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  • A Walk in the Park, II

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    Trudy
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    I posted the following blog on November 22, 2010 -- for Thanksgiving Day. Since then I have found other reasons to be thankful -- for one, I have stayed alive long enough to celebrate my 21st Diaversary! I had a real medical scare this last January, which could have ended differently. Our son and daughter and their offspring are thriving, and thankfully, I'm here to appreciate that. And oh yes, I'm thankful that my husband and I will soon celebrate the anniversary of our marriage in the University of Washington Chapel sixty-one years ago.* A Walk in the Park On the Monday before Thanksgiving…
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    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
  • ZS Pharma announces publication of results from phase 3 study of ZS-9 in patients with hyperkalemia

    Diabetes News From Medical News Today
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    ZS Pharma have announced the publication of previously unreleased detailed results from the ZS003 study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
  • Celebrity Chef Lourdes Castro talks food and diabetes among Hispanic community

    Diabetes News
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:14 am
    Diabetes among the Hispanic community is an increasing problem. Although there is concern for the rise in diabetes, there's often limited information to the community.
  • Diabetes Innovation Progress: Walls Tumbling Down

    DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog
    WilD
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Last Friday we held the 2014 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit, the fourth of these events we’ve done at the Stanford University School of Medicine — which exceeded expectations, if we do say so ourselves   This year’s Summit was standing-room-only, attended by…The post Diabetes Innovation Progress: Walls Tumbling Down appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
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  • Editor's Note, DCMS #216

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    Every time we talk to a patient newly diagnosed with diabetes we talk about the kidneys, the feet, and the eyes, and what can happen if we let our glucose levels run rampant. We focus on this because the concept of microvascular complications has been beaten into our heads since we first learned about diabetes. But what if I told you that macrovascular complications were worse? This week our Clinical Text homes in on the reasons that we should actually be more concerned about macro complications…
  • Aaron Vinik, MD: Are Physicians Too Focused on Lowering A1c's?

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    Dr. Aaron Vinik addresses the question of why so much current diabetes therapy is focused on lowering blood glucose levels despite evidence that for some cardiovascular issues, this doesn't have as much of an impact as other drugs which may have less BG-lowering capacities....
  • Knowledge of Onset, Peak, and Duration of Action of Meds Prevents a Trip to the ER

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    It was 8:15 pm. A patient who lives alone called me. Joy, I just mixed up my Humalog and my Lantus. I took 20 units of Humalog but I was supposed to take 20 units of Lantus, and I took 10 units of Lantus. I knew that the onset of Humalog (lispro) is about 15 minutes, the peak is about 30-90 minutes, and the duration is about 3-6 hours. For Lantus, the onset is about 60-90 minutes, it's relatively peakless, and the duration is 20-24 hours. With that in mind, I thought I could help her avert a serious hypoglycemic event and a visit to the emergency room….
  • Diabetes Mellitus 101 for Cardiologists, Part 7

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
    In this week's Homerun Slides, Dr. Stanley Schwartz discusses the Adipocytokine Syndrome which he describes as A New Model for Insulin Resistance and Beta Cell Dysfunction. He also reviews and compares several diabetes drugs' effects on insulin resistance and beta cell function as well as other diabetes comorbidities....
  • Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Ed., Excerpt #19: Macrovascular Disease in Diabetes

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    Rudy Bilous, MD, FRCP Richard Donnelly, MD, PHD, FRCP, FRACP Atherosclerosis For any given age, level of cholesterol or BP, the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) is 3 to 5-fold higher among patients with diabetes compared with subjects without diabetes. Macrovascular complications include fatal and non-fatal coronary heart disease (CHD) events, stroke and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). CVD accounts for most (more than 75%) of the premature mortality and shortened life expectancy among patients with diabetes. It affects both genders equally, and in particular the…
 
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  • Diabetes Innovation Progress: Walls Tumbling Down

    WilD
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Last Friday we held the 2014 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit, the fourth of these events we’ve done at the Stanford University School of Medicine — which exceeded expectations, if we do say so ourselves   This year’s Summit was standing-room-only, attended by…The post Diabetes Innovation Progress: Walls Tumbling Down appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Defining Three “Early Stages” of Type 1 Diabetes

    MikeH
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    “What stage of type 1 diabetes do you have?” That question could become a common one soon, if some leading diabetes experts succeed in establishing an official three-tiered delineation of the early stages of T1D in order to pursue research…The post Defining Three “Early Stages” of Type 1 Diabetes appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • In Pursuit of Insulin Independence: Meet Dr. Claresa Levetan

    MikeH
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Take two pills and call me… a compliant pancreas? Wait, what?! Yep, that’s the idea behind research a Philadelphia endocrinologist is spearheading with her biopharmaceutical startup Perle Bioscience, established about a year ago to continue the longtime endo’s mission to…The post In Pursuit of Insulin Independence: Meet Dr. Claresa Levetan appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Sunday Funnies: Waiting on… the Cure

    AmyT
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
          Yup, we’ve all heard the hype for the hope that a cure is “coming soon”… and this is how it feels sometimes:     Hopefully, we’ll see more and more significant progress in our lifetimes. Meanwhile, you…The post Sunday Funnies: Waiting on… the Cure appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
  • Ask D’Mine: Thanks, Diabetes (Just in Time for Turkey Day)

    WilD
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hey, All — if you’ve got questions about life with diabetes, then you’ve come to the right place! That would be our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D’Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and community educator Wil Dubois.…The post Ask D’Mine: Thanks, Diabetes (Just in Time for Turkey Day) appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.
 
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    Diabetes News

  • Type 1 diabetes: a simple breath test may aid early diagnosis in children

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Around 1 in 4 children with type 1 diabetes are unaware they have the condition until they develop diabetic ketoacidosis - a potentially life-threatening complication. But in a new study, researchers claim to have identified a chemical marker for type 1 diabetes in the breath of children, paving the way for a breath test that allows early diagnosis.
  • Pitt analysis shows value of diabetes program

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    Senior author Trevor Orchard and his team tracked blood sugar levels in 214 people under age 25 who enrolled in the program between June 2009 and November 2010 in the first study to show improvement in long-term blood sugar levels. A nonprofit program that brings diabetes care and education to some of the world's poorest children has improved control of the disease, according to a an analysis by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
  • Land O'Frost celebrates partnership with JDRF during National Diabetes Awareness Month in November

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Land O'Frost, one of the nation's best-selling brands of pre-sliced, pre-packaged lunchmeats and a producer of specialty sausage products, today announced the results of its annual commitment to fighting type 1 diabetes through a longtime partnership with JDRF. In 2014, the company and its employees provided more than $100,000 in funding to the organization and 360 hours of support through volunteering, fundraising activities and walks.
  • Orgenesis receives a 2.015 million grant to develop potential cure for Type 1 Diabetes

