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Study: Zinc Supplementation Lowered Insulin Resistance and Cholesterol

Zinc is an essential trace element that we humans need to get from our daily diet. It plays a role in hormonal balance and this study might be showing just how important it is to get enough of. Researchers conducted a year long randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase II clinical trial to find out how supplementing […]

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

Crock-Pot Sugar-Free BBQ Pulled Chicken is the best way to feed a crowd or enjoy an easy low carb weeknight meal!   I love nothing more than to make a Crock-Pot recipe in the morning and come home to smell a fantastic dinner waiting for us. Little effort equals big reward. Those are my kind […]

Diabetes Dominator 1 Day Challenge: “Fall” Into Healthy Habits

Well folks, it is officially fall! As the weather changes from warm to cold, we all have our routines or habits that we find ourselves falling into. This super simple challenge will take about 5 minutes to complete, and will help you identify and head off any unhealthy habits that might try to sneak back […]

Breastfeeding With Diabetes: What You Need to Know

The benefits of breastfeeding for the mother and child are well-established and breastfeeding their newborn is an important goal for many women. There is much to learn about breastfeeding, and women with diabetes may wonder if there are specific diabetes-related considerations. Here, I address some common questions and challenges for women with diabetes who choose […]

Diabetes Is a Heavy Stone

I woke up early this morning, feeling not rested, achy. Today was the first day in many days that I was able to sleep in, and I’ve been so burnt out lately that I really thought I would. But I didn’t. I woke up around 7, unsettled. I’ve been having a rough few days, so […]

Are My Joint Issues Due to Being Active, Normal Aging, or Diabetes?

Living with diabetes often leads me to wonder if what I’m experiencing — particularly when it’s an irritated joint or an overuse injury — is a consequence of being a regularly physically active person, getting older, or having diabetes, or some combination of those. Which one of these is causing my joint issues? Is it […]

Watch: Overcoming Shame & a Low-Carb Approach to Reducing Insulin Needs

Today we have two videos for you, both from Dr. Sarah Hallberg. In the first short video, Dr. Hallberg and Dr. Jeff Stanley, as well as several people living with type 2 diabetes, talk about shame…and getting rid of those feelings of shame! This second video is Dr. Hallberg’s TEDx Talk called “Reversing type 2 […]

My Experience at the DiabetesSisters Weekend for Women and Diabetes Unconference

This past weekend, I attended the DiabetesSisters Weekend for Women and Diabetes Unconference in Alexandria, VA. If you are unfamiliar with DiabetesSisters, it is an amazing company that offers a “range of education and support services...Show More Summary

Dear Diagnosis: Quinn’s Letter to Herself

Dear Diagnosis, At first, it might seem like the world is ending, like nothing will ever be the same again, but you are still a kid and you can do anything you set your mind to. Plus, shots aren’t that bad, an insulin pump is even better. Diabetes doesn’t keep you from making friends at […]

Tubed vs. Tubeless: Insulin Pump Comparison

It’s been more than ten years since Caleb began pumping. That’s more than 1,500 pods, roughly estimating. Caleb was four when we decided to use Omnipod. He didn’t have much say in the matter. Over the years, we’ve talked about other pumps. I thought he might be intrigued by the t:slim because of its slick touch screen. […]

Diabetes Daily Turns 12!

Today is Diabetes Daily’s 12th birthday! I like to use my birthday as a time to reflect — and so I wanted to take a moment today to share a few thoughts on Diabetes Daily, where we have been, who we are now and where we are headed. It Started with a Diagnosis Diabetes Daily […]

Can People With Type 1 Diabetes Develop DKA Without High Blood Sugar?

“Can people with type 1 diabetes develop DKA without high blood sugar?” DKA is short for diabetic ketoacidosis and is a life threatening condition. I’ve seen the question pop up a lot lately so I asked two endocrinologists to answer this question. Experts Weigh In Dr. Richard Steed, an endocrinologist from Georgia with 25 years […]

Diabetes, Sports, and Exercise

The weekend of the 14th and 15th of October was such an eye-opener for me. Sports and exercise around type 1 diabetes can be a real challenge, but being given the right tools to work with really makes a difference. Since April, 2017 I have been training hard and running in excess of 45 km […]

45 Years of Diabetes Wisdom Condensed Into 10 Soundbites

I was in a studio in Chelsea — no, not London, shucks! — New York. Digital video publisher, HealthiNation, is taping six “real” people with diabetes for a series of educational diabetes videos. The videos will be online at the end of the year at ComCast Connected Health. The videos will share info from doctors, […]

Dear Diagnosis: Frank’s Letter to Himself

Dear Frank, If you’re reading this, then I can only assume that you’re coming to terms with a new diabetes diagnosis. I know that right now, you’re probably just happy to be feeling well again. You’re reluctant to show any visible signs of your condition, convinced that diabetes hasn’t changed you. But it has. Diabetes […]

Bigfoot Positively Moving Forward With Automated Insulin Delivery System

Bigfoot Biomedical, a company working on providing an automated insulin delivery system for people with diabetes who require insulin has recently presented data from a clinical trial at the 17th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting which shows that their in-silico metabolic simulation engine works as they hoped. Show More Summary

You’ve Got This: A Guide for Young Adults Diagnosed with Type One Diabetes

If you are a college student living with type 1 diabetes, a young adult that has just been diagnosed, or a parent of a college-age T1D, the College Diabetes Network (CDN) has three programs this November that are of particular interest. It’s definitely a transition to go away to college and be responsible for your […]

If You Can Breathe, You Can Do Yoga

I’ve just returned from The Diabetes Sisters Weekend for Women conference in Virginia which was jam-packed with inspirational seminars on all things diabetes. It was both moving and motivating. It gave me a sense of how big our diabetes community is and how events like these nurture and support us in ways that online connections can’t. I […]

FDA May Take Back Statement About Soy Protein and Heart Health

Dr. Susan Mayne, the director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has announced that the FDA is taking serious steps to do something it’s never done before–revoke a health claim. With time we learn more about foods and in this case, the claim that soy protein can lower the risk of […]

I’m Ready to Go off the Clock

I had one of those mornings last week. Actually, it was more like one of those weeks last week. Every time I came to work, it seemed like things were happening all around me and my input or assistance was needed at every turn. Deadlines got tighter. New requests made beating those deadlines harder than […]

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