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  • That's using your head: Brain regulates fat metabolism, potentially stopping disease

    Diabetes News
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:43 pm
    Now a researcher has shown a link between how the brain can regulate fat metabolism, potentially stopping the development of this disease risk factor in obesity and diabetes. Ways of keeping the heart healthy has widened, with the discovery that the brain can help fight off hardening of the arteries.
  • Diabetes stigma – Another challenge for people with diabetes

    MV Hospital
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:03 am
    In addition to the difficulties of managing blood glucose levels, many people with diabetes face an additional burden – that of diabetes stigma. For people with Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM) the main form of stigma relates to how it began.  People sometimes associate it with a poor and indisciplined lifestyle - lack of physical activity, eating too much of the wrong food and obesity. However,
  • I Don’t Expect You To Know…

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    theperfectd
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    My car runs on unleaded gas. It goes from point A to point B (and sometimes to point H when I don’t follow the GPS correctly) and it has an engine. I understand the basics of internal combustion and in my more adventurous youth, I even changed my spark plugs and oil on my own. […]
  • Secrets For Diabetes Treatment: How To Deal With It

    Dalmia Herbal Store
    Admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:58 am
    Secrets of Diabetes Treatment It is natural that people with diabetes feel depressed about their state, but instead of losing their hope, they should be encouraged to fight and beat diabetes naturally. I know that medication of diabetes is very expensive, but it is not the only way to prevent the diabetes. For type2 diabetes, […]
  • Probiotic helps treat diabetes in rats, could lead to human remedy

    Diabetes News -- ScienceDaily
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:48 am
    Researchers have engineered a strain of lactobacillus, a human probiotic common in the gut, to secrete a Glucagen-like peptide (GPL-1). They then administered it orally to diabetic rats for 90 days and found the rats receiving the engineered probiotic had up to 30 percent lower high blood glucose, a hallmark of diabetes.
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  • Editor's Note, DCMS #225

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 pm
    According to researchers from the CDC in Atlanta, medical spending attributable to diabetes per person doubled between 1987 and 2011. The economic burden of the disease on patients and our health care system has increased substantially, Xiaohui Zhuo, PhD, of the agency's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, told Endocrine Today. The trend is simply unsustainable if the number of diabetes patients continues to grow. Part of the problem comes from the younger age that patients are developing diabetes as well as the more heroic…
  • Barbara E. Corkey, PhD, Introduction: The Unknown Causes of Diabetes and Obesity

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Dr. Barbara E. Corkey introduces herself and explains a little about the work she and her team do in her lab, examining the effects of various substances, both nutritional and non-food substances, on the human cell....
  • Diabetes Mellitus 101 for Cardiologists, Part 16

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
    In this week's Homerun Slides from Dr. Stanley Schwartz, we look into exactly what a more aggressive therapy towards treating diabetes might look like with a review of dual and triple therapy approaches as well as which medications can be used and when. We also examine the cardiovascular impact of these therapies...
  • Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Ed., Excerpt #28: Diabetes in Old Age

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:03 am
    Rudy Bilous, MD, FRCP Richard Donnelly, MD, PHD, FRCP, FRACP There is a steep age-related increase in the prevalence of diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance which applies equally to both sexes. Overall, diabetes prevalence is higher in men, but there are more women with diabetes. In devel­oping countries, most people with diabetes are in the 45–64-year age band, whereas in developed countries the majority of people with diabetes are aged> 64 years (Figure 29.1 ). There is a particularly high frequency of type 2 diabetes in certain susceptible ethnic groups such as black…
  • Treat the Whole Patient, Not Just Part

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:53 am
    We were running a clinical study on erectile dysfunction. An obese 68-year-old male came in looking for help for his ED, so he thought he might qualify for the study. He had not had a medical workup for some time and wasn't aware of any underlying diseases. I recommended he be screened for diabetes. He was then diagnosed with prediabetes and accepted into the study. He was also complaining of intermittent mild shoulder and back discomfort but thought it was due to his arthritis. Upon my suggestion, he agreed to consent for the cardiovascular arm of the study....
 
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  • #FliptheClinic Seeks Ideas to Disrupt Healthcare

    AmyT
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Yes, I know — another catchy “let’s disrupt healthcare” hashtag/campaign. Is there any meat behind it? And as we go about our lives with diabetes, why should we care? That was my reaction too, when I first started hearing about…The post #FliptheClinic Seeks Ideas to Disrupt Healthcare appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • If Insulin Pumps Could Talk… (It’s in the Works)

    MikeH
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Every day, I look at my insulin pump screen and push the buttons to give myself the medication that keeps me alive. I’m lucky, because I can see what I’m doing. But many can’t. And with diabetes, I am afraid…The post If Insulin Pumps Could Talk… (It’s in the Works) appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Diabetes Pipelines & Opps: From the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

    MikeH
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    At the start of every year, the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference hits San Francisco. With lots of men in suits running this way and that, it looks more like an East Coast event than what you’d expect in the California…The post Diabetes Pipelines & Opps: From the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Sunday Funnies: Baby, It’s Cold Outside

    AmyT
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
      When winter temperatures plunge, we PWDs (people with diabetes) face ever new challenges. And Necessity is the Mother of Invention, of course…     Thanks to the talented Terry Keelan, a type 1 in southern California who’s continuing his…The post Sunday Funnies: Baby, It’s Cold Outside appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Ask D’Mine: Marking 200 Great Pieces of Diabetes Advice

    WilD
    17 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    What a special day this is for us, as today marks the 200th edition of our weekly Ask D’Mine diabetes advice column, penned here by the esteemed Wil Dubois, a fellow type 1 himself, author and clinical educator. We’re delighted…The post Ask D’Mine: Marking 200 Great Pieces of Diabetes Advice appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
 
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    Diabetes News

  • 'Healthy' fat tissue could be key to reversing type 2 diabetes

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:32 am
    Preventing inflammation in obese fat tissue may hold the key to preventing or even reversing type 2 diabetes, new research has found. The scientists found they could 'reverse' type 2 diabetes in laboratory models by dampening the inflammatory response in fat tissue.
  • 60 percent of type 2 diabetes preventable: Austrian experts

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.
  • Having trouble sleeping? This could be why

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:17 am
    Counting sheep ... If simple fixes don't work, there could be a more serious reason for your lack of sleep. So you spent a day in the sun, surf and sand and now you're in bed, hot and bothered and tangled in sheets because it's too hot to have the window closed and there are too many mosquitos to risk staying uncovered.
  • The goodness of brown rice

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:58 pm
    What is brown rice? How is it different from the more commonly available and consumed white rice? Brown rice is also called "unpolished" rice. It is actually how all rice looks like before it is polished.
  • That's using your head: Brain regulates fat metabolism, potentially stopping disease

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:43 pm
    Now a researcher has shown a link between how the brain can regulate fat metabolism, potentially stopping the development of this disease risk factor in obesity and diabetes. Ways of keeping the heart healthy has widened, with the discovery that the brain can help fight off hardening of the arteries.
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    Diabetes News -- ScienceDaily

