• SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018
    [Blood sugar] A1c Shaming
    The A1c is the measure of your average blood sugar over the last three months. In this episode of the Chronically Motivated Project, Chris Ruden shares his thoughts on A1c shaming. Chris cautions that the A1c is not a grade and it’s not a competition. You shouldn’t feel judged by your A1c and you shouldn’t […]. Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c blame shame video
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018
    [Blood sugar] 5 Things You Can Do To Love Yourself a Little More
    Since my diagnosis four years ago, I’ve had the worst blood sugars these past few months. I don’t know if it’s additional stress of everyday life, not getting enough sleep, or simply because I am not being diligent enough in my management. But I do know that I am dreading my next endocrinologist appointment. I […]. Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c crossfit exercise insulin love low-carb diet perspective self-care
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Breaking down diabetes: Drugs for diabetes, starting with the best - metformin
    A huge assortment of 100 medications are available to treat high blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes, including two historical breakthrough drugs, insulin and metformin. The pharmaceutical industry has successfully added a few new, innovative drugs, but the most effective drugs remain the older, less expensive medications
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Mum who had diabetes since age 2 died from brain injury due to low blood sugar
    Valerie Sherlock from Westbrook, Balbriggan, Co Dublin was found unresponsive in bed on September 21 2015. The woman, described as "full of fun", was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 2. She was due to celebrate her birthday the week she died and had been in "great form", Dublin Coroner's Court heard
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
    [Blood sugar] (Type) 1 is the Loneliest Number, but It Doesn’t Have to Be
    I wanted to tell him that I still felt alone when everything got blurry around me and I couldn’t explain the overwhelming feeling of a low blood sugar attack. I was the only person with Type 1 diabetes in my elementary, middle, and high school until the year I graduated.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Exercise App to Help Control Diabetes
    Scientists say they've come up with a way to show type two diabetics just how exercise can help them maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Scientists say they've come up with a way to show type two diabetics just how exercise can help them maintain healthy blood sugar levels And the new technology is not only educational but also motivational; it's getting patients moving, too!
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Clinton man receives diabetic alert dog
    For most of his life, Michael Jones, who also has Down syndrome, was able to tell on his own when his blood sugar was dropping or rising to dangerous levels, but about a year and a half ago something strange happened A Clinton man who has struggled with diabetes most of his life got a special partner Tuesday to help him control it.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Why Emily Is Not Afraid of Diabetes
    She also talks about how the predictability of school days help her blood sugars and self-managing. Sixteen year old Emily has had type 1 diabetes since she was twelve. Emily has some wisdom that can keep us from being afraid of diabetes. While Scott often talks to parents on the Juicebox Podcast, this is a […]. Type 1 Diabetes fear podcast teens with diabetes
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Cookies Made with Love Are Better: Giving Yourself Compassion Instead of Criticism
    By Cassady Kintner Let’s pretend that you just checked your blood sugar and it’s 264 mg/dL. What is your immediate thought? To get the full effect of this post, please take a few moments and write down some of the thoughts that run through your head. I’ve done this exercise with numerous folks with diabetes […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c compassion exercise self-care self-worth
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Meet Marley the amazing Staffy dog who saved his diabetic owner's life using sixth sense
    Meet Marley the Staffy dog who saved his diabetic owner's life after he used his sixth sense to warn her about her blood sugar levels. Marley, a four-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier from Guildford , saved Vicki Moon's life by pushing her off a bed after sensing that her blood sugar levels were at an all-time low
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Low Blood Sugar Kits for Theatre and Other Activities
    Summary: For theatre tech week and performances and for other activities, we create low blood sugar kits that are easily accessible. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes activities diabetes at school juice low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low blood glucose/sugar kit parentingThis article is reprinted with permission from D-Mom Blog. Find the original article here.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Poor Blood Sugar Management, Not Diet Intervention is Tied to Disordered Eating
    They also looked into the relationship between disordered eating behaviors and blood sugar management and variability. Food Life with Diabetes News Type 1 Diabetes A1c diabetes and food eating disorders exercise high blood glucose/sugar (hyperglycemia) low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) type 1 diabetes study
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Fund launched to train Suffolk diabetes dog
    Picture: ROD HOWELL A charity have kick-started a fund to pay for a specially trained dog capable of sniffing out changes in the blood sugar level of a client with diabetes Left to right: Norma Howell, Regional Support Coordinator for MDD in the East of England, Sarah Barber and Geoff Thorpe, chairman of Ipswich and District Supporters Group for Diabetes.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Heavy bones, low body weight: New link between bone cells and blood sugar level found
    Bone cells do not just form new bone, they also influence the blood sugar level. The metabolism of bone cells determines how much sugar they use; if the bone cells consume more sugar than normal, this can lower the glucose level in the blood. Scientists have now discovered a new mechanism that controls this link.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Ketone drink could help diabetics by lowering blood sugar
    For the first time it has been shown that drinking a ketone supplement can lower blood sugar levels, presenting a potential future method to control spikes in blood sugar experienced by diabetics
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Our feelings about the Abbott Freestyle Libre System
    He has an exceptional ability to feel his blood sugars. The problem with this is he has an unhealthy confidence about his numbers and tests his blood sugars far less than I, or his Endo, would like. I’ve witnessed him bolus without checking his sugar because he “feels a little too high.” When witnessing these events I’ve tested his blood sugar myself…and he has always been right. He scans his blood sugar ALL THE TIME.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018
    [Blood sugar] What if a School District Won’t Cooperate With Diabetes Care?
