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My Experience With Type 1, Pregnancy and Delivery
My Experience With Type 1, Pregnancy and Delivery

On January 7, 2006, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Ava Grace Baker. She was 8.4 pounds and 20.25 inches long. It took 30 hours, but it was worth every moment. Well, almost every moment.

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Colorectal Cancer and Diabetes
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While people with diabetes know that they face a long list of possible complications, it looks as if there’s one more to worry about: We now know that diabetics also face a higher risk of colon cancer. However, there is some consolation in knowing that colon cancer can often be prevented with proper testing.

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Glucerna in a Hospital Setting Beneficial to Type 2 Patients

In hospitalized people with type 2 diabetes, Glucerna was found to have a “neutral effect on [blood glucose] control and lipid metabolism . . . compared with a high-carbohydrate and a lower-fat formula.”

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How to Get the Most From Your Doctor Visits
How to Get the Most From Your Doctor Visits

Do visits with your diabetes healthcare professional seem shorter these days?

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Action About A1Cs

When your last A1C registered at more than 7 percent, did your primary care physician take action to lower it?

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Surviving Your Hospital Stay: How To Be Your Own Advocate

"If you're being admitted to the hospital, you might want to write 'Person With Diabetes' across your forehead with a permanent marker."

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Medical Errors and Diabetes Care

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Diabetes-Related Hospitalization Rates Soar in Pennsylvania

Hospitalizations involving diabetes—either as the reason for admission or as a secondary diagnosis—rose 16.7 percent in Pennsylvania from 1997 to 2001.

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Could U Be in Danger?: Insulin. The #1 Drug Error in Hospitals

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Many Patients Given Metformin in Hospitals Despite Contraindications

Many patients who are treated with metformin (Glucophage) during hospital stays have medical conditions or undergo procedures that, when combined with metformin, put them at risk for developing lactic acidosis, a potentially life-threatening condition caused by a build-up of lactic acid that can lead to organ damage.

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