Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Children with Type 1 Diabetes Taper Adherence on Weekends and Holidays

Summer is here, but has your child’s daily medication fled with the April showers? According to a study conducted by the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in North Adelaide, Australia, children’s adherence to their medication tends to taper off during the holidays and over the weekend. This can pose a number of difficulties for those who require daily doses to help manage chronic conditions like type

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Diabetes Health Podcast Interview: Nick Jonas Beyond Type 1

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNick Jonas, our podcast guest, will be joining us, to talk about a new diabetes site for people living with type 1 diabetes. He is a singer/songwriter, patient advocate and a person living with Type 1 diabetes. He is one of 4 founders for BeyondType1; a nonprofit committed to donating 100% of your contributions to education, advocacy and curing

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Afrezza’s Inhaled Insulin – One Solution to High Insulin Prices?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI have received many questions about insulin costs. The most common concern? The price of insulin and long-term affordability. In this episode, I interviewed Michael Castagna, Chief Executive Officer of MannKind, the makers of the inhaled insulin about their 4 dollar a day insulin program. What do you think about purchasing rapid-acting insulin for 4 dollars a day? It

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Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Text Messaging Can Help Those with Type 2 Diabetes Control Blood Sugar

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! A new study published in the online journal Diabetes Care reports that intervention text messages can help those with type 2 diabetes improve their blood sugar levels. The study looked at Hispanic patients who were classified as low income. Dr. Addie Fortmann and her team at the

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Fast Food Linked to Industrial Chemical Consumption

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadData from federal nutrition surveys have found that people who ate fast food in the last 24 hours were found to have high levels of certain industrial chemicals within their bodies. These chemicals are known as phthalates, and they are used when making plastic materials more durable and flexible. They do not occur in nature but are commonly used

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Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Lubiprostone Acts as Effective Constipation Treatment for Diabetes

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! A new study has found that lubiprostone is an effective and safe way to treat chronic constipation in diabetes. This medication can decrease colonic transit time and increase spontaneous bowel movements in people with diabetes and chronic idiopathic constipation. After receiving a 48-mcg dose of lubiprostone each

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Diabetes Health In the News Podcast: Cooking Method Could Impact Diabetes Risk

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! According to a new study, altering the way that you cook could reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Poaching, steaming, and boiling foods are the healthiest options. When you bake, grill, or fry food items they produce glycation end products (AGEs), and AGEs have been

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Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Telemedicine Could Improve Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! A new study completed at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center has determined that telemedicine may be useful in the prevention of diabetic retinopathy. The study examined nearly 100 older adults living with diabetes. Although 3% of participants did not initially know what telemedicine was, once

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Life Expectancies of Diabetes Patients is Different

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! UK researchers from the University of Manchester recently completed a study to determine how diabetes affects life expectancy among different ethnicities. This was completed by examining data from about 188,000 patients living with diabetes from various ethnic groups. The findings showed that South Asian type 2 diabetics

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