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    Orgenesis SPRL, a subsidiary of Orgenesis Inc. , a leader in the emerging fields of cellular therapy and regenerative medicine, today announced that it has received the formal approval from the Walloon Region, Belgium for a 2.015 million support program for the research and development of a potential cure for Type 1 Diabetes. The Financial support is composed of a 1,085,000 euros grant for the industrial research part of the research program and a further recoverable advance of 930,000 euros of the experimental development part of the research program.
  • Celebrity Chef Lourdes Castro talks food and diabetes among Hispanic community

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:14 am
    Diabetes among the Hispanic community is an increasing problem. Although there is concern for the rise in diabetes, there's often limited information to the community.
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    Diabetes News -- ScienceDaily

  • New guide to genetic jungle of muscles can help health research

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    A comprehensive overview of how tens of thousands of genes interact in relation to the behavior of muscles has been developed by scientists. At the same time, they have developed a guide to the enormous amounts of data and thus paved the way for new knowledge about diseases associated with lack of activity.
  • Sweet-smelling breath to help diabetes diagnosis in children

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:58 pm
    The potential to quickly diagnose children with type 1 diabetes before the onset of serious illness could be achieved using a simple, non-invasive breath test, according to new research.
  • E-health records used to search for hidden drug benefits

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    With research and development costs for many drugs reaching well into the billions, pharmaceutical companies want more than ever to determine whether their drugs already at market have any hidden therapeutic benefits that could warrant putting additional indications on the label and increase production.
  • Study maps how city neighborhoods affect diabetes risk

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    Public health researchers in Philadelphia looked at how neighborhood and community-level factors -- not just individual factors like diet, exercise and education -- influence people's diabetes risk. Their new study adds insight into the role of the physical and social environment on diabetes risk, zip code by zip code throughout the city.
  • Does a yogurt a day keep diabetes away?

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    A high intake of yogurt has been found to be associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research. This highlights the importance of having yogurt as part of a healthy diet.
 
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    DIABETES NEWS - Google News

  • Diabetes Screening Lags in People With Hypertension - New York Times (blog)

    Google Inc.
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    New York Times (blog)Diabetes Screening Lags in People With HypertensionNew York Times (blog)Hypertension and Type 2 diabetes frequently occur in tandem. Together they represent one of the most common chronic disease combinations and also one of the most hazardous, putting people at greater risk of having heart attacks, strokes and kidney ...Minnesota: Many at risk of diabetes haven't been tested, study saysTwinCities.com-Pioneer PressMore than 13000 diabetes patients in Northamptonshire did not get 'essential Northampton Chronicle & EchoThankful for ability to defeat silent…
  • Yogurt May Lower Diabetes Risk - New York Times (blog)

    Google Inc.
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    ForbesYogurt May Lower Diabetes RiskNew York Times (blog)Regular consumption of yogurt may help lower the risk for Type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. Researchers followed almost 200,000 men and women ages 25 to 75 for as long as 30 years, tracking their health with periodic interviews and their diets Yogurt Every Day May Help Keep Diabetes AwayWebMDYogurt May Cut Type 2 Diabetes RiskForbesCould yogurt lower the risk of type 2 diabetes?Medical News TodayMedical Daily -Daily Mailall 138 news articles »
  • NICE: Weight loss ops 'good for obesity-linked diabetes' - BBC News

    Google Inc.
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:13 pm
    BBC NewsNICE: Weight loss ops 'good for obesity-linked diabetes'BBC NewsPeople diagnosed with diabetes linked to obesity should be quickly assessed for weight loss surgery, according to finalised NHS guidelines. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which advises the NHS in England, said obesity was Tripling weight loss surgeries would cut type 2 diabetes treatment billThe GuardianFree weight loss surgery offered to tackle diabetes epidemicExpress.co.ukNICE updates weight loss surgery criteria for people with type 2 diabetesNICEThe…
  • Eli Lilly Gets European Approval to Sell Trulicity, a Type 2 Diabetes Drug - New York Times

    Google Inc.
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:35 am
    Bidness ETCEli Lilly Gets European Approval to Sell Trulicity, a Type 2 Diabetes DrugNew York TimesPARIS — Eli Lilly, the American pharmaceutical giant, said on Tuesday that it had received European approval to sell its new drug for treating Type 2 diabetes, putting pressure on its Danish rival Novo Nordisk, the market leader in its category. The Once-weekly Lilly diabetes drug wins EU approvalReutersCHMP approves Victoza for use in adults with type 2 diabetes, moderate renal News-Medical.netall 16 news articles »
  • S. Epatha Merkerson advocates for diabetes awareness - The Detroit News

    Google Inc.
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    S. Epatha Merkerson advocates for diabetes awarenessThe Detroit NewsAt the same time, the Wayne State University grad will be challenging family members, friends and fans with type 2 diabetes to eat better, exercise and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Merkerson has been battling her own type 2 diabetes battle for
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    Bitter-Sweet™

  • New Low Symptom . . . .

    Karen
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    I was a mere 2 hours into my 6 1/2 hour flight Sunday (which was almost more like 7 because we boarded on time but took off over 30 minutes late). Suddenly a wave of homesickness hit. It didn't seem... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Awkward Moments . . . .

    Karen
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    In my opinion, I’m one of the most awkward people around.  And I have diabetes, which is awkward in its own ways.  Misconceptions, being tethered to a medical device, lows and highs that mess with my... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Bernd das Brot . . . .

    Karen
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    When Pete and I used to take ballroom dance lessons, our half-German instructor told us about a puppet called Bernd das Brot.  Pete and I stumbled across his “Musikvideo" on YouTube and it stuck with... Visit my blog to read more.
  • My New Low Glass . . . .

    Karen
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    I used to treat low blood sugars with juice all the time.  I bought juice boxes marketed to toddlers because they had just enough carbs and I didn’t have to measure anything out while low.  But then... Visit my blog to read more.
  • Harder for Others . . .

    Karen
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    I believe diabetes is hard for everyone, regardless of type.  However, I also believe there are some things that are harder for other types than for me, as a Type 1.  And that is the focus of the... Visit my blog to read more.
 
