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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

Diabetes Testing That Is Even More Gentle

Three months ago I reviewed Genteel’s new “gentle lancing instrument” here at Gentle Testing for Diabetes. The company claims... Read moreChevron

posted 09/15/2014, comments (0)|
worwiz

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Better to have loved and lost than never have loved

Well I am a type 2 diabetic, and here is my story, I hope it helps somebody. I was diagnosed about a year ago, but for many years when I would take a physical the blood sugar in my urine would be high I would just stay away from sugar and skip a meal retake the test the next day, and it would be fine. I am now 64 years old and most of my life... Read moreChevron
posted 09/09/2014, 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

Pros and Cons of Injectable Diabetes Drugs

Most diabetes drugs cause us to gain weight. But those in the rather new class of drugs called GLP-1 inhibitors actually lead to weight loss.

 

People with type 2 diabetes take these drugs by injection. Insulin, the drug that people with type 1 have to inject to manage their diabetes, is notorious for leading to weight... Read moreChevron

Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

Newer Diabetes Meds Are Making My Life Easier

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1990. For several years, I was able to control my glucose levels with lifestyle modifications only. Modifying my diet and increasing my exercise worked quite well.

 

Unfortunately, diabetes is a progressive disease, and managing diabetes with no medications didn't work after several... 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

Is Getting Type 2 Diabetes My Fault?

Someone recently asked the following question:

 

I am 27, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My BMI is around 34. But I don’t look obese since I go to the gym regularly. I gained 40 pounds and lost 40 pounds after that. Then I gained weight when I had a knee injury but I managed to lose 20 pounds after that. I am an... Read moreChevron

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