• SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Sugar] FDA Approves New Once-Weekly Ozempic for Type 2 Diabetes
    Ozempic, which is part of a diabetes class of drugs called GLP-1 (glucagon peptide receptor agonist), lowers blood sugar by boosting insulin secretion. The FDA has approved Novo Nordisk’s new type 2 diabetes drug–the once-weekly semaglutide, marketed as Ozempic. The FDA approved semaglutide for adults with type 2 diabetes based on results from the Phase […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Sugar] Vaccine Protects Mice Against Virus-induced Diabetes
    To regulate blood sugar levels, individuals with Type 1 diabetes have to rely on the life-long administration of insulin. In Sweden, more than 1 in 200 children suffer from Type 1 diabetes. This is the highest incidence of the autoimmune disease in the world, and it accounts for rigorous research activity on diabetes within the country. Recently, researchers in Sweden and Finland identified a vaccine that may protect against the disease. sponsor.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Sugar] Why People with Type 1 Should Care About Metformin
    Secondly, blood sugar fluctuations damage blood vessels long-term. Hi there, faithful reader with Type 1 diabetes, let’s talk about two subjects: heart disease and metformin. WAIT, WAIT, don’t click away. I can almost feel you putting up your “this is a Type 2 issue” deflector shield. I know that people with Type 1 feel lost in all the public health discussions of Type 2 diabetes, and yes, heart disease is certainly a big-time issue with people with Type 2 diabetes.
  • SCOTT'S DIABETES  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017
    [Sugar] There’s a new diabetes website in town!
    The articles on the site all have a positive “how-to” approach to diabetes and focus on solutions to some of the most common issues faced by people living with diabetes (like how to lose weight when you live with diabetes or how to prevent low blood sugar when exercising ). Diabetes Strong is a new health and fitness website for people living with diabetes.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017
    [Sugar] Ayurvedic plant O. indicum has blood sugar management potential, mouse study reveals
    Researchers in China studied the seed extract of a flowering plant called Oroxylum indicum, which is native to the Indian subcontinent and mainland Southeast Asia. They found that administering the extract to pre-diabetic mice reduced markers that may lead to diabetes
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017
    [Sugar] Low Blood Sugar Treatments – Are You Prepared?
    It might seem like a no-brainer that we must be prepared for the inevitable low blood sugars that occur for those of us who take insulin, but are you truly as prepared as you can be to save your own life? Life with Diabetes Treatments Type 1 Diabetes diabetes supplies insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017
    [Sugar] Skinny Peppermint Mocha? Not This Year!
    The Starbucks controversy this year isn’t what is (or isn’t) printed on their holiday cups, rather it’s an absence of sugar-free peppermint syrup, a necessary ingredient of the yearly favorite of many people with diabetes: the Skinny Peppermint Mocha.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017
    [Sugar] Smartphone Case Offers Blood Glucose Monitoring On The Go
    Currently, checking blood sugar levels can be a hassle for people with diabetes, especially when they have to pack their glucose monitoring kits around with them every time they leave the house Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smartphone case and app that could make it easier for patients to record and track their blood glucose readings, whether they're at home or on the go.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017
    [Sugar] Choose Your Meter Wisely
    Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) blood glucose/sugar meter blood glucose/sugar meter accuracy insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia By Gary Scheiner MS, CDE These days, there is a lot of emphasis on accuracy, particularly when it comes to continuous glucose monitors (and their ability to match blood glucose values) and insulin pumps (and their ability to deliver doses with extreme precision).
