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  • Vijaysar’s bark an ayurvedic herb to control diabetes

    Herbal Wood Glass
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:49 am
    In ancient times, pieces of Vijaysar were used to manage the diabetes. These pieces were soaked in water overnight and in morning, this water is filtrate with cloth and given to the individual who has diabetes.
  • Ayurveda- Balancing diabetes in following step

    Herbal Wood Glass
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    According to Ayurveda, diabetes incorporates in the Prameha category. Prameha is related with urinary disorder, abnormally characterized by abounding urination with several unusual qualities. In Ayurveda, diabetes is known as Madhumeha. In Ayurveda, diabetes is based on an absolute change in lifestyle of a person. Nature offers us an amazing ability which can assist us […]
  • Molecule could suppress immune system's 'friendly fire'

    Diabetes News From Medical News Today
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Scientists have found a molecule that could potentially accelerate clinical trials to combat autoimmune diseases.
  • National University study looks at chronic disease - psychiatric distress link

    Diabetes News From Medical News Today
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Mental disorders and chronic diseases have been reported to independently affect half of the US population.
  • Healthy holiday tips for people with diabetes

    Diabetes News From Medical News Today
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    From Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, the holidays can be fun and heartwarming. They can also be exhausting and stressful.
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  • Grapefruit Juice May Affect Insulin Resistance

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Drinking grapefruit juice daily can lead to weight loss and help control blood glucose...
  • Light Technology May Be Used to Control Type 2 Diabetes

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Use of blue LED light activates sulfonylureas...
  • Blocking a Genetic Variant Associated with Type 2 Diabetes May Improve Insulin Secretion

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Yohimbine, a α2A-adrenergic receptor agonist, showed a 29% increase in insulin secretion in patients with type 2 diabetes related to the genetic variation...
  • Iron-rich Foods May Put Night Workers at Greater Risk of Diabetes

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
    The researchers found that dietary iron plays an important role in the circadian clock of the liver. "Iron is like the dial that sets the timing of the body clock," said lead author Judith Simcox from the University of Utah in the US. The liver's circadian clock is set by food intake. As people sleep, this clock helps maintain a constant blood glucose level and then causes it to spike just before they wake up. They found that when heme binds to circadian proteins, their activity increases and causes the liver to optimally control blood glucose levels. Increased activity of a circadian protein…
  • Diabetes Patients Have a Poor Response to Stress

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Type 2 diabetes patients exhibited a weak ability to regulate blood pressure, cholesterol and heart rate when they experienced stress, a new study showed. Researchers also noted increased depressive and hostile symptoms in these patients. The researchers looked at the biological systems of 140 patients with type 2 diabetes and found that they have an impaired ability to normalize blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol in response to stress. According to the authors, the findings suggest potential underlying causes of type 2 diabetes. PNAS Oct 2014
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  • Ask D’Mine: No Sugar-Coating Diabetes Candy Fear

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Happy Halloween Week once again, Diabetes Community! You got it, Folks — with Oct. 31 just around the corner, this week we bring you the latest FEAR edition of our diabetes advice column, Ask D’Mine, that pops up this time…The post Ask D’Mine: No Sugar-Coating Diabetes Candy Fear appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Meet Irina: Special Tale of an Unwanted Dog with Diabetes

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hey, you think it’s tough living with diabetes yourself? Try managing your own D and also having a cute little pet with diabetes whose blood sugar you have to manage as well. We ran a report on the topic of…The post Meet Irina: Special Tale of an Unwanted Dog with Diabetes appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Progress Report: Diabetes Research Involving That C-Word

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Diabetes research always seems to be making the news… I know what you’re thinking: “Quick, hide the mice!” and “Don’t say the C-word!” And yes… you’re on high alert for adjectives like “imminent,” “breakthrough” and “soon.” Yep, we feel you.…The post Progress Report: Diabetes Research Involving That C-Word appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • New Video Review of the Medtronic 530G Pump/CGM System

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A wonderful diabetes educator we know who also lives with type 1 herself likes to say that “it isn’t until diabetes products are in the hands of patients — and used and abused properly in the real world — that…The post New Video Review of the Medtronic 530G Pump/CGM System appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Medtronic Minimed 530G Insulin Pump with CGM – Review

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Longtime type 1 Travis Fuger reviews the Medtronic Minimed 530G system, including an advanced insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM). REVIEWER’S BREAKDOWN - PROs: the CCM sensor interacts with the insulin pump directly instead of another gadget, meaning you…The post Medtronic Minimed 530G Insulin Pump with CGM – Review appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
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  • Diabetes UK launches new Care in School Helpline

