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  • Lowest of Lows

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

    Diabetes News -- ScienceDaily
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may not have to follow a strict blood sugar management strategy after surgery, experts suggest.
  • Social Networking May Help Boost Weight Loss

    Top Headlines - Diabetes Health
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    While many of us post health and fitness goals (on Facebook or Twitter) in order to hold ourselves more accountable as we strive for our goals, a new study shows that all that social networking may offer some benefits.
  • Accu-Chek Aviva Expert: Meter with the Mind of a Pump

    DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog
    WilD
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    When new diabetes products are launched, we’re always happy to offer some personal perspective into what it’s really like to use them in the real world. Today, our correspondent Wil Dubois offers some insight on the new Roche Accu-Chek Aviva…The post Accu-Chek Aviva Expert: Meter with the Mind of a Pump appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • My Worst 5K . . . .

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    Karen
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Sunday I ran my absolute worst 5K ever.  And diabetes was (mostly) to blame. I will admit that we’d slacked a bit on training over the past few weeks.  We tried to train on our cruise, but it just... Visit my blog to read more.
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  • Medtronic’s Next-Gen “Guardian Mobile” CGM: An Evolving App

    AmyT
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Medtronic appears to be jumping on the D-Data in the Cloud bandwagon, having previewed its next-gen device — a stand-alone CGM (continuous glucose monitor) that would communicate directly by Bluetooth with your smartphone — at the always-flashy Health 2.0 conference…The post Medtronic’s Next-Gen “Guardian Mobile” CGM: An Evolving App appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Accu-Chek Aviva Expert: Meter with the Mind of a Pump

    WilD
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    When new diabetes products are launched, we’re always happy to offer some personal perspective into what it’s really like to use them in the real world. Today, our correspondent Wil Dubois offers some insight on the new Roche Accu-Chek Aviva…The post Accu-Chek Aviva Expert: Meter with the Mind of a Pump appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Around the Diabetes Blogosphere – September 2014 Edition

    MikeH
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    After a busy summer in the Diabetes Community, we find ourselves transitioning into Fall with just as much activity online! Indeed, the diabetes blogosphere is bristling full of great posts that are just as diverse and beautiful as the changing…The post Around the Diabetes Blogosphere – September 2014 Edition appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • “The Sisterhood of Diabetes” Wows with Women Athletes (And a Giveaway!)

    AmyT
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Thirty-eight female athletes who’ve done amazing things despite their diabetes are profiled in this new volume by Judith Jones-Ambrosini: The Sisterhood of Diabetes: Facing Challenges & Living Dreams. How in the world she found all 38 of these women is…The post “The Sisterhood of Diabetes” Wows with Women Athletes (And a Giveaway!) appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Sunday Funnies: Diabetes Recycling?

    AmyT
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
      With everything “going green” these days, you’d think D-stuff would be included…     Considering how much we all spend on insulin, we can at least hope for a vial deposit law, right?! As always, props to cartoonist Jon…The post Sunday Funnies: Diabetes Recycling? appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
 
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  • Novo Nordisk's next big idea: a once-weekly insulin shot

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's largest insulin maker, is betting on a new way to stay ahead in the $40 billion-plus diabetes market by trying to develop the world's first once-weekly insulin injection. It is an ambitious and risky project, with research still at an early stage, but Chief Science Officer Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen thinks the super long-acting insulin, known as LAI287, could be a boon for people wanting to minimize use of needles.
  • Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    The genetic risk occurs in about 13 percent of people, but only in those who are white. The finding could help these people reduce their heart disease risk through simple measures such as exercise, a healthy diet and stress management, the Duke University researchers said.
  • Strict Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery May Not Be Necessary

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery may not have to follow a strict blood sugar management strategy after surgery, according to a study in the October 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Liberal management of a patient's blood sugar levels following CABG surgery leads to similar survival and long-term quality of life as achieved through stricter blood sugar management.
  • The link between fat and cancer

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    You likely know that being overweight increases your risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. But did you know it also increases your risk for cancer? If you didn't, you're not alone.
  • Healthy lifestyle nearly halves risk of diabetes during pregnancy

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    During pregnancy, expectant mothers have to be thinking of not only their own health, but also the health of their child. It can be tricky, but a new study has found that following a healthy lifestyle - quitting smoking, eating healthily, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight - could prevent nearly half of gestational diabetes cases.
 
