Diabetes Self-Management Blog
Martha Zimmer

Discovering I Had Type 2 Diabetes

I was not prepared when Type 2 diabetes burst the bubble of ignorance I had built around myself. Looking back, I should have known better…

Diane Fennell

Low-Carb Diet Improves Quality of Life in Type 2 Diabetes

A new study indicates that a low-carbohydrate diet can improve quality of life for people with Type 2 diabetes…

Diane Fennell

Long Hours at Low-Income Jobs Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Working more than 55 hours a week at low-income jobs such as manual work is associated with an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology…

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…

Diane Fennell

New Metformin Combo Drug Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

On August 8, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the oral combination medicine canagliflozin/metformin (brand name Invokamet) for Type 2 diabetes. Invokamet is the first medicine to combine an SGLT2 inhibitor and metformin available in the United States…

Diane Fennell

FDA Approves New Oral Drug for Type 2 Diabetes

On August 1, the FDA approved the oral diabetes drug Jardiance for use, along with a healthful diet and exercise, in adults with Type 2 diabetes. The medicine joins Invokana and Farxiga as a member of the class of drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors…

Betsy Carlisle

Dispelling the Myths of Insulin Therapy

Diane Fennell

Shift Work Tied to Increased Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Diane Fennell

High-Salt Diet Doubles Heart Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

David Spero

Insulin for Type 2

Web Team

Rutgers Recruiting for Type 2 Diabetes Study

Diane Fennell

One in Ten Heart Attack Patients Has Undiagnosed Diabetes

Diane Fennell

Sleep Apnea Increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Jan Chait

Limbo Stick or Not: How Low Can You Go?

Web Team

2015 Diabetes UnConference in Las Vegas

Web Team

University of Virginia Study on Type 2 Diabetes

Diane Fennell

Two Large Meals Better for Blood Sugar Control?

Jan Chait

On the Ocean, Seeking Perfection

David Spero

Leptin and Diabetes — Are You Leptin Resistant?

Diane Fennell

Diabetes Rates Skyrocket in American Youth

Web Team

Lifestyle Interventions Trial for Type 2 Now Recruiting

Diane Fennell

FDA Approves Weekly Type 2 Diabetes Medicine

Web Team

Study on Factors Influencing Type 2 Management

Amy Campbell

What’s Your Diabetes “Type”? Gestational, MODY, and Steroid-Induced

Diane Fennell

Overweight People With Type 2 May Benefit From Gastric Banding

Amy Campbell

What’s Your Diabetes “Type”? Type 1, Type 2, and LADA

Web Team

Type 2 Prevention Study Seeks Volunteers

Diane Fennell

FDA Panel Votes in Favor of Inhalable Insulin; Diet Drug Recalled

Diane Fennell

Good News About Good Diabetes Self-Management

Web Team

Take the Diabetes Risk Test for Alert Day

Diane Fennell

Saturated Fat Linked to Accumulation of Dangerous Belly Fat

David Spero

Diabetes or Weight — Which Comes First?

Diane Fennell

Have a Spouse With Type 2? Your Risk May Be Increased

Jan Chait

Another Reason It’s Called Type 2?

Diane Fennell

New Type 2 Diabetes Drug Approved

David Spero

Diabetes and the “Obesity Paradox”

Diane Fennell

Big Breakfast Best for Diabetes Control, Study Shows

Diane Fennell

Family History of Type 2 Ups Risk of Prediabetes

Jan Chait

“First, Do No Harm”

Jan Chait

One Pill At a Time

David Spero

UK Doc: Type 2 Often Curable

Diane Fennell

Vitamin D in Women With Diabetes

Diane Fennell

Breakfast and Insulin Resistance

Jan Chait

I Do It MY Way

Diane Fennell

Night-Shift Work May Impair Glucose Tolerance

Jan Chait

Not MY Adorable, Quivering Finger!

Jan Chait

Prescribe Insulin? Nah! Too Much Trouble

David Spero

Can Beta Cells Be Healed?

Diane Fennell

First-in-Class Drug for Type 2

Jan Chait

Climbing My Way Out of Hypoglycemia (Finally!)

