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    Diabetes News
    6 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    A taste of things to come: obesity-related diseases are a key theme for the new wave of health information providers and insurers Few people would admit to, much less boast about, keeping a copy of the 906-page US Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on their Kindle. But after uncovering a provision on diabetes prevention on page 879 during a medical school internship, Sean Duffy swears by Obamacare , as the act is known informally, and generously credits it as the catalyst for the launch of Omada Health, his digital health platform.
  • It's back! Soda tax debate returns to California

    Diabetes News
    5 May 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Distributors of soda and other sugary drinks would be required to pay two pennies per ounce for diabetes programs under a new bill. Previous efforts to impose a soda tax and add a warning label have died.
  • Diabetes Diet

    Diabetes News
    5 May 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Melissa Conrad Stppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina.
  • Diabetes Drugs Compete With Prices That Rise in Lockstep

    Diabetes News
    6 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    On May 30 last year, the price for a vial of the blockbuster diabetes medication Lantus went up by 16.1 percent. On the next day, Lantus's direct competitor, Levemir, also registered a price increase -- of 16.1 percent.
  • Healthy Carbohydrate Options for Diabetic Family Members

    Healthy Diet Menus For You
    Dorsa
    4 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cooking for family members that are diabetic or have other health issues can sometimes be a daunting task. Carbohydrates are often a touchy subject for someone with diabetes. There are healthy carbohydrates, however, that are typically okay for your diabetic family members. The first thing you have to keep in mind when meal planning and cooking for diabetic family members is that moderation is key. Most carbohydrates are actually okay to eat, but they have to be monitored and accounted for. Overdoing it can really cause problems, so remember to include carbohydrates in moderation. It is a…
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    Diabetes In Control News

  • Editor's Note, DCMS #239

    4 May 2015 | 8:46 am
    Usually, when a patient has a side effect from a diabetes drug, medical professionals find that the patient never wants to use the medication again. For years, we have seen older patients who say they have a penicillin allergy and won't allow us to prescribe any related drug even though the allergy may have been from 40 or 50 years ago when it was likely that impurities were causing the problem. Nowadays, managing your patients' expectations of side effects will help them be comfortable with a drug that may not agree with them. We have seen this with the GLP-1 analogs and gastric distress,…
  • Joseph Houmard, PhD: What Is the Minimum Recommended Amount of Exercise Per Day?

    3 May 2015 | 10:52 am
    Joe Houmard, PhD, talks about the minimum recommended amount of exercise everyone should get each day, about 30 minutes. He also clarifies that this means, vigorous exercise, and defines what that means exactly. And he notes that some people just starting out might want to start with less while others might want to start with more....
  • ADA 2015 Guidelines, Part 2

    3 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    In this week's Homerun Slides, we continue with the 2015 ADA Guidelines with slides on: Physical Activity Recommendations, Smoking Cessation, Immunization Recommendations, and Continuous Glucose Monitoring....
  • SGLT-2 Inhibitors: Teach from the Start and Manage Expectations

    3 May 2015 | 10:02 am
    A female patient, 42 years of age, with type 2 diabetes, is overweight with a history of vaginal yeast infections with elevated glucose levels. Wanting to better manage her diabetes and lose some weight, the commercials about SGLT-2 inhibitors caught her attention. She asked her provider to prescribe one for her. Her prescriber told her that, yes, this can help her manage her diabetes and there is a side effect of weight loss, but she might also experience another yeast infection....
  • Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #13: Diabetic Renal Disease Part 2 of 5

    21 Apr 2015 | 5:29 pm
    David Levy, MD, FRCP      Quantification of Urinary Albumin Excretion  The following methods are in current use: Spot early-morning urine specimen expressed as ACR (mg/mmol or mg/g): albumin excretion corrected for urine output; 24-hour urinary albumin excretion (mg per 24 hours); Timed (usually overnight) AER (µg/min); Urinary albumin concentration uncorrected for creatinine (i.e. mg/L). ACR is widely used as a screening test, and increasingly to monitor response to treatment, on account of its simplicity for both the patient and the laboratory. Reliable point-of-care methods for…
 
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    Diabetes News

  • Diabetes Drugs Compete With Prices That Rise in Lockstep

    6 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    On May 30 last year, the price for a vial of the blockbuster diabetes medication Lantus went up by 16.1 percent. On the next day, Lantus's direct competitor, Levemir, also registered a price increase -- of 16.1 percent.
  • Healthy profits

    6 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    A taste of things to come: obesity-related diseases are a key theme for the new wave of health information providers and insurers Few people would admit to, much less boast about, keeping a copy of the 906-page US Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on their Kindle. But after uncovering a provision on diabetes prevention on page 879 during a medical school internship, Sean Duffy swears by Obamacare , as the act is known informally, and generously credits it as the catalyst for the launch of Omada Health, his digital health platform.
  • Diabetes Diet

    5 May 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Melissa Conrad Stppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina.
  • Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes Risk for Some

    5 May 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Treating sleep apnea may help people with slightly elevated blood sugar levels lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study. "Assessment of sleep apnea should be considered in patients at high risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, since our study shows that treatment of sleep apnea can reduce these risks," the study's senior author, Dr. Esra Tasali, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, said in a university news release.
  • It's back! Soda tax debate returns to California

    5 May 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Distributors of soda and other sugary drinks would be required to pay two pennies per ounce for diabetes programs under a new bill. Previous efforts to impose a soda tax and add a warning label have died.
 
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    Diabetes News -- ScienceDaily

  • Blocking obesity-associated protein stops dangerous fat formation, mouse study shows

    6 May 2015 | 10:36 am
    By changing mouse genes to block a protein associated with obesity, scientists have prevented fat from forming around the animals' internal organs, even when the animals eat an unhealthy diet. The study found that these genetically engineered mice also retained their sensitivity to insulin (normally blunted by obesity), despite gaining weight.
  • Is diet or exercise the best way to reduce diabetes risk?

    6 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    Though people often think of the benefits from exercise, calorie restriction and weight loss as interchangeable, it appears that they may all offer distinct and cumulative benefits when it comes to managing type 2 diabetes risk.
  • Employers and workers can join forces to keep diabetes under control

    6 May 2015 | 8:09 am
    People with diabetes who enroll in a health plan tailored to their medical condition are more likely to stick to their medication and actively take charge of their own health care, research into the effectiveness of the Diabetes Health Plan finds.
  • Hispanics' health in the United States: Report

    5 May 2015 | 3:27 pm
    The first national study on Hispanic health risks and leading causes of death in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that similar to non-Hispanic whites (whites), the two leading causes of death in Hispanics are heart disease and cancer. Fewer Hispanics than whites die from the 10 leading causes of death, but Hispanics had higher death rates than whites from diabetes and chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.
  • Molecular link between high glucose, metabolic disease may offer new strategies to control diabetes

    5 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    Scientists say they've discovered a cause-and-effect link between chronic high blood sugar and disruption of mitochondria, the powerhouses that create the metabolic energy that runs living cells. The discovery sheds light on a long-hidden connection and, they say, could eventually lead to new ways of preventing and treating diabetes.
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    DIABETES NEWS - Google News

