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  • Best and safest blood pressure treatments in kidney, diabetes patients compiled

    Diabetes News -- ScienceDaily
    22 May 2015 | 7:53 am
    The first definitive summary of the best and safest blood pressure lowering treatments for kidney disease and diabetes patients has been compiled by clinicians. Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common causes of kidney disease around the world, and people often have both. Chronic kidney disease caused by diabetes always affects both kidneys and generally gets worse over time, often leading to kidney failure requiring dialysis treatment or a kidney transplant.
  • Just Talking About Our Wedding

    A Consequence of Hypoglycemia.
    Christopher
    20 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    We did it. We’re married. Here’s a chat with my wife about our incredible wedding weekend. Your regularly scheduled podcasting will resume next week. http://traffic.libsyn.com/iamspartacus/Just_Talking-292-About_Our_Wedding.mp3 Run Time – 53:41 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 Talking, Life Tagged: Awesome, Family, huntsville, Just Talking, love, podcast, wedding
  • Saying Goodbye To The Snap - SIGH.

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    k2
    22 May 2015 | 11:23 am
    Due to being sidelined with bronchitis, laryngitis and trechitis - I’m behind incredibly behind on posting about many things - And I'm sorry for that, but I was REALLY sick.  Now I’m scrambling to play catch up now that the second round of antibiotics and the first round of steroids have kicked in. Here are my thoughts on Asante shutting their doors and the Snap going the way of the Deltec Cozmo. ####### I was leaving the BD Thought Leader event (more on that VERY SOON,) last Friday afternoon when I first heard the rumblings that Asante, makers of The Snap insulin pump…
  • My Heart Is Snapped In Two

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    theperfectd
    19 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    There are worse things happening in the world. There are always worse things. On Friday, as I was making dinner, a friend texted me: “Did you hear the horrible news?” My heart skipped a beat. The diabetes community is vast and wide and filled with people I love. Who was suffering? Or worse…who had died? […]
  • Autoantibodies Possible Predictors of Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    Diabetes In Control News
    22 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    Diesease progression possible with presence of two or more autoantibodies...
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  • Autoantibodies Possible Predictors of Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    22 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    Diesease progression possible with presence of two or more autoantibodies...
  • Microvascular Complications Due to Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes

    22 May 2015 | 4:08 am
    Studies yet to determine if gluten-free diet will decrease risk of retinopathy, nephropathy...
  • Increased Testosterone Linked to Diabetes and Prostate Enlargement

    22 May 2015 | 4:06 am
    More long-term studies necessary to assess safety, efficacy of testosterone-replacement therapy...
  • Fewer Behavioral Issues Linked to Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    22 May 2015 | 4:03 am
    Children 8 to 16 who were given extra omega-3 for six months showed fewer emotional and behavioral issues, according to a study. Researchers said the children showed continued improvements in their behavior even after they stopped taking the extra omega-3. -- Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Volume 56, Issue 5, pages 509–520, May 2015  
  • PPAR Agonist Safe for Type 2's

    22 May 2015 | 4:02 am
    Type 2 diabetes patients showed declines in their A1C, fasting glucose, triglycerides and non-HDL cholesterol levels after nine months of daily treatment of saroglitazar, a dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-agonist. The findings also revealed that the drug did not cause any serious adverse events and was well tolerated by the patients. -- "9 Month Safety and Efficacy of Saroglitazar in Diabetes Dyslipidemia." Presented at: AACE 24th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress; May 13-17, 2015; Nashville  
 
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    Diabetes Health

  • Diabetes Health Magazine Word Scramble Solution

    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    23 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Word Puzzle Posted on Previous Day If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like …
  • Diabetes Health Magazine Word Scramble

    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
      If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like us to create a puzzle …
  • Special Trade in Offer from All Insulin Pump Companies for Asante’s Snap Users

    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    21 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    If you are a Snap insulin pump user, Asante’s closure could have you scrambling, wondering what your next step is. As a former insulin pump distributor, I know how important choice is when it comes to selecting any one medical …
  • Type 1Running For The Olymics

    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    20 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Kate Hall is so close to the Olympics, and the track and field phenom is hoping that Iowa State University will be her ticket to the global playing field. Set to graduate from high school in May, Hall is both …
  • Tips On Putting Fear In Its Place Once And For All

    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    19 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    By Jim Hjort RightLifeProject.com. Let’s face it; everyone has something they are afraid of, whether it is a fear of heights, public speaking, social gatherings, or going to the dentist.  Fear can be debilitating and prevent people from living …
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    Diabetes News

  • A fast heart rate is associated with increased risk for diabetes

    24 May 2015 | 9:55 am
    Diabetes is a serious health problem which should be treated aggressively in order to lessen the chances of serious complications. Penn State News reported on May 22, 2015, researchers have observed that a faster heart rate is linked to an increased risk for diabetes.
  • Sodium valproate ameliorates diabetes-induced fibrosis and renal...

    24 May 2015 | 5:44 am
    Experimental and Molecular Pathology , Vol. 98, No. 2. , pp. 230-239, doi:10.1016/j.yexmp.2015.01.003 To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.
  • Diabetic drug warning

    23 May 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Sometimes the drugs we take for our diabetes can cause harm and it is important to be vigilant of the drugs we take. The FDA released a new warning for a certain group of drugs given to counteract diabetes on May 18, 2015.
  • Barbados Diabetes Foundation to Host 13 & 14 June Conference at Hilton

    23 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    The Barbados Diabetes Foundation will host its first annual multi-disciplinary diabetes conference on June 13 and 14 at Hilton Barbados, Needham's Point, St. Michael. The conference, which has as its theme Moving Forward Together: Taking The First Steps Toward Multi-disciplinary Care , is open to physicians, allied health care professionals and medical students.
  • Low-Income Southerners at Highest Risk for Vision Loss