 
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    Bitter-Sweet™

  • My Worst 5K . . . .

    Karen
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Sunday I ran my absolute worst 5K ever.  And diabetes was (mostly) to blame. I will admit that we’d slacked a bit on training over the past few weeks.  We tried to train on our cruise, but it just... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Toast . . . .

    Karen
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    I believe Diabetes Burnout is a real thing, and I’ve had it many times.  But right now I’m not there.  It’s definitely not smooth sailing, but I’m not burnt out.  I guess maybe I’m lightly... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Guest Post: Denouncing the Charlatans . . .

    Karen
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    Today I'm delighted to share another guest post from Rick Phillips, who was kind enough to write about Spring Rains here last month.  Take it away, Rick! First, thank you to Karen for giving me... Visit my blog to read more.
  • WTW: Me and Dr. Oz . . .

    Karen
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    What's That Wednesday: Did you know I was on The Dr. Oz Show? Well okay, I wasn’t REALLY on The Dr. Oz Show.  But right behind Dr. Oz?  That’s a picture of me that I tweeted as part of... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Crowd Sourcing: Packing Insulin

    Karen
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Pete and I are just back from a fantastic cruise to Bermuda.  Although there was lots of food (and maybe alcohol), there was also a lot of walking and stair climbing and we even worked in one 5K... Visit my blog to read more.
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  • IKK{varepsilon} Is Key to Induction of Insulin Resistance in the Hypothalamus, and Its Inhibition Reverses Obesity

    Weissmann, L.; Quaresma, P. G. F.; Santos, A. C.; de Matos, A. H. B.; Pascoal, V. D. B.; Zanotto, T. M.; Castro, G.; Guadagnini, D.; da Silva, J. M.; Velloso, L. A.; Bittencourt, J. C.; Lopes-Cendes, I.; Saad, M. J. A.; Prada, P. O.
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    IKK epsilon (IKK) is induced by the activation of nuclear factor-B (NF-B). Whole-body IKK knockout mice on a high-fat diet (HFD) were protected from insulin resistance and showed altered energy balance. We demonstrate that IKK is expressed in neurons and is upregulated in the hypothalamus of obese mice, contributing to insulin and leptin resistance. Blocking IKK in the hypothalamus of obese mice with CAYMAN10576 or small interfering RNA decreased NF-B activation in this tissue, relieving the inflammatory environment. Inhibition of IKK activity, but not TBK1, reduced IRS-1Ser307…
  • GLP-1 Agonism Stimulates Brown Adipose Tissue Thermogenesis and Browning Through Hypothalamic AMPK

    Beiroa, D.; Imbernon, M.; Gallego, R.; Senra, A.; Herranz, D.; Villarroya, F.; Serrano, M.; Ferno, J.; Salvador, J.; Escalada, J.; Dieguez, C.; Lopez, M.; Fruhbeck, G.; Nogueiras, R.
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) is widely located throughout the brain, but the precise molecular mechanisms mediating the actions of GLP-1 and its long-acting analogs on adipose tissue as well as the brain areas responsible for these interactions remain largely unknown. We found that central injection of a clinically used GLP-1R agonist, liraglutide, in mice stimulates brown adipose tissue (BAT) thermogenesis and adipocyte browning independent of nutrient intake. The mechanism controlling these actions is located in the hypothalamic ventromedial nucleus (VMH), and the activation of AMPK in this area…
  • Recessive Mutations in PCBD1 Cause a New Type of Early-Onset Diabetes

    Simaite, D.; Kofent, J.; Gong, M.; Ruschendorf, F.; Jia, S.; Arn, P.; Bentler, K.; Ellaway, C.; Kuhnen, P.; Hoffmann, G. F.; Blau, N.; Spagnoli, F. M.; Hubner, N.; Raile, K.
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Mutations in several genes cause nonautoimmune diabetes, but numerous patients still have unclear genetic defects, hampering our understanding of the development of the disease and preventing pathogenesis-oriented treatment. We used whole-genome sequencing with linkage analysis to study a consanguineous family with early-onset antibody-negative diabetes and identified a novel deletion in PCBD1 (pterin-4 α-carbinolamine dehydratase/dimerization cofactor of hepatocyte nuclear factor 1 α), a gene that was recently proposed as a likely cause of diabetes. A subsequent reevaluation of…
  • Blockade of Na+ Channels in Pancreatic {alpha}-Cells Has Antidiabetic Effects

