• SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Dealing With Emotions: How Diabetes Can Affect Your Mood
    Getting a diagnosis of diabetes adds an emotional weight onto your shoulders which can be challenging to carry day in and day out. Life with Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c blood glucose/sugar level diabetes burnout diabetes emotions emotional baggage emotional health exercise low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) mental health type 2 diabetes diagnosis
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Letter: Utah's delegation is right to support the Special Diabetes Program
    This year marked the 20th anniversary of my son's Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. We quickly learned how to test blood sugar, count carbohydrates, inject insulin and other lifesaving tips that would become our new normal
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Can Coffee or Tea Extend Survival With Diabetes?
    A diagnosis of diabetes comes with a long list of "don'ts." But new research suggests that coffee and tea probably shouldn't be off-limits because each may help prevent an early death
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Why Do I Keep Fighting for Diabetes Awareness?
    This is the question I asked myself as I looked at the many attendees at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meeting who stopped in to the presentation of the incredibly knowledgeable Susan Weiner and myself at our missed diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) diabetes advocacy diagnosis Medtronic misdiagnosis motivation
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Cognitive behavioral therapy not the solution to long-term weight loss in people with diabetes
    According to the International Diabetes Federation , 80% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese at the time of diagnosis Cognitive behavioural group therapy is no better than standard care at preventing weight regain after dieting in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Trying to Stay on the Ice with Type 1 Diabetes
    With the diagnosis, I finally understood why I could barely skate down the ice without getting tired and why I was always so thirsty. At 11 years old, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in the middle of hockey tryouts. After starting insulin therapy, I was happy to get back on the ice. I had to learn how exercise affects my blood sugar and how to time my meals and snacks perfectly.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Type 1 Diabetes Can Wear You Down
    Within a year of my diagnosis, my mother joined the Alaska chapter of the American Diabetes Association and was on the Board of Directors for the next six years. By Aaron D. Johnson. Editor’s note: We strive to provide a complete picture of life with Type 1 diabetes. While we love sharing inspirational stories, we want to make sure to acknowledge the difficulties of managing a chronic condition over decades. Aaron D. Johnson sent us this honest account, and we thank him for it.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
    [Diagnosis] 15 Things We Learned from the 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report
    The rates of diabetes diagnosis in minority groups are higher than in non-Hispanic whites between the years of 2011 and 2014. The highest rates of diabetes diagnosis in 2013 were in the Appalachian regions, Mississippi, Alabama, and Puerto Rico. The lowest rates of diagnosis are in Colorado, Alaska, and Vermont. An estimated 10 percent of the United States population has diabetes, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control. Of the 30.3
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Approaching Mental Well-Being in Diabetes
    After a week of exhaustion and severe thirst that led to DKA and a type 1 diagnosis, […]. A few short days after I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I was visited by the hospital social worker. She introduced herself before asking me if I needed to talk about anything. Quite honestly, nothing was wrong. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetes burnout exercise low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) mental health stigma support
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Medalist Study Shows How Important Blood Glucose Control is in Older Type 1 Adults
    By focusing the analysis on date of diagnosis, this study found blood glucose control had little effect on the rates of microvascular complications, with the exception of PDR in the most recently diagnosed group. Hillary Keenan, Ph.D. is Director, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core, and Assistant Investigator in the Section on Vascular Cell Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Review: Liberated Speciality Foods Paleo Pizza Crust
    Elizabeth's Diagnosis Story Food Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes carbohydrates gluten-free insulin low-carb dietWhen I was first diagnosed almost four years ago, I was told “you can still eat whatever you want, you just need to dose for it.” ” My guess is that they hadn’t taken pizza into consideration! Pizza is one of the most challenging foods for people with diabetes. Not only is it full of dense […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Help a Mom of a Child with Type 1 After Harvey
    She founded the company shortly after her son’s Type 1 diagnosis. sponsor. Tropical Storm Harvey is a vast humanitarian crisis made up of thousands of individual crises. We know there must be hundreds, if not thousands, of people with diabetes in the Houston area who are now struggling with their self-care amidst the chaos of the flooding. As the flood waters begin to slowly recede, we are now able to hear some of the individual stories of that disruption.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017
    [Diagnosis] How to Become a Certified Diabetes Educator
    After receiving the diagnosis of diabetes, many patients, myself included, feel a strong desire to somehow integrate their illness with their professional career path. Because let’s face it, if you’re going to live with a disease day in and day out, you might as well find a way to make some money off of it, […]. Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes career certified diabetes educator (CDE) exercise
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017
    [Diagnosis] From University Procrastination to a Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Australia Diabetes Australia diabetes diagnosis family of person with diabetes insulin National Diabetes Awareness Week symptomsMonday, May 3, 2010 It was the first week of May 2010. A warm May, from memory. My head was buried in uni assignments and a part time job, with my 18th birthday looming just a few weeks away. In an attempt to make some kind of headway with those assignments, I decided to skip […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Diagnosis] I Have Type 1 and Have Struggled with Suicidal Thoughts