    23 May 2015 | 4:49 am
    New U.S. government research connects eyesight problems with poverty, and reveals that people in the southern part of the country have the highest prevalence of both poverty and severe vision loss. In fact, most of the counties that rank in the top 25 percent for severe vision loss and poverty are in the South, according to Dr. Jinan Saaddine, team leader of the Vision Health Initiative in the Division of Diabetes Translation at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
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    Diabetes News -- ScienceDaily

  • Best and safest blood pressure treatments in kidney, diabetes patients compiled

    22 May 2015 | 7:53 am
    The first definitive summary of the best and safest blood pressure lowering treatments for kidney disease and diabetes patients has been compiled by clinicians. Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common causes of kidney disease around the world, and people often have both. Chronic kidney disease caused by diabetes always affects both kidneys and generally gets worse over time, often leading to kidney failure requiring dialysis treatment or a kidney transplant.
  • Faster heart rate linked to diabetes risk

    22 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    An association between resting heart rate and diabetes suggests that heart rate measures could identify individuals with a higher future risk of diabetes, according to an international team of researchers.
  • Thunder god vine used in traditional Chinese medicine is a potential obesity treatment

    21 May 2015 | 10:36 am
    An extract from the thunder god vine, which has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, reduces food intake and causes up to a 45 percent decrease in body weight in obese mice. The weight-loss compound, called Celastrol, produces its potent effects by enhancing the action of an appetite-suppressing hormone called leptin. The findings are an early indicator that Celastrol could be developed into a drug for the treatment of obesity.
  • Personalized care during eye visits didn't lower HbA1c levels for diabetics

    21 May 2015 | 9:10 am
    Providing personalized education and risk assessment for patients with diabetes when they visit the ophthalmologist did not improve glycemic control as measured by hemoglobin A1c levels compared with patients who received usual care, according to a study.
  • Continuous glucose monitoring with real-time measurement devices has added benefit

    21 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    Real-time continuous glucose monitoring has advantages for HbA1c control, reviewers have concluded in a new report.
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    DIABETES NEWS - Google News

  • Statins Linked to Diabetes and Complications in Healthy Adults - Medscape

    Google Inc.
    22 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    Statins Linked to Diabetes and Complications in Healthy AdultsMedscapeStatin use for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease among healthy adults has been linked to an increased risk for diabetes, diabetes complications, and overweight/obesity in a new retrospective cohort study that tracked individuals in a and more »
  • Heart rate can indicate risk of diabetes, finds large-scale study - The Guardian

    Google Inc.
    22 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    The GuardianHeart rate can indicate risk of diabetes, finds large-scale studyThe GuardianUS researcher Dr Xiang Gao, from Pennsylvania state university, said: “We found participants with faster heart rates, suggesting lower automatic function, had increased risk of diabetes, pre-diabetes and conversion from pre-diabetes to diabetes.Research links fast heart rate, diabetesUPI.comFaster heart rate indicates higher diabetes riskTimes of IndiaFaster heart rate may indicate diabetes riskDeccan HeraldNews Every dayall 54 news articles »
  • Dh250,000 grant aids research into diabetes among pregnant women - The National

    Google Inc.
    24 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    The NationalDh250,000 grant aids research into diabetes among pregnant womenThe NationalDr Gomathi's work involves a blood test at 11 to 13 weeks that could identify diabetes earlier, allowing for better control and a decrease in complications. The results are being analysed and disseminated to medical professionals in UAE and around the
  • Three Important Things You Probably Don't Know About Diabetes - Gizmodo

    Google Inc.
    22 May 2015 | 3:31 am
    GizmodoThree Important Things You Probably Don't Know About DiabetesGizmodoWhen we think of diabetes, we tend to think of rich people with poor lifestyles. A chronic disease linked with obesity, heart disease and worse outcomes for some infectious diseases, diabetes tends to be associated in our minds with wealth, excess and ...SCH workshops discuss national strategy to combat diabetesGulf Timesall 5 news articles »
  • X Factor singer Annastasia: Diabetes doesn't control us – we control it - Express.co.uk

    Google Inc.
    23 May 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Express.co.ukX Factor singer Annastasia: Diabetes doesn't control us – we control itExpress.co.uk“Nevaeh was diagnosed with type one diabetes four years ago when she was three. It happened completely out of the blue. She had a rash and the nurse asked if I'd noticed anything different about her. I said Nevaeh had been drinking a lot but perhaps
 
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    Bitter-Sweet™

  • Wrapping Up the Sixth #DBlogWeek

    Karen
    18 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    It's hard to believe that another Diabetes Blog Week has come and gone, but it’s true.  I couldn’t be happier about how fantastic the week was, but I also am sad that it’s over already. This year we... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Continuing Connections - #DBlogWeek Day 7

    Karen
    17 May 2015 | 11:04 am
    Welcome to Day Seven of the Sixth Annual Diabetes Blog Week.  We are down to the last day of what truly is the most fun week of my year.  But it isn’t over yet!  We still have one more post to... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Favorites and Motivations - #DBlogWeek Day 6

    Karen
    16 May 2015 | 7:32 am
    Welcome to Day Six of the Sixth Annual Diabetes Blog Week.  It may be the weekend, but we are still going strong.  We officially have almost 200 bloggers signed up to participate.  I just want to... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Foods on Friday - #DBlogWeek Day 5

    Karen
    15 May 2015 | 4:33 am
    Welcome to Day Five of the Sixth Annual Diabetes Blog Week.  TGIF, right?  The week may be winding down, but it isn’t over yet.  We’ve still got three days left so let’s get to it! Today’s topic is... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Changes - #DBlogWeek Day 4

    Karen
    14 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    Welcome to Day Four of the Sixth Annual Diabetes Blog Week.  As we pass the halfway point of the week I hope you’ve been having fun and discovering some great new blogging friends.  I know I sure... Visit my blog to read more.
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    DIABETES - Google News

