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 he gets tired of hearing friends whine about their health,

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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 a pop star. That’s if she can squeeze in a

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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. I used to be the first way, hiding my shots

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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 | DownloadClick 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 the University of Iowa, and after recently being a patient himself, he started to think about

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