Diabetes Health Supports “No Child Should Die Alone”Compassion Can’t Wait

Photo courtesy of compassioncantwait.org Director Jon Macht, Director of Photography David E. West c 2018 There is nothing worse in life than when your child is having a health crisis, and you are a single working parent torn between making a living to maintain health insurance and caring for your sick child. I have been in this position, feeling tormented concerned with the unbearable pain

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Happy Mother’s Day: Who Are You Modeling Your Health Habits After

My mother was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 53. Unfortunately, she passed away from diabetes complications at 65. Of course this was because she did not take care of her blood sugars. Her A1C usually hovered around 10. It was frustrating trying to help her. I remember traveling the full emotional scale as her caretaker, desperately trying to show her how

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Diabetes Health in The News: Childhood Infections Can Lead to Metabolic Diseases

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Aug-23_-2015_-12_00_48-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to the audio version of   Diabetes Health In The News Researchers recently examined whether infections during childhood has an impact on metabolic issues later in life. A study completed at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia looked at whether children that were hospitalized with an infection, had any metabolic disorders as adults. There

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Spare a Rose program raises funds for children with diabetes

The diabetes community is coming together again this year to raise funds to provide diabetes supplies for children in developing countries The Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign – centered around Valentine’s Day – supports the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child program, which helps save the lives of children with type 1 diabetes for whom life-saving insulin is out of reach. “It

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Genteel: A Pain Free Lancing Instrument

All Dr. Christopher Jacobs’ friend wanted a lancing device that didn’t cause pain.  And after hearing the longtime type 1 diabetic lament the discomfort he felt from the many finger pricks required to test his blood glucose levels, Jacobs was intrigued by the challenge. Putting his background and education in biomedical engineering into action, Jacobs spent 20 hours a week for almost a decade in

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