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  • My 24 Year Old Son Killed Himself

    Top Headlines - Diabetes Health
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    This anonymous comment is being posted as an article about men with type 1 diabetes that commit suicide. We continue to have new posting on this dated article ,#212. As a parent, I cried my way through the piece. The sage advice this particular parent presents us with about her son; apologizing for being bipolar, diabetic and attempting suicide, is priceless. She reminds us that applauding the living we have experienced through ease and pain, is just as important to remember.
  • Work-Related Stress is a Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes

    Diabetes1 Articles
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Workplace stress can have a range of adverse effects on health, including a 45% increased risk of type 2 diabetes
  • 12 Best Fiber Foods

    Diabetes In Control News
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:18 pm
    12 Best Fiber Foods Carbs raise blood sugar but fiber can moderate that rise. Fiber comes with a host of other health benefits as well besides the fact that fibrous food is more satiating. Here is a list from dLife of 12 foods high in fiber to provide to your patients to help lower blood sugars. 12 Best Fiber Foods (pdf)
  • Chatting with the AADE’s New Guard

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    MikeH
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Every year the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) elects new leaders, which is normally not big news for us. However, this year’s new AADE leadership should be turning heads among the patient community — because two of the ladies…The post Chatting with the AADE’s New Guard appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Research Says It's Okay To Go Nuts Since Tree Nuts Might Help Lower Cholesterol and Glucose Levels

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    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
 
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  • 12 Best Fiber Foods

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:18 pm
    12 Best Fiber Foods Carbs raise blood sugar but fiber can moderate that rise. Fiber comes with a host of other health benefits as well besides the fact that fibrous food is more satiating. Here is a list from dLife of 12 foods high in fiber to provide to your patients to help lower blood sugars. 12 Best Fiber Foods (pdf)
  • Calorie Counting Machine

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Calorie Counting Machine General Electric is working on a calorie counting device that could make dieting easier. The device uses microwaves and scales to measure food. It's placed over a plate and then shows how much energy is in any particular meal. The researchers commented, If we have the weight of the food and the proportion that's water and the proportion that's fat, from that information, we can estimate calories. However, the product is still in the testing phase and there is a ways to go according to GE.
  • Nipro Glucose Monitors win FDA Approval

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Nipro Diagnostics received FDA approval for two of its self-monitoring blood glucose systems. The monitoring systems will be available through retail, mail and distribution channels beginning in the fourth quarter under partner brands or under Nipro Diagnostics' own TRUE brand, the company said.
  • Flavonoid Foods Lower Risk of Insulin, Inflammation Issues

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Foods with a high concentration of flavonoids are linked to lower levels of insulin resistance and chronic inflammation and higher levels of a protein that regulates blood glucose. Journal of Nutrition Aug. 2014
  • Eating Breakfast May Not Improve Metabolism

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    People who ate breakfast showed greater physical activity and more stable blood glucose readings, but did not have significant changes in metabolism at six weeks compared with those who skipped breakfast. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Aug. 2014
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  • Chatting with the AADE’s New Guard

    MikeH
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Every year the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) elects new leaders, which is normally not big news for us. However, this year’s new AADE leadership should be turning heads among the patient community — because two of the ladies…The post Chatting with the AADE’s New Guard appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Happy Labor Day (Redux) 2014

    AmyT
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    We’re relaxing this weekend in honor of another annual Labor Day holiday, enjoying some good ol’ American outdoor grilling before we hit all the hectic of Fall. In Indiana, Mike’s enjoying the three-day weekend just taking it easy. This past…The post Happy Labor Day (Redux) 2014 appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Sunday Funnies: Text Me Your Blood Sugars…

    AmyT
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
          All that diabetes technology, and …     Thanks again to the creative Jerry King, a regular cartoonist here at the ‘Mine who’s a worldwide drawing talent creating more than 200 cartoons each month for websites, magazines,…The post Sunday Funnies: Text Me Your Blood Sugars… appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Ask D’Mine: Healthy TV Dinners + Exercise (with a Side of Diabetes)?

