Category Archives: Type1

Diabetes Health Type 1: Sometimes I Worry That I Am Just Not That Great at Managing Diabetes

I watch all these friends with diabetes that totally own their diabetes. They appear to master it. They have gadgets and gizmos, and they know how to use them. Their lines on their blood sugar graphs look amazingly flat and steady. I’m not sure if they do master it, or they are just posting a … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Sometimes I Worry That I Am Just Not That Great at Managing Diabetes

Flashback Friday: Can I Blame Mom For My Diabetes?

Our regular columnist, Mr. Metabolism, addresses the current issue regarding cow’s milk and its possible link to diabetes. It seems that new scientific evidence can teach me whom to blame for my diabetes: my mother. Did she doom me to a life of insulin injections for love of cow’s milk? I needed to know what … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Can I Blame Mom For My Diabetes?

Diabetes Health Weekly Roundup: Recent Research-11/30

If you’re like us, you had a busy Thanksgiving weekend and and even busier post-Thanksgiving week. What better way to recharge than by catching up on the cutting-edge research that’s been published recently. We’ve got you covered with the latest Diabetes Health podcasts and news. Happy Reading! AskNadia: Struggling With Type 2 Diabetes & My A1c … Continue reading Diabetes Health Weekly Roundup: Recent Research-11/30

Optimizing Your Workout-Insulin and Carb Adjustments Can Keep a Type 1’s Blood Sugars In Check

For people with type 2 diabetes, exercise is an imperative companion piece to managing blood sugars. For people with type 1 diabetes, however, it is a more difficult proposition. According to Marion J. Franz of the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, how a type 1’s blood glucose responds to exercise depends on the timing, intensity, … Continue reading Optimizing Your Workout-Insulin and Carb Adjustments Can Keep a Type 1’s Blood Sugars In Check

Dexamethasone Halts Rare Complication of Type 1 Diabetes

A new treatment method has been discovered for lipoatrophy, a rare but problematic complication of type 1 diabetes. The condition is an adverse effect of the immune system’s interaction with insulin that results in dents in the skin at insulin injection sites. These dents are caused by atrophy of the tissue directly beneath the skin. … Continue reading Dexamethasone Halts Rare Complication of Type 1 Diabetes

Education is Important – Despite ‘Welcoming’ the Disease, UCSF course helps halve insulin dose

I suppose the story begins when I first developed the symptoms of diabetes, at age 35. With the usual gusto I had reserved for learning new skills like scuba diving and computer programming, I set out to learn everything about diabetes and its treatment. I figured that if I took very good care of myself, … Continue reading Education is Important – Despite ‘Welcoming’ the Disease, UCSF course helps halve insulin dose