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017
    [Sugar] Bismarck man honored with award after controlling diabetes for 67 years
    Five times a day, every day, for 67 years, Norman Hastings tests his blood sugar, letting him know if he is keeping his diabetes in check. It has not been an easy getting it under control
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017
    [Sugar] AZ Mother Still Unresponsive Ten Months After Severe Hypoglycemia
    One expert suggested that perhaps Holly had endured a “silent heart attack” (a symptomless heart attack) as a result of a severe drop in blood sugar. As previously reported , Holly suffered from hypoglycemia unawareness—an inability to detect low blood sugars. The next day they called me at work to tell me her blood sugar was 36.”. In February of 2017, an Arizona woman was found unresponsive in her bathroom, where she had inhaled her own vomit after falling unconscious.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017
    [Sugar] How to Stay Active This Winter
    Exercise lowers your blood sugar, helps you sleep and feel better, and increases your energy,” she says. Getting regular exercise throughout the winter can help keep your mood up and your diabetes under control. It’s hard to stay motivated to exercise when the weather is lousy or there is a foot of snow on the ground.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017
    [Sugar] Taking Regular Breaks from Continuous Glucose Data
    After knowing nothing other than pricking my finger up to 15 times per day for six years, it was amazing to be able to check my blood sugar levels so conveniently. Life with Diabetes Technology Type 1 Diabetes blood glucose/sugar management continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Flash glucose monitoring system freestyle insulin libre technology breakThe FreeStyle Libre was my first foray into the world of continuous glucose data.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
    [Sugar] FDA approves diabetes drug that also helps with weight loss
    regulators have approved a new diabetes drug that reduces blood sugar levels and also helps people lose weight. Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk says the drug will cost about the same as similar drugs at $676 for a four- to six-week supply without insurance
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
    [Sugar] FreeStyle Libre CGM Now Available in US Pharmacies
    The reader is scanned over the sensor to get a blood sugar reading without the need of a finger prick. Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre system is now available in some US pharmacies. The Freestyle Libre is comprised of a sensor and reader. The sensor is worn and changed every 10 days. It’s considered a CGM but, […]. News Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Abbott Abbott FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom freestyle libre
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
    [Sugar] Breakfast may lower risk of diabetes and heart disease, study says
    A new study published in the Journal of Physiology suggests that regularly consuming breakfast affects our body fat cells by lowering the activity of genes involved in fat metabolism and increasing the amount of sugar they use up. According to the study, this may reduce the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
    [Sugar] Your Own Personal Lab in the Palm of Your Hand
    Knowing your blood sugar level in relation to eating, exercising, sleeping, concurrent illnesses, emotional stress, medications, and all of the other many factors that can affect […]. Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c blood glucose monitoring blood glucose/sugar meter diabetes data exercise freestyle insulin libre low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) U.S.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
    [Sugar] Weight Loss Really Can Reverse Diabetes, New Study Finds
    For decades, doctors have treated it with medications designed to keep blood sugar levels down Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects 422 million people worldwide.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
    [Sugar] Israeli device banishes finger-pricking for sugar levels in diabetes patients
    Cnoga says it has created the first commercially available noninvasive glucose meter, using a camera and algorithms to read changes in fingers' color Cnoga's TensorTip device, also known as the CoG, allows an accurate and non-invasive monitoring of glucose levels in the blood Diabetes patients know that one of the greatest challenges in managing the ailment is tracking their blood sugar, or glucose, levels.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017
    [Sugar] Winning With Diabetes
    By Kelly Schmidt, RD, LDN When I say “winning,” please don’t think it means I have perfect blood sugars or I am skipping through this journey with bliss. Hella no. This disease is hard, but in the last 26 years, I have unknowingly grown to love it. You see, I was diagnosed in second grade, which is also […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetes thoughts perspective reflection
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017
    [Sugar] What’s a “Normal” A1c? When is it Misleading?
    By Adithi Gandhi and Jeemin Kwon Why we use A1c, what values are recommended, and what impacts A1c – everything from anemia to vitamins Hemoglobin A1c (“HbA1c” or just “A1c”) is the standard for measuring blood sugar management in people with diabetes. […]. This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017
    [Sugar] West Virginia grad student working on diabetes research
    The university says in a news release that conventional diabetes medications work by stabilizing blood sugar levels, not by improving chemical processes behind how the body produces and processes blood sugar. Shumar says that's like a motorist who doesn't fix an antifreeze leak but instead keeps pouring more into the car
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017
    [Sugar] Meet Sugar: The dog that might save a life
    "This is actually my second diabetic alert dog, and the other one also went to Michigan to my 17-year-old cousin," said Alexa White. White is a professional certified dog trainer who has trained K9s to assist with a variety of conditions
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017
    [Sugar] Watch: Diabetic Danica Answers Questions About Her Diabetes
    Danica was “tagged” and answered several questions about her diabetes management including the type of pump and insulin she uses and her preferred low blood sugar treatment. ” Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Diabetic Danica insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) videoShe decides to ask herself the questions using a silly voice from the movie “Lilo and Stitch.”
