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Caroline’s Chocolate Cupcakes

It’s been about 4 months since I’ve been home, and my dad is still living off baked goods from the freezer. Tonight I treated him to chocolate cupcakes right out of the oven (his absolute favorite)! These cupcakes are dad approved, or to quote “the best thing I’ve eaten since you were home last.” Caroline's […]

Online Diabetes Peer Support… Now a Resource to Guide You

Something’s new in the world of diabetes online social media and it isn’t a new site. Rather, it’s a simple, engaging 2-page guide to steer you to excellent and trustworthy diabetes websites. Sites where you’ll find a wealth of both general and very specific information and be able to connect with others living with diabetes. I’m […]

The Impact of Fat and Protein on Blood Glucose Levels

People with diabetes have traditionally been taught to bolus only for foods containing carbohydrates, given that it has the greatest impact on blood glucose levels. However increasingly, people with lived experience are beginning to suggest otherwise, and research is finally beginning to catch up. I recently had the opportunity to hear from a researcher at […]

Disney Channel’s Jennifer Stone Shares Her Diabetes Story

Jennifer Stone, best known as Harper on the Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place, was diagnosed with diabetes four years ago. At the time, she was told to give up her dream of acting. Instead, she found a great care team, got educated, and leaned on the support of family and friends. She has two […]

How to Minimize the Pain When Checking Our Blood Sugar

By Nannette Sabell, RPh, CDE We all know we should be checking our blood sugar as one of the many responsibilities for managing our diabetes. As a person with type 2 diabetes, I also check my blood sugar several times a day. Because there are several steps I do to keep this as pain-free as […]

How One Man Broke Free From Sugar

Barry Friedman wrote the book “I Love Me More Than Sugar”. He is a TED presenter, four-time juggling world-champion, tri-athlete, commercial pilot, and he managed to break free from a sugar addiction. Abel James of the Fat Burning Man recently interviewed Friedman and found out how and why he quit eating sugar. You may be […]

Spring’s Coming: Managing Your Diabetes When the Seasons Change

Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow on Groundhog’s Day, forecasting six more weeks of winter, but in many parts of the country, crocuses have already pushed through the thawing soil. The changes in your body’s metabolism that happen as the days grow longer and trees begin to blossom are just as profound as the […]

Great Job! Stellar! You’re a Star!

Man, all of this.  The big mountain that is “the healthcare system?”  That thing seems gigantic. But small changes make a big difference.  I think about the stickers I used to get on my school papers back in grade school.  The happy, bright yellow star grinning its toothless grin at me, delighted by my spelling homework.  It seems goofy to...

Casual Phone Storage

“Hewwo? Hewwo?” My little Guy thinks my insulin pump is a phone. A phone that I casually keep in my bra.  

Low sperm count not just a problem for fertility

A man's semen count is a marker of his general health, according to the largest study to date evaluating semen quality, reproductive function and metabolic risk in men referred for fertility evaluation.

High-energy breakfast promotes weight loss

In patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, a meal schedule that includes a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetes and decreases the need for insulin, new research reports.

New diabetes drug may help people with obesity lose weight

A compound that mimics a naturally occurring hormone that regulates appetite may help people who have obesity but not diabetes to lose weight, a new study suggests.

Overeating during breastfeeding may affect the health of offspring

Mothers who overeat during the period when they are breastfeeding may have children who are at increased risk of becoming obese and going through early puberty, a new study of mice suggests. Early puberty may lead to increased risk of diabetes or reproductive problems later in life, according to the research.

Diabetes: Are high blood glucose levels an effect rather than the cause of the disease?

Insulin resistance and elevated blood glucose levels are considered to be the cause of type 2 diabetes. However, scientists have now provided evidence that things might be completely different. They showed in flies that elevated levels...Show More Summary

Unraveling how mesenchymal stem cells from gum tissue accelerate wound healing

Researchers set out to determine whether and how gum-derived stem cells play a role in accelerated wound healing. Their results, indicating that these cells secrete tiny vesicles packed with signaling proteins, point the way forwardShow More Summary

Many patients show signs of chronic kidney disease before diabetes diagnosis

Many patients who will later be diagnosed with diabetes show signs of chronic kidney disease even before their diabetes diagnosis, according to a new study. The researchers looked at data on more than 36,000 veterans who were diagnosed with diabetes between 2003 and 2013.

Google's AI program: Building better algorithms for detecting eye disease

A new study lays important groundwork for an automated system that can detect diabetic eye disease.

Can't sleep? Could be down to genetics

Researchers have identified specific genes that may trigger the development of sleep problems, and have also demonstrated a genetic link between insomnia and psychiatric disorders such as depression, or physical conditions such as type 2 diabetes.

Fiber-fermenting bacteria improve health of type 2 diabetes patients

The fight against type 2 diabetes may soon improve thanks to a pioneering high-fiber diet study.

Are There Really Five Different Types of Diabetes?

Diabetes is typically grouped into two main categories: type 1 and type 2. In addition to gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy, MODY (a very rare, genetically-driven form of diabetes that does not fit well into the two main categories), and LADA (a slow-progressing subset of type 1 diabetes) are also established. Recent research has […]

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