    My parents couldn’t really manage both a baby and a newly diagnosed diabetic, so about a year post-diagnosis I was more or less left to fend for myself. Recently, we wrote about a study that documented high rates of suicide and drug use among organ donors with Type 1 diabetes. We asked for others to share their experiences with these issues.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Low Blood Sugar at Three in the Morning
    For the first year after my diabetes diagnosis, my mom and I set an alarm at night to go off at 3 in the morning. This was so I could wake up and check my blood sugar and to ensure I would make it safely through the night. This is no small thing, and though […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Affordable Care Act (ACA) anxiety continuous glucose monitor (CGM) dead in bed fear low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) nighttime hypoglycemia
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017
    [Diagnosis] A (Belated) Tribute to David Mendosa
    David passed away following a diagnosis of angiosarcoma in the liver -- which is evidently a type of cancer. I still have some trouble coming to grips with the fact that on May 8, 2017, the Diabetes Community (D-OC) lost one of the Diabetes Online Community's true pioneers and I'd say founders: David Mendosa ( [link] -- for the time being, anyway).
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Diagnosis] The Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
    Unfortunately, a missed diagnosis can be fatal, so it’s important to seek medical help if Type 1 diabetes is suspected. It’s much better to test for Type 1 diabetes and receive a negative diagnosis than not test and miss a diagnosis. Untreated Type 1 diabetes can lead to a potentially life-threatening condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis, as well as lifelong complications, so it is important to get a proper diagnosis as soon as possible.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Is a Diabetes Diagnosis Enough to Create a Community?
    Remember a couple of Novembers ago when JDRF had that thingy that let you turn your Facebook and Instagram avatar blue? That was fun. Mostly I loved it because it made it easier to find other people affected by diabetes. I mean all you had to do was look for the blue and add friend or follow! I must have added a thousand new friends. Proud I was; my diabetes community was growing and it was like gaining a family.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017
    [Diagnosis] The Best and Worst Diabetes Food Advice I’ve Seen
    By Adam Brown The lame food advice at my diagnosis, why it didn’t work, and my #1 Bright Spot solution I’ll never forget the diabetes food advice I received from my doctor at diagnosis: “You can eat whatever you want, as long as […]. This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Singer RaeLynn Shares Her Life on the Road with Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes advocacy celebrities with diabetes Children With Diabetes (CWD) diabetic alert dog (DAD) diagnosis story Friends For Life (FFL) insulin interview Novo Nordisk teens with diabetes The VoiceIf you are a fan of The Voice, you might recognize the name RaeLynn. She is a country singer who, during the second season of the show, placed third. She also lives with type 1 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017
    [Diagnosis] 5 Questions About Type 1 Diabetes and Mental Health Answered
    Some people are so angry about their diagnosis that they have a hard time managing a self-care regimen. That being said, there are five stages that newly diagnosed people with diabetes may go through after their diagnosis. When somebody doesn’t want to acknowledge their diagnosis. We want to help people with diabetes to accept their diagnosis and make lifestyle choices that keep them healthy and happy. Beverly Adler (aka “Dr.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017
    [Diagnosis] The Soccer Star with Type 1 Diabetes
    Morris received his initial Type 1 diagnosis at age nine. The Major League Soccer (MLS) champion Seattle Sounders have a bright future as a franchise, with plenty of young, budding superstars on the team. This includes forward Jordan Morris, who has Type 1 diabetes. Morris, a Seattle-area native, has already cemented himself as one of the top forwards in the MLS, and many analysts believe we have yet to see the best of his abilities.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Diabetes Cured – What I’d Do First
    I don’t know how long it took me to realize after my diagnosis of type 1 diabetes that what people were telling me about the cure being found in five years was total tripe! But I did! Not only that but I actually gave up all hope of it. Not in a bad way, I […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes beta cells cure for diabetes diabetes events diabetes thoughts hope insulin
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Max Domi – An NHL Hockey Player with Type 1
    Domi’s mother took him to the doctor’s office the very next day, and a diagnosis was made. Competing in the National Hockey League presents a long list of daily challenges, including how to capitalize on scoring chances, avoid the big hits, and maintain the physique needed to compete day in and day out. Along with this, Max Domi of the Arizona Coyotes must balance his glucose levels both on and off the ice. sponsor. Domi was first diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 12 years old. “I
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Wealth Matters: Private Equity-Like Fund Aims to Speed Up Diabetes Research
    Dave Johnson says his immediate reaction to his daughter's diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at age 4 was typical of any father's. "It It was my baby girl, and my response was I'm going to fix it or pay someone to fix it," said Mr. Johnson, president and chief executive of the hotel management company Aimbridge Hospitality
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017
    [Diagnosis] The Friends for Life Experience
    My first Children with Diabetes (CWD) conference was a regional weekend-long event in Anaheim, California in 2014, shortly after my type 1 diabetes diagnosis. It did not take long for me to realize that for myself, and many others, this was the missing piece of the puzzle; to live and thrive with diabetes, we must […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes caregivers Children With Diabetes (CWD) community diabetes community diabetes events disney Friends For Life (FFL) gluten-free
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017
    [Diagnosis] The Australian Pro Basketball Player with Type 1 Diabetes
    McSpadden might never have pursued a career in pro sports if her parents hadn’t believed that children with Type 1 diabetes could stay active after diagnosis. Luckily for McSpadden, her parents encouraged her to continue to play sports after diagnosis, according to a JDRF Australia profile.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017
    [Diagnosis] What is diabetes and who is at risk of developing it?
