AskNadia: Why Your Diabetes Will Not Be Cured or Reversed

Dear Nadia, I have had Type 2 diabetes for five years. My doctor says if I lose 22 pounds, my diabetes may disappear. What do you think? Roland Dear Roland, Once you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it will not disappear if you lose weight. Some marketing people use the term reverse and cure diabetes while advocating juicing, eating a raw food diet or

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AskNadia: I Stopped Giving My Daughter Insulin and Was Reported to Children Services

Dear Nadia, Help!! My 10yr old daughter is a type 1 diabetic who was diagnosed at 2. This year she has suffered from severe hypoglycemic episodes to the point where I have stopped giving her insulin. The first time this happened in April, I begged the doctors to check everything…to see if there was some kind of hormonal imbalance that could be causing this. They

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Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: FDA Approves Novo Nordisk’s Type 2 Diabetes Drug for Young Patients

Click above to listen!   There’s a new treatment for Type 2 diabetes that may be perfect for children. The FDA has recently approved Victoza injections as a treatment option to help lower blood sugar in children and adolescents ages 10-17. Designed to be used alongside exercise and diet, Victoza has been on the market since 2010 but was approved specifically for younger patients this

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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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Diabetes Health: Doctors Using Technology to Help People With Diabetes

An online survey from Consumer Reports showed that the top complaint among 660 surveyed doctors was the failure of patients to follow advice or treatment recommendations. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes can be effectively managed in most patients through diet, exercise and (in some cases) medication. People with diabetes often struggle to follow the orders prescribed by their doctors. People with diabetes express that they

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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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Ask Nadia – Question About OmniPod

Dear MC, I asked the makers of OminPod your questions directly. They have given us a detailed response with action you can take to help influence legislation on approving coverage for their device. Keep us posted on your process. Wishing you the best in your health efforts, Nadia Question-  What type of insulin could be used in the OmniPod? I presently use Lantus and the

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AskNadia: Need Printed Insulin Pump Manual

I want to get a replacement manual for my daughter’s insulin pump. I don’t want an on-line version. I want the paper booklet. Karen South Hamilton MA Hello Karen, You can call the insulin pump company directly at their 800 number and request a manual to be mailed to you. I have listed all the phone numbers and their links as a reference source for

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AskNadia: My Doctor Refuses to Prescribe Me Enough Insulin

Dear Nadia: I use an insulin pump, and since we have changed insurance plans, I have a new Doctor, who will not give me enough insulin to last me a month. I have told him that I run out of insulin every month. Andrew Sacramento Ca Dear Andrew: That is outrageous. Is your physician an endocrinologist? Does he understand insulin pump therapy? His lack of

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Living With Type 1 Diabetes: My Love-Hate Relationship With Food

I love carbohydrates, and sometimes, I hate carbohydrates. I think part of my love/hate relationship with food goes back to the days just before my diagnosis of type 1 as a teenager. At 18 years old, I was suddenly eating everything in sight as the hunger from my high blood sugar, due to undiagnosed diabetes, kicked in.  I lost more and more weight and became

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