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    DIABETES - Google News

  • Diabetes Screening Lags in People With Hypertension - New York Times (blog)

    Google Inc.
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    New York Times (blog)Diabetes Screening Lags in People With HypertensionNew York Times (blog)Hypertension and Type 2 diabetes frequently occur in tandem. Together they represent one of the most common chronic disease combinations and also one of the most hazardous, putting people at greater risk of having heart attacks, strokes and kidney ...Minnesota: Many at risk of diabetes haven't been tested, study saysTwinCities.com-Pioneer PressMore than 13000 diabetes patients in Northamptonshire did not get 'essential Northampton Chronicle & EchoThankful for ability to defeat silent…
  • Yogurt May Lower Diabetes Risk - New York Times (blog)

    Google Inc.
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    ForbesYogurt May Lower Diabetes RiskNew York Times (blog)Regular consumption of yogurt may help lower the risk for Type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. Researchers followed almost 200,000 men and women ages 25 to 75 for as long as 30 years, tracking their health with periodic interviews and their diets Yogurt May Cut Type 2 Diabetes RiskForbesCould yogurt lower the risk of type 2 diabetes?Medical News TodayYogurt Every Day May Help Keep Diabetes AwayWebMDTIME -Medical Daily -NewsOK.comall 138 news articles »
  • Eli Lilly Gets European Approval to Sell Trulicity, a Type 2 Diabetes Drug - New York Times

    Google Inc.
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:35 am
    Bidness ETCEli Lilly Gets European Approval to Sell Trulicity, a Type 2 Diabetes DrugNew York TimesPARIS — Eli Lilly, the American pharmaceutical giant, said on Tuesday that it had received European approval to sell its new drug for treating Type 2 diabetes, putting pressure on its Danish rival Novo Nordisk, the market leader in its category. The Once-weekly Lilly diabetes drug wins EU approvalReutersCHMP approves Victoza for use in adults with type 2 diabetes, moderate renal News-Medical.netall 16 news articles »
  • NICE: Weight loss ops 'good for obesity-linked diabetes' - BBC News

    Google Inc.
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:13 pm
    BBC NewsNICE: Weight loss ops 'good for obesity-linked diabetes'BBC NewsPeople diagnosed with diabetes linked to obesity should be quickly assessed for weight loss surgery, according to finalised NHS guidelines. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which advises the NHS in England, said obesity was Tripling weight loss surgeries would cut type 2 diabetes treatment billThe GuardianFree weight loss surgery offered to tackle diabetes epidemicExpress.co.ukOffer weight loss surgery to obese diabeticsNICEThe Independent -Telegraph.co.ukall 26 news…
  • S. Epatha Merkerson advocates for diabetes awareness - The Detroit News

    Google Inc.
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    S. Epatha Merkerson advocates for diabetes awarenessThe Detroit NewsAt the same time, the Wayne State University grad will be challenging family members, friends and fans with type 2 diabetes to eat better, exercise and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Merkerson has been battling her own type 2 diabetes battle for
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    Diabetes Journal current issue

  • Response to Comment on Sato et al. Improving Type 2 Diabetes Through a Distinct Adrenergic Signaling Pathway Involving mTORC2 That Mediates Glucose Uptake in Skeletal Muscle. Diabetes 2014;63:4115-4129

    Sato, M.; Dehvari, N.; Oberg, A. I.; Summers, R. J.; Hutchinson, D. S.; Bengtsson, T.
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
  • Improving Type 2 Diabetes Through a Distinct Adrenergic Signaling Pathway Involving mTORC2 That Mediates Glucose Uptake in Skeletal Muscle

    Sato, M.; Dehvari, N.; Oberg, A. I.; Dallner, O. S.; Sandstrom, A. L.; Olsen, J. M.; Csikasz, R. I.; Summers, R. J.; Hutchinson, D. S.; Bengtsson, T.
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    There is an increasing worldwide epidemic of type 2 diabetes that poses major health problems. We have identified a novel physiological system that increases glucose uptake in skeletal muscle but not in white adipocytes. Activation of this system improves glucose tolerance in Goto-Kakizaki rats or mice fed a high-fat diet, which are established models for type 2 diabetes. The pathway involves activation of β2-adrenoceptors that increase cAMP levels and activate cAMP-dependent protein kinase, which phosphorylates mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2) at S2481. The active mTORC2…
  • Genetic Insulin Resistance Is a Potent Regulator of Gene Expression and Proliferation in Human iPS Cells

    Iovino, S.; Burkart, A. M.; Kriauciunas, K.; Warren, L.; Hughes, K. J.; Molla, M.; Lee, Y.-K.; Patti, M.-E.; Kahn, C. R.
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Insulin resistance is central to diabetes and metabolic syndrome. To define the consequences of genetic insulin resistance distinct from those secondary to cellular differentiation or in vivo regulation, we generated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from individuals with insulin receptor mutations and age-appropriate control subjects and studied insulin signaling and gene expression compared with the fibroblasts from which they were derived. iPSCs from patients with genetic insulin resistance exhibited altered insulin signaling, paralleling that seen in the original fibroblasts.
  • Mannose-Binding Lectin Is Required for the Effective Clearance of Apoptotic Cells by Adipose Tissue Macrophages During Obesity

    Stienstra, R.; Dijk, W.; van Beek, L.; Jansen, H.; Heemskerk, M.; Houtkooper, R. H.; Denis, S.; van Harmelen, V.; Willems van Dijk, K.; Tack, C. J.; Kersten, S.
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Obesity is accompanied by the presence of chronic low-grade inflammation manifested by infiltration of macrophages into adipose tissue. Mannose-binding lectin (MBL), a soluble mediator of innate immunity, promotes phagocytosis and alters macrophage function. To assess the function of MBL in the development of obesity, we studied wild-type and MBL–/– mice rendered obese using a high-fat diet (HFD). Whereas no gross morphological differences were observed in liver, an HFD provoked distinct changes in the adipose tissue morphology of MBL–/– mice. In parallel with…
  • Common Genetic Variants Highlight the Role of Insulin Resistance and Body Fat Distribution in Type 2 Diabetes, Independent of Obesity