    With early diagnosis and sticking to prescribed medicine, people with diabetes can lead healthy lives Diabetes is on the rise in South Africa, and is the second leading cause of death according to a recent report by Statistics South Africa.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Family Behavior May Lead to Diabetes-Related Eating Disorders
    While research on this issue is scarce, Smart suggested that such eating restrictions early on after a diagnosis may make it more likely that teens choose to skip meals or skip boluses during school. One researcher suggests that a good strategy to treat diabetes-related eating disorders may be to support families of children with Type 1 to prevent such disorders in the first place.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Family Behavior Can Lead to Diabetes-Related Eating Disorders
    While research on this issue is scarce, Smart suggested that such eating restrictions early on after a diagnosis may make it more likely that teens choose to skip meals or skip boluses during school. One researcher suggests that a good strategy to treat diabetes-related eating disorders may be to support families of children with Type 1 to prevent such disorders in the first place.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017
    [Diagnosis] EKF Diagnostics issues new educational guide to 'Diabetes and HbA1c testing'
    This new educational guide draws on EKF's expertise in the diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes and associated conditions EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, has published a guide to 'Diabetes and HbA1c testing' which can be found at EKF's new Diabetes Portal.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Handing Off Diabetes Care to a Teen Should be a Gradual Process
    The handover starts from diagnosis, as the child needs to be involved in their care from the beginning. In 2016, we reported on the death of Blake Cook , a 15-year-old teenager with Type 1 diabetes. Blake had been given control of his Type 1 diabetes management and had apparently stopped caring for his glucose levels when he was sick.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017
    [Diagnosis] 3 Little Diabetes Things: Celiac, Gluten, Cauliflower Pizza
    It also discusses the risk of going gluten-free without a celiac diagnosis because you have to be eating gluten and symptomatic for particular tests to come back positive. Summary: Could a virus trigger the onset of celiac disease? Who should follow a gluten-free diet? Have you tried cauliflower pizza crust? These are the three things I’m talking about this week.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017
    [Diagnosis] When the Caregiver of a Child with Type 1 is Ill
    About six months after my daughter’s diagnosis, I developed chronic migraines. Take, for instance, Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir, My Beloved World , which recounts her life following a childhood diabetes diagnosis. When I tell people that my seven-year-old daughter has diabetes, they often respond by expressing sympathy that such a young child has to receive shots and prick her fingers on a daily basis. “I I can’t imagine! All those needles! The poor thing.”
  • BETA BUDDIES  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Confidence in the Desired Outcome
    This is where I think an early diagnosis maybe has helped us; helped Joe. The title.I think that means "hope". Where has the time gone? He is starting high school in the fall. He's been living with, living well with t1d for like 11 years now. I've been typing away on this blog on and off over the course of 7 years.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Orange is the New Black’s Diabetes Portrayal is Almost Criminal
    Also, some poor woman with Type 1 diabetes is given a terminal diagnosis in the time-traveling show, Outlander , but her tragic diagnosis proves to a nun that the main character, Claire, knows her medical stuff, so yay. The playwright Anton Chekhov once gave this advice in storytelling: “One must never place a loaded rifle on the stage if it isn’t going to go off. It’s wrong to make promises you don’t mean to keep.”
