Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dr. Fran Cogen's Posts

How Is Type 1 Diabetes Affected, The Higher Up You Go?

Having a condition like diabetes shouldn't stop you from pursuing high altitude activities. What exactly can we take away from the scientific literature surrounding this topic?


A recent review paper published in Diabetes Care 2014; 37: 2404-2413Read moreChevron

Sugar Mountain: Why it's Difficult to Lower Very High A1Cs

As is my usual practice, many of my ideas for blogs originate with my experiences with patients and families. Using analogies in clinical practice in order to make concepts more understandable is an excellent means to reach an “aha” moment. Oftentimes, we, as clinicians, provide very comprehensive explanations as to why certain... Read moreChevron

Diabetes and Data Sharing

As healthcare professionals we are required to attend professional meetings in order to remain up-to-date about current thinking, research and the latest in clinical care. You may have heard the term “bench to bedside” which is currently in vogue among academic medical schools and research facilities. As such, the goal is to apply... Read moreChevron

Reaching Your Goals with Diabetes

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting my fellow diabetes bloggers from Health Central - Diabetes in Boston, Massachusetts during the 2015 Annual Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions.  We had a lively lunch discussion and one of my colleagues suggested that I write a blog about goal-setting in view of the recent guidelines... Read moreChevron

Diabetes Burnout Is Real For Caregivers and Families

Much has been written about diabetes burnout in adult literature. Adults with diabetes become tired of all the work that must be done to care for their condition (I am now referring to adult onset or type 2 diabetes, which affects over 90 percent of the diabetes population). However, today, I feel compelled to discuss the overwhelming... Read moreChevron