    We got her a Dexcom CGM to help at school with high and low blood sugars. With that monitoring device, the school nurse could intervene when her blood glucose is crashing and also see when a ketone check is needed. So, if the child tells the teacher that her blood sugar is affecting her during a test, that student is authorized to have time to make it up. I was called at work and told that my granddaughter had vomited and had a blood glucose reading of 318.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Night shifts may raise risk of diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar New York, Feb 13 : Do you frequently work in night shifts? Beware, you are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, a precursor to cardiovascular diseases, researchers have warned.
  • SCOTT'S DIABETES  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    [Blood sugar] A Bad Case by Erin Spineto
    Do you have big dreams of bringing your blood sugar to the big screen? Most likely the dog is running off a long-acting insulin, which means, even if it stopped working exactly twelve hours after injection–which it doesn’t– the poor dog’s blood sugar would slowly begin to climb after twelve hours. An original comedy series about four friends Are you an aspiring actor with diabetes? Read on! Erin Spineto has a project that you might be interested in.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Food Is Not My Enemy Anymore
    My blood sugar levels were high more often than not and food became […]. Bernstein eating disorders low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) self-careI was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 11. Just before that, I remember slowly enjoying each meal. I’d stop eating when full. I started out having a healthy relationship to food. Diabetes challenged that. Fast forward a year from diagnosis.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Greenwich Hospital dietitian to explore link between heart.
    Nancy Ryan, a Greenwich Hospital registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, holds a blood glucose meter used for measuring blood sugar at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Conn., Nancy Ryan, a Greenwich Hospital registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, holds a blood glucose meter used for measuring blood sugar at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Conn.,
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
    [Blood sugar] 5 Tips on How to Save Time Food Shopping and Cooking
    People with diabetes have extra time-consuming tasks during the week involving managing their blood sugar levels and the supplies they use as well as lifestyle related goals like eating well and exercising regularly. So in this post we’re going to share some tips on how to save time cooking with some help from Kim Godek. […]. Food Life with Diabetes diabetes and food healthy eating lifestyle changes
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Dexcom G5 or FreeStyle Libre: Which is Better at Reducing Low Blood Sugar?
    A new study comparing the impact of the Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitor and FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System on hypoglycemia showed that the Dexcom G5 helped to reduce low blood sugars in people with type 1 diabetes who struggle with low blood sugar.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
    [Blood sugar] College And Type 101: Navigating the Dining Hall
    Is there sugar free maple syrup? While I eat dessert on occasion, I found that having cookies or other treats every night left me with high blood sugar before going to sleep. College dining halls are often buffet-style. In the come-all eat-all area, many will spend hours talking with friends, cramming for a test, or just trying to find some coffee and wake-up. This poses special challenges to a student with diabetes. How many carbs are in this lasagna? Should I eat dessert?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Why Congress Needs to Renew the Special Diabetes Program
    The SDP currently provides grants for more than 300 programs in Indian Country that already have had remarkable outcomes, including reducing average blood sugar levels, decreasing the incidence of heart disease, significantly increasing the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors, and a 54 percent decline in the rate of end-stage renal disease in Tribal Nations. The Hill published the following opinion piece from JDRF President and CEO Derek Rapp and Stacy A.
