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Running and Diabetes

I might have a bruise on my arm from an injection, and a pocket full of glucose tabs, but I am strong and graceful. I am a runner... The post Running and Diabetes appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

Setting Up My Dexcom G5 System: It Could Have Been Better

Yes, I’m one of those: I had a Dexcom G4 and was all excited about it the first few weeks and months and then my enthusiasm waned. But really there’s a very good reason. My life is generally very predictable and routine. I work at home, and so can control my food and exercise. So after […]

Diabetes and Driving: What I’ve Learned about Stereotypes The ability to drive is a lot like your pancreas, it turns out. You don’t miss it until it’s gone and then suddenly you’re lost without it. I recently discovered that having diabetes can put a major cramp on the ability to maintain a drivers license in some states–when my license was suspended for not […]

How MS Has Helped Me Perfect the Irish Goodbye

“Céad míle fáilte” is Irish for “a hundred thousand welcomes,” and boy is it put to use in these parts! When you arrive at someone’s house and are greeted with a firm, two-handed handshake and a direct look in the eyes, you also get a heartfelt, “Ye are very welcomed!” The Irish rituals of offering tea […]

Can Diabetes Drug Metformin Increase Number of Healthy Years, Extend Life?

The oral medicine metformin may be able to slow aging, increasing the number of healthy years a person can live and potentially expanding human lifespan to 120... The post Can Diabetes Drug Metformin Increase Number of Healthy Years, Extend Life? appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

With Multiple Sclerosis, I Miss the Office Holiday Party

Ho, Ho, Ho! Where’s the V.O.? The gifts are wrapped. The tinsel is strung. The Brussels sprouts are creamed, and the ugly sweater collected from the cleaner. Let the holiday festivities commence! But something is always missing for me at this time of year. Even if I’ve only ever technically worked in an office for [...]

Martin Shkreli's Odd Live Stream With Teenager Raises Brows

Infamous Turin Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli was arrested this morning on fraud charges and the bizarre stories keep coming.  Aside from claiming that he bought the one and only copy of Wu-Tang Clan's The Wu — Once Upon a Time in...Show More Summary

Congress Moves to Lift Federal Ban on Clean Needle-Exchange Programs

After years of political fear tactics and moral legislation, Congress is finally taking the steps to partially lift the ban on federal funding to support needle-exchange programs. Despite the overwhelming evidence that needle-exchange programs work to prevent HIV, federal funding for these programs has been banned since 1998. Show More Summary

'Radiant Presence' Commemorates Poz Artists

Twenty-five years ago, the art installation "Electric Blanket" was projected on the wall of Cooper Union in New York City to commemorate Day With(out) Artists/World AIDS Day. The installation was a projected slideshow of information about HIV and AIDS mixed with the work of 200 photographers. Show More Summary

New Hope for Preventing Vision Loss in Diabetics

November is National Diabetes Month, which is a month dedicated to raising awareness of the condition and the various ways it affects your health. Now, there is good news for people with eye complications from diabetes. A network of researchers supported by the National Eye Institute (NEI) has found that the drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) can be highly […]

Empowering Women to End HIV & Intimate Partner Violence

HIV activist Gina Brown  never looked at herself as a victim of intimate partner violence. When she found out she was living with HIV, the violence got worse. There is a strong connection between domestic abuse and HIV. According to the CDC [PDF 1,824 KB], an estimated one in three women in the U.S. experiences domestic...

Part 2: Anne Dachel Interviews Tony Muhammad on CDC Vaccine Safety Accountability

By Anne Dachel View part one here. Here is more of my conversation with Minister Tony Muhammad. He was very specific about the politicians, both in California and in Washington, who've turned their backs on the welfare of our...

New MS Drug Commercial Gets Mixed Reviews

Even though the National Multiple Sclerosis Society put out a brilliant awareness campaign that included television ads a few years back, many in the MS community still think there’s not enough about multiple sclerosis on the airwaves. Nonetheless, many of us woke up last week to an inbox full of messages about “that new MS drug advert ….”, [...]

Promising Approaches to Improving Outcomes along the HCV Continuum of Care

There is a great deal of work being done across the country to improve care for those infected with hepatitis C. This work has been reinvigorated in recent years by new tools that hold great promise, including new HCV treatments that have the potential to cure over 90% of all individuals with HCV infection as...

Yoga for Diabetes and Wellness

For over 5,000 years, yoga has built people's health, strengthening body, mind, and spirit. Studies show it can help with diabetes. Is yoga for you? The post Yoga for Diabetes and Wellness appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

Hacer frente al impacto del VIH/SIDA en la comunidad latina

Summary: La Casa Blanca publicó una traducción al español de la Estrategia Nacional contra el VIH/SIDA en el Día Nacional de Concientización de los Latinos sobre el VIH/SIDA. Hoy es el Día Nacional de Concientización de los Latinos sobre el VIH/SIDA. Con motivo de esta conmemoración anual, la Casa Blanca va a publicar la Estrategia Nacional...

Addressing the Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Latino Community

Summary: Today the White House released a Spanish translation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy on National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Today is National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to make sure that we are engaging the Latino community in the Administration’s work towards an AIDS free generation.  As one step in this important effort, the...

Strengthening Helps Diabetes

What exercise do you do for diabetes? Walking is good, but research shows strengthening is better... The post Strengthening Helps Diabetes appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

MS Recipe for Success: Savory Porridge

It’s been a while since we ran an offering in our Recipe for Success feature, so today I give you Savory Oats or, as I call it, Savory Porridge. After I served this unorthodox dish to my culinary mentor for breakfast the other day, he declared it “the best porridge I’ve ever ate.” I also demonstrated this dish with [...]

1, 2, 3, 4: Digital Communication for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is just around the corner (October 15). So we’re assessing some tools and resources that inform and support our digital efforts to address the disproportionate impact of HIV on Latinos/Latinas. Digital Tools: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020: In order to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.,...

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