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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

Diabetes and Carbohydrate Consumption Revisited

As a pediatric diabetologist, my primary concerns in regard to patients with diabetes are:   Appropriate growth and development Excellent quality of life Adequate control of both hyper and hypoglycemia   These goals, however, are not always in the same order at all times. Sometimes I am more concerned about quality of life than... Read moreChevron
posted 03/26/2014, comments (0)|
ATsai

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I am the Web Producer for HealthCentral's Allergy, Asthma, Cold & Flu, COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Skin Care, Skin Cancer and Sleep Disorders sites.

Risk for Diabetes Increases if Spouse is Diabetic

A new study published in BMC Medicine suggests that having a spouse with diabetes can increase your own risk for diabetes. A research team from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has shown through combined analyses of several studies evidence that spousal diabetes is a diabetes risk factor.   Most of the studies used in the... Read moreChevron
posted 03/26/2014, comments (0)|
Dr. Bill Quick

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

Medtronic Pump Software Flaw

I recently received via snail-mail an "Important Medical Device Safety Information" letter. It's also available on-line.  In the letter, it is stated that "Medtronic has received a small number of reports regarding users who have accidentally programmed the pump to deliver the maximum bolus amount, including one incident that resulted in... Read moreChevron
posted 03/25/2014, 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

Too Many Cooks, and a Modest Proposal

The field of diabetes has too many cooks, and as is well known, "Too many cooks spoil the broth." So I'd like to make a modest proposal (below). I'm talking specifically about the fact that there are too many diabetes organizations in the United States speaking for various constituencies.   The latest is another diabetes education... Read moreChevron
posted 03/21/2014, comments (0)|
Gretchen Becker

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

Questioning Dietary Guidelines

Are you happy with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans that support low-fat diets with lots of “healthy whole grains”?   Many of us aren’t, including me and former Health Central blogger and power lifter Ginger Vieira, who asks if they’re making us sick.   If you’d like an unbiased fact-finding... Read moreChevron
posted 03/18/2014, comments (0)|

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