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017
    [Sugar] 10 Thoughtful Things You Can Do for a Person with Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Dexcom family of person with diabetes friends insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) supportLiving with diabetes presents unique challenges and having the right kind of support from friends and family can make a big difference. Here are ten ways to get involved and show you care: 1. Learn about diabetes I think the biggest thing one can do for a person with diabetes is to learn about the […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
    [Sugar] Can the Bionic Pancreas Ease Diabetes Distress?
    It might be when we forego checking our blood sugar due to being in an awkward position to do […]. News Technology Type 1 Diabetes bionic pancreas hybrid closed-loop insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) type 1 diabetes newsDiabetes affects are personal and social lives in ways that we’re not always aware of, probably because we’re busy managing the condition. Yet, every now and then we’ll encounter a scenario that reminds us of this.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
    [Sugar] “Almost” Whole30 Diet
    I personally cannot eat lots of carb-yummy foods along with bucketfuls of insulin and expect anything other than roller-coaster blood sugars. Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes cutting carbs Dexcom insulin low-carb low-carb diet mindful eating sugar whole30I am a firm believer that food choices make a huge difference in making diabetes easier to manage.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017
    [Sugar] Do You Check Blood Sugar Over or Under the Dining Table?
    There are many opportunities for checking blood sugar at a dining table. People with diabetes often check blood sugar before eating and this can mean we to decide if we’re going to check blood sugar on the table or on our lap. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes blood glucose/sugar testing psychosocial issues
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017
    [Sugar] Type 1 diabetes as common in adults as children, but many adults misdiagnosed
    But many of those with type 1 diabetes after the age of 30 are thought to have type 2 diabetes at first, and not initially treated with insulin to control blood sugar levels Type 1 diabetes is not predominantly a 'disease of childhood' as previously believed, but is similarly prevalent in adults, new research published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology shows.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017
    [Sugar] Your Diabetes Is YOUR Diabetes
    Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c exercise fitness insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) MyFitnessPal social mediaIf you follow me on Instagram (@thehealthydiabetic) you’ll notice that I’ve put a post (which has turned out to be my most engaged one yet) up over the weekend discussing a trend that I, and apparently many others are starting to see. And I’m worried. I’m getting more and more messages from teenagers and young […].
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
    [Sugar] A startup looking to reverse type 1 diabetes just raised $114 million
    It is using stem cells to make beta cells, which are key to regulating blood sugar in the body. In people living with type 1 diabetes, the body has destroyed these cells
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
    [Sugar] New Type 2 Diabetes Once-Weekly Drug Omarigliptin Lowered A1c Levels
    It’s intended as a once-weekly drug that works to lower blood sugar levels by increasing […]. News Treatments Type 2 Diabetes A1c DPP-4 inhibitor insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Merck metformin (Glucophage) type 2 diabetes drugsThere are more type 2 diabetes drugs than ever now and researchers are always working to assess the safety and effectiveness of the different medications.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
    [Sugar] WVU Graduate Student Lays Groundwork for Potential New Diabetes Treatments; Receives NIH Grant
    Conventional diabetes medications tend to fix downstream problems, meaning they typically work by stabilizing blood sugar levels, not by improving the chemical processes that underlie how the body makes and processes blood sugar in the first place MORGANTOWN, W.Va.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
    [Sugar] CGMs may help minimize burden of hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes
    Continuous glucose monitors can protect individuals who have had type 1 diabetes for years and are at risk of experiencing dangerously low blood sugar by increasing their awareness of the symptoms, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Episodes of low blood sugar, known as hypoglycemia, are a major barrier to achieving glycemic control for people with diabetes
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017
    [Sugar] Diabetes hits hard in California
    Here, she says, big dreams are "coated in sugar," and innocence is "corrupted with Coke bottles and Ho Ho cupcakes." SACRAMENTO >> A teenage girl walks the hardscrabble streets of Richmond, a Bay Area city, rapping about the challenges of drugs, violence-and diabetes. She's performing in a video by a local youth group that counts diabetes, a national epidemic that has hit California hard, as one of the killers in her neighborhood
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017
    [Sugar] Is breakfast the most important meal of the day -- for your fat cells?