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
    [Diagnosis] {Kids First Diabetes Second} My Philosophy on Food
    At the first few parties after her diagnosis, she was still receiving injections. Summary: Food is such a big part of family life, holidays, and celebrations. But the food we feed our d-kids and the timing of that food can affect blood sugars and diabetes management. It’s important for d-kids to have a good relationship with food. This excerpt from the “Let Them Eat Cake” chapter of my book Kids First, Diabetes Second is about my philosophy on food. My Philosophy on Food.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Raising a Teen with Type 1 Diabetes
    Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis story insulin insulin pumps parenting teens with diabetes teenagers with diabetesBy Christie Meyers Who knew that day at the pediatrician, we would be admitted to the hospital a few hours later. My little boy, 5 years old, bravely getting insulin injections and checking blood sugars fearlessly. He said to his endo, “Okay I eat, my mom gives me a shot and I check my blood […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
    [Diagnosis] How 5 People With Diabetes are Rocking Their A1c While Eating 5 Different Ways
    Enter diabetes diagnosis, and the dreaded “report card” we all know too well. When I threw my graduation cap up in the air at my college graduation ceremony, I thought I was forever done with testing and grades! I was looking forward to getting a job and getting a yearly review at best. The A1c […]. Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c diabetes and food diabetes diet exercise gluten-free insulin ketogenic low carb diet
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Study: A1c in African-Americans May Not Be Entirely Accurate
    News Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c American Diabetes Association diabetes diagnosis low blood sugarAccording to a new study, A1c blood tests in black persons may overrepresent their mean glucose which may lead to a diabetes misdiagnosis. Any existing racial differences in the glycation of hemoglobin are an issue due to how diabetes may be diagnosed in part by the result of an A1c test. If black persons get an […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Why Does Weightlifting Make My Glucose Levels Skyrocket?
    Since my diagnosis, I stepped up my game of self-care, especially when it came to my diet. But soon after my diagnosis, I found that Type 1 diabetes caused a conundrum to this routine – I was seeing glucose levels of 7 mmol/L (126 mg/dL) to 8 mmol/L (145 mg/dL) pre-workout and 12 mmol/L ((216 mg/dL) to 14 mmol/L (250 mg/dL) post-workout. Opinion.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Diabetes-Related Distress Leads to Higher A1C Scores
    Read more: Measuring Parental Distress of a Type 1 Diagnosis. Sometimes, studies must prove what people with Type 1 diabetes often already know from experience. That was the case of a recent study which revealed a connection between elevated A1C scores and diabetes-related distress in people with Type 1 diabetes. sponsor.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017
    [Diagnosis] When Your Second Child is Diagnosed with Diabetes
    General Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetes diagnosis parenting children with diabetes“Dad, I’m peeing a lot.” ” Thus started a series of events that would end up with my youngest of three becoming our second child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). You can find many statistics about having two kids with T1D and if you get more than 3 sources that agree on a particular stat, […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017
    [Diagnosis] One Year Anniversary of My Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c beta cells diabetes burnout diabetes diagnosis diabetes journey diaversary family of person with diabetes google insulin low blood sugar pregnancy with type 1 diabetesBy Camilla Roelants When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last year, it was the end of my world as I knew it. I had just turned 30, I was 10 weeks pregnant with my 4th child, and there was absolutely no history of diabetes in my family. I’m ashamed to say that until […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Knowing the Signs of Type 1 Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetes diagnosis diabetic ketoacidosis google insulin parenting children with diabetes symptoms WebMDBy Rachelle Stocum Parents of children with diabetes will hear this question asked a million times. And each time you tell your story the story gets shorter and shorter. You begin to leave out details. Details that may one day save another child’s life. I wrote this for a couple of reasons. The first reason […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Studying People with Type 1 Before They’re Born
    Aside from this increase in the rate of diagnosis, there are three other pieces of evidence that suggest both genetics and environment trigger Type 1 diabetes. Image: ENDIA research nurse Meredith Krieg and participant Cadence Haynes. Editor’s note: Scientists have long been trying to determine what environmental factors could increase the risk of developing Type 1 diabetes; they also have been studying how early Type 1 diabetes can be detected.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Missing Type 1 Diabetes in Children Ends Lives
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes doctors TED for diabetes type 1 diagnosisI know Betsy Ray, not well, but our paths have crossed at conferences. Lucky girl, she got to give this moving TEDx talk about diabetes. Its beginning caught even me unaware and makes a point, quite dramatically, that we need to teach providers to recognize type 1 diabetes in children. Betsy goes on to give […].
