In the Diabetes Trenches: Diabetes Dad

I have a friend; let’s call her K. K has a son, let’s call him Z. I have known K for a very long time, and she was an incredible actress. I thought nothing could ever surpass her talent, but it did, it was K’s incredible and wonderful heart. She is an incredible mom, and her family has become her life. It’s not surprising in

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Diabetes Health Word Search Puzzle: Recent Research-11/2

This word search puzzle was inspired by this week’s news and podcast reports. Play along with us to test your knowledge and comprehension on topics we post Monday-Friday. Please click the link below to download this week’s Diabetes Health Word Search Puzzle: Diabeteshealth.com Word Search Puzzle If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add

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Flashback Friday: A Grateful Mom Thanks Nick Jonas For Speeding Her Daughter’s Diagnosis

Hi, Mr. King: Thanks so much for Diabetes Health. Being a type 1 diabetic, I have benefited from many of its articles. I would like to tell you a story concerning my daughter, Morgan, and say what an inspiration Nick Jonas from the Jonas Brothers is. Morgan is 12½ years old and a huge Jonas Brothers fan! Of course she and her friends wanted tickets for

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Coffee Could Raise Heart Risks

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Sep-23_-2015_-2_19_06-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to the audio recording of Diabetes Health in The News. A recent study has brought bad news to young coffee lovers: Drinking a lot of caffeine could raise heart attack risks if a person already has high blood pressure. Additionally, coffee consumption among these patients has also been linked to a greater risk of pre-diabetes.

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C.A. Becomes Fifth State to Allow Physician Assisted Suicide

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed legislation that makes California the fifth state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using prescription drugs. The image below illustrates state-by-state physician-assisted suicide laws. (Please click to view larger image.)    Data Curated by insidegov.com and sourced from ProCon Euthanasia.  

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Finerenone Benefits Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy

Click here to listen to the audio recording of Diabetes Health in The News. Researchers have found that the MRA called Finerenone has been shown to benefit patients living with diabetes nephropathy.  A recent study indicated improved kidney function markers in patients,  when the drug was added to an RAS blocker. Additionally, these patients showed lower rates of hyperkalemia, which involves high potassium levels in

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In the Diabetes Trenches: Diabetes Dad: What We “Need”

“We need…”I have heard this statement a million times about the diabetes community. “We need a really good spokesperson;” “we need an ice bucket-type challenge,” and other things. “We need, we need, we need”… not really. We need to pull the weight ourselves–all of us. Mary Tyler Moore has given tirelessly throughout her entire career to the message of diabetes through the JDRF. We can

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Type 1 Diabetes: How I Kept Off 20 Pounds For (Almost) An Entire Year

I never thought I’d be able to lose a substantial amount of weight in the first place, let alone keep it off. I started exercising late last January, and unlike all those years where weight loss was a January resolution, this time, it worked. I think there are a few reasons why: I didn’t make it a resolution. I did it for a variety of

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Diabetes: Just The Tip of The Iceburg

By Tanya Caylor In the 30 years or so since his diagnosis, the 72-year-old from Peabody, Mass., has also had to contend with heart bypass surgery, prostate cancer and kidney failure, undergoing 3½ years of dialysis before getting a kidney transplant in November 2013. Navigating his health problems hasn’t been easy. But Leavitt, who says he gets tired of hearing friends whine about their health,

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Young Diabetic Dreams Of Being A Popstar/Scientist

By Brenda Neygent Alexis Bentinganan has big goals for a nine-year-old, but she also has the guts to make them happen. The girl with the rich, clear voice – diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on in  2013.  At the age of 7. She has been performing for most of her life and dreams of being a pop star. That’s if she can squeeze in a

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