    Regularly eating breakfast affects our body fat cells by decreasing the activity of genes involved in fat metabolism and increasing how much sugar they take up, according to new research. This may lower diabetes and cardiovascular risk
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017
    [Sugar] Diabetes one of the most prevalent conditions in the county
    When a person has diabetes, the body is unable to keep blood sugar at normal levels. One out of four people with diabetes are not aware that they have it
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
    [Sugar] With Diabetes, Be on the Alert for Foot Sores
    Having diabetes means keeping track of what you eat, how much you exercise, your blood sugar levels and even the condition of your feet. When it comes to diabetes-related foot health, the goal is to prevent and treat foot ulcers that can lead to gangrene and amputation, one surgeon explained
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
    [Sugar] Radiologist With Type 1 Diabetes Shares What Diet Works for Him
    Food Treatments Type 1 Diabetes A1c Dr. Troy Stapleton ketogenic low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low carb high fat low-carb dietTroy Stapleton is a radiologist from Australia. He was already an adult when diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He tried the standard dietary recommendations and soon attempted restricting carbohydrates to see what would happen. In this video he gives a presentation that helps explain why he personally follows a low-carb diet. In the video […].
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
    [Sugar] Price changes for seven foods could save thousands of lives per year, study says
    Changing the prices of seven foods, including fruits, vegetables and sugar-sweetened beverages, could reduce annual deaths from stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by 3-9 percent and address disparities in the United States
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
    [Sugar] Diabetes and Stress at College: Breathe
    By Meghan Higgins Personally I feel that stress is one of the most important topics to touch on in regards to diabetes and good blood sugar control. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes college high blood glucose/sugar (hyperglycemia) stress studentsRegardless of your major, minor, extracurriculars, or campus living situation, being a student is quite stressful. Academics alone can be extremely stressful, now add on roommate drama, pressure of […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
    [Sugar] The Diabetes Dessert Dilemma
    If I eat it, I’m likely to experience the blood sugar consequences, frustration, and sluggishness for hours later. Food Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Apple cookbooks desserts low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb diet low-carb recipesThis article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here. By Adam Brown 8 tips for tackling dessert: “chocolate drink,” dessert pudding, and more! Dessert is one of those pesky diabetes dilemmas.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017
    [Sugar] Soon, you'll be able to control diabetes with your phone
    USA], Nov 26 : Diabetics, the days of controlling the disease with your phone are not far away when you'll be able to tell your pancreas to bring blood sugar levels back to normal just by clicking on an app, according to a recent study. Washington D.C.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017
    [Sugar] Ohio doctors urged to screen people for prediabetes
    The Dispatch reports the Ohio State Medical Association is teaming up with the American Medical Association to conduct screenings and identify people who have high blood sugar levels that aren't at the stage where diabetes is diagnosed Medical groups are urging Ohio doctors to screen more people for prediabetes and to refer people at risk for Type-2 diabetes to programs that lead to healthier lifestyles.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017
    [Sugar] Watch: How the Food You Eat Affects Your Brain
    In this TED-ED lesson “How the Food You Eat Affects Your Brain,” Mia Nacamulli describes how blood sugar levels affect brain function and how the glycemic index of foods can affect it as well. Food Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes brain food glycemic index low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) TED-Ed and TEDx videos videoGlucose is literally fuel for the brain, which is why during hypoglycemia it may be hard to think straight.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Sugar] November is Diabetes Awareness Month
    It occurs when the body is unable to control how the body uses sugar for energy and the amount of sugar in the blood rises. When untreated, the high sugar levels can lead to many serious problems including painful burning or numbness in the hands and feet, vision problems and blindness, kidney disease, heart attacks, strokes, blood flow problems resulting in amputations of toes and feet, coma and death
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Sugar] Are You at Risk for Losing Your Sight to Diabetes?
    Whether or not the cause is due to lifestyle , genetics or both, be aware: Diabetes does more than affect blood sugar levels With diabetes at epidemic levels, you probably know one of the 29+ million Americans with the disease.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Sugar] Cinnamon may help attack fat, fight obesity, study finds
    Scientists have long suspected that cinnamon can help prevent blood-sugar spikes and protect against insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes. But how, exactly, has remained a mystery
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Sugar] Diabetes Is Not Just About Your Blood Sugar Level
    By Jane Abbey, RN, CDE, Fit4D Certified Diabetes Educator When you think diabetes, “blood sugar” or “blood glucose” immediately comes to mind. If you are newly diagnosed you may be surprised to learn that caring for yourself with diabetes doesn’t only involve your blood sugar. For those who have had diabetes a while, you probably are […].
