Diabetes Health Type 2: Mr. Taubes Upsets The Carbo Cart

Gary Taubes has fascinated me from the moment I first learned about him shortly after I was diagnosed with type 2 in 2003. I soon realized that in some quarters he was seen as a sort of anti-Christ, a menacing liar whose goal was to unravel years of hard work and expert advice from professionals in the field of nutrition and inflammatory diseases. Taubes’ sin?

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Diabetes: Finding Acceptance

I don’t have lots of cash, or a big house.  I work a ton of hours and don’t even have a lot of spare time, but there are some things that are just worth doing.  A little sacrifice of time can do wonders for perspective and even our own health.  I recently got to volunteer to help prepare a meal at the Ronald McDonald House

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Diabetes Interview keeps people up-to-date on treatment

  Scott King, editor-in-chief of Fairfax-based Diabetes Interview magazine, monitors his glucose level by taking a sample of blood from his finger. The publication, the second largest of its kind in the country, is not only for diabetics but is by diabetics, too. King has lived with diabetes for 28 years. Jane Futcher, IJ reporter November 2003 In a modest cluster of offices in downtown

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There Is No Easy Button

It always surprises me how little the general population knows about diabetes.  After 20 years with Type 1 diabetes, it shouldn’t, but it still does.  I was at a funeral the other day and one of the gentlemen there was interested in learning about diabetes.  His mother had lived with diabetes which I think prompted his curiosity.  Some of his questions really surprised me. He

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Alzheimer’s New Name: Type 3 Diabetes

When news about a startling new insight into the cause of Alzheimer’s disease first emerged in 2005, it was highly speculative. But now the evidence for it has become very strong: Alzheimer’s is a form of diabetes, and the name being given to it is type 3. In Alzheimer’s, proteins called beta amyloid plaques begin replacing normal brain cells, eventually leading to the classic symptoms

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Insulin Pumps: Myths And Reality

I don’t come to praise insulin pumps, and I don’t come to bury them. Instead, I am here to tell the truth, from my experience. I’ve worn a pump for more than four years. In many ways, it’s been a fantastic experience. I’ve enjoyed a tighter level of control, and it’s made dosing more convenient. However, I’m not someone who evangelizes pumps at all costs.

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Researching the Cure Beyond The Mouse

For most of us with diabetes, diabetes cure research can feel like it’s moving at a glacial pace. If you’re a mouse, it’s probably pretty exciting, considering researchers are discovering new ways to cure you almost every day. But what progress is being made in curing this disease? Is anyone moving beyond the lab rats and into people living with diabetes? The good news is

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