AskNadia: Safe Alcoholic Drinks for Diabetics

Is a low-sugar drink such as San Miguel light regarded as a safe alcoholic drink for type 2 diabetics? George Dear George: Your question is a perennial: Where do alcoholic beverages fit in to the life of a type 2? Is the best answer one that advises type 2s to abstain rather than run the risks that too much alcohol consumption generates? I personally think

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Nadia Al-Samarrie Nominated as Finalist for 2015 WPA Award of Distinction

The mission and purpose of the Western Publishing Association (WPA) is to recognize those who have distinguished themselves in the field of media each year. I am honored to be among those individuals who have been recognized as having “moved mountains” and nominated as a finalist for the Leadership Award. As clearly expressed on the WPA website, “The individuals and companies nominated for the WPA Awards

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Avandia to be to Studied for Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

SmithKline Beecham announced in a November 8, 2000 press release that its type 2 drug Avandia (rosiglitazone) will be the only diabetes drug studied in a first-of-its kind, multi-national, 4,000-person study to determine the impact of intensive drug therapy on preventing type 2 diabetes. Led by Doctors Hertzel Gerstein and Salim Yusuf of McMaster University in Canada, this study, known as the DREAM trial (Diabetes

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Taking Diabetes to the Airwaves: Weekly Radio Program Aims to Educate People About Type 2

In an effort to combat the seriousness of the rising type 2 diabetes epidemic, Bristol Myers-Squibb has launched a weekly radio program called “Diabetes Diner Talk.” The weekly radio program is designed to educate Americans about type 2 diabetes. Each program will be broadcast from a restaurant and will feature a variety of information related to the early diagnosis and aggressive management of type 2

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The Diabetic Athlete

In addition to being an assistant professor of exercise science at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and DIABETES HEALTH’s exercise advisor, Sheri Colberg, PhD, can add “author” to her list of credentials. Colberg, a diabetic athlete with a PhD in exercise physiology, has penned “The Diabetic Athlete,” a book that gives athletes and dedicated fitness enthusiasts practical tips to manage type 1 or 2

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Coloring Book Teaches Kids About Diabetes

Peter Chase, MD, professor of pediatrics and clinical director of Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Denver, has introduced a revised, kid-friendly coloring book called “A Book for Coloring and Learning About Diabetes.” The book, which became available in May, follows the same chapters as Chase’s larger book, “Understanding Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus.” However, information on each subject in his new book has been summarized

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Type 2 Diabetes Video: Everything You Need to Know About Type 2

Norman Hart of Tampa, Florida, took his type 2 diabetes diagnosis very seriously. He wanted to find out everything he could about the disease, but found the quality of information disappointing. “I found a little here and a little there,” he says, “but I found nothing that had it all in one.” Hart decided to take his expertise in video production, combine it with the

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Indian Type 2 Medication Could be Studied by Mayo Clinic

How did one type 2 go from 20 units of insulin per day to none, and no blood sugar level above 185? He took Cogent DB, an Indian type 2 medication made from several herbs, which the Mayo Clinic is reported to be interested in testing. Without it, Krishnakumar Moorthy says he would be “certainly on insulin-and probably crippled.” A story in the Indian news

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