    WilD
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Got questions about life with diabetes? So do we! That’s why we offer our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D’Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois. This week, Wil’s chewing on the topic of…The post Ask D’Mine: Healthy TV Dinners + Exercise (with a Side of Diabetes)? appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Around the Diabetes Blogosphere – August 2014 Edition

    AmyT
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    We are winding down the summer months and making way for Fall… and there have been so many great posts this past month. Here’s our monthly snapshot of a selection that we found particularly noteworthy (in no particular order):  …The post Around the Diabetes Blogosphere – August 2014 Edition appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
 
 
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  • $1.00

    Karen
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    Guess what greeted me when I took my fasting blood sugar this morning?  I get unreasonably excited about that elusive perfect 100.  You do know that when you get a #hundy you also get $1.00,... Visit my blog to read more.
  • What’s That Wednesday - Just Keep Swimming . . .

    Karen
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Back in 2010, Pete and I ran a few 5K races.  I was slow and I took a lot of walking breaks, but I really did enjoy it.  But then we took a four year break.  (I don’t know why, but we did). This... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Guest Post: Spring Rains . . . .

    Karen
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    Every year during Diabetes Blog Week I get to meet a few members of the DOC I hadn’t had an opportunity to interact with - and I love it!!  This year one of the people I got to meet was Rick Phillips... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Exhausted . . . . .

    Karen
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    I feel very lucky that the people in my life do their best to understand how tough diabetes can be sometimes and to support me when I need it.  But no matter how hard they try, I feel like they won’t... Visit my blog to read more.
  • What’s That Wednesday - Solution or Problem

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

    Paul Cathcart
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:37 am
    We bleed through this disease in more ways than one, but what if? And I’m not proposing some miracle cure, some hogwash alternative remedy beyond the honest diet and exercise. What I am proposing is purely theoretical – a fantasy or nightmare – what would you give up to stop the bleeding? Could you lose time to make time? And this is where it gets rather outlandish; her is the proposal; one year only (12 months, 365 non leap days) in a medically induced coma; where you lay there, sugar levels constantly monitored; fed and medicated through a drip; nothing fancy, nothing technical, just…
  • D-Parodies for DHF

    MelissaBL
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    I've started a personal campaign to raise money for the Diabetes Hands Foundation. I'll be releasing music video parodies of songs and changing the lyrics to be diabetes-themed! From now through September 30, you can cheer me on by making a donation at http://www.razoo.com/story/Dparody. Hope you will help me give back to the great folks at TuDiabetes and reach my goal. All of the money goes DIRECTLY to DHF and is tax deductible. Hope you guys enjoy my videos! I'll post them here on TuD, too!
  • Princeton Researchers working on laser device to test blood sugar

    Emmy
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Its about time! They've got a laser device to test blood sugar working, now they need to make it compact and affordable. We need the government to approve this device and fund it for all diabetics, so we can drop the lancing/test strip routine! http://www.battlediabetes.com/news/science-and-research/princeton-researchers-working-on-laser-device-to-detect-blood-sugar
  • Update - total change

    Jen
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    This year has been crazy. So many ups and downs and changes, in many ways culminating in this summer. This year I've changed jobs, been diagnosed with a major chronic disease, gained another severe food allergy, lost my best friend, had some amazing summer experiences, and graduated with a Master of Arts. In some ways things are the same, in other ways it feels like this year has been a lifetime! And things are not going to be slowing down, at least in the health area. My next major goal (since I'm not so focused on school now) is to get my health under better control. Oh and the weird skin…
  • Bloodwork Came Back

    jesikabeth
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    So my blood work came back. My c-peptide is a .84 Now we wait through the weekend until my stuff is submitted on Monday to the insurance company, and then we'll find out about approval. Oy vei! If it does not get approved, then my doctor will do a peer-to-peer with the insurance company. Being I am a Cancer patient, they say it may be a bit more of jumping through hoops, but I should get approved. Waiting is the worst!
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  • Dear Fellow PWD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Wendy Morgan
    20 Jun 2014 | 4:18 am
    I just discovered this book that is set to come out in the near future and thought it might be of interest. It is written by Stephen W, Ponder, MD, who has had diabetes nearly 50 years and is a pediatric endocrinologist north of Austin. I've seen him speak several times and I love his perspective on diabetes care. The project is fully funded, but you all may be interested in picking up a copy. I've learned more than a few helpful things from his Facebook page and blog, The Power Within, and I bet the book will be cool. One of my favorite tips I learned was when high from a pump occlusion,…
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  • Sometimes In Life, It's Better To Be Nice Than Right.