  • Statins Linked to Diabetes and Complications in Healthy Adults - Medscape

    Google Inc.
    22 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    Statins Linked to Diabetes and Complications in Healthy AdultsMedscapeStatin use for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease among healthy adults has been linked to an increased risk for diabetes, diabetes complications, and overweight/obesity in a new retrospective cohort study that tracked individuals in a and more »
  • Diabetes self-management course to be held in Youngstown - Buffalo News

    Google Inc.
    24 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    Diabetes self-management course to be held in YoungstownBuffalo NewsYOUNGSTOWN – A diabetes self-management workshop series is scheduled to begin June 2 in the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St. Sponsored by the county Healthy Department and Office for the Aging, the six-week program will be ...
  • Research links fast heart rate, diabetes - UPI.com

    Google Inc.
    22 May 2015 | 10:42 am
    UPI.comResearch links fast heart rate, diabetesUPI.com"We found participants with faster heart rates, suggesting lower automatic function, had increased risk of diabetes, pre-diabetes, and conversion from pre-diabetes to diabetes," said Xiang Gao, an associate professor of nutritional sciences at Penn Racing Heart Indicates Higher Diabetes Risk, StudyNews Every dayFaster heart rate indicates higher diabetes riskChandigarh TribuneFaster heart rate linked to diabetes riskPenn State NewsThe Guardian -Deccan Heraldall 54 news articles »
  • Treatment outcomes in type 1 diabetes could be improved across all age groups - News-Medical.net

    Google Inc.
    22 May 2015 | 7:41 am
    News-Medical.netTreatment outcomes in type 1 diabetes could be improved across all age groupsNews-Medical.netIn a sweeping analysis assessing the current state of diabetes treatment in the U.S., T1D Exchange researchers conclude that there remains considerable room for improving treatment outcomes in type 1 diabetes across all age groups, but especially for ...and more »
  • IndyCar's Charlie Kimball: 'There's no gas in the gas tank' - Indianapolis Star

    Google Inc.
    23 May 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Indianapolis StarIndyCar's Charlie Kimball: 'There's no gas in the gas tank'Indianapolis StarThis up-and-coming race car driver got the diagnosis: Type 1 diabetes. His body wasn't producing enough insulin, or in some cases, any insulin at all. "The best analogy, being a car guy, with Type 1?" said Kimball, who drives for Chip Ganassi Racing, ...Diabetes can't curb Kimball's Indy dreamGreensburg Daily Newsall 56 news articles »
 
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  • Is A ‘Dad Bod’ Sexy To You?

    Allie Beatty
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Peter Holley takes the liberty to cite himself, his friends, and life experiences to support the notion that women covet the ‘dad bod’. By  mansplaining, he deductively reasoned why sophisticated women are seeking men who are stable, confident, and trustworthy. It sounds like women take to men who don’t wear a machismo cape. For example, these are disarming, comfortable but not cocky men, who are secure in their convictions with life. The ‘dad bod’ is not a physical thing. It’s a mindset. Do you agree a ‘dad bod’ is sexy? If you’re reading this post, you’re getting my…
  • Do You Grocery Shop With A List Or Wing It?

    Allie Beatty
    21 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    The same way a GPS helps navigate to the intended destination, a shopping list helps shoppers stay the course for healthy eating. Readers are leaders. People who follow a list when grocery shopping and more likely to buy higher quality foods and have lower body weight. It’s been said to stick to the perimeter when food shopping: produce, meats, dairy and avoid the dark forest of the inner isles.  Deprivation leads to temptation and when you’re trying to be healthy – nobody needs to be teased. For good measure, WebMD has put together a healthy grocery list. Do you grocery shop with a…
  • Can Makeup Give The Wrong Impression?

    Allie Beatty
    20 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Some women feel naked without makeup, while others consider makeup an albatross to their daily grind. The funny thing about women wearing makeup is that men perceive these women as hotter but also less trustworthy. That’s confusing. Despite the red flag of a femme fatale, men were okay with it. Hair, makeup, and the proper lighting makes everybody look better. If you’re looking to start a family with a ‘swipe right’ contender, deep down you know you want to ask your date to bring a few references. Can makeup give the wrong impression? If you’re reading this post, you’re getting my…
  • What’s The Longest You’ve Gone Without Sleep?

    Allie Beatty
    19 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    If you toss and turn before falling asleep, this may be the trick you need to fall asleep in 60 seconds. Counting sheep has been updated with the 4-7-8 breathing technique, promoted by Dr. Andrew Weil.  By counting breaths, this technique acts as a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system and reduces anxiety and tension. If you can count, breathe, and can’t sleep, this technique may be a free gift that will pay dividends for a lifetime. What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Mind the position of your tongue for this practice. If you’re reading this post, you’re getting my…
  • Isn’t Donated Blood Tested Before Added To The Bank?

    Allie Beatty
    18 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    When it comes to donating blood, the stipulations on who your sexual partners have been in the last 12-months is more invasive than the needle drawing the blood. The FDA is seeing the light and is now considering lifting the ban on gay men from donating blood. A man who’s had sex with another man in the last year is deemed a “deferred” donors and can be reconsidered for blood donation at a later date. This unsubstantiated ban was put into effect in 1985. The threat of HIV and AIDS is real but the threat of infusing contaminated blood is as real as getting sunburned, if precautions like…
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  • Take This Diabetes and Shove It

    Hannah McDonald
    21 May 2015 | 11:02 am
    An Ad, to Be Placed on Freecycle or the Giveaway Section of CraigslistFree to a Good [or Bad] Home - Type 1 Diabetes (Philadelphia or Anywhere)The beta cells in my pancreas quit working after 8 short years. My immune system attacked them, and instead of going back to doing their f**king job, they decided to just sit and panhandle around the Islets of Langerhans, like that's some kind of vacation for them. I've tried to give diabetes a chance for 25 years, but you know what? I'm done.Surely there is some soul out there who would like to adopt my diabetes and give it a good home. Or maybe you…
  • The Darker Days of Fall

    Hannah McDonald
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Autumn is usually my favorite season. It's the time of year when the chill that I so love comes back into the air, when everything feels crisp, and rich colors dress the trees. I am one of those people who's into pumpkin spice lattes and chai, fresh seasonal apples and of course, cider. Halloween is usually a treat for me because I adore dressing up in costumes. But you may notice I've been absent from blogging about how it's okay to eat candy at Halloween with diabetes. You haven't yet seen any silly posts wherein I dress up my insulin vials. Actually, you haven't seen any posts from me…
  • Waiting on the Retina Specialist...

