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Type 1 Diabetes: How a Diabetes Diagnosis Bonded a Father and Daughter

This Father’s Day reminds me of a scene set long ago. It was almost 23 years ago. It was the summer that I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as an 18 year-old. The entire diagnosis was not handled well by me. I arrived to my parent’s house and crumpled into a heap on my … Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes: How a Diabetes Diagnosis Bonded a Father and Daughter

Diabetes Health Type 2 Diabetes: How (Non-Diabetic) Others See Us

It’s always fun to get a different take on things. You sit for years a few rows up from first base and then one day you decide to go sit out by left field. Who knew the game could look so different? Or maybe a friend pokes you and points at a person in the … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2 Diabetes: How (Non-Diabetic) Others See Us

Diabetes Health Type 2: Managing Our Diabetes For Our Loved Ones

I think that it’s safe to say that none of us were happy when we first found out that we had diabetes. The words “you’re a diabetic” or “you have diabetes” can sound like a death sentence and while we sometimes take the news hard, our loved ones can take the news even harder. After … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Managing Our Diabetes For Our Loved Ones

Five Big Diabetes Fears and What to Do About Them

It’s human to be afraid. As cave people, we scurried for safety at the slightest provocation- scared of wolves, and tigers, and thunderstorms. Even today, we jump when someone comes up behind us unexpectedly. A certain level of fear is healthy. It keeps us alert and aware of a threatening world. But too much fear, … Continue reading Five Big Diabetes Fears and What to Do About Them

Diabetes Health Type 2: Fighting the Diabetic Stigma

“Insulin dependent,” “sick,” “liability” and “on medicine” are just some of the words that come to mind when people hear the word “diabetic.” Tell someone you’re a diabetic, and the odds are that you may suddenly find yourself being viewed differently. But what if we don’t want to be seen in a disabled, or negative … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Fighting the Diabetic Stigma

Diabetes Health Flashback from the First Ever Diabetes Blogger: It All Started With Tingling Fingers

About a month ago I was driving to Santa Cruz and noticed a tingling in my fingers. It got worse when I put my hands up on the steering wheel and better when I rested them on the bottom. During this two-hour drive, it was a struggle to keep my fingers from falling asleep. Soon … Continue reading Diabetes Health Flashback from the First Ever Diabetes Blogger: It All Started With Tingling Fingers

FDA Approves Two-In-One Diabetes Treatment For Type 2

By Brenda Neugent The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a two-in-one diabetes treatment that combines two type 2 treatments. Glyxambi combines empagliflozin, a sodium glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor that blocks the absorption of excess glucose by the kidneys so it is released through urine, and linagliptin, a DPP-4 inhibitor that increases the production of … Continue reading FDA Approves Two-In-One Diabetes Treatment For Type 2

Diabetes Health Weekly Round Up

If You missed the latest in diabetes news this week. Not to worry! We’ve got you covered with the Diabetes Health Weekly Roundup to share the latest news, podcasts and stories from this week. Enjoy AskNadia: Pre-diabetes and How The Glycemic Index Affects My A1C Type 2 Diabetes: All is Well With the Toenails Diabetes … Continue reading Diabetes Health Weekly Round Up

Diabetes Health Roundup

With so much going on,  you may have missed the latest in diabetes news this week. Not to worry! We’ve got you covered with the Diabetes Health Weekly Roundup to share the latest news, podcasts and stories from this week. Enjoy AskNadia: The History of the Implantable Insulin Pump Diabetes Health Type 2: 200-pound Loss … Continue reading Diabetes Health Roundup

AskNadia: Are the Nitrates in My Low Carb Diet Bad

Dear Nadia, I am on a low carb diet for my diabetes. My blood sugars are good, but I worry about the nitrates in the meat? Sylvia PA Dear Sylvia, The nitrate food additive is of great concern to many people. To make this issue more complex, you should know that nitrates are not unique … Continue reading AskNadia: Are the Nitrates in My Low Carb Diet Bad