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Sugar] Diabetes Care Devices Industry Growth Charts Shows Uptick over Expectations
    Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 5.73% during the forecast period from 2015 to 2020.Diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders, chronic condition which is associated with abnormally high level of sugar in the blood. Global Diabetes Care Devices Market has been estimated at USD 17.26 Billion in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 22.80
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017
    [Sugar] Using mouthwash regularly may trigger diabetes risk. Here's why
    But are you aware that your routine may spike the sugar level in your blood within no time? Most of us are in the habit of using mouthwash at least once or twice daily, as a part of oral hygiene. Most of us are in the habit of using mouthwash at least once or twice daily, as a part of oral hygiene
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017
    [Sugar] 670G and Me: Insights and Incites on Medtronic’s Latest System
    Or perhaps we have to look beyond blood sugar control. Technology Treatments Type 1 Diabetes A1c American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) continuous glucose monitor (CGM) dawn phenomenon devices Dexcom diabetes device review exercise inhaled insulin Insulet insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Medtronic medtronic 670g Omnipod tandem U.S. By Gary Scheiner What’s the purpose of a diabetes management device? Is it to lower A1c? Prevent hypoglycemia?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017
    [Sugar] A Drug that May Benefit Type 2 Patients With Heart Disease Risks
    Canagliflozin, which is marketed as Invokana, is in the class of drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors which lower blood sugar […]. A recent study checked out the effects of canagliflozin for people with type 2 diabetes and heart disease risks. Many patients with type 2 diabetes are at risk for or have heart disease.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017
    [Sugar] Prioritizing Emotional Well-Being in Diabetes Care
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes counseling diabetes burnout emotions healthcare team low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) support talking to your doctorHow many healthcare professionals ask you “how are you doing” during an appointment? Not how are your numbers doing. Or how your diet is doing. Or, how are the number of hypos you are having each week doing. When I say “how are you doing,” I mean “how are YOU doing?”
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017
    [Sugar] How to Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Even if Everyone Has a Special Diet
    These days, it’s common to eat Thanksgiving dinner with someone who doesn’t have sugar, diary, gluten, too much salt or someone who eats vegan, paleo, or low carb. It can become overwhelming in part due to the practical aspect of how to please people with different dietary needs but also due to our emotional connections […]. Food Life with Diabetes food choices gluten-free holidays low-carb diet Thanksgiving
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017
    [Sugar] Low-Carb Recipes for the Holidays
    Sugar-Free Eggnog From Low Carb Yum: “I’d like to keep a bottle of this […]. The holidays are upon us and that usually means eating… and eating. Here are a few low-carb recipes, some of which are also gluten-free, to share with friends and family at brunch, a sit down dinner, or at a festive party. Food Apple cranberries gluten-free holidays low-carb low-carb diet recipe roundup
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
    [Sugar] Your Cheat Sheet for Managing Diabetes on Thanksgiving
    If you choose to replace sugar in your recipes with an artificial sweetener, check out this article from AllRecipes.com , which goes over how much of each sweetener you should use. Happy Thanksgiving! Between the family, football, and piled-high plates, it can be overwhelming to properly manage your diabetes. Over the years, the Joslin Blog has compiled tips and tricks for making the day a little easier. General Tips for the Day.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
    [Sugar] Researchers identify three specific molecules that accurately indicate pre-diabetes
    Researchers from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre have identified three specific molecules that accurately indicate insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes - a major predictor of metabolic syndrome, the collection of medical conditions that include abdominal obesity, high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
    [Sugar] Diabetes and Emotional Wellness: The Balancing Act
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes blood glucose/sugar level diabetes stress feelings friends low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) self-carePosted by Cazzy Magennis I would describe myself as a stressful person. My brain is always overworking and even when I think I am relaxing, I am actually silently stressing. The problem with being a stressful person is that it affects my diabetes.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
    [Sugar] CGM Improves Outcomes for Pregnant Women and Their Babies
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c CONCEPTT continuous glucose monitor (CGM) EASD insulin JDRF low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Medtronic pregnancy with type 1 diabetesThis article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
    [Sugar] Diabetes patients facing a postcode lottery for 'life-changing' device
    Craig Nielsen, a diabetic, at home in Maryhill, Glasgow with the new life-saving screening tool available that could help type 1 diabetes patients manage their condition PATIENTS with diabetes are facing a postcode lottery for a kit described as "life changing" which constantly monitors blood sugar levels.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017
    [Sugar] Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken
    Crock-Pot Sugar-Free BBQ Pulled Chicken is the best way to feed a crowd or enjoy an easy low carb weeknight meal! I love nothing more than to make a Crock-Pot recipe in the morning and come home to smell a fantastic dinner waiting for us. Little effort equals big reward. Those are my kind […]. Food barbecue chicken Crock-Pot (slow cooker) low-carb
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017
    [Sugar] Diabetes Is a Heavy Stone
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Dexcom feelings high blood glucose/sugar (hyperglycemia) insulinI woke up early this morning, feeling not rested, achy. Today was the first day in many days that I was able to sleep in, and I’ve been so burnt out lately that I really thought I would. But I didn’t. I woke up around 7, unsettled. I’ve been having a rough few days, so […].