    Hannah McDonald
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    ...and my whole day has been like:If it's not one thing, it's another. 
  • On the Market

    Hannah McDonald
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:59 pm
    I had a job interview this afternoon. I think it went well, but it's always difficult to tell with such things.I once had a job interview which ended in me being asked when I could start, and they said they'd contact me about when I could come in to fill out my hire paperwork. They never called me. Not even an email.One time, I submitted a resume to a company and was called back that same afternoon for an interview the following day. Then I had a second interview a couple of days later. Needless to say, I nailed it.So this time? I don't know. Everyone was very pleasant, and as I said, I think…
  • The Best in a Year

    Hannah McDonald
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:09 am
    So last week, I learned I had the best A1C I've had in over a year. Certainly, your first thought is this:And while my first thought about it probably should have been something like this:I think I looked more like this:Wait, wut?With everything I've had going on, recovering from my broken arm & surgery, going through the stress of returning to work, going to physical therapy and everything else, I'm actually doing better? How did this happen? I didn't feel like I did a whole lot that was terribly different or special.So yes, I am celebrating this small victory over here, but I know there…
 
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  • Day 6: My Favorite Blog Post

    HVS
    17 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    If you have been blogging for a while, what is your favorite sentence or blogpost that you have ever written? Is it diabetes related or just life related? If you are a new blogger and don't have a favorite yet, tell us what motivated you to start sharing your story by writing a blog? (Thank you Laddie of Test Guess and Go for suggesting this topic.)Dear Beanie Baby would be my very favorite blog post of all time.Because in the beginning, it was this.Followed by this..And by ten weeks, it was apparent that this was a human being. (favoritist photo of all time, as it looks like he was smiling…
  • Day 5: A Day in the Life of my Food Choices

    HVS
    15 May 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Today’s topic is Foods on Friday.  Taking a cue from Adam Brown's recent post, write a post documenting what you eat in a day!  Feel free to add links to recommended recipes/shops/whatever.  Make it an ideal day or a come-as-you-are day – no judgments either way.  (Thank you, Katy of  Bigfoot Child Have Diabetes for this topic.)Welcome. You have now entered the No Judgement Zone.(aka it's so good to be with friends,although if you are a telemarketer intent on immeadietly sending me a email of the latest super food product please don't. I don't…
  • D Blog Day 4: Changes

    HVS
    14 May 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Today let's talk about changes, in one of two ways. Either tell us what you'd most like to see change about diabetes, in any way. This can be management tools, devices, medications, people's perceptions, your own feelings – anything at all that you feel could use changing. OR reflect back on some changes you or your loved one has seen or been through since being diagnosed with diabetes. Were they expected or did they surprise you? In 1924, what did it feel like to receive an expirimental drug that had only been tested on dogs-was it scary?In 1939, were parents already sick of this "in five…
  • Day 3: Cleaning House

    HVS
    13 May 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Yesterday we kept stuff in, so today let's clear stuff out.  What is in your diabetic closet that needs to be cleaned out?  This can be an actual physical belonging, or it can be something you're mentally or emotionally hanging on to.  Why are you keeping it and why do you need to get rid of it?(Clean up,clean up,everybody everywhereClean up,clean up,everybody do your share.- Favorite of pre-K teachers everywhere)  Oh, how I'd love to clean house on all my diabetes junk.Bin after bin after bin of stuff accumulated from my 'betes life. I try to organize occasionally and…
  • Keeping it to Yo'self: Dblog Week Day #2

    HVS
    12 May 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Many of us share lots of aspects of our diabetes lives online for the world to see. What are some of the aspects of diabetes that you choose to keep private from the internet? Or from your family and friends? Why is it important to keep it to yourself? (This is not an attempt to get you out of your comfort zone. There is no need to elaborate or tell personal stories related to these aspects. Simply let us know what kinds of stories we will never hear you tell, and why you won't tell them.) (Thank you Scott E of Rolling in the D for this topic.)Good rule of thumb: if something could…
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  • Saying Goodbye To The Snap - SIGH.

    k2
    22 May 2015 | 11:23 am
    Due to being sidelined with bronchitis, laryngitis and trechitis - I’m behind incredibly behind on posting about many things - And I'm sorry for that, but I was REALLY sick.  Now I’m scrambling to play catch up now that the second round of antibiotics and the first round of steroids have kicked in. Here are my thoughts on Asante shutting their doors and the Snap going the way of the Deltec Cozmo. ####### I was leaving the BD Thought Leader event (more on that VERY SOON,) last Friday afternoon when I first heard the rumblings that Asante, makers of The Snap insulin pump…
  • Lost In Sinus City

    k2
    19 May 2015 | 10:19 am
    Sinus City, as in real people sick since last Thursday, which was also my birthday. I'm talking sick in the head - As in head so clogged I can barely hear and coughing so much from the dreaded post nasal drip that the back of my head aches from my brain continually rattling in my skull. I think I pulled a muscle in my lower abdomen from coughing and every time I try and rest, my head needs to be propped up on a 90 degree angle. If it’s not chicken matzo ball soup with sriratcha or popsicles, I don’t want to eat it, and the antibiotic I was put on last Tuesday doesn’t seem…
  • Diabetes Blog Week Day 4: Changes - Where The Hell Do I Start?

