All posts by Nadia Al-Samarrie

Nadia Al-Samarrie, Founder-Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Health magazine, has selflessly dedicated her career to educating and informing patients and healthcare professionals for over 25 years. As one of the country’s most passionate diabetes advocates, Nadia has worked tirelessly to try and ensure that diabetes patients receive the support and education they need in order to properly manage their diabetes.

AskNadia: Should I get A Therapy Dog Because My Great Niece’s Fluctuating Blood Sugars?

My great niece was diagnosed three years ago with diabetes she is now 13.  She gives herself seven shots a day.  Her sugar fluctuates so much that my niece seriously wants to get her a therapy dog.  The problem is

AskNadia: Am I Being Lied to About Lancets and Hepatitis

Dear Nadia,

I’ve used a lancet drum with six lancets that I was told to reuse. I’ve had the same drum for probably three years. It’s dull, and I need to change it. My fingers are sore. I’ve never even

Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Doctors Make the Best Hospital Leaders

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The challenges associated with operating a hospital are complex and require extraordinary leaders to navigate them. While doctors were previously viewed as ill-prepared for these leadership …

AskNadia: Asked to Leave Restaurant for Openly Injecting Insulin

Dear Nadia:
 
I was at a restaurant. After we’d ordered, I tested and dosed. I received a hostile look from a lady at another table. I smiled and said, “I could drop my trousers and inject in my butt, if

Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: American Heart Association Requests Medicare Offer Telehealth Coverage

 

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The American Heart Association (AHA) recently issued a statement advocating for Medicare to begin coverage of cardiovascular disease telehealth services. The recommendation encourages Medicare to provide …