  • 'Healthy' fat tissue could be key to reversing type 2 diabetes

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    Preventing inflammation in obese fat tissue may hold the key to preventing or even reversing type 2 diabetes, new research has found. The scientists found they could 'reverse' type 2 diabetes in laboratory models by dampening the inflammatory response in fat tissue.
  • That's using your head: Brain regulates fat metabolism, potentially stopping disease

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:25 am
    Atherosclerosis -- hardening and narrowing of the arteries -- can be caused by fat build up that causes plaque deposits, and is one of the main causes of cardiovascular disease. Now a researcher has shown a link between how the brain can regulate fat metabolism, potentially stopping the development of this disease risk factor in obesity and diabetes.
  • Probiotic helps treat diabetes in rats, could lead to human remedy

    27 Jan 2015 | 7:48 am
    Researchers have engineered a strain of lactobacillus, a human probiotic common in the gut, to secrete a Glucagen-like peptide (GPL-1). They then administered it orally to diabetic rats for 90 days and found the rats receiving the engineered probiotic had up to 30 percent lower high blood glucose, a hallmark of diabetes.
  • New Canadian guideline to help prevent, manage adult obesity

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    A new Canadian guideline to help prevent and manage obesity in adult patients recommends body mass index measurement for both prevention and management and structured behavioral changes to help those who are overweight or obese to lose weight. The guideline is aimed at physicians and health care providers.
  • Dental experts show why wound healing is impaired in diabetics

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    A critical molecule has been identified by a team of dental scientists that helps explain why diabetics suffer from impaired healing. Their results pinpoint a target for therapies that could help boost healing.
 
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    DIABETES NEWS - Google News

  • Can older people raise health risks by controlling their diabetes too tightly? - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

    Google Inc.
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Pittsburgh Post GazetteCan older people raise health risks by controlling their diabetes too tightly?Pittsburgh Post GazetteOlder people with diabetes are often told about the importance of keeping their blood sugar levels under control to prevent long-term complications, like cardiovascular disease or kidney damage. But studies are showing that some are actually Discovery may impact treatment of diabetesThe Michigan DailyNewly discovered brain pathway could lead to new treatments for hypoglycemiaDiabetes.co.ukall 6 news articles »
  • Type 1 Diabetes: 3 Developments to Watch in 2015 - Huffington Post

    Google Inc.
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:19 am
    Dallas Morning NewsType 1 Diabetes: 3 Developments to Watch in 2015Huffington PostFor the approximately 1.5 million people in the U.S. living with type 1 diabetes, 2014 was a year of significant advances. Treatments and technologies are improving. Research is uncovering new paths to understand the disease and develop better treatments.A vicious cycle: Losing sleep over diabetesDallas Morning NewsKids, parents living with Type 1 diabetes find hope, support at first East End RiverheadLOCALResearchers studying automated artificial pancreas could improve management Diabetes.co.ukN.C. State…
  • Free diabetes screenings on Fridays at new EVMS/Obici center in Suffolk - Daily Press (blog)

    Google Inc.
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    Free diabetes screenings on Fridays at new EVMS/Obici center in SuffolkDaily Press (blog)The center is scheduled to open on Friday, Jan. 30, in the Sentara Obici Hospital Medical Office Building; free screenings will be offered on a walk-in basis on Fridays in the Diabetes Center's office, 1790 Godwin Blvd., Suite 320, Suffolk, between 9 a
  • Public Release: 27-Jan-2015 'Healthy' fat tissue could be key to reversing ... - EurekAlert (press release)

    Google Inc.
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    EurekAlert (press release)Public Release: 27-Jan-2015 'Healthy' fat tissue could be key to reversing EurekAlert (press release)More than 850,000 Australians are estimated to have type 2 diabetes, which is the most common type of diabetes, and its prevalence is rising. The disease is strongly linked with 'lifestyle' factors, such as being overweight or having high blood pressure.'Healthy' fat tissue could be key to reversing type 2 diabetesMedical XpressPreventing obesity-related inflammation may reverse type 2 diabetesNews-Medical.netall 3 news articles »
  • Diabetes and heart disease - KCRG

    Google Inc.
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    KCRGDiabetes and heart diseaseKCRGOften when we learn we have a particular disease, like diabetes, we focus so much on it that we ignore how medical conditions are often interconnected. Take your heart, for example. Diabetes is now considered the strongest risk you can have for and more »
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    Bitter-Sweet™

  • Thank You, Flu Shot . . .

    Karen
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    Given the news that this year’s flu shot has been less than effective, you might think I wrote this post title with a heavy dose of sarcasm.  That could not be farther from the truth. I’ll let you... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Revisiting: Sick

    Karen
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    Pete came home one day last week with a cold.  Of course, as always, he shared.  After four days cooped up in the house together, we both started to feel better.  (Except for the fact that we pretty... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Low-Brained To-Do List . . . .

    Karen
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:51 am
    It was one of those bad middle of the night lows.  One that freaks me out later when I realize what a difficult time I had waking myself up.  The meter flashed 43 and I cursed the fact that I wasn’t... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Dismiss the Lies . . . .

    Karen
    2 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    So here we are again, starting another brand new year.  I’ve come to realize that making resolutions really doesn’t work for me.  (It seems many others feel this way too, so I’m in good company.) ... Visit my blog to read more.
  • 35 years . . . .

    Karen
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    One day this month is my 35th diaversary.  We don’t know my exact diagnosis date, so I always just pick a day somewhere during the middle of December to observe the demise of my pancreas.  Today... Visit my blog to read more.
 
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    DIABETES - Google News

  • Can older people raise health risks by controlling their diabetes too tightly? - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

    Google Inc.
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Pittsburgh Post GazetteCan older people raise health risks by controlling their diabetes too tightly?Pittsburgh Post GazetteOlder people with diabetes are often told about the importance of keeping their blood sugar levels under control to prevent long-term complications, like cardiovascular disease or kidney damage. But studies are showing that some are actually Discovery may impact treatment of diabetesThe Michigan DailyNewly discovered brain pathway could lead to new treatments for hypoglycemiaDiabetes.co.ukall 6 news articles »
  • Type 1 Diabetes: 3 Developments to Watch in 2015 - Huffington Post

    Google Inc.
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:19 am
    Dallas Morning NewsType 1 Diabetes: 3 Developments to Watch in 2015Huffington PostFor the approximately 1.5 million people in the U.S. living with type 1 diabetes, 2014 was a year of significant advances. Treatments and technologies are improving. Research is uncovering new paths to understand the disease and develop better treatments.A vicious cycle: Losing sleep over diabetesDallas Morning NewsKids, parents living with Type 1 diabetes find hope, support at first East End RiverheadLOCALDiabetes research tackles insulin deliveryN.C. State University Technician OnlineDiabetes.co.ukall 6 news…
  • Free diabetes screenings on Fridays at new EVMS/Obici center in Suffolk - Daily Press (blog)