    k2
    14 May 2015 | 7:33 am
    Today is day four of Diabetes Blog Week - And today's topic is all about changes in all dimensions that you'd like to see re: diabetes.Here are my thoughts (OK, it's a rant,) on the topic of "changes," and I hope you can relate~Changes when it comes to diabetes - where the hell do I start? For starters, I’d like the Diabetes Blame Games to cease. I’d like people (John and Jane Q Public & media folks, THIS MEANS YOU,) to get the diabetes facts instead of perpetuating the diabetes myths - regardless of the type.Hey media - people with diabetes don’t attack,…
  • Diabetes Blog Week Day 3: Just In Case

    k2
    13 May 2015 | 11:22 am
    It's day 3 of the sixth annual Diabetes Blog Week and it's all about about "cleaning out."  I'm not always neat - but I'm freakishly organized when it comes to diabetes supplies. Ironical because I'm a self admitted diabetes hoarder - and I have no problem admitting that. ###### I have shelves in my hallway closet devoted to diabetes supplies. Pump supplies needles, and lancets. Extra glucose meters that were sent to me that I’ve reviewed. I keep my own test strips boxes in my desk drawer, all lined according to their expiration date and always…
  • Diabetes Blog Week: Moments ~

    k2
    12 May 2015 | 7:29 pm
     Day two of Diabetes Blog Week - And it's all about the moments we keep to ourselves. We share so much of our lives on line, it makes sense to me that we keep some moments private to keep us relatively sane.######I share a hell of a lot on my blog - the good, the bad, and the diabetesalicious moments in my life. And I do my best to be as balls out honest re: what I share with you guys, I really do. I find writing about life and life with diabetes extremely cathartic - And maybe it’s selfish, but I feel better when I put proverbial pen to paper and find strength in…
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    Diabetes Stories

  • Everything is the way you look at it. These will have you looking and laughing.

    Riva Greenberg
    17 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    From the cartoon duo Wulff and Morgenthaler whose work has appeared in Politiken, the national Danish newspaper, and recently the New York Times. In a world that needs more laughter:
  • A funny, visual trip through a new type 1’s world

    Riva Greenberg
    14 May 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Months ago Joe contacted me for a quote about living well with diabetes. Quote given, Joe forgotten, I saw today he tweeted this wonderful article he scribed about being a newcomer to the type 1 club. Have a read. He’s a funny, laugh out loud funny, touching, insightful guide through type 1 diabetes. It’s also an unusually […]
  • Self-management and submission: A continuous dance between patient and physician

    Riva Greenberg
    13 May 2015 | 11:42 am
    I’m reading, slowly, mostly on my phone on the subway, a worthwhile book called “The Illness narratives.” It’s stories of people with illness and how they’re treated by physicians and the medical system.  As you might imagine, not very well and not in a way that realizes presence, caring and attention help people heal, even when […]
  • Say Goodbye to Diets

    Riva Greenberg
    7 May 2015 | 3:17 pm
    I’m sharing Do’s and How-To’s from my latest book, ahem, ” target=”_blank”>”Diabetes Do’s & How-To’s.” Every month or so I’ll be posting another video here that dLife is also sharing. As you’ll see above, in three minutes you’ll learn some key tips for improving your diabetes self-management and grab a few recommendations just how to do so. Sit […]
  • What to avoid at the grocery store – and why

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

  • Just Talking About Our Wedding

    Christopher
    20 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    We did it. We’re married. Here’s a chat with my wife about our incredible wedding weekend. Your regularly scheduled podcasting will resume next week. http://traffic.libsyn.com/iamspartacus/Just_Talking-292-About_Our_Wedding.mp3 Run Time – 53:41 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 Talking, Life Tagged: Awesome, Family, huntsville, Just Talking, love, podcast, wedding
  • Travel Settings

    Christopher
    19 May 2015 | 1:31 pm
    We fly back home today after a week of wedding-related shenanigans. Traveling with an insulin pump presents a different set of challenges and opportunities compared to my times using insulin pens. Packing with #diabetes – 8 days of travel requires at least 15 days of supplies. — Christopher (@iam_spartacus) May 12, 2015 From a pure numbers perspective, there’s less stuff to pack. Rather than 8 insulin pen needles per day, plus another 25-30%, I need a full t:slim site change for every three days of travel, plus another 2-3 backup changes. Instead of going through TSA…
  • It Started With Cupcakes

    Christopher
    18 May 2015 | 1:24 pm
    So this happened over the weekend. Like a fairy tale. Looking forward to spending the rest of my life with this special woman.Filed under: Life Tagged: Awesome, huntsville, Life, love, wedding
  • Diabetes Blog Week 2015 – Foods on Friday

    Christopher
    15 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Write a post documenting what you eat in a day!  Feel free to add links to recommended recipes/shops/whatever.  Make it an ideal day or a come-as-you-are day – no judgments either way. Diabetes Blog Week – May 15, 2015 Rather than focus on what I ate today, I thought it would be fun to share what everyone will be eating at our wedding reception tomorrow. Here’s what our caterer is whipping up: Pork Tenderloin with sauce and homemade rolls Grilled Chicken with white sauce Vidalia Onion Dip with Pita Chips or Wheat Thins Vegetables and Dill Dip Little Tomato and Bacon Sandwiches…
  • Diabetes Blog Week 2015 – Changes

    Christopher
    14 May 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Today let’s talk about changes, in one of two ways.  Either tell us what you’d most like to see change about diabetes, in any way.  This can be management tools, devices, medications, people’s perceptions, your own feelings – anything at all that you feel could use changing.  OR reflect back on some changes you or your loved one has seen or been through since being diagnosed with diabetes.  Were they expected or did they surprise you? Diabetes Blog Week – May 14, 2015 I would love to see the perception of diabetes change within the diabetes community. I think…
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  • {Type 1 Tuesday} 05.19.15

