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Being a Force for Positive Change

For most of my life, I’ve wanted to be a force for positive change. Instilled in me by my grandfather, he would often remind us how important it was to speak our minds and to question. He taught me to be respectful, to be thoughtful, to give back, and never ever to take privilege for […]

I Am Greater Than My Highs and Lows

By Ben Tzeel The symbols on this tattoo are hieroglyphics to some, but they are our warrior’s call. The tattoo means “I am greater than my highs and lows.” We Are More Than Numbers People have a fascination with numbers; they gather data; they compare data; they manipulate data into saying all sorts of things. People […]

How to Take Care of Your Diabetes at the Football Game

Football season is upon us! Whether you go to a game and tailgate or watch from home with a table full of snacks, you might want to prepare a strategy for managing your diabetes in the midst of so many delicious and exciting distractions. Here are a few ways to make sure you have a […]

Dealing With Emotions: How Diabetes Can Affect Your Mood

By Bridget Montgomery of The Diabetes Council Having type 2 diabetes can affect not only your physical health but also your emotional health. Getting a diagnosis of diabetes adds an emotional weight onto your shoulders which can be challenging to carry day in and day out. Sometimes this weight can come out as other conditions such as anxiety […]

Listen: Trust Your Gut When You Don’t Agree With Medical Advice

Michelle, mom of two, one of which has type 1 diabetes, talks with Scott about what to do after their doctor gave advice that they felt wasn’t correct. Michelle and her family were able to make light of the bad advice they received, knowing that their personal experience with diabetes gave them the right perspective.

If You’re a Young Adult You May Not Know if You Have This

A recent study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension states that young adults with high blood pressure in the United States are often not even aware that they have hypertension. This lack of awareness means a lack of necessary and timely treatment in order to mitigate harm caused over time. High blood pressure happens […]

New oral diabetes drug shows promise in phase 3 trial for patients with type 1 diabetes

Sotagliflozin helps control glucose and reduces the need for insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes, research indicates. Sotagliflozin has shown promise in improving glucose control without any increase in severe hypoglycemia or diabetic ketoacidosis compared to insulin alone.

Study advances efforts to screen all children for Type 1 diabetes

Researchers report the development of a novel antibody detection technology that holds promise for improving the accuracy of diagnostic tests for type 1 diabetes in young children and making population-wide screening practical.

Guest Post: Mindy Bartleson on Chronic Illness, Mental Heath, and Removing the Rose Colored Glasses

Mindy is self-publishing an honest book about growing up with chronic illness and mental health. She wrote the content before rose colored glasses impacted her experiences too much.  Today, she’s sharing the why behind her efforts on SixUntilMe. Show More Summary

Abundance of Heart: Harvesting Self-Care

By Kelly Griffith A healthier body leads to a happier mind and life. Self-care encompasses many things and with the competing activities of life, it is easy to be bogged down in daily minutia and abandon our needs and desires, which leads to starvation of spirit. When you think about a healthy body, nutrition and […]

Congenital hyperinsulinism: A serious yet poorly understood condition

Diabetes is characterized by a deficiency of insulin. The opposite is the case in congenital hyperinsulinism: patients produce the hormone in excessive quantities. This leads to chronic hypoglycemia. The disorder can lead to serious brain damage and even death in the worst cases.

Are Blood Glucose Meters Accurate? New Data on 18 Meters

This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here. By Jeemin Kwon and Adam Brown Results from the Diabetes Technology Society’s Blood Glucose Meter Surveillance Program identifies only six out of 18 meters that passed. Did yours make the cut? The Diabetes Technology Society (DTS) recently revealed long-awaited results from its Blood […]

Garlic Butter Tilapia Spinach Salad With Creamy Avocado Dressing

I really enjoy eating fish, but I rarely cook it. For some reason, it always tastes better when someone else cooks it. It’s a shame because my husband loves to fish and he always catches a lot and gives them away. I usually keep one to try, but he hates to filet the fish and […]

Study: Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet Beats Low-Fat Diet for Heart Health

In a recent study, researchers compared a Mediterranean low-carb diet with a low-fat diet in moderately obese individuals to find that the low-carb diet was better for heart health. Over the course of 18 months, 80 participants were randomly assigned one of the two diets–a Mediterranean style low-carbohydrate diet plus 28 grams of walnuts per […]

Small study suggests consuming large amounts of artificial sweeteners may increase risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Artificial sweeteners can change the body's response to glucose when consumed in large amounts, and could add to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says new research.

H1N1 swine flu may play a role in triggering type 1 diabetes

Infection with H1N1 influenza (also called swine flu) may put individuals, particularly children, at greater risk of subsequent type 1 diabetes, suggests new research.

Diabetic Danica: Lows at Work & Dosing off of a Dexcom

Danica answers questions from followers on SnapChat (which is totally weird because it can change your face and your voice). In this video she discusses her choice in insulin pump and CGM, if she likes her CGM or pump more, using her CGM to dose insulin, and handling lows at work.

Diabetes & Hospital Care: What You Need to Know & What Are Your Rights

Hospitalizations happen and there are special considerations when you are hospitalized with diabetes. Whether you’re admitted to the hospital for diabetes-related reasons, for surgery, delivering a baby, having a routine outpatient procedure, or other health reason, it’s important to know your rights and what to ask for to best control your health while in the […]

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Make no mistake: sitting less time overall is a good idea for myriad health reasons, but is sitting as bad for you as some would suggest? Is it really the new smoking? In 2017 alone, a slew of new research studies has looked at various health detriments associated with prolonged sitting, even in adults who […]

Basal Testing to Prepare for Holiday Fasting

There are several holidays which include various degrees of fasting during observation. When fasting with diabetes, whether for a day or much longer, special consideration come up. So, how does one fast safely while maintaining optimal blood glucose control? For those who use insulin, a lot comes down to basal dosing and rates. Whether one […]

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