    k2
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    I was working on an article in a realitively quiet Starbucks a few days ago. My end of summer work schedule has been a bit crazy(hence the lack of posts as of late,) and I was doing my best to get a handle on the body, content and scope of what I was writing.Midway through my 5th paragraph edit, I became aware of a woman two tables away, talking loudly and at record speed about her “no good ex and unrelenting year long custody battle", and ongoing real-estate issues. And when I say “loudly,” I mean, REALLY LOUDLY. Like so darn loud that me, and everyone else around me became privy…
  • Of Juice Box Lows & Being A Grown-Up

    k2
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    I was food shopping  - Something I don’t aways love to do, but ALWAYS make sure I do none the less. I walked down the “JUICE” aisle  as I popped some glucose tabs and saw that the Apple and Eve Fruit Punch juice boxes were on sale. You know, the ones with the cute little Elmo on the front of the box? They’re my favorite and I was hungry (more than hungry, I was starting to get that low feeling in my belly,) so I grabbed two eight packs, stuck them in the cart’s kiddie seat and immediately started ripping open the packaging. Stocking up for the first day…
  • Acclimating

    k2
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    I spent a few hours this weekend cleaning out my old car and getting it prepped to give to my nephew. In the process I found my favorite beaded flip-flops from 5 years ago shoved under the driver’s seat. And in the glove compartment I found a bag of petrified Jellybeans I’d used to treat a few lows from a few Easter's ago. In the console I unearthed a spare pair of cheap sunglasses, a hard-as-nails Lara bar that must have been four years old, along side a long ago roll of expired glucose tabs, Tropical Fruit flavored. I also found two unopened infusion sets…
  • RIP: Robin Williams. #depressionlies

    k2
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Some generations remember where they were WWII started and ended, when Kennedy got shot. For me, I remember where I was when I found out about The Challenger disaster, Princess Diana dying, JFK Jr's plane crashing,the Twin Towers falling and I will always remember where I was and what  I was doing when I first heard the news about Robin Williams. I'm writing about Robin's passing today, not because I knew him, I didn't.  I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I sure wish I had. Like many, I felt like I knew him a little bit, because I grew up watching him and…
  • #AADE14: This Post Is All About How Amazing CDEs Are.

    k2
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    My apologies for last week’s lack of posts. I worked triple time before I flew to the 2014 AADE Conference in Orlando last Wednesday and I hit the ground hard when I landed - Attending sessions,working the DHF Booth and meeting with HCPs one on one and face to face. I focused on listening, learning and passing info via tweeting and facebooking. This week, the blog posts will be plentiful.##### Today's post is short and sweet and it's not about all the amazing sessions I had the opportunity to attend - That post is on it's way. This post is all about about the…
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  • Labor Day means changing my lancet

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

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

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

    2 Aug 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The great CDE, founder of Integrated Diabetes Services and author Gary Scheiner, and his fellow CDE and Director of Lifestyle and Nutrition, Jenny Smith, conducted a Carb Quiz in May. Below is part of the interview they conducted with three outstanding "carb-counters," that may give you a few ideas to make counting carbs easier.Of course I no longer call it carb-counting, but carb-guessing. And I'm sure we can all relate to that!For more carb-guessing advice, click here.What are some of the tools you’ve used over the years to count carbs? Stephanie: I’m using measuring cups and a food…
  • A message from diaTribe's editor Kelly Close

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

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

    Susan
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    image: http://www.trufitusa. Ah, this blog has become such a litany of woes, I might as well just re-name it “I’m Getting Old, Falling Apart and Whining About It.” Seriously, though. Really? No sooner had I gotten over the bummershock of having a faulty thyroid, than I began waking up with excruciating, hobble-inducing, holding-onto-walls heel pain. It had started out as a dull ache which I not very brightly ignored. Then while we were on our lovely vacation in San Miguel de Allende, which involved miles of tromping around on picturesque cobblestone streets, lo and behold it…
  • Another Chronic Disease, O Boy

    Susan
    17 Jun 2014 | 10:15 am
    Five years into being diagnosed with type II diabetes, I finally felt like I had come to some sort of peaceful relationship with it. I felt like I was managing the best I could, and was really pleased late last year when my endocrinologist decided to discontinue my oral medications. I hadn’t even been considering that as a goal, so when she suggested it, I was both surprised and happy.  She said I was doing great. YAY ME! I was interviewed (and photographed) by Diabetes Health Monitor magazine (a staple in endocrinologist offices everywhere!) and feeling pretty darned good about it…
  • Goodbye (sort of), Foodie McBody

