Category Archives: Diabetes Health Magazine

Summer Pasta Salad Contest

To salute this popular side dish, Dreamfields Pasta is kicking off its second annual “Pastapalooza” Pasta Salad Contest. Each week from Memorial Day through Labor Day, one entrant will become eligible to win a free case of Dreamfields Pasta. Additionally, the 14 weekly winning recipes will be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Entering the recipe … Continue reading Summer Pasta Salad Contest

Diabetes on the Rise in Saudi Arabia

Diabetes is increasingly taking hold in Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East.  According to Dr. Ala Alwan, assistant director general for noncommunicable diseases and mental health at the World Health Organization (WHO), the problem is already vast and is increasing at an alarming rate. Lifestyle choices are a major factor. According to … Continue reading Diabetes on the Rise in Saudi Arabia

Women and Diabetes: Adjusting Your Management Plan to Match Hormonal Changes

I’ve had type 1 diabetes for six years, and it never fails that during the dreaded “time of the month,” I become increasingly insulin-resistant. Just looking at a carbohydrate makes my sugar skyrocket. I’m exhausted, and my mood goes from my usual positive to cranky and sensitive. Many women struggle with their diabetes management during … Continue reading Women and Diabetes: Adjusting Your Management Plan to Match Hormonal Changes

Finding the Right Diabetes Doctor

I once had a doctor ask me what I’d do if someone offered me a drink or a cigarette. I was a teenager, recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and it was the first time that I had seen her. When I told her that I didn’t drink or smoke, she kept hounding me with … Continue reading Finding the Right Diabetes Doctor

Drinking and Driving on Memorial Day

During Memorial Day Weekend celebrations, friends often gather where alcohol is served and then take to the road. Drinking and driving is hazardous, as we all know, because alcohol affects many skills needed to drive safely and competently, including reaction time, coordination, information processing, and the ability to track moving objects. If you have diabetes … Continue reading Drinking and Driving on Memorial Day

Medicare To Expand Use Of Competitive Bidding

A year-long experiment found that the competitive bidding approach saved money without harming beneficiaries. It also made inroads against waste and fraud. The New York Times: In A Shift, Medicare Pushes BidsThe Obama administration said Wednesday that it would vastly expand the use of competitive bidding to buy medical equipment for Medicare beneficiaries after a … Continue reading Medicare To Expand Use Of Competitive Bidding

The Reason to Believe (r2b) Diabetes Diplomat program

You might think that it is too late to do anything for Diabetes Awareness Month. Heck, it’s late November, so it’s too late, right? Nope, wrong. You see, diabetes didn’t just go away during the last month. Diabetes is funny that way-it just does not care. Well, we care. We’re the Diabetes Research Institute, and … Continue reading The Reason to Believe (r2b) Diabetes Diplomat program