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes Risk - WebMD

    Google Inc.
    6 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes RiskWebMD"Assessment of sleep apnea should be considered in patients at high risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, since our study shows that treatment of sleep apnea can reduce these risks," the study's senior author, Dr. Esra Tasali, an assistant and more »
  • Developer builds a diabetes app for continuous blood glucose monitoring on ... - 9 to 5 Google

    Google Inc.
    5 May 2015 | 10:40 am
    Developer builds a diabetes app for continuous blood glucose monitoring on 9 to 5 GoogleAbout half of all American adults have some kind of chronic illness, and diabetes is one of the most common. With the advent of smartwatches, we all now have quick access to at least one useful stat: our heart rate. But what if those with diabetes and more »
  • Overweight diabetes patients outlive slimmer ones, study says - Fox News

    Google Inc.
    5 May 2015 | 4:33 am
    Fox NewsOverweight diabetes patients outlive slimmer ones, study saysFox NewsPatients with type-2 diabetes who are overweight but not obese outlive diabetics of normal weight, scientists reported on Monday, in another example of the "obesity paradox." Although public health officials issue dire warnings about the consequences ​'Obesity paradox': Overweight type-2 diabetes patients outlive thinner ones RTDiabetes: A Little Extra Weight, Longer Survival?WebMDOverweight diabetes patients outlive slimmer ones - studyReutersClinical Advisor -Huffington Postall 94 news…
  • Fond du Lac community walks to fight diabetes - Fond du Lac Reporter

    Google Inc.
    6 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Fond du Lac ReporterFond du Lac community walks to fight diabetesFond du Lac ReporterThe ninth annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund Walk to Cure Diabetes will be Saturday, May 9, at Fond du Lac High School. The event is expected to draw around 500 walkers to go the 3-mile distance to raise money for critical Type 1 diabetes (T1D) ...
  • Pitt study connects diabetes, premature brain aging - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Google Inc.
    6 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    CBS LocalPitt study connects diabetes, premature brain agingPittsburgh Post-GazetteImaging showed that brains of people with diabetes were aging prematurely, said the senior author Caterina Rosano, associate professor in the epidemiology department at Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Rosano said the study highlights how ...Study: Diabetes Could Cause Signs Of Aging, Cognitive Decline In BrainCBS LocalDiabetes accelerates brain ageing, reveals new studyDaily News & AnalysisBrain ages faster in people with Type-1 diabetesZee NewsNeurology Advisor -HealthCanal.comall 16…
 
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  • Sixth Annual Diabetes Blog Week

    Karen
    4 May 2015 | 6:14 am
    Can you believe it’s time for Diabetes Blog Week number SIX!  I remember that first year when I wasn’t even sure anyone would be interested in participating.  I was so thrilled that so many bloggers... Visit my blog to read more.
  • #IWishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes . . . .

    Karen
    29 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    Last week while I was sick I missed out on #IWishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Day, an initiative organized by Kelly.  So in “better late than never” style I wanted to jump in now. My perspective on this... Visit my blog to read more.
  • The Lost Week . . . .

    Karen
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    It’s almost like last week never really happened.  Last Sunday I returned from the Health E Voices conference with a sore throat, which I blamed on my hour spent in the not so clean (and kinda scary)... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Green Lancet . . . .

    Karen
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    Over the weekend it was finally warm enough to go for a run outside.  Pete and I decided to start training all over again since it had been a really long time since we’d done any running at all.  In... Visit my blog to read more.
  • What Would You Like to Write About?

    Karen
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    Diabetes Blog Week is just four weeks away, as you can see from the button created by the fabulous Mike Lawson!!  (Thank you, Mike!)  I’m beyond excited that we are doing this for a sixth time.  And... Visit my blog to read more.
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    DIABETES - Google News

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes Risk - WebMD

    Google Inc.
    6 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    Sleep Apnea Treatment May Help Lower Diabetes RiskWebMD"Assessment of sleep apnea should be considered in patients at high risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, since our study shows that treatment of sleep apnea can reduce these risks," the study's senior author, Dr. Esra Tasali, an assistant and more »
  • Developer builds a diabetes app for continuous blood glucose monitoring on ... - 9 to 5 Google

    Google Inc.
    5 May 2015 | 10:40 am
    Developer builds a diabetes app for continuous blood glucose monitoring on 9 to 5 GoogleAbout half of all American adults have some kind of chronic illness, and diabetes is one of the most common. With the advent of smartwatches, we all now have quick access to at least one useful stat: our heart rate. But what if those with diabetes and more »
  • Overweight diabetes patients outlive slimmer ones, study says - Fox News

    Google Inc.
    5 May 2015 | 4:33 am
    Fox NewsOverweight diabetes patients outlive slimmer ones, study saysFox NewsPatients with type-2 diabetes who are overweight but not obese outlive diabetics of normal weight, scientists reported on Monday, in another example of the "obesity paradox." Although public health officials issue dire warnings about the consequences ​'Obesity paradox': Overweight type-2 diabetes patients outlive thinner ones RTDiabetes: A Little Extra Weight, Longer Survival?WebMDOverweight diabetes patients outlive slimmer ones - studyReutersMedical Daily -Clinical Advisorall 94 news…
  • Fond du Lac community walks to fight diabetes - Fond du Lac Reporter

    Google Inc.
    6 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Fond du Lac ReporterFond du Lac community walks to fight diabetesFond du Lac ReporterThe ninth annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund Walk to Cure Diabetes will be Saturday, May 9, at Fond du Lac High School. The event is expected to draw around 500 walkers to go the 3-mile distance to raise money for critical Type 1 diabetes (T1D) ...
  • Pitt study connects diabetes, premature brain aging - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Google Inc.
    6 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    CBS LocalPitt study connects diabetes, premature brain agingPittsburgh Post-GazetteImaging showed that brains of people with diabetes were aging prematurely, said the senior author Caterina Rosano, associate professor in the epidemiology department at Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Rosano said the study highlights how ...Study: Diabetes Could Cause Signs Of Aging, Cognitive Decline In BrainCBS LocalDiabetes accelerates brain ageing, reveals new studyDaily News & AnalysisAccelerated Brain Aging in Type 1 Diabetes Related to Cognitive ComplicationsHealthCanal.comOdisha…
 
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    Diabetes Journal current issue

  • Response to Comment on Balestrieri et al. Sirtuin 6 Expression and Inflammatory Activity in Diabetic Atherosclerotic Plaques: Effects of Incretin Treatment. Diabetes 2015;64:1395-1406

    Balestrieri, M. L.; Rizzo, M. R.; Barbieri, M.; Paolisso, P.; D'Onofrio, N.; Giovane, A.; Servillo, L.; Paolisso, G.; Marfella, R.
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
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    23 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
  • Comment on Balestrieri et al. Sirtuin 6 Expression and Inflammatory Activity in Diabetic Atherosclerotic Plaques: Effects of Incretin Treatment. Diabetes 2015;64:1395-1406