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

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

    Christopher Snider
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:07 pm
    I'm pretty hyped for this endocrinologist appointment. Haven't felt like this since…ever? #diabetes— Chris | Just Talking (@iam_spartacus) August 29, 2014 I met my new endocrinologist and CDE today. The short version goes something like this: I love everything about them. And I’m getting a t:slim. And I feel great about everything. Tell ‘em Stanley. via giphy.com The longer version requires a some fragmented thoughts and sentences.  The receptionist requested my CGM and Verio IQ so the data could be downloaded and discussed with my CDE and Endo. What? My CDE…
  • The Beginning of the End of Lantus

    Christopher Snider
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Depending on how tomorrow goes, this could be the last time I completely finish a Lantus pen. Depending on how long it takes to process an order for a new t:slim insulin pump and complete my training, I could be using Humalog as both a basal and bolus insulin. Depending on how long everything takes, I can start saying goodbye to persistent overnight lows followed by extreme cases of dawn phenomenon (which, at this point should just be called dawn certainty). Tomorrow I meet my new endocrinologist. Tomorrow could be the beginning of a new phase in my diabetes care. I have high hopes. And good…
  • Just Talking about Clinical Trials

    Christopher Snider
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    This week I’m joined by Mary Rooney to discuss being the first participant in a T-Reg Clinical Trial. Don’t worry if you don’t understand what that is, as Mary does a great job of explaining the trial, how she learned about it, her results, and how others can learn about clinical trials relative to their personal interests. We also talk a bit about Mary’s diabetes diagnosis, moving to San Francisco, and her promising career as a child psychologist. Enjoy! For more information about clinical trials, you can visit trialnet.org and clinicaltrails.gov. You can contact Mary…
  • Camping Is Its Own Basal

    Christopher Snider
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    I’m not a doctor. During our camping adventure in Sequoia this weekend, I knew there would be an abnormally high amount of physical activity. Between walking everywhere, and walking everywhere, I knew insulin adjustments would be necessary to avoid as many lows as possible. Precautions were certainly taken: I bought gatorade mix to stock my water bottle every morning, we bought some tasty granola bars, and picked up some trail mix to top things off. And Dayle and I ensured all of our diabetes devices were sufficiently charged before going off the grid. But even with all of that…
  • The Weekend That Was

    Christopher Snider
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Insightful commentary to follow. But for now, pictures to tell the story of our adventure in Sequoia National Park. Which was required for shots like this… And this… To get there we drove all of this After four days we were greeted to this And these two And ended our trip with, naturally, cupcakes Fun times. Between the breathtaking views and the whole off-the-grid experience, we’re definitely going to do this again. Oh, and as indicated above, I’m 30 now. Yay! (I put up the rest of the pictures on Flickr, if you’re interested.)Filed under: I Learned Something…
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  • {Diabetes Management} Birthday Cake?

    Leighann
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Please remember that I never give medical advice. Ask your endocrinologist or pediatrician for advice about your own child. Make your own informed decisions for your own child. A question I see very frequently of d-parents during that first year after their child’s diagnosis is whether their child can have birthday cake, should they only have a tiny slice, and should it be made sugar-free. Can my child with diabetes have birthday cake? The short answer is: “Yes, your child can have cake!” When our daughter was diagnosed, her brother’s first birthday and that of two…
  • {Type 1 Tuesday} 08.26.14

    Leighann
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have quite a few tidbits to share… A Caregiver’s Journey to Pump Therapy Part 3: Multiple Daily Injections vs. Insulin Pumping Here is installment three of the six part series I am writing over at Insulet OmniPod’s Suite D blog. I hope you click through and read along as I share our process of going from diagnosis and multiple daily injections, eventually to pumping.* Read “Multiple Daily Injections vs. Insulin Pumping.” Vote for Sierra Sandison Want to see Sierra Sandison wear her insulin pump in a very public forum? Only 15 Miss America contestants will be live…
  • Tips For Getting Glucagon And EpiPens With Longer Expiration Dates

    Leighann
    25 Aug 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.   I think everyone has been stocking up on glucagon and epipens for the school year because I’ve heard lots of grumbling among d-moms and allergy moms about receiving glucagon and epipens that expire short of a year. I personally like to send in glucagon kits and epipens that are good for the entire school year so that I don’t have to think about it again. On top of the inconvenience of receiving ones…
  • {Diabetes LOL} Christmas?