    Leighann
    19 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Here are some tidbits that I have found interesting and wanted to share… Sleep, Elusive Sleep I don’t have to tell you that one of the worst parts of having a child with type 1 diabetes is the sleepless nights. Just the other night I managed to be in bed. asleep. before 10:00 pm. and wouldn’t you know the Dexcom alarmed every 15 minutes because Q’s blood sugar was low and just didn’t want to come up. According to this article, the lack of sleep really is taking a toll on us. Read “5 Things Science Recently Learned About Sleep” on Inc. #DBlogWeek I…
  • Diabetes Management: An Imperfect Science (And Why We Can NEVER Really Get It Right)

    Leighann
    18 May 2015 | 5:09 am
    Disclaimer: I’m not guaranteeing that any of the diabetes math below is accurate in the least because I don’t do any diabetes math by hand anymore. Thank goodness! Disclaimer 2: Sorry to be all doom and gloom today. Also, long-winded. So here’s the thing: There are fifteen things keeping you from having perfect blood sugar…many of which you can’t even control. (Number one being that busted pancreas!) Two of the tools that people with type 1 diabetes use to make most of their decisions are blood glucose meters and counting carbs. But here’s the problem: we…
  • {Type 1 Tuesday} 05.12.15 Sports Edition

    Leighann
    12 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Here are some tidbits that I have found interesting and wanted to share… Flo Simba – Boxing I would think that boxing would be a difficult sport to manage in terms of diabetes, not only because of the heavy workouts and training, but also because they have to maintain a very tight weight. “Flo’s achievement of returning successfully to the ring should not be underestimated – he should be regarded as an icon for anyone with type 1 diabetes who has a dream. Flo’s return to the ring was not an overnight occurrence – it took nearly two years of work with…his…
  • Call the Midwife…we’ve come a long way, baby!

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

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

  • Ordering Your Exercise to Avoid Hypoglycemia?

    Joslin Communications
    20 May 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Doing resistance exercise before cardio may help reduce hypoglycemia This article was originally posted on Jan. 30, 2013. People with type 1 diabetes have to be cautious when they exercise or do any kind of physical activity to avoid setting their blood glucose levels out of sorts. While exercise is a major factor in managing diabetes, people with type 1 diabetes are at risk for hypoglycemia during and after exercise. In a recent study, Dr. Jane Yardley, as part of her PhD studies at the University of Ottawa, looked at how the order of resistant and aerobic exercises might affect blood…
  • Screening for Type 1 Diabetes: Joslin TrialNet

    Joslin Communications
    20 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    Unfortunately, there currently isn’t any way to safely prevent type 1 diabetes— and there are only a few factors to indicate a higher risk for one person versus another. But a national clinical trial called TrialNet is trying to leverage those factors to help families whose risk might be elevated. Learn more at http://joslintrialnet.org/ To read more about Joslin’s involvement with TrialNet, click here. 
  • Get Fit, Get in Control: Outdoor Exercises for the Upper Body

    Joslin Communications
    18 May 2015 | 8:20 am
    People with diabetes who perform resistance training strengthen their muscles. This results in a higher metabolism and more calories burnt, improving insulin sensitivity (glycemic control), helping with weight loss, and may reduce the amount of diabetes medications you take, according to Jacqueline Shahar, M.Ed., RCEP, CDE, a certified diabetes educator and manager of exercise physiology in the Joslin Clinic. In this video, Jackie takes you through an outdoor exercise routine using resistance bands. You can place the resistance band around a tree, a bench, on any heavy exercise equipment, or…
  • Joint Pain: A Q&A with Jeffrey Richard, Exercise Physiologist

    Joslin Communications
    15 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Jeffrey Richard, Clinical Exercise Physiologist at Joslin A version of this article was originally posted on February 10, 2014.  This Q&A was conducted by Nora Saul, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Manager of Nutritional Services at Joslin. It is a foregone conclusion that good nutrition and adequate physical activity go hand-in-hand in maintaining health. That’s why the amount and type of exercise you do comes up as part of the complete nutrition assessment.  A number of older patients complain that they aren’t able to do any exercise because of the pain they experience from joint problems. …
  • Insight into Autoimmunity: Researchers ID Gene that Affects Type 1 and Other Diseases

    Joslin Communications
    13 May 2015 | 6:48 am
    Dr. Stephan Kissler, Investigator in the Section on Immunobiology at Joslin If you have type 1 diabetes, your T cells are attacking your pancreas and beta cells, destroying your body’s ability to create insulin. This process of the body attacking itself is called autoimmunity, and it’s the underlying cause of many diseases including Celiac, Multiple Sclerosis and Crohn’s disease. Why autoimmunity occurs in each of these cases isn’t exactly clear, but Joslin researchers just got a step closer to understanding how these diseases develop. They have uncovered a gene that…
 
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    Battle Diabetes

  • Gender of Baby Can Affect Mother's Diabetes Risk

    M Tyler
    21 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Moms who give birth to sons are more likely to develop diabetes during pregnancy, according to a new study published by the Endocrine Society. Gestational diabetes (GD) may affect as many as 9 percent of pregnant women, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Developing the condition also puts women at a greater risk for type 2 diabetes later in life. "It is thought that gestational diabetes occurs because of a combination of underlying metabolic abnormalities in the mother and temporary metabolic changes that take place during pregnancy," said study co-author…
  • Fasting Could Lead to Abdominal Weight Gain

    M Tyler
    21 May 2015 | 10:40 am
    Intermittent fasting - the practice of alternating periods of fasting with periods of "feasting" - has gained popularity in recent years among dieters. But a new study suggests that skipping meals could actually lead to abdominal weight gain - a particularly dangerous type of fat that can cause or exacerbate metabolic syndrome. In the study, researchers compared the health of mice who ate one large meal per day and fasted the rest of the time to mice that had unlimited access to food. The mice who fasted developed insulin resistance in their livers, which causes extra sugar in the blood to be…
  • Shift Workers More Prone to Metabolic Problems

    M Tyler
    19 May 2015 | 9:31 am
    Adding to the increasing body of research that suggests nontraditional work schedules can increase health problems, a new study found that shift workers are significantly more likely to be overweight and have poor metabolic health. According to researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, shift work is an "occupational health risk" that may be a bigger problem for people of lower socioeconomic status. "Shiftwork employees are particularly vulnerable to experiencing sleep problems as their jobs require them to work night, flex, extended, or rotating…
  • 5 Ways to Stay Motivated with Diabetes (Video)

    victoria1981
    19 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    Sometimes diabetes can get tough, especially if you are getting bad numbers. Try these five tips to stay motivated even when diabetes is getting you down. More Videos
  • Can A Little Extra Weight Be Protective in Type 2 Diabetes?

