420: Cannabis Observance Day and Diabetes

By Nadia Al-Samarrie If you are unfamiliar with the code language 420, it’s a sub-culture of people who observe and describe themselves as cannabis users on April 20th. Personally, I don’t smoke pot but I do know people with diabetes who claim there are many benefits to cannabis. One subscriber who is an investment banker and has terrible neuropathy has shared that he has tried

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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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Ask Nadia: Celiac Disease Test

“I was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and was wondering if I should be tested for celiac disease? Dave Madison Wisconsin Hello Dave, It estimated that 1% of the population has celiac disease. If you have Type 1 diabetes, you have an 8% chance of having celiac disease. It is an autoimmune disorder that may or may not have visible symptoms Some physicians recommend

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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 Sentry for Nocturnal Hypoglycemia

Publisher Nadia Al-Samarrie speakes to Michael Russin / Vice President of Sales & Mkt for Diabetes Sentry Products, Inc. in New Orleans at the AADE. Mike tells us how this hypoglycemia symptom alarm helps with diabetes Self-mangement and who benefits from the Diabetes Sentry for nocturnal  hypoglycemia . Click on this link to view the video interview.

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When Do Foods Expire in the Fridge? By Nadia Al-Samarrie

Recently I was watching a television show where a member of the audience was selected to guess how long certain foods can stay in the refrigerator before going bad. As I answered the questions silently in my head, I was surprised as to how long some foods, like eggs, can stay refrigerated. If you have ever wondered if you were throwing out good food or

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Diabeteshealth.com Redesign

By now, you have already noticed that our site is going through a redesign. All the feedback about the new look has been very positive. We encountered some glitches that we are still working out. The diabeteshealth.com site was built ten years ago. It was a custom site, which on the back end is a dinosaur in digital years. Transferring data with the newest technology

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