    Scott, R. A.; Fall, T.; Pasko, D.; Barker, A.; Sharp, S. J.; Arriola, L.; Balkau, B.; Barricarte, A.; Barroso, I.; Boeing, H.; Clavel-Chapelon, F.; Crowe, F. L.; Dekker, J. M.; Fagherazzi, G.; Ferrannini, E.; Forouhi, N. G.; Franks, P. W.; Gavrila, D.; Giedraitis, V.; Grioni, S.; Groop, L. C.; Kaaks, R.; Key, T. J.; Kuhn, T.; Lotta, L. A.; Nilsson, P. M.; Overvad, K.; Palli, D.; Panico, S.; Quiros, J. R.; Rolandsson, O.; Roswall, N.; Sacerdote, C.; Sala, N.; Sanchez, M.-J.; Schulze, M. B.; Siddiq, A.; Slimani, N.; Sluijs, I.; Spijkerman, A. M. W.; Tjonneland, A.; Tumino, R.; van der A, D. L.; Yaghootkar, H.; The RISC Study Group; The EPIC-InterAct Consortium; McCarthy, M. I.; Semple, R. K.; Riboli, E.; Walker, M.; Ingelsson, E.; Frayling, T. M.; Savage, D. B.; Langenberg, C.; Wareham, N. J.
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    We aimed to validate genetic variants as instruments for insulin resistance and secretion, to characterize their association with intermediate phenotypes, and to investigate their role in type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk among normal-weight, overweight, and obese individuals. We investigated the association of genetic scores with euglycemic-hyperinsulinemic clamp– and oral glucose tolerance test–based measures of insulin resistance and secretion and a range of metabolic measures in up to 18,565 individuals. We also studied their association with T2D risk among normal-weight, overweight,…
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    Allie's Voice

  • The Tree Frog Fix for T1D

    Allie Beatty
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Researchers have identified a molecule found in tree frogs as a pharmacolical agent to stimulate the development of insulin-producing cells. This could be a ground-breaking discovery for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes. Dr. Fred Levine speaks with me about this unorthodox approach to generate insulin-producing cells. This exciting work is being done at Sanford Children’s Health Research Center at Sanford-Burnham. The study discussed in this call is  making headlines because it finds that insulin-producing cells can gegenerate.
  • Join Allie’s Voice About Diabetes e-newsletter!

    Allie Beatty
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Join the Allie’s Voice About Diabetes e-newsletter to hear the latest podcast,  see the latest YouTube video, and shop the Amazon aStore for useful diabetes products. Subscribe and join me! Join the e-newsletter For Email Marketing you can trust.
  • Recently diagnosed, challenged, or confused with Diabetes?

    Allie Beatty
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Diabetes can be overwhelming. Your medical team guides you on the clinical treatment of diabetes but the emotional support is paramount to the success of diabetes management. Having lived with diabetes since 1985, I can offer support to condition your way of thinking to thrive in life with diabetes.  My experience with diabetes has been an adventure. I’d be happy to share my diabetes journey and work with you on navigating yours. If you are newly diagnosed, have a loved one with diabetes, or would like to talk about an issue with diabetes, we’ll develop the best approach for…
  • Immune Vulnerability and Type 1 Diabetes

    Allie Beatty
    28 Feb 2014 | 7:00 am
    Researchers have been able to identify what children may be at a higher risk for developing Type 1 diabetes. Given the higher risk predisposition, why is it some people develop T1D and others do not? Dr. Jessica Dunne, Senior Scientist of Prevention at JDRF, speaks with me about the work being done to better understand and correct the immune vulnerability related to T1D.
  • Diabetes Can Impair the Response to Exercise

    Allie Beatty
    21 Feb 2014 | 1:16 pm
    American Diabetes Association grant winner, Dr. Lauren Sparks, is an investigator at the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes. She tells me about her work to understand the mechanism of exercise in the body and how diabetes can affect the normal response to exercise.  
 
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  • insulin pump help!!!!!

    kourtney prewitt
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:36 pm
    I just got my third denial for the medtronic 530g enlite but they will cover the medtronic revel or the tslim. I have been back and fourth trying to decide. I need help!! Which one is better? I've met deductible so everything is a hundred percent paid for as of right now but that will end January 1st and start over so I need to order a pump as soon as possible and I can't decide which one I really need some input
  • Taking my Body Back.

    beautyandwonderment
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Hello out there! My name is Lindsey and I have been a Type 1 Diabetic since October 2012. Well, that's what they tell me at least. Now that I have come into a lot more knowledge about diabetes and what the symptoms are of high blood sugars, I can assume that I was struggling with this for a couple years before I was ever diagnosed. I am very lucky that it never got to the point that I needed to be hospitalized for it, however, when it was caught, my first A1C was 14.6. So, two years (and some change) later, I am struggling with denial and annoyance with the disease. I hate it. I hate that I…
  • A Walk in the Park, II

    Trudy
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    I posted the following blog on November 22, 2010 -- for Thanksgiving Day. Since then I have found other reasons to be thankful -- for one, I have stayed alive long enough to celebrate my 21st Diaversary! I had a real medical scare this last January, which could have ended differently. Our son and daughter and their offspring are thriving, and thankfully, I'm here to appreciate that. And oh yes, I'm thankful that my husband and I will soon celebrate the anniversary of our marriage in the University of Washington Chapel sixty-one years ago.* A Walk in the Park On the Monday before Thanksgiving…
  • Giving Thanks

    rick the "Blogabetic"
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Giving Thanks I looked back on last year and tried to see if I wrote a Thanksgiving blog. I could not find one and maybe for a good reason? My father passed in 2012 in early December and I was feeling low in 2013. Maybe I did not feel like giving Thanks? Well this year is this year and yes I miss dad terribly, but it gives me some perspective and the ability to say thanks for a number of things. Here is my list this year. I give thanks for: Sheryl, my type 3. I had no idea I could find someone who would stick with me through all this junk. I am a very fortunate man. My sons, I always wanted…
  • 1 Month Of Diabetes

    Jennifer
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Brennan has had Type 1 Diabetes for about a month now. He was diagnosed October 21, 2014. He has made huge improvements within this month. There are no longer battles when it's time to check blood sugar. He knows that he has to do it now multiple times a day. So I think he finally gave in and realized that it's not going away. His brother Griffin who also has diabetes has been really helpful in helping him get use to the routine. He is only 5 so he does have trouble recognizing if he is low or high. He will just go up to me and say "Mommy I don't feel right". We check him and he is usually…
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    The D-Log Cabin

  • A Trip to the ND

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

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

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

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

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

    k2
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    I swear this story is related to living with diabetes - At least part of it is~Same coloring, logo in the same place. OK, now I see the word DECAF.But when I make my coffee, I normally just grab the bag, measure out my life in coffee spoons and be done with it. Also: See what I did there ;)  I didn't intentionally plan to give up coffee for almost two weeks on purpose. Nope, that's not how I roll -I REQUIRE my morning coffee. It happened by mistake and FTR, I blame Starbucks packaging more than I blame myself. Backstory: A month ago, CVS had…
  • Diabetesalicious Lite: Stuff

    k2
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    My latest Post is up over at Suite D and it's all about living on your own with diabetes. Some people with diabetes ( or parents who have college age/now grownup children with diabetes) are fearful of their chicks flying the nest. I get that, but millions of PWDs, including myself live on their own and are doing well. I wrote about what’s worked for me when it comes to living on my own with d and I hope you’ll check it out!  The #bigbluetest: There’s only ONE day left to do the #Bigbluetest, (the lest day is November 19th,) so PLEASE take the BIG BLUE TEST as many…
  • World Diabetes Day 2014: Please Remember That YOU. ARE. AMAZING.