    M Tyler
    15 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    "Lose weight" is a common prescription given to people with type 2 diabetes, but a new study suggests this may not be a necessary requirement for all patients. Research published by the American College of Physicians found that individuals with type 2 diabetes who were overweight, but not obese, had better survival rates from cardiovascular problems than people who were underweight or normal-weight. "Compared with normal-weight patients, underweight patients had the worst survival and overweight patients had the best survival," researchers wrote in the Annals of Internal Medicine. For the…
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  • Forgetting Diabetes | Impact of Dexcom G4 and CGM in the Cloud

    Lorraine
    8 May 2015 | 4:26 am
    Minimizing Caleb’s disruption at school is paramount. Prioritizing this is less about restricting his classroom instruction, although that is an important right of his, but more about preserving his emotional health. Every time Caleb has to perform a diabetes care task, it’s a reminder that he is different and that he has a burden from which those around him are free. It divides his attention from whatever is happening in his day, that those around him can give full attention. My goal is to minimize those disruptions, aka: reminders at the hope of avoiding burnout. In first grade…
  • #Dexcom #Share Receiver

    Lorraine
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    We’ve been using CGM in the cloud in the form of Nightscout since September. Last week we started using the new Dexcom Share receiver. What Dexcom Share is: – It’s easy. There is really no need to read instructions. If you know how to pair any bluetooth device on your phone, you know how to connect Dexcom Share. I downloaded the proper apps on Caleb’s phone and my phone. I already had the account set up. I waited for the two hour start up period and we were live with Share. (Note: Share is currently only compatible with an iPhone or iPod). It’s light! One…
  • Lilly Diabetes/Disney Books and Backpack Giveaway!

    Lorraine
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:02 am
    You may have seen these sets around the community in recent weeks. If you’ve missed out on other giveaways, you still have a chance. Lots of great resources targeted toward children with diabetes are included. The Coco books are targeted toward the younger child, but have meaningful messages for all ages. The ESPN books are targeted to a teen audience. If you’re interested, use the below linkto enter! Good luck and act fast! This giveaway ends this Sunday! THIS CONTEST IS COMPLETE! WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ENTERING AND CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!
  • 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…
 
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    Healthy Diet Menus For You

  • Edible Holiday Gifts with Heart Healthy Ingredients

    Dorsa
    18 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Finding the right holiday gifts for your friends and family can sometimes be a difficult task, especially when you need heart healthy holiday treats. There are just too many people to find the right items for, and you want your gifts to be meaningful without being expensive or difficult. Edible holiday gifts are an excellent solution to all of these issues. Edible holiday gifts are great meaningful, personalized gifts that show how much care by the time and effort you put into each individualized gift. Edible gifts are also inexpensive and super easy to put together. The packaging you use for…
  • Adjust Your Cooking Style For Healthier Meals

    Dorsa
    11 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cooking healthier meals for you and your family can make a huge difference in your overall health. Often, even if you are not eating fast food, the meals people make at home can be almost just as bad. Too many Americans are relying on unhealthy, processed foods that are devoid of real nutrition. A few simple adjustments to your cooking style can make all the difference in the world. Cooking With Fats The fats you use when cooking often make the biggest difference to the health and taste of your meals. Many styles of cooking, especially certain regional cooking styles often focus on using a…
  • Healthy Carbohydrate Options for Diabetic Family Members

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

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

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

    18 May 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Being active increases the amount of glucose that your muscles can use for energy. This results in lowering the level of glucose in the blood. Increasing physical activity can improve control of blood glucose by allowing the body to use insulin or oral medication more effectively. Over a period of time it may help you to reduce your medication. Regular physical activity helps a person to
  • You Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

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

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

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

    theperfectd
    19 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    There are worse things happening in the world. There are always worse things. On Friday, as I was making dinner, a friend texted me: “Did you hear the horrible news?” My heart skipped a beat. The diabetes community is vast and wide and filled with people I love. Who was suffering? Or worse…who had died? […]
  • #dblogweek – Making Diabetes Change

    theperfectd
    14 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    Perhaps it’s because my sleep patterns are off (a combination of jet lag that still haunts me and a four-year-old who thinks it’s fine to wake me up at 2am because [insert a four-year-old’s logical excuse here]), but when I thought about change, all that came to mind was the old SNL skit about First […]
  • #dblogweek – Zombies And My Diabetes Closet

    theperfectd
    13 May 2015 | 5:07 am
    I fear the Zombie Apocalypse. Ever watch Zombieland? That’s pretty much what I expect life after Zombies to be, not the Walking Dead scenario. There are rules, according to Zombieland, that you must learn quickly to do – and avoid – in order to survive the brain munching masses. The rules don’t cover diabetes and the Zombie […]
  • #dblogweek – Keeping It To Myself…. Sort of…

    theperfectd
    12 May 2015 | 7:29 am
    I missed yesterday’s prompt for Diabetes Blog Week (because I was so incredibly jet lagged), about what I Can do… I’ve talked a lot about what I CAN do with diabetes, so I’m taking a mulligan. And a warning… I will ramble. This is a total stream of consciousness post (which is scary, as I’m […]
  • The Diabetes UnConference – 2016 Las Vegas Registration is Open!