  • BETA BUDDIES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
    [Blood sugar] The Mirror
    When Joe starts to drive, he should check a blood glucose prior to driving and every hour if he is driving for more than an hour's time. He should not drive unless his blood glucose is 90mg/dL, or higher. Watching his blood sugar remotely can cause my mascara-fringed eyeballs to bulge outta their orbits when his number is tanking to the 40's, while he is at school or at a hockey practice.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Is Technology Helping or Hurting Research for a Cure?
    When everyone with T1D can “wear a device that lets them sleep at night with ZERO concern for hypoglycemia, regulates their blood sugar so long-term microvascular complications are a thing of the past, and lets them live a long and healthy life, we have to wonder what will happen to funding for different therapies.”. Furthermore, many may opt not to use it, just as many have opted for manual blood glucose monitoring and injections.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
    [Blood sugar] From Cheeseburger to Cholesterol Clog: How Heart Attacks Happen
    These particles house fatty cholesterols and circulate through the blood stream. Once the bloodstream is overwhelmed with LDL particles, they start making their way towards the blood vessels of the heart. This damage can occur in a few ways: history of smoking, high blood pressure, and uncontrolled diabetes. Diabetes itself causes long-term low-grade inflammation, particularly when the sugars are out of control.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Casting Call for Dark Comedy About T1D
    For instance, the pilot episode will dramatize this hypothetical scenario: you’re wanted for murder and being chased by the cops, but then you experience a low blood sugar. What happens when diabetes shows up at the worst possible moment? This is the premise of a comedy series written by diabetes advocate and author, Erin Spineto. A Bad Case focuses on four characters (three with T1D) who imagine themselves in impossible situations.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Incredible new wearable medical devices can help millions of people and advance medical research
    Imagine it measured blood sugar, detected heart rate irregularities and logged that data in a digital health record Imagine if the pedometer on your wrist did more than just count steps.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018
    [Blood sugar] A technology most people have never used could be the answer to.
    Fitbit, Apple, and Google are investing in continuous glucose monitors that let people track their blood sugar and see how food affects their body A technology most people have never used could be the answer to healthy eating and peak performance, and Fitbit and Apple are investing Eating well and maintaining a healthy body weight can be challenging for many people, in part because nutrition advice changes so often.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Research Shows Link Between Periodontal Disease and Stroke
    For those with diabetes, managing blood sugar levels is crucial for oral health, too. We know that seeing a dentist regularly for cleanings and early identification of any gum or tooth problems is important to avoid periodontal disease. People with diabetes tend to be at higher risk for stroke and for periodontal disease because of […]. News Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes dental health oral health periodontal disease stroke
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Dating and Relationships for People With Diabetes
    If you’re reliant on subcutaneous insulin infusion, blood sugar checks, and the general mindfulness associated with chronic illness, navigating the waters of love (and lust) can be quite the adventure, but there are certain […]. Dating and relationships can be challenging even in the best of circumstances. So what about dating when you live with diabetes?
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Health department to host diabetes testing
    In an effort to get an early diagnosis of diabetes, the Bartholomew County Health Department will be administering blood sugar tests on two separate days. The A1C blood sugar screenings is used to diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes, or gauge how well a diabetic is managing his or her condition Both tests will be provided by appointment only the mornings of Feb. 13 and Feb. 27 at the department's nursing division, located at 2675 Foxpointe Drive, Suite B.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
    [Blood sugar] College And Type 101: Telling Roommates About Diabetes
    Sometimes, they even knew when I had a low or high blood sugar before I did. It can be as simple as “Just so you don’t freak out when you see me poke myself to check my blood sugar or inject insulin, you should know I have Type 1 diabetes. I had various beeps, late night blood sugar checks, and diabetes-related moments of insomnia, and my roommates were always understanding, even acting as a support system for me in those times of need.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Footcare for Diabetics: Why proper Foot care is important for People Suffering from Diabetes
    If you have diabetes and your blood sugar levels are too high, it can damage your nerves or blood vessels. Nerve damage from diabetes can cause you to lose feeling in your feet
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Even obese breast cancer survivors may cut heart disease risk with exercise
    Exercise can help overweight and obese breast cancer survivors reverse what's known as metabolic syndrome - a cluster of conditions like high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar that raise risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes - a new study suggests.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Best Non-medical Diabetes Advice
    “Think of your blood glucose monitor as the speedometer for your car – it’s not a measure of success or failure – it’s only a piece of information you can review and use to adjust to get where you need to go.” Don’t think in terms of good/bad or success/failure when discussing blood sugar. A spoonful of peanut butter helps the blood sugar not go down.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Which of these Blood Sugar Logging Styles is Most Like You?
