• TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018
    [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  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018
    [Sugar] Women with Type 1 diabetes come across unique challenges
    However, that changes when girls enter puberty and women face unique challenges throughout their life in maintaining sugar levels When diagnosed at a young age with Type 1 diabetes, the disease affects girls and boys equally.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018
    [Sugar] A Short Poem About Type 1 Diabetes
    Sometimes she is too low then too high, it is hard to control her sugar level, when it just can’t decide. sponsor. Cassandra G is 13-year old who has been living with T1D for three years. She wrote this poem about her experiences. Waking up early morning, all you hear is the little girl yawning. She does not get up to train for the Eagles, but instead she takes irritating needles. When the sound of silence slaps her class at school, her mashie goes off and that is not cool.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018
    [Sugar] Diabetes: a Total Head Spin!
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c emotions high blood glucose/sugar (hyperglycemia) insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia I love certainty. Knowing exactly what to expect in a situation keeps me calm. When I don’t know I try to guess… But living with diabetes is different. I can’t really make a guestimate when my life is at stake. After my first rapid-acting insulin injection a few weeks ago, I had a total meltdown, […].
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018
    [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
    [Sugar] Blood Glucose Data Finds Holidays Are Tough to Handle
    Life with Diabetes News Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes average blood glucose blood glucose/sugar testing diabetes data diasend Glooko and Diasend high blood glucose/sugar (hyperglycemia) insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia Glooko, the diabetes digital health platform which includes Glooko Web and Mobile has recently partnered with Diasend, a European-based company.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018
    [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
    [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
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018
    [Sugar] Time-in-Range: What’s an Achievable Goal with Diabetes?
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes 670G A1c Abbott blood glucose/sugar level continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom freestyle insulin libre low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Medtronic time in rangeThis article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
    [Sugar] Lows, Lancets & Love Letters: from Libby to Siblings and Partners
    She’s a Beyond Type 1 Global Ambassador and is behind the funny diabetes-related t-shirts sold in the The Sugars Shop. Libby was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 13 years ago. She takes her diabetes with a side of humor. By Libby Russell Dear Siblings and Significant Others, This little squad of people might look small, but […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes family of person with diabetes friendship love letter Lows Lancets and Love Letters relationships with diabetes
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
    [Sugar] Is It Ok for Loved Ones to Be Stressed by Our Diabetes?
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes caregivers communication diabetes and relationships diabetes stress loved ones low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia While it’s common for people with diabetes to endure added stress in life due to diabetes, it can be easy to forget that loved ones bear some stress as a result of our diabetes, too. Or it can be easy to forget that even though we’re the ones dealing with finger sticks and medication regimens, […].
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
    [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
    [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
    [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 studyResearchers conducted a study to see if young people with type 1 diabetes who followed a dietary intervention would experience increased disordered eating behaviors.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018
    [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.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018
    [Sugar] Do CGM Really Help Patients Improve Diabetes Management?
