Friday, August 22, 2014

People Who Are Living With Diabetes

Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of

A Tale of Two Insulins and a Lot of Lawyers

I read recently about two insulins where the lawyering has gotten pretty intense. One is the sad tale of a me-too insulin that just got approved in the United States, but can't be sold here, and the other is an insulin delivery system that's not approved in the U.S., but which you apparently can buy in Equador, Algeria, and Lebanon. And previously... Read moreChevron
posted 08/20/2014, comments (0)|
David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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

Interval Training Cuts Diabetes Blood Sugar

When it comes to our walking speed, moderation doesn't seem to be the best policy. Those of us who have diabetes can manage our blood sugar levels better when we alternate between slow and fast walking, according to a new study. When we walk at a constant pace, we don’t get the reduced blood sugar benefit of our physical activity. The... Read moreChevron
posted 08/20/2014, comments (0)|
Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

Author, Humorist,

Are Gut Bacteria Controlling What We Eat?

Are the bacteria in our gut calling the shots when it comes to what foods we eat? Do we crave cookies because cookies are what the bacteria want to eat?   It sounds weird, but there’s growing evidence it might be true.   It’s been known for some time that obese people have different bacteria in their gut than skinny... Read moreChevron
posted 08/19/2014, comments (0)|
Ann Bartlett

Ann Bartlett, Health Guide

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


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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