    Google Inc.
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    Free diabetes screenings on Fridays at new EVMS/Obici center in SuffolkDaily Press (blog)The center is scheduled to open on Friday, Jan. 30, in the Sentara Obici Hospital Medical Office Building; free screenings will be offered on a walk-in basis on Fridays in the Diabetes Center's office, 1790 Godwin Blvd., Suite 320, Suffolk, between 9 a
  • Public Release: 27-Jan-2015 'Healthy' fat tissue could be key to reversing ... - EurekAlert (press release)

    Google Inc.
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    EurekAlert (press release)Public Release: 27-Jan-2015 'Healthy' fat tissue could be key to reversing EurekAlert (press release)More than 850,000 Australians are estimated to have type 2 diabetes, which is the most common type of diabetes, and its prevalence is rising. The disease is strongly linked with 'lifestyle' factors, such as being overweight or having high blood pressure.'Healthy' fat tissue could be key to reversing type 2 diabetesMedical Xpressall 3 news articles »
  • Diabetes and heart disease - KCRG

    Google Inc.
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    KCRGDiabetes and heart diseaseKCRGOften when we learn we have a particular disease, like diabetes, we focus so much on it that we ignore how medical conditions are often interconnected. Take your heart, for example. Diabetes is now considered the strongest risk you can have for and more »
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    Scott's Web Log

  • 2014 Observations in Type 1 Diabetes Treatments

    Scott S
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    Happy 2015! Its no secret that I don’t blog like I once did, and the fact that I'm posting twice this month isn't necessarily a sign that is changing.  It’s not like I’ve disappeared (I still have a very active Twitter feed), but Google tried its best to kill blogs when it shut Google Reader down (that failed; I’m still using a different reader known as G2Reader which I think is a damn close replacement and they have a mobile app for Android, but nothing for Apple, sorry iPhone junkies), but many other people have basically given up on a truly open internet with the likes of RSS…
  • When All Else Fails, Call the CEO's Office at Your Insurance Co.

    Scott S
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:33 pm
    I make no secret about it: I test my blood sugar a LOT.  Hypoglycemia unawareness is a big reason for this, but its also how my HbA1c's are as excellent as they are.  Insurance companies would like to limit how many you can use because its a big expense line for them.  But I look at it this way: one trip to the Emergency Room for a hypo I couldn't tell was happening would erase any savings they got for denial of a few test strips.  Over the years, I've had a number of different insurance companies, including United Healthcare, Wellpoint/Anthem, EmblemHealth of New York and…
  • 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).
 
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  • BPA Bad News for Diabetes

    Allie Beatty
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:48 pm
    We love our plastic and it’s found in almost everything we use in life. Studies have looked at the potential harm an additive in plastic called BPA can cause. BPA has been shown to cause a disruption in hormonal balance which leads to obesity and diabetes. I speak with Priya Mirmira, the first author who worked under Dr. Carmella Evans-Molina studying the effects of BPA. Our discussion may help reshape the way you make decisions like paper or plastic.
  • The OTF Water Bottle Review

    Allie Beatty
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Nalgene was kind enough to send us the OTF water bottle.  OTF stands for on-the-fly.  When I first saw it my initial response was they should have named it WTF.  When looking directly at the bottle the latch release imprinting was just very weird to me.   The way it flipped open in an arc was also very foreign, but I took the bottle and decided to keep an open mind. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of the review let’s get some practical basic facts out of the way. Forget about what the manufacturer says these are actual facts about the bottle weights, capacities and observations as…
  • American Diabetes Association T1D Position Statement – 2014

    Allie Beatty
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    In June 2014, the American Diabetes Association issued a new position statement for Type 1 diabetes care. Dr. Jane Chiang speaks with me about the new position statement and what it means for the promising prognosis of Type 1 diabetes management throughout the lifespan of a person. The position statement is available on Diabetes Care.
  • The Fast Way to Slow T2D Risk

    Allie Beatty
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Dr. James Brown is a lecturer in aging metabolism at the Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing, Ashton University. Dr. Brown spoke with me about how intermittent fasting may be a dietary intervention for the prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  Dr. Brown’s work has been featured in the Medscape article on Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes.
  • Gifts for Weight Loss and Health-Conscious People

    Allie Beatty
    6 Dec 2014 | 9:38 pm
    For the health-conscious or the person you’d like to give a head start on the New Year’s resolution to lose weight – Nalgene is your best bet for a thoughtful gift. Nalgene is to sports bottles as Kleenex is to tissues. A company with over 50  years in the business, they know what customers want in a sports bottle. All products made by Nalgene are BPA-free and made in the USA. The most popular bottle, made with Tritan material which is 100 percent free of BPA, a chemical that has been found to disrupt natural hormones. This fresh take on the classic Nalgene is made without…
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  • Who Do See When We Go To The Doctor

    rick the "Blogabetic"
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Who Do See When We Go To The Doctor Wow, I am so darn busy all of a sudden. Does anyone else get this creep effect? It seems like January is the new December for health care in the US or maybe it is just me. As a manager of a health plan I always counted on two things. First plan costs would escalate to almost twice the monthly average in December and second, January despite being a month with 31 days would be one of the least costly months for the plan. It seems like for me at least, December was a big month for health care appointments and now January is just as much if not more. This week…
  • David Allen Russu

    Tamra
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:14 pm
    David Allen Russu was my father. He was also a type 1 diabetic, pastor, teacher, lifeguard, realtor, and so much more. He was a downright superhero. He managed to have a successful marriage that never lost it's love but only managed to grow stronger over time. At the same time he raised seven children, taught full time, pastored a church, and was involved in many other activities and family functions. He spent his life giving to others. I don't recall him ever being disliked by anyone. Mom and Dad at their wedding Although I would love to make this post about my awesome father's life and many…
  • Moving my blog posts

    Emmy
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Because of the upcoming changes to TuDiabetes, I am in the process of moving all my blog posts to my blog at http://therockinmyshoe.blogspot.ca/ See you there!
  • Good News!

    Shayla
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:14 pm
    So I'm kinda bad at keeping up with this! (sigh) life just gets in the way sometimes. Anyways, good news...I FINALLY got a dexcom cgm!!!!! yay! :) I was talking to my CDE about how I have a lot of trouble with affording a cgm and one of her other patients had a receiver/transmitter and a box of sensors that she was willing to give to me! :) I have had "Dexie" as my daughter calls her..(receiver is pink (bonus!!) :) for about a week now. I really really really love it! I had a little problem with putting it in...I am NOT a needle person..so when I used to do shots I'd do it really slowly..but…
  • Nexplanon and Type 1 Diabetes

    tori112392
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Hi I was just curious if this had happened to anyone!So two weeks ago I got the nexplanon birth control in my arm, ever since then my blood sugars have been out of control. Like 300-400. I will go to bed at 190 and when I wake up it's in the 300. Or I will be high before bed like 250 and I'll correct the dose and wake up higher! I'm really thinkin it's the nexplanon and was wonderig if anyone experienced the as well. My doctor just had me check more and change my basal, but I am out of state for college, so i became worried i had some sort of infection or such and went to the ER today, and…
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    The D-Log Cabin

