Wilford Brimley: Playing His Own Character
You’ve probably seen him in “Cocoon,” “The Natural” and “The Firm,” as well as the Liberty Medical and Quaker Oats commercials. Wilford Brimley, known for playing grandfatherly types, doesn’t want his type 2 to prevent him from being there for his own grandkids.
Prescriptions by Mail: A Convenient Option for People With Diabetes
Convenience! No insurance or Medicare claims! No paperwork! See the article and resource chart to decide if mail order is the right option for you.
Residential Program Gets Newly Diagnosed Kids Off to a Good Start
The Barton Center for Diabetes Education—the largest independent camping and educational program in the country—has created a comprehensive program to help newly diagnosed children with diabetes and their families manage the relentless demands of the disease.
My Own Injection
Letters to the Editor
Taking the Lead, With Nicole Johnson Baker
Nicole advocates for legislation in Washington, D.C., that would reimburse CDEs for all education services provided
The Iacocca Foundation
Each month, we track the progress of the Iacocca Foundation in its efforts to raise $10 million to support the research of Denise Faustman, MD. This month: An update on fundraising thus far.
Taking Control of Your Diabetes, With Steven Edelman, MD
This month, Dr. Edelman explains why seeing an expert in diabetic eye disease is the most important step you can take to save your sight
Researchers evaluate the impact of an insulin dosage calculation device on diabetes control
Types 1 & 2
Proceeds from a documentary film about baseball legend Ron Santo benefit diabetes research
OmniPod Insulin Management System receives FDA approval
Dr. Tanenberg asks you to ask yourself if you are a candidate for gastric bypass surgery
Food for Thought
Nutrition Coach’s Corner
Anne K. Blocker, RD/LD, CDE, explores the non-diet approach to eating and diabetes meal management
Supplement of the Month
Laura Shane-McWhorter, PharmD, BCPS, FASCP, BC-ADM, CDE, discusses nopal— also known as prickly pear—and how it may help with diabetes control
This month, Gerri French, MS, RD, CDE, teaches you how to fortify your oatmeal with protein and fiber. Other recipes include Curried Chicken Salad, Asian-Style Chicken salad, and a traditional meat loaf recipe.
Low Glycemic Index Eating
Johanna Burani, MS, RD, CDE, explains how foods are measured for the glycemic index
Jacqueline A. Eberstein, RN, and Eva Katz, MPH, RD, implicate low HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides in heart disease
On the Go
Ann Swank, PhD, FACSM, offers a photo essay on simple exercises that will help you to strengthen your abdominal muscles
David Mendosa discusses the next generation of continuous glucose monitors by Medtronic MiniMed
John Hughes reviews the Online Blood Sugar Log by Bayer Healthcare
Up & Pumping
As your kids get ready for diabetes camp, Barbara Bradley, MS, RN, CDE, tells you what you need to know if they’re wearing an insulin pump this year
Notes from the Lab
A roundup of the latest diabetes research
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