Tag Archives: Diabetes Health Magazine

Diabetes Health Type 1: These Simple Tips Helped Me Lose Weight

People keep asking me questions about my weight. “Whose diet are you doing?” my co-workers inquired. “Wow, you lost weight. I really like the new you” said a customer at work. “You look great. I don’t think you need to lose any more weight” remarked a sweet friend. It seems that people have noticed my … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: These Simple Tips Helped Me Lose Weight

Life With Type 2: Oh, Happy Surprises!

The other day, sitting in the shade and scratching my dog’s ears, I thought about some of the surprising developments over the past few in treating and managing type 2 diabetes. By surprising, I mean unexpected, unanticipated, serendipitous things that came out of research labs and hospitals from studies that started focused on one outcome … Continue reading Life With Type 2: Oh, Happy Surprises!

Diabetes Health Type 1: You Can Have Your Cake and Go Low Too

Oh diabetes, this is not a good time! It’s never a good time for a diabetes tantrum, but when I’m at work, I don’t have time to play games. I have had diabetes for over 21 years, and it’s rarely ever kept me from being able to do my job. The other day, I had … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: You Can Have Your Cake and Go Low Too

Type 1 Diabetes: Afraid of the Dark

One of the scariest moments of my diabetes life, so far, happened recently. Just a few months ago, after an intense cardio workout, I experienced something terrifying. It was so scary, it left me shaking, sobbing, and curled up like a baby in my husband’s arms. I lost vision in my left eye. The fact … Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes: Afraid of the Dark

Diabetes Health Type 2: Setting Diabetes Goals

A big part of managing your diabetes revolves around goal setting. Whether it be sticking to a healthier diet, staying on track with an exercise routine, or cutting back on carbs; everything must start with a goal. It’s almost impossible to quit something cold turkey without a “weaning off” period. It is often during this … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Setting Diabetes Goals

Diabetes Health Type 2: Blinded By Diabetes

I will never forget the thought that ran through my head when a 40-something-year-old blind fisherman walked up and started fishing next to me on a North Carolina pier. Through talking to the guy, I learned that he had once been a Volkswagen mechanic but lost his sight and his job due to diabetes. He … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Blinded By Diabetes

AskNadia: My Husband Wants Me to Ignore My Diabetes When on Vacation

Dear Nadia, I have Type 2 Diabetes. I have been trying to manage things with diet and exercise. I was doing very well until we went on vacation and my husband ragged on me about it. He wanted me to indulge in the “good stuff” with him. I came away from three weeks of indulgence … Continue reading AskNadia: My Husband Wants Me to Ignore My Diabetes When on Vacation

Research Report: Older Adults with Diabetes at Increased Risk for Memory Problems

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DH-Wed-Sep-28_-2016_-1_17_44-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! New research has found that adults with diabetes could be at risk of episodic memory problems, especially when the disease is poorly controlled. Episodic memory loss involves problems with specific event … Continue reading Research Report: Older Adults with Diabetes at Increased Risk for Memory Problems

Diabetes Health in The News: Congenital Heart Disease Increases Adult Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Researchers have recently found that patients over 30 years old with congenital heart disease are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This Danish study analyzed about 5,150 individuals born between 1963-1980 who lived with congenital heart disease until  30 years old. Findings from this study showed that adults with heart disease, in … Continue reading Diabetes Health in The News: Congenital Heart Disease Increases Adult Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Diabetes Health in The News: FDA Expands Coverage for Lilly, Boehringer Diabetes Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved an expanded form for Synjardy, a drug produced by Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly. Also known as empagliflozin/metformin hydrochloride, Synardy is now approved for use as an adjunctive treatment. When used along with exercise and an improved diet, it is believed that the drug can improve … Continue reading Diabetes Health in The News: FDA Expands Coverage for Lilly, Boehringer Diabetes Drug