    Dhalla, A. K.; Yang, M.; Ning, Y.; Kahlig, K. M.; Krause, M.; Rajamani, S.; Belardinelli, L.
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Pancreatic α-cells express voltage-gated Na channels (NaChs), which support the generation of electrical activity leading to an increase in intracellular calcium, and cause exocytosis of glucagon. Ranolazine, a NaCh blocker, is approved for treatment of angina. In addition to its antianginal effects, ranolazine has been shown to reduce HbA1c levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease; however, the mechanism behind its antidiabetic effect has been unclear. We tested the hypothesis that ranolazine exerts its antidiabetic effects by inhibiting glucagon…
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    23 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
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  • Gone but for a good reason

    rick the "Blogabetic"
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Gone but for a good reason I have decided to stop blogging, greeting new member and celebrating birthdays here on TUDiabetes for a bit. To understand why I hope you will indulge a longer explanation. To understand the whole thing you have to go back to 2005. In that year, I was having chest pain and it turned out that the angina was caused by a birth defect that eventually had to be corrected with surgery. The defect is called an AV Fistula, which just means the artery and the vein system on my heart were abnormally connected. The surgery in 2006 corrected that anomaly. All was well it was…
  • Camp Chinnock

    Tiki
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Not long after I was diagnosed with type I diabetes, my parents sent me and my brother, also a type I, to a diabetic camp called Camp Chinnock. I was both excited and worried to go away for two weeks. This camp, I was told, was just for type I diabetics and I could make friends that understood how I was feeling and what I went through every day. So, the summer of 1988 came and my brother and I went away to camp. The camp was a fun experience. The point was to show young diabetics that they can do anything any normal healthy kid their age does. We hiked, canoed, danced, swam, made music…
  • Amy

    TheDiabetesHero
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    I have learned to accept you and have tried to be one with you. And I am learning to be thankful for all that you have given me…Strength, courage & an understanding that I could not have realized existed without you. Faith & belief in my family and their unconditional & uncompromising love and support. Friends that wake up every day & go through the same thing I do with amazing grace and strength. People that have made me believe in me and feel like I’m not so different. You have shown me the people in my life that are true friends, the ones that will hold my hand, rub my…
  • The 'Art' of Blood Glucose Management.

    brboyer
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Reading the blog by edenseffort "Nerves AND Exercise - not a good mix" blog. Sort of inspired me to document this. As I commented there, I love it when we can nail the ART of blood glucose management. I had a small victory myself yesterday and an alarming failure this afternoon. Yesterday before breakfast was time to change my infusion set and sensor. I decided to try an experiment. I tried my thigh last week with the CGM, and that worked out OK, so I decided to try the other thigh with the set. All went well, bolused and ate breakfast, just as I got done eating and got a 'delivery failure'…
  • Nerves AND exercise – not a good mix…

    edenseffort
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Eden has been back playing her beloved basketball for one week now after her broken thumb.. Last night she attended a girls only clinic (she plays on a boys team) and was one of the older more experienced girls there. Coach knows her well and put her through her paces – sometimes making her do many more reps than the other girls. Fine by me – sometimes she needs to be pushed and I am always happy when the coaches recognize that and don’t let her coast. Something else happened too – he asked her to lead some of the ball handling exercises. And by that I mean stand in the center of a…
 
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  • 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…
  • Not Quite in Arm's Reach, or What Happened When I Broke My Humerus

    Hannah McDonald
    21 May 2014 | 12:35 pm
    I come from a long line of klutzes.  Sometimes I trip, lose my balance, or flounder around while walking because my ankle decides it doesn't want to stay upright.  I think it was one of the latter two reasons that caused me to fall from the top step of my front stoop onto the sidewalk on March 28th.  This resulted in my first-ever major broken bone, my first-ever ambulance ride, my first-ever arm sling, and my second-ever surgery.There are many places in which your arm can be broken.  In my case, it was my humerus--and before you say anything, it wasn't funny at all.
  • Where's Hannah?

