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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

College and Diabetes

  Summer is a very exciting time for many young adults with diabetes. Many are transitioning to college and beginning a new chapter in their lives. Moving into a college environment can be stressful for all students, let alone for those with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes. During a recent clinic visit, one of my college-bound patients... Read moreChevron
posted 08/05/2014, comments (0)|
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

Back to the Drawing Board

  Otelixizumab is one of those drugs whose names are tongue-twisters that seem invented by someone's computer-name-generating program. Sometimes known as TRX4, it's a monoclonal antibody, and is being developed for treatment of type 1a (autoimmune) diabetes and possibly for other autoimmune diseases. Biologics in this class have been... Read moreChevron
posted 07/30/2014, 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

Is Dreamfields Pasta Good for People with Diabetes?

Years ago when I followed a low-glycemic diet I discovered what I thought was something new and wonderful. It was Dreamfields Pasta, advertised as having just “5 net carbs” per serving and being “65% lower glycemic index” than other pastas. What the Dreamfields Label Used to Claim In an article I wrote 10 years ago... 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

A gadfly who's my new hero

I think I have found a new hero. I stumbled across a recent thought-provoking article, The epidemic of pre-diabetes: the medicine and the politics and had to admit that the author presents some cogent (and sometimes biting) arguments against the value of the concept of pre-diabetes.   Then I looked around for more information on the... 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

The Trouble with Protein for People with Diabetes

For some of us who have diabetes the trouble with protein is real. If we have existing kidney disease, we can’t handle a lot of protein. If we follow a vegan diet, the problem is to get enough protein.   But for most of us the trouble with protein is to know how much we need and whether we are getting too much. Many of us think that... Read moreChevron

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