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Bright Spots & Landmines: An Interview with Adam Brown

Adam Brown has written a new – TERRIFIC – book for the diabetes community, full of the same brilliant, actionable advice that we’ve come to happily expect from his diaTribe columns.  His book, Bright Spots & Landmines, is billed as “the diabetes guide I wish someone had handed me,” and that sentiment is absolutely correct. Show More Summary

Replacing These Two Beverages With Water May Significantly Lower Obesity Risk

A recent study showed that replacing a beer or sugar-sweetened soda with water was linked to a lower likelihood for developing obesity. One of the main drivers for metabolic disease and type 2 diabetes is the obesity epidemic–which is easier to prevent than it is to treat. More than a third of US adults are […]

Interviewing the CEO of Diabetes Sisters, Anna Norton

I had an awesome time interviewing Anna! She is kind, empathetic, funny, logical, and super hard-working! I love her attitude on truly “living” life with diabetes, and how she changed her mind about what life with diabetes meant to her over time and with experience. Anna Norton has been living with type 1 diabetes since […]

Could Some Type 2 Diabetes Medications be Better than Others?

From MPT: “The number of type 2 diabetes drugs that have a proven cardiovascular benefit jumped from one to three this year, highlighting the changing landscape for diabetes treatments.” Source: Year in Review: Type 2 Diabetes | Medpage Today The article notes that liraglutide (Victoza), a GLP-1 analogue, was associated with a 13% relative risk […]

Three New Must-Have Books by People Living with Diabetes

I have a stockpile of books everywhere – by my bed, under the coffee table, behind my computer chair. Yes, I still move in the old analog world; I like a real book in my hands. Three that have passed through my hands recently are all diabetes books written by those who have diabetes. They […]

The Baby Stuff Post.

Let’s make a list of baby stuff that I’d recommend, because I think it’s a useful post to do. “WHAAAAAT??? No, this is a diabetes blog!” Sorry.  I have some baby gear recommendations that I want to have as part of the archive, in part to pass along to other moms (with or without diabetes) […] The Baby Stuff Post. Show More Summary

Tips For Managing Diabetes in the Summer Heat

People with diabetes not only need to know about how to manage their blood sugar levels, how their medications work, and what their blood tests mean but also how to plan and prevent damage from warm temperatures to diabetes supplies, equipment, and blood sugar levels themselves. Beyond Type 1 is a non-profit founded in 2015 by Juliet de […]

Diabetes and the Unexpected: My Top 10 List

Diabetes Blog Week is an annual initiative organized by my dear friend, Karen, over at Bitter~Sweet Diabetes. I’m both excited and proud to participate and support this event for the 8th consecutive year.  Day 1 topic: Diabetes and The Unexpected Diabetes can sometimes seem to play by a rulebook that makes no sense, tossing out unexpected […]

Honoring David Mendosa

Diabetes writer David Mendosa died on May 8, only about a month after he was diagnosed with angiosarcoma in the liver. The diabetes community is mourning, with tributes at all the major diabetes sites in the United States and Europe as well as personal blogs. David didn’t want any kind of services. I was thinking […]

New from Livongo: Unlimited Test Strips and Coaching for $49.99 Per Month

This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here. By Ben Pallant and Adam Brown New Livongo Family Care Plan available without a prescription or insurance Last week, Livongo announced the launch...Show More Summary

How to Get Into a Positive Diabetes and Exercise Cycle

“Positive diabetes and exercise cycle” is a reference to the way that exercise helps us manage diabetes and managing diabetes helps us exercise. For a person with any types of diabetes, one of the hardest parts about exercising is that it is difficult to do if our blood sugar levels are not in an ideal […]

The Man-Pleaser: Spaghetti Squash and Sausage

“Bacon Bits are like the Fairy Dust of the Food Community.”  Jim Gaffigan. So True. Everything may actually be better with bacon. Some even call it “Meat Candy.”  I don’t know about that one, but I do know that some bacon will make my hubby eat things he would otherwise turn his nose up to. […]

You’ve Gotten Your Lab Results… Now What?

By Jenn Houchins Just last week I saw my endocrinologist. At this visit, it just happened to be that time of year. The time where they do all the laboratory tests to see if there are any issues that may be lurking just under the surface. Flying under my symptom radar so to speak. And […]

DBlogWeek 2017: More Than Diabetes.

Diabetes Blog Week prompt for Friday:  Lets wrap up the week by sharing a little more about ourselves, beyond the chronic illness we or our loved ones live with.  Share an interest, hobby, passion, something that is YOU.  If you want to explore how it relates to or helps with diabetes you can. Show More Summary

The Edelman Report: Tips on Treating a Low Blood Sugar

Dr. Edelman is back with another Edelman Report. This time he is talking about how to treat and how NOT to treat a low blood sugar episode. There are some important things to remember about how many carbohydrates to take as well as factors to consider. Dr. Edelman also explains why the amount of protein and fat […]

Diabetes Bloopers and Practical Pokes

Diabetes Bloopers! Whether you or your loved one are newly diagnosed or have been dealing with diabetes for a while, you probably realize that things can (and will) go wrong.  But sometimes the things that go wrong aren’t stressful – instead sometimes they are downright funny!  Go ahead and share your Diabetes Blooper – your […]

Diabetes and Bullying: What You Need to Know as a Parent

Hundreds of thousands of kids and young adults have some form of diabetes. Regardless of type 1 or type 2, their condition makes them prime targets for “new age” bullying. Bullying is different for kids today. Up until 10 years ago, bullying happened at school and stopped there. With the invention and immersion into social […]

A Controversy over a Defiant Little Girl: Something the Diabetes Community Understands

I was in lower Manhattan this week for a DRI Event (which was wonderful) and across from the front entrance were two famous artworks that have become the fodder for many who like to create, said, fodder. “Charging Bull” has enjoyed the spot for some time since 1987 when Arthur DiModica dropped (literally) it off […]

Study: Type 1 Diabetes Risk May be Lowered With Some Breastfeeding

A new study published in Diabetes Care analyzed data to support previous findings that show breastfeeding reduces the chances for a child to develop type 1 diabetes. This study in particular set out to find out what the connection was “between the duration of full and any breastfeeding and risk of type 1 diabetes”, as the researchers […]

How I Cope With My Emotions About My Diabetes

Throwback Thursday: What Brings Me Down – Thursday 5/18 Today let’s revist a prompt from 2014 – May is Mental Health Month so now seems like a great time to explore the emotional side of living with, or caring for someone with, diabetes. What things can make dealing with diabetes an emotional issue for you […]

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