    Hannah McDonald
    2 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    I broke my right humerus (upper arm) last Friday. I have surgery to fix it tomorrow. I sure do miss typing with two hands. See you soon, readers!<3Hannah
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    The D-Log Cabin

  • Wordless Wednesday:10 yr Journey Award

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

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

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

    HVS
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    Q: What's the difference between a bad hoarder and a good hoarder?A: There's a difference?All joking aside, the difference between a good hoarder and a bad hoarder is that the bad hoarders stop giving a darn and let the entropy take over. Much like diabetes management, this turns out to be a disaster. Anyway,in the eyes of the world, hoarding is a horribly slovenly,disgusting thing and I'm not contesting that it can be just that you have to have lots of energy to hoard. But post a picture like this:Or:Of your nicely organized, excessive amounts of diabetes supplies and people respect you for…
  • Dear Fellow PWD

    HVS
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Dear Person With Diabetes,I am you. I have lived with this disease for almost 16 years..I have highs, I have lows. I know that this struggle is very,very real. I hate it,as you do. I know that it doesn't lend itself to "control." But I need to tell you something, the rest of America seems to be a bit confused on all things diabetes.(No, insurance does not always cover "necessities." Grrrrr.)We, the people who actually sometimes give a darn,know things. We know that strips can be wildly inaccurate, we know that it's entirely possible to go from 80 to 30 in less then 15 minutes, we know…
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  • 24 Hours Left To Apply For The 2015 Diabetes UnConference Scholarships!

    k2
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    FYI: Early Bird registration for The Diabetes UnConference is $139 until October 15th, at which time the cost to register will be $159I can't wait to attend The Diabetes UnConference at The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas on Friday March 13th and ending Sunday March 15th at 1pm. I CAN'T WAIT. And I could wax poetic about so many things. Like how fantastical Christel Marchand Aprigliano is for creating a conference for all adults living with diabetes and regardless of the type, and how amazing it will be to participate and receive all the love, support and understanding from and by a…
  • Diabetes Creativity: Mason Jar "Juice Boxes."

    k2
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    I had to share because this made tickled pink! Or in this case, pickled cranberry.Not really, but you know I mean. And it also reminded me of something my mom would do for my t1 dad. She always packed him a cooler of food for the car when he was on the road (he was a Sales Rep,) and she always placed 2 little glass jars (emptied and dishwasher rinsed mayo or peanut butter jars) of OJ in there for my dad, just in case he needed juice. This was in the 1970s/1980s, before plastic jars and pre juice box days. Turns out, my mom was on to something.  :) Mason Jar Juice BoxesI…
  • Love Amongst the Islets of Langerhans ~

    k2
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    I originally wrote this article over almost 5 years ago, (OK, WOW)  as a guest blogger for http://www.act1diabetes.org .And for some strange reason, this post popped into my brain this morning and would't leave. So I'm posting it on my blog (with a few minor tweaks,)  and I hope you dig it~ ########### I love my Endo. BIG TIME.Not in the romantic storybook, "I want to marry him and bear all his children/live happily ever after/THE END, type of way. No matter what others in the diabetes on-line community say, I’m not that much of a…
  • Diabetes Moments That Are Automatic & Like Clock Work~

    k2
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Diabetes is never far from my mind and it’s always both clipped to my hip and at my fingertips.As people with diabetes, our brains and our bodies NEVER get a break from diabetes. BUT (and isn't there always a but,) there are moments in my life with diabetes that are automatic and like clockwork.In those rare moments I do diabetes without thinking. Like when my alarm clock (iPhone) goes off every morning. I get up (OK, I normally hit the snooze button once and then I get up,)  then I go pee. Then I walk to the kitchen, turn on the coffee maker and…
  • Diabetes Misbehaving & Forging Ahead, But Not Alone.

    k2
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    So, I started writing this post because I was incredibly annoyed with my diabetes exploits last night and today. But then the tone changed when I started writing about the Diabetes Online Community - Now my whole tone for today has changed.Not a big surprise when you think you about it, but much appreciated!THANKS DOC!I could write about how I kept going low last night, even after a dinner that included way too much Italian bread dipped in sautéed garlic and olive oil, or how after said feast I couldn't get above 72 and had to force feed Starbursts to treat the lows that occurred between 8pm…
 
