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Weight-Loss Drugs: Is the Magic Pill Here At Last? (Part 1)

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Wouldn’t it be nice to hear on the nightly news that researchers had finally found the magic pill that helps you lose weight…and keep it off? This pill would be taken once a day and wouldn’t have any side effects. It would start working immediately and the pounds would just melt off. Can you imagine all the happiness and excitement this would generate? Read More “Weight-Loss Drugs: Is the Magic Pill Here At Last? (Part 1)”

What We’re Reading: 10 Best Diabetes Web sites

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This week, we’d like to direct your attention to HealthCentral.com‘s First Annual Top Site Awards, which recognize the 10 best Web sites dedicated to educating and supporting people with diabetes. We are proud to announce that, along with several other excellent sites (many of which have been featured in previous "What We’re Reading" posts), a panel of experts named DiabetesSelfManagement.com to this exclusive list.

You can read more about the awards and view the list of winners here. Read More “What We’re Reading: 10 Best Diabetes Web sites”

Patient, Heal Thyself?

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I’ve often half-jokingly said I needed to go to medical school just so I could tell if my docs were doing what they were supposed to do. Several years ago, my (former) primary care provider (PCP) told me my blood pressure was a bit elevated, but still "just fine."

"No," I responded. "I have diabetes. It needs to be lower." Read More “Patient, Heal Thyself?”

Keeping Your Cool When it’s Hot!

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Last week, I wrote about traveling when you have diabetes (“Summertime…And the Traveling Is Easy!”). In keeping with the whole summertime/vacation theme, I thought I’d write about some tips on managing diabetes when it’s hot.

When it comes to staying cool and safe in the summer, it helps to keep a few things in mind. Much of this will seem like good, common sense. However, some of the tips pertain directly to people with diabetes, so please take a few minutes to read through the list! Read More “Keeping Your Cool When it’s Hot!”

Recipe of the Week: Spicy grilled tilapia

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For many people, the official start of summer means the official start of grilling season. As a healthier and more exotic alternative to hamburgers and hot dogs, why not grill up a few spice-rubbed tilapia fillets? This simple recipe is low in fat, carbohydrate, and sodium, and is a good source of protein.

Click here for the recipe.

And remember that hundreds of additional recipes are always available in our recipes section! Read More “Recipe of the Week: Spicy grilled tilapia”

Laughter: A Good Medicine to Add to Your Arsenal

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There I was, slogging through miles and piles of e-mail after my trip, when I opened one and literally burst out laughing. The poster’s insurance company, she wrote, said it had covered her insulin pump supplies "much longer" than it had planned and advised her to look into a lower-cost alternative for her treatment.

"Do they think," she wrote, "I only intended on having diabetes for a couple of years and then maybe I’d move on to a cheaper
disease?!" Read More “Laughter: A Good Medicine to Add to Your Arsenal”

 

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