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

  • Ashwagandha Health Benefits-The Powerful Herb in Ayurveda

    Admin
    23 May 2015 | 3:52 am
    Ashwagandha Herbal Remedies Ashwagandha is one of the powerful and effective herbs in ayurveda which is famous for its restorative benefits. It is also known as Indian ginseng, an ayurvedic medicine for over 3000 years. This herb promotes your overall heath such as physical and mental health, body rejuvenation, and longevity. It is also famous […]
  • Health and Digestion-The Best Meal That Digest Naturally

    Admin
    22 May 2015 | 3:42 am
    Inclusion of Best Food In the digestion process, our body needs to perform several steps necessary to break down the food you consume and release the minerals, calories, fats, vitamins, and proteins you require. Most of the individuals do not consider these inner processes unless they’re not functioning smoothly, but you can avoid these problems […]
  • Digestive Aid- Herbal Formula to Treat Your Digestion Naturally

    Admin
    21 May 2015 | 3:15 am
    Digestive Aid- Let The Meal Digest Naturally When you eat something, digestion process occurs in which your body breaks them into small pieces and processes them which are utilized by bloodstream for energy. Unluckily, some people have a number of things that create problem in digestion process, in result; complications may arise for example, excess […]
  • Increasing More TV Hours Tend To Higher Risk of Diabetes

    Admin
    20 May 2015 | 3:48 am
    Hey I watched TV five hours more what happen! If you have more risk to develop diabetes, staying yourself in front of the TV may be one of the most awful things you could do for your wellbeing, a current study recommends. If a person with diabetes spends some extra hour in watching TV daily, […]
  • Garcinia Cambogia: Is This Safe For Weight loss And Controlling Diabetes

    Admin
    19 May 2015 | 3:31 am
    People with diabetes feel more crave and hunger. This is the main cause of weight gain in people with diabetes. Due to this, most conventional weight loss techniques have poor successful rate. A famous weight loss supplement called Garcinia cambogia, also known as Malabar tamarind extracts steps in. Many health experts say that it blocks […]
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    Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)

  • Weight Loss Surgery Tips

    healthy_blogging
    24 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Weight Loss Surgery Tips Submitted by: Ann Marier If you are one of the many people out there that are looking to have weight loss surgery done, then you need to know that there are many different things that you are going to have to take into consideration before you actually go through with the weight loss surgery. First of all you are going to have to go into your doctor, so that you can get a full examination and so that thus the doctor can tell you how healthy you are at the moment, as this is very important...
  • The Beauty Of Hills

    healthy_blogging
    23 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Beauty Of Hills Submitted by: Curt Shryack I just love the results that hills give to my running. No other workout gives more to my running than hills. Want to run fast, run some hills. Want to increase your leg strength, run hills. Want to work on your running mechanics, run hills. Want to increase your mental toughness, run some hills. Want to get in shape fast, run some hills. Every time that I stop running hills for an extended period of time I start to run slower. I’m not sure why I always stop. Probably the pain that...
  • 7 Food Items That Help Fighting Weight Gain

    healthy_blogging
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    7 Food Items That Help Fighting Weight Gain Submitted by: Kya Grace Eating healthy is the way to keep a healthy working body. Judy Dodd, R.D, past president of the American Dietetic Association is of the opinion that most Americans not only eat too much, they eat too often. Our eating habits should be determined by our physical activities and age. The right amount of calorie intake is the secret to a healthy body. First, we need to understand what overweight means. Doctors and Dieticians use the BMI (Body Mass Index) to measure this. Know your weight in Kilograms and...
  • Identify Your Healthy Weight

    healthy_blogging
    21 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Identify Your Healthy Weight Submitted by: Colleen Palat If I told you someone was thin, would you automatically assume they were healthy? For the vast majority of us, we assume that thin = healthy: a rather inaccurate and potentially dangerous assumption. It’s rather sad to witness so many young women and even men strive to be way too thin thinking this is the current standard of beauty. This common misconception is dangerous and can lead to serious illness and even death. It is possible to be too thin. The problem is that in this day and age with the bombardment...
  • Multivitamins and Bodybuilding Regimen For Men

    healthy_blogging
    20 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Multivitamins and Bodybuilding Regimen For Men Submitted by: Cynthia Wang Getting your body in shape takes more than just exercise alone. Your intake is also an essential factor that will decide on how your bodybuilding activities would turn out. When your cells are well nourished, it will lead them to respond more positively to exercises and some toning up. As mentioned before diet is a critical factor in attaining a well sculpted body. A balanced diet can help you get the required nutrients to keep your body fit. Bodybuilders expectedly follow certain diets, but no matter how stringent…
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    The Pink Elephant Sisters

  • Weight Loss Journey: In a Rut, Birthday and Zaycon

    16 May 2015 | 4:32 pm
    I haven't been really sure what to blog about this time.  I am kind of in a zone/schedule/rut.  Not even sure what to call it.  A rut sounds negative so I don't think that is the right word.  Here is what I am doing.5:00 am up with the husband.  Sometimes I go back to sleep, some days I stay up and get some chores done.8:00 am Work starts, I eat breakfast.12:00 pm Pre-Work Out meal.  Usually consists of some carbs, protein and fat.1:15 pm Head to the Gym.  M/W/F is Circuit Training, T/Th is Stationary Bike & Weight Training2:30 pm Post-Work Out meal.
  • Weight Loss Journey: Goodbye April

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

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

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

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

  • Substitute Sugar With Honey for Diabetics?

    8 May 2015 | 1:55 am
    Can diabetics consume honey?Honey has long been known as a herbal remedy because it believed to overcome various diseases. Therefore, the consumption of honey will positively impact the health of the body. In this regard, as a diabetic you might ask whether diabetics may also consume honey? Is the sugar content in honey can actually increase blood sugar levels of diabetics? Consumption of honey in diabetics still being controversym because the sugar content of honey is considered able to increase blood sugar levels of patients. It's true? Based on the research results Waili turns the…
  • 10 Good Fruits for Diabetics

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

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

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

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