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FDA Approved Obalon Balloon Successfuly Reduces Weight in Obese Patients

Researchers say Obalon intragastric balloons helped obese people lose almost double the weight compared to those using only diet and lifestyle. For those who live with obesity, invasive gastric surgery is generally successful but not preferred as a first-in-line treatment. The Obalon Balloon System which received FDA approval in September 2016 and expected to become […]

The Power of Competition for Exercise Motivation

Researchers in a study state that competition proved to be more valuable than friendly support in providing motivation to exercise. Physical activity is a huge problem in the US with large chunks of the population failing to meet exercise recommendations. As we all know, motivation for exercise is important to achieve consistent results. To learn about motivation […]

Type 1 Diabetes & Pregnancy for Women

I fielded a question on my Facebook page the other day in regards to pregnancy and type 1 diabetes.  First off, If you are reading this article, I want to personally congratulate you as well as your significant other!  As a stay at home dad of 4, being a parent is an amazing experience, something […]

Meet Dr. Priyanka Wali, Low-Carb Diet Advocate

Dr. Wali is an internist in San Francisco. In her medical practice, she saw first-hand how standard “diabetic diets” weren’t helping her patients and many others who have carbohydrate intolerance. Welcome to the club, Dr. Wali! PS: She’s also a good stand-up comedian,which is rare for an internist. Further reading on diabetes diet:  Carbohydrates & […]

Diabetes and Sports: Support and Education Intersect

Julie De Vos wants to help people use diabetes and sports as an avenue to finding support and education... The post Diabetes and Sports: Support and Education Intersect appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

The Most Cost-Effective MS Drug Is the One That Works

A couple of weeks ago, I was honored to emcee the annual Living Well With MS conference for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland. Day one was for medical professionals, and day two was attended by the MS community. The presenters and topics for both days were the same, with only a little medical jargon changed […]

New Diabetes Tech on The Horizon: What’s Coming by Mid-2017 in the US?

By Lynn Kennedy, Ava Runge, and Adam Brown What Abbott, Dexcom, LifeScan, Medtronic, Tandem, and others are bringing to make diabetes easier and less burdensome We’re living in the most exciting time ever in diabetes technology, and a slew of soon-to-launch products are going to subtract hassle from living with diabetes – fewer injections and […]

Being Seen

Being Seen is a short film that is being screened in film festivals and has won several awards including one for Best Documentary.This documentary aims to change the way people with developmental disabilities are viewed. The interviews...Show More Summary

Sam's Top Secret Journal Series

There are numerous books about Down syndrome, written by parents of children with Down syndrome, a couple written by a person with Down syndrome, and some aimed at young children to teach others (namely their classmates about Down syndrome).Overall...Show More Summary

Finding the High Blood Sugar Culprit

A few days ago, I was waxing poetic about how I had these really odd overnight highs that seemed to be for no good reason. I sort of (but not really) thought they could be connected to bubbles in my insulin pump cartridge reservoir. Or they could have been because of any number of extraneous […]

Diabetes and School: It’s That Time of Year Again!

Years ago there was a fabulous television commercial for Staples.  The Christmas song is playing (sing along with me), It’s the most wonnnnn-derrrrr-fullll tome of year…” and of course the camera pulls back to revel parents gleefully shopping for back to school supplies while showing the kids’ dour faces. Click here for the commercial. That time […]

What if I can't work?

From the very beginning of the Unspeakable Bits blog, I have written from the premise that information is the counter to fear. I believe that wholeheartedly, and while it is sometimes difficult to face ugly facts about living with multiple...Show More Summary

Simple Pleasures

When I was growing up, a television commercial for Van Camp’s pork and beans featured a song that has stuck in my head ever since: "Life’s simple pleasures are the best, all the little things that make you smile and glow…." As cornyShow More Summary

With MS, Ordinary Acts Become Feats Worth Celebrating

We don’t get to see the “beautiful game” of hurling much in West Kerry; this is Gaelic football country. The two games are not dissimilar in their rules, finesse, and skill required — and they can be equally confusing and brutal to the first-time observer. Each team’s supporters are staunch in their conviction to club and county. […]

Spasticity: Another Symptom of My New MS Normal

My wife, Caryn, was the first to notice one of the things that seems to be part of my new normal as I recover from my last MS “thing”: She asked me a couple of times about my left hand as I was doing (or trying to do) something that did not involve that appendage. While I […]

Did Lyme disease begin from Plum Island

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Obesity Rate Reaches Record High: 4 Out of 10 Women Obese

A new report to look at survey data revealed that in the US, 4 of every 10 women is now obese. Researchers noted in their study abstract published in the Journal of American Medical Association that between 1980 and 2000 obesity among men and women rose dramatically in the US. The study combines data from a 2013-2014 […]

Why Can’t Hollywood Get Diabetes Right?

I can still remember the first time I was disappointed in how a movie portrayed diabetes. I was young, watching Con Air on TV, and even as a young, relatively inexperienced diabetic, I found myself furious at the film for using diabetes as a way to heighten tension. In the years since Con Air first […]

1-Day Challenge: Your Mid-Year Goals Check-In!

Register today! BONUS: You’ll receive a Free Download of my 29-page eBook on thriving with diabetes and other special bonuses for webinar attendees only! ••••••• 1-Day Mid-Year Goals Check-In Challenge When is the last time you checked in with the health goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year? How much progress have […]

At-Home Use of “Bionic Pancreas” Successful in Reducing Hypoglycemia

A new study found that an insulin-only (no glucagon) bionic pancreas successfully managed blood sugar levels with no difference in low blood sugar episodes when compared to a bionic pancreas that did include glucagon (glucagon is a hormone used to raise blood sugar when too low). The study results were presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) […]

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