Diabetes Reversed in Mice Through Nervous System Treatment

Studies of mice performed by a Canadian-led research team have shown that the body’s nervous system appears to play an important, but previously unrecognized, role in triggering diabetes. This discovery led the researchers to develop a treatment protocol that reversed diabetes in mice and may have potential for treating humans. Read More “Diabetes Reversed in Mice Through Nervous System Treatment”

What We’re Reading: Diabetes Year in Review

This week, we’d like to direct your attention to this post at entitled “2006: Diabetes Year in Review.” In the post, blogger Amy Tenderich offers a comprehensive recap of the year’s diabetes research, news coverage, and new drugs and technology, complete with links. She also summarizes her own experiences and accomplishments as a writer with Type 1 diabetes. Read More “What We’re Reading: Diabetes Year in Review”

Lousy Beat and the Lyrics Are Rotten. I’ll Give It a Zero.

When I agreed to write about diabetes once a week, I thought surely I’d run out of things to say in a short period of time. It hasn’t happened yet, although I was beginning to think this week that I would have to write about blowing up my stove.

Anyway, when I read the first couple of comments on the blog entry I wrote last week, I began thinking about Dick Clark. You know—host of American Bandstand, America’s oldest teenager, etc. Read More “Lousy Beat and the Lyrics Are Rotten. I’ll Give It a Zero.”

Diet vs. Exercise for Weight Loss

As we reported a few weeks ago, recent research has shown that any kind of exercise can help people with diabetes improve their blood glucose control. Now, a new study has shown that diet and exercise can be equally effective at stimulating weight loss and improving Type 2 diabetes risk factors. However, data from the same study also shows that dieting without exercise can increase a person’s risk of bone loss. Read More “Diet vs. Exercise for Weight Loss”

Family Projects and Sneaky Low Blood Glucose

This week in diabetes all was going well until we decided to do a “family project.” Now, like any good husband, I’m all about a family project. In my family growing up, a family project was always entertaining, partly due to a combination of my sarcastic nature and the idea of everyone trying to work together. It usually ended in my mom questioning what my dad was doing and my dad finishing the job alone after questioning her question as only a father can. My dad is a fairly handy guy, but apparently that gene skipped me. Read More “Family Projects and Sneaky Low Blood Glucose”

What We’re Reading: Vote for Blog Awards!

This week, we’d like to direct your attention to this page at where you can vote for the winners of the 2nd Annual Diabetes O.C. Blog Choice Awards. Thanks to your votes during the nomination period, Diabetes Self-Management has been nominated for “Best Blog” and “Best Professional News Blog”!

Voting for the winners only goes through the end of December, so if you have a moment, please click on the above link, then click on “VOTE NOW” to cast your ballot. We thank you for your continued support!

The Diabetes O.C. (short for Online Community) is a Web site that serves as a gateway to the many other diabetes blogs on the Internet. So if you like reading diabetes blogs, don’t forget to visit The Diabetes O.C.’s directory, which arranges its member blogs into various categories, making it easy to find the kind of blog you are looking for. Read More “What We’re Reading: Vote for Blog Awards!”

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