    Logging your blood sugars and other data help you and your healthcare provider to trouble-shoot and make treatment adjustments and decisions. Blood sugars can be impacted by so many factors–if we don’t try to pinpoint what is happening, we’ll likely struggle to manage as well as we could.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Disordered Eating with Diabetes
    My blood sugar is 115.” “Are you hungry?” my husband asked me after a particularly difficult hike in the Rocky Mountains last summer that lasted over 12 hours, where all we ate during the day was trail mix and some dried fruit. He was starving. “I’m I’m fine,” I replied. “My He looked at me quizzically, and lovingly […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018
    [Blood sugar] MMA Fighting for a Cure
    The cool thing is MMA makes me healthier, so if I don’t get my training in my blood sugars can differ, weight can change, which also affects my mental health.”. When asked if she’s ever had to sit out because of a low or high blood sugar, she told us, “Yes!! I always carry something on me to bring [my blood sugar] up in the gym, sit and watch/cheer my teammates while they still work out.”.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Emergency services crews often unprepared for diabetic crises
    But new research suggests that when it comes to severe low blood sugar episodes in people with diabetes, first responders might not be able to administer a potentially lifesaving medication called glucagon. "In In most states, basic EMTs [emergency medical technicians] cannot administer glucagon," said study senior author Dr. Robert Gabbay, chief medical officer at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018
    [Blood sugar] All about gestational diabetes to enjoy a healthy pregnancy
    Like any other form of diabetes, it means that you have high blood sugar levels that were normal before you were pregnant Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that appears only during pregnancy and can be diagnosed by your doctor.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Don’t Fear Diabetes Complications
    He states that lifestyle factors and blood sugar management are two major factors and that they […]. Men are disturbed not by things, but by the views which they take of them. Epictetus In this episode of The Chronically Motivated podcast, host Chris Ruden shares his thoughts on why we shouldn’t be fearful of diabetes complications. Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes anxiety diabetes complications fear podcast
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Does metformin help you lose weight?
    It works alongside other medication and insulin to lower blood sugar in people with the condition Metformin is a drug that doctors use to treat people with type 2 diabetes.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Study highlights difficulty for first responders to use drugs in diabetic crises
    But new research suggests that when it comes to severe low blood sugar episodes in people with diabetes, first responders might not be able to administer a potentially lifesaving medication called glucagon. "In In most states, basic EMTs [emergency medical technicians] cannot administer glucagon," said study senior author Dr. Robert Gabbay, chief medical officer at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Diabetes linked to long-term cognitive decline, new research suggests
    The study also found that worse control of blood sugar levels, whether someone is diabetic or not, could also lead to a decline in brain function later in life. The research builds on previous data linking diabetes and cognitive capacity, by establishing a strong connection between overall blood sugar control and a subsequent risk of cognitive decline
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018
    [Blood sugar] New research shows diabetes and worse blood sugar control are.
    A new study of some 5,000 older people in the UK has shown that rates of long-term cognitive decline are steeper in those who have diabetes compared with people with normal blood sugar control, and that efforts to delay the onset of diabetes and/or control blood sugar levels might prevent subsequent progression of brain function decline.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018
    [Blood sugar] New research shows diabetes and worse blood sugar control are.
    A new study of some 5,000 older people in the UK has shown that rates of long-term cognitive decline are steeper in those who have diabetes compared with people with normal blood sugar control, and that efforts to delay the onset of diabetes and/or control blood sugar levels might prevent subsequent progression of brain function decline.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Diabetes Language: What Readers Love and Hate
    My sister started joking ‘the diabetes gods demand a blood sacrifice’ when she or I would have to do a finger stick to calibrate our CGMs.”. I call my blood meter Dracula because it is always drinking my blood and my Batbelt “carries all my gear like Batman’s utility belt.”. I could work, drive, and take care of my grandchildren after my blood sugars were more stable.”. “My Sugar bag. Blood machine. Glucose Thingy, Sugar Checker, and Needles.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Diabetes Management: Tips for Treating Hypoglycemia
    Every time you eat, glucose in the body rises, and the pancreas produces insulin to absorb it to stop your blood sugar from getting too high. Diabetics, however, are prone to suffering from hypoglycemia: excessive insulin production that can lower blood sugar below healthy levels
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Is This Juice Study Potentially Misleading?
