Diabetes Self-Management Blog

Diane Fennell

Diane Fennell

Diane Fennell has been an editor at Diabetes Self-Management magazine since 2003. She is currently the Web Editor for Diabetes Self-Management E-News and DiabetesSelfManagement.com.


High-Salt Diet Doubles Heart Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

People with Type 2 diabetes who eat a high-sodium diet have twice the risk of developing cardiovascular disease as those who consume less salt, according to new research published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism…

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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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Metformin More Effective in African-Americans

The oral medicine metformin (brand name Glucophage and others) is more effective at controlling blood glucose levels in African-Americans than in whites, according to new research published in The Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism…

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FDA Approves Inhalable Insulin

On June 27, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Afrezza, a first-in-class inhalable insulin/inhaler combination, for adults with diabetes…

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Remembering Jan Chait

It is with a heavy heart that I’m writing to announce that Jan Chait, beloved Diabetes Self-Management blogger for eight years, passed away on Sunday…

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Researchers Successfully Test “Bionic Pancreas”

A “bionic pancreas” successfully managed blood glucose levels over the course of two five-day trials in adults and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes, according to new researcher published in The New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the 74th American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions earlier this month…

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One in Ten Heart Attack Patients Has Undiagnosed Diabetes

More than 10% of people admitted to the hospital with a heart attack were found to have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes in a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2014…

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Eating White Bread Ups Obesity Risk

Eating two or more daily servings of white bread can increase a person’s risk for obesity by 40%, according to a preliminary study presented at the 2014 European Congress on Obesity in Bulgaria. More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese and roughly another third are overweight, putting them at increased risk for developing Type 2 diabetes

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Sleep Apnea Increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Years of research have suggested that there is a connection between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and Type 2 diabetes. Now, the largest study investigating the conditions to date has demonstrated a link between the severity of a person’s OSA and his risk of developing Type 2…

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FDA Approves New Sugar Substitute

On May 19, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the high-intensity sweetener advantame, developed by Japanese food and chemical corporation Ajinomoto…

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Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring — Part 1: The Gear
Blood glucose self-monitoring is one of the keys to diabetes control. Here are the tools you need to carry out this task.

Perfectionism: An Impossible Goal in Diabetes Management
Striving for good self-care is important, but perfectionism can make diabetes care — and life — more difficult.

Recipes for Spring
Enjoy recipes for Baked salmon on beet greens, Tofu and snow pea slaw, Radish and cucumber salad, Spinach pinwheels, Beet salad with citrus dressing, and Stuffed berries.

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