Five Big Diabetes Fears and What to Do About Them

It’s human to be afraid. As cave people, we scurried for safety at the slightest provocation- scared of wolves, and tigers, and thunderstorms. Even today, we jump when someone comes up behind us unexpectedly. A certain level of fear is healthy. It keeps us alert and aware of a threatening world. But too much fear, that’s dangerous. It shuts us down. It keeps us isolated

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Celebrating 30 years of the DCCT: Part 2

Three decades ago, the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Study was just beginning. To mark the anniversary of the most important advancement in diabetes care in most of our lifetimes, I’ve been recalling how the study came about and what it revealed. In short, the DCCT proved the tight control of type 1 diabetes not only was an achievable goal, but that it prevented or

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Keeping Your Feet Fit for Travel

You’re at your destination and ready to see what there is to see. The real question is this: Are you ready to walk? For people with diabetes, this can be a complicated question. Those who’ve dealt with the disease for many years may have some sort of problem with their feet. It doesn’t have to be major–possibly some mild nerve damage or extra calluses–but such

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