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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

Another Antibody Test for Type 1 Diabetes

The FDA has just approved a new antibody test to help diagnose type 1 diabetes. It is a laboratory-based test, not an at-home test, and will be available for US and Canadian labs to use in the near future. The test has nothing to do with glucose levels or A1Cs, but instead is a marker for antibodies relating to T1D -- which is an autoimmune... Read moreChevron
posted 08/22/2014, 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

A Tale of Two Insulins and a Lot of Lawyers

I read recently about two insulins where the lawyering has gotten pretty intense. One is the sad tale of a me-too insulin that just got approved in the United States, but can't be sold here, and the other is an insulin delivery system that's not approved in the U.S., but which you apparently can buy in Equador, Algeria, and Lebanon. And previously... Read moreChevron
posted 08/20/2014, 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

Interval Training Cuts Diabetes Blood Sugar

When it comes to our walking speed, moderation doesn't seem to be the best policy.   Those of us who have diabetes can manage our blood sugar levels better when we alternate between slow and fast walking, according to a new study. When we walk at a constant pace, we don’t get the reduced blood sugar benefit of our physical... Read moreChevron
posted 08/20/2014, comments (0)|
Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

Are Gut Bacteria Controlling What We Eat?

Are the bacteria in our gut calling the shots when it comes to the foods we eat? Do we crave cookies because cookies are what the bacteria want to eat?   It sounds weird, but there’s growing evidence that it might be true.   It’s been known for some time that obese people have different bacteria in their gut than... Read moreChevron
posted 08/19/2014, 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

Mindfulness and Meditation May Help Lower Your A1C

More and more studies show that mindfulness and meditation are helping people to manage stress. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is working with veterans who have some of the most severe problems, and they seem to be in the lead in making use of these tools.   But not until now have mindfulness and meditation been studied specifically... Read moreChevron

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