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  • The new doctor: the patient

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

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

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

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

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

    Christopher Snider
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Harrison Milfeld returns to the podcast this week to talk about the upcoming NHL season, our mutual admiration for Nintendo’s Smash Bros. series, and the culture of journalism – particularly with respect to the events in Ferguson, Missouri. Enjoy. Follow Harrison on Twitter at @hmilfeld. http://traffic.libsyn.com/iamspartacus/Just_Talking-259-With_Harrison_Milfeld_093014.mp3 Run Time – 1:02:12 Send your feedback to feedback@justtalkingpodcast.com. Download the MP3 Subscribe on iTunes — Stitcher Radio — Subscribe to the RSS Feed Facebook — Tumblr —…
  • Ending on Zero

    Christopher Snider
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Tonight I finished the last of my Humalog insulin pen with dinner. I needed 4 units to cover our beef with broccoli, mostly for the rice, and there were exactly 4 units remaining in my insulin pen. Perfect. Tomorrow, hopefully, I take the next step on my journey to transitioning to an insulin pump. Granted, the pump will be filled with saline, and I’ll still require insulin injections during this period – which reminds me, I should probably break out a new pen for the morning. Hold that thought. As frustrating as this process will be: saline, a mandatory “pump start”…
  • A Stressful Conundrum

    Christopher Snider
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    As shared on My Diabetes Secret. Image links to submitted secret on MDS. Add this to the list of things they don’t tell you at diagnosis. Proper diabetes management is so much more than counting carbs and regularly checking your blood glucose levels. The fun part, however, is even if they told me all the extra stuff I’ve learned in the past twelve years, I wouldn’t have retained any of it. My biggest worry as I sat in that hospital bed was how will I eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? So how do we respect the overwhelming information dump at diagnosis with the ongoing…
  • Charting my Diabetes

    Christopher Snider
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    I’ve worked with the system well as aggressively, and respectfully, as I could to move my insulin pump start date up as much as possible. Given what I’ve had to deal with in simply getting this far, at some point I knew it was best to accept what I could accomplish and go from there. My final timeline looks like this: Basic t:slim training and saline start on 10/1. “Pump Start” class at my diabetes education center on 10/3. Pump saline, and still take my proper insulin injections for 3 (?) days – I’m going to get that clarified at the class. Review pump…
  • Connections

    Christopher Snider
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Tonight we are going to have a conversation focused on community and connections (including support). Lets begin…#dsma — DiabetesSocMedAdvoca (@DiabetesSocMed) September 25, 2014 In light of some of the conversation happening on and around My Diabetes Secret, Cherise decided to use the platform she built to address some of the topics presented without giving an opportunity for the negativity to invade the weekly tweetchat. Q1. Where have you found diabetes connection? Any unexpected places? #dsma — DiabetesSocMedAdvoca (@DiabetesSocMed) September 25, 2014 One afternoon a…
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  • Lowest of Lows

    Leighann
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Please remember that I never give medical advice. Ask your endocrinologist or pediatrician for advice about your own child. Make your own informed decisions for your own child. Q has high and low blood sugars all the time. It’s just part of life with diabetes for an active kid. Few lows or highs rattle my cage because this isn’t our first rodeo. But this particular night, I was surprised at how quickly Q’s BG could drop. At bedtime snack Q’s CGM showed about 175 with two arrows down. By bedtime she was right around 100. A few minutes after lights out her CGM buzzed…
  • {D-LOL} New Diabetes Slogans #4

    Leighann
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I think we could all use a little humor when thinking about and discussing type 1 diabetes. I’m proposing a few new slogans which I feel get to the heart of what it’s really like to manage type 1 diabetes. Come back next Thursday for another!   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. {D-LOL} New Diabetes Slogans #4 is a post from: D-Mom Blog The information provided here is for entertainment purposes only…
  • {D-LOL} New Diabetes Slogans #3

    Leighann
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I think we could all use a little humor when thinking about and discussing type 1 diabetes. I’m proposing a few new slogans which I feel get to the heart of what it’s really like to manage type 1 diabetes. Come back next Thursday for another!   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. {D-LOL} New Diabetes Slogans #3 is a post from: D-Mom Blog The information provided here is for entertainment purposes only…
  • #ShowMeYourPump, Miss Idaho

