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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 […]

REVIEW: Diet-to-Go Low-Carb Meals Delivered to Your Door

Well, sure, you’ve read and heard a million times that eating fewer carbs can help reduce your A1C, reduce your insulin needs, and lower your blood sugar…but what if cooking is just really not your cup of tea? That’s where meal delivery services aim to place, but too often they are either extremely expensive, too high […]

Whole 30 – Week 1: My Journey to Health and Better Blood Sugars

Well, I have survived the Whole 30 Week 1! I started last Monday, January 30th which means I should be finished at the end of February.  So far it’s been going well but goodness it’s a lot of cooking and a lot of cleaning.  My husband and I sat down and planned out our meals for […]

Diabetes by the Numbers: Karen Graffeo and Diabetes Sisters Voices

Hello, and welcome to my little part of Diabetes Podcast Week! This week, eleven diabetes podcasters and video bloggers are taking part in a week-long diabetes information-fest, and centering once again on the Spare A Rose, Save A Child campaign. So listen to this episode, then use the giving link to make your donation and […]

Pizza, burgers and the like: A single high-fat meal can damage the metabolism

The global proliferation of overweight and obese people and people with type 2 diabetes is often associated with the consumption of saturated fats. Scientists have found that even the one-off consumption of a greater amount of palm oil reduces the body's sensitivity to insulin and causes increased fat deposits as well as changes in the energy metabolism of the liver.

MiniMed 670G Hybrid Closed-Loop System Performs Well at Home for Teens and Adults

A recent study found that the FDA approved Medtronic MiniMed 670G hybrid closed-loop system performed safely and effectively in at-home use in teens and adults. According to findings, the study participants increased time in their target range, reduced their A1c levels, and had less high and low blood sugar episodes at home. The MiniMed 670G hybrid closed-loop […]

From NOPE to Yes.

My friend Susan is a huge part of the Postpartum Progress group, and on her Facebook feed I saw an article that she had shared.  I like to see what my friends are working in and sharing in and out of the diabetes space, so I clicked....Show More Summary

Starting the Conversation About Mental Health and Diabetes

A few weeks ago, my friend Bec over at Sweet and Sour Diabetes wrote this post about starting the conversation around mental health. To quote Bec’s words: Mental health is a touchy subject. Despite increased awareness we still whisper about it. We still pretend it doesn’t exist. We hide it, and treat it like it’s […]

To Every Warrior Battling Diabetes

Hey, warrior! I just want to say you’re doing amazing! Even on the days you feel weak. The days you feel tired. The days you feel you’ve had enough. Especially on those days because that’s when you’re fighting your hardest. Your vulnerability and even your weaknesses make you strong. Make you powerful, resilient, unstoppable. You’ve made […]

The Link Between Diabetes and Heart Disease and Advanced Testing for Prevention

Since February is American Heart Month, Dr. Chad Larson has written an article looking at the link that exists between diabetes and heart disease and discusses advanced testing for heart disease prevention. Larson, is the Advisor and Consultant on Clinical Consulting Team for Cyrex Laboratories. He holds a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree, a Doctor of […]

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