  • Be(ing) Me, Bravely

    HVS
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:49 pm
    So much happened in 2014, that I didn't have the time (or inclination) to blog about. My blog has turned into a ghost town, with the occasional sighting of human life. (like, once every 5 months?) But really thats ok, because its better then the constant angst of one thing after another going haywire in my life. 2014 was the year of REDISCOVERY, and really, you'd have thought by this point in life I'd have my life plan pretty well mapped out, well, no.   Major highlights: getting baptized, joining the church in August, joining MOPS organization, getting my 10 year Eli Lilly award,…
  • Dear Santa

    HVS
    23 Dec 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Dear Santa,It's late,& my tired brain is running on East Coast brain in a West Coast world so I shall attempt to be brief. All I want for Christmas is a cure,but in the absence of that, a sparkly Tandem Tslim/G5 Dexcom duo would get my heart pumping. Or Afrezza,(inhaled insulin)which I would utilize when I had a high that I wanted to get down very quickly. Or mini-dose glucagon,which would also be shelf stable & a one step process. Or a mn Artificial Pancreas that would keep my blood sugars on a much more even keel.(been there,got the tshirt) Or a test strip disentegrator...or a 3D…
  • A Trip to the ND

    HVS
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
     Yesterday was a wild sort of World Diabetes Day.I woke up early,participated in the 24 hour Twitter WDD chat that was going on. Blood sugar was flat in the 170's. Took J to the babysitter, prepared my handwritten log,ate and bolused for a bowl of oatmeal, cancelled my Chiropractor appt.(which is always a Friday morning deal but I was feeling overwhelmed) and made sure I had all the things I needed for a long day on the road..then I drove to my Endo appt(scheduled for 10:30). They were running behind,& the waiting room was pretty full. As always, the assistant did weight(up 2…
  • Project: Naturopath(etic)

    HVS
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Today, my thyroid tests came back normal. Which is all well and good for my Endo appt next week(I appreciate that she emails me back so promptly) but I feel like there's a whole autoimmune picture that I'm completely missing the boat on..and that the two thyroid tests in question are not telling the entire story. My thyroid is a mystery..it has been sputtering on and off since my type 1 diagnosis(16 years) and now appears to be,on. Since Synthroid makes me feel incredibly bad, I take it maybe once a week..and still have an in-range TSH and T4. (I have not yet admitted this to my…
  • The Facebook Rant

    HVS
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Facebook is an interesting animal.Especially when you join any sort of health related "group." The larger diabetes related ones, bleed despair and rotten infected dropping off toes and and people who cannot afford their supplies and people for whom the wall of ignorance will never be penetrated."help, my blood sugar is HI what do I do""help, my leg is streaking red what do I do""how do I get my blood sugar down without going to the doctor""GMO's are bad, diet coke is bad, sugar is bad,yadayadayada"When you look at these posts, its very obvious that the biggest problem in America is not…
 
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    Diabetes Life Balance

  • T1 and Trying Invokana

    Wendy Morgan
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:09 am
    Well, I started 100mg of Invokana today to try to reduce the amount of insulin I'm taking. My doctor recently upped my bolus ratio and I'm so tired of gaining weight to get better control, which causes me to need more insulin, which causes me to gain weight. Ugh!Invokana is not yet approved for Type 1, but I recently participated in a trial to work toward that end. Unfortunately I got the placebo. It was a blind trial, but I knew pretty quickly it was not working. I did hear that a few people I our trial had excellent results. The trial was for 100 mg and 300 mg.So, my doctor gave me some…
  • 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…
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  • The Winners Of The Lilly Diabetes/Disney T1 Diabetes Books & L.L.Bean® Backpacks Are..........

    k2
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Thanks to Tuesday's schedule getting moved to Monday because of the impending snowstorm, today's post was ever so slightly delayed. With that being said, I'm proud to announce that the 8 winners of the Lilly Diabetes/Disney Backpacks are: Abby TravisMisty Emily Evans Tracy T1 D KysonStacey Patty Knight Andrea Rotterman Lauren CONGRATS & please email me at: KellyKunik (at) gmail (dot) com, with your mailing addresses  by Wednesday so I can get your bookpacks out to you on Thursday! If I don't hear from you by Thursday morning…
  • Giveaway: Lilly Diabetes/Disney Type 1 Diabetes Book Shelf & L.L.Bean® Backpacks!

    k2
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    A bounty of Lilly/Disney books & and a L.L. Bean backback to boot! Lilly Diabetes sent me a boatload of chartreuse (one of my favorite colors,) L.L.Bean® packpacks that were specially designed by the  over at Lilly Diabetes and L.L.Bean®. Each backpack comes with a customized Emergency Contact tag sewn inside.  I’ve photoshopped my name/info on the tags :) Not only do you get the backpacks come with the special tags sewn in & ready for you to fill out, they are filled with the entire LillyDisney Type 1 Diabetes Bookshelf!
  • FYI: Insurance Co's - Life With Diabetes & Dealing With/Trying To Prevent "Real People Sick" = A Lot Of Insulin, Test Strips, Infusion Sets, ETC.

    k2
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:36 am
    I’m thankful that I have technology and the extra insulin to fight off whatever’s going on inside me right now. But the cost of the all the extras is stressing me out and puts me on the defensive with my insurance company - And I don't feel like playing defense all the time - especially when I'm trying to prevent "real people" sick from occurring.Why do I, and by “I” of course I mean “WE,” need to continually play defense, even when we feel like skipping the game entirely and sitting on the sidelines until we're ready to grab the ball. And yeah, I can't…
  • Time With Family & Encouraging Words ~

    k2
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
    Because being with a person who has known you since you were born and loves you no matter what is fantastical - And home is where the heart is, not bricks and sticks~Sunset SistersKelly and Cathy. Last week’s extended vacation with my sister Cathy and her husband C was just what I needed to regroup, recharge and reconnect. We laughed, we talked, walked and ate great food - "it was better than Cats!" Seriously though, it was pure heaven. There were a few moments that were challenging with diabetes, but not too many. A couple of middle of the night lows after red wine and…
  • Flight Canceled, Family Time, Diabetes Supplies & Gratitude~

    k2
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    5 minutes before my brother-in-law dropped me off at the airport last night, I decided to check my flight status again... just in case, even though I'd checked twice in the last hour. Once, right before we'd left the house, and the second, 15 minutes into our 35 minute ride to Myrtle Beach International Airport.My flight's departure time had already been delayed twice and the weather was craptastic up and down the east coast.And as luck would have it, my return flight home had been cancelled somewhere in those twenty minutes between checks - and just as we pulled up at "drop-off," I…
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    A Consequence of Hypoglycemia.

  • What If?