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Diabetes UK has launched a new helpline, available to families in Carmarthenshire, to make sure that children with Type 1 diabetes get the support they need to make the most of their time at school. The new helpline is supported by the charity's National Charity Partnership with Tesco and will provide phone and email support to parents who are trying to get the care their child is entitled to at school.
  • Meet Irina: Special Tale of an Unwanted Dog with Diabetes

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Hey, you think it's tough living with diabetes yourself? Try managing your own D and also having a cute little pet with diabetes whose blood sugar you have to manage as well. We ran a report on the topic of pets with diabetes back in early 2013, but haven't yet had a chance to hear first-hand from anyone who has a pancreatically-challenged four-legged friend.
  • MU student's death highlights difficulties balancing Type 1 diabetes, college life

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:42 am
    The MU graduate student hangs his insulin pump from a belt loop in hopes that it will spark conversation about Type 1 diabetes, which affects about 208,000 people under the age of 20, according to the American Diabetes Association. In 2010, it was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Mother's gestational diabetes linked to daughters being overweight later

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Women who developed gestational diabetes and were overweight before pregnancy were at a higher risk of having daughters who were obese later in childhood, according to new research published today in Diabetes Care . Based on long-term research that included a multi-ethnic cohort of 421 girls and their mothers , the study is among the first to directly link maternal hyperglycemia to offspring being overweight later.
  • Sunshine Keeps Us Skinny? A Little Sunlight Can Slow The Progression Of Obesity And Diabetes

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:05 pm
    With all off the negative attention the sun gets due to its role in skin cancer, it can be easy for us to forget just how important sunlight is for maintaining overall health. A recent study conducted by researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Western Australia, and Universities of Edinburgh and Southampton has revealed that moderate exposure to sunlight can help slow the development of obesity and diabetes.
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  • Significant increase in type 1 diabetes rates among non-Hispanic white youth

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    The rate of non-Hispanic white youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes increased significantly from 2002 to 2009 in all but the youngest age group of children, according to a new study.
  • New test could identify infants with rare insulin disease

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    A rare form of a devastating disease that causes low blood sugar levels in babies and infants may now be recognized earlier thanks to a new test. Congenital hyperinsulinism starves a baby's brain of blood sugar and can lead to lifelong brain damage or permanent disability. The condition occurs when specialised cells in the pancreas release too much insulin which causes frequent low sugar episodes -- the clinical opposite of diabetes. Treatment includes drugs to reduce insulin release but in the most serious cases the pancreas is removed.
  • Protecting us from our cells: Research could speed trials to treat auto-immune diseases

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Our immune system defends us from harmful bacteria and viruses, but, if left unchecked, the cells that destroy those invaders can turn on the body itself, causing auto-immune diseases like type-1 diabetes or multiple sclerosis. A molecule called insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) boosts the body’s natural defense against this ‘friendly fire’, scientists have found. The findings are especially exciting because IGF-1 is already approved for use in patients, which could speed up the move to clinical trials for treating auto-immune diseases.
  • Does exercise slows the onset of type 1 diabetes in children, adults?

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Rates of type 1 diabetes -- the autoimmune form of the condition that often begins in childhood and eventually results in lifelong dependency on insulin -- are increasing in almost all nations worldwide. However, while it appears possible from research in other forms of diabetes that physical exercise could slow the progression of this disease, there have been no studies to date that explore this in patients with type 1 diabetes.
  • Diet for your DNA: Novel nutrition plan sparks debate around data protection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Scott S
    14 Nov 2013 | 11:26 am
    The diabetes community lost another member recently.  I knew her as Mary Hunt, and she died at age 66.  She had been hospitalized for illness recently, so her passing was not a complete surprise to her family, but its always sad when we lose someone of any age.  Her husband Dave shared the news via email the other day.  In many ways, Mary was one of the developers of today's Diabetes Online Community.  She helped start the Diabetics International Foundation [http://members.tripod.com/diabetics_world/], which worked tirelessly for the many patients who suffered…
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  • Type-1 and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:10 pm
    A reader of this blog asked me what I knew about the relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Type-1 Diabetes.  I didn't know anything, but over the last few weeks, I've been looking through the research.  There is not a lot, but what there is, I've summarized here. The sound track for this posting is Bon Jovi's I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/I+ll+Sleep+When+I+m+Dead/wu1oT This is an area where it is important not to mix up type-2 and type-1 diabetes, and to remember that people who say "diabetes" almost always mean "type-2 diabetes".  One of the more…
  • Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:26 pm
    This is purely my own experience and opinion. There are arguments out there that claim taking vitamin and mineral supplements does nothing to help improve health. That they are a waste of money, and in some cases can be harmful. Some state that our bodies can't properly metabolize the supplements in pill form because our bodies are made to draw the nutrients from the source (food, etc.) and so just spill the nutrients from pills through the bodies urine. I can't say if these claims are true, or even if I've stated them accurately, because I am no professional. I can say with certainty,…
  • Reflecting...and celebrating, With a little guilt.