    k2
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    On This World Diabetes Day - I want to take a moment and tell you that YOU ARE AMAZING. If you are a person with diabetes or love a person with diabetes - YOU ARE EFFING AMAZING. Diabetes isn’t easy to live with or easy to deal with.  Diabetes is hard work, both emotionally an physically - And the work never ends.I know there are moments when you think that no one is paying attention to all your hard work and struggles and I totally “get it.” But I’m also here to tell you that it’s not true, because the people who have walked a mile (and many cases, decades) in…
  • Diabetesalicious-Lite: The Day Before World Diabetes Day 2014, Edition ~

    k2
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    World Diabetes Day, 2014 is tomorrow an if you're feeling overwhelmed, I TOTALLY GET IT.  There’s stuff coming at us at all angles during the entire month of November and living with diabetes is more 365 days a year. So take a breath and then a beat, wear blue for Blue Fridays and rock on! While your at it, you can still send a world Diabetes Day postcard, even in the spirit of the WDD Postcard Exchange! Let's not forget that the date of World Diabetes Day, (November 14,) celebrates a man who saved millions of lives! Happy Birthday Dr.
  • #Insulin4all

    k2
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Insulin saves the lives of people living with Type 1 Diabetes. It's not a luxury, it's a life saving necessity. But not every person who requires insulin around the globe is able to access insulin, easily.Almost 100 years after the discovery of insulin, people around the globe are still struggling to get insulin. That's wrong. Very wrong. This year, The Access Alliance created a Tumblr account focusing on the realities of people having limited access the tools of the diabetes trade that are used to save lives.  Tools including; insulin,diabetes technology,…
 
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  • Among the bulk fruits at Costco - me!

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
    A week ago I got an email from the publisher of Costco's website for diabetes health information and care. "Would you guest post for us? We've become a popular site for our Costco customers."Sure. So here's to sharing with the Costco community - love those big jars of artichokes and cheap Charmin -  what it takes to be healthy with diabetes 42 years - including two secrets you'll rarely hear.  For the article, click here.
  • The 2014 picture of diabetes from the CDC

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
  • What you need to know about pre-diabetes

    4 Nov 2014 | 1:42 pm
  • Doctors Tell All - And It's Bad

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    The recent article, "Doctors Tell All - And It's Bad," published in The Atlantic is confirmation how troubled our healthcare system is, with a new twist, how unhappy doctors are caught smack in the middle.Meghan O'Rourke describes doctors' difficulties, our system's breakdown and the effect on patients' care, outcomes and comfort. Some notable excerpts:Without being fully aware of it, what I really wanted all along was a doctor trained in a different system, who understood that a conversation was as important as a prescription; a doctor to whom healing mattered as much as state-of-the-art…
  • Join the Big Blue Test movement

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    For the fourth year Manny Hernandez, founder of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, is making sure we experience the benefit of activity on our blood sugar - and as a result, getting diabetes supplies and insulin to children in need around the world.The movement is called the BigBlueTest - and you can't fail.   Sign up here and this is what you'll do: Record your results on the sign up page above - and if you can spread the word. With 35,000 people taking the test, $35,000 will go toward life-saving supplies. And, you'll see what a little activity can do!
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  • Hello, November.

    7 Nov 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Hello.  It’s been a while so I thought I’d pop in a drop a blog. That sounds like I’m going to do something awesome with some killer dance moves or something but no.  I’m just here to purge the Diabetes side of brain.  Haha! I don’t have any excuses for not blogging other than being lazy, or busy, or lacking in concept so I apologize to those who care.  But, like I said, I’m back in the saddle again and ready to spit out some Diabetic prowess in honor of November being American Diabetes Month.  It’s awesome we get an entire month for a disease…
  • Awareness vs Knowing

    23 Nov 2013 | 6:14 am
    November is Diabetes Awareness month. Its awesome that Diabetes gets a whole month. An entire month to tell everyone the statistics, the side effects, the prevention tools for type 2, and so on and so forth. It's great. No, seriously, it is great. People at risk for type 2 need this awareness. If I could have done anything to prevent the onset of Diabetes I certainly would have. If I could trade places with a Type 2 Diabetic, I certainly would. But, I cannot. I am a Type 1 Diabetic. A Juvenile Diabetic. The one with no prevention, no cure...I am the 5%. Que sera sera.I was…
  • I Got 99 Problems & They Are All Diabetes.

    24 Jun 2013 | 6:44 am
    That moment that reality hits....I have Diabetes....and my whole day..my whole life...is ruined.Not being able to go anywhere without a bag.I'm afraid to live alone....or be alone. I love being alone sometimes. I'm an only child FFS.When people say 'Diabeetus'. Grrr.Reusing needles or lancets even though it hurts because I'm too lazy to change them.Having to take 10 units and your FlexPen only has 8 left. Having to use a FlexPen because you have no insurance and Pods are $800.Having no insurance and finding out a bottle of life sustaining insulin is $168. Putting a new pump on and…
  • Dedicated To The Ones I Love.

    3 Jan 2013 | 2:38 pm
    Today I read a few comments that were posted from an old entry of mine...Cult of PersonalitySometimes, when I write, it's basically like mind diarrhea.  Everything cultivates in my head and when I sit down to write, it all comes spewing forth.  Because of this, I rarely take the time to read what I have written or think about what I have written because I've released it.  This probably doesn't make sense to any one who isn't a writer.  Our brains are mysterious. After reading the comments, having my eyes fill with tears and reading my post with more clarity, I realized…
  • Endo Schmendo

    24 Oct 2012 | 2:40 pm
    I finally made an appointment with an Endocrinologist.  The day before Thanksgiving.  I guess the timing couldn't be any more perfect since I plan on eating my weight in holiday food on Thanksgiving. It's probably better that I see a Dr. the day before.  Oy. I am trying to remain positive about meeting this new Dr.  The fact is...I have been a T1 for 27 years now.  In that time, I have found 1 Endo that I adore.  Just 1.  That was only a couple of years ago in Vegas.  Dr. Berelowitz.  Because I liked him so much, I had the best control, the best…
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  • Year of Pain, Year of Humble

    Susan
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    Last week, after I spoke on a panel on reproductive stigma and justice, an audience member came up to me and said, “I know you.” I looked at her. I didn’t recognize her at all – a warm smile, brown skin, dimples. I squinted and said, “Really!” She said, “You’re Foodie McBody. I follow your blog!” I was overwhelmed by a storm of thoughts and emotion. What blog? Hahaha. I haven’t posted a thing in months. And who? Foodie McWho? That person was a person who had receded so far away from me. I’d changed my Twitter handle and Instagram name, and nobody called me that anymore.
  • The Stories We Tell Ourselves

    Susan
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Photo credit: S. Zolkin/Unsplash I know that I’ve been conspicuously absent (again). Yesterday I realized that I’ve been kind of holding my breath, since I got my thyroid diagnosis. I started on medication. And I’ve been dealing with my plantar fasciitis with a variety of measures: inserts, the Sock, visits to the chiropractor and podiatrist.  I got a phone call from my doctor yesterday. “Great news!” she said. “Your thyroid tests came back normal!” I was floored. You’d think I’d be jumping up and down with glee, but no. It was one of…
  • Plantar Fishy-what??