    Christopher
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm
    I’m currently reading What If? by xkcd’s Randall Munroe. It’s pretty great. One of the sections elaborates on what would happen if you collected all of the elements of the periodic table in little cubes and put them together, as arranged in the periodic table. What unfolds is, obviously absurd given the lack of reality, but fascinating. One of the chemical reactions mentioned is related to the video above, describing what happens when gallium and aluminum hang out. If you want a break from reality, you should check this book out.Filed under: Life Tagged: randall munroe,…
  • FOMO

    Christopher
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:08 pm
    “Stress might come from maintaining a large network of Facebook friends, feeling jealous of their well-documented and well-appointed lives, the demands of replying to text messages, the addictive allure of photos of fantastic crafts on Pinterest, having to keep up with status updates on Twitter, and the “fear of missing out” on activities in the lives of friends and family.” -Psychological Stress and Social Media Use | Pew Research Somewhat related. Source (linked) via xkcd.com Not sure where I’m going with this, but the coincidence of these appearing next to each other…
  • Just Talking with Dana Lewis

    Christopher
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Dana Lewis returns to the podcast to talk about wedding planning, her Do It Yourself Pancreas System, its evolution into an artificial pancreas, and the technological possibilities for people with diabetes in the coming years. Enjoy. Follow Dana on Twitter @danamlewis and diyps.org. http://traffic.libsyn.com/iamspartacus/Just_Talking-275-With_Dana_Lewis_012015.mp3 Run Time – 46:15 Send your feedback to feedback@justtalkingpodcast.com. Download the MP3 Subscribe on iTunes — Stitcher Radio — Subscribe to the RSS Feed Facebook — Tumblr — PinterestFiled under: Just…
  • Tandem Diabetes Announces the t:flex

    Christopher
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:22 pm
    When I first heard about the t:flex and it’s 480 unit cartridge I initial wondered what value that could have. “It would take me a decent chunk of time to use that much insulin, let alone that much in a 3-day period”, I thought to myself. Then I remembered that diabetes, and its demands come in all shapes and sizes. And insulin sensitivity is the epitome of “Your Diabetes May Vary“. And that this diabetes thing is bigger than little ol’ me. And the more options people have to manage their diabetes with the goal of leading a happy and healthy life, the…
  • Button Holes

    Christopher
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Have you ever seen a sewing machine create a button hole? It’s wizardry of the n-th degree. Have you ever seen your wife-to-be take your favorite pair of shorts and make a button hole in the pocket for your insulin pump tubing? It’s love. The challenge, now, will be to not get carried away with the possibilities and put holes in all of my clothing.Filed under: Life With Diabetes Tagged: Diabetes, insulin pump, love, sewing
 
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  • {Kids First, Diabetes Second} The Dreaded A1c (a.k.a. the Report Card)

    Leighann
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    We recently had our quarterly endocrinology appointment. I wanted to share with you what I wrote in my book Kids First, Diabetes Second about the A1c and why you shouldn’t feel judged by it. (By the way, growth hormones are going to be the death of me. I fear what puberty will bring!) Please enjoy this excerpt from the book… CHAPTER 11: Your Support System The Dreaded A1c (a.k.a. the Report Card) I have probably said a dozen times in this book that you need to do the best you can, given the knowledge you have at the time. I have also said that sometimes you need to take diabetes…
  • {NEW!} DexCom For Mac…Finally (And Sort Of)

    Leighann
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Because DexCom has never been Mac compatible (which is lame considering that they are working on sending data directly to an iPhone), we began using Diasend to upload and view our DexCom data. Diasend is free to use and gives me some basic reports. (See the post I can finally upload our CGM to our Mac…and the angels sang!) With no fanfare, DexCom finally added support for Mac users in the form of DexCom Portrait. It would have been nice had they let us know, right? It’s a little limited in that you can only choose 7, 14, or 30 days (i.e., no custom time periods) and there are only two…
  • {NEW!} Robotic Pancreas, You’re Going To Hollywood! (Video)

    Leighann
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    My eyes and ears always perk up when I notice “diabetes in the wild.” While watching American Idol last night I noticed the DexCom case clipped to a guy’s guitar strap. (Though I think he’s the only person I’ve ever seen that wears the included case.) Adam Lasher is the nephew of Carlos Santana and sang an original song while playing guitar with a broken thumb, something our family can appreciate because Q has played guitar and piano with a broken arm and, most recently, tried to play percussion with her wrist and thumb in a cast. The good news is that he was put…
  • {Throwback Thursday} Fish Pajamas and Blood-Curdling Screams

    Leighann
    22 Jan 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 8th d-annivesary. We had received the diabetes diagnosis and jumped into the car to drive about three hours to get her to a children’s hospital. We finally arrived after the long journey and settled into the hospital. Fish Pajamas and Blood-Curdling Screams We were ushered to the elevators, flanked by giant fuchsia columns, and taken to the eighth…
  • {Type 1 Tuesday} 01.20.15

    Leighann
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Since the new year I must have bookmarked 20 blog posts, news stories, and medical reports to share with you. Here are a five articles and videos that I have found interesting… Diabetes & Taxes ThePerfectD has a great summary of things to think about when filing your taxes and what diabetes accoutrements you might be able to get a tax break on. I would add that your employer may offer a flexible spending account (abbreviated FSA) that allows you to set aside money pre-tax to use for qualified medical expenses. The allowed amount has been shrinking, but for our family it has been…
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    Speaking of Diabetes | The Joslin Blog

  • Blizzard Watch in New England! Be Prepared!

    Joslin Communications
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    This article was originally posted on Feb. 7, 2013 With the big snowstorm coming our way in New England, now is a good time to make sure you are well prepared for an emergency situation. Check to see that  you have adequate medication reserves- you don’t want to find out tomorrow night that you are down to your last Glipizide pill or that you only have 10 units of insulin in your last pen and your telephone is out of order. If you use a pump- make sure you have extra batteries and  insertion sets. Glance at  your sick day kit: is everything up-to-date? If you are holed up  with 4 feet…
  • Web-Based Weight Loss for New Moms with Recent Gestational Diabetes

    Joslin Communications
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:28 am
    A new web-based program helps new moms with recent gestational diabetes get and stay healthy. Researchers at Joslin and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have teamed up to create a breakthrough healthy lifestyle program to help women with recent gestational diabetes lose weight after pregnancy. The best part? It’s all online, giving busy moms a better chance to drop that baby weight. Gestational diabetes is impaired glucose tolerance with onset or first recognition during the first trimester of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes are at increased risk for pregnancy and delivery…
  • Spinning: a Low-Impact Muscle Builder

    Joslin Communications
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:05 am
    Spinning is a great low-impact cardio workout with muscle-building benefit What started as the result of one man’s creative drive has since skyrocketed into a nation-wide craze. Indoor cycling, commonly referred to as Spinning, can be found at many gyms and fitness clubs, or can even be done in your own home with the purchase of a stationary bike. Back in 1979, Johnny Goldberg moved to California from South Africa. After working at a gym in Venice, California for a while, Goldberg developed a passion for endurance cycling, and frequently competed in races. But the occasional rainy day would…
  • Working Out Benefits the Next Generation: Exercise During Pregnancy