    Leighann
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:17 am
    Last night during the Miss America pageant, Sierra Sandison won the People’s Choice award. I have no doubt that people with diabetes and other medical conditions requiring them to wear accoutrements got behind her and voted in droves because of the visibility of the #showmeyourpump campaign. Even if she wasn’t crowned Miss America, we can all be proud of the visibility and awareness that she has brought to diabetes and insulin pumps this past month. And don’t forget that even though she wasn’t crowned Miss America, she has a year ahead of her as Miss Idaho.
  • {D-LOL} New Diabetes Slogans #2

    Leighann
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I think we could all use a little humor when thinking about and discussing type 1 diabetes. I’m proposing a few new slogans which I feel get to the heart of what it’s really like to manage type 1 diabetes. Come back next Thursday for another!   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. {D-LOL} New Diabetes Slogans #2 is a post from: D-Mom Blog The information provided here is for entertainment purposes only…
 
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    Joslin Diabetes Center Blog

  • From WhyWAIT to Triathlons and Beyond: Ervin Guzman shares his journey as a member of the first WhyWAIT class

    Joslin Communications
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    Erv before and after Joining Joslin Diabetes Center’s inaugural WhyWAIT program back in 2007 was a life-changing experience for Ervin Guzman. Prior to coming to Joslin, Ervin managed his type 2 diabetes with medication, including 110 to 120 units of insulin per day, diet and regular visits to his primary care physician. Despite these measures, Ervin still struggled to control his weight. During one of his annual visits at the Joslin Clinic, Dr. James Rosenzweig, a former Joslin physician, recommended that Ervin enroll in WhyWAIT, Joslin’s new weight management program specially tailored…
  • Salsa for a Cause with Joslin’s Latino Diabetes Initiative

    Joslin Communications
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Learn how to salsa at Ritmos de Salud! Every Latino child born today has a 50 percent chance of developing type 2 diabetes in his or her lifetime. Diabetes, specifically type 2, has become a serious concern for the growing population of Latinos in America. There are a variety of factors that contribute to this staggering rate including culturally traditional diets of high fats and carbohydrates, high levels of poverty, and poor access to healthcare. “Diabetes is a worldwide problem that can lead to devastating consequences…yet very few people are aware about the nature of this chronic…
  • How to Define Obesity?

    Joslin Communications
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Dr. Hamdy comments on the medical definition of obesity Nobody likes squeezing into a favorite pair of jeans or realizing you should buy a dress the next size up—but sometimes weight gain is more than just a slip in healthy habits. Excessive weight can be a serious threat to a person’s wellbeing. But where is the line between being healthy and unhealthy when it comes to weight gain? Recently, obesity has been re-designated as a disease; defined as a person who has a Body Mass Index of 30kg/m2 or above. Similar to other diseases, a set of common symptoms accompanies this definition such…
  • Get Ready for Fall with Joslin!

    Joslin Communications
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    First day of fall happens next week. Get in the autumnal spirit with these posts from Joslin Your Fall To-Do List: Tune Up Your Diabetes Care Forget January—the early days of fall are the time to focus on your goals and recommit to your health. The weather is getting cooler, the barometric pressure is thankfully rising and a certain crisp clarity has taken hold. The morning air beckons you like a siren song to throw off the laden slumbers of summer and leap into action with renewed vigor. An Investigation of Fall Treats How many calories are in your favorite fall snacks? Find out in this…
  • Molding the Future of Diabetes Technology with the Joslin Institute for Technology Translation

    Joslin Communications
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    Dr. Howard Wolpert, Director of the Joslin Institute for Technology Translation Over the summer, Joslin Diabetes Center announced a new initiative focused on improving the current state of diabetes technology. Called the Joslin Institute for Technology Translation, the new group offers advice and solutions to diabetes medical device and technology companies to improve development of easier-to-use, more widely accessible products that help patients manage their diabetes. This could include anything from providing clinical input that may impact the redesign of pumps to be faster, more accurate…
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    Strangely Diabetic ©

