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The Dexcom G5 Mobile App: I’m a Fan

After last week’s whiny post about how I’ve been so disappointed in my diabetes devices lately, I feel compelled to let the pendulum swing in the other direction and give credit where credit is due. About a week and a half ago, Dexcom rolled out its G5 Mobile app to Android users. Finally. Okay, I said […]

Listen: Dr. Denise Faustman Discusses Her Research

In this podcast episode, Dr. Denise Faustman discusses her research with the BCG vaccine. While reports usually state that she is using a vaccine used for TB prevention, she shares details on how it might actually work for people with diabetes. Faustman explains in simple terms during this discussion about the autoimmune problem (too many […]

How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Need to Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

If you have pre-diabetes, how much you sleep might not seem like one of the things you have to worry about but researchers have found that perhaps, sleep should be a priority. They did a study to look at the link between sleep duration and the risk of progressing from pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes […]

New tool identifies diabetes patients at risk for low blood sugar emergencies

A team of researchers has developed and validated a practical tool for identifying diabetes patients who are at the highest risk for being admitted to an emergency department or hospital due to severe hypoglycemia, or very low blood sugar.

Q&A With Ginger Vieira: Pregnancy and Diabetes

By Another Perspective We recently had the opportunity to sit down with esteemed DiabetesSisters’ faculty member, Ginger Vieira, to chat about her recent pregnancy while living with diabetes. Ginger, along with CDE Jennifer Smith, has recently released a book, “Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes,” which is available for purchase here. Q: What challenges do you think […]

Biochemical 'fingerprints' reveal diabetes progression

Researchers describe a new method to study biochemical changes that occur in the pancreas during the development of diabetes. The method is based on molecular spectroscopy and can be used to extract biochemical profiles (or 'fingerprints') containing information about disease progression. Show More Summary

Author Advances Damaging Myth About Diabetes

This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here. By James S. Hirsch         Jim Hirsch, diaTribe contributor and bestselling author, weighs in on a damaging diabetes myth: “They’re never going to cure diabetes, because there’s too much money in it.” I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 40 years ago, and I […]

Excellent Evening Routine Ideas for People With Diabetes

To follow up on last week’s Excellent Morning Routine Ideas for People With Diabetes, this time we’re focusing on what nighttime habits might be good choices for setting up a routine that helps manage blood sugar levels and support overall health and wellness. Jim Ryun, an American athlete is credited with saying, “Motivation is what gets […]

Sweet Broccoli Salad Supreme with Cranberries & Bacon

A classic sweet broccoli salad with crispy bacon and chewy unsweetened dried cranberries. It’s low-carb and paleo-friendly with no added sugar. I’m always looking for ways to lower the carbs for recipes that I enjoyed before going low carb. One of the dishes that’s often served at family gatherings in the summer is broccoli salad. […]

Australia Diabetes Awareness: More Than The “4Ts”

From July 9 through 15, 2017, Australia celebrated National Diabetes Awareness Week #NDW2017 and I couldn’t resist posting this vlog because it seems some things are still missing in how Diabetes Australia chooses to spread awareness through their campaign #itsabouttime. Yes, it’s important to know the 4Ts, the warning signs of both type 1 and […]

Stay Active: My Profile for Success

I would like to share some of my personal story about why physical activity matters to me and how I have lived successfully with type 1 diabetes for almost 50 years to date. My success with diabetes is undoubtedly related to my decision to be physically active. The secret to my overall success, both professional […]

Studying Longtime Type 1 Diabetes and the Role of Exercise and Glucose Management

If you ever find yourself interested in how those with type 1 diabetes do over the longterm and what may help, here is a study you may find interesting. Researchers had already seen that in those living with type 1 diabetes for 50 or more years, blood sugar management was shown to be unrelated to […]

My Insulin Pump Failed…Choosing Gratitude over Grief

I had an unexpected challenge pop up last night that I wanted to share since I am generally always posting about positive, happy things as that is my default mode in life, but that doesn’t mean scary stuff doesn’t happen! My Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) for my Omnipod pump, which is what I dose all […]

Organ crosstalk: Fatty liver can cause damage to other organs

Scientists have discovered that a fatty liver can cause damage to other organs. They demonstrate the effects of fatty liver disease on the function of the hormone-producing islet cells in the pancreas and on renal function.

Pumping Pitfalls: Avoiding and Dealing With Pump-Related Problems

By Gary Scheiner MS, CDE For anyone who uses an insulin pump, there are bound to be occasional problems. For some, problems may be as rare as a Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory; for others they may occur as often as a Hollywood scandal. Being mechanical devices, insulin pumps are subject to mishaps that can […]

Parents of Type 1s Know Best: What They Wish They Knew Before Sending Their Child off to School

Having a child with type 1 diabetes is a 24/7 job. You are constantly trying to control their blood sugar numbers without controlling their lives. Keeping them happy, while you deal with the brunt of the disease is the name of the game. You will do whatever it takes. When it’s time for your child […]

Isle of Miles: New Fitness Game App is Ready to Get You Moving

A new fitness game app has launched called Isle of Miles by Z Axis Labs. Did you like Pokemon Go as a way to boost your walking? You might be interested in Isle of Miles, which is similar in that it taps into our sense of fun to encourage more activity. Features and Overview of Isle of […]

In a nutshell: Walnuts activate brain region involved in appetite control

Double-blind test bolsters observational data that walnuts promote feelings of fullness. Results provide a quantitative measure for testing other compounds' ability to control appetite, including potential medications for the treatment of obesity.

Exercise Goals

Summer Goals We are two-thirds of the way through the year already, summer is in full swing and hopefully, if you made some summer goals, they are going well for you. Even if you haven’t, why not make some now and work towards them. My spring goal was to get back into exercise and work […]

Regina Holliday Paints Patient Stories as Part of the Walking Gallery

March of this year I read an article about Regina Holliday. Regina lost her husband to cancer, and also to a medical system that was thoughtless, inept, at times cruel and secretive. Coming back from grief, Regina picked up her paintbrush and painted her sorrow. With that paintbrush, she became a patient activist and has been […]

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