    Joslin Communications
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    Healthcare workers and public health professionals struggle every day to find ways to quell the growing obesity epidemic. There is new evidence from rodent studies that an expectant mother could give her child a leg up to lifelong health simply by staying active during her pregnancy. Scientists at Joslin recently published a study explaining the link between an offspring’s metabolism and how much its mother exercised during her pregnancy. Though the study looked at mice, the lead author Laurie Goodyear, Ph.D, head of the Section on Integrative Physiology and Metabolism at Joslin and…
  • From TV Host to Diabetes Advocate, Maria Menounos Shares her Experiences as a Diabetes Caregiver

    Joslin Communications
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    Maria Menounos and her father Constantinos For anyone who has a loved one with type 1 diabetes, they know how scary it can be to witness a family member, close friend or significant other experience a hypoglycemic episode, otherwise known as a low blood sugar incident. TV personality and diabetes advocate, Maria Menounos knows this feeling all too well. “My father was pronounced dead and hospitalized due to low blood sugar attacks [multiple times] throughout my life,” said Maria. “[My family and I] were all on guard and had him on constant watch. This remains his constant battle –…
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    Fitho » Diabetes Diet Tips Information – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment Advice

  • Healthy Weight Loss Diabetes Diet Plan

    Prachi Agarwal
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    To manage diabetes you need to control your weight. But having diabetes makes it hard to lose weight! Well don’t give up so fast. There are easy ways to lose weight with diabetes without starving your self. But before you get on a diet to lose weight let us help you understand how high blood sugar...Read More
  • 9 Wonder Foods for Diabetics

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Eating foods with whole grains, fresh veggies, fruit & protein is a key to good health. And it becomes even more important if you are suffering from something like diabetes. As a diabetic, it is even more essential to watch what you eat, and take all possible steps to control your blood sugar levels. To...Read More
  • Keep Away Diabetes With Chocolates and Berries

    Dashmeet Kaur
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:59 am
    What is diabetes? Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which blood glucose levels deviate from normal levels. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. This type of diabetes depends on one important hormone i.e. Insulin, which is responsible for glucose metabolism. Type 1 diabetics are insulin dependent and type 2 diabetics...Read More
  • Diabetes Increases The risk Of Stroke

    Dashmeet Kaur
    14 Mar 2014 | 3:20 am
    Before we explain the link between diabetes and stroke, we need to understand diabetes and stroke, and the causes behind them. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which blood glucose levels deviate from normal levels. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetics are those who...Read More
  • How Yogurt Helps Fight Diabetes

    Voomika Mukherjee
    11 Mar 2014 | 1:13 am
    A new study has found that consuming yogurt 4 to 5 times a week may help you lower the risk for developing Type-2 diabetes. Yogurt is a fermented dairy product, and contains a specific type of Vitamin K, as well as probiotic benefits, both of which have been suggested to protect against diabetes. The benefits...Read More
 
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    Needles and Thyme

  • Needle Phobia

    Pearlsa
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Fear of needles also known as needle phobia was officially recognized in 1994 in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th edition, I however have had the condition since I first saw a needle. The first day I had to inject myself with insulin, alone without a nurse looking on it took me over forty-five minutes. I sat on my bed needle in hand almost touching my flesh and when it would actually touch my skin I would quickly move the needle away silently screaming. This process was to be repeated a minimum of four times a day for the rest of my life or until there is a cure. Over time I was…
  • New Beginnings

    Pearlsa
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    “Does it feel like you have lost a friend?” She asked watching me staring at my screen. What started as a simple WordPress software update ended with me wiping my whole blog, we thought about bring it back or restoring A Girl’s Reflections from 7 years of backup before I decided to let go and start fresh. “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” – T.S. Eliot Besides, new beginnings are not new to me I have lived in six different countries and three continents, each beginning is a chance to learn,…
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    Battle Diabetes

  • An engineered probiotic could treat diabetes

    M Tyler
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    Treating diabetes may be possible with a scientifically engineered strain of probiotic - the type of "good" gut bacteria that helps promote healthy digestion and immunity. Researchers from Cornell University found they could cause a specific strain of lactobacillus to secrete a Glucagen-like peptide. Administered orally to rats with diabetes, the supplement appeared to lower blood glucose levels in the animals. After taking the probiotic, upper intestinal cells in the rats were converted into cells that acted like pancreatic beta cells - which are the ones responsible for monitoring blood…
  • Group Walking Can Improve Overall Health, Lower BMI

    M Tyler
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Exercising solo can be difficult for many people, leading individuals to give up on a fitness routine if there is no one to hold them accountable. But the case for group exercise is strong, as recent research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests. The study, which was led by a team from the University of East Anglia in England, found that people who regularly walk in groups tend to have better cholesterol, lower blood pressure and a reduction in body mass index. "Our research shows that joining a walking group is one of the best and easiest ways to boost overall…
  • Living with Type 1 Diabetes: What It's Like on a Daily Basis (Video)

    victoria1981
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Type 1 diabetes is a disease that requires constant attention, something teen Ella Mahony knows all about. Ella opens up about living her day to day life with diabetes. More Videos
  • Poor Metabolic Health Can Increase Odds Of Developing Breast Cancer

    M Tyler
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Postmenopausal women who have high insulin levels may have a greater risk for breast cancer, according to new findings published in Cancer Research. Researchers from the School of Public Health at Imperial College London found that individuals have a higher risk of breast cancer when they have insulin resistance. “We found that postmenopausal women who were overweight or obese and metabolically unhealthy were at increased risk for breast cancer, but their metabolically healthy counterparts were not," said Dr. Marc Gunter, study author. "We also found that postmenopausal women who were lean…
  • Vitamin A Deficiency May Play A Role in Type 2 Diabetes

    M Tyler
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
    A lack of Vitamin A, which plays a significant role in immunity, may be linked to the development of type 2 diabetes, according to recent research from Weill Cornell Medical College. Using mice models, researchers found that lack of vitamin A caused a die-off in beta cells - the cells responsible for producing insulin. The rodents subsequently suffered lower insulin levels and increases in blood sugar. "How the removal of vitamin A causes the death of the beta cells that make insulin in the pancreas is an important question we want to answer," senior author Dr. Lorraine Gudas said in a press…
 
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    This is Caleb...

