Diabetes Health Research Report: Immune Boost Eliminates Insulin Injections

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Dec-12_-2015_-10_45_09-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download  Click here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! American researchers have found a way for people living with diabetes, immune cells, to do away with daily insulin injections for up to a year. People with diabetes lack a sufficient number of T-reg cells, which the body normally uses to protect insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells.

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AskNadia: The History of the Implantable Insulin Pump

Dear Jeff,  I have had diabetes for 28 years and wore two different insulin pumps for a total of 8 years. I quit the insulin pump because of scarring issues that lead to insulin effectiveness issues. Now after many years, I am starting to suffer from the long-term effects of diabetes. The implantable insulin pump could make a difference in my life.  This new technology

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Diabetes Health Podcast Interview: How to Fast Safely During Ramadan with Diabetes

    Managing diabetes is no easy task. When a spiritual holiday comes a long that requires fasting, you need to ensure that your health is not compromised.   Join me today as I speak to Dr. Luma Gahlib who helps us understand who should or should not fast during Ramadan and what to consider before you decide to observe this spiritual holiday that may

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Diabetes Health in The News: Just 6 months of walking may reverse cognitive decline, study says

Aging is a normal part of life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give the process a piece of your mind! Or, as the case may be, take that piece right back. Walking has been show to help improve your cognitive function and actually slow down the aging of your mind. In fact, walking can help keep your body and heart healthy, too! A recent

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AskNadia: Why Can’t a Type 1 Women with Diabetes Adopt A Child

Dear Nadia, I would like to know what the #1 reason for why women with well controlled type 1 diabetes, in good control for 20 years, cannot adopt.  Patricia Dear Patricia, There are many reason why a person’s application will be rejected for adoption.  Some of the reasons are traditional while others are in place for the child’s safety. Adoption agencies and foreign adoptions have

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420: Cannabis Observance Day and Diabetes

By Nadia Al-Samarrie If you are unfamiliar with the code language 420, it’s a sub-culture of people who observe and describe themselves as cannabis users on April 20th. Personally, I don’t smoke pot but I do know people with diabetes who claim there are many benefits to cannabis. One subscriber who is an investment banker and has terrible neuropathy has shared that he has tried

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Diabetes Health in the News: Medicare to Pay for Complex Medical Care

A new set of Medicare rules put into effect on January 1, 2017 will help to more adequately pay physicians for the time-consuming work of managing chronic healthcare needs among older patients. Under these new rules, physicians will be paid for the legwork associated with working in healthcare teams to improve care for older adults with hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, and similar serious health issues.

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AskNadia: Why Medicare Covers Some Insulin Pumps

I was thinking about getting an insulin pump, but I am worried that Medicare will not cover it. Why does Medicare cover insulin pumps for some people and not for others? Barbara Florida Dear Barbara, Insulin pumps are covered under Medicare if you meet their insulin pump management criteria, insulin antibody test or C-Peptide test. If you are thinking about getting an insulin pump, this

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Diabetes Health in The News: Consumer Safety and Fresh Produce

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Aug-22_-2015_-9_08_46-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to the audio version of  Diabetes Health In The News A recent survey found that consumers are becoming increasingly more confident with the safety of fresh produce. Their greatest concerns were with seafood, meat and takeout food. Fresh produce. was of their least concern.  They also felt confident with the safety of locally grown produce.

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