Tag Archives: living with diabetes

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Coffee Could Raise Heart Risks

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Sep-23_-2015_-2_19_06-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSClick here to listen to the audio recording of Diabetes Health in The News. A recent study has brought bad news to young coffee lovers: Drinking a lot of caffeine could raise heart attack risks if a person already has high blood pressure. … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Coffee Could Raise Heart Risks

C.A. Becomes Fifth State to Allow Physician Assisted Suicide

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed legislation that makes California the fifth state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using prescription drugs. The image below illustrates state-by-state physician-assisted suicide laws. (Please click to view larger image.)    Data Curated by insidegov.com and sourced from ProCon Euthanasia.  

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Finerenone Benefits Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy

Click here to listen to the audio recording of Diabetes Health in The News. Researchers have found that the MRA called Finerenone has been shown to benefit patients living with diabetes nephropathy.  A recent study indicated improved kidney function markers in patients,  when the drug was added to an RAS blocker. Additionally, these patients showed … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Finerenone Benefits Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy

In the Diabetes Trenches: Diabetes Dad: What We “Need”

“We need…”I have heard this statement a million times about the diabetes community. “We need a really good spokesperson;” “we need an ice bucket-type challenge,” and other things. “We need, we need, we need”… not really. We need to pull the weight ourselves–all of us. Mary Tyler Moore has given tirelessly throughout her entire career … Continue reading In the Diabetes Trenches: Diabetes Dad: What We “Need”

Type 1 Diabetes: How I Kept Off 20 Pounds For (Almost) An Entire Year

I never thought I’d be able to lose a substantial amount of weight in the first place, let alone keep it off. I started exercising late last January, and unlike all those years where weight loss was a January resolution, this time, it worked. I think there are a few reasons why: I didn’t make … Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes: How I Kept Off 20 Pounds For (Almost) An Entire Year

Diabetes: Just The Tip of The Iceburg

By Tanya Caylor In the 30 years or so since his diagnosis, the 72-year-old from Peabody, Mass., has also had to contend with heart bypass surgery, prostate cancer and kidney failure, undergoing 3½ years of dialysis before getting a kidney transplant in November 2013. Navigating his health problems hasn’t been easy. But Leavitt, who says … Continue reading Diabetes: Just The Tip of The Iceburg

Young Diabetic Dreams Of Being A Popstar/Scientist

By Brenda Neygent Alexis Bentinganan has big goals for a nine-year-old, but she also has the guts to make them happen. The girl with the rich, clear voice – diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on in  2013.  At the age of 7. She has been performing for most of her life and dreams of being … Continue reading Young Diabetic Dreams Of Being A Popstar/Scientist

Where Do You Test Your Blood Sugar or Take Your Injections?

Where Do You Test Your Blood Sugar or Take Your Injections? I realize that everyone has their own comfort level with caring for their diabetes in public. Some people are adamant that they take their shots and test their blood sugar in private. Others insist that they do it wherever and whenever they need to. … Continue reading Where Do You Test Your Blood Sugar or Take Your Injections?

Blog Helps Man Stay Committed to Life Overhaul

In his first post on a blog he started last February, Billy Brennan revealed that he was shocked to discover, after testing his blood sugar for the first time in months, that his glucose level was a startling 542 “I was surprised I wasn’t in a coma,” he wrote. “It is time for making drastic … Continue reading Blog Helps Man Stay Committed to Life Overhaul

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Learning to Communicate Symptoms

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Oct-19_-2015_-5_09_54-PM-2.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! Dr. John Ely recently presented information supporting his theory that patients need to be taught how to communicate their symptoms to doctors better. Dr. Ely is a retired family physician from … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Learning to Communicate Symptoms