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Making Your Diabetes Patients Smile

By Nancy Barton, RN, CDE, Fit4D Certified Diabetes Educator Diabetes takes a toll on the entire body, but it can also increase a patient’s risk of dental disease. Gum disease can worsen when blood sugars are not under control and, in turn, gum disease can make diabetes harder to control. A study in the Journal of the […]

The “Freedom” of Diabetes Tech

It all started out innocently enough on the first day of diabetes camp. “I can eat anything I want,” exclaimed Joey, a 14-year-old boy with type 1 diabetes.  He had recently gotten a Medtronic 670g, the hybrid closed loop insulin pump that automatically adjusts the basal insulin release in reaction to blood sugar levels, although […]

A New and Improved Glucagon for Severe Low Blood Sugar Treatment?

Glucagon is the hormone that together with insulin, keeps blood sugar levels tightly managed in people without diabetes. If blood sugar gets too low, glucagon, in conjunction with other hormones in the body, is secreted to raise it. People with type 1 diabetes and some with type 2 diabetes who use blood sugar lowering medications […]

The Stomach Flu…Not Again!

I was actually in the middle of writing a post about how we deal with diabetes when Q has performances, but I thought the topic of stomach flu would be appropriate this time of year. The stomach flu has hit Q for the third time this winter. And of course it picked the absolute worst day to […]

It’s All About Speed: My Afrezza Experience

By Gary Scheiner MS, CDE Anyone who has heard me speak knows that I like to put the term “rapid acting insulin” in quotes (like I just did) because, as we all know, rapid acting insulin is a misnomer. Subcutaneous injections of aspart (Novolog/NovoRapid), lispro (Humalog), or glulisine (Apidra) produce an action curve that lags […]

Researchers Say this Drug May Treat Chest Pain and Diabetes

Researchers have found that the anti-anginal drug called ranolazine may help those not only with angina but type 2 diabetes, as well. Angina is very common in the United States. It is chest pain having to do with the heart and is an early warning sign of heart disease. The researchers reviewed reports that mentioned […]

Making Sense of the Glycemic Index

Mid-October, I went to the DiabetesSisters Weekend for Women conference Alexandria, Virginia. (See my disclaimer at the end.) One of the outstanding presentations I attended was Thriveabetes 2016 speaker Gary Scheiner’s presentationShow More Summary

Changing Your Eating Environment Might Help You Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Scientists looked at 54 studies to find out which behavior changes and specific dietary interventions for those with type 2 diabetes seemed to influence changes in A1c levels and body weight. They searched the following databases: The Cochrane Library, CINAHL, Embase, PubMed, PsycINFO, and Scopus. They chose randomized, controlled trials which were published between 1975 […]

What to Do When You Get Sick

Consult with your physician for specific medical advice before making treatment decisions if you do get sick. Sick days aren’t fun, especially for people with diabetes. When you find yourself looking up at the toilet lid after a day of nothing but Gatorade and high blood sugars, what can you do to get well? Being […]

Increase Your Vitality in Winter

So I’ve been here in the U.S. now for nearly three months and boy is it freezing. I love romping around in the snow, but I’m not loving how the colder weather affects my blood glucose (BG) levels. I’ve been trying to get my basal dose just right but it’s tricky. Some days I’m super […]

The Role of Peer Support in Youth Type 1 Diabetes Management

We know that children value and expand the importance they put on peer relationships as they grow older. In a recent study, researchers sought to look into youths with type 1 diabetes and how positive and negative peer variables might influence diabetes outcomes over the course of a year. In a two-wave longitudinal study, researchers […]

Diabetes Inktrospectives: Jeanette’s Centaur

By Jeanette Mendoza What made you decide to get a diabetic themed tattoo? Type 1 diabetes entered my life when I was 8 years old, and it’s fair to say that I don’t quite remember life without diabetes. I wanted a tattoo that symbolized my life and the way it should be lived: fearless, unstoppable, and […]

Facebook Live Q&A with the Juicebox Podcast

Scott, the host of the Juicebox Podcast, recently hopped online to do a Facebook Live session to take questions from listeners. Listen to this episode to listen to the wide variety of questions and answers. Scott gives his advice and speaks from his own experience dealing with diabetes. Listen Now

The Link Between Depression and Severe High and Low Blood Sugars

In a recent study, researchers stated that severe high and low blood sugar levels are “serious complications of type 1 diabetes (T1D)”, and said that the relationship between depression and extreme blood sugars hasn’t been studied much in those with type 1 diabetes. So they conducted a study to look at the “bidirectional associations between […]

Making Hopes and Dreams Come True

By Cazzy Magennis Most days it can feel like diabetes is holding us back. We can feel exhausted, frustrated at the numbers that appear on our blood glucose monitors, and angry at the dilemma that is diabetes. I used to be the type of person that hid my diabetes. I never wanted to talk about […]

Diabetes Tech on the Horizon – New Insulin Delivery Systems Coming in 2018

This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here. By Maeve Serino and Adam Brown  Learn about what’s new and what’s coming soon in Smart Pens, automated insulin delivery, pumps, and more Diabetes technology moves fast, so to help you keep track, we’ve rounded up some of the latest offerings – […]

Is it Dangerous to Take Metformin While Pregnant?

Metformin is among the most prescribed medications in the world. It is commonly used as the first-in-line treatment for type 2 diabetes but is also used to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome, pre-diabetes, and gestational diabetes. Researchers conducted a study to assess the risk of taking metformin if pregnant. What Are the Risks to the Fetus? […]

Low-Carb Cinnamon Rolls (You Heard That Right!)

These amazing Low-Carb Cinnamon Rolls are made with nut-free Fat Head dough! They’re grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, keto and the texture is so much like traditional rolls you will shock your family and even yourself! The holiday season, specifically Christmas is not complete without a breakfast of cinnamon rolls, agreed?!! These beauties can hold their own […]

Ideal Treatments for Hypoglycemia and Some Alternatives

There is no denying that pure glucose or dextrose (the crystalline form of glucose) is by far the fastest and most accurate way to treat a low blood sugar level. Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution book states: “Glucose, the sugar of blood sugar, does not have to be digested or converted in the liver to anything […]

A Positive Approach to Treating Diabetes

Getting a diagnosis of diabetes can be pretty depressing. Then we’re usually given a lot of admonitions about things we can’t do. Don’t eat this. Don’t eat that. Don’t eat too much of anything. Don’t drive without testing first. Don’t sit down and read a book when you could be walking on a treadmill. And the list goes on. […]

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