    Food News Fasting Blood Sugars healthy eating insulin juice low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) studyWhen reading information about new studies, it’s not only wise to pay close attention to the way a study was conducted but also to who funded the study or on whose behalf it has been conducted. Here’s an example of a study that might cause you to do a double-take as a person with diabetes: […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Has Being Down Under Turned My Blood Sugar Upside Down?
    No way to tell for sure if my blood sugar has gone the way of toilets down here in Australia, cycling the other way ’round, but certainly being out of my routine has made my numbers more volatile. So, like my fellow type 1s suggest, I’m going to give myself some space, stop the critical […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes acceptance traveling with diabetes
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Making Your Diabetes Patients Smile
    Gum disease can worsen when blood sugars are not under control and, in turn, gum disease can make diabetes harder to control. By Nancy Barton, RN, CDE, Fit4D Certified Diabetes Educator Diabetes takes a toll on the entire body, but it can also increase a patient’s risk of dental disease. A study in the Journal of the […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes American Diabetes Association (ADA) dental health healthcare periodontal disease
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
    [Blood sugar] A day in the life of a child living with juvenile diabetes
    Juvenile diabetes impacts families in many ways, from medical costs, to traveling for doctor visits and blood sugar testing throughout each day. Gray affiliate WBKO reporter Darby Beane got to meet Austin Craine, a fourth grader from Park City, Kentucky, who gave a first-hand look at a day in the life -- or at least a "school day in the life" -- of a child living with Type 1 diabetes
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
    [Blood sugar] The “Freedom” of Diabetes Tech
    He had recently gotten a Medtronic 670g, the hybrid closed loop insulin pump that automatically adjusts the basal insulin release in reaction to blood sugar levels, although […]. It all started out innocently enough on the first day of diabetes camp. “I I can eat anything I want,” exclaimed Joey, a 14-year-old boy with type 1 diabetes.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Paramedics called to treat Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a life-long diabetic, was treated by paramedics for low blood sugar at her home in Washington on Friday morning but was able to go to work afterward, a court spokeswoman said Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor participates in taking a new family photo with her fellow justices at the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst U.S.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
    [Blood sugar] A New and Improved Glucagon for Severe Low Blood Sugar Treatment?
    Glucagon is the hormone that together with insulin, keeps blood sugar levels tightly managed in people without diabetes. If blood sugar gets too low, glucagon, in conjunction with other hormones in the body, is secreted to raise it. People with type 1 diabetes and some with type 2 diabetes who use blood sugar lowering medications […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Vegas, New Years Eve, and Diabetes
    Standing in my velvet Vegas dress with champagne splashing me from the bottles the elderly couple in front of me had opened, blood sugar was far from my mind. I get high blood sugars, but they will correct to a normal blood sugar even if it takes a few hours. I rechecked my blood sugar as the fireworks continued to blast, and I was relieved to see a “98” cross the screen.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018
    [Blood sugar] 100 Percent Fruit Juice Doesn't Raise Blood Sugar
    Drinking fruit juice won't raise your blood sugar levels - as long as you drink 100 percent fruit juice, says a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science. The new research is consistent with earlier studies that found 100 percent fruit juice has no effect on fasting blood glucose, fasting blood insulin, or insulin resistance, and doesn't increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Blood sugar] What if Diabetes Care Providers Still Made House Calls?