Diane Fennell

Sit Less to Reduce Diabetes Risk

Diane Fennell

Birth Control May Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Diane Fennell

Treatment Guidelines for Children With Type 2 Established

Diane Fennell

Three New Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes Approved

Diane Fennell

Clinical Trial for People With Type 2 Diabetes

Diane Fennell

Pear-Shaped Bodies Not So Healthy After All

Jan Chait

Home Sweet Home — Until the Next Trip

Web Team

Thinking About Insulin

David Spero

When You Were Diagnosed

Jan Chait

Stirring up a Potpourri

David Spero

Meat and Diabetes

Jan Chait

I’ll Take the High Road and I’ll Take the Low Road and I’ll Be Frustrated Afore Ye

David Spero

Toxic Chemicals and Diabetes

David Spero

The Mystery of Look AHEAD

Diane Fennell

Beans May Improve Blood Glucose Control

Web Team

“This Week I Will” Pledge Campaign

Diane Fennell

Vitamin K1 Slashes Type 2 Diabetes Risk by Half

Web Team

AADE Receives Grant to Prevent Type 2

David Spero

Is There a Cure?

Amy Campbell

Getting Started With Type 2 Diabetes

Diane Fennell

Obesity Itself Not a Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factor

Web Team

Survey for Type 2s

Jan Chait

After the Initial Reaction…What?

Amy Campbell

Preventing Diabetes: More Steps You Can Take

Diane Fennell

The Obesity Paradox

Amy Campbell

Preventing Diabetes: Steps You Can Take

Amy Campbell

Preventing Diabetes: A Window of Opportunity

Diane Fennell

Type 2 and Environmental Chemicals Linked

Diane Fennell

Generic Lyrica Approved; Secondhand Smoke Linked to Type 2

Jan Chait

Seeing is Believing

Diane Fennell

More Headlines From the ADA Scientific Sessions

Diane Fennell

Psoriasis May be Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes

Jan Chait

There’s a New Pump on the Horizon

Diane Fennell

Waist Size Alone Predicts Type 2 Risk

David Spero

Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Diane Fennell

Type 2s May Benefit From Earlier Colorectal Screening

Web Team

“The Game Plan”

Diane Fennell

New Guidelines Recommend Tailored Approach to Type 2

David Spero

Diabetes — Who’s To Blame?

Diane Fennell

Another Common Chemical Linked to Type 2

David Spero

What Causes Type 2 — Genes or Food?

Jan Chait

Should You be Putting Food in That?

Amy Campbell

Hormone Hoopla: Movers and Shakers of Diabetes (Part 2)

Amy Campbell

Hormone Hoopla: Movers and Shakers of Diabetes (Part 1)

David Spero

Put Out the Fire of Diabetes Inflammation

Jan Chait

All is OK in the End, but the Middle Sucked

Diane Fennell

H. Pylori Bacteria Linked to Elevated A1C

Jan Chait

Aching Joints Aside, Things are Looking Up

Diane Fennell

Study Strengthens Link Between Common Chemical and Type 2

Jan Chait

Walking Over Shark-Infested Waters

Diane Fennell

Decaf Coffee May Improve Memory in Type 2s

Jan Chait

Uncaring? Get a Clue!

Jan Chait

Diabetes Can Go Take a Flying Bleep!

David Spero

Metformin Wonder Drug

Jan Chait

Deen Reveals Type 2 Diabetes: Criticism Abounds

Diane Fennell

Treat Depression Along With Diabetes for Best Results

Diane Fennell

Rotating Shift Work Linked to Increased Type 2 Risk

Amy Campbell

Insulin: It’s a Good Thing. Really!

Diane Fennell

Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Sleep Apnea

Diane Fennell

Men at Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Diane Fennell

Combo Diabetes and Cholesterol Pill Approved

Jan Chait

Just Get It Right, Will Ya?

Jan Chait

I Did It My Way

Diane Fennell

Yoga for Blood Glucose Control

Jan Chait

Diabetes Management: What’s Your Category?

David Spero

Diabetes, Metformin, and Your Liver

Diane Fennell

FDA Panel Rejects Novel Diabetes Drug

Jan Chait

More Myths, Diabetes and Otherwise

Jan Chait

Myths, Diabetes and Otherwise

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Free Diabetes Workshops

Diane Fennell

Weight Gain and Gestational Diabetes

Jan Chait

“Misteaks” Abound, but Outcome is Positive

Jan Chait

When Outpatient Surgery Goes Wrong

Diane Fennell

FDA Approves New Diabetes Drug

Diane Fennell

Low Blood Glucose Affects Type 2, Too

Jan Chait

Inner-City Hospital Tackles Diabetes Control

David Spero

Bariatric Surgery — Diabetes Cure?

Diane Fennell

Dairy Fat May Reduce Type 2 Risk

Diane Fennell

A1C Accurate at Identifying Prediabetes

Diane Fennell

New Combination Drug Approved

Diane Fennell

Lifestyle Changes Lower Heart Risk Over Long Term

Jan Chait

Diabetes Is a Lot of Things, But It Sure Isn’t Boring

Diane Fennell

Factors Linked to Cognitive Deficits in Type 2 Identified

Jan Chait

Diabetes? Piece of Cake!

