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Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of

Are Newer Diabetes Drugs Better?

Newer diabetes drugs are often touted as "better" by the manufacturers, especially as they don't have the risk of hypoglycemia and weight-gain side effects that sulfonylureas have. But this advantage comes at a price: higher cost. These drugs are protected by patents for years, and the manufacturers can, and do, charge whatever they can get... Read moreChevron
posted 03/07/2014, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun,

The Safety of Diabetes Drugs

A possible connection between one of our newest and most important classes of diabetes drugs and pancreatic cancer has frightened many of us. But people with diabetes can now breathe easier.   The United States Food and Drug Administration and its European counterpart just released their joint findings concluding that these drugs,... Read moreChevron
Ann Bartlett

Ann Bartlett, Health Guide

Wellness Center Owner, living with type 1 diabetes

The Echo Insulin Pen

One of the many great things about diabetes today versus diabetes 40 years ago is the choice of insulin available, as well as insulin delivery systems. With faster acting insulin and devices that give you dosing flexibility, people with diabetes are living longer. (Thank you, diabetes innovators, for never giving up!)   In my eyes, the choice... Read moreChevron
posted 03/04/2014, comments (0)|
Dr. Fran Cogen

Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro

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

Type 1 Diabetes- Prevalence and Diabetes clinical visits

  Anecdotally, it appears that there has been an increasing frequency of new cases of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This has been confirmed by the rapid rise in new patients we have welcomed into our diabetes program at the Children’s National Health System. We now have data from The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study presented in a... Read moreChevron
posted 03/01/2014, comments (0)|
Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

Author, Humorist,

Measuring your risk from obesity

New research suggests that body shape is more important than body mass index (BMI) in predicting mortality.   We’ve known for some time that if you’re overweight, an “apple shape,” meaning extra fat around the middle, is worse for your health than a “pear shape,” meaning the extra weight is on your hips... Read moreChevron
posted 03/01/2014, comments (0)|

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