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? Read More
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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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More