    Susan
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    image: http://www.trufitusa. Ah, this blog has become such a litany of woes, I might as well just re-name it “I’m Getting Old, Falling Apart and Whining About It.” Seriously, though. Really? No sooner had I gotten over the bummershock of having a faulty thyroid, than I began waking up with excruciating, hobble-inducing, holding-onto-walls heel pain. It had started out as a dull ache which I not very brightly ignored. Then while we were on our lovely vacation in San Miguel de Allende, which involved miles of tromping around on picturesque cobblestone streets, lo and behold it…
  • Another Chronic Disease, O Boy

    Susan
    17 Jun 2014 | 10:15 am
    Five years into being diagnosed with type II diabetes, I finally felt like I had come to some sort of peaceful relationship with it. I felt like I was managing the best I could, and was really pleased late last year when my endocrinologist decided to discontinue my oral medications. I hadn’t even been considering that as a goal, so when she suggested it, I was both surprised and happy.  She said I was doing great. YAY ME! I was interviewed (and photographed) by Diabetes Health Monitor magazine (a staple in endocrinologist offices everywhere!) and feeling pretty darned good about it…
  • Goodbye (sort of), Foodie McBody

    Susan
    6 Jun 2014 | 11:19 am
    Foodie McBody I just did a little thing that felt like such a BIG thing. I changed my Twitter handle, which has been @foodiemcbody forever. But for the last six months or a year I’ve felt like so much MORE than Foodie McBody. Many people I interact with now, in the writing world and beyond, don’t recognize or know Foodie. It makes me feel really emotional to make this change. I first took on the name Foodie McBody as an anonymous name when I started this blog. Because I was ashamed of who I was. I was diabetic and overweight and unfit and desperate. I wanted to reach out for…
 
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    A Consequence of Hypoglycemia.

  • The Informed Bubble

    Christopher
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:31 pm
    I saw a Facebook post from a parent celebrating the delivery of their child’s insulin pump and asking if Lantus would still be required once the transition to an insulin pump was complete. Of my many reactions to this, chief among them was confusion. Wasn’t it common knowledge that insulin pumps deliver basal and bolus? Isn’t this something that should be explained by a medical professional prior to filling out the paperwork and going down that path? If you’re sharing these sentiments on Facebook, shouldn’t you have learned this through DOC osmosis (DOCmosis?)?
  • Retreat Aftermath

    Christopher
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:03 pm
    After 4 intense days of planning Medicine X 2015, I’m ready to get back to…whatever it is I call ‘normal’. While the process was at times grueling, it was certainly rewarding. At the end of the last day each of the advisors wrote a word to represent what we meant to each other on a post-it note. The picture above is my collection of words. I was secretly hoping for ‘diet coke’ to be on all of them, but I appreciate the feedback I received. I’ve never been part of something like this, where my input was so integral to everything that happened, and will…
  • It Started With Cupcakes

    Christopher
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    5 years ago today, I met a girl at a cupcake shop. #itstartedwithcupcakes Best decision I ever made. Enjoy your weekend.Filed under: I Learned Something Today Tagged: cupcakes, Family, Life, love
  • Retreat!

    Christopher
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    For the next four days I’ll be participating in the 2014 Medicine X Advisory Board Retreat. Along with the other ePatient Advisors and Dr. Larry Chu, we’ll be discussing the 2014 conference and laying the groundwork for the 2015 happenings. Also, there’s a view. Santa Rosa is quite nice. Most of my advocacy efforts are focused here, in the online world, on behalf of people living with and affected by diabetes. But these next four days will be a different kind of advocacy for me. Instead of just thinking about people with diabetes, I have to think about the entire patient…
  • Just Talking About Blood Glucose Meter Satisfaction

    Christopher
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:13 pm
    This week I spoke with Rick Johnson, Director of Healthcare Practice at JD Power and Associates about the recently released Blood Glucose Meter Satisfaction Survey. We also discussed the mechanics behind the survey, conclusions, and the general state of diabetes technology. Enjoy. More information about the Blood Glucose Meter Satisfaction Survey can be found at jdpower.com. http://traffic.libsyn.com/iamspartacus/Just_Talking-266-About_Blood_Glucose_Meter_Satisfaction.mp3 Run Time – 27:55 Send your feedback to feedback@justtalkingpodcast.com. Download the MP3 Subscribe on iTunes —…
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  • {Diabetes Awareness Month} Thought 26

    Leighann
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    “When a child’s blood sugar is high or low, they may also have extreme emotions such as crying easily and being short-tempered.” Every day during Diabetes Awareness Month, I will share a fact, tip, or thought on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. 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. {Diabetes Awareness Month} Thought 26 is a post from: D-Mom Blog The information provided here is for entertainment purposes only and does not…
  • {Type 1 Tuesday} 11.25.14

    Leighann
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    Diasend Remember I told you that I was thrilled to finally be able to download our continuous glucose monitor using Diasend? It’s now free for everyone to sign up and use (no special code needed). Read {Diabetes Management} I can finally upload our CGM to our Mac…and the angels sang! Check out Diasend. Caylin’s Cure Fundraiser Q has been asking for a Jerry the Bear ever since meeting the creators at Friends For Life a couple of summers ago. Our dear friend Caylin is having a fundraiser to buy 10 Jerry’s to gift to a diabetes camp. Donate by the end of November. She’s…
  • {Diabetes Awareness Month} Thought 25

    Leighann
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    “Adults can develop type 1 diabetes too, but are sometimes misdiagnosed as having type 2. A term you may not have heard is LADA: latent autoimmune diabetes in adults.” Every day during Diabetes Awareness Month, I will share a fact, tip, or thought on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. 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. {Diabetes Awareness Month} Thought 25 is a post from: D-Mom Blog The information provided here is for…
  • Holiday Gifts For Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

