Enjoying A New Low-Carb Version of Spaghetti

I’m an eater. I love food. Back when we were dating, my husband made me dinner for the first time. He made me some glorious little stuffed Italian shells, and I was hooked on him for life. He’s a fabulous cook, and we’ve been together almost 17 years. Food is hard though when you have diabetes. Food gets so complicated when it’s accompanied by feelings

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Healthy Mothers Less Likely to Have Obese Children By Brenda Neugent

The healthier a woman is before she becomes pregnant, the less likely her baby will develop obesity later in life, according to a new study from British researchers. The University of Southampton’s Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit looked at several different risk factors including obesity. Women with excessive weight gain during pregnancy, smoking status, Vitamin D levels, and breastfeeding for less than one month

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Camp 1inspires Me to be Awesome!

Hey Campers, Staff and Alumni – Does Diabetes Camp Inspire You? This summer, over 30,000 young peoples’ lives will be inspired at diabetes camp. Have you ever been one of them? By sharing the story of how diabetes camp helped make you the person you are today, you’ll help us raise awareness and make camp possible for others. The Diabetes Education and Camping Association is

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Key Steps in Diabetes Care

Living with diabetes means you need to take extra care to stay healthy. The good news is that even small changes in your lifestyle and habits can make a big difference in managing your blood sugar, staying healthy, and preventing complications. Changes can be challenging. These steps help you manage diabetes, and make changes one step at a time. You can also create a customized

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Needle-Free CGM Could Be Available in 2013

Philadelphia-based Echo Therapeutics plans to introduce a needle-free continuous glucose monitoring system to the US market in 2013, pending FDA approval. The Symphony® tCGM is a two-part device that monitors blood glucose by taking readings through a user’s skin rather than via finger pricks. It is intended for use by anyone with diabetes, not just insulin pump users. The unit’s first component is the Prelude®

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Seize the Day, But Don’t Forget About Tomorrow

I was recently talking with my mom about my retirement plan: to be specific, about my worrisome lack of preparation for retirement.  She consoled me by saying that I am still young and have a lot of time left to plan and save.  It was then that I had a moment of total panic, as I realized that this is true only if my body

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Big Differences in How Men and Women Cope with Type 2 Diabetes

Women are better at coping with problems than men, right?  Not when it comes to being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. According to a new survey, that diagnosis had a greater negative impact on women’s emotional outlook and adherence to diet and exercise than the same diagnosis given to men. The survey was conducted in September 2011, and included 831 completed responses from 458 women

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