  • FDA Approves #Dexcom G4 Platinum #CGM System with #Share

    Lorraine
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:19 am
    Fantastic news announced by Dexcom today. Cloud information has been approved for the G4 system. New receivers will be available soon – see below for details. As posted at MarketWatch SAN DIEGO, Jan 26, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — DexCom, Inc., DXCM, -0.29% 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 Dexcom G4® PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with Share. The Dexcom Share receiver uses a secure wireless connection via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)…
  • #Nightscout | Harboring Autonomy #WeAreNotWaiting #CGMintheCloud

    Lorraine
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    My number one reservation about starting Nightscout was the size and weight of the rig. It’s a definite price to pay. It’s not ideal, but Caleb’s been able to manage, and the benefits are currently worth the price. My next concern was taking a step backward in the progress we had made in Caleb’s self-care. Since he was in preschool, Caleb has always had some level of responsibility in his care, and it has advanced both organically and with careful planning each year. In third grade, we (his school nurse at the time, Caleb and I) started to take steps to prepare him for…
  • Exuding Coolness | Adam Lasher from American Idol

    Lorraine
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:51 am
    Hanging his “robotic pancreas” from his guitar strap, Adam Lasher auditions for American Idol. I haven’t watched in years. This is an incentive to start again. Filed under: D Management, Heroes, Technology Tagged: DexCom
  • World Diabetes Day Image Update |#wdd

    Lorraine
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    For the past couple or maybe few years I’ve created a World Diabetes Day image to use as a profile picture for World Diabetes Day (or here’s one that works for a Facebook cover photo). I’ve shared it publicly if others would like to use it. Here are a couple updates for this year. You are welcome to use them and although not necessary, it would be nice if you could give a nod to the creator! My best to you all this diabetes awareness month in any and all advocacy efforts, big or small.Filed under: D Awareness Tagged: world diabetes day
  • FDA Approves #Dexcom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm

    Lorraine
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    Dexcom announced today the availability of updated software that will improve the accuracy of the system. We are Nightscout users and use two receivers. One is approved only for adult use and the other is approved for pediatric use. Because this software update is approved for users 18 years and older, the pediatric receiver can not be updated with this new software. We will therefore be using both receivers, each with a different algorithm. We should be in a good position to compare and assess the improvement in accuracy, even though we’d prefer just to update both with the new…
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    Healthy Diet Menus For You

  • Understand How Diet Affects Your Cardiovascular Disease

    Dorsa
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Many people are simply tired of hearing that they need to change their diet, especially when faced with issues such as cardiovascular disease. The fact is, however, that your diet really does affect your entire body and can have a huge impact on disease and other health issues. Understanding how your diet affects cardiovascular disease and other issues may help you to make better decisions. Every bite of food that you ingest is broken down and processed by your body. The vitamins, molecules, and different parts of the food are distributed and processed by each of your bodily systems. This is…
  • Tasty Vegan Menus For Healthy Family Dining

    Dorsa
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    There is a large portion of the population that truly believes that eating a vegan diet means resorting to plain salads and raw carrot sticks. While many times a salad can be on the menu, there is nothing plain about them, and this could not be further from the truth. There are so many delicious and healthy vegan dishes that the whole family will love. A primarily plant based diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease, help maintain diabetes, and even stop the progression of many chronic illnesses such as renal disease. Whether you plan on going completely vegan, or just incorporating…
  • Eating Well With High Blood Pressure

    Dorsa
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    When you have high blood pressure, eating healthy means so much more than just keeping your waistline trim. How you feel, your health, your very life depends on a healthy diet to control your high blood pressure. Not following through with an appropriate diet plan to control high blood pressure could have devastating consequences. Luckily, all those rumors about healthy food tasting boring are not true. A healthy, and blood pressure friendly, diet can be delicious and enjoyable. You can eat well even with high blood pressure, you simply have get used to things being a little bit different.
  • Meal Planning Priorities to Control Cardiovascular Disease

    Dorsa
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    So much of your health comes down simply to what you eat. Proper meal planning can help you to keep better track of what you eat and ensure the healthiest choices. When building a meal plan, especially for a diet to control cardiovascular disease, there are some priorities that can help to make your plans more successful. Make these meal planning tips priorities to help control your cardiovascular disease: Talk to Your Doctor Before you start any new diet or lifestyle change, you should always talk to your doctor. Not only that, but your doctor might have some great tips for you to get…
  • Healthy Cooking For Heart Disease

    Dorsa
    29 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    It is truly amazing how much your health is affected simply by the foods that you eat. You can, for example, actually stop the progress of many chronic diseases by eating right and following doctors’ orders. Even heart disease can potentially be reversed by following a few major recommendations from your physicians. Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do for heart disease. Cooking for someone who has heart disease might sound daunting. Especially if you are accustomed to the “standard American diet”, it can be a bit of a learning process at first.
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    MV Hospital

  • Get the most from a weight loss plan

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:25 pm
    The current trend of maintaining a healthy lifestyle has brought with it numerous irresistible programmes for losing weight. However, a word of caution - weigh your options before you take the leap! It is tempting to think that the ‘one size fits all’ approach will help you shed those extra kilos in a short time. BUT… The best weight loss plan is the one you enjoy and fits in with your
  • Diabetes stigma – Another challenge for people with diabetes

    19 Jan 2015 | 12:03 am
    In addition to the difficulties of managing blood glucose levels, many people with diabetes face an additional burden – that of diabetes stigma. For people with Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM) the main form of stigma relates to how it began.  People sometimes associate it with a poor and indisciplined lifestyle - lack of physical activity, eating too much of the wrong food and obesity. However,
  • Diabetes and Dementia

    12 Jan 2015 | 8:22 pm
    People with Type 2 Diabetes mellitus may have a 1 ½ to 2 ½ times increased risk of developing dementia when compared to those without diabetes. There are many different types of dementia. The most common is Alzheimer’s disease. Early symptoms include forgetfulness, repetition, short term memory loss, and impaired word finding ability. As it progresses it is marked by disorientation,
  • EXTRACTS…

    8 Jan 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Change your eating habits  It’s not just what we eat… It’s also when we eat! Are you a late night eater? Well, it’s time to change that habit as eating food late at night triggers obesity.  Researchers at Salk Institute in a study on mice have found that limiting eating hours to a 12- hour window, for example from 8 a.m to 8 p.m., and fasting for the rest of the time can make a huge
  • Power Salads for a Healthy Diet

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:59 am
    Some foods which are really very healthy, many a times, get reduced in importance and are considered as side dishes. Here are some very healthy choices that you can use as salads. Tomatoes : This contains a lot of antioxidants that help in decreasing the risk of arterial aging, heart disease, stroke, memory loss, impotence and wrinkling of the skin. Broccoli : It is high in vitamin C
 
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  • I Don’t Expect You To Know…

    theperfectd
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    My car runs on unleaded gas. It goes from point A to point B (and sometimes to point H when I don’t follow the GPS correctly) and it has an engine. I understand the basics of internal combustion and in my more adventurous youth, I even changed my spark plugs and oil on my own. […]
  • As A Jaybird

    theperfectd
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am
    Naked. Completely naked. As a jaybird. (That’s a saying that I heard as a kid, and here’s the saying’s origin.) It’s rare that I get to be completely naked. You know what I mean. No insertion set. No CGM sensor. Nothing extra to hold or unconsciously shield against doorway scrapes or zippers. I change my insertion […]
  • Why Clinical Trials Matter To People With Diabetes

    theperfectd
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    Clinical trials means better drugs and devices. Better drugs and devices mean better treatments. Better treatments mean longer, healthier lives. Longer, healthier lives means more time with the people you love. Clinical trials = love. Clinicaltrials.gov is the first place to look to see if there is a clinical trial you can participate in that […]
  • What My Father Said…

    theperfectd
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:48 am
    My father says a lot of things. Most of the things he says, despite his assertion of the contrary, I actually do hear. And right now, I’m living in the middle of one of his comments to me… “If you want something to get done, give it to the person who has the most to […]
  • We’re Not Gonna Take It

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    8 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    My tolerance for ineptitude is miniscule. I wouldn’t consider it a character flaw. (It’s inherited. Genetic. My father has the same tolerance level.) I’m all for giving people breaks if they are new to a position or might be having a bad day, but if the inability to fix a problem for a client is […]
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  • Diabetes & Aloe Vera: Aloe Controls Blood Sugar and Keeps You Healthy

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    28 Jan 2015 | 3:10 am
    Uses of Aloe Vera Diabetes is one of the popular diseases and more individuals are developing diabetes consistently, patterns demonstrate that individuals with diabetes are additionally living longer due to the healthy lifestyle. Additionally, diet plays an important role in managing and preventing the diabetes. According to the research, Aloe Vera may be the one […]
  • Story of Peter Sebastian–The Man Took Severe Faces of Diabetes & Won!