    Leighann
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    While I think the holidays should be all about the holidays and not about diabetes, there are a few diabetes-related items that might be fun gifts. My thought is that any diabetes-related gift shouldn’t replace a gift that they would otherwise get. For instance, if your non-d-kid gets 5 toys and your d-kid gets 4 toys and a diabetes gift, well that’s kind of a punishment for having a busted pancreas. But since some of these are high ticket items, the holidays might be a good time to give them. I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but since some of these items are special…
  • {Diabetes Awareness Month} Thought 24

    Leighann
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    “People with type 1 diabetes do not make their own insulin and must get it via injection or insulin pump. They would die without it.” Every day during Diabetes Awareness Month, I will share a fact, tip, or thought on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. 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. {Diabetes Awareness Month} Thought 24 is a post from: D-Mom Blog The information provided here is for entertainment purposes only and does not…
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    Speaking of Diabetes | The Joslin Blog

  • Where and Why: Joslin Programs Around the World

    Joslin Communications
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Throughout National Diabetes Month, we will be sharing insights into Joslin’s innovations in care for diabetes and its complications as part of our mission of preventing, treating and curing diabetes. Our vision is a world free of diabetes and its complications. This week, learn about how, as the world’s leading center in all aspects of diabetes—research, care and education—Joslin is implementing quality diabetes care in all corners of the globe. To address the growing problem of diabetes, Joslin is forging relationships worldwide. Below is just a sampling of our global…
  • Reaching the World: Joslin’s International Programs

    Joslin Communications
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    Throughout National Diabetes Month, we will be sharing insights into Joslin’s innovations in care for diabetes and its complications as part of our mission of preventing, treating and curing diabetes. Our vision is a world free of diabetes and its complications. This week, learn about how, as the world’s leading center in all aspects of diabetes—research, care and education—Joslin is implementing quality diabetes care in all corners of the globe. “Of the nearly 400 million people worldwide with all types of diabetes, most live outside the United States,” says endocrinologist…
  • Molding the Future of Diabetes Technology with the Joslin Institute for Technology Translation

    Joslin Communications
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    Dr. Howard Wolpert, Director of the Joslin Institute for Technology Translation Throughout National Diabetes Month, we will be sharing insights into Joslin’s innovations in care for diabetes and its complications as part of our mission of preventing, treating and curing diabetes. Our vision is a world free of diabetes and its complications. This week, learn about Joslin’s integration of digital healthcare into the patient experience.  By blending the best of diabetes care with the digital age, Joslin is making it easier for patients to gain access to their healthcare team from afar,…
  • The Doctor Will See You Now: Virtual Visits are Here

    Joslin Communications
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    Throughout National Diabetes Month, we will be sharing insights into Joslin’s innovations in care for diabetes and its complications as part of our mission of preventing, treating and curing diabetes. Our vision is a world free of diabetes and its complications. This week, learn about Joslin’s integration of digital healthcare into the patient experience.  By blending the best of diabetes care with the digital age, Joslin is making it easier for patients to gain access to their healthcare team from afar, without having to come to the clinic. A new online program for Joslin patients to…
  • Prescription for health and wellness

    Joslin Communications
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    Throughout National Diabetes Month, we will be sharing insights into Joslin’s innovations in care for diabetes and its complications as part of our mission of preventing, treating and curing diabetes. Our vision is a world free of diabetes and its complications. This week, learn about the integrative approach to diabetes research and care at Joslin — how genes and cells communicate, what goes wrong in diabetes, and how to promote and restore health. “We need to do more to help people with or without diabetes realize they can live a healthy lifestyle, even if they have chronic medical…
 
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    Fitho » Diabetes Diet Tips Information – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment Advice

  • 9 Wonder Foods for Diabetics

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

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

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

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

    Dashmeet Kaur
    8 Feb 2014 | 1:27 am
    Have you switched to diet soda instead of regular soda to cut down on calories? Then you might be wrong, studies have shown that those who drink diet cola might actually not lose weight. This actually applies to all artificially sweetened foods where the sugar content is replaced with ‘sugar-free’ ingredients, like ‘sugar-free chocolate’ or...Read More
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  • Jogging can raise energy, improve metabolic health in older adults

    M Tyler
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    While running can be taxing on the joints and the heart, older adults could greatly benefit from jogging just 30 minutes a day, three times a week. A study from researchers at Humbolt State University and the University of Colorado found that adults over the age of 65 were more likely to have higher energy levels when walking if they jogged, too. The "metabolic cost," or the amount of energy needed to move, was lower in joggers. This finding may be key for older adults, as decline in walking has been shown to be a key predictor of morbidity in this age group. Healthier mitochondria…
  • 'Exercise in a bottle' may offer benefits of physical activity

    M Tyler
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    Researchers from the Nestlé Institute of Health suggest that drink and food supplements may one day offer benefits to people who can't exercise. In a recent study, scientists found that a particular compound, C13, can be introduced to the body and assist with processes like metabolic regulation and fat and sugar elimination. In mice, the compound was able to stop the liver from producing fat. Boosting your workout In diabetics, the body doesn't respond properly to insulin, which means that exercise sometimes can't augment the effects of dysregulated blood sugar. With the C13 compound,…
  • Nutrition and Calorie Labeling Coming to Restaurants and Vending Machines

    Ross Bonander
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
    The US FDA has finalized a pair of provisions from the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will require calorie information to be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants and vending machines, thereby allowing for consumers to make more informed choices about the food they eat when away from home. It's a bit hard to believe, but the nutrition label you see on foods at the grocery store has only been around since 1990 and passage of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act. That law didn't cover restaurants or vending machines, or any other ready-to-eat foods. So…
  • Muscle relaxant could treat Wolfram syndrome

    M Tyler
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    Wolfram syndrome, a rare form of diabetes that typically requires insulin injections several times a day and can cause hearing loss and vision problems, could be treated with a common muscle relaxant. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine found that elevated levels of the calpain 2 enzyme were responsible for the destruction of insulin-producing cells, Dantrolene, a muscle relaxant, appeared to prevent this destruction in animal models and in cell models derived from patients with the illness. The drug is typically prescribed to people who have conditions like cerebral palsy…
  • Exercise may offer little benefit to some individuals with type 2 diabetes

    M Tyler
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Up to one in five individuals with type 2 diabetes may not benefit from a supervised exercise regimen when it comes to blood sugar management, according to a new study from the Endocrine Society. Researchers found that certain factors, like genetic predisposition, could inhibit certain people from experiencing blood sugar improvements despite a healthy routine of physical activity. According to the study, around 15 to 20 percent of individuals with type 2 diabetes didn't show better blood sugar management, insulin sensitivity or fat-burning capabilities (as measured by muscle mitrochondrial…
 
