Diabetes Flashpoints

Candy-Carrying Crisis
A drive-in movie theater turns away a teen with Type 1 diabetes for trying to bring in a juice box and candy. Where is the line between food and medicine?

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Web Team

Upcoming “Taking Charge of Your Diabetes” Health Fairs

This September, the group “Taking Charge of Your Diabetes” will be hosting conferences in both Missoula, Montana, and Des Moines, Iowa. Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) is a nonprofit organization founded by endocrinologist Steven Edelman to “educate and motivate people with diabetes to take a more active role in their condition…”

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Diane Fennell

New Approach for Neuropathy Pain?

Based on the results of a small, ongoing, randomized trial presented at the American Association of Diabetes Educators 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, a low-fat, plant-based diet may be able to control the pain caused by neuropathy.

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Scott Coulter

Righteous Anger!

It is so much easier to hate than to understand; so much easier to project than to introspect; so much easier to blame than to take stock and take control. I was all set this week to write some “therapeutic” bit about how I hate diabetes, and how hating diabetes is our right, and on down that road…

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David Spero

Money Is Strong Diabetes Medicine

The less money you have, the more likely you are to have diabetes and other conditions. Studies find that giving people money improves their health. Why is that, and what can we do with that information?

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Web Team

Metformin Study Currently Recruiting

If you have Type 2 diabetes, you may be interested in a multisite study that is currently recruiting participants to evaluate the effectiveness of an extended-release version of the oral diabetes drug metformin versus the immediate-release version of the medicine…

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Amy Campbell

Techie Tools to Help With Weight Loss

There’s still no magic bullet for weight loss. I know, we all keep hoping for something quick, easy, and painless that will melt the pounds away with little or no effort. While we wait for that to come along, you might be interested in some new gadgets that are on or soon will be on the market that might at least make it easier to drop some pounds…

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Web Team

Back In Session: Diabetes at School

 
Diane Fennell

New Metformin Combo Drug Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

 
Scott Coulter

Patterned Behaviors

 
David Spero

Why Bother About Sex?

 
Betsy Carlisle

Blood Glucose Monitoring: Minimize the Pain, Maximize the Gain

 
Amy Campbell

Foods Gone Bad: How to Know If Your Food Is Safe to Eat

 

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