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Beware urgent care places that bill hospitals prices

Tue, 18 Jun 2024 17:31:32 +0000

I was shocked to read today’s article in the New York Times, “Even Doctors Like Me are Falling Into This Medical Bill Trap.” It’s written by one of my favorite doctor/authors, Danielle Ofri. If you don’t have access to the Times, here’s the gist of the article. Dr. Ofri’s daughter needed a quick x-ray after … Continue reading Beware urgent care places that bill hospitals prices

JDRF has a new name, Breakthrough T1D

Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:52:57 +0000

I just got the announcement in my email this morning although it was announced on June 4th. The long-standing, original, research and advocacy organization, Juvenile Diabetes (Research) Foundation, has renamed and rebranded itself into Breakthrough T1D. The organization originally began as ‘Juvenile Diabetes Foundation,’ then moved to ‘Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’ to highlight its research … Continue reading JDRF has a new name, Breakthrough T1D

What Yahya saw as a boy that pushed him to become a diabetologist

Fri, 07 Jun 2024 21:28:46 +0000

Above Yahya Ur Rehman, final year MBBS student at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences in Pakistan Yahya wrote to me to share his story and I want to share it with you, below. It’s unique in that this young man, at only twelve years old, not only saw his future, but saw how … Continue reading What Yahya saw as a boy that pushed him to become a diabetologist

Change ‘the frame’ to make diabetes a little easier

Sun, 02 Jun 2024 23:19:24 +0000

Just returned from a day at Camp Nejeda in New Jersey presenting ways to better handle our diabetes ‘demons’. This one was captured by my old friend, and amazing advocate, Ginger Vieira, pictured above. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7202768879683534849/ Camp Nejeda runs two weekends a year for adults with type 1. I’ll be back in September with the husband … Continue reading Change ‘the frame’ to make diabetes a little easier

How Smarties get made

Fri, 31 May 2024 20:54:40 +0000

Today the New York Times wrote an article and posted a video about the making of Smarties. In the early days, before glucose tablets, I relied on Sweet Tarts, but I know tons of people were gobbling Smarties. So thought you might enjoy.

Forgive the rage bolus, so cunning, so calculating, so primed to take us down

Mon, 13 May 2024 18:09:40 +0000

So what the heck is that above? At 4 am I appear to be 170 mg/dl. I was 173 mg/dl when I checked upon waking and 166 mg/dl when I checked on my meter. I checked because this is unusual for me and I just put this sensor on yesterday, and we know they can … Continue reading Forgive the rage bolus, so cunning, so calculating, so primed to take us down

Diabetes Sisters brings outstanding peer & professional support to women with diabetes

Mon, 29 Apr 2024 18:05:00 +0000

Diabetes Sisters has a new look – and a forward looking agenda. They are working to be THE support organization for women and their health, and they’re well on their way. The photo above documents their offerings. Among them are weekly virtual meet-ups. While a few years ago the groups were run locally face to … Continue reading Diabetes Sisters brings outstanding peer & professional support to women with diabetes

Diabetes Sisters for outstanding professional & peer support for women with diabetes

Mon, 29 Apr 2024 18:03:06 +0000

Diabetes Sisters has a new look – and a forward looking agenda. They are working to be THE support organization for women and their health, and they’re well on their way. The photo above documents their offerings. Among them are weekly virtual meet-ups. While a few years ago the groups were run locally face to … Continue reading Diabetes Sisters for outstanding professional & peer support for women with diabetes

How to deal with Levemir being taken off the market

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 22:10:03 +0000

Admittedly I’ve never used Levemir, a basal insulin from Novo Nordisk. I used Lantus for a long time and now use Tresiba, which frankly I love. Flat profile, once a day, just works for me. That said, maybe it’s never been truer than when a medication goes away, YDMV — Your Diabetes May Vary. What … Continue reading How to deal with Levemir being taken off the market

Diabetes treatment is not set up for flourishing. But you can.

Fri, 05 Apr 2024 19:26:11 +0000

Join me for an utterly conversational, yet paradigm shifting talk below. I had the pleasure to kick off Diabetes Sisters‘ Lifestyle Webinar series with a half hour look at flourishing with diabetes. You’ll learn how our treatment approach for people living with diabetes evolved. How it’s aimed at coping rather than flourishing. Why you can’t … Continue reading Diabetes treatment is not set up for flourishing. But you can.


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Blood Sugar Management

Sun, 17 Mar 2024 04:02:02 +0000

Blood Sugar Management: A Comprehensive Guide   Maintaining optimal blood sugar levels is crucial for overall health, especially for individuals with diabetes or those at risk of developing the condition. Effective blood...

