Diabetes Self-Management Blog

Katharine Davis

Katharine Davis

Katharine Davis is a former Web Editor of DiabetesSelfManagement.com


Lack of Sleep Linked to Poor Diabetes Control

A new study shows that not getting enough sleep or getting poor quality sleep may worsen diabetes control.

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Raising PAD Awareness

You may know that having diabetes raises your risk for atherosclerosis, or the narrowing of arteries caused by the buildup of fatty plaque. And you may have heard that atherosclerosis often affects the arteries near the heart, leading to angina or a heart attack.
But did you know that atherosclerosis can affect the arteries in other parts of the body, as well?

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The ADA Issues New Nutrition Guidelines

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently published new guidelines on medical nutrition therapy, or the use of diet to prevent or treat diabetes and diabetes complications. Published in the September 2006 issue of the journal Diabetes Care, the new guidelines are an updated version of guidelines from 2002 and 2004.

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Some Canadian Web Sites Sell Counterfeit Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to buy prescription drugs from certain Canadian Web sites because some drugs sold on these Web sites were found to be counterfeit.

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Several Habits of Highly Effective Weight Managers

If you’re trying to lose weight or maintain weight loss, certain habits may help you to succeed. A recent survey has identified some of the behaviors and strategies of people who have shed pounds and kept them off.

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Airline Carry-On Rules Slightly Relaxed

As you probably know, a terrorist plot foiled in the United Kingdom on August 10 raised the threat level in the United States and prompted the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ban passengers from carrying liquids and gels onto aircraft. At the time, the only exceptions were baby formula, breast milk, and prescription medicines that had the passenger’s name on them.

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Welcome to Our New Site!

If you’ve visited DiabetesSelfManagement.com before, you’ll notice that we’ve made a few changes around here. For starters, we’ve given ourselves a makeover. To make the site more appealing to the eye and easier to explore, we’ve given it a new look and a new layout. In addition, we’re pleased to launch this blog—The Diabetes Self-Management Blog, which will be updated each weekday by me and by several talented writers.

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Carbohydrate Restriction: An Option for Diabetes Management
Some people find that decreasing the amount of carbohydrate they eat can help with blood glucose control. Here’s what to know about this approach.

Insulin Patch Pumps: A New Tool for Type 2
Patch pumps are simpler to operate than traditional insulin pumps and may be a good option for some people with Type 2 diabetes who need insulin.

How Much Do You Know About Vitamins?
Learn what these micronutrients can and can’t do for you.

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