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017
    [Diagnosis] How Nicole Petit lives with diabetes. Part one: The diagnosis
    Over the next few weeks, Nicole Petit is going to share her story of living with diabetes, beginning with when she was first diagnosed at the age of nine. This is her first installment
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Help Needed for Woman with Rare Type 1 Complication
    2) It takes a certain personality to be able to effectively confront a later-in-life T1D diagnosis. The year prior to my Charcot diagnosis I was diagnosed with several other T1D complications, including retinopathy, gastroparesis, autonomic and peripheral neuropathy, and something called Dupuytren’s contracture, which causes the hands to eventually contract in on themselves like T-Rex claws. With each diagnosis, which all fell within a month of each other, I fell into despair.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Bolus and Barbells: A Fitness Event for People With Type 1 Diabetes
    I was less than a year into my diagnosis, I was depressed, angry and clueless about all things diabetes. Rodney Miller was one of my very first friends in the diabetic online community. Rodney gave me advice, reassurement and encouragement that diabetes wasn’t going to deter me from anything in life. He has given me […]. Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetes events exercise weight training
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017
    [Diagnosis] The AHCA Threatens People with Type 1 Diabetes
    This is a small quantum of solace for me in the challenging times after his Type 1 diagnosis. Opinion. Whether you have a child with Type 1 diabetes or you have it yourself, you quickly realize that this is a very expensive condition. If you are fortunate enough to have good health insurance, the costs may be doable; if your insurance is minimal or you don’t have any health insurance, then your costs can be catastrophically high. sponsor.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
    [Diagnosis] 3 Little Diabetes Things: Best Diabetes Blogs, CGM on the Miss USA Stage, Free SpiBelt for Recently Diagnosed Kids with T1D
    From SpiBelt: Receiving a Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis can be a scary and confusing time for a family. To help with families that recently received a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis for their child; we have brought together two amazing women from the SPIbelt community to share their stories and some advice for the newly diagnosed.
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
    [Diagnosis] It's not about her.
    He didn’t deserve this diagnosis. She’s looking into her child’s eyes, scared, but she smiles wide. Her love for her child must be stronger than her fear. Her world is falling down around her but all that matters is she stay strong for him. Why him? She will take as much of the hurt and burden away as long as she can. She will work hard. She will take care of him every minute of every day. She will cry in the shower. She will cry after her husband sleeps.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Diabetes diagnosis invites dramatic life changes
    Rich Muolo had his family in mind during the Body Challenge. Here, he's pictured with wife, Stacee, and daughters Maya, Natalia and Giada
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Miss USA Contestant Bares her Dexcom CGM
    Ferguson received a surprise diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes in 2015 when she went to the hospital for a different health issue; afterwards, she realized she had been suffering from symptoms for years, but didn’t know enough about the condition to seek treatment, according to a report in Glamour. “It’s As far as we know, Ferguson is the first Miss USA contestant to be open about a diabetes diagnosis, but she joins a small group of Miss America contestants with Type 1 diabetes.
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
    [Diagnosis] The Unexpected
    After a Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis. It is quite unexpected that after a Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis, patients and caregivers find they have to make multiple life or death decisions every single day. Every diagnosis was unexpected. I was told with every diagnosis a cure would be found in 5 years. It is unexpected to find that blood sugars numbers are rarely in the place Doctors tell you they should be.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017
    [Diagnosis] A Boy’s Diabetes Diagnosis on Christmas Eve
    Type 1 Diabetes diabetes diagnosisSix-year-old Andrew was diagnosed on Christmas Eve, his twin sister Zoey has the genetic markers for type 1 diabetes as well. This is a great conversation with their mom, Kari.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Would I Have Changed My Actions if I Could Have Magically Avoided Type 1?
    After a Type 1 diagnosis, did you ever look back and say, “What if?” Having now traveled halfway around the world and been through a life-changing diagnosis together, this immediately strikes me as odd. I would never trade in this trip for anything, even with my diagnosis.”. While we still don’t understand what triggers Type 1 diabetes, the process of accelerated beta cell destruction often seems to come after a cold or infection.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Would You Avoid Type 1 Diabetes if You Could?