    She taught children the “Benedict Test,” the process of testing for sugar in the urine using Benedict solution. As a result, she explained, these students had been living with elevated blood sugars for more than a decade, depending on the age of diagnosis. Think back to the first days and weeks after a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. Did you feel prepared to manage the disease after the cursory training you received at the hospital, or, in some cases, the physician’s office?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Blood sugar] What to Do When You Get Sick
    When you find yourself looking up at the toilet lid after a day of nothing but Gatorade and high blood sugars, what can you do to get well? Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) influenza (flu) insulin Lantus low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) real people sick sick days WebMDConsult with your physician for specific medical advice before making treatment decisions if you do get sick.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Gene causing diabetes, low blood sugar levels identified
    London, Jan 16 : Researchers have identified a new gene that is thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin -- the key hormone in diabetes -- from a family with both high and low blood sugar conditions. Besides Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, nearly 1-2 per cent of cases of the blood sugar condition is due to impairment in a gene called MAFA, that can impair production of insulin and also cause insulinomas -- insulin-producing tumours in pancreas, the study showed
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Does benefit of weight-loss surgery for patients with diabetes persist over time?
    Bottom Line: Obese adults with type 2 diabetes who underwent gastric bypass surgery continued to improve after five years at meeting a target for blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure control but that improvement seemed to lessen over time. Why The Research Is Interesting: Reducing vascular and cardiovascular risks related to type 2 diabetes requires blood sugar control along with control of blood pressure and cholesterol
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Diabetes Center offers carb counting class
    Taught by a diabetes educator, the class offers basic introduction to carbohydrate counting and provides information on healthful eating about "foods that fit" and how diet impacts blood sugar control The Morris Hospital Diabetes Education Center will host a free carbohydrate counting class from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in education rooms 2 and 3 at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St. A meal will be provided.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family
    A Queen Mary University of London study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family
    A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes. The research carried out at Queen Mary University of London, University of Exeter and Vanderbilt University, and published in the journal PNAS , could lead to the development of novel treatments for both rare and common forms of diabetes
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Blood sugar] The Link Between Depression and Severe High and Low Blood Sugars
    In a recent study, researchers stated that severe high and low blood sugar levels are “serious complications of type 1 diabetes (T1D)”, and said that the relationship between depression and extreme blood sugars hasn’t been studied much in those with type 1 diabetes. Life with Diabetes News Type 1 Diabetes depression and diabetes diabetes burnout high blood glucose/sugar (hyperglycemia) low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) severe hypoglycemia
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family
    A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Want to avoid long term chronic diseases & have a healthier lifestyle?
    Pre-diabetes means your blood sugar level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes That's why Crow Wing Energized offers community education through the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Diabetes Prevention Program to help achieve health and vitality with our communities.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Ideal Treatments for Hypoglycemia and Some Alternatives
    There is no denying that pure glucose or dextrose (the crystalline form of glucose) is by far the fastest and most accurate way to treat a low blood sugar level. Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution book states: “Glucose, the sugar of blood sugar, does not have to be digested or converted in the liver to anything […]. Food Type 1 Diabetes fast-acting glucose glucose low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
    [Blood sugar] The Surprising Reason You Feel Awful When You’re Sick
    Regular illnesses can definitely affect blood sugar and diabetes management. Being “real people sick.” ” Ugh! Is there a reason why we can feel so terrible? In this TED-Ed video “The surprising reason you feel awful when you’re sick,” Marco A. Sotomayor explains what’s actually making you feel sick. “It starts with a tickle in your throat […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Treating Coughs and Colds (Along With Your Sugar and Blood Pressure)
    Complicating matters, some medicines may interact with prescription medicines, or contain carbohydrates that can affect blood sugar levels. Controlled blood sugar levels offer more options – If your A1c and blood pressure values are at or near goal before illness onset, many over-the-counter medicines can be taken safely for a few days. Keep in mind that blood sugar levels go up naturally during illness due to the stress that being sick places on the body.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Artificial Pancreas Withstands Rigorous Exercise in Small Trial
    In 2017, there were promising advancements to develop an “artificial pancreas” or closed-loop system that monitors blood sugar and automatically delivers insulin. They found that those with the closed-loop system stayed within a healthy range of blood glucose more consistently than those without the device. Researchers also noted fewer incidence of dangerous low and high blood sugars among the teens with the device.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Both type one and type two diabetes can trigger complications leading.