    Leighann
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    You Might Also Like… Having Fun With Diabetes More D-LOL blog posts All images are copyright D-Mom Blog and D-Mom Media and may not be copied or reproduced without express written permission. {Diabetes LOL} Christmas? 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 At School} Lilly Diabetes Books Online

    Leighann
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    We are fans of the Lilly Diabetes books featuring Coco the Monkey. Even our child without diabetes likes them and has learned quite a bit from the Q&A at the end of each book. I know not everyone has been able to get their hands on the Disney Coco books or the ESPN themed books. In theory all pediatric endo practices should be able to get them from their Lilly rep. If you are looking for these books, Lilly and Disney’s t1everydaymagic website now has six books available for viewing online. What’s neat is that the website will read the stories to your child. Many classrooms now…
 
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  • Tasty Brown-Bag Lunches For Kids With Diabetes

    Joslin Communications
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Some suggestions for healthy, tasty, and carb-counted lunches! All August, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about heading back to school with diabetes. This story was originally posted on Oct. 5, 2012. Our school lunch blog generated some thoughtful comments and questions, one of which we are addressing today. If your child has diabetes and attends public school what can you give him or her for lunch that’s nutritious, carb smart and won’t end up in the garbage or traded for something more tempting? Depending on the effort you want to put in and the time you have to make lunches,…
  • Building the College Diabetes Network One Chapter at a Time

    Joslin Communications
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Christina Roth founded the College Diabetes Network when she realized the value of a diabetes community when in college herself All August, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about heading back to school with diabetes. This story was originally posted on June 19, 2014. Making the transition from high school to college is not an easy process, but if you have diabetes, this transition includes a whole other set of challenges. “College is the perfect storm of everything [happening all at once],” said Christina Roth, CEO and founder of the College Diabetes Network. “For most people,…
  • Tips for helping your child manage diabetes while at school

    Joslin Communications
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Image by o5com All August, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about heading back to school with diabetes. This story was originally posted on March 2, 2011. As much as you may want to, you can’t be with your child at every moment. But while you may not have an eye on them 24/7, you can still play a key role in their diabetes management when they’re at school. The following tips can help your child in school so your child can focus on learning and being social with friends, and not just diabetes. Try to make diabetes care just another part of your child’s day. Work with your…
  • Back to School Tips for Diabetes Management: Teacher Edition

    Joslin Communications
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Talk to your child's teacher about diabetes before the school year starts so everyone is on the same page All August, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about heading back to school with diabetes. This story was originally posted on Aug. 21, 2013. With the first day of school quickly approaching, preparation for the new school year is already underway. For parents of children with diabetes, this preparation includes opening a line of communication with their child’s teacher to ensure that he or she understands basic diabetes management for their student. Jennifer Griffin, M.S.,…
  • Diabetes and the School Lunch

    Joslin Communications
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    All August, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about heading back to school with diabetes. This story was originally posted on Aug. 2, 2011. School lunches are notoriously high in carbohydrates and fats, but most school lunch programs now are trying to be healthier, according to Emily Werner, RD, LDN, a dietitian in the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult section at Joslin Diabetes Center. Though not every meal is nutritious, schools usually offer healthier options as well. With a little advance planning, lunches purchased at school or brought from home can be healthy and appropriate…
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  • Are Patients a Distraction at Conferences?

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

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

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

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

    Scott Strange
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    © 2012, 2014 Scott Strange, Strangely Diabetic and http://StrangelyDiabetic.com ** There’s a lot of talk going on now about #Dstigma and this talk needs to happen. Along those lines I am reposting a blog that originally appeared on Strangely Diabetic on May 22, 2012 Since I have written so heavily about my battle [...]
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  • What the….

    The Healthy Pancreas
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Crap Crap Crap. I had a whole post typed out and I hit the wrong button and BOOM, erased.  Gah, sometimes technology is not your friend. Basically, I had started a new blog here about Aaron & I moving to South Carolina but  I have since decided to just meld that one into this one. Be patient with me as I get this done! Addy starts Wee School this week. My little baby is almost 2 years old! Samuel is 6 months old and grows more everyday. We still haven’t sold our house. We got an offer on it and told our realtor we accepted but since then we’ve kind of been left hanging.
  • Diabetic Hiker Climbs Mountains for a Good Cause (Video)

    victoria1981
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Brian Wilcomb has been climbing mountains for 16 years, and is not just doing it for fun. Brian, who has been diabetic for 48 years, is climbing to raise money to send kids with diabetes to camp. More Videos
  • Diabetes and the Honeymoon Phase

