Type 1 Diabetes: Are You Keeping Your Questions In Check?

How intrusive do people get with their health comments or questions to you? If you have had diabetes for any stretch of time, chances are, you’ve been on the receiving end of some inappropriate questions. It’s not easy, brushing off the unwanted inquiries. How do you politely and gently tell people to back off?   I had an older gentleman at work tell me how

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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 Type 2: Strictly Speaking a Low-Carb Diet Works for Type 2 Kristin Walton

Kristin Walton wasn’t surprised two years ago when she was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic. Her father was diabetic and today four of his five children are, too.   “My physician discovered my A1C of 7.4 during a routine visit and rather than start Metformin,” Kristin explains, “I wanted to see if sticking to a strict diet that eliminated potatoes, pasta, rice, processed foods

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Doug Huber Says the New Technology Helps Stabilize His Blood Sugar

“I think many newly diagnosed people are overwhelmed by their Type 1 diabetes,” Douglas Huber says. “I know I was. At age seven my parents brought me to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The hospital was very strict as I remember it. The diet was no fun for a kid.”   He was angry, too, for being different from other children and for having to

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Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Parenting Style Impacts Control in Children

As a dad, do you tend to be authoritative and have high expectations of your child’s self control? Do you set clear limits and command respect, without bulldozing him or her? If so, you may be helping your child with type 1 diabetes stick to his or her treatment regimen. According to a recent study at the Israel Diabetes Center  of the Schneider Children’s Medical

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Diabetes Health: Get More Out of Your Doctor Visit

When you go to the doctor, it is important that you act as a good self-advocate by properly explaining your symptoms. However, since many people do not have medical training, it can sometimes be difficult to convey properly, exactly what we are feeling. This can sometimes result in you leaving your doctor’s office feeling frustrated and misunderstood. Fortunately, by learning how to communicate better, your

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Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Dear Loved Ones, Thank You for Not Holding a Grudge

What a weekend. After 21 years with Type 1 diabetes, you’d think I’d be used to these blood sugar swings, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I had a 330 blood sugar brought on in part by stress and PMS. I’d had a low of 37 the day before. These wildly crazy swings tend to make me feel like a newbie, but I’m

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Living With Type 1 Diabetes: A Rebellious Teenager Finds Team Type 1

I am excited to have this opportunity to write a diabetes-focused blog for Diabetes Health about living and thriving with type 1 diabetes. First of all, I am extremely passionate about racing road and mountain bicycles, running 5K runs and sprint triathlons, and doing other activities that I find to compete in for Team Type 1. But before I start blogging, I would like to

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Dancer Doesn’t Let Diabetes Interfere With Her Dreams

Erin Stapley has dreamed of becoming a professional dancer ever since age 10 when she auditioned for and made the Anchorage Ballet Company in Alaska. Though the 14-year-old was stunned by last year’s discovery she has type 1 diabetes; Stapley refuses to let the disease interfere with her dreams. She continues to train up to five hours a day, six days a week, besides maintaining

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