Diabetes Expert Blog Posts

  • Please ask.
    I read a story about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She was injecting insulin in a restaurant bathroom and another patron saw her. Later, Sotomayor heard the woman say she was a drug addict. The justice explained to the woman that she has diabetes and was taking insulin, which keeps her alive. She then suggested that instead of assuming the worst, she just ask someone if she has questions in the future. This experience eventually inspired Ms. Sotomayor ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Take Small Steps Toward Heart Health
    February is Heart Month – not only a time to treat your Valentine, but also a time to learn more about heart health. High blood pressure, or hypertension,  is common, and a major risk factor for heart disease. These eight factors  play a role: Diet Obesity Exercise Smoking Alcohol Stress Family History Age While you can’t stop the clock nor change your family history, you do have some control over some of these eight factors. ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • 10 Milestones That Defined the Decade in Diabetes
    DiabetesMine reflects on the big themes and milestones we saw in the Diabetes World over the past decade. ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Prescreening for Type 1 Diabetes Could Save Lives
    New studies show that prescreening and intervention drugs could significantly reduce diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a dangerous complication of T1D. ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • In Charge or In Control: Which Are You?
    Mindful Eating vs Restrictive EatingClick image to open the full graphic! In charge. In control. What do you think when you hear these two phrases? They seem to mean the same thing, don’t they? Well, they don’t. In fact, they are very different, and in this post, I’m going to explain why. A subtle but real difference! People who are new to Am I Hungry? mindful eating programs are sometimes ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Skip the Food Fight: Teen Nutrition
    Confession: I let my teenage sons skip breakfast. I am a big fan of breakfast, and I personally usually need to eat first thing in the morning. I’m sure you’ve heard that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” Maybe it is, and maybe it isn’t. The important thing is – ensuring your teen gets the nutrition she needs through the day, no matter the time. Not Everyone Loves Eating Early in ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • The Female Orgasm & Your Diabetes
    While the internet is overloaded with articles on the potential effects diabetes can have on a man’s sexual health, there are very few studies looking closely at the sexual health of women with diabetes. The reality is that diabetes — both type 1 and type 2 — can absolutely affect and interfere with your ability to enjoy sex as a woman. More specifically, there are three ways diabetes can impact your body’s sexual function and ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020
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