As every hospitalized patient knows, their doctors' orders are followed, either scrupulously, or more-or-less, by the nursing and other staff at the hospital. For diabetes patients who are used to caring for themselves, hospitals can become a dreaded nightmare of confusing orders, policies, and sudden and unexpected changes in diet, activity,... Read more
The American Diabetes Association will be holding its annual Scientific Sessions next month in Boston. As usual, they will have an Exhibit Hall where diabetes vendors will pitch their products to the attendees. Some vendors represent big established companies... Read more
This post was originally published in 2007 and is now being republished with significant updates.
Summer vacation travel season is coming up soon. As you plan your dream trip, it would be wise to bring some of your medical records with you. Many people with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes have their... Read more
Once a year, the American Diabetes Association updates their guidelines for diabetes care. They are published in January, and are available online. This year, however, they added a new twist: they have recently announced that they are also publishing their recommendations in a format designed specifically for primary care providers: Read more
If you have a child with diabetes, or if you have time to volunteer to help and have some fun, you should be looking for a nearby diabetes camp, and signing up now.
The main reason for diabetes camps is camaraderie: some kids with diabetes might never have met another person their age with diabetes before attending camp.... Read more