    Yu, W.-L.; Sun, Y.
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
  • Genetic Variants Associated With Quantitative Glucose Homeostasis Traits Translate to Type 2 Diabetes in Mexican Americans: The GUARDIAN (Genetics Underlying Diabetes in Hispanics) Consortium

    Palmer, N. D.; Goodarzi, M. O.; Langefeld, C. D.; Wang, N.; Guo, X.; Taylor, K. D.; Fingerlin, T. E.; Norris, J. M.; Buchanan, T. A.; Xiang, A. H.; Haritunians, T.; Ziegler, J. T.; Williams, A. H.; Stefanovski, D.; Cui, J.; Mackay, A. W.; Henkin, L. F.; Bergman, R. N.; Gao, X.; Gauderman, J.; Varma, R.; Hanis, C. L.; Cox, N. J.; Highland, H. M.; Below, J. E.; Williams, A. L.; Burtt, N. P.; Aguilar-Salinas, C. A.; Huerta-Chagoya, A.; Gonzalez-Villalpando, C.; Orozco, L.; Haiman, C. A.; Tsai, M. Y.; Johnson, W. C.; Yao, J.; Rasmussen-Torvik, L.; Pankow, J.; Snively, B.; Jackson, R. D.; Liu, S.; Nadler, J. L.; Kandeel, F.; Chen, Y.-D. I.; Bowden, D. W.; Rich, S. S.; Raffel, L. J.; Rotter, J. I.; Watanabe, R. M.; Wagenknecht, L. E.
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Insulin sensitivity, insulin secretion, insulin clearance, and glucose effectiveness exhibit strong genetic components, although few studies have examined their genetic architecture or influence on type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk. We hypothesized that loci affecting variation in these quantitative traits influence T2D. We completed a multicohort genome-wide association study to search for loci influencing T2D-related quantitative traits in 4,176 Mexican Americans. Quantitative traits were measured by the frequently sampled intravenous glucose tolerance test (four cohorts) or euglycemic clamp…
  • Age- and Sex-Specific Causal Effects of Adiposity on Cardiovascular Risk Factors

    Fall, T.; Hagg, S.; Ploner, A.; Magi, R.; Fischer, K.; Draisma, H. H. M.; Sarin, A.-P.; Benyamin, B.; Ladenvall, C.; Akerlund, M.; Kals, M.; Esko, T.; Nelson, C. P.; Kaakinen, M.; Huikari, V.; Mangino, M.; Meirhaeghe, A.; Kristiansson, K.; Nuotio, M.-L.; Kobl, M.; Grallert, H.; Dehghan, A.; Kuningas, M.; de Vries, P. S.; de Bruijn, R. F. A. G.; Willems, S. M.; Heikkila, K.; Silventoinen, K.; Pietilainen, K. H.; Legry, V.; Giedraitis, V.; Goumidi, L.; Syvanen, A.-C.; Strauch, K.; Koenig, W.; Lichtner, P.; Herder, C.; Palotie, A.; Menni, C.; Uitterlinden, A. G.; Kuulasmaa, K.; Havulinna, A. S.; Moreno, L. A.; Gonzalez-Gross, M.; Evans, A.; Tregouet, D.-A.; Yarnell, J. W. G.; Virtamo, J.; Ferrieres, J.; Veronesi, G.; Perola, M.; Arveiler, D.; Brambilla, P.; Lind, L.; Kaprio, J.; Hofman, A.; Stricker, B. H.; van Duijn, C. M.; Ikram, M. A.; Franco, O. H.; Cottel, D.; Dallongeville, J.; Hall, A. S.; Jula, A.; Tobin, M. D.; Penninx, B. W.; Peters, A.; Gieger, C.; Samani, N. J.; Montgomery, G. W.; Whitfield, J. B.; Martin, N. G.; Groop, L.; Spector, T. D.; Magnusson, P. K.; Amouyel, P.; Boomsma, D. I.; Nilsson, P. M.; Jarvelin, M.-R.; Lyssenko, V.; Metspalu, A.; Strachan, D. P.; Salomaa, V.; Ripatti, S.; Pedersen, N. L.; Prokopenko, I.; McCarthy, M. I.; Ingelsson, E.; on behalf of the ENGAGE Consortium
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Observational studies have reported different effects of adiposity on cardiovascular risk factors across age and sex. Since cardiovascular risk factors are enriched in obese individuals, it has not been easy to dissect the effects of adiposity from those of other risk factors. We used a Mendelian randomization approach, applying a set of 32 genetic markers to estimate the causal effect of adiposity on blood pressure, glycemic indices, circulating lipid levels, and markers of inflammation and liver disease in up to 67,553 individuals. All analyses were stratified by age (cutoff 55 years of…
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  • Breastfeeding Reduces Breast Cancer Recurrence

    Allie Beatty
    6 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    A study shows that women who breastfed for 6 months had a 37% reduced risk of recurrent breast cancer. Women who breastfed for longer than 6 months were at a 39% reduced risk of recurrent breast cancer. The results also showed the risk of dying from breast cancer was 28% lower, compared to women who never breastfed. This study looked at cases of a common type of breast cancer known as luminal A, which is sensitive to both estrogen and progesterone therapy. Researchers commented that breastfeeding delays the return of the menstrual cycle. Essentially this protects females from the recurrence…
  • Could Kybella Mean Sayonara Double Chins or Trouble Ahead?

    Allie Beatty
    5 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Now that Kybella has been FDA approved, double chins everywhere in the US can be vaporized. The process is more like melting the fat cells with an injection of a substance found in the body called deoxycholic acid. The bad news is Kybella is estimated to require up to 50 injections and you can bet your bottom-dollar that it’s not covered by insurance. The company has not commented on the price. Also, some potential side effects involve facial paralysis and inability to swallow. The good news is you still have time to muster the courage for a Kybella treatment. Kybella should be available in…
  • Is the FDA Overreacting About Dangerous Stimulants?

    Allie Beatty
    4 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    The FDA has pulled the plug on another dangerous stimulant named DMBA. According to a doctor from Harvard, it’s good news that the FDA is being proactive in pulling this stimulant before bad repercussions like heart attacks, strokes, and death occur. Is the FDA overreacting about dangerous stimulants? Tried and true, most people go for old fashioned coffee stimulation. Starbucks is treating everybody to the Frappuccino Happy Hour, May 1 – May 10, between 3pm and 5pm. Members get an extra hour of happy, from 3pm to 6pm. If you’re reading this post, we’re friends. I’d love for…
  • Misusing Stimulants to Strive for Success

    Allie Beatty
    1 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Over 10 years ago, ADHD drugs to stimulate the brain and enhance focus were becoming a commonplace exchange in college life. As it turns-out, these college students started a trend of illicit use of drugs like Addreall to succeed in work life. Misusing these prescription drugs could lead to irregular heart rhythms, anxiety, and insomnia. Misusing prescription stimulants to get ahead at work could result in a needless heart attack. What drives a person to sacrifice their health to get an upper hand at work? People do it all the time – some  ways perfectly legal and others, not so much.
  • Mindful Meditation Fights Depression