Diane Fennell

Lack of Sleep Increases Type 2, Heart Disease Risk

Diane Fennell

Green Leafy Vegetables Cut Risk of Type 2, Study Shows

Diane Fennell

A Benefit to Diabetes-Causing Genes?

Diane Fennell

Bones’ Role in Blood Glucose Regulation

David Spero

One Step at a Time

Jan Chait

Information? Who Needs THAT?

Diane Fennell

FDA Orders Halt on Avandia Trial Enrollment

Jan Chait

“Busy” Kittens Zooming Through Nine Lives

Diane Fennell

FDA Panel Issues Recommendation on Avandia

Jan Chait

Did I Miss Anything? Type 2 Meds Arriving Too Fast to Keep Track.

Jan Chait

Reaching Diabetic Nirvana: Dream on, Alice

Jan Chait

Relaxation on My Mind

Diane Fennell

Type 2 Cause in the Air?

Jan Chait

Changes in Health Also Bring About Changes in Insulin Needs

Jan Chait

It’s Amazing What a Little Knowledge Can — or Could — Do

Diane Fennell

Processed Meat Linked With Type 2 and Heart Disease

Jan Chait

You Thought We Didn’t Do What?

Diane Fennell

Low A1C Not to Blame for ACCORD Death Rate; Questions Remain

Jan Chait

Kittens and CPAPs and Hypos, Oh My!

David Spero

Does Diabetes Need a New Name?

Jan Chait

Lemme See…Where Do I Begin?

Jan Chait

Having “Fun” Can Be Infectious

David Spero

Type 1s Vs. Type 2s?

Jan Chait

When Comfort Comes in Pots, Pans, and Custard Cups

Diane Fennell

No Diabetes Benefit from Soy Supplements: New Study

David Spero

For the Veterans

Jan Chait

Sleepless in Indiana (and Everywhere Else)

David Spero

Insulin Resistance — Not the Whole Story

Jan Chait

Vacation Time is Looming!

Diane Fennell

Experts Call for More Individualized Drug Therapy

David Spero

Does Fat Cause Insulin Resistance?

Eric Lagergren

Why Are You and I Wrong?

Diane Fennell

The Health Impact of Sugary Drinks

David Spero

Loving Louisiana

Diane Fennell

Metformin Smelling Fishy? What You Can Do.

Jan Chait

Loss of a Diabetes Mentor Renews Urge to Become a Diabetes Mentor

Eric Lagergren

Oprah, Owen, Diabetes, Me

David Spero

Neither 1 Nor 2

Diane Fennell

New Drug Approved

Diane Fennell

A1C Recommended as Diagnostic Tool

Jan Chait

The Cost of Diabetes Self-Management Education? Priceless.

Diane Fennell

Coffee, Tea, and Diabetes Risk

Jan Chait

Now, If My BGs Would Just Stop Acting Up…

Jan Chait

It’s Not Over ’til Somebody Sings

Diane Fennell

Syringe Recall; New Treatment Recommendations Released

David Spero

Pollution and Diabetes

Diane Fennell

Insulin Effective and Accepted in Newly Diagnosed Type 2s

Diane Fennell

Weight Loss Dramatically Improves Sleep Apnea

David Spero

Thin Type 2s?

David Spero

Where Does Type 2 Come From?

Diane Fennell

Syringe Recall; Mediterranean Diet May Delay Need for Drugs

Jan Chait

Eating Out

David Spero

Sleep, Stress, and Diabetes

Diane Fennell

Culprit Found for Pancreatic Damage

David Spero

Are We an Epidemic?

David Spero

Are People with Diabetes Sweeter?

Jan Chait

There’s a Hospital Stay in My Future. Yikes!

David Spero

Tight Control OK if You Want It

Diane Fennell

Research on Rosiglitazone

Diane Fennell

New Findings on Cardiovascular Risk

Tara Dairman

Novel Diabetes Drug Cycloset Approved

Tara Dairman

Fibrate Drug May Lower Heart Risks in Some

Tara Dairman

Diabetes Alert Day Brings Free Tools and Tips

David Spero

Insulin, Fat, And Doctors

Jan Chait

Bias Weighs on My Mind

Jan Chait

Careful, Your Prejudice is Showing

Tara Dairman

HbA1c Test to be Used for Diagnosis

David Spero

Not So Fast With the Insulin?

Tara Dairman

Salsalate Study Now Recruiting

Tara Dairman

Higher HbA1c = Lower Brain Function?