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Glucose Control Supplement

Wed, 13 Mar 2024 05:11:33 +0000

Unlocking the Potential of Glucose Control Supplements   In the quest for better health and wellness, many individuals turn to dietary supplements to help manage their blood sugar levels and support overall...

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How To Get Rid Of Type 2 Diabetes Forever

Tue, 12 Mar 2024 07:08:37 +0000

How to Achieve Type 2 Diabetes Remission: Strategies for Long-Term Health   How To Get Rid Of Type 2 Diabetes Forever?  Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by insulin resistance...

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Insulin therapy

Tue, 12 Mar 2024 06:54:19 +0000

Insulin Therapy: A Comprehensive Guide   Insulin therapy revolutionized the treatment of diabetes since its discovery in 1921 by Frederick Banting and Charles Best. Today, it remains a cornerstone in managing both...

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Controlling Diabetes

Fri, 08 Mar 2024 05:50:44 +0000

Controlling Diabetes: Strategies for Managing Blood Sugar Levels   Diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by high blood sugar levels, and its management is crucial to prevent complications and improve quality of...

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Diabetes Prevention

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 13:35:23 +0000

10 Ways to Prevent Diabetes   Maintain a Healthy Weight: Losing excess weight and maintaining a healthy body weight can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes [1]. Stay Physically...

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Home Remedies For Lowering Blood Sugar

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:14:30 +0000

10 Home Remedies for Lowering Blood Sugar Levels Naturally Managing blood sugar levels is crucial for individuals with diabetes or those at risk of developing it. While medication and lifestyle changes play...

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Can You Get Rid of Diabetes?

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 12:57:18 +0000

Can You Get Rid of Diabetes? Exploring the Potential for Remission   Can you get rid of Diabetes? Diabetes, a chronic condition characterized by elevated blood sugar levels, affects millions of people...

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How to Determine If You Have Diabetes

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 02:57:34 +0000

How to Determine If You Have Diabetes   How to Determine If You Have Diabetes?  Diabetes is a prevalent metabolic disorder characterized by high blood sugar levels. Identifying its presence is crucial...

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What Foods To Avoid With Diabetes

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 03:54:02 +0000

Foods to Avoid with Diabetes: A Comprehensive Guide Maintaining a healthy diet is crucial for managing diabetes. Certain foods can significantly impact blood sugar levels, and individuals with diabetes must be mindful...

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420: Cannabis Observance Day and Diabetes

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 01:11:00 +0000

By Nadia Al-Samarrie If you are unfamiliar with the code language 420, it’s a sub-culture of people who observe and

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People with Diabetes Are Not Always at Fault for High Blood Sugars: This Is Why

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 01:11:26 +0000

How Can you have a high blood sugar and not be at fault? Here are some facts to consider instead

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From The Sugar Happy Kitchen: Vegan Sun-Dried Spaghetti With 12.2 Net Carbs

Mon, 15 Apr 2024 01:11:17 +0000

By Nadia Al-Samarrie   Good nutrition is something we need every day. It is vital to eat foods that build

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Medication Keeping My Husband Out of The Bedroom

Sat, 06 Apr 2024 01:11:00 +0000

Dear Diabetes Health, I have been married for 14 years.  I am 36 and my husband is 39, and we

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Diabetes Health Type 2: It’s the Salsa Dance And Greek Salads

Thu, 04 Apr 2024 01:11:42 +0000

Christopher Castro went to his physician’s office last year for a routine physical and found out that he has Type

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From The Sugar Happy Kitchen: Loe Carb Keto Burrito Bowl 6.3 Net Carbs

Tue, 02 Apr 2024 01:11:52 +0000

This is a perfect hot meal for  the carb lover who is looking for a delicious alternative to the traditional

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How Blood Cells Reveal Your Sugar Health Through the A1C Test

Sat, 16 Mar 2024 01:11:39 +0000

The A1C test, also known as the hemoglobin A1C or glycated hemoglobin test, measures the average blood glucose levels over

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Diabetes Skin Care to Avoid Complications

Thu, 14 Mar 2024 01:11:23 +0000

While diabetes is not commonly associated with skin issues, it is a significant and potentially serious concern affecting both type

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From The Sugar Happy Kitchen- Kale Chip Guest Recipe

Tue, 12 Mar 2024 01:11:00 +0000

Are you a fan of healthy snacks and have a unique twist on making diabetes friendly foods? If so, we’d

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Is Stress Giving You High Blood Sugars?

Sun, 10 Mar 2024 01:11:57 +0000

Managing diabetes is challenging, especially when diet, exercise, and medication play vital roles. One often overlooked culprit is stress. Whether

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