    Allie Beatty
    30 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    As many as 4 out of 5 depressed people found relief from depression using mindful meditation. Researchers found a benefit to use mindful meditation to enhance conventional talk therapy. The practice involves a form of meditation that encourages people to become more aware of the present moment. The rate of relapse for participants using mindfulness-adjunct therapy and those using therapy with antidepressants was slightly lower. For what it’s worth, a less costly means to treat depression may be found in a mindful therapy. Does money ever depress you? If so, mindful meditation seems like a…
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  • Better

    HVS
    2 May 2015 | 5:48 pm
    "I want you to promise me something, Heidi.""Sure." (ANYTHING. Dear Lord,what am I doing,what am I even saying? Stop.Stop right now before he asks you to get your a1c to 4 & you agreed to this? No.)" I want you to promise me that you will fight for you,to not give up on this, to not give up on yourself,you need this. You are worth it. And I want you to live a good long life, with sixty more years."Yes. Yes. YES. Of course I was going to agree to that, that I was going to plow forward, to keep up the fight, to continue the struggle to keep up my magnesium issues. Never a question. As I…
  • Turn Around

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

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

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

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

    k2
    4 May 2015 | 9:41 am
    For all those who participated in #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Day & continue to use the hashtag - THANK YOU!Now I need your help.  Please take 5 minutes to fill out the #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Survey by clicking on the link below.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SBDRTB8The survey contains 10 questions (the majority are multiple choice,) and should only take 5 minutes to fill out.I need your thoughts on the IWPKTD movement and initiative so we can move forward collectively. There's also an "official" #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Facebook page and I…
  • #tbt: So.....I Kinda Misplaced My Insulin Pump This Morning ~

    k2
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    #tbt, I originally wrote the following post 7 years ago, on October 8th, 2008.I can't believe it's been that long because I remember writing the post and I swear to God, it feels like it was yesterday - with that being said, I think many of you out in Dblogville will relate to the subject matter- because if you wear an insulin pump - there's a good chance you've misplaced it at least once! Ditto for CGMs & meters! SO....I Kinda Missplaced My Pump This MorningAm I the only one in dBlogville who, in the rush to get on with the day has inadvertently misplaced their insulin…
  • Facebook and Groupon - REALLY!?!?

    k2
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Ahhhhhhh, FaceBook and their wonderful right-hand side target market advertising. While I was looking at my Diabetesaliciousness Facebook page, via my personal FB account over the weekend, the following ad from Groupon popped up on the right-hand side of my screen. Facebook, so you're telling me that I need to ensconce myself in bamboo and charcoal slimming undergarments?!  First: ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  Second: What are you trying to tell me, Facebook? Just because my blog's name is Diabetesaliciousness and my personal page has a lot of status updates about…
  • THANK YOU: #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes - It's Not Over.

    k2
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    THANK-YOU. Thank you for taking #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Day spirit and hashtag and running with it at full speed on twitter & other forms of Social Media - and thank you for continuing to run with it! Thank-you for taking #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Day with less then two days notice and knocking it out of the park!!YOU GUYS WERE AMAZING. Thank you for taking #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Day global. I’m still gathering info re: country participation, but here are the countries that I know were represented on twitter. Australia; New…
  • #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes Day Is Here!

    k2
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Shoutout to Mr. Mike Lawson for the nifty logo!While the global power of the Diabetes Online Community NEVER surprises me, it does continually amaze & inspire me. When I published Friday's #IwishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes post, (Once again, BIG Shoutout to Kyle Schwartz, a third grade teacher in Denver Colorado who created a trust building lesson plan for her third grade class called. “I wish my teacher knew.” She started tweeting her students thoughts under the hashtag, #Iwishmyteacherknew & the rest is history!)I was thrilled to see that between Friday…
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  • Whole30 Day 27-29

    Windy
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:52 am
    It has been such a busy weekend!  Had a big fundraiser car wash for Rapha House with my students and helped with a sweet friend's baby shower.  Had some very good clean eating along the way. Can you kinda tell I'm over the food journaling thing and have sort of just aclimated to doing it?  I think that's good news.  Everything about eating this way seems more natural and I feel I'm ready to implement amounts of dairy and grains back in.... very moderately and cautiously, as to not deprive myself of stuff but to really see the big picture of the benefits of putting great…
  • Whole30 Day 26- The Pickle Saga

    Windy
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Not a perfect day.  It was until the fried pickles. B-  Fruit, Coffee, Water.  I was chugging the water todayL- LaCroix, Carrots and Celery, Cashews, Sweet potato chips, a red plum... I snacked my way through the day without much protein because I need to go grocery shopping which led to my.....HANGRY LET'S GET IN THE CAR AT 4:45 FROM WORK AND DRIVE DOWN THE BLOCK TO TEXAS ROADHOUSE NOM NOM NOM...attitude.Luckily we were there with a few of our 55+ early bird friends, which led to quick service and great prices.   I ordered a water.  Kids got arnold palmer's…
  • Whole30 Day 24 and 25

    Windy
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Good days.  Busy days at work! B-  Egg casserole, fruit, coffee, waterL- Romaine, fruit, lunch meat slicesD- Chicken meatballs in maranara with spaghetti squash, steamed brocolli Snacks- sweet potato chips, fruit, cashews, green beans in coconut oilI've serious not been able to keep up at work because I had to leave early for a doctor appt today.  Tomorrow is a very busy day too!  Pray for strength! Will get A1c blood sugar blood work back in a few days.  Hope it's lower than my last 8.4!  Expecting it to be!  My doctor was so encouraging about all my good…
  • Whole30 Day 23

    Windy
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Breakfast-  Breakfast egg and veggie casserole.  Coffee Lunch-  Pork loin over Romaine leaves with grapes, carrots and celery  Dinner-  Pei Wei Thai chicken lettuce wraps.   SO SPICY but really good.  From the description they looked very close to compliant.    No rice. :)   I didn't want to cook after the ungodly amount of money that was spent at the dentist.  So I spent more at Pei Wei.    (Makes sense, right?)  To bed early.  Had a dentist appt today and drank tons of water.  Work tomorrow!  Miss my…
  • Whole30 Day 20, 21 and 22!

    Windy
    5 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Easter weekend has been crazy!  Absolutely crazy busy!  I stayed solid on day 20 and 21, but I'm not going to food journal because it's Easter and I led worship at Sunrise service and then rocked 6 cranky-ish babies and then ate my sister's delish-i-oh-so pork and then played in a pool and now I'm ready to sleep for maybe a month. I have Damaris on the Food Network in the back ground again.  She's making a chocolate peanut butter cake.   Why do I do this to myself? Breakfast-  Woke up at 5am and made coffee and ate a half banana.  When we got to church after…
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    Diabetes Stories

  • What to avoid at the grocery store – and why

    Riva Greenberg
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    The information below arrived in my inbox from my friend and naturopathic Dr. Jody Stanislaw. I think it’s good information so I wanted to share. I couldn’t agree more with Jody’s assessment that In today’s grocery stores, sadly, most of what you see should not be called ‘food.’ Most items are NOT food… they’re ‘products,’ aka […]
  • The muffin, bread and biscotti you and your blood sugar will love!

