Thursday, December 18, 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

Diabetes and Flu Shots

It is that time of year again: From September to January, your healthcare providers will remind you to get a flu shot. There seems to be ambivalence in many regarding flu shots, as not everyone is willing to receive one even if they are readily available. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends flu shots for every person with... Read moreChevron

posted 11/12/2014, 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

Dental Infections Are Trouble for Diabetes

If you have a dental infection and diabetes, you can never get your blood sugar stabilized.  I know this from my personal experience and from listening to Richard K. Bernstein, M.D.

 

Any infection will wreck havoc with our blood sugar management. But dental infections may be some of the most common... Read moreChevron

Ann Bartlett

Ann Bartlett, Health Guide

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Wellness Center Owner, living with type 1 diabetes

Diabetes in Mainstream Media

I rarely watch TV because most of it isn’t worth my time, but I am an avid fan of Downton Abbey! I love the clothes (check out the exhibit at Winterthur), the historical timeline and detail they give about the early part of the 20th century. This was the period of my... Read moreChevron

posted 11/10/2014, comments (0)|
Ann Bartlett

Ann Bartlett, Health Guide

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Wellness Center Owner, living with type 1 diabetes

The Big Blue Test and Diabetes Month

Every November, I'm filled with honor and angst. Diabetes awareness month brings out the oppotunity to raise awareness about diabetes, but I cringe to see how many diabetes-related charities pull at my heartstrings with... Read moreChevron

posted 11/07/2014, 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

Three Surprises in a New Survey of Blood Glucose Meter Satisfaction

A survey that came out this morning shows that an overwhelming proportion of people in this country who use blood glucose meters really like the ones that Bayer makes. But the meters that the other three leading manufacturers make aren’t far behind.

 

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