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Sugar] Study finds that heart failure is more fatal in patients with type 2 diabetes
    A new study has found that heart failure patients with pre-existing type 2 diabetes have higher hospitalisation and death rates, but that keeping blood sugars balanced can help lower the risk almost to that of heart failure patients without diabetes.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Sugar] Heart failure patients with type 2 diabetes have higher hospitalization, death rates
    A new study has found that heart failure patients with pre-existing type 2 diabetes have higher hospitalization and death rates, but that keeping blood sugars balanced can help lower the risk almost to that of heart failure patients without diabetes.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Sugar] Slightly elevated blood sugar not tied to higher risk of heart attack
    For people who already have cardiovascular problems, having high blood sugar below the cutoff for diabetes diagnosis doesn't raise the risk of potentially fatal heart "events," a recent study suggests. Diabetes has long been linked to an increased risk of coronary artery disease as well as higher odds of heart attacks, cardiac arrest and what's known as unstable angina, when plaque in the arteries ruptures and blocks the blood supply to the heart
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Sugar] A new way to reduce surgery complications stemming from high blood sugar
    Using a different marker to track a patient's glycemic levels could help improve outcomes after surgery for diabetic and non-diabetic patients alike
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Sugar] Can People With Type 1 Diabetes Develop DKA Without High Blood Sugar?
    “Can people with type 1 diabetes develop DKA without high blood sugar?” Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) insulin insulin pumps ketogenic low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb diet SGLT-2 type 1 diabetes” DKA is short for diabetic ketoacidosis and is a life threatening condition. I’ve seen the question pop up a lot lately so I asked two endocrinologists to answer this question.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Sugar] Diabetes, Sports, and Exercise
    Get Moving Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes event exercise hydration insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb diet runningThe weekend of the 14th and 15th of October was such an eye-opener for me. Sports and exercise around type 1 diabetes can be a real challenge, but being given the right tools to work with really makes a difference. Since April, 2017 I have been training hard and running in excess of 45 km […].
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Sugar] Heart failure patients' odds of hospitalization tied to diabetes
    Heart failure patients may be less likely to be hospitalized or die prematurely if they don't also have diabetes - but even if they do have it, they may still minimize their risk by controlling their blood sugar, a recent study suggests. Researchers studied nearly 49,000 patients with heart failure, one of the most common reasons older adults go to the hospital
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Sugar] Intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes can have adverse effects
    The common approach of intensive glucose control to achieve low blood sugar targets in type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of mortality, finds a study by Cardiff University.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Sugar] Ridgeview students share diabetes stories
    In the middle of an interview, without skipping a thought or sentence, Shianne Edwards casually pulled out her tools and checked her blood sugar
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Sugar] Trout Elementary 2nd grader helps raise awareness about diabetes
    It's not fun because you have to check your blood sugar all the time," Sebastian said when asked how he feels about being diabetic With Tuesday being World Diabetes Day, the students and staff at Trout Elementary wanted one of their very own Sebastian Storment to know he isn't fighting alone. "It's
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Sugar] I’m Ready to Go off the Clock
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) workI had one of those mornings last week. Actually, it was more like one of those weeks last week. Every time I came to work, it seemed like things were happening all around me and my input or assistance was needed at every turn. Deadlines got tighter. New requests made beating those deadlines harder than […].