    Riva Greenberg
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    A square of Life Changing Bread Throughout my twenties and early thirties I was a scone-aholic. I admit it, you could usually find a crumb or two still on me any time of day. That sweet smell of butter still on my fingertips. No scone was safe from me. I remember when the wholly dedicated […]
  • Got a great idea to improve diabetes management or life with diabetes?

    Riva Greenberg
    11 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Do you possibly have an idea that’s simmering to improve diabetes care? If so, you might just get to attend, on full scholarship, the 2015 DiabetesMIne Innovation Summit to be held at Stanford University November 20-21st. Here’s how: share your idea via DiabetesMine’s Patient Voices Contest by the deadline – April 24th. I’ll be one of the judges for this year’s […]
  • The power of intention, passport-less, powered me to Holland

    Riva Greenberg
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
    A few weeks ago my mother in law passed away. She’s Dutch and lived in Holland. My husband had already gone over to help his sister with the funeral service and clearing of her apartment. I booked my ticket a few days later to arrive to help and stand by my husband’s side for the […]
  • Physician Abraham Verghese advocates doctors treat patients’ two hearts: organ and emotion

    Riva Greenberg
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    I read doctor Abraham Verghese’s book, Cutting for Stone, last year. It’s a momentous story of emotion, medicine and the relationship between twin brothers. As opening speaker last month at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions he addressed cardiologists about another pair of twins – the two hearts each patient carries, the organ itself and […]
 
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    A Consequence of Hypoglycemia.

  • Here Are Some Links Worth Clicking

    Christopher
    1 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    My first piece for Quantified Self was published today. You can read it on Medium. I started watching Daredevil on Netflix. This show is so good. Heather Gabel is starting her PhD which will focus on studying the diabetes online community, and is looking for your input on what would be most beneficial for her to study and eventually share with us. Definitely worth checking out. Tandem Diabetes has decided to not allow current t:slim users to upgrade to their new Dexcom-integrated pump when it hits the market. You can read their justification here. As you can imagine, I wasn’t very…
  • Counterproductive

    Christopher
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:32 pm
    I sometimes wonder if sharing my Dexcom and blood glucose meter readings is counterproductive. Reminding other people with diabetes that they aren’t alone in their struggles or successes with diabetes is great, but what happens when I start to self-censor what I share because it’s not “good enough”? If I have a few consecutive days out of range, sometimes I prefer to keep that to myself. There’s nothing wrong with a little privacy, but when I become explicitly aware of that need, I think it has a negative effect on my diabetes management. Something to the effect…
  • Just Talking with Mandy Paez

    Christopher
    29 Apr 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Mandy Paez returns to the podcast to talk about moving to the west coast, adjusting to the unique weather of the San Francisco Bay Area, working at Gameloft, how her time with Gamertag Radio has informed her work, and most importantly her successful running of the Boston Marathon. Enjoy. Follow Mandy on Twitter @ladyluck34 and her work at gameloft.com. http://traffic.libsyn.com/iamspartacus/Just_Talking-289-With_Mandy_Paez.mp3 Run Time – 45:45 Send your feedback to feedback@justtalkingpodcast.com. Download the MP3 Subscribe on iTunes — Stitcher Radio — Subscribe to the RSS…
  • Organization Overload

    Christopher
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Organization has always been a thing that comes naturally to me. For some reason, I think it’s fun to sort things. Clothing is arranged according to Roy G. Biv. Physical media is alphabetized. It’s just something that I do. Now thanks to a recent purchase at Target, pictured above, shoe storage reaches a new level of fun. This tidiness excitement matches well with my life with diabetes, too. Keeping track of test strips, insulin pump supplies, Dexcom sensors, insulin, alcohol swabs, and all that jazz is much easier to navigate when I know where everything is and how much I have…
  • About Leadership

    Christopher
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    I often wonder if I deserve to be a voice in the community when I can’t keep my blood sugars in range. Shouldn’t the leadership be left to those who actually succeed at controlling their diabetes? Shared on My Diabetes Secret Here’s my two pennies on this one. The diabetes community is the sum of its parts. It’s what we make of it, together. Sure, there are some more established, more prominent voices that are the result of years of advocacy, networking, and quite frankly, working tirelessly and sometimes thanklessly to advance and elevate the discussion around diabetes.
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    D-Mom Blog

  • Call the Midwife…we’ve come a long way, baby!

    Leighann
    4 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    SPOILER ALERT…this post contains details about this week’s Call the Midwife. If you haven’t watched it yet, don’t read this post! Okay, you’ve been forewarned. (E-mail and feed subscribers click over for embedded video.) We were all hoping that there would be a type 1 diabetes story on Downton Abbey and were a little disappointed that there wasn’t. (Read “Downton Diabetes.”) But given that Downton takes place literally right after the discovery of insulin, it had potential to be heartbreaking. (Read also “Breakthrough” for more on…
  • You Might Be A D-Mom If…

    Leighann
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    I think we could all use a little humor when thinking about and discussing type 1 diabetes… You might be a d-mom if…you tell your kid to eat that candy quietly or you will make her spit it out and you don’t care if she already bolused for it! Have you had one of these d-mom or d-dad moments? E-mail me at leighann (at) d-mom.com You Might Also Like… More Diabetes LOL posts More Having Fun With Diabetes Posts All images are copyright D-Mom Blog and D-Mom Media and may not be copied or reproduced without express written permission. You Might Be A D-Mom If… is a post…
  • {Type 1 Tuesday} 04.21.15

    Leighann
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Here are some tidbits that I have found interesting and wanted to share… Dexcom Share (or not) Parents may think that DexCom share is a great thing, but do kids really want their parents seeing their every move (or blood sugar!)? Grace, who is just a bit older than my Q, has just started using the Share and her mom Penny gives some perspective on privacy. Read “Dexcom Share (or not)” on A Sweet Grace. Actress Anita Nicole Brown on How She Deals with Type One Diabetes T1D actress Anita Nicole Brown discusses her diagnosis 17 years ago and how she has embraced T1D as part of…
  • {JDRF Children’s Congress 2015} Introduction Video

    Leighann
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Q was selected by JDRF to participate in the 2015 Children’s Congress this summer in Washington, DC. This was her second time applying and she’s thrilled that she gets to represent other children living with type 1 diabetes. Our family has many tasks to complete between now and July when we will meet with our Congressmen and women to urge renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). Our first task was completing a video in which Q introduces herself and answers one of several suggested questions. Here is Q’s video where she talks about how diabetes affects the…
  • {Throwback Thursday} I Already Know, You Don’t Have To Tell Me

