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Type 1 Diabetes In Adults

Type 1 Diabetes In Adults

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Type 1 diabetes in adults is a distinct minority within the population of people who have diabetes. Many have found that this minority status can present some challenges…

The TRIGR Research Study

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Yesterday, I received an exciting piece of mail: it was a letter from the TRIGR research team who has been following my son’s blood glucose and antibody levels since birth, stating that his most recent blood work shows that he tests negative for the antibodies associated with Type 1 diabetes

Autism and Type 1 Diabetes Connection

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Nine years ago, when I was first consulting with obstetricians who specialize in high risk pregnancies to talk about my wish to get pregnant, not one of the three doctors whom I visited mentioned any connection between a mother having Type 1 diabetes and her child having autism spectrum disorder…

Mindfulness and Stress Management

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Anyone living with diabetes knows that any number of things connected to our disease can be stress triggers: for some of us, it may be the constant monitoring and watching our blood glucose numbers; for others, it may be communicating with doctors or dealing with the financial pressures that diabetes can add. Managing a chronic illness on a daily basis simply is a stressful situation…

Some Symlin Success

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Last Thursday morning I saw my endocrinologist and was really happy to find out that my A1C had dropped 0.6 points. I owe that success to my decision, made with the encouragement of my endo, to start taking Symlin (pramlintide) again…

Pool Time With the Pump

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This past Saturday our community pool opened for the season, and I was there at 11AM with my husband and kids, ready to dive in. We all love swimming, and its been especially hot this June in Philadelphia, so we spent most of our weekend at the pool…

Team Type 1 Races for America

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This past Saturday, for the fifth year in a row, members of Team Type 1 — a team of athletes with Type 1 diabetes founded by college friends Joe Eldridge and Phil Southerland — set out on their bikes for a 3,052-mile “Race Across America.” With blood glucose meters, glucose tabs, and insulin pump supplies in tow, the cyclists are racing from California to Maryland…

Approaching 40

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Today is my 39th birthday, and it’s been a really wonderful day. I’ve heard from friends and family near and far by phone, e-mail, mail, and Facebook. My husband and I both took the day off and went for a long walk in our favorite park and ate lunch outside at a romantic inn…

My Motivation

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It is an absolute pleasure to be a guest blogger for DiabetesSelfManagement.com for the next couple of months. I have written numerous articles for Diabetes Self-Management magazine over the years and welcome this new opportunity to engage in a dialogue with other folks living with diabetes, with practitioners working with people who have diabetes, and with friends and loved ones who care about people living with diabetes…

Get Moving With Yoga

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Popular images of yoga often show a sinewy person folded, pretzel-like, into a joint-defying pose, perhaps while balancing on one leg, to boot. While impressive, such images often scare people away from the very practice they are promoting or celebrating, namely yoga. That’s unfortunate, because yoga has benefits for everyone, no matter how flexible or sinewy…

Pregnancy With Diabetes

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Women with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who are considering pregnancy have reason to feel optimistic. That’s because women with diabetes can and do experience healthy, uneventful pregnancies and give birth to perfectly healthy babies…

Diabetes and the Downturn

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For people living with diabetes, maintaining optimal blood glucose control takes knowledge, dedication, support — and money. According to a study published in the December 2008 issue of the journal Diabetes Care, people recently diagnosed with diabetes spend, on average, $4,174 more each year on medical costs than people who don’t have diabetes — a gap that increases substantially each year following the initial diagnosis…

 

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