    Dan P
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    So, today was my 6 month endo appt. No big deal, right? Well today while talking to her, I was overwhelmed by so many emotions. Pride. Joy. Luck. Amazement. And guilt. Why guilt? Ill get to that. I dont really blog much, but wanted to share this with my TuD fam. Endo (after looking at my blood work): Well, your cholesterol is about 25 points too high, and you could probably stand to lose about 15 pounds. Me (after all these things hit me): Uh, really? Thats it? Endo: Were you expecting something else? Me: You know what doc? Ive had type 1 for 48 years now (this is my diaversary, give or take…
  • Achy Breaky Chest

    rick the "Blogabetic"
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Achy Breaky Chest Well it’s over. I mean it’s not completely over, but most of the way. The hard part at least is done; I am feeling better and yada-yada. Actually things went very well and while I would have liked some changes it was about an 85% good thing as far as surgery is concerned. I mean let’s face it surgery is pretty close to the bottom of things you look forward to, so 85% is probably a pretty good outcome, I suppose? So here are my memories: 1. I checked in at 10 AM on October 7 and there waiting were the customary implements of goodness. An open back gown, blood pressure…
  • My gallbladder related stuff is unfortunately not over

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    I thought it'd all be over when I got it removed and the stones removed from my bile ducts/stents put in Unfortunately , I still have a biliary stricture, meaning my biliary ducts are narrowed. I had my 3rd ERCP today with HIGH HOPES that it was done and over with and the stents would come out and I'd be free from this, but that was not the case at all.  It's very likely from the gallstone that was in the duct that left scarring and the previous 2 ERCP procedures  I'm fearing for my liver and my life at this point, I'm only 23 and I have to worry about things I really shouldn't have to.
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  • Choose Your Own Adventure: The Health Plan Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hashtag Vote4DM

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    If ever there was any doubt that I follow a lot of people with diabetes. My timeline runneth over with #Vote4DM tweets. And it feels great. — Chris | Just Talking (@iam_spartacus) October 23, 2014 The fine folks at StripSafely have created #Vote4DM, “a targeted awareness campaign that lets you ask Congress to support three bills related to diabetes already on the Hill.” The bills we’re talking about aim to coordinate federal diabetes policy, provide quality diabetes education and cover CGM for T1Ds over 65. I recognize the importance of diabetes Advocacy –…
  • Just Talking with Julie Cerrone

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Julie Cerrone joins me this week to talk about things like avascular necrosis, psoriatic arthritis, complex regional pain syndrome, finding (and focusing on) positive thoughts when they are needed most, and how patient communities have made a significant difference in her life. We also sneak in some hockey trash talk, as one does. Enjoy. Follow Julie on Twitter at @justagoodlife and check out her blog at itsjustabadday.com. http://traffic.libsyn.com/iamspartacus/Just_Talking-262-With_Julie_Cerrone.mp3 Run Time – 43:54 Send your feedback to feedback@justtalkingpodcast.com. Download the…
  • Open Browser Tabs

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

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

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

  • {Type 1 Tuesday} 10.14.14

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

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

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

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

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

  • Diwali For the Carb Conscious

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Voices I Hear

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

    Scott Strange
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Walking down the hall toward my first panel discussion on Chronic Illness and Depression (check it out below), I was feeling pretty anxious. While I’ve written extensively of my own experiences with depression and my journey with therapy, being recorded & even part of a live webcast was uncomfortably different. I was putting a [...]
  • Are Patients a Distraction at Conferences?

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

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

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

  • Sunshine may slow down type 2 diabetes progression, weight gain

    M Tyler
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    The power of ultraviolet light (i.e., sunshine) may be able to slow down the progression of type 2 diabetes and prevent weight gain, according to a new study published in Diabetes. Testing the effects of UV light on overfed mice, researchers found that the rodents displayed fewer signs of type 2 diabetes, like abnormal blood glucose levels or insulin resistance. Additionally, UV-exposed mice seemed to gain less weight, despite being overfed. Vitamin D production didn't appear to play a role in the effects, the study reported, as nitric oxide was likely the cause - which is released by the…
  • Military Service and Diabetes

