All posts by Mari Gold

Diabetes Health Type 2: A Nutty Way to Help Control Diabetes

Carbohydrates can increase blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, as well as contribute to weight gain.  A recent study shows that eating two ounces of raw, dry, or roasted nuts daily as a replacement for two ounces of other carbohydrates may control blood sugar levels and cholesterol in type 2 diabetes without packing on … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: A Nutty Way to Help Control Diabetes

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Parenting Style Impacts Control in Children

As a dad, do you tend to be authoritative and have high expectations of your child’s self control? Do you set clear limits and command respect, without bulldozing him or her? If so, you may be helping your child with type 1 diabetes stick to his or her treatment regimen. According to a recent study … Continue reading Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Parenting Style Impacts Control in Children

Modest Weight Loss Helps Overweight Teens Avoid Diabetes

According to an article in the Journal of Pediatrics, even a small increase in activity and better eating patterns can help decrease an obese teen’s risk of developing diabetes. A study done by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia reviewed data on 113 teenagers, ages 13-17, with an average weight of 200 pounds. Researchers looked at … Continue reading Modest Weight Loss Helps Overweight Teens Avoid Diabetes

Higher Southern Obesity Rate May Be a Myth

It is commonly thought that Southerners are more overweight than their northern counterparts. Not so according to a study conducted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and published in the journal Obesity. The study found a far higher percentage of obese people in some central and northwest states, including Minnesota, Kansas, and North … Continue reading Higher Southern Obesity Rate May Be a Myth

FDA Approves Invokana, a New Type 2 Drug

A new, first-in-its-class drug for type 2 diabetes has just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Invokana works by blocking re-absorption of glucose by the kidneys and stimulating urination, which removes glucose from the bloodstream. In the course of nine clinical trials that included over 10,000 patients, the drug improved both A1c and … Continue reading FDA Approves Invokana, a New Type 2 Drug

New CVS Smartphone App Helps Manage Diabetes on the Go

The CVS Mobile app from CVS/pharmacy is a unique new interactive smartphone app that provides users with numerous personalized ways to both manage their healthcare and handle drugstore needs. Using the app, people with diabetes and their caregivers can opt in to the CVS ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes program, which offers savings on many products … Continue reading New CVS Smartphone App Helps Manage Diabetes on the Go

How Crunch Time Affects Kids’ Health

Although there are small hints that the American obesity epidemic may be slowing a little, one in every three American kids is overweight or obese. To find out why, National Public Radio, together with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, looked at what goes on in American households between … Continue reading How Crunch Time Affects Kids’ Health

Type 1 Diabetes: Quick and Easy Does It With New Web-Based Insulin Pump App

Now people with diabetes can display data from their insulin pumps and supported blood glucose maters thanks to the t:connect diabetes management application from Tandem Diabetes that received approval from the Food and Drug Administration in February. The app, which works with most Internet browsers and is compatible with both Macs and PCs, enables users … Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes: Quick and Easy Does It With New Web-Based Insulin Pump App