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

Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Lubiprostone Acts as Effective Constipation Treatment for Diabetes

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A new study has found that lubiprostone is an effective and safe way to treat chronic constipation in diabetes. This medication can decrease colonic transit time …

Diabetes Health in The News: Strength Training is the Best Workout for Women

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A recent study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise identified strength training as one of the best workouts for women. Strength training has been …

Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Automated Diabetes Prevention Programs Can Lead to Healthy Behavioral Changes

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New research has found that fully automated diabetes prevention programs can lead to healthy behavioral changes among adults with prediabetes. These changes included improved physical activity and …

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 …

AskNadia: Accidentally Injected 50 Units of NovoLog Insulin Instead of Lantus

Dear Nadia:

I was going to watch a little TV before going to sleep I was wanting to wait up on my husband to get home from work. I grabbed my Lantus and took it in to the bedroom so …

Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Healthy Eating is Possible without Family Meals

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Research has shown that sitting down for a family meal is a good way to get kids to adopt a healthy diet. However, parents can use other …