Category Archives: Diabetes Health

Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: Don’t be a Turkey on Thanksgiving

I really look forward to Thanksgiving. For me, it’s a great time to spend with family and friends, watch some ballgames on TV and eat. All those wonderful traditional dishes that taste so good are ready for my undivided

Ask Nadia: Is Coconut Oil Good For Maintaining Blood Sugar

Nadia,

I’ve heard that coconut oil is good for maintaining blood sugar. Is this true, or did I misunderstand?

Debbie

San Diego Ca

Dear Debbie,

In the past, the benefits of coconut oil were considered controversial because some felt there …

Type 1 Diabetes: The Stress of Type 1 Often Leads to Diabulimia

Living with type 1 diabetes means that you have a different relationship with food than other people. You live your life in between the demanding rituals that happen multiple times a day; before and after a meal or any type …

Flashback Friday: How Diabetes Topics in the News Can Start to Feel Like a Game of “Telephone”

A past Wall Street Journal article shows once again how misinformation about diabetes-related topics can be spread by even the most expert journalists.

The article, headlined “Eli Lilly to Pay for Right to Sell Diabetes Treatment Outside U.S.,” begins, “Eli …

Diabetes Health in The News: FDA Expands Coverage for Lilly, Boehringer Diabetes Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved an expanded form for Synjardy, a drug produced by Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly. Also known as empagliflozin/metformin hydrochloride, Synardy is now approved for use as an adjunctive treatment. When used …

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Metformin Best For Heart Safety

Metformin is the most frequently prescribed standalone medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Now, a new study has found that this drug is actually better for the heart than most of its closest competitors.

This result …

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: I Hear You, But I’m Not You

I’ve had type 1 diabetes for nearly 14 years. I have fallen off the wagon a few times, battled diabulimia, survived numerous insulin shock comas and ketoacidosis episodes, and …

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Genetic Information Linked to Cardiovascular Risks in Type 2 Diabetes

Austrian researchers have recently discovered that certain genetic information could be significant predictors of cardiovascular events in coronary artery disease patients who also have type 2 diabetes. Specifically, this genetic information comes from single nu cleotide poly morphisms found …