Life With Type 2: Science Catches Up to Our Experiences

Scientists will tell you that they don’t consider anecdotes-personal stories about something-to be evidence that establishes a fact. Say you have 10 people swear they’ve been abducted by aliens, and all of their descriptions of the kidnapers match. That still wouldn’t be enough for scientists to declare that aliens are real. It would take other types of evidence, not just word of mouth, for the

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In The Trenches: Diabetes Dad DKA Missed Diagnosis

By Diabetes Dad RESULTS OF SURVEY TAKEN A FEW WEEKS AGO A few weeks ago I started a survey. The survey began as a project to obtain statistics regarding missed diagnosis of DKA while being diagnosed with diabetes. What I found out was both educational and alarming. Today I will share with you what I found out. LET’S BE VERY CLEAR FROM THE BEGINNING.  This was an

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Food Allergies: What You Need to Know

Each year, millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food. Although most food allergies cause relatively mild and minor symptoms,some food allergies can cause severe reactions, and may even be life-threatening. There is no cure for food allergies. Strict avoidance of food allergens — and early recognition and management of allergic reactions to food — are important measures to prevent serious health consequences. FDA’s Role:

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Transforming Your Suicidal Thoughts From Your Diabetes

Many people go through times when hopelessness takes them hostage. Drudgery and hardship engulf them on a daily basis. Suicidal thoughts start creeping in. The only relief they can imagine is ending their life, quickly. They feel they can no longer bear their imprisonment. Their mind drifts to family and friends; to the pain their suicide may cause. The question becomes, should they continue to

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Suicide Rate in Men with Type 1

The National Institute for Health (NIH) reports that people with diabetes who suffer from depression, are at a higher risk, in experiencing extreme symptoms from their diabetes. The suicide rate for men with type1 diabetes was published in June of 1994. In the last few days, we have had 4 people comment on suicide from this dated and pertinent article. I am hoping my inspiring

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