Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dr. Fran Cogen's Posts

Diabetes Research, Data and Scientific Integrity

In February, 2014, I blogged about a paper published in the journal Nature (Obokata, Wakayama, Sasai, Kojima, Vacanti,M., Niwa, Yamato and Vacanti, C., Nature 505, 641-647 (30, January, 2014) doi:10.1038/nature12968) titled, “Stimulus-triggered fate conversion of somatic cells into pluripotency,” - See more at:... Read moreChevron

MyStar Extra- the newest kid on the meter block

Another entry to the meter collection: the “MyStar Extra. What makes this meter, developed by Sanofi- Aventis different? Aside from measuring capillary blood glucose, it also provides “an estimated hb A1c values by evaluating patients’ meal tags and whether glucose tests were taken close together.”   According to the... Read moreChevron

Diabetes and Carbohydrate Consumption Revisited

As a pediatric diabetologist, my primary concerns in regard to patients with diabetes are:   Appropriate growth and development Excellent quality of life Adequate control of both hyper and hypoglycemia   These goals, however, are not always in the same order at all times. Sometimes I am more concerned about quality of life than... Read moreChevron

Type 1 Diabetes in Adolescents-Exercise Induced Hypoglycemia

  My day-to-day meetings with my children and adolescents with diabetes revolve around the interaction of medication, nutrition, and exercise. These are the variables of which we can actually measure and have some degree of control. The variables are intricately related and serve to determine the serum glucose level. A change in... Read moreChevron

Vitamin D, Yogurt, and Diabetes

  I have written multiple blogs about the relationship between vitamin D and diabetes. Indeed, evidence based research clearly indicates an association between diabetes and vitamin D; but not necessarily a causal one. As vitamin D levels can be greatly increased by ingesting over the counter (OTC) vitamin D supplements, I am greatly... Read moreChevron