    News Technology Type 1 Diabetes A1c continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom freestyle insulin insulin pumps libre low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Medtronic quality of life type 1 diabetes study There is all sorts of clinical data to back up the benefits of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) and people with diabetes on social media often praise the CGM for making life better, but researchers have recently sought to improve the data available on real-world use.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018
    [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. This research may contribute to future therapies for conditions such as osteoporosis and diabetes
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018
    [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
    [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
    [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. 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. So, I left work to pick her up and began the protocol for treating a high blood sugar at home. It’s the year 2018, or so I thought. Two years ago, my granddaughter with T1D and Celiac disease was put into foster care to live with us.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018
    [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
    [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.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    [Sugar] A Caregiver’s Journey to Pump Therapy Part 1: My Daughter’s Diabetes Diagnosis
    She asked where we were and told me there was sugar in her urine. “ A Caregiver’s Journey to Pump Therapy Part 1: My Daughter’s Diabetes Diagnosis ” originally appeared on Insulet’s Omnipod Suite D blog, now called Podder Talk. In full disclosure, Insulet compensated me for the content that I created for them, but I am not being compensated for sharing it today.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018
    [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. Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes discipline Dr. Richard K.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018
    [Sugar] Coconut Flour Cheese Crackers
    A favorite snack I used to love before going sugar-free and low-carb was Cheez-It crackers! Keto Cheese Crackers are made with coconut flour, gluten-free, low-carb, almond flour-free are the perfect snack for the whole family! Today friends, I give you my copycat version of a cheddar cheese cracker made without nut flours, no gluten, no […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018
    [Sugar] Zen and the Art of Insulin Maintenance
    Those of us who depend on insulin do our utmost to match insulin to sugars. By David N Bernstein, PhD As a type 1 diabetic, I’ve ridden the sometimes wild and seemingly unpredictable highs and lows of the glucose roller coaster. This match-up, after all, is the essence of diabetes management. Yet the process can […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetes management emotions exercise insulin zen
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
    [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
    [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
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
    [Sugar] How too much fructose may cause liver damage
    FRUCTOSE is the sweetest of the natural sugars. As its name suggests, it is found mainly in fruits
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018
    [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. News Technology Type 1 Diabetes Abbott Abbott FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom Dexcom G5 Mobile freestyle hypoglycemia unawareness insulin libre low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018
    [Sugar] A Low Blow
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) workThat crisp feeling of morning freshness was slowly beginning to fade. My state of calm was beginning to substitute itself with discomfort. I could feel this rapid sensation slowly washing over my entire body. I glanced at my pump, which told me that I had 0.6 units of insulin on board. I reached into my […].
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018
    [Sugar] An experiment in mice palliates kidney disease caused by diabetes
    The disease is caused by impaired insulin secretion, which in turn hinders cell glucose uptake; as a result, sugar levels in the bloodstream remain excessively high Diabetes has become a major health problem worldwide; some estimates suggest that in 20 years, there will be around 600 million diabetics.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
    [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
    [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
    [Sugar] The Mirror
    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. As we walked side-by-side through the parking garage into the hospital yesterday, his 6' frame towering over me.he said 'I don't really even think about having diabetes except on Endo days and sometimes when I have to check a number.' Really?'
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
    [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.”. There is no question that technology is transforming diabetes care for those fortunate enough to have access to it.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
    [Sugar] From Cheeseburger to Cholesterol Clog: How Heart Attacks Happen
    Diabetes itself causes long-term low-grade inflammation, particularly when the sugars are out of control. Keeping blood sugar under control is key, to protect the vessels of your heart. Your metabolism is a collection of all the small chemical reactions taking place in your body that work to keep you alive. These reactions are fueled by burning up the calories that exist in all the food you eat.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018
    [Sugar] Sour Notes: Sugar Linked to Asthma, Heart Disease, Diabetes and Death
    "Coca-Cola says it will replace 'Coke Zero' with 'Coca-Cola Zero Sugar,' which as the name suggests contains no sugar. It does contain rat poison, but marketing studies show that consumers are much more concerned about sugar
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018
    [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.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018
    [Sugar] Valentine’s Day with Diabetes
    Like any other holiday, Valentine’s Day presents a set of obstacles for children with type 1 diabetes when it comes to extra carbs, lots of sugar, and school parties. Heart-Shaped Sugar, Sugar, Sugar. Read Heart-Shaped Sugar, Sugar, Sugar. The recipe uses sugar-free JELL-O and regular Cool Whip. Read the post to find out why I don’t use sugar-free whipped topping.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018
    [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
    [Sugar] Health experts lend their weight to sugar tax proposal
    People living in the Western NSW Local Health District could benefit from a mooted tax on sugary drinks with almost six out of 10 of them overweight or obese. The Australian Medical Association has been calling on the federal government to introduce the tax, contending as many as one in five Australians die from conditions related to a poor diet, such as cancer, diabetes, coronary artery disease and stroke
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018
    [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  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018
    [Sugar] Thoughtful Ways to Say “I Love You” to Your Significant Other with Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes dating insulin insulin pumps love low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb diet relationships with diabetes supportLife with diabetes can seem unconventional from the outside looking in. When we bring new people into our lives, they get to learn about our needs, routines, and how they can best support us in all aspects of life, including this one.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018
    [Sugar] Cabbie's Comment: Ignorance is not bliss, it's dangerous
    I replied "you're looking at the sugar content of that drink Taking the coke bottle from my hand, my Doctor turned round and I followed him down the corridor towards his surgery. As he walked, head tilted down staring at the bottle, I said "you're about to tell me I'm diabetic" he asked "how do you know?"