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Sugar] #WorldDiabetesDay: Drowning in sugar
    With 10 000 new diabetes cases diagnosed every month, we are drowning in sugar - one of the most accessible, affordable and addictive of foods On World Diabetes Day, South Africans do not have much to celebrate.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Sugar] How People with Type 1 Handle Holiday Eating
    Recently, we asked readers about how they handled blood sugar management during the holiday season. We asked what holiday was the toughest for blood sugar management. We asked if people prepped for a big eating holiday by maintaining stricter blood sugar control beforehand. We received 118 responses, and tallied up the (unscientific) results. Here’s how people answered.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Sugar] Drug could help diabetes patients lose weight and control sugar levels
    On the go and no time to finish that story right now? Your News is the place for you to save content to read later from any device. Register with us and content you save will appear here so you can access them to read later
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Sugar] Increased taxes on high fat and high sugar foods will help improve children’s diets
    Increasing the tax on high fat and high sugar foods will help improve children’s diets. This is one of the recommendations from a new report that includes recommendations that are aimed at tackling the causes of poor diets in children
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Sugar] Body's inability to manage glucose cause of diabetes not sugar, foods - Endocrinologist
    As the world prepare to observe the World Diabetes Day on Tuesday, Medical experts say the condition is not caused by excessive consumption of sugar or certain types of foods. The experts made the assertion at a Capacity Building Workshop on Diabetes for Health Journalist in Lagos ahead of the 2017 World Diabetes Day
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Sugar] D-Kid Interviews Country Singer RaeLynn
    After getting my blood sugar tested, my doctors quickly treated me. My high blood sugar level combined with my other symptoms of frequent urination and weight loss, as well as other blood tests confirmed the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. I wasn’t checking my blood sugar enough, didn’t take care of myself, and was always tired. My blood sugar numbers are under control. RaeLynn: I always check my sugar before I go on stage!
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Sugar] CGM Can Help People with Type 2 Diabetes on Injections
    Technology Type 2 Diabetes A1c blood glucose/sugar level continuous glucose monitor (CGM) diabetes devices exercise insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) studyThis article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
    [Sugar] Watch: How Stress Affects Your Body
    Stress affects the body in more ways than you might think and it can affect your diabetes management and blood sugar levels as well. In this TED-Ed lesson “How Stress Affects Your Body,” Sharon Horesh Bergquist explains all the forces that go to work when you feel stressed. “Our hard-wired stress response is designed to […]. Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes stress TED-Ed and TEDx videos video
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
    [Sugar] 10 Reasons Why Water Is Vital
    Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Weight Management diabetes and kidneys health heart health optimize blood sugar water WebMD weightWe all know that drinking water is important for humans, period. There are many benefits to proper hydration that extend into living well with diabetes. Here’s what you need to know about getting in that H20: It is the best way to hydrate our bodies. Calorie-free (and carb-free!), water is exactly what our body needs […].
  • BETA BUDDIES  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Sugar] He Should Do That, He Can Eat That, And His Diabetes May Vary
    He has been running a bit low and he most likely is looking at his number and taking sugar. He typically would need to eat a snack for hockey and he might take some sugar tablets prior to walking home. Daily, I am reminded we each, each and everyone of us, have our "thing". I believe most of us want others to understand, or attempt to understand, our "thing". I want more understanding and acceptance for Joe and all persons with t1d.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Sugar] Can CGM Use Benefit Type 2 Diabetes Patients and Healthcare Costs?
    Questions like, “will this device help me with my blood sugars?”, For patients, the question about using a device for diabetes has to do with individual preferences and cost. ”, “will I tolerate being connected to something?”, ”, “can I afford it?” ” all matter. On the economic side of things, clinical research is done to better understand […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Sugar] Fiasp, a Faster Insulin, Has Been Approved. Now What?
    Treatments Type 1 Diabetes American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) amylin Apidra exercise Fiasp Humalog insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) neuropathy Novo Nordisk NovoLog rapid-acting insulin U.S. By Gary Scheiner MS, CDE The U.S. FDA has approved a faster version of aspart (brand name Novolog) for use by adults with diabetes. Fiasp, as the product is called, stands for Faster insulin aspart. Don’t like the name? Tough tomatoes.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Sugar] What Not to Say to Someone With Diabetes
    "People say, 'If you didn't eat so much sugar, you wouldn't have diabetes,' or "You get frustrated, you get angry, you feel intruded upon," says the professor of psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University. You feel judged
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
    [Sugar] Can Financial Incentives Help Type 1 Youths Manage Better?