  • A Tale of Medicine X

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

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

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

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

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

  • Novartis Indicted for Kickbacks Involving Diabetes Drug

    Ross Bonander
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Pharmaceutical monster Novartis continues to stake its claim as the biggest pharma POS on the planet, as a federal judge has ordered the company to face a U.S. government lawsuit accusing them of paying kickbacks to doctors for prescribing their drugs, including a diabetes drug. It’s easy for me to remember a general time when Novartis made a significant contribution to the public good: It was the mid-1990s, and a researcher in Oregon named Brian Druker was pressing the company to allot him what amounted to chump change to run a Phase I trial of one of the molecules they owned, but…
  • Only half of adults over 45 are screened for diabetes

    M Tyler
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    About half of all adults in the U.S. aren't screened for diabetes at the age they may be most vulnerable, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. As the Health Behavior News Service, part of the Center for Advancing Health, reports, up to one-third of people with diabetes are undiagnosed. And the fact that nearly half of people over the age of 45 haven't been screened for diabetes in the last three years suggests that medical practitioners aren't meeting screening guidelines set forth by the American Diabetes Association. NHANES Survey For the study,…
  • Dwindling Sympathy with Diabetes: Can You Relate? (Video)

    victoria1981
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    For many diabetics, it can be hard to hear someone complain about getting a shot or going to the doctor. Do you feel that your sympathy for other people may be dwindling? More Videos
  • New blood sugar supplement could help control glucose levels

    M Tyler
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    Sugardown, a new dietary supplement from Boston Therapies Inc., could help individuals with pre-diabetes and diabetes to control glucose levels when combined with an appropriate diet and exercise. Intended to be taken before eating, sugardown works by blocking the enzymes that help break down complex carbohydrates into simple sugars, resulting in a lower amount of glucose that can absorbed into the blood stream. "It is a non-systemic, chewable, complex carbohydrate-based compound, specifically designed to help maintain healthy glucose levels throughout the day," a press release on the product…
  • Long hours at work linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

    M Tyler
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    People who work more than 55 hours a week in low socioeconomic status jobs have about a 30-percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to the largest study conducted on this topic to date, from researches at University College London. The study involved 222,120 men and women from the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia who were tracked for an average of 7.6 years. Researchers found that adults working more than 55 hours per week had a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than adults working a normal 40-hour week, but the type of job performed also seemed to influence risk.
 
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    Yahoo Health

  • Trampoline Fitness: Bounce Your Way to a Buff Body

    2 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    Classes usually deliver full-body strength and cardio workouts performed entirely on the trampoline. You can’t help but smile when you’re on a trampoline,” said Michael Browning, owner of Urban Air Indoor Trampoline Parks. “You don’t realize how hard you’re working.” A Growing Trend Park owners and fitness instructors say they’ve seen exponential growth in the popularity of trampoline workouts over the past two to three years. “It’s exciting to see how much it’s grown — it’s unbelievable.” Urban Air first opened in 2011, launching its trampoline fitness program…
  • Can Antibiotics Early in Life Put Your Child at Risk for Obesity?

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    Researchers have flagged a handful of factors, including the mother’s pre-baby body mass index (BMI) and the child’s sleep duration and activity level, that might explain the growing problem of early childhood obesity.  But those are just the obvious explanations. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association published on Sept. 29 suggests that taking antibiotics before age 2 may predispose children to packing on the pounds. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 60,000 children who had seen a primary care doctor…
  • How Stress Messes With Your Workout

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    The researchers wanted to see if mental burnout would affect physical performance. “Brain tissue is similar to muscle tissue—at some point the tissue is going to fatigue,” said Ranjana Mehta, a biomechanics researcher at Texas A&M Health Science Center who was not affiliated with the study. “You can be tired after a hard day using your mind at work and with things going on in your life, and then not realize that this is the reason for a decline in your performance, not your level of fitness,” said study author Clare MacMahon of Swinburne University of Technology in Australia.
  • How to Ward Off 'Grain Brain'

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Photo by In his 2013 New York Times best-seller “Grain Brain,” neurologist and functional medicine expert David Perlmutter, MD, warned that eating wheat and sugar — staples of the typical American diet — has a deleterious effect on the brain and body, leading to conditions such as diabetes, depression, insomnia, anxiety, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Elevated blood sugar levels lead to brain shrinkage, specifically in the areas that determine cognitive and memory function, Perlmutter noted. Moreover, researchers discovered that…
  • Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Photo by Stockbyte/Getty Images As many people know, a daily aspirin can help stave off a heart attack. Apparently, your ticker isn’t the only part of your body that may benefit from a dose of the drug: Aspirin significantly reduces men’s risk of prostate cancer, reveals a new Duke University study, presented at the 13th Annual American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference , held in New Orleans, La., this week.  The 6,390 men, none of whom had prostate cancer at the start of the study, were part of the Reduce trial, a…
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    This is Caleb...

