Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Dr. Fran Cogen

Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro

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

American Diabetes Association® Position Statement: Fallout and Further Commentary

My previous blog discussed the new American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines regarding hemoglobin (hb) A1c for people younger than 18 years old with diabetes (less than 7.5 percent) and over 18 years of age (less than 7.0 percent). For those over 18 years, consideration of other illnesses and chronic conditions must be included. I have... Read moreChevron

Dr. Bill Quick

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

The Flu, Diabetes and You

Flu season is coming soon.

 

As the CDC points out, having the flu will cause changes in your blood sugar. In addition, illness can prevent you from eating properly, which further affects blood glucose levels. Sometimes, diabetes can make it more difficult to handle an infection like the flu. People with diabetes who come... Read moreChevron

posted 09/26/2014, comments (0)|
tlskahan@aol.com

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I am a 55 year old mother of two with several autoimmune conditions including steroid dependent asthma, Type 2 Diabetes, Osteoarthritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, and IgG Deficiency

My A1c Told On Me!

I just read over my labs taken by my Endocrinologist two days ago. My A1c was 9.1!!!! I sometimes go for extended periods of time inattentive to my diabetes. What with severe steroid dependent asthma and IgG Deficiency, my attention is often devoted to crisis in those departments. This time, I went WAY WAY WAY off the reservation. Now I have... Read moreChevron
posted 09/25/2014, 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

Easy and Accurate Diabetes Monitoring at Home Is Available

The A1CNow device is the easiest and most accurate way for those of us who have diabetes to check our key blood glucose level at home. But it still has spotty availability.  
 
Chex Diagnostics, formerly known at Polymer Technology Systems, started shipping it six months ago after the company had purchased the A1CNow... 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

The Role For Non-insulin Injectables in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes

As I indicated in another recent post, Ask Your Physician About Non-insulin Injectable Drugs For Treating Diabetes, there are several different types of injectable medications to treat type 2 diabetes (T2D).

 

The first, of... Read moreChevron

posted 09/24/2014, comments (0)|

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