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    27 Jan 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Different Faces of Diabetes Whenever I meet with someone, I have a tendency to listen more because I know that they will share some pearls of knowledge. Recently, I have visited a restaurant, it was a get-together at Denny’s restaurant in Orlando, Florida on august 25, 2014 for breakfast. David Loesch and I were in […]
  • Secrets For Diabetes Treatment: How To Deal With It

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    27 Jan 2015 | 2:58 am
    Secrets of Diabetes Treatment It is natural that people with diabetes feel depressed about their state, but instead of losing their hope, they should be encouraged to fight and beat diabetes naturally. I know that medication of diabetes is very expensive, but it is not the only way to prevent the diabetes. For type2 diabetes, […]
  • Alzheimer –Type 3 Diabetes: May Be The Next Danger For Humanity

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    26 Jan 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Type3 diabetes May Be Danger Generally, we know about three types of diabetes such as type1, type2 and gestational diabetes. But there is also type 3 diabetes and most of the people do not even know about it and its symptoms. Let us know about the type3 diabetes. Type 3 Diabetes A study conducted by […]
  • Meet with your Podiatrist to make a Perfect Diabetes Management Plan

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    24 Jan 2015 | 2:38 am
    National Hospital Discharge Survey Data demonstrate that 86,000 individuals with diabetes in the United States experienced one or more lower removals in 1996. Diabetes is the main reason for removal of the lower limbs. But it is obvious that the 50% of these removals may be prevented through proper foot care practices.
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  • How Running Slower Will Make You Run Faster

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    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    How Running Slower Will Make You Run Faster Submitted by: Curt Shryack You have no doubt heard of long slow distance runs or LSD for short. I prefer to call these types of runs, running slow to run fast. This weekly long run is the cornerstone of all distance running programs. By adding the use of heart rate monitors a runner can improve the effectiveness of long runs significantly. A simple formula is needed to calculate the effort level of these runs. The formula 180bpm minus the user’s age was popularized by the great triathlete Mark Allen. Using this formula...
  • Chicken Steak Products Recalled Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

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    25 Jan 2015 | 3:29 pm
    by Joseph The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Aspen Foods Div. of Koch Foods, Inc., a Chicago, Illinois company, is recalling approximately 1,140 pounds of chicken steak products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The recalled products contain soy and wheat, known allergens which aren't declared on the product label. The FSIS has designated this a Class I Recall of High Health Risk. The ChicNSteakes items were produced on December 13, 2014.The products subject to recall are: 2 lb. selling unit boxes containing vacuum-packages of “Market Day…
  • From Fat to Fit

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    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    From Fat to Fit Submitted by: Jack Hazelton The journey from being fat to becoming fit is an arduous one, with many twists and turns on the way. The most important aspect of this journey is to have faith in oneself and stay motivated. Staying motivated: A good majority of people fail in their fitness plans for the simple reason that they cannot stay motivated throughout the entire program. Some tips to help with motivation are as follows: - Goals should be well defined and achievable - Make use of favorite quotes or lines of songs to find motivation -...
  • How to Get Ripped in Weeks - What is the Best Shortcut Out There?

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    24 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    How to Get Ripped in Weeks - What is the Best Shortcut Out There? Submitted by: Alex Rockson For a majority of guys who go to the gym, their main goal is knowing how to get ripped in weeks. Yes, there are some who take their body building hobby seriously and have a goal to be "big," but this would only be a small percentage of the gym going populace. Most men do not really want to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger; they just want to be lean enough that they could see the definition of their muscles and flaunt their...
  • The No Diet Way To Lose Weight And Keep It Off

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    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    The No Diet Way To Lose Weight And Keep It Off Submitted by: Meri Raffetto Yes, you read it right… no diets. The first step in this weight management program is to gather all of your old fad diets, quick weight loss remedies, and “magic cures”. Once you have them all together in a nice, neat pile- throw them into the trash! One thing we have learned in the last 30 years is diets don’t work and actually can make things worse. Fad diets may provide short term weight loss but they are generally too difficult to stick with for...
 
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  • Rub-On, Tattoo-Like Sensor for Testing Blood Sugar Levels?

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    28 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    A proof-of-concept study, scheduled to be published in the American Chemical Society’s journal Analytical Chemistry in the near future and submitted by Joseph Wang and colleagues at the University of California San Diego, indicates that a rub-on, tattoo-like sensor that sticks to the skin that they have developed can detect glucose levels. Preliminary testing on […] The post Rub-On, Tattoo-Like Sensor for Testing Blood Sugar Levels? appeared first on Diabetic Live.
  • New Information on Islet Cell Transplantation

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    25 Jan 2015 | 9:55 am
    According to a recent study, type 1 diabetic patients have found some very welcoming news after receiving pancreatic islet transplantation for complications derived from insulin treatments. Type 1 diabetes patients who, over time, developed hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) as a complication from insulin injections found that upon receiving pancreatic islet transplantation they were able to […] The post New Information on Islet Cell Transplantation appeared first on Diabetic Live.
  • Up to One-Third of People with Diabetes are NOT Diagnosed

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    10 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    According to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, only half of the adults in the United States were screened within the last three years for diabetes; therefore, one-third of the people with diabetes go undiagnosed with this life-threatening health condition. The post Up to One-Third of People with Diabetes are NOT Diagnosed appeared first on Diabetic Live.
  • Saxenda Headed to the Weight Loss Market

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    5 Jan 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Liraglutide (marketed under the brand name Victoza), a long-acting treatment for type 2 diabetes, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in higher-dose prescription form for weight loss in obese patients, and in otherwise overweight people who have at least one weight-related problem such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes. The post Saxenda Headed to the Weight Loss Market appeared first on Diabetic Live.
  • Book Review: Too Sweet, the Not-So-Serious Side To Diabetes

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    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    “Too Sweet, the Not-So-Serious Side to Diabetes,” a book by Laura Kronen. Highly recommended reading for a family member, friend, significant other or anyone you know who might be interested in the real life of someone who is dealing with Type 1 diabetes on a daily basis — a tough job. Gutsy book from a […] The post Book Review: Too Sweet, the Not-So-Serious Side To Diabetes appeared first on Diabetic Live.
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