Monday, November 24, 2014

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Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of

Diabetes Q&A: Caffeine, Numb Feet, and Diet

I've recently received a bunch of questions about diabetes and related conditions, and decided to respond to some of them here.

1.) How does caffeine affect diabetes?


Caffeine has long been suspected of having some deleterious effects on diabetes, mostly on type 2... Read moreChevron

Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

Author, Humorist,

For the Recently Diagnosed

Newbie Days


I started playing the violin badly when I was about 10, and I’ve been playing badly ever since. As a result, I sometimes have trouble remembering what it’s like not to know how to hold the bow or how to curve my fingers over the strings. When I want to remember, I try playing the violin by holding... Read moreChevron

Dr. Fran Cogen

Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro

Director, Child/Adolescent Diabetes Program at Children's Nat'l

Diabetes and Flu Shots

It is that time of year again: from September to January, your healthcare providers will remind you to get a flu shot. There seems to be ambivalence in many regarding flu shots as not everyone is willing to receive one even if they are readily available. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends flu shots for every person with... Read moreChevron

posted 11/12/2014, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun,

Dental Infections Are Trouble for Diabetes

If you have a dental infection and diabetes, you can never get your blood sugar stabilized.  I know this from my personal experience and from listening to Richard K. Bernstein, M.D.


Any infection will wreck havoc with our blood sugar management. But dental infections may be some of the most common... Read moreChevron

posted 11/12/2014, comments (0)|
Ann Bartlett

Ann Bartlett, Health Guide

Wellness Center Owner, living with type 1 diabetes

Diabetes in Mainstream Media

I rarely watch TV because most of it isn’t worth my time, but I am an avid fan of Downton Abbey! I love the clothes (check out the exhibit at Winterthur), the historical timeline and detail they give about the early part of the 20th century. This was the period of my... Read moreChevron

posted 11/10/2014, comments (0)|

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