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FDA Recommendations For Diabetes Management Are Largely Ineffective

Diabetes management, if limited to FDA recommendations is largely ineffective.

Are you sure? My personal adventures in health insurance verification

Have there been any documented deaths from waiting too long on hold with an insurance company? I may have come close a few times. The hold times can be anywhere from a lucky few minutes to my all-time record of 37 minutes. Speaking of, I am currently in minute 23 as I type.

Why you NEED check-ins when you are doing WELL

My dad is a mechanic, so I spent my formative years leaning over engines and climbing on car lifts getting covered in grease stains and rust. So it's probably no [...]

ADA Scientific Sessions 2018: Gary’s Top-5 Observations

As usual, this year’s American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions didn’t place much emphasis on a healthy lifestyle.  There was food everywhere, and trust me, we’re not talking fruits & veggies.  But there was a great deal of research presented on diabetes medications and devices. 

Finding humor in Diabetes: #laughingwithyou

Humor can make the burden of diabetes a little less heavy.

Best of the Diabetes Apps of 2016 – How to pick what is right for you

The National Diabetes Statistics Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 29 million Americans have diabetes, and 95 percent of them have Type 2, the form [...]

Back to School for kids with Diabetes

Heading back to school is an exciting and anxious time for most and no doubt diabetes can add to that anxiety level. Whether your child is very young, newly diagnosed or maybe just heading to a new school this year, the thought of going back to school may have you both on edge.

Diabetes Management – Do you follow the rules?

In the diabetes community, adherence and compliance are words that are used to talk about and evaluate how PWD (people with diabetes) are doing with their diabetes management.

Living with Diabetes – “The Diabetic and the Beast ”

Diabetes impacts our lives deeply. We are forced to realize our limitations as humans. Diabetes is a beast to be tamed - not by the diabetic alone, but by an entire village.

How to Keep Your feet Healthy Living With Diabetes!

It can be easy to forget to look at your feet, especially if they feel just fine. This is the best time to take a look! If they feel great, [...]

Diabetes Friendly Foods

What do I eat? Diabetes & Diet If you are new to living with diabetes (or you've lived with diabetes for years and you are looking for information), you've likely [...]

Arden’s Day Podcast: Type 1 Diabetes from a child’s perspective

Scott Benner is a stay-at-home Dad, a storyteller, a type 1 diabetes advocate and an author.

Blood Sugar Checks – What Have They Done for You Lately?

By Diane Herbert MSW, LSW, CDE (pending) If you’re living with diabetes, you have been told many times and in many ways – Check your sugar, test, monitor your glucose, [...]

When Low BG Frenzy Hits

We've all been in the position of having a bad low, where all you want to do is eat everything in sight. There's no reasoning with yourself. It's like a demon has hijacked your self-control!

Educating the General Public – Will they ever get it right?

The recent online explosion of comments regarding the poorly dramatized experience of a woman with type 1 diabetes in the BBC’s season finale of The Syndicate shows just how uneducated people without diabetes are – even if they are a writer for a big name show.

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