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Is Animal or Plant Protein Better for People with Diabetes?

A fascinating new study shows that diets high in animal and plant protein both show similar metabolic improvement and cardiovascular risk factors. Research has previously reported that while diets high in animal protein support bodyShow More Summary

Eye Quit.

It’s like a patch of horrible road rash that you don’t bandage and instead throw the itchiest wool sweater over, then roll around in pine needles.  All day long.  Every time you blink. This pretty much sums up what recurring corneal erosion feels like. Show More Summary

Healthy Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Stuffed Chicken Breast I could eat this stuffed chicken breast every single day. It’s super tender, tastes fantastic, and is a healthy meal all by itself – no sides required! CourseMain Dish CuisineLow Carb Servings1 serving Prep Time5 minutes Cook Time20 minutes Ingredients 1 chicken breast 1oz Low-fat mozzarella28 g 1 Artichoke heartfrom a can […]

Sharing the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Hypoglycemia

On today’s DiabetesPowerShow, we talk about sharing the “Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” as it pertains to Hypoglycemia events in your life. We know it is very important that we, as people with Diabetes, speak openly with our Diabetes Care Team about our highs and lows. But what about other people in our lives? […]

Are You Living ‘For’ Diabetes or ‘With’ Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic illness and, to be quite frank, a chronic pain in the ass. A fine line separates those who live for their diabetes and those who live with their diabetes. The rigorously tedious requirements of daily [read: hourly] diabetes management make that line easy to cross. And if you are anything like […]

Intense Blood Pressure Management May Save Your Life

A group of researchers says that treating blood pressure in an aggressive manner may prevent over 100,000 deaths in the US each year. Adam Bress of the University of Utah is an assistant professor of population health sciences. He and other experts around the US added to a landmark trial known as SPRINT or the Systolic Blood […]

Achieving a 6.0 A1C By Eating 40 Grams of Carb Per Meal

“6.0.” I didn’t think I heard him correctly. I asked my endocrinologist to repeat himself. “I said 6.0%. You’re A1C was 6.0%.” My mouth gaped in astonishment. Practically non-diabetic. The lowest A1C I have ever had in my 10+ years of type 1 diabetes. How Did I Do It? Over the past ten years since […]

What You Need to Know: Medicare and Medicaid Eligibility

Do you know the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? Do you wonder if you eligible for one or both? With all the changes in health care recently, it can be tricky to keep up with the latest information. Medicare was created as a federally funded health care program for those who are older, disabled, or living with chronic illness. […]

Self-Managing Your Diabetes

by Anne Fanberg, Fit4D CDE As a Diabetes Educator, I strive to help each and every one of my patients obtain the best possible control of their blood sugars and live the healthiest lives possible.  I mean, that’s my job after all, right?  But actually, I happen to know that the most important person to help […]

Study: Affordable Care Act Helped Cover People with Chronic Illness

A recent study found that more people with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, have had insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). As the study authors have written, half of all Americans have 1 or more chronic illnesses and many in this group happen to be racial and ethnic minorities who haven’t had insurance coverage […]

Getting Through Mental Burden of a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

In the span of just 30 minutes, a person’s life can be completely changed. The Type 2 Diagnosis Imagine being seemingly healthy, fit, young person. Or even maybe someone who isn’t maybe that fit, but not drastically overweight either. You also may, or may not have a family history of diabetes. However, you find yourself […]

Soliqua: A New Injectable Combination Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

By Ben Pallant January has been a big month for one of the first type 2 diabetes combination therapies, Sanofi’s Soliqua (or “Suliqua,” as it’s called in Europe). In the span of two weeks, it became available in US pharmacies and was approved by the European Medicines Agency, Europe’s equivalent of the US Food & […]

The Low Testosterone and Diabetes Connection in Men

Testosterone is a sex hormone and anabolic steroid found in both men in women. Men have higher levels of testosterone and it is the main hormone that defines a male’s features. Testosterone should be at a healthy level in men for the purpose of fertility, sex drive and function, as well as muscle mass and body composition, mood, […]

Low-Carb Gluten-Free Baked Cauliflower Tortillas

These tortillas are made with cauliflower and no one will know! They are grain free, gluten free and low carb!

Pancreatic islet cells in animals can 'flip' their fate to produce insulin

Alpha cells in the pancreas can be induced in living mice to quickly and efficiently become insulin-producing beta cells when the expression of just two genes is blocked, according to a study.

Diabetes and Heart Disease: My Brush With This Scary Complication

By Jenn Houchins I was in my late 20s when I had an abnormal EKG during my annual physical.  The doctor I had at the time freaked out.  He immediately scheduled me for a cardiac stress test.  He prescribed blood pressure and cholesterol medications. It was all very disconcerting.  I had just come out of graduate […]

The Comfort of Friends with Diabetes

“I feel like this is the diabetes camp I never got to go to,” I said to Marina and Peter in our hotel room Tuesday night, weaving conversation in and out of diabetes, arcing over, through, beyond, circling back. In the part of a conversation where I would usually skip over the minutia of diabetes, with […]

Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases

Results of a randomized clinical trial shows a periodic, five-day fasting diet designed by a esearcher safely reduced the risk factors for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other age-related diseases.

Pilot study shows stable insulin production in type 1 diabetes

A small pilot study, in which researchers attempted to slow attacks mounted by the immune system on insulin-producing cells in type 1 diabetes, has given promising results, report investigators.

Eating Gluten-Free May Increase Toxic Metal Exposure

Researchers are reporting that people who follow a gluten-free diet may be consuming higher levels of the toxic metals arsenic and mercury. In a report from the journal Epidemiology, researchers state that these toxic metals can lead to heart disease, cancer, and neurological side effects. Gluten-free eating has taken then country by storm. As a […]

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