    Leighann
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Join me each Thursday this year as I begin retelling our story from the very beginning and as I share some of my favorite posts that I have written over the years. It’s hard to believe that this May we will be celebrating Q’s 7th d-anniversary. This week I’m thinking back to an interaction we had where Q received pity really irked me and made me wonder why people always have to tell you about every single bad thing that they know about diabetes. I Already Know, You Don’t Have To Tell Me I try to be a pretty positive person. I think you have to be just to get through…
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    Speaking of Diabetes | The Joslin Blog

  • 50 Years with Diabetes, Thanks to Constant Monitoring

    Joslin Communications
    6 May 2015 | 7:17 am
    John Herzfeld with his wife and son after receiving his 50 year medal John Herzfeld has had diabetes for more than 50 years. He was diagnosed when he was 12 years old, and credits his success in staying healthy to testing his blood sugar ten to twelve times a day. “I think about it all the time. I’m always doing calculations in my head,” he says. Herzfeld, who received Joslin’s 50-year medal last November, says his many years with diabetes have allowed him to witness firsthand the increasing quality of life that comes with technological and medical advancements. Herzfeld…
  • Myth Monday: Diabetes and Exercise

    Joslin Communications
    4 May 2015 | 7:00 am
  • May is National Fitness and Exercise Month!

    Joslin Communications
    1 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Get moving this May! This article was originally posted May 1, 2013.  After one of New England’s longest, coldest, and snowiest winters, spring has finally bloomed! The winter season sometimes causes people to slip into a workout funk because gym routines can become boring and repetitive. But the brighter and warmer days are a great excuse to get out of the sweaty gym and enjoy some fresh air! May is National Fitness and Exercise Month so there’s no better time to get active outdoors than right now! Exercise has many positive benefits for people with diabetes. It can lower blood…
  • Doctors to be Honored at 29th Annual Evening at Pops

    Joslin Communications
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    Dr. Younger (left, speaking at an event) and Dr. Barnett (right, in the Marble Special Collections library at Joslin) will be honored at the 29th Annual Pops event on May 8. On May 8, Joslin doctors Donald Barnett, M.D. and M. Donna Younger, M.D. will be honored at Symphony Hall at the 29th Evening at Pops event. The doctors will be given the Frank and Jean Ring Memorial Award in the Fight Against Diabetes as a tribute to their remarkable careers and extraordinary commitment to Joslin Diabetes Center. Both Dr. Younger and Dr. Barnett worked alongside Dr. Elliot P. Joslin early in their…
  • Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes: Another Tool for Blood-Sugar Control

    Joslin Communications
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:45 am
    Dr. Robert Gabbay, Chief Medical Officer of Joslin This post is written by Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, chief medical officer and senior vice president of Joslin Diabetes Center. In 1920, when Dr. Frederick Banting and medical student Charles Best extracted the hormone insulin from the pancreas, they revolutionized the world of diabetes care. Insulin works by moving the sugar or glucose obtained from food into your body’s cells, which is then used for energy. People with diabetes either don’t make enough insulin, or their bodies don’t effectively use the insulin they produce. While…
 
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    Battle Diabetes

  • Smokers Who Quit May Have Bad Blood Sugar Control

    M Tyler
    4 May 2015 | 11:06 am
    There's no question that giving up cigarettes is a healthy move, but people with type 2 diabetes may experience some negative side effects when they quit smoking. Recent research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology found that HbA1c levels in diabetics who quit smoking for at least one year increased by 2.3mmol/mol (0.21 percent). HbA1c tests, which measure the average state of blood sugar control over the course of a few months, can be a critical measurement of overall health in diabetics. After one year, former smokers who continued to remain abstinent had gradually…
  • Football Player Makes It to Fourth 'Pro Bowl' Despite Diabetes Affecting Performance (Video)

    victoria1981
    3 May 2015 | 1:29 am
    Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has opened up about playing football with diabetes, saying the diagnosis affected his performance last season. Even so, the top defensive player made it to his fourth Pro Bowl. More Videos
  • Are Diabetes Complications Inevitable? Not necessarily...

    LoralDiabetes
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:19 pm
    This is a very personal post, reporting on my own recent reports on three aspects of my health: my eyes, my heart and my other affliction, leukaemia.I am writing this partly to celebrate but also to motivate any newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics, shocked and scared, who have been warned by their doctors of the inevitability of their diabetes progressing to complications. I suppose some doctors feel they need to do that to scare new people into making lifestyle changes, but too often I find dire predictions of long term complications or heart attacks lead to loss of hope. That can lead to a…
  • Protein at Breakfast: The Key for All-Day Blood Sugar Control

    M Tyler
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    Most diabetics know the importance of regular meals, but a new study confirms just how critical it is for blood sugar management to eat a protein-rich breakfast. The glucose response will change depending on how much and what you eat for breakfast, explained study author Jill Kanaley, from the University of Missouri. "In our study, we found those who ate breakfast experienced appropriate glucose responses after lunch," Kanaley said. Protein at breakfast helps the body work better to regulate blood sugar levels, which "primes" people for a better insulin response the rest of the day, she…
  • For Blood Sugar Control, Gastric Band or Weight Management Techniques Offer Similar Outcomes

    M Tyler
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Controlling blood sugar with type 2 diabetes often involves some type of weight loss or weight management approach. Doctors sometimes recommend procedures - like gastric band surgery - to help with weight control, but a new study suggests that intensive weight-management programs can be as effective as going under the knife when it comes to blood sugar control and other health outcomes. Researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital found that both approaches achieved similar outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes after one year. "It's really important to have a…
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    Healthy Diet Menus For You

  • Healthy Carbohydrate Options for Diabetic Family Members

    Dorsa
    4 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cooking for family members that are diabetic or have other health issues can sometimes be a daunting task. Carbohydrates are often a touchy subject for someone with diabetes. There are healthy carbohydrates, however, that are typically okay for your diabetic family members. The first thing you have to keep in mind when meal planning and cooking for diabetic family members is that moderation is key. Most carbohydrates are actually okay to eat, but they have to be monitored and accounted for. Overdoing it can really cause problems, so remember to include carbohydrates in moderation. It is a…
  • Thanksgiving with Diabetes Can Be Simply Delicious

    Dorsa
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Holidays can often seem daunting for anyone living with a chronic condition such as diabetes. Every morsel of food you put in your mouth, it seems, is a recipe for disaster. Many people feel that their diets have to be bland and boring in order to be healthy. The fact is, however, that your holidays can be just a delicious as ever while still fitting into your diabetes friendly diet. Here are some simple rules to make Thanksgiving with diabetes simply delicious: Moderation Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind during the holidays is moderation. In fact, this is a tip that everyone…
  • Quick and Healthy Meals for Busy Caregivers

    Dorsa
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Care-giving is perhaps one of the most difficult and often thankless jobs. Parents, nurses, and all types of caregivers often have some of the busiest schedules. Creating healthy meals for both yourself and your charges is not always easy, especially when you find yourself pressed for time. Luckily, there are plenty of easy, quick, and healthy meals that caregivers can fall back on as a solution to this common problem. Breakfast Everyone has heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is true for children, patients, and caregivers alike. Having some easy to prepare…
  • Best Cooking Oils for Diabetics