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  • World Diabetes Day Image Update |#wdd

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

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

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

    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…
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  • How To Create A Vegetarian Meal For Kidney Disease Patients

    Dorsa
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    With all of the benefits of a vegetarian diet, many people are choosing to try a few new things. Especially for kidney disease patients, a vegetarian diet can be extremely beneficial to help lessen uncomfortable symptoms and even potentially slow the progression of kidney disease. To help you start your new healthier diet, you might need a few tips. Here is how to create a vegetarian meal for your kidney disease patients. Breakfast 2 carbohydrate choices: Such as white bread, toast, oatmeal, cream of wheat, cereal, or muffin. 1 fruit: Such as one serving of fruit from a can, one apple, or…
  • Tips For Eating Healthy During The Holidays With Kidney Disease

    Dorsa
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The holidays are a time of celebration and family togetherness. They also tend to be a time of over-indulgence and over-eating. After all, when you think of the holidays you likely think of things like putting up decorations, wrapping gifts, and what you are going to cook for your big holiday meal. If you have kidney disease, you have to be careful about what you eat. Many typical holiday meals are full of sugar, sodium, and lots of other stuff that you should be monitoring with your diet. Luckily, you can still enjoy the holidays and manage to eat healthy. Here are a few tips to make eating…
  • How Does A Vegetarian Diet Help With Kidney Failure

    Dorsa
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    There are many diets that can help with the symptoms of kidney failure. A vegetarian diet is one of the most popular diets that has shown to slow the progression of kidney disease as well as help patients feel better. There are many reasons why a vegetarian diet is helpful for kidney failure as well as many other health complications. Protein For kidney failure patients, they have to be careful about their protein intake. Plant based protein is easier for your body to absorb and process. It is recommended that two thirds of everyone’s protein intake come from high quality plant sources.
  • Low Sodium Spices that are Great Choices for Kidney Disease

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

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

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:02 am
      World Diabetes Day (WDD) was celebrated on November 14. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations spearhead the World Diabetes Day movement. It ropes in millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. A brief history World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in
  • CAUTION: Germs Thrive at Work too.

    17 Nov 2014 | 4:12 am
    A study found that a virus went from the front door to half the office in four hours! In a study researchers contaminated the front door  of an office with a  virus and found it had  spread  to  half the office employees in 4 hours. Within 2 hours it had spread to the break room – coffeepot, microwave button, fridge door handle and then spread to rest rooms, individual offices and
  • A New Approach to Clinical Trials

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Patients play the role of researchers in drug trials  Scientists regularly sign up new patients in clinical trials to test new forms of treatment. In a recent trend, they are getting help from patients to help them design some of the treatments! Patients and researchers can contribute to treating disease as each group perceives a problem from different points of view. For example, in a trial
  • New pump could cut diabetes treatments.

    4 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Two studies conducted by a Boston based start up  to test a pump  they are developing  have shown that a diabetes drug delivered continuously from the  implantable pump resulted in a marked and sustained reduction in blood sugar in patients. This opens possibilities for a once- a- year treatment option to manage the disease. In the first study involving 460 patients, it was seen that
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)

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

    theperfectd
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Over the weekend, I had the unmitigated pleasure of wandering through the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Most of my time spent in places of curated beauty is one of breathless anticipation, rounding corners to discover new pieces of art that stirs up emotions deserving to be felt in raw form. I have my […]
  • All Right, Stop. Collaborate And Listen…

    theperfectd
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    No, this post is not about Vanilla Ice, but you can thank (or curse) me later for using his famous lyrics throughout. “To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal…” I talked about it before, but on November 3rd, a monumental event occurred. With the strategic urging of the heads of diaTribe, an unprecedented […]
  • This I Believe…

    theperfectd
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    Today is officially “World Diabetes Day”, one day out of 365 that we are all supposed to take to the skies to spread diabetes awareness. If you have diabetes, it’s Friday, one day out of… the rest of your life. You’ll be inundated by social media mentions of WDD and the color blue (chosen as […]
  • What’s Happening?

    theperfectd
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    This ain’t no Rog and Rerun post, but here’s their picture just in case you wanted to take a moment and remember life in the 70s.   Now that: “Hey, hey, hey!” is in your head, let’s move on quickly. If you haven’t heard ::insert tongue firmly in cheek::, it’s Diabetes Awareness Month. Last year, […]
  • Creeper

    theperfectd
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    6.3%. 6.5% 6.8% The last three A1Cs. My CDE asked a simple question: “What do we need to do?” I love that she thinks she can help. That she can do something. But I know better. I’m a creeper. And I know why I’m creeping up, but I’ve been ignoring it. I’m ignoring the beeps and […]
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  • Yogurt May Help in Reducing Diabetes Risk & Complication

    Admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Yogurt has obtained wonderful sustenance status in recent years, as studies have recommended that it may help everything from crabby bowel disorder to depression to hypertension. Presently, research out in BMC Medicine suggests it is additionally connected to lower hazard for type 2 diabetes, an ailment that influences around 366 million individuals around the world, […]
  • A Story-About Diabetes Amputation & Its Severe Complications (Cure & prevention)

    Admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:23 am
    John had quite recently been diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic with high hemoglobin H1c. His specialist told him that he required a diabetic foot exam to check whether he was at danger for a diabetic foot ulcer or amputation. After examining the report, his doctor clarified that he had the beginnings of neuropathy and couldn't tell that if he began to get a diabetic sore on his feet. His blood stream was impaired and would prompt moderate healing sores. His high glucose would debilitate the immune system and make him more inclined to the types of foot contaminations that prompt diabetic…
  • Study Shows FENFURO Helps to Manage Diabetes and Blood Glucose Levels.

    Admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    A huge number of individuals are experiencing diabetes around the worldwide and just a couple of percent of those are really mindful of their condition. The rest don’t even have a single intimation that they are diabetics and still live their lives unconscious of the essential measures to keep away their diabetes from getting complicated. […]
  • Diabetes & Blood-Sugar- Inclusion & Prevention of Food (Diet Plan)

    Admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    Diabetic patients should not consume any junk foods that comes their direction. Nourishment for diabetic explains the type of sustenance that a diabetic patient should consume and the one to stay away from.
  • Escape Plan- some Habitual sign can lead towards diabetes

    Admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Diabetes is a chronic illness that nobody should permit to stay too long in their body. As loathsome as it is individuals still escape it. Although this sickness is spread everywhere throughout the world and it has influenced more than 280 million individuals on the world. If you realize that you have this sickness you […]
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