    Susan Renzo
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    There is sometimes a period, right after the diagnosis of diabetes is made, when the insulin needs of the patient decrease, after previously increasing. This change may last anywhere from a few months to a year, and it is known to physicians as the "honeymoon period" or "honeymoon phase." Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body's immune system attacks the beta (insulin producing) cells of the pancreas, killing them off. This may take some time, depending upon how aggressive the immune response is. Diagnosis of type 1 diabetes generally occurs when…
  • Junk food makes you want to eat more junk food, study says

    M Tyler
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:21 am
    Rats who ate a diet high in junk food not only gained weight, according to a new study, but they also lost their appetite for nutritious foods - an internal mechanism that normally keeps animals from overeating and maintaining a healthy diet. The study, which was published in Frontiers in Psychology, might explain why overindulging in not-so-nutritious foods can lead to changed eating habits and a lack of self control. "The interesting thing about this finding is that if the same thing happens in humans, eating junk food may change our responses to signals associated with food rewards," said…
  • Jerry the Bear helps kids manage diabetes

    M Tyler
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    A stuffed animal named Jerry the Bear might be a source of comfort for children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The techy teddy's sole purpose is to teach kids how to manage their condition and become experts on how to take care of themselves. "Kids can take care of Jerry by swiping food cards over his mouth to feed him, squeezing his fingers to check his blood sugar level and giving him insulin with a pen or pump on the bear’s screen," reports Alexandra Bahou from WXYZ Detroit. Jerry can also count carbs, help with meal planning, and enable kids to understand the correlation between…
 
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  • Quickie Cardio: 4 New Ways to Do Jumping Jacks

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Maybe you haven’t done this move since high school gym class — but jumping jacks are no joke. In this fast workout, CosmoBody  expert trainer, Astrid McGuire will show you a twist on the jumping jack that will spike your heart rate,  tone your abs, legs, butt, and arms, and burn mega-fat.  No gym or equipment needed, so get started now! Get more video workouts at CosmoBody More From Cosmopolitan: 8 Ways You’re Using Your Fitness Tracker Wrong 10 Biggest Myths about Cellulite 5 Exercises To Improve Your Bedroom Flexibility 14 Foods That Are Healthier Than Kale 11 Ways to Instantly…
  • Beyond Wheatgrass: 5 More Health-Boosting Shots To Try

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Photo by Adam Voorhes By Merritt Watts The country’s toniest juice bars are serving up a new crop of miniature liquid cure-alls targeting everything from fatigue to dull skin. Whether the boosters are mere placebos or worth every dollar, science can’t say. In the meantime, try these and find out for yourself. THE SHOT: Sea buckthorn THE SPOT: Juice Generation  (New York City) One of the originals, it opened in 1999 and catered to actors and dancers on the Great White Way.
  • Can Burning A Candle Affect Your Health?

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you’re a woman, we’ll go with definitely, since the National Candle Association reports that 90% of candle buyers are women, and 7 out of 10 households use candles. In 2009, researchers at South Carolina State University found that burning paraffin candles releases hazardous chemicals into the air. “I love soy wax,” says Kristi Head, founder of the California-based line Lite+Cycle. Vegetable Wax A sustainable and renewable resource, vegetable wax has obvious appeal for the eco-chic crowd.
  • 14 Oils for Everywhere—at Every Price Point

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    As a beauty editor, I’ve been smelling and testing new versions for about four years now, when Linda Rodin’s luxury face oil quietly hit the counter at Barneys New York, spawning legions of cult-like fans and spurring many brands to launch their own. I’d heard J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons rave about it, and later celebrity stylist Andy LeCompte (Madonna, Nicole Richie) would use it in Nicole Richie’s hair on set. Rub this powdery soft formula into your legs post-shave, before you’re even out of the shower, for serious hydration.  Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil ($32) This was the first oil I…
  • Is Training At A High Altitude The Fastest Way To Lose Weight And Build Muscle?

