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Diabetes Health in the News Product: Vitamin C Is An Important Nutrient

Vitamin C is an important nutrient needed for healthy development and growth, and it is useful for the repair and growth of all the body’s tissues. This essential vitamin has a variety of food sources, including fruits (cantaloupe, citrus fruits, mango, kiwi, berries, and watermelon), vegetables (broccoli, potatoes, spinach, peppers, and tomatoes), and some fortified … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News Product: Vitamin C Is An Important Nutrient

Type 1 & Type 2: Sex, Lubes and Libido

Dear Diabetes Health, Hello!  I am 60 years old and have had type one for about 24 years. It has been quite some time since I had a relationship, and now I have one coming at me.  The problem is, I am very dry. The commercially sold products don’t seem to help,  and intercourse isn’t … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2: Sex, Lubes and Libido

Diabetes Health in the News: Coco’s Cove

Diabetes affects millions of people in the U.S., and then, according to the American Diabetes Association, the total cost of helping manage the disease is nearly $250 billion per year. Unfortunately, many people fail to monitor their glucose levels and diabetes properly, and without proper care, dangerous side effects can result. To combat this problem, … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News: Coco’s Cove

Type 1 & Type 2: Echo Therapeutic’s Symphony tCGM for ER

The competition for a continuous glucose monitoring system that can replace the classic finger prick blood tests for diabetes is heating up. Several new products have come to the market this year that use various techniques to test blood glucose levels continuously without the need for a blood test, but several have faltered with complaints … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2: Echo Therapeutic’s Symphony tCGM for ER

Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: iGlucose

Working toward the goal of unifying patients’ diabetic treatment information in a single place, the PositiveID Corporation hopes to patent a new device that monitors insulin pens. The Insulin Tracker would attach to a user’s insulin pen and record the times and amounts of injections. That information would then be sent to a database that allows … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: iGlucose

Afresa: A New Insulin (By the Way, It’s Inhaled)

The enthusiasm for inhaled insulin has waned, to say the least, since Exubera was pulled off the market by Pfizer. Following the Exubera debacle, the development of two other inhaled insulins (AIR by Eli Lilly and Alkermes, and AERx by Novo Nordisk) was halted as well. But please don’t consider that the final word on … Continue reading Afresa: A New Insulin (By the Way, It’s Inhaled)

Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: The Consumer Has Spoken: “Let Me Test in Purple.”

The OneTouch® UltraMini® Meter by LifeScan, Inc., is now available in Purple Twilight and Blue Comet. LifeScan determined through customer feedback and market research that purple was the most desired color among women and blue was the overall top-requested color among both men and women. During last year’s “What’s Your Color?” Giveaway, an online sweepstakes … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: The Consumer Has Spoken: “Let Me Test in Purple.”

Checking Out Innovative Diabetes Products & Companies at the Children with Diabetes Conference

The exhibit hall at this year’s Children with Diabetes conference in Orlando, Florida, from July 23 to 27, 2008, featured expensive and elaborate booths from well-known companies like LifeScan and large organizations such as the American Diabetes Association. But another kind of company also welcomed people to their booths. They were the diabetes start-ups, companies … Continue reading Checking Out Innovative Diabetes Products & Companies at the Children with Diabetes Conference

Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: Curiously Scrumptious Cookies for People with Diabetes and Celiac Disease

Curious Cookie makes some really good cookies. I had intended to eat one while writing this review, but curiously, there were none left. The staff had eaten the entire sample pack. The cookies are concocted with pure, natural ingredients like Madagascar vanilla and Bavarian chocolate, but without trans fats, chemicals, genetically modified ingredients, or preservatives. … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: Curiously Scrumptious Cookies for People with Diabetes and Celiac Disease