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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

Pros and Cons of Injectable Diabetes Drugs

Most diabetes drugs cause us to gain weight. But those in the rather new class of drugs called GLP-1 inhibitors actually lead to weight loss.   People with type 2 diabetes take these drugs by injection. Insulin, the drug that people with type 1 have to inject to manage their diabetes, is notorious for leading to weight... Read moreChevron
Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Newer Diabetes Meds Are Making My Life Easier

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1990. For several years, I was able to control my glucose levels with lifestyle modifications only. Modifying my diet and increasing my exercise worked quite well.   Unfortunately, diabetes is a progressive disease, and managing diabetes with no medications didn't work after several years. Although I... Read moreChevron
Dr. Bill Quick

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

Is Getting Type 2 Diabetes My Fault?

I recently saw the following question:   I am 27, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My BMI is around 34. But I dont look obese since I go to the gym regularly. I gained 40 pounds and lost 40 pounds after that. Then I gained weight when I had a knee injury but I managed to lose 20 pounds after that. I am an active person. I used to swim at least... Read moreChevron
Dr. Fran Cogen

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

Hemoglobin A1c Guidelines: Latest American Diabetes Association® Recommendations

  In the July 2014 issue of Diabetes Care, written by Chiang, Kirkman, Laffel, and Peters, (Diabetes Care 2014; 37:2034–2054 | DOI: 10.2337/dc14-1140), new guidelines were provided for hemoglobin (hb) A1c. No longer are A1cs stratified by different age groups. Rather, new guidelines have been developed according to recent... 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

A Diet for Managing the Most Common Condition of Diabetes

Almost all of us who have diabetes have to deal with other medical problems too. But none of these conditions affects more of us than obesity and the problems that come with it.   More than 85 percent of adults with diabetes were overweight in the U.S. government’s Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. And 54.8... Read moreChevron

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