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Parents of Type 1s Know Best: What They Wish They Knew Before Sending Their Child off to School

Having a child with type 1 diabetes is a 24/7 job. You are constantly trying to control their blood sugar numbers without controlling their lives. Keeping them happy, while you deal with the brunt of the disease is the name of the game. You will do whatever it takes. When it’s time for your child […]

Isle of Miles: New Fitness Game App is Ready to Get You Moving

A new fitness game app has launched called Isle of Miles by Z Axis Labs. Did you like Pokemon Go as a way to boost your walking? You might be interested in Isle of Miles, which is similar in that it taps into our sense of fun to encourage more activity. Features and Overview of Isle of […]

In a nutshell: Walnuts activate brain region involved in appetite control

Double-blind test bolsters observational data that walnuts promote feelings of fullness. Results provide a quantitative measure for testing other compounds' ability to control appetite, including potential medications for the treatment of obesity.

Exercise Goals

Summer Goals We are two-thirds of the way through the year already, summer is in full swing and hopefully, if you made some summer goals, they are going well for you. Even if you haven’t, why not make some now and work towards them. My spring goal was to get back into exercise and work […]

Regina Holliday Paints Patient Stories as Part of the Walking Gallery

March of this year I read an article about Regina Holliday. Regina lost her husband to cancer, and also to a medical system that was thoughtless, inept, at times cruel and secretive. Coming back from grief, Regina picked up her paintbrush and painted her sorrow. With that paintbrush, she became a patient activist and has been […]

Crystal Bowersox Goes to Camp

You might know singer-songwriter-musician Crystal Bowersox from her appearance on American Idol. She’s currently a recording artist living in Nashville. But you might not know that she has had type 1 diabetes for nearly 25 years. She has teamed up with Lilly Diabetes this summer as an ambassador. This summer as Crystal Bowersox crisscrosses the […]

Your PCP May Not Be Aware of Pre-diabetes Risk Factors So You Need to Be

Primary care providers (PCPs’) are often the first physicians people see when presenting with symptoms or risk factors of diabetes so they are in unique position to help catch cases of pre-diabetes before progression into type 2 diabetes takes place. Researchers conducted a survey to find out how aware PCPs’ are of the risk factors that […]

Easy Thai Green Curry with Shrimp

A healthy and easy Thai Green Curry with shrimp whipped up in only 20 minutes. How about that? Perfect for hot summer weeknights when nobody wants to spend time in the kitchen in front of a hot stove. Tobias and I went to a BBQ party last weekend. It was great fun, but the day […]

5 Ways to Help Achieve Optimal Blood Glucose Control During Pregnancy With Diabetes

Pregnancy is regarded as a joyful time, full of anticipation and excitement, but can also be daunting and stressful, particularly for women with preexisting diabetes. It is well-established that keeping blood glucose levels in tight control is important to achieve the healthiest outcome for mom and baby. When I became pregnant with my daughter, I […]

Children who sleep an hour less at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, says study

A study has found that children who slept on average one hour less a night had higher risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including higher levels of blood glucose and insulin resistance.

Updated Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Guidelines

Every 5 years, the ADA and AADE gathers a Task Force to update Standards, or guidelines on how diabetes management education and support should be conducted based on “appropriateness, relevance, and scientific basis”. The Task Force is made up of experts from various areas of public health and include key stakeholders, people with diabetes, diabetes […]

Intensive lifestyle intervention provides modest improvement in glycemic control, reduced need for medication

A high amount and intensity of exercise along with a diet plan resulted in a modest reduction in blood glucose levels among adults with type 2 diabetes, but was accompanied by reductions in the use of glucose-lowering medications, according to a study.

Medicare’s Smartphone Restriction of Dexcom G5 Hurts Patients

By David Ahn, MD When I first wrote about Medicare’s guidance in covering the Dexcom G5 Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), I worried that their wording suggested that using a smartphone as a secondary display would disallow Medicare coverage. But even then, I thought there was no way this limitation would actually be enforced… Until a Dexcom rep came into my […]

The best place to treat type 1 diabetes might be just under your skin

The space under our skin might be an optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes (T1D), a group of researchers has demonstrated.

Listen: Why a 504 Plan in School Is Necessary

Did you know that children with type 1 diabetes are entitled to protections and accommodations based on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973? In this episode of the Juicebox Podcast, Scott talks with Jill, a mother of a child with diabetes, about each of their experiences ensuring their kids are properly cared for […]

The Future of T1D is Patient-Driven

There is never a great time to be diagnosed with a chronic illness. However, if you have to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, one might say that this is the “best” time in history to have that happen. The insulin analogs are faster and more reliable than the insulins of the past, technology is […]

Diabetes on the North Coast Trail

Everyone involved with Connected in Motion impresses me; their sense of adventure coupled with their ability to jam diabetes into those adventures is something I draw inspiration from.  (Come on … go look at their social media feedsShow More Summary

Do Financial Incentives Help People Exercise More?

Can financial incentives motivate people to exercise? One might theoretically say, “yes” but previous research had indicated that in those who are already unmotivated to consistently exercise, incentives do little if anything to boost physical activity. If a population is generally already motivated to exercise, will money or some kind of material perk make a difference? […]

How I Loosened the Reigns and Tightened the Control

Let me preface this post by saying that tightening the reigns will always tighten the control of your blood sugars. While I will continue to be low-carb for the rest of my life, I have redefined what that means to me. Not allowing any wheat, grains, sugar, and fruit was a little too restrictive for me to […]

Long-term diabetes complication: Liver inflammation raises cholesterol levels

Inflammatory processes in the liver lead to elevated cholesterol levels in people with diabetes, thus promoting subsequent vascular diseases. The new research presents a previously unknown mechanism.

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