Thursday, September 18, 2014

People Who Are Living With Diabetes

Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

The Most Effective Treatment for Type 2?

A recent meta-analysis has suggested that combining long-acting insulin with a GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1) agonist may be the “most effective” drug treatment for type 2 diabetes, meaning the best blood glucose (BG) control with the fewest side effects.   GLP-1 is a hormone secreted by the intestines, and an agonist is a... Read moreChevron
posted 09/16/2014, 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

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 right on the box that it gives us “blood testing without pain!”     In all my experience with the device this is no exaggeration. It has improved the quality... Read moreChevron
posted 09/15/2014, 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

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
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)|