A Frappuccino from Starbucks is delicious, no doubt about it, but it can have close to five hundred calories if you go for all the options, and over sixty hefty grams of carbohydrates. Not a good idea if you have diabetes, but then again, depriving yourself is no fun either. What to do, what to … Continue reading Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: An Alternative to Starbucks for People With Diabetes
Although most research about the effect of diabetes on sex has focused on men, some studies report that women are at higher risk for sexual dysfunction than diabetic men. It’s high time that the woman’s side of the story was given the attention that it deserves. Women are complicated sexual beings who need to be … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: Women and Sex
Mike Fisher is a 23-year-old from Ontario, Canada, who’s been snowboarding since he was 13 years old. At the age of 18, he was involved in a motorcycle crash that necessitated the amputation of one leg below the knee. He says, “At first, I felt that my life was coming to a crashing halt. But … Continue reading Mike Fisher, Competitive Snowboarder
Lantus and Levemir have a lot in common. Both are basal insulin formulas, which means that they last for a long time in the body and act as background insulin, with a slow feed that mimics the constant low output of insulin produced by a healthy pancreas. Both are insulin analogues, which means that their … Continue reading Lantus and Levemir: What’s the Difference?
Every year four million baby teeth fall out, and 1.4 million wisdom teeth are pulled out of our collective mouth. Until recently, the only entity really interested in all those teeth was the tooth fairy. But all that changed in the year 2000, with the discovery that dental pulp contains adult stem cells. In the … Continue reading Store Your Teeth in a Stem Cell Bank
What if there were a technology that could make people with type 1 diabetes feel absolutely wonderful, completely healthy, better than they ever realized was possible? And what if it were about to disappear? Well, there is such a technology, and it is in serious jeopardy. It’s called the implantable insulin pump, currently made by … Continue reading A Miracle Technology for Type 1s: Can It Be Saved?
Jeff and Natalie Kolok live in northwestern Vermont with their three children: Naomi, 16, and Johanna and Nicholas, each ten years old. Both Johanna and Nicholas have type 1 diabetes, Johanna since age four and Nick since age six. Jeff vividly recalls the day that Johanna was diagnosed. “It was a sunny Friday, and … Continue reading Jeff and Natalie Kolok: The Definition of Parenting
Prodigy Diabetes Care is an aptly named company, a very young enterprise with the talents of a much older organization and a future that promises prodigious rewards. It was founded in 2006 by Ramzi Abulhaj and Rick Admani, two brothers from Palestine who are its sole owners. In the five years since then, they have … Continue reading A Prodigious Future for Prodigy Diabetes Care
As we wrote back in 2008, the EndoBarrier is a very clever way to simulate the effect of a gastric bypass without the unpleasant scalpel part. It looks like a long clear plastic stocking, and it’s simply threaded through the patient’s mouth and stomach, down to the small intestine, where it lines the intestine’s upper … Continue reading The EndoBarrier Is Approved for Sale in the EU
Now that a few months have passed since the New Year, what is the state of your resolution to lose weight? If it is a just a painful memory, you might be pondering the strength of your willpower and concluding that it is shamefully weak. In fact, it’s not, according to Daniel Akst, the author … Continue reading We Have Met the Enemy