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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

The Bionic Pancreas

  I have received a number of excited notifications from patients this past week in regard to the bionic pancreas. As such, I did my due diligence to research this new device and noted the recent scholarly paper published by Russell, El-Khatib, Sinha, Magyar, MecKeon, Goergen, Balliro, Hilliard, Nathan, and Damiano in The New England Journal... Read moreChevron
posted 06/23/2014, 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

A1C Levels for Truck Drivers

I recently saw the following question:   I am a truck driver who was diagnosed with type 2. What is an acceptable level when it comes to the A1c?   My reply:   What level of A1C is "acceptable" depends on who you ask!   According to the American Diabetes Association's Glycemic Targets for Adults With... Read moreChevron
posted 06/23/2014, 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

Gentle Testing for Diabetes

Nobody ever dared to claim that drawing a drop of blood to check our blood sugar levels could be gentle. Until now. A new company named Genteel has just started shipping its “gentle lancing instrument.” The box that it comes in says right on it that it give us “blood testing without pain!” For many of us who... Read moreChevron
Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

Patient Reviewers

Have you ever read a peer-reviewed research article about diabetes and thought, “But they didn’t take into account X and Y,” where X and Y are conditions every patient is familiar with but the peer reviewers might not be?   The term peer here means peers of the researchers, that is, other researchers, not people who live... Read moreChevron
Dr. Fran Cogen

Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro

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

Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Brain Function

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life–threatening consequence of diabetes. DKA occurs when there is a lack of insulin in the body causing hyperglycemia. As a result of the inability of glucose to enter the cells, the body must find other means to obtain energy. As such, fat breakdown occurs resulting in the accumulation of fatty acids. The... Read moreChevron
posted 06/15/2014, comments (0)|

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