    Researchers sought to find out if financial incentives could perhaps be used to motivate type 1 youths to check blood sugars more often or to improve […]. Despite better technology and a great deal of online and offline resources about managing type 1 diabetes, overall management of type 1 diabetes has not improved in recent decades.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Sugar] Endocrine Society experts examine how diabetes harms body's smallest blood vessels
    Despite extensive research into the widespread effects of high blood sugar on the small blood vessels that make up the body's microvascular system, these complications continue to plague millions of individuals who have diabetes
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Sugar] Endocrine Society experts examine how diabetes harms body's smallest blood vessels
    Despite extensive research into the widespread effects of high blood sugar on the small blood vessels that make up the body's microvascular system, these complications continue to plague millions of individuals who have diabetes
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Sugar] Diabetes has doubled in the U.S. over the last three decades, but.
    Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the body's ability to process sugar, and this disease can cause heart problems and kidney damage. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland examined data gathered from the National Health and Examination Survey since 1988
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Sugar] Making Adjustments for Insulin Sensitivity
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes basal insulin blood glucose/sugar level exercise insulin insulin pumps insulin sensitivity insulton to carb ratio (I:C ratio Theoretically, overnight basal insulin requirements should be the easiest to manage. There’s no food, mealtime insulin, or exercise in play. My body and mind should be in their calmest and least stressed state while I’m resting.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Sugar] Certain factors are linked to sleep disturbance in patients with diabetes
    In a Journal of Advanced Nursing study of 90 adults with type 2 diabetes, female gender, elevated blood sugar levels, neuropathic pain, and fatigue were related to sleep disturbance, even after controlling for factors such as age, diabetes duration, depressive symptoms, and distress.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Sugar] Why Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose ls Important
    We all know that we should be testing our blood sugar levels frequently throughout the day… but we’re busy. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) blood glucose/sugar testing data management exercise Humalog insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) MyFitnessPalWe’re bringing kids to school, heading to work, running into a meeting, or attending to the million other things we have to do every day.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Sugar] Weathering Hurricane Harvey with Type 1 Diabetes
    At the emergency room, doctors didn’t test his blood sugar until she insisted. His blood sugar levels fluctuated as they started him on basal injections. Wright reports that her now-teenage son’s blood sugar management is generally uneventful, and that’s partly because he grew up with a lower-carb diet as the norm. When I speak with LaQuishe Wright, she and her two sons are living in a hotel room.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Sugar] Listen: Getting Diagnosed With Diabetes in College
    In this episode of the Juicebox Podcast, Scott chats with Audra about her diagnosis, what she wishes she had done differently, and her recent low blood sugars. Type 1 Diabetes college diagnosis story low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) podcast weddingsCan you imagine getting diagnosed with type 1 diabetes while in college and planning a wedding at the same time?
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Sugar] Kids First, Diabetes Second Book: Don’t Forget the Siblings
    He is used to the daily care she receives, including all the blood sugar checks and insulin pump changes. Although we have a stash of juice boxes, Smarties, and glucose tablets that are for treating blood sugar only, he sometimes asks for a juice box, a roll of Smarties, or even a glucose tablet when Q gets one. Summary: This excerpt from the book Kids First, Diabetes Second is from the “All in the Family” chapter.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Sugar] Drinking two fizzy sodas a week can have THIS shocking effect on your body
    Guzzling more than two sugar-laden drinks a week can increase the risk of type-2 diabetes and glugging just one can raise blood pressure New research suggests that drinking just two cans of pop a week is enough to raise your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017
    [Sugar] Keep Your Blood Sugar in Check During National Diabetes Month
    November serves as National Diabetes Month, which brings communities across the country together to raise awareness of diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. Mahaska Health Partnership Diabetes Educator Sharon Ferguson aims to support and educate individuals year-round on the subject of diabetes, but says November always has a special importance
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017
    [Sugar] Why You Need a Snooze Alarm on Your CGM!
    Type 1 Diabetes A1c alarm continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom edelman report exercise insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) severe hypoglycemia videoBy Jeremy H. Pettus, MD The alarms on my Dexcom are my favorite things about having a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), but also my least favorite. What I mean, of course, is that they are sooooo important, but can also drive you nuts. Yes, my little Dexcom has beeped and buzzed its way right into […].
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