    Susan Renzo
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    There are few things more disappointing to a potential military recruit than to find out that they have diabetes and cannot sign up. As one can imagine, our military members need to be strong, healthy and free from any disability that would require attention while in the field. The equipment they carry into battle cannot include needles and insulin. When someone makes the decision to join a branch of our military, they are subject to a battery of tests for aptitude, intelligence and strength. They also receive a full medical evaluation. It is here that recruits sometimes learn for the first…
  • Type 1 diabetes climbing in non-Hispanic white youth

    M Tyler
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    In a study that included data on more than 2 million children and adolescents in the U.S., researchers found that type 1 diabetes is on the rapid rise among non-Hispanic white youth. From 2002 to 2009, the rate of type 1 diabetes rose from 24.4 per 100,000 kids in the first year of the study to 27.4 per 100,000 youth in the last year of the research. The most pronounced increases were seen in children between the ages of 5 and 9. "Type 1 diabetes is the predominant form of diabetes diagnosed in childhood. The incidence has been rising in many other countries, particularly in Europe, but data…
  • Handheld and Wearable Tools for Diabetes Pain (Interview)

    M Tyler
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    It’s a big challenge to measure and manage diabetes pain. But two tools developed by NeuroMetrix, Inc. – the NC-stat®® DPNCheck® and the SENSUS™ Pain Management System – offer paths forward in both areas. DPNCheck can be held in doctors’ hands, while people with diabetes can wear the SENSUS device, offering a level of convenience previously unavailable. We spoke with Shai N. Gozani, M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of NeuroMetrix, to get the details. Can you give us an overview of the problem your technologies are designed to address?
  • Trick-or-treat wisdom: Study says kids will eat sweet treats despite hunger levels

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

  • 5 Surprising Ways Stress Messes With Your Health

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    More than 40 percent of adults say their stress level has increased over the past five years. (C.J. Burton/Corbis) Most people get that stress contributes to the most common —and most threatening —health problems, including biggies such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • The Truth About Women and Alcoholism

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Photo by By Gabrielle Glaser for The Daily Beast When Elizabeth Peña died last week, her family said she died after a brief illness. We now know that the Cuban-American actress’s untimely demise was the result of cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol abuse, in addition to acute gastrointestinal bleeding, cardiopulmonary arrest, and cardiogenic shock.
  • 5 “Health” Foods That Are Worse Than a Donut

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    The American supermarket is like a Halloween parade in reverse. To go trick or treating, neighborhood kids dress up as goblins and try to take sugar out of your hands. But at the supermarket, gruesome creatures dress up as kindly benefactors and try to put sugar into your hands. At Eat This, Not That! , we’re pulling the mask off of seemingly healthy products seemingly healthy products that are secretly packed with truly unhealthy levels of sweetener.
  • The 10 Saltiest Foods in America

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Most of us have heard that it’s a good idea to “cut down on sodium,” but besides making sure the top to the salt shaker is screwed on properly, what does that really mean? Well, first, realize that salt is an essential mineral that our body can’t function without. Current dietary guidelines for Americans recommend that adults in general should consume no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) ofsodium per day (1500 if you have high blood pressure, are African American, or are over age 51.) If 2300 mg sounds like a lot, it is.
  • When Kids Are Depressed, Music Can Help

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    A new study has found that music therapy can reduce depression and raise self-esteem in young people. 
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    This is Caleb...

  • #FDA Approves #DexCom #Share | DexCom Share

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Shipments will begin October 22nd and price is $299. Prescription is not needed. From CNBC: SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Dexcom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM), a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its CGM remote mobile communications device: Dexcom SHARE. Dexcom SHARE, an accessory to the Dexcom G4® PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, uses a secure wireless connection to transmit the glucose levels of a person with diabetes to the smartphones of up to…
  • #Nightscout | The New Rig #WeAreNotWaiting #CGMinTheCloud

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)

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

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

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

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

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    ‘When Divya (11) requested her class teacher permission to use the restroom for the third time in an hour, the older woman warned her against playing the fool. Embarrassed the child returned to her seat. Divya is not alone. Several children with Type 1 diabetes suffer in silence without proper support in school and among peers.’    - The Times of India  Children with diabetes
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  • Type 1Diabetes + No Insurance? How Little Can You Pay To Live?

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    You are an adult with T1 diabetes living in the United States. You have no health insurance – or worse, health insurance with such a high deductible that everything you need is out of your own pocket. This is today’s reality for so many people. Want to know how much having diabetes and paying out […]
  • Two Minute Diabetes Advocacy: #Vote4DM

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

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

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

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

  • Ayurveda is a miracle herb and boon to humanity

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

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

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

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

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