    After a Type 1 diagnosis, did you ever look back and say, “What if?” Having now traveled halfway around the world and been through a life-changing diagnosis together, this immediately strikes me as odd. I would never trade in this trip for anything, even with my diagnosis.”. While we still don’t understand what triggers Type 1 diabetes, the process of beta cell destruction often seems to come after a cold or infection.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Dealing with and reversing a pre-diabetes diagnosis
    Diabetes is a health care nightmare in the United States. Eighty-six million Americans have pre-diabetes, and only 10 percent of them are aware of their condition
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017
    [Diagnosis] 'Smart contact lens sensor' for diabetic and glaucoma diagnosis
    A research team has proposed the possibility of in situ human health monitoring simply by wearing a contact lens with built-in wireless smart sensors
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Mongrel mobster 'Fats' gains control of his health after shocking diabetes diagnosis
    Former Mongrel Mob member Anaru 'Fats' Moke is a living, breathing example of how, with enough effort, you can turn you life around - in more ways than one. A year ago, the now 44-year-old former mobster from Lower Hutt was at a crossroads with his type-2 diabetes, which had become so bad he was at risk of going blind and losing his legs
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
    [Diagnosis] DKA in Jail – Three Stories
    If the rate of Type 1 diabetes diagnosis is the same for the incarcerated population as it is for the general population, then by a back-of-the-envelope estimate there could be 92,000 people with Type 1 diabetes who are incarcerated in the U.S. Recently, we reposted the story of Demarcus Alexander, who was denied insulin while in custody in a case of mistaken identity.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
    [Diagnosis] 3 Little Diabetes Things: Trust the Patient, US Soccer Jordan Morris, Before It’s Too Late PSA
    “Through a collaboration between Tyler Type One and Grace & Salt , this PSA aims to save lives through awareness of Type 1 Diabetes and the WARNING SIGNS leading up to diagnosis. I sometimes have a “little” something to say about diabetes… Trust the Patient. As a parent of a child with a chronic medical condition, I identified with so much of this. Trust the patient (or parent) because they are expert in what is needed and it’s not always by the book.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
    [Diagnosis] No Longer Hiding Her Type 1 Diabetes
    In fact, she nearly died with her initial diagnosis. sponsor. A college student with Type 1 diabetes decided to use a final project to come out about her condition. In a documentary uploaded to YouTube, Raeanna Harward describes how she wouldn’t tell even her closest friends that she had Type 1. Instead, she would hide it by taking insulin before guests arrived for dinner and check her blood sugar levels in the bathroom. “I
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Fewer exams and better eye health? Aye-aye, finds type 1 diabetes study
    Adjusting the frequency of eye screenings for people with type 1 diabetes based on their risk of severe eye problems would result in fewer eye exams at lower cost and quicker diagnosis and treatment of advanced retinopathy, which can otherwise lead to vision loss.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Wearable sweat sensor could help diagnose disease
    An ultra-sensitive, wearable sweat sensor may improve diagnosis and treatment of cystic fibrosis, diabetes and other conditions, researchers have said PIC: Researchers have designed a wearable device that contains flexible sensors and microprocessors that stick to the skin and stimulate sweat glands.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Huntsville man takes charge of his health after diabetes diagnosis
    Woolsey Finnell is about the coolest guy I've run into in a long time. He is a mainstay at Bob Wallace Appliance
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Our Son’s Highs and Lows Were Treated as Behavioral Problems
    Between her experience with diabetes and his teacher’s desire to learn how to care for a student with Type 1, the return to school after diagnosis went as smoothly as one could hope. Our son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of four after the nurse at his preschool recognized his symptoms and advised to have him tested.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017
    [Diagnosis] The Type 1 Diabetes News Consumer’s Handbook
    People with Type 1 diabetes could be forgiven for giving a collective eyeroll at this sudden realization; members of the diabetes community have been sifting through medical misinformation ever since their first Google search after a Type 1 diagnosis. In 2016, people in the United States collectively admitted that they were drowning in misinformation, whether it be from meddling foreign governments, clickbait entrepreneurs, or news stations with ideological slants. sponsor.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Should My Child with Type 1 Take a Standardized Test?
    It had only been a year since my son’s diagnosis, and he was still honeymooning when we began to consider whether he should take the exam. Karen Iovino contacted us about school standardized tests and children with Type 1 diabetes. She wanted to learn what other parents of children with Type 1 did when it came to such tests.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Ascending Yosemite’s Half Dome While Balancing My Glucose Levels
    I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of five, and I’ve had few complications in the 51 years after my diagnosis. I’ve enjoyed an active life as a mom, a business executive, a volunteer, and an avid hiker. In Spring of 2016, I’d been invited to hike the infamous Half Dome Cables of Yosemite, a 16-mile high-elevation hike that involves a series of cable climbs to reach the summit. sponsor.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
    [Diagnosis] 3 Little Diabetes Things: Adventure, DKA, Hospital Gowns
    No one should ever die because of a missed diagnosis. I still have the fish pajamas that Q wore in the hospital at diagnosis…I just can’t seem to part with them. Summary: This “3 little diabetes things” post includes a book about finding adventure, a DKA awareness campaign, and really cool custom made hospital gowns for teens. I sometimes have a “little” something to say about diabetes… Adventure On.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Many Children in DKA Experience Acute Kidney Injury
    Stopping short of asking doctors to screen for the condition, the researchers did call for improved diagnosis and management of the condition for children with Type 1 diabetes. Kidney disease is often viewed as a potential long-term complication for Type 1 diabetes. A new study suggests, however, that even a single bout of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) may injure the kidneys of children. sponsor.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
    [Diagnosis] “It is not your place to criticize…”
    I can testify after two years of my Type 1 diagnosis that I have successfully lowered my A1C level from 11.2 Insulin Nation readers write many thoughtful responses to our stories. Below we share three letters we’ve received in the last few months. People either loved or hated our article “ Five Things People with Type 1 Should Stop Doing Already.” In the article, I suggested people with Type 1 should stop saying that they won’t let diabetes stop them.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Trying to Make it to the Show with Type 1 Diabetes
    Mark’s diagnosis came right after that. Savannah has been with Mark since his diagnosis and has helped him with it from the beginning; she is the one tasked with making Mark test in the middle of the night if she suspects a low. This spring training, pitcher Mark Blackmar does not have the same luxury of having a bad outing as Washington Nationals’ star pitchers Max Scherzer or Stephen Strasburg.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017
    [Diagnosis] High costsThe heavy toll of diabetesPrescriptions are expensive and.
