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As diabetics, we have a funny attitude toward Endocrinologists. We're so familiar with our diseases that we feel we don't really need them to manage things on a daily basis, and yet we do need them since we can't write our own prescriptions for medications. Once we know as much as doctors -- or sometimes even more -- we become frustrated with the tedious process of seeing them every three months for an obligatory progress report. Though it pains me to say this, as much as we feel we don't need to see doctors, they are essential to our overall well being.
1 comment - Apr 22, 2014 -
If you have type 2 diabetes and also suffer from depression, you may want to keep an even closer eye on your kidney health.
0 comments - Apr 15, 2014 -
There's sweet news for type 2s who have been longing for the taste of sugar without the nasty side effects.
0 comments - Apr 6, 2014 -
The FDA wants to take another look at a pill approved in 2006 for control of glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetess. In a trial study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, saxagliptin (brand name Onglyza) was shown to coincide with an increased rate of hospitalization for heart failure of 27 percent compared to type 2s taking a placebo. The FDA has not asked prescribers and patients to stop taking saxagliptin, but to use caution while a review is underway.
0 comments - Mar 30, 2014 -
Today is the American Diabetes Association's 26th Annual Alert Day, when the association reaches out to inform Americans about the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
0 comments - Mar 25, 2014 -
An interesting study out of Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston ties poor glycemic control--defined as an A1c of 8% or more--to longer hospital stays for non-cardiac surgery.
0 comments - Mar 20, 2014 -
Abbott is voluntarily conducting a recall for the FreeStyle® and the FreeStyle Flash® blood glucose meters. These two meters have not been in production since 2010. Other Abbott Diabetes Care meters are not affected by the recall.
0 comments - Mar 18, 2014 -
If there's a common word people with diabetes use when their blood sugar drops or goes high, it's "routine"--as in, "Whenever I get away from my routine, that's when I get into trouble." For most of us, traveling isn't part of our routine, so here are some suggestions to find that sought-after balance between "getting away" and "staying OK."
0 comments - Feb 27, 2014 -
Are you ready for a challenge? Then let's take a trip together--just me, you, and diabetes. Another travel season is upon us, with all of the challenges and frustrations that it entails for those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It might not simple or easy to manage, but it should be rewarding if we handle it right.
0 comments - Feb 21, 2014 -
Diabetes Health is the essential resource for people living with diabetes- both newly diagnosed and experienced as well as the professionals who care for them. We provide balanced expert news and information on living healthfully with diabetes. Each issue includes cutting-edge editorial coverage of new products, research, treatment options, and meaningful lifestyle issues.