Diabetes Health Type 1: Diabetic Lance Bergstein Races Cars and Doesn’t Let His Diabetes Interfere With Life

Lance Bergstein was five years old when he and his parents found out that he was a Type 1 diabetic. Before being diagnosed, he remembers being extraordinarily thirsty.   He had to learn how to manage his diet, use an insulin pump and monitor his blood sugar levels.   “I didn’t feel different from my classmates,” Lance says. “I just wanted to get on with

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Diabetes Health Podcast News: Medicare Patients File Class Action Lawsuit Against Human Health Services

Click on the arrow to listen to the podcast. Is your Medicare coverage “sticking it” to you? According to some recipients, the answer is a clear “yes”. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is the subject of a new class action lawsuit filed by two plaintiffs, Douglas B. Sargent and Carol A. Lewis. They allege that Medicare’s repeated refusal to cover continuous glucose monitors

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Diabetes Health Type 1 & Type 2: What You Need to Know About CVD

If you have diabetes, you have to be concerned about cardiovascular disease. No matter how fit your body may appear on the outside, the reality is that heart problems are much more common for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. According to the American Heart Association, adults with diabetes are two to four times as likely to die from heart disease than

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AskNadia: Afrezza’s Inhaled Insulin- One Solution to High Insulin Prices?

Click here to Listen to Nadia’s Podcast Interview With Michael Castagna, Chief Executive Officer of MannKind I have received many questions about insulin costs. The most common concern? The price of insulin and long-term affordability. Just recently I read an article online by NPR about a young man who phased out of his mother’s health insurance plan. He was a restaurant manager who could not

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AskNadia: Fasting High Blood Sugars & The Dawn Phenomenon

Hi Nadia, I have had Type 2 diabetes for ten years and I control it with diet and exercise. My fasting sugar levels are always high. My sugar level will not go down. What do I need to do to bring my fasting blood sugar level down? Thank you, Jack Dear Jack: I am assuming that when you say fasting blood sugar, you mean your

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AskNadia: My Blood Sugar is 250 After Playing Hockey

Dear Nadia, My fasting blood sugar is 120.  After 30 minutes of playing hockey, it rises to 250. I am 52 years old. Should I continue playing hockey or not? Which exercise should I do to reduce my blood sugar level? Surinder Dear Surinder Only 39% of people with diabetes exercise. Congratulations on being part of the minority. Being active for 150 minutes a week

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Running For The Olympics

Kate Hall is so close to the Olympics, and the track and field phenom is hoping that Iowa State University will be her ticket to the global playing field. Set to graduate from high school in May, Hall is both disciplined and determined, much of which comes from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at age 10. Since she was one of the one in

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AskNadia: Inhalable Insulin

Dear Nadia, Is the new inhalable insulin for people with type1 or type 2 diabetes? Susan Kenosha WI Dear Susan, The new Afrezza insulin is for people living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It’s a powdered insulin that penetrates the deep lung tissue. Physicians recommend that you take this rapid acting insulin before your meals. It peaks in 12-14 minutes and completely leaves

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Taking It One Step At A Time

Like many young people diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, my family and I were shocked when I was diagnosed. Granted, I felt hungry and thirsty no matter how much I ate and drank (classic symptoms), but we had no family history of the disease. When most people think of diabetes, they don’t conjure the image of an active 13-year old who weighs about 65 pounds.

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