Diabetes Flashpoints

Prediabetes: Overhyped?
A new article suggests that the definition of "prediabetes" includes too many people to be helpful. Should this word, and the diagnosis it represents, be scrapped?

Diabetes Self-Management Blog
Scott Coulter

A Series of Unfortunate Meals…

I’m writing this week from North Carolina, site of my family reunion. We’ve all come together to celebrate my cousin’s wedding in Atlanta, and then all made the trek up to Highlands, NC, where my grandfather lived for the last 30 years of his life…

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David Spero

New SGLT Drugs Coming

SGLT1 and 2 are proteins that move glucose out of the intestines and kidneys. Blocking them might keep glucose in the intestines and cause more glucose to be urinated out via the kidneys, lowering blood sugar levels. That’s what “SGLT inhibitor” drugs try to do…

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Betsy Carlisle

Ensuring a Successful Hospital Stay

It is very important for people with diabetes who anticipate the need for a hospital stay to prepare for a successful visit. If you end up with an unexpected hospital stay, it will certainly challenge your best efforts to manage your diabetes, but hopefully the following information will help you be prepared for any such situation…

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Amy Campbell

What Color Is Your Fat?

Fat seems like a problem, and for a huge segment of the population, it truly is. But fat isn’t all that bad. We do need this stuff. Many people simply have too of it. The issue, then, is how to get rid of that excess…

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Web Team

Type 1 Youth Canoe Trips

Insulindependence, a diabetes and sports association focused on providing exercise-related resources for people living with diabetes, will be hosting two canoe trips for youth with Type 1 diabetes next month…

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Diane Fennell

Whey Protein to Prevent After-Meal Blood Sugar Spikes?

Controlling after-meal blood sugar levels is a continuing battle for many people with diabetes. Now, a small new study indicates that eating whey protein prior to a meal improves the body’s insulin response and helps control glucose levels after the meal…

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Scott Coulter

Sick Week*

 
David Spero

Lower Your Blood Sugar — Eat Slower

 
Betsy Carlisle

An Introduction

 
Amy Campbell

Nutrition…In a Jar!

 
Web Team

Diabetes Law Student Scholarship Seeks Applicants

 
Diane Fennell

Metformin More Effective in African-Americans

 

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