  • #Nightscout | The New Rig #WeAreNotWaiting #CGMinTheCloud

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

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

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

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

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

  • Polycystic Ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

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

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

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

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

    5 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
    Are you are diabetic and get hunger pangs even after eating the permissible quota of food?  Think of low calorie food called free foods. They give a feeling of fullness. Fresh salads made of cabbage, onions, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, radish and capsicum with only lime  salt, pepper or chat masala. Do not add any salad dressing like mayonnaise or olive oil. Buttermilk or  Lemon
 
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  • Thanks (And No, Thanks)

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Thank you. Yes, you. I asked for your ideas and your input and your help, and you commented. You made a difference. The less than stellar appointment I had with the surgeon last week over my trigger finger had been roiling around in my brain and I was confused. Was I wrong in wanting to […]
  • Three Is A Magic Number

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Out of all the Schoolhouse Rock videos, this is my favorite. (I’m Just A Bill and Elbow Room are runners up.) There is something magical about the number three. And that song (and the cover done by Blind Melon, too.) But today, three is not a magic number. It’s the number of trigger finger releases […]
  • Accu-Chek To: Program – Saving $ on Test Strips & Getting More

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    It’s little things like this that I love to share. Accu-Chek has a new program that gives a fantastic discount on blood glucose monitoring strips and a little something extra to feed the soul. It’s called Accu-Chek To: and I’ve signed up this week because I believe that they’re doing something right. (A great price. A […]
  • The Wrong Finger

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    One of the lovely little complications that you can get from having diabetes is stenosing tenosynovitis, affectionately known as “trigger finger”. What is Trigger Finger? À la Wikipedia: a common disorder characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon, associated with dysfunction and pain. A disparity in size between the flexor tendon and […]
  • In No Particular Order – Diabetes Neat-o News

    Christel Marchand Aprigliano
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    Sometimes, I’ll see something diabetes related that interests me and I file it away in my inbox, saying: “I’ll share that…” Today, I’m cleaning out my inbox. You’re welcome. In no particular order: Nipro Diagnostics TRUE METRIX™ and TRUE METRIX™ PRO have been approved by the FDA. So what, you ask? Another meter on the market. Whoooppeee. […]
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  • Are you walking around diabetes?

    Admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:48 am
    The American Diabetes Association celebrates diabetes Alert Day on 25th march. It is an effort to increase diabetes awareness. According to ADA, there are 7 million Americans who have diabetes and they don’t know about it. You should know these risk factors so that you can prevent, detect and treat diabetes.
  • Healthy obesity and diabetes

    Admin
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:18 pm
    The factors are unclear to determine whether obesity leads to poor metabolic health, but evidence suggests that metabolic inflammation plays an important role. However, the study found the relationship between a HO-1, which is anti-inflammatory molecule and metabolic disease have produced conflicting results.
  • Type 2 diabetes: Look after your skin

    Admin
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm
    There are many other complications with type 2 diabetes such as high blood sugar level and excessive urination that lead to dehydration and that dries the skin. Your high blood sugar levels also affect the blood vessels and it leads to poor circulation. It means wounds don’t get the antibody-rich blood which is necessary for healing.
  • Weight –training routine for diabetes

    Admin
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Exercise plays an important role in everybody’s life and especially for those who have diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. There are some benefits of aerobic exercise for people with type 2 diabetes which is established by Medical Science. Researchers also believe that exercise plan should include the regular weight training that is called strength training.
  • Type 2 diabetes and Depression

    Admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Depression is a serious disorder that affects your life. Due to the depression, you can’t spend a happy life. The problem occurs when its symptom become severe, they may make difficult to manage daily activities like going to school or work, meeting family obligations and monitoring your blood glucose.
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