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018
    [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
    [Sugar] Reactive Hypoglycemia: A Cautionary Tale
    Food Type 2 Diabetes Weight Management high-carb food insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) reactive hypoglycemiaFor many people, losing a lot of weight results in blood glucose (BG) levels at or close to normal, and your doctor may tell you that you’re no longer diabetic. If this happens to you, first of all you should be congratulated for the difficult job of losing weight. That’s wonderful. But you should also […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018
    [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
    [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.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
    [Sugar] Editor’s Note: Letting Our Loved Ones In
    General Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c diabetes management low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) supportWith Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s a great time to celebrate all the love that surrounds us. This month, we will be discussing all things related to diabetes and love: how to educate our loved ones, navigate diabetes and relationships, and ways to let our loved ones in. Whether we accept the help of our loved […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
    [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.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
    [Sugar] Weather, the Diabetes Havoc-er
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes exercise insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) weatherOne of the factors not included in Diatribe’s 22 factors that influence glucose levels is the weather. Sometimes the weather plays with my diabetes management. And here’s how. Do you remember that really, really wet day we had last week? It seems like a distant memory now and I don’t think it had a name, like a […].
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
    [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
    [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
    [Sugar] Best Non-medical Diabetes Advice
    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. Insulin Nation asked individuals to share the best non-medical advice they’ve received or learned over the years. Here’s what some members of the community had to say: “Stay away from bananas. Just don’t go there.”. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something just because you’re a diabetic. Except for the FAA.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
    [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. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Weight Management diabetes data exercise Glooko and Diasend insulin logging logging app mySugr optimize blood sugar
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
    [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
    [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
    [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
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018
    [Sugar] CGM and Time-in-Range: What Do Diabetes Experts Think About Goals?
    Technology Treatments Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes 670G A1c Afrezza blood glucose/sugar management continuous glucose monitor (CGM) devices Dexcom diabetes burnout exercise freestyle individual inhaled insulin insulin JDRF libre low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb diet MannKind Medtronic T1D Exchange time in range U.S. This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018
    [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
    [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
    [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
    [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
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018
    [Sugar] The Latest and Greatest in Insulin Pumps and Sensor Technology
    Technology Type 1 Diabetes Dexcom freestyle insulin insulin pumps libre low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Medtronic Novo Nordisk Omnipod TandemBy Carla Cox, COX, PHD, RD, CDE, FAADE, CPT I love pumps and sensors! As a certified diabetes educator (or as I prefer to say, type 1 coach), I have started literally hundreds of patients on insulin pumps over the last few decades. I have a disclaimer: I do not wear a pump and do […].