    A diabetes diagnosis can hit the hip pocket hard, forcing people to find on average an extra $4025 annually for people with type 2 diabetes without complications, rising to $9645 in people with both micro and macro-vascular complications While cutting corners on care might seem a solution to immediate cash-flow problems, experts warn the long-term health impact is not worth it.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
    [Diagnosis] ADA recommends metformin as the preferred drug treatment for type 2 diabetes
    Metformin monotherapy should be initiated at the time of diagnosis for most patients unless there are contraindications The American Diabetes Association recommends metformin as the first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
    [Diagnosis] “They Wouldn’t Refill My Daughter’s Insulin Prescription.”
    Some time after my daughter’s diagnosis, the doctor stopped prescribing insulin refills. After I lodged the complaint, the practice responded, saying the doctor didn’t prescribe the insulin because the hospital discharge letter with my daughter’s diagnosis had disappeared from their electronic records. sponsor. Recently, we featured the story of an Australian woman with Type 1 diabetes who was denied a refill of insulin by a doctor.
  • THE DIABETIC'S CORNER BOOTH  |  MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Drinking My Diaversary Juice
    And for those who've been following along over the years, you may recall that I self-designated March 10 the date a number of years ago, because I really don't know the exact date other than it was Spring 1984 when my diagnosis came along. Another year with type 1 has come and gone. For those keeping count, I'm now at 33 years with T1D.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Why People with Type 1 Should Take Care of Their Teeth
    Q: After my Type 1 diagnosis, my doctor asks me regularly about my dental visits. Integrated Diabetes Services (IDS) provides detailed advice and coaching on diabetes management from certified diabetes educators and dieticians. Insulin Nation hosts a regular Q&A column from IDS that answers questions submitted from the Type 1 diabetes community. Is there a connection I’m missing here? Many are surprised to learn that diabetes comes with heightened risk of periodontal disease.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
    [Diagnosis] EastEnders: diabetes shock for Ian Beale
    Following weeks of speculation about Ian's many toilet trips and impromptu naps, fans finally learned what was going on with the soap's longest-standing character - not that he initially seemed too bothered by the diagnosis EastEnders has revealed what is wrong with the health of Ian Beale: he's at high risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Gut Feeling: the Microbiome and the Immune System
    And what we saw was that there was this big shift in the microbiome that happened about a year prior to clinical diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.”. These important differences could account for the disparity in diabetes diagnosis and could again be explained by the hygiene hypothesis. Aleksandar D. Kostic, Ph.D., The onset of type 1 diabetes is mysterious, but one thing is for sure: some environmental factor triggers the immune system attack on beta cells.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017
    [Diagnosis] More
    Nacogdoches native Levi Stovall has learned firsthand the risk, and lifestyle changes that come with a type 1 diabetes diagnosis. Although type 1 only accounts for 5 percent of the total diabetes diagnoses in the United States, if untreated it can be life- threatening
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017
    [Diagnosis] News 35 mins ago 5:34 p.m.Norton Children's receives donation to fight diabetes
    Today the family, along with their daughter and other young children, were on hand to make the $600,000 donation, which will help support initiatives that will help other families cope with a diabetes diagnosis The Price family leaned on Norton Children's Hospital last year as their 4-year-old daughter Norah was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017
    [Diagnosis] All I Needed to Know About T1D I Learned From My Mom and Brother
    My diagnosis of type 1 diabetes came late in life at age 25. Tears were shed as the gravity of the diagnosis sunk in, but the diagnosis itself was not a surprise. When my mom returned from the hospital after her diagnosis, I remember standing in our tiny, sunlit kitchen, asking if we could still drink from the same glass. I was more scared for him than for what his diagnosis might have meant for me.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Type 2 diabetes diagnosis in youth leads to increased health complications
    A significantly higher burden of diabetes-related complications in adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes compared to type 1 diabetes, with greater health complications in minority youth, outlines a new report
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers
    Teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes develop kidney, nerve, and eye diseases - as well as some risk factors for heart disease - more often than their peers with type 1 diabetes in the years shortly after diagnosis. The results are the latest findings of the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study, published Feb. 28 in the Journal of the American Medical Association