    Dorsa
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cooking without oil is certainly a difficult task, especially when you are first starting a new diet and lifestyle. Not all oils are created equal, however, and many are considered much healthier than others. These oils, when used in moderation, can actually help you increase your overall health by providing you with good nutrients and healthy fats. There are many things that should be considered when choosing the best cooking oil for your diabetic lifestyle. Some of these factors include the amount of fat in the oil, the type of fat that it is, and of course the taste. Knowing a little more…
  • 10 Ways to Make Oatmeal More Interesting

    Dorsa
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Oatmeal has so many known benefits, from heart health to weight management. Doctors everywhere recommend oatmeal as a hearty and healthy breakfast choice. Most people make a good effort to try to eat healthier, but sometimes foods like oatmeal can be a bit boring. Oatmeal, however, is an extremely versatile food that is so very easily dressed up, spiced up, and made a lot more interesting. Here are ten super simple ways to make oatmeal more interesting, so you can start enjoying your heart healthy diet and lifestyle. Spice It Up Cinnamon isn’t the only spice you can add to your…
 
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    MV Hospital

  • You Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    14 Apr 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Here are some research statistics. Start before it’s too late… Although genes may influence the development of type 2 diabetes, lifestyle factors such as excess weight, lack of exercise, an unhealthy diet, and smoking play a far greater role in the development of the condition. Some research statistics. Women who have a healthy weight (body mass index less than 25), a healthy
  • About Alcohol and Diabetes

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

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

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:09 pm
    (Not being able to recognize the symptoms of the onset of hypoglycaemia) Hypoglycaemia is the most common side effect of insulin treatment and usually presents itself with symptoms such as sweating, palpitation and hunger. These symptoms alert the person with diabetes to the condition of their glucose level so that they can take the necessary action. Some people, however, lose the
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  • The Diabetes UnConference – 2016 Las Vegas Registration is Open!

    theperfectd
    1 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    I am honored to announce that The Diabetes Collective, Inc. has opened registration for The Diabetes UnConference at The Flamingo Las Vegas from March 10 – 13, 2016.  Trying something new is scary. Trying to put on a conference where the agenda isn’t truly defined until the participants are in the room together – and […]
  • #4ForTheKid – Do Something Today

    theperfectd
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Four years ago, we beat the odds by having a healthy baby girl. I can openly acknowledge now how small the odds were that this would happen. Four percent. You read that right. Not forty percent. Four.  We knew that the odds were against us, but it wasn’t until much later, during a discussion with […]
  • Two Minute Diabetes Advocacy: 21st Century Cure Act + CGM

    theperfectd
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    One hundred years ago, those of us with Type 1 diabetes would be pushing up daisies. Pining for the fjords. Deader than doornails. Not living. Today, thanks to amazing researchers and the advancement of technology, we are living longer, healthier lives. We are living in the 21st Century. No flying cars or Jetson butlers, but […]
  • #HealtheVoices15 – Peeking Into Other Patient Communities

    theperfectd
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    When you are living with a chronic illness, your view on your particular disease can be laser focused, and that’s perfectly fine. We want to raise awareness, to share our stories, and to connect with others just like us. That’s what builds strong, impactful communities. I learned this weekend at the Health eVoices conference that […]
  • Here, There, and Everywhere: The Impact of The Diabetes UnConference

    theperfectd
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    My diabetes doesn’t take a time out. There’s no napping, no long weekend out of the office, no sabbatical. I drag this sucker everywhere and even if it doesn’t play nicely with others, it gets to come along for the ride. And I’ve been doing a lot of riding (as well as writing) these days. […]
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    Dalmia Herbal Store

  • Berberine for Diabetes-Uses, Benefits & Side Effects

    Admin
    6 May 2015 | 4:25 am
    Berberine for Diabetes Berberine has been shown its anti-diabetic properties, but its mode of action is yet unknown. It works on lowering the blood sugar levels but its long term effect on the body is unknown. Berberine is a Chinese herb that cures the diabetes but few of Chinese herbs have turned out to be […]
  • Diabetes and Health-Using Olive Oil in Cooking for Diabetics

    Admin
    5 May 2015 | 4:14 am
    Benefits of Olive Oil Diabetes is a severe disorder in which body cannot effectively use the food you eat for energy. In type1 diabetes, immune system destroys the beta cells present in the pancreas that are responsible for producing insulin needed to move glucose into cells to make energy. And type2 diabetes is associated with […]
  • Diabetes Awareness -Strictly Control Blood Sugar & Save Lives

    Admin
    4 May 2015 | 4:13 am
    The study shows that those individuals now have roughly same blood sugar levels, and doesn’t matter they were not belonged to the intensive or conventional treatment group in the 1980s. But some decades ago, the individuals who acquired intensive treatment were less risk of having death. The result of the study shows the actual number of deaths 43 vs. 107. The main causes of death were heart disease like heart attack or stroke and some severe complications that occur due to the extremely high or low blood sugar levels.
  • Gastroparesis: Symptoms, Complications and Treatment

    Admin
    2 May 2015 | 1:40 am
    Gastroparesis is a problem that affects the individuals with type1 and type2 diabetes in which stomach can’t empty itself food in regular basis. It is occurred due to the damage of vagus nerves that manages the digestive system. A vagus nerve manages the movement of food. Due to the damaged vagus nerves, the muscles of […]
  • Diabetes and Health-Milk Thistle’s Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

    Admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:16 am
    The fact is that there is not sufficient data to prove its benefits to liver. Some recent research shows that milk thistle may help in the alcohol-related liver problems. But the other researches show that there is not any improvement in liver function of this group of individuals. Some researches show that it may provide benefits for people whose liver problems occur due to the industrial toxins, such as toluene and xylene. More researches are necessary to see the actual benefits of milk thistle on the liver.
 
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    Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)

  • Poco Dolce Confections Recalls Sesame Toffee And Other Individually Wrapped Tile Varieties Due To Milk Allergen Undeclared On Label

    healthy_blogging
    5 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    by Joseph According to a posting on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, Poco Dolce Confections of San Francisco, CA has announced a recall of all Almond, Aztec Chile, Burnt Caramel, Almond Coconut, Ginger, and Sesame Toffee Individually Wrapped Tiles. According to the press release, Poco Dolce Confections immediately segregated its entire Individually Wrapped Tiles inventory and said that it's notifying consumers and customers not to consume the product. The Individually Wrapped Tiles are individually wrapped 2” square pieces of Bittersweet Chocolate in glassine envelopes which…
  • Perimenopause Symptoms – The Transition

    healthy_blogging
    5 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Perimenopause Symptoms – The Transition Submitted by: Susan Megge Until you reached this stage in your life, there’s a high probability that you’d never even heard of perimenopause. As a matter of fact, you were probably a bit surprised that perimenopause (the transitional period before menopause) could begin so early in life, and last for ten years – sometimes even longer. Symptoms of perimenopause are described almost exactly as those associated with menopause, and may include: • Weight gain (especially around the mid-section) • Mood changes • Night sweats • Hot flashes •…
  • Cranberries Boost Prostate Health