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018
    [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
    [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
    [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  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018
    [Sugar] Beaumont now offers diabetes programs and services in 11 metro Detroit locations
    A participant in a Beaumont Cooking Matters session studies the sugar content in a bottled sweetened beverage. Photo courtesy of Beaumont Health A participant in a Beaumont Cooking Matters session studies the sugar content in a bottled sweetened beverage
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
    [Sugar] Diabetes Inktrospectives: Rosalind’s Reminder
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Bolus & Barbells Diabetes Inktrospectives exercise insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) support tattoosBy Roz W. Sutch What made you decide to get a diabetes-themed tattoo? I decided to get a diabetic themed tattoo because I wanted my first tattoo to be small and meaningful. I have have had type 1 diabetes (T1D) for over half of my life and T1D is part of who I am so I […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
    [Sugar] Diabetes Language: What Readers Love and Hate
    I could work, drive, and take care of my grandchildren after my blood sugars were more stable.”. “My Sugar bag. Glucose Thingy, Sugar Checker, and Needles. When my sugars are stuck on high, and I bolus a bunch of extra insulin, and it still won’t come down, and then when it finally does and comes crashing, I call that flooding myself.”. meaning latest blood sugar #, not the other phrase)?”. The Sugars.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
    [Sugar] Two-hundred 'sugar reduction' retail stores to help slash obesity and diabetes in China
    Bayn's joint venture with Huahe will lead to 200 sugar reduction stores and a sugar reduction industry park in China. A©GettyImages China is set to be home to 200 'sugar reduction' retail stores and an industry park after ingredient firm Bayn signed a joint venture agreement with real estate outfit Huahe International
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
    [Sugar] International Consensus on CGM Use in Healthcare and Research
    News Technology Treatments A1c CGM data clinical research continuous glucose monitor (CGM) insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia An international panel of physicians, researchers, and people with diabetes who know all about continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) gathered at the Advanced Technologies & Treatment for Diabetes Congress.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
    [Sugar] Graphic Diabetes: Comics of Life with Type 1 Diabetes
    Nomi Kane, author of Sugar Baby and “My Life with a Pre-Existing Condition”. Nomi Kane is the author of Sugar Baby , a short graphic memoir about her childhood after a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. In the last few decades, there has been an explosion of patient narratives within the public sphere.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
    [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
    [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
    [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
    [Sugar] 10 Ways to Achieve Your Healthiest Weight Yet
    Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Weight Management behavior change carbohydrate counting exercise food choices goals insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) New Year's resolutions weight lossIn the new year, there is usually a spike in people taking an interest in losing weight as part of their resolutions. Unfortunately, body weight goals are often made for reasons that do not come with a lasting motivation.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018
    [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
    [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
    [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
    [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
    [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
    [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. Fireworks bedazzled the sky over the Las Vegas strip as I watched with over 350,000 people.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
    [Sugar] @Reality DMTV
    This was three ‘lleks following the broadcast of the black-ish season finale “Sugar Daddy” on ABC. People in those days didn’t have the knowledge we have now, he observed, and I told him that in my family, all we kids knew was an aunt had “sugar diabetes” and had to have shots and couldn’t eat bread but an uncle hadn’t caught as bad a case of diabetes and he just took pills for it. For us it was ‘the sugars,’ you know, ‘hey, he’s got the sugars now.’”.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
    [Sugar] It’s All About Speed: My Afrezza Experience
    Technology Treatments Type 1 Diabetes A1c Afrezza American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Apidra exercise Humalog inhaled insulin insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) MannKind NovoLog product review rapid-acting insulinBy Gary Scheiner MS, CDE Anyone who has heard me speak knows that I like to put the term “rapid acting insulin” in quotes (like I just did) because, as we all know, rapid acting insulin is a misnomer.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018
    [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
    [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
    [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. Sick days aren’t fun, especially for people with diabetes.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [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
    [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
    [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
    [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
    [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
    [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
    [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
    [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.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Sugar] Living With Diabetes in Honduras
    Many still think people have acquired diabetes from eating too much sugar, even after I tell them my age of diagnosis. In Honduras, the sugar-free and low-carbohydrate foods are very expensive. “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” These were the words of William Shakespeare, and I have found them to be very true in my own life. I was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 1989 at two years of age.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Sugar] Diabetes Tech on the Horizon – New Insulin Delivery Systems Coming in 2018
    Technology Treatments Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes 670G agamatrix Android Ascensia Dexcom GLP-1 Humalog hybrid closed-loop infusion set InPen Insulet insulin insulin pumps iOS iPhone low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Medtronic medtronic 670g NovoLog Omnipod patch insulin pump predictive low glucose suspend (PLGS) smart insulin pen Tandem t:slim X2 U.S. This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
    [Sugar] Low-Carb Cinnamon Rolls (You Heard That Right!)
    They’re grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, keto and the texture is so much like traditional rolls you will shock your family and even yourself! These amazing Low-Carb Cinnamon Rolls are made with nut-free Fat Head dough! The holiday season, specifically Christmas is not complete without a breakfast of cinnamon rolls, agreed?!! These beauties can hold their own […]. Food breakfast Fat Head dough gluten-free keto low-carb
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