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FDA to Require Restaurants and Vendors to Provide Nutrition Labels

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released rules requiring some restaurants and venders to provide nutrition labels to their food products. This labeling requirement is part of the health care law signed into law by President Obama in 2010. The requirement is based on how Americans eat and drink about a third of their total […]

Gestational diabetes increases risk for postpartum depression

Gestational diabetes raises the risk of postpartum depression in first-time mothers, researcher have concluded.

LISTEN: NFL Player Kendall Simmons on Being Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

Kendall Simmons is a former NFL player who played nearly ten years after being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 30th overall pick in 2002. Following his first season, Simmons was selected as the team’s rookie of the year. Shortly before his second season began in 2003, Simmons was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, […]

Diabetes by the Numbers (Part 2) – Insulin Pricing

Welcome back to Diabetes By The Numbers. Today, I feature the second part of my conversation with Christel Marchand Aprigliano.  In this episode, we talk about one of the hot button issues of the day– insulin pricing. We cover a recent meeting between insulin makers and diabetes advocates, and developments on pricing announced by two […]

Diet Soda May Lead to Weight Gain, Not Weight Loss

Two new studies show how diet soda doesn’t help with weight loss and may actually contribute to weight gain and obesity. It seems counterintuitive because drinking zero calorie diet soda seems like it should lead to weight loss or at least not lead to weight gain. Science continues to show however, that diet soda is helping […]

That Low, Though.

The low blood sugar hadn’t rooted firmly enough in my brain yet, but I knew something was wrong.  My feet were heavy against the treadmill belt, and I kept rewinding the show I was watching because the dialog wasn’t making much sense to me. Show More Summary

REVIEW: “Ice Chips” Candy Made with Xylitol

Ohhh, these are delicious. So delicious that it’s almost painful to talk about it, like…I have to groan before I say it. “Uggghhhhh, these are so freaking good!” But first, allow me to explain: About Ice Chips Candy’s Creators: Ice Chips Candy were created by Bev Vine-Hanes and Charlotte Clary, two clever women who first began creating […]

Every meal triggers inflammation

When we eat, we do not just take in nutrients – we also consume a significant quantity of bacteria. The body is faced with the challenge of simultaneously distributing the ingested glucose and fighting these bacteria. This triggers an...Show More Summary

Trying to Find Balance Between Life and Diabetes

Jim Natal was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 30 years old in 1978. 38 years later, he still struggles with maintaining the balance between controlling his diabetes and leading a fulfilling life without worrying about every high or low blood sugar. In his first book of poetry, In the Bee Trees, he shares the […]

7 Tips for Meeting Your 2017 Resolutions

By Amelia Dmowska, Ben Pallant, and Lynn Kennedy Dr. Shreela Sharma’s advice for eating well, moving more, and making goals stick in the New Year With the New Year here, lists of resolutions inevitably follow – it’s usually not difficult to pinpoint what should be changed. The challenge often comes in trying to find the […]

Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes: Going to a “High-Risk” Maternal Fetal Medicine Office

Prior to my first pregnancy, my appreciation and trust for the average endocrinologist had been stomped upon and shattered many times. So much so that there really didn’t seem to be any point in seeing an endocrinologist anymore. Instead, I was desperate to create a new diabetes healthcare team that I felt actually respected me, heard […]

AspireAssist Device Successfully Aids Weight Loss in Obese Patients

In a recent study, the FDA approved AspireAssist device resulted in more weight loss in obese patients than in lifestyle counseling alone. The AspireAssist System is an endoscopic weight loss device where an endoscopically placed percutaneous gastronomy tube essentially drains about 30 percent of calories from each meal. It features the gastronomy tube and an external […]

A Yoga Teacher’s Diabetes Diagnosis Story

By Rachel Zinman-Jeanes I can’t believe it! We’ve made it through another year. By all accounts, 2016 wasn’t the best of times but in my opinion, it wasn’t the worst of times either. If any one of us looks back, we can find things to be grateful for. I think this is especially true for those […]

Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes: Low-Carb Diets…Yes or No?

I’m a big fan of eating low-carb as a person with type 1 diabetes. The benefits are obvious immediately and I simply feel more energetic, more stable (because of more easily managed blood sugars), and full of healthy choices (because, in my opinion, a proper low-carb diet should incorporate a heck-load of vegetables). But during […]

CGM Devices on Path for Medicare Coverage

Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) have now been recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as durable medical equipment, effectively allowing coverage of CGM for patients enrolled in Medicare. Before this, CGM users on Medicare had to pay out-of-pocket for the costly device or not use it at all. CGMs are wearable devices that provide […]

How to Get Amazon’s Alexa to Tell Your Blood Sugar

Before owning an Apple Watch, I use a program called Nightscout on a Pebble watch. After following the instructions to set up a database and online server, I was able to see my blood glucose levels on the watch through the night scout pebble program on my watch. This added a great Comfort and ability […]

New urine test can quickly detect whether a person has a healthy diet

A urine test has been developed that measures the health of a person's diet. This test could be the first independent indicator of the quality of a person's diet, and what they are really eating, say the researchers.

Pins and Needles, Symptom of a Diabetes Complication?

When I began experiencing pins and needles in my feet less than a year after being diagnosed with diabetes, I was freaking out. The minute I was diagnosed, I had been told to look after my feet. To check them every day. To look out for cuts and abrasions. I had been made well aware of […]

WATCH: How to Recognize and Prevent Injection-Site Lipohypertrophy

Whether you are using insulin injections or insulin pump therapy, one major side effect that you must watch out for is lipohypertrophy. So, one thing I’ve always loved to do is to break words down into their parts. With this one, you can break it into three parts: Lipo-, meaning to do with fat and […]

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