    A Generic Photo of a pregnant woman having her blood sugar checked Both type one and type two diabetes can trigger complications leading to infant mortality, either in the womb or shortly after birth.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Inexpensive lifestyle programmes can "can help treat type 2 diabetes", say researchers
    Patients who take part in inexpensive lifestyle programmes are less likely to need stronger medication and are more likely to have better blood sugar levels, a new study found Weight loss programmes for type 2 diabetes may be more effective than drugs for some patients, a new study suggests.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
    [Blood sugar] New app motivates type 2 diabetes patients to be more active
    Many patients have stepped up to meet the challenge of moderating their diet, but fewer embrace the benefits of physical activity in controlling their blood sugar As the holidays draw to a close, 29 million Americans with type 2 diabetes had to navigate the minefield of treats, drinks, and dinners.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Family Health: Will my diabetes have an effect on my baby?
    A Generic Photo of a pregnant woman having her blood sugar checked. See PA Feature FAMILY Expert Diabetes
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Ask Joslin: Lumps Near Injection Sites
    Often, insulin absorption is delayed, leading to initial high blood sugars but later unexpected hypoglycemia. It’s just something to watch out for and it can definitely play havoc with your sugar control.”. I have weird lumps near my injection sites. What are they? The condition is called lipohypertrophy , which is an abnormal accumulation of fat beneath the skin. It literally means enlargement (hypertrophy) of fat cells (lipo).
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Gene therapy offers long-term treatment for mice with diabetes
    The newly resurgent field of gene therapy, which recently produced treatments for blood cancers and blindness, has taken a step toward fighting a scourge that is on the rise worldwide: diabetes. In research reported last week in the journal Cell Stem Cell, scientists showed that a single infusion of a virus containing two handpicked genes restored normal blood sugar levels in mice with Type 1 diabetes
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Fitbit could be looking to get into the blood sugar tracking game
    The wearables company has just invested for the first time in a start-up, dedicating more than $6 million into a company called Sano, which is creating a small patch to track blood sugar levels for diabetics Six months after defeating rival Jawbone, Fitbit is looking to get in the ring with another competitor.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Preparing for Pregnancy When You Have Diabetes
    Controlling your blood sugar level and making healthy lifestyle choices before pregnancy can help you give your baby the healthiest start To put your mind at ease, start preparing.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Diabetics may often fare poorly in hospice care
    A new study has found that, among people getting hospice care in a nursing home, diabetes care may lead to higher rates of dangerous low blood sugar episodes, known as hypoglycemia Decisions about diabetes care can become harder as people age, and that may be especially true for those needing hospice care.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Goodbye, needles? Patch might be the future for blood-sugar tracking
    Developers of a new patch hope to eliminate a big barrier in type 2 diabetes treatment -- painful finger-sticks and injections. Developers of a new patch hope to eliminate a big barrier in type 2 diabetes treatment -- painful finger-sticks and injections
  • D-MOM  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
    [Blood sugar] People Say the Darndest Things…to People with Diabetes
    I had to chuckle as I explained that she has diabetes and that she was telling me her blood sugar as reported by her CGM. “ People Say the Darndest Things…to People with Diabetes ” originally appeared on Insulet’s Omnipod Suite D blog, now called Podder Talk. In full disclosure, Insulet compensated me for the content when I created it for them, but I am not being compensated for sharing it today.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018
    [Blood sugar] Diabetes Book Reading Challenge | January 2018
    Sugar Linings: Finding the Bright Side of Type 1 Diabetes. Now, with the launch of her new book, Sugar Linings: Finding the Bright Side of Type 1 Diabetes, she hopes to send a new message: one of hope and positivity for diabetics and non-diabetics alike. Summary: I’m challenging myself to read 6 diabetes books this year. Here is a list of books I recommend, books I’m reading next, and even a couple for d-kids.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017
    [Blood sugar] The Magic of Diabetes
    Wide-eyed, I watched as a little dot of blood pooled on his fingertip. My blood sugar at the clinic had been over 850. There was that magical blue box. Out of it came needles, a strange machine that caused bleeding to occur, and a little device that displayed numbers. I would sit across from my grandfather as he meticulously took out each piece from the blue box and laid it on a paper towel in front of him.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017
    [Blood sugar] Holiday Tunes with a T1D Spin
    While visions of sugarplums sent his blood glucose in the red, And me in my pjs, with no coffee in sight. C’mon, blood sugar! We asked our readers to give their favorite holiday tunes a T1D spin. Here are some lyrics for all to enjoy: The Night Before Christmas with Type 1 Diabetes.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017
    [Blood sugar] PSA from your gut microbes: Enjoy the holidays, but don't forget your fiber
    It's not just calories that matter in a healthy diet -- it's fiber, which can influence weight gain, blood sugar, insulin sensitivity, and colon health. Anyone watching their waistline this holiday season may want to pay attention to what their gut bacteria are eating. Research with mice help shed light on how and why fiber has such a powerful effect on the entire body
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017
    [Blood sugar] Two Lives Saved: Guest Post by Dallas D.