Tara Dairman

Zetia May Help Protect Arteries in Type 2’s

Tara Dairman

Fibrate Drug Alone Doesn’t Cut Heart Risks for Type 2’s

Eric Lagergren

The Stigmata of Diabetes

Jan Chait

The Great Thanksgiving Buffet Disaster

Tara Dairman

The Rising Costs of Treating Type 2

Tara Dairman

Updated Guidelines for Treating Type 2

Tara Dairman

Early Blood Glucose Control Protects Years Later

Tara Dairman

Is Online Diabetes Education For You?

Jan Chait

It’s About Time

Tara Dairman

Byetta and Pancreatitis: What You Should Know

David Spero

An Epidemic of Pain

Amy Campbell

One of the Most Effective Diabetes Drugs

Tara Dairman

Drug Combo Linked to Increased Health Risks

Jan Chait

Things That Bug Us

Tara Dairman

Knocking Out Prediabetes

David Spero

Are Your Meds Making You Fat?

Tara Dairman

New Combination Drug Approved

Jan Chait

Blast It! Starting on Multiple Meds Makes Sense

Tara Dairman

Tight Control and Cardiovascular Disease (Part 3): VADT

Tara Dairman

Tight Control and Cardiovascular Disease (Part 2): ACCORD

David Spero

What to Eat? ADA Speakers Disagree

Tara Dairman

Tight Control and Cardiovascular Disease (Part 1): ADVANCE

David Spero

How Much (Monitoring) is Too Much?

Jan Chait

A Little Glitz, a Little Glam, to Give My Diabetes Stuff Some BAM!

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Pesticides and Type 2 Diabetes

Tara Dairman

"National Diabetes Goal" Set

Jan Chait

Support Comes in Many Forums

David Spero

Diabetes and the Brain

Jan Chait

Having Diabetes Means Coping With Change

Amy Campbell

Caffeine: Friend or Foe? (Part 2)

Tara Dairman

Actos May Help Slow Heart Disease

Tara Dairman

Two Lipid Drugs May Be Better Than One

David Spero

Weight, Prejudice, and Type 2 Diabetes

Tara Dairman

FreeStyle Navigator CGMS Approved

Tara Dairman

ADVANCE Study Contradicts ACCORD Findings

David Spero

ACCORD Travesty

Tara Dairman

Gastric Banding May Help Reverse Type 2

Tara Dairman

The ACCORD Trial Findings: What You Should Know

Tara Dairman

Caffeine May Affect Blood Glucose Levels

Tara Dairman

Cholesterol Drug Can Now Treat Type 2

Tara Dairman

Symlin Now Available in a Pen

Jan Chait

When Progress Isn’t a Positive Thing

Tara Dairman

Study Finds New Risks for Avandia

Tara Dairman

Avandia: New Warning and Findings

David Spero

Native Americans, Love, and Diabetes

Tara Dairman

National Diabetes Month, Week 1: Caregivers

Jan Chait

Byetta Garners Pancreatitis Warning

David Spero

Depression and Type 2 Diabetes—Symptoms or Disease? (Part 2)

Jan Chait

Your Treatment…Or Your Life?

David Spero

Depression and Type 2 Diabetes—Symptoms or Disease?

Tara Dairman

Actos Tops Avandia in Heart Safety Studies

Tara Dairman

Panel Recommends That Avandia Stay on the Market

Tara Dairman

More Trouble for Avandia; Alternative Drugs Reviewed

David Spero

Is it Type 2 or is it LADA?

David Spero

Type 2 Diabetes—An Environmental Illness

Tara Dairman

New Data on Avandia; New Warnings for TZD Drugs

Jan Chait

"Fat and Lazy," or Type 2 Diabetes—Which Came First?

Tara Dairman

Avandia Update

Jan Chait

Pondering the Intensity of Preventing Type 2 diabetes

Tara Dairman

Type 2 Drug Avandia Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attacks

Jan Chait

The Best Medicine?

Tara Dairman

Psychological Technique Helps Women With Diabetes Lose Weight

Tara Dairman

Low Testosterone Levels and Type 2 Diabetes

Tara Dairman

What We’re Reading: Arthritis Drug Researched for Treating Diabetes

Tara Dairman

New Combination Diabetes Drug Janumet Approved

Tara Dairman

Second Diabetes Drug Linked to Increased Fractures

Tara Dairman

Diabetes Drug Linked to Fracture Risk

Jan Chait

Type 1 Envy

Tara Dairman

Byetta Approved for Use With TZDs

Amy Campbell

Treating Diabetes with Diet and Exercise

Jan Chait

Freedom at the End of a Leash

Jan Chait

Everything I Knew About Diabetes, I Learned From My Grandmother

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