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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

Is Getting Type 2 Diabetes My Fault?

I recently saw the following question:   I am 27, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My BMI is around 34. But I dont 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 active person. I used to swim at least... Read moreChevron
Dr. Fran Cogen

Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro

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

Hemoglobin A1c Guidelines: Latest American Diabetes Association® Recommendations

  In the July 2014 issue of Diabetes Care, written by Chiang, Kirkman, Laffel, and Peters, (Diabetes Care 2014; 37:2034–2054 | DOI: 10.2337/dc14-1140), new guidelines were provided for hemoglobin (hb) A1c. No longer are A1cs stratified by different age groups. Rather, new guidelines have been developed according to recent... Read moreChevron
The HealthGal

The HealthGal, Health Guide

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Physician Assistant/Health Coach/Nutritionist

Is Your Brother, Not Your Mother, Influencing Your Weight?

A recent study suggests that siblings may have a greater impact on your weight than your parents.  Previous studies suggest:   If mom is overweight during pregnancy, offspring may have a higher risk of developing obesity and other health issues. If both parents are overweight or obese, then offspring have a higher risk of developing... Read moreChevron
posted 07/22/2014, comments (0)|
Ann Bartlett

Ann Bartlett, Health Guide

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Wellness Center Owner, living with type 1 diabetes

Google Gets into Diabetes Care with Smart Contact Lens

  Earlier this week, the news that was catching everyone’s attention was Google’s announcement that it had a new licensing deal with Novartis to bring its smart contact lens to the market. Among the ocular medical uses will be glucose monitoring and presbyopia.   The novel contact lens marries the electrochemical technology... Read moreChevron
Kelsey Bonilla

Kelsey Bonilla, Health Guide

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Flying Blind

Yesterday I got to the office, opened my kit to test my blood before eating breakfast at my desk, and discovered that I only had two test strips with me. Ugh.  I had two options: run home to get more strips or ration the two strips by testing at strategic moments during the day.  I opted for that later and planned to test before lunch... Read moreChevron
posted 02/06/2014, comments (0)|

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