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Article of the Week: Teaming Up for Better Diabetes Control

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In two recent blog entries (”Get Thee to a Doctor’s Office!” and ”Regular Doctor Visits?”) Andy Stuckey reveals that he needs to make more frequent visits to his endocrinologist, who can be one important member of a diabetes care team. Do you know who the other members might be? This article from the archives explains who makes up a diabetes care team and what roles the members can play in helping you manage your diabetes.

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And remember that articles on a wide variety of diabetes topics are always available in our magazine archives section! Read More “Article of the Week: Teaming Up for Better Diabetes Control”

Practicing Medicine Without a License

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Last week, a friend of mine who was writing an article about Alli, the over-the-counter version of orlistat (brand name Xenical), asked for my thoughts on the side effects of such drugs. For those of you who are unaware, orlistat blocks absorption of a portion of the fat you eat and can result in, um, overactive “regularity.”

First of all, I don’t know what’s wrong with just eating less fat. I mean, do we have to have a pill for everything? Read More “Practicing Medicine Without a License”

What Were Reading: Diabetes and Disordered Eating

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This week, we’d like to direct your attention to this post at diabetes.about.com entitled “Eating Disorders in Teens with Type 1 Diabetes.” The post examines a new study that shows that eating disorders are twice as common in teenage girls with Type 1 diabetes than in their peers who don’t have diabetes. It includes information on warning signs for eating disorders and the dangers of insulin dose manipulation for weight control.

The About Diabetes blog is written by Debra Manzella, a writer and practicing nurse. Read More “What Were Reading: Diabetes and Disordered Eating”

Article of the Week: Healthy Aging With Diabetes

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Do you know how getting older can affect diabetes, and vice versa? This article from the magazine archives explains how the aging process works, how diabetes can contribute to it, how getting older can impact diabetes control, and how to remain vital as the years go by.

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And remember that articles on a wide variety of diabetes topics are always available in our magazine archives section! Read More “Article of the Week: Healthy Aging With Diabetes”

Be “SMART” About Your Goals: Part 2

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Have you been thinking about your goals and wondering if they really are “SMART”? Last week, we talked about resolutions and goals and how most people "fall off the wagon" because they haven’t come up with a plan of action as to how they’re going to reach their goals. But using the concept of SMART goal-setting can help you keep your resolutions. Just a quick refresher: SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Time-limited. Read More “Be “SMART” About Your Goals: Part 2″

 

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