Diabetes Health Type 1 & Type 2: My Four 4th Of July Tips

The holidays are never an easy time for people with diabetes. Temptations loom everywhere with family and friend invitations to celebrate a national festive day with food and drink, a time when we tend to indulge a bit more than usual. Unfortunately, people with diabetes do not have the luxury of eating whatever they want or as much as they want. Here are a few

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Using the Tandem Insulin Pump Has Helped Keeping Her Blood Sugars in a Good Range

By Claire Lynch At age 19 Michele Cramer went to her doctor afraid that she had a urinary tract infection. The nurse asked her to give a urine sample and they discovered sugar in her urine. She had all of the classic symptoms of Type 1 – fatigue, excessive thirst and frequent UTIs – and after additional testing they determined that’s what it was. Her

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In The Trenches With Diabetes Dad: Lisa Awards 2019, Powerhouses in Our Diabetes World and One Special Son

by diabetesdad Ten years are a long time. I just cannot believe that ten years have gone by that our sweet Lisa left this world. But she went out with a voice shouting from the mountaintops and it is in the memory of that voice that I keep the promise I gave to my Little Brother (honorary), Mark, that in honor of his wife I

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The Link Between Diabetes and Hormones

Diabetes begins as a metabolic syndrome that features a combination of hormonal and nutritional imbalances. If these imbalances aren’t corrected, a pre-diabetic condition can turn into full-fledged diabetes. These hormonal imbalances can result in an inability for your body to produce the insulin that it needs to convert glucose into energy, a condition that is known as insulin resistance. When this occurs, your blood glucose

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7 Ways to Save on Your Diabetes Prescriptions

Are you paying more for prescription drugs? The stats say that you probably are. I recently wrote an article about the prescription drug industry. Through my research, I learned that nearly 7 in 10 Americans are on at least one prescription drug and more than half of Americans take two drugs. It’s a $326 billion industry and growing – that breaks down to an average of $1459 per person

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AskNadia: Why Did My Daughter Get Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes?

Why did my daughter get Type 1 diabetes? I wish I had it instead of her. BK San Francisco CA   Dear BK: I have been asked this question many times over the years. Especially by parents like yourself who are learning to cope with their newly diagnosed child. A type 1 diagnosis means that your daughter’s immune system is attacking her pancreatic insulin beta

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AskNadia: Levemir Insulin Versus Lantus

Dear Nadia, I would like to know, if I normally use Levemir pen insulin, and I run out before my health insurance kicks in, can I use Lantus insulin until I can get coverage for my Levemir ? Rita U Dear Rita: Levemir and Lantus are similar insulins.  Our advisory board member Jane Jeffrie Seley, DNP MSN MPH RN GNP BC-ADM CDE CDTC suggests that

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Ask Nadia: High Blood Sugars and Symlin

Ask Nadia I have diabetes and am having trouble with high blood sugars.  I am thinking about asking my Doctor to put me on Symlin. Andrew Madison WI Dear Andrew, Symlin is a brand name for the hormone Amylin.  Amylin is a  hormone produced in your pancreas from the same beta cells that also make insulin.  It’s released into your blood stream after a meal

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Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Timing of First Solid Food Intake Linked to T1 Risk

New parents might not want to rush the introduction of solid food into their baby’s diet. That’s not to say they want to put it off, either. According to the results of a study, babies who ate their first solid food either before four months or after six months of age were more likely to develop type 1 diabetes than those who were exposed to

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Carrie Miller Not Deterred From Living Her Own Indiana Jones Life

Carrie Miller had one goal when she was a child-become the female counterpart to Indiana Jones. If nothing else, she wanted to live a life infused with that blockbuster’s level of adrenaline rush. And she had no intention of letting her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at age 7 interfere with that goal. “I always wanted that sense of adventure,” says the Cleveland native, 24,

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