Articles by Martha Funnell, MS, RN, CDE

Heart Disease And Diabetes: Men VS Women

  Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in both men and women, and people with diabetes are at a higher risk for heart disease than those without diabetes. Even though women and men with diabetes have the same risk of getting heart disease, women and men are different when it comes to [...]

¿Cuál Es su Momento Clave?

  En el libro The Tipping Point, escrito para las personas que trabajan en el campo de los negocios, Malcolm Gladwell describe el momento clave como el punto exacto en el que sucederá el cambio. En el momento clave, parece que el cambio sucede natural y rápidamente. En los negocios, [...]

Take Control

  One of the hardest things about living with diabetes is making changes in your eating and exercise habits. Knowing the things you need to do—and even wanting to do them—may not always be enough to make them happen. A recent study focused on behavior change may have some [...]

Walking Really Can Help

  You may think you’ve heard all of the benefits of walking, including: lower blood glucose lower blood pressure lower levels of stress and depression But new findings from the “Nurses’ Health Study,” conducted by Harvard Medical School, show that women especially can [...]

Tips To Help Defeat Depression

We know that people with diabetes have about twice the rate of clinical depression as those without diabetes. And depression seems to hit people with diabetes with a double-whammy. They miss more days from work and report a much poorer sense of everyday well-being and health than people with either [...]

Coping With Complications

Bayer CONTOUR® NEXT Blood Glucose Monitoring System   THINK BACK to when you first found out that you had diabetes. How did you feel? Most people with diabetes have a strong emotional response to finding out they have diabetes. Having feelings of anger, fear, sadness and guilt is perfectly [...]

DAWN: Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs

The results of the DAWN2 study suggest that family members are seeking advice and support in an effort to become more involved in the care of their loved one with diabetes. [span9]RESEARCH IN diabetes is about more than finding a cure or better treatments. Research is also done to better understand [...]
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