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers
    Teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes develop kidney, nerve, and eye diseases - as well as some risk factors for heart disease - more often than their peers with type 1 diabetes in the years shortly after diagnosis. The results are the latest findings of the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study, published Feb. 28 in the Journal of the American Medical Association
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Healthy Heart by Numbers: Medical Tests You Need as You Age 59 minutes ago
    Here's a bit of information that may make your heart skip a beat: when an American adult walks into a doctor's office for a medical check-up, his primary diagnosis will most likely be cardiovascular disease. As the country's number one killer, there are a good 27.6 million people out there with a heart condition
  • SCOTT'S DIABETES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Visiting Team Novo Nordisk
    Imagine receiving that crushing news along with the diagnosis? Heroes for people with diabetes Just before the holidays, I attended Team Novo Nordisk’s (TNN) media day at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta, GA. Disclosure: Team Novo Nordisk paid for my travel, lodging, and some meals ). I got a close look at the scale of Team Novo Nordisk’s vision, mission, and even got to ride alongside some of the athletes (I had to ride in a car to keep up).
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Son's Diagnosis Fuels Multifaceted Approach to Treating Diabetes
    Kashif Latif dedicated his life to the research and treatment of diabetes after his son, who is now 20 years old, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when he was just 11 months old. Dr. Kashif Latif has expanded treatment of diabetes beyond the walls of AM Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, establishing a 5K run for juvenile diabetes, providing education on a radio program and more
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Type 1 Diabetes Risk May Come Down to Gut Bacteria Counts
    With this theory in mind, Dr. Kostic and others have observed that gut bacteria becomes less diverse in people with Type 1 a year before diagnosis. The guts of people with Type 1 become dominated by several bacteria shortly before diagnosis, including some that can cause inflammation of the gut. Diabetes researchers have long noticed that labs have different rates of success breeding mice to have the equivalent of Type 1 diabetes.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Factors associated with early insulin initiation in Type 2 diabetes: a Canadian cross-sectional study
    Aim To examine the patient characteristics associated with early initiation of insulin after a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [Diagnosis] “…End of the Month, I Start Skipping Meals.”
    Here is a sampling: I could barely scrape up enough money for my bare minimum insulin needs for the first five years after diagnosis because I didn’t have insurance. Recently, we asked readers to share what they have had to do to be able to afford to stay alive with Type 1 diabetes. We received many replies that were difficult to read.
  • BRIDGE WRITES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Early Detection of Type 1 Diabetes
    But if you've been following my blog you are familiar with her diagnosis story over her brothers. It’s been a wild ride since Maggie’s diagnosis, just shy of two years ago. It's interesting to see how Type 1 develops, having never had any experience with it before Clifford's diagnosis. But let’s talk about the second diagnosis in my family for a second and how we took the news. That title may SHOCK some of you.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Diagnosis: Diabetes
    Lynn Montague gives her daughter Malia an insulin injection Thursday night at their NW Rochester. Malia is 4 years old and was diagnosed with Type I diabetes four months ago
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
    [Diagnosis] Ketoacidosis Claimed Our Son During His First Year of College
    After Nicholas’s initial diagnosis, we were sent home with all the literature and paraphernalia, including ketone test strips. After Nicholas’ diagnosis, there was an initial blitz of education, but afterwards we focused on maintaining control, avoiding perilous “lows”, and normalizing his lifestyle as best we could. Our son was found dead in his bed by his college roommates. He had come back from classes early on a Monday complaining of nausea and weakness.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017
    [Diagnosis] In Memoriam – Mary Tyler Moore
    At the prime of her career, she went public about her diagnosis and was outspoken about life with diabetes. If you had any chance of a long life with Type 1 diabetes, you were supposed to be a “good patient” right at time of diagnosis. We have just learned that Mary Tyler Moore has passed away at the age of 80. Moore was the first public face of Type 1 diabetes, and she served with distinction as the longstanding international chairwoman of JDRF. sponsor.
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