    Mom asked them to test my blood, but the pediatric nurse stated sternly, “We do not test kids unnecessarily.”. A male nurse shouted frantically, “He is diabetic and we need to get his blood sugar down now as it is 604!” Every two hours someone would come in and stab my finger to check my blood sugar, and change the IV bags. I had to test my blood frequently to check my levels of glucose in my blood. My sugars seemed okay.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Blood sugar] If you think you've tried everything to lose weight, maybe it's time for this combo
    Up first is the keto diet , a low-carb, high-fat diet approach that touts weight loss, increased energy, and better blood sugar numbers among its many benefits We know diet trends come and go, but there are two new weight-loss wonders that seem to have some staying power.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Blood sugar] Insulin Nation’s Naughty or Nice List 2017
    Noah walks approximately 12 miles per day, depending on the weather and his blood sugar levels. Naughty. Instagram Users Who Fat-shamed Jay Cutler. When reality star Kristen Cavallari posted a photo of her and hubby Jay Cutler, who has Type 1 diabetes, enjoying a boat ride in Mexico, users pounced on the not-so-flattering photo of the NFL player in his bathing suit. WTF did he eat himself,” one user posted. Another asked, “Who’s the lesbian on the left?”
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017
    [Blood sugar] U. of Va. awarded grant for diabetes-fighting artificial pancreas
    An artificial pancreas that uses technology to reduce blood-sugar variation in people with diabetes is one of the inventions awarded grant money from the Virginia Research Investment Fund
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017
    [Blood sugar] Mom's High Blood Sugar Raises Baby's Risk of Heart Defect
    If an expectant mom's blood sugar is high early in pregnancy, her baby faces a higher risk of a congenital heart defect, even if they don't have diabetes, say researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine. Doctors have long known that women with diabetes face an increased risk of giving birth to babies with heart defects
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
    [Blood sugar] Diabetes hospitalizations are falling in Minnesota
    They traced the decline between 2006 and 2014 to fewer hospital admissions for diabetes-related health problems other than extremely high or low blood sugar levels Minnesota Health Department researchers say efforts to better coordinate care for diabetes likely fueled a sharp 22 percent drop in hospitalizations for the condition.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
    [Blood sugar] Higher blood sugar in early pregnancy raises baby's heart-defect risk
    Higher blood sugar early in pregnancy raises the baby's risk of a congenital heart defect, even among mothers who do not have diabetes, according to a study
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
    [Blood sugar] Dear Media: The Way You Talk About Diabetes is Problematic
    People with Type 2 Diabetes are insulin-resistant and over time cannot produce sufficient insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Without insulin to convert sugar into energy, his system would be ravaged by ketones, leading to a critically dangerous condition called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). My son Peter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2013, just a few days short of his third birthday. Our family was caught completely by surprise.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017
    [Blood sugar] Diabetes Burnout, It Feels Like…
    alarm that could be the difference between waking with a blood sugar level of 5 or 10 mmol/L. It feels like not setting your 1:00 a.m. It feels like choosing to shell out money on ham and cheese croissants, tuna sushi, Kit Kat Chunky bars, and Jesters chips instead of bringing your lunch from home. […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetes burnout freestyle insulin insulin pumps libre
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
    [Blood sugar] Diabetic Ketoacidosis – its Causes and its Treatments
    With this breakdown, ketones are formed in the bloodstream, and this causes a decrease in the blood’s pH levels. Early treatment can often prevent a hospital admission, but blood glucose needs to be checked regularly, especially when you are experiencing an illness or extra stress. If blood glucose levels are greater than 250-300 mg/dL, a ketone strip needs to be dipped in the urine to check for ketone levels.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017
    [Blood sugar] Diabetes drug that combats weight loss approved by FDA
    regulators last week approved a new diabetes drug that reduces blood sugar levels and also helps people lose significant weight. Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk said the Food and Drug Administration approved its once-a-week shot for people with Type 2 diabetes
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