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Thai-Style Curry Beef & Pasta

Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes 1box Dreamfields Spaghetti 1pound boneless beef top sirloin steak, about 3/4 to 1 inch thick 2cloves garlic, minced 2tablespoons canola or vegetable oil, divided 3cups broccoli florets 1medium bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch thick strips 1medium onion, cut into 8 wedges 2 to 3teaspoons minced fresh ginger … Continue reading Thai-Style Curry Beef & Pasta

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Parenting Style Impacts Control in Children

As a dad, do you tend to be authoritative and have high expectations of your child’s self control? Do you set clear limits and command respect, without bulldozing him or her? If so, you may be helping your child with type 1 diabetes stick to his or her treatment regimen. According to a recent study … Continue reading Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Parenting Style Impacts Control in Children

AskNadia: Why Medicare Covers Some Insulin Pumps

I was thinking about getting an insulin pump, but I am worried that Medicare will not cover it. Why does Medicare cover insulin pumps for some people and not for others? Barbara Florida Dear Barbara, Insulin pumps are covered under Medicare if you meet their insulin pump management criteria, insulin antibody test or C-Peptide test. … Continue reading AskNadia: Why Medicare Covers Some Insulin Pumps

AskNadia: Prilosec and Kidney Disease

Dear Nadia, Does the medication Prilosec cause Kidney failure? Jim E Tennessee Dear Jim, Prilosec is prescribed to individuals who experience frequent acid build up in their stomach; where food or liquid in the stomach cause discomfort in the digestive tract. The increased production of acid in the stomach causes indigestion, heartburn, belching bloating and … Continue reading AskNadia: Prilosec and Kidney Disease

AskNadia: Need Printed Insulin Pump Manual

I want to get a replacement manual for my daughter’s insulin pump. I don’t want an on-line version. I want the paper booklet. Karen South Hamilton MA Hello Karen, You can call the insulin pump company directly at their 800 number and request a manual to be mailed to you. I have listed all the … Continue reading AskNadia: Need Printed Insulin Pump Manual

Ask Nadia: When to Tell Someone You Have Diabetes

Dear Nadia, I just started dating someone I really like. When do you think it’s a good time to tell this person I have diabetes? I don’t want to scare him off. Anne Portland OR   Dear Anne Your question is somewhat subjective. In my personal experience, when I first started dating my previous husband, … Continue reading Ask Nadia: When to Tell Someone You Have Diabetes

Francisco Zepeda’s Dog Helps Him Manage His Type 2 Diabetes

Francisco Zepeda is a 54-year-old native of El Salvador who owns an insurance agency in San Francisco.  Type 2 diabetes runs in his family. He says, “My grandmother lived with diabetes for about 30 years, and my father has it as well. I heard about diabetes all that time, but I never thought that it … Continue reading Francisco Zepeda’s Dog Helps Him Manage His Type 2 Diabetes

Type 1: The Emotions That Come With Diabetes

Having diabetes can produce a whole series of feelings and emotions. Examining these “emotional aspects” will help us take care of ourselves both psychologically and physically. In this column, Daryn Stier addresses some of the issues that often arise among people with diabetes and their family and friends. How can I handle my insulin reactions … Continue reading Type 1: The Emotions That Come With Diabetes

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: A Rebellious Teenager Finds Team Type 1

I am excited to have this opportunity to write a diabetes-focused blog for Diabetes Health about living and thriving with type 1 diabetes. First of all, I am extremely passionate about racing road and mountain bicycles, running 5K runs and sprint triathlons, and doing other activities that I find to compete in for Team Type … Continue reading Living With Type 1 Diabetes: A Rebellious Teenager Finds Team Type 1