    healthy_blogging
    3 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Cranberries Boost Prostate Health Submitted by: David J. Blyweiss, M.D If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, I’m sure you’re familiar with the healing effects of cranberries. But here’s something you may not know. It turns out that the protective effects of cranberries may also extend to men’s prostates. This is great news for all men, especially those who battle prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland) or who suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Cranberries are a wonderful source of potent antioxidants, especially proanthocyanidins (a group of condensed…
  • The Final Three Weeks

    healthy_blogging
    2 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Final Three Weeks Submitted by: Curt Shryack By now you have spent months training and now it is time to get ready for the marathon. Now it’s time to get ready for marathon day. Begin by running your longest run of 22 miles three weeks before race day. Studies have shown that three weeks is the perfect amount of time for the body to adapt to this last run and still be rested enough to perform at its best on race day. This week will be your highest mileage total of your taper. Next week reduce your mileage by...
  • Planning For Travel With Diabetes And Insulin

    healthy_blogging
    1 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Planning For Travel With Diabetes And Insulin Submitted by: Vivian L. Brennan Travel can be a lot of fun, but it takes some advance planning. People with diabetes have to plan a little more. Here are a few things to keep in mind about your insulin when you head out for that dream vacation. Your Blood Sugar When you are traveling, it is important to monitor your blood sugar more closely. This means checking your blood sugar every four hours when you are awake. Travel can be stressful, which can raise your blood sugar level. Don’t treat your blood sugar...
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    The Pink Elephant Sisters

  • Weight Loss Journey: Goodbye April

    30 Apr 2015 | 9:16 am
    I have been a little lax on my blogging this week.  Nothing too exciting is happening.  I am just working more and going to the gym every week day.  I have been working on the Annual All High School Car Show that is May 9th.  Me, Roger and about 5 other people put it on.  It's a lot of work and I complain about it the entire time but the day of the show when that one kid thanks you for what you've done, it makes it all worth while.Well my work schedule changed AGAIN so I am now working 8 am to 5 pm.   I am so used to getting off at 3:30 that it has been a tough…
  • 100th Blog!

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    This is our 100th blog post here at the Pink Elephant Sisters.  Can you believe it?  I started this whole thing back on July 31st, 2012.  Initially, my focus was to keep me occupied and help me finish projects.  Soon, it changed to include my musings and life traumas.  Then, I added my sister to the mix and included her amazing crafting abilities.  Right now, the focus is on my Weight Loss Journey.  The point is, I love my blog.  I love my outlet.  I love sharing my stories and food and crafts.  Since this is a pretty momentous occasions, I…
  • Weight Loss Journey: Goals Reached, Proud Auntie and Gym Days

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:45 am
    Friday morning, April 10th, I weighed myself before work.  I had done it, I reached my 50 lb goal in just 4 months.  I literally screamed with joy.  I wish someone had been home with me but I just had the cats to celebrate with.  I did post about it on Facebook and got so much positive feedback.  I can't say enough how much I appreciate all my friends and family for their support and love.  The guys at work want to celebrate but everything they can think of involves food.  My treat to myself is my Planet Fitness Membership and a new pair of athletic…
  • Weight Loss Journey: A Break-Up, A Visitor and A New Page

    9 Apr 2015 | 1:26 pm
    It's a really sad day for me and I hate to even talk about this but I have to.  After last night, I am sad to report that we are breaking up.  We have been together for so long but it's time that we parted ways.  I wanted you all to hear it from me.  He has caused me too many stomach aches lately.  Cheese and I are over.  He has been my favorite for so long but apparently my stomach says he isn't allowed to come around anymore.  I may be able to sneak him in small doses but cheese quesadillas, nachos, or anything covered in an ooey gooey delicious layer of…
  • Repurposed Photo Frame Jewelry Hanger

    6 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Another easy project off my to do list and I made it all with stuff I had already at home.About 7 years ago, we put our house on the market.  Our Realtor told us to unclutter and remove all personal photos.  We did and when our house didn't sell, we never put them back up.  Part of it was laziness and part of it was depression because we really wanted to move.  Well I finally got around to unpacking them and hanging most of them back up.  In the packing however, I had 2 frames that had broken glass.  I removed the glass and saved the frames to make this…
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    Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes

  • 10 Good Fruits for Diabetics

    3 May 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Diabetics have to be very careful attention to what they eat. There are some foods that should be avoided by diabetics. However, there are also foods that can control their blood sugar levels. Fruits with high and rich in protein and vitamins can help control blood sugar levels (also read : 5 foods for diabetics which can maintain blood sugar stability). Here are 10 good fruits consumed by diabetics, as reported Boldsky.1. ApplesEating an apple a day can keep you from various diseases. This is also true for diabetics. Apples are rich in pectin which can reduce high insulin levels. Eating…
  • Effect of Diabetes on Female Sexual Life

    28 Apr 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Diabetes not only affects male sexual life. Women who have the disease can be difficult to enjoy activities with friends because it is difficult to orgasm and dryness of the vaginalIntercourse is actually beneficial for diabetics. Sex is good for the heart, blood circulation, helps you sleep and improve mood. Unfortunately, not all people with diabetes can enjoy a pleasant sex.Nerve damage makes women with diabetes is difficult to get orgasm. Diabetes also causes dryness of  vaginal so when penetrate, she feels sick.Is there a solution to these problems? Diabetes expert and author of…
  • Effect of Diabetes on Male Sexual Life

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:20 am
    Good Sexual health is an important factor among other factors to enjoy a happy sex life. At the same time, there are several factors that negatively influence the health of men and women. These include aging, stress and disease. One of the diseases that seriously affect the health of sexuality in men is diabetes. A recent study has concluded that more than half of the men with diabetes may experience poor sexual health or even impotence.It is important for people with diabetes and their partners to understand how and why this happens. Sexual arousal and erection in men is caused by signals…
  • Insulin Therapy for Diabetics (4)

    21 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    Continuation Of Insulin Therapy for DiabeticsOral-lynTM: Generex Biotechnology Corporation (Toronto, Canada) is developing a buccal insulin formulation based on RapidMistTM, an advanced buccal drug delivery technology. Oral-lynTM is a liquid formulation of human regular insulin with a spray propellant for prandial insulin therapy. The formulation results in an aerosol with relatively large micelles where the majority of the particles have a mean size >10 μm and therefore cannot go into the lungs. Each puff is claimed to deliver 10 U of insulin. The absorption rate of administered insulin…
  • Insulin Therapy for Diabetics (3)

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:57 am
    Continuation Of Insulin Therapy for DiabeticsLinjeta™, formally called VIAject®, is recombinant human insulin with a fast onset of action. In a study of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic properties of an ultrafast insulin, it was found to have an earlier onset of action and shorter time to maximal plasma insulin concentration. VIAject®, compared to human insulin, had less within-subject variability of plasma insulin. In a double blind, three-way crossover study with VIAject® compared to lispro insulin, VIAject® was found to be bioequivalent to the previously used formulation and had…
 
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