. Embarrassed the child returned to her seat. Divya is not alone. Several children with Type 1 diabetes suffer in silence without proper support in school and among peers.’    - The Times of India  Children with diabetes
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  • Two Minute Diabetes Advocacy: #Vote4DM

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    If you have two minutes, you can make a difference for people with diabetes (even if YOU don’t have it). Got a Twitter handle? Have we got a deal for you… It’s an exciting time of year! It’s football voting season. Congress seats will be up for grabs and we want to remind those currently in power […]
  • #DOCAsksFDA Needs You

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Calling all PWDs! Calling all PWDs! Pick up the bat phone!   O.K., really, just need you to take a quick survey to help the entire diabetes community.  On November 3, the FDA will host an unprecedented discussion between the diabetes community and senior agency leadership (both drugs and devices).  The event will be live webcast […]
  • Glucagon

    14 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    The red box. I’ve shown it to coworkers. To family. To friends. I open the box up, show them the contents, and go through a complicated pantomime of what they would need to do. (Marcel Marceau is rolling in his grave. Silently, of course.) I had one staff meeting where my team played Rock Paper […]
  • PIP PIP! I’m Not So Cheerio Right (Write) Now…

    10 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Remember how I wrote earlier this week that my finger was detriggered? Um. About that. If I am correct (and I’ll find out on Monday, so please place your bets now), I have developed a PIP joint flexion contracture in that finger. My finger will not fully extend, so when I give someone a high […]
  • Bedtime Bribery With Stitches

    7 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    Being an e-patient is one thing. Being an actual patient is another. My finger is detriggered. You would think that after four of these (actually five, but one got done twice) surgeries, I would remember that the healing process takes time…and painkillers are needed to do the exercises to get my finger to fully extend. […]
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    Herbal Wood Glass

  • Ayurveda is a miracle herb and boon to humanity

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:06 am
    Ayurveda is also deal with serious disease like diabetes. Nowadays, diabetes becomes a common disease in people. Diabetes is a condition in which person has high blood sugar, either because insulin production is inadequate, or the body cells do not respond to insulin in proper manner. Individual with high blood sugar will typically experience frequent urination, excess thirst and unusual hunger.
  • Vijaysar’s bark an ayurvedic herb to control diabetes

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:49 am
    In ancient times, pieces of Vijaysar were used to manage the diabetes. These pieces were soaked in water overnight and in morning, this water is filtrate with cloth and given to the individual who has diabetes.
  • Lessen the risk & Depression in Diabetes

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:59 am
    Depression affects your mind and behavior and it has been affiliated with various well-being problems and also linked with diabetes. If you face more than one well-being difficulties at a time then it can be arduous so proper analysis is essential. What is depression actually? Depression is condition of low mood and oppose to activity […]
  • Ayurveda- Balancing diabetes in following step

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    According to Ayurveda, diabetes incorporates in the Prameha category. Prameha is related with urinary disorder, abnormally characterized by abounding urination with several unusual qualities. In Ayurveda, diabetes is known as Madhumeha. In Ayurveda, diabetes is based on an absolute change in lifestyle of a person. Nature offers us an amazing ability which can assist us […]
  • Various complications occur in diabetic people

    14 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    However, glucose stay in the bloodstream and in result, too much glucose occurs in the blood. Higher blood glucose level can damage body’s organs that may lead various complications like heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, and problems with eyes, feet, teeth and nerves.
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