All posts by Linda von Wartburg

Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: An Alternative to Starbucks for People With Diabetes

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

Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: Women and Sex

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

Lantus and Levemir: What’s the Difference?

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?

A Miracle Technology for Type 1s: Can It Be Saved?

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?