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Lindsey Emery Pro athletes have long lived and trained at high altitudes (LeBron James has been known to don an altitude mask during treadmill sessions). The studio can hold nearly 30 people for 50-minute classes (circuit training, rowing, andspinning) at artificial altitudes of 5,280 (Denver) to 13,000 feet (La Paz, Bolivia). “The only proven way to [boost red blood cells for a significant time] is to live at an altitude of 7,000 to 8,000 feet for three to four weeks,” says Randy Wilber, Ph.D., senior sport physiologist for the United States Olympic Committee. “But there is some…
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  • The New D Bag – CMC Urban Pack | PDM Carrying Case

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

    Lorraine
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    My kids went back to school on Monday. They are each starting a new school – one in high school, one in middle school and one moving up to her intermediate elementary school. New schools mean new schedules and lots of adjusting. We are on day number three and I’m happy to report, so far, so good. We’re all learning and adapting.  Entering a middle school means having lots of teachers. Lots of teachers means lots of emergency supply bins. I’ve seen many people posting pictures of their school supplies and I did the same. Each of Caleb’s ten classroom will have…
  • #Dexcom Investor Call #CGM Q4 2013

    Lorraine
    12 Mar 2014 | 6:15 am
    Here are some excerpts from Dexcom’s most recent earnings call as posted on SeekingAlpha.com that I found interesting. These are specific to Dexcom’s cloud based platforms and the elimination of regular fingersticking, both areas of focus in development for G5 and G6 and having pending applications to the FDA. There was also reference to studies showing the accuracy of G4 as superior to Enlite, particularly in hypoglycemia. There was much more to the call including discussion of the financial impact of pediatric approval as well as Terry Gregg’s future with Dexcom, and I…
  • #DexCom files for Smartphone Patent | #CGM

    Lorraine
    17 Jan 2014 | 6:46 am
    Dexcom Share, that little cradle that will allow the transmission of sensor data to mobile devices, is still under review by the FDA. More news from Dexcom on mobile device integration: they have filed for a patent for CGM monitoring connected to smartphones. Here’s a snippet from the announcement: The system could contact a doctor, caretaker, or parent by text or email in the event of a blood sugar drop. It could also trigger a push notification to the patient, either telling them to eat a meal, or just setting off a specialized alarm (an illustration in the patent shows a patient…
  • Holidays and Diabetes | Guest Post Accu-Check Diabetes Link

    Lorraine
    12 Dec 2013 | 5:59 am
    When I think of managing diabetes with the holidays, my initial reaction is that it’s just like any other day – one blood sugar at a time. But when Rob asked me to write a guest post on the subject, I realized we do handle things a little bit differently. “Holidays: When a Kids Job is to Just Be a Kid” posted today at Accu-Chek Diabetes Link.Filed under: D Management, Guest Posts, Other
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  • Managing Type 1 Diabetes at School

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

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

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

    8 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    Dr. Patricia Trueman Dept. of Diet &Nutrition Today “size zero” is the fashion and in an effort to maintain and reduce weight the market is flooded with foods that contain sugar substitutes (artificial sweeteners).  Artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes are found in a variety of food and beverages marketed as "sugar-free" or "diet,"
  • Diabetes - A Wake up Call for the 21st Century

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

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    Tick-tock, y’all.  This is a last minute push to get comments on the FDA docket currently out for medical devices. You have until 11:59pm ET Monday, August 25th to get this done. Two minutes. That’s all it takes. What is MDDS? Medical Device Data Systems. These are systems that, in the FDA’s words, facilitate “the […]
  • Sleep And Diabetes: Perchance to Dream?

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    She was born five weeks (and one day) early. A little bit of a low blood sugar upon arrival , so she went off to the NICU for a few days. The nurses fought over who could hold her; she was the only baby in an open bassinet who could be picked up. “We were going […]
  • I Am Asking…

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    You may know me personally; you may not. It doesn’t matter. I have never – and I mean never – asked for money from my friends or family – or strangers – for diabetes. I’ve donated plenty to walks and research institutes and organizations for better care and cures. But I’ve never asked from others. […]
  • AADE 2014: First Impressions

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    I’m going to spend this week talking about my experience at AADE (American Association of Diabetes Educators) 2014 Conference, which was held in Orlando. The numbers varied from 2,500 to 4,500 AADE attendees, depending on who counted. (Think of it as a very inaccurate blood glucose meter.) The final number didn’t matter; my first impressions were […]
  • AADE 2014 – Fasten Your Seat Belts…

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    I have arrived in Orlando for this year’s American Association of Diabetes Educators conference. How excited am I to be here? These individuals help to make our lives… livable. My current CDE is amazing (shout out to Michele!) and without my favorite “teaching nurse” (which was what Joslin Center called them; they’re diabetes educators…) Cindy, I […]
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