Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

Better Food on a Budget

A recent blogpost said that people with diabetes need to eat organic food.   I agree that it’s healthier both for us and for the environment to eat organic food. But organic food is more expensive than conventional food, so what is a person with a limited income to do?   Here’s one suggestion. Buy the more expensive food,... Read moreChevron
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun, www.mendosa.com/fitnessblog

Negotiate for Your Diabetes Drugs

Like most of us, my health insurance covers some of the cost of medications. But because I don’t need any diabetes medication and am in good health, I use few prescription drugs and don’t come close to reaching my deductible. So I pay the whole cost out of my pocket for the few medications that I get from time to time.... Read moreChevron
Ann Bartlett

Ann Bartlett, Health Guide

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Wellness Center Owner, living with type 1 diabetes

Diabetes and the NIH

Continued from part 1: How NIH Came To Be   As NIH began to expand its grants program, they realized they needed more category institutes to appropriately focus their efforts, and this meant making a case to congress for more funding. Between 1946 and 1949, voluntary health organizations made the case for additional research on mental... Read moreChevron
Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

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Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com

Clindamycin, bursitis, and hyperglycemia

I recently saw the following question: I'm a juvenile-onset (type 1) diabetic. I was prescribed clindamycin for olecranon bursitis [inflammation of the fluid-filled sac at the elbow], and have been running higher than normal blood sugar levels since I've been taking it. Can clindamycin cause blood sugar levels to rise?   My... Read moreChevron
posted 07/15/2014, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun, www.mendosa.com/fitnessblog

4 Reasons Why People with Diabetes Need to Eat Organic Food

For most people the big benefit of eating organic food may be consuming less pesticide in their diets. But for people with diabetes it’s different. High blood sugar means having a compromised immune system. Extra sugar in our blood exhausts the immune cells in our body and feeds germs. More than most people we need help. This help... Read moreChevron
posted 07/14/2014, comments (0)|

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