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Ann Bartlett

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Ann wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Diabetes.

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A New Way to Check Blood Sugar

A new technology using temporary tattoos is being developed to allow people to check blood sugar levels without having to prick their fingers over and over.

How The Thyroid May Affect Your Weight

How The Thyroid May Affect Your Weight

You’re doing everything right, but still not losing weight. What gives? The problem might lie in your thyroid.

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What Prebiotics and Probiotics Have to Do With Diabetes

Researchers have been studying the benefits of the microbes in our digestive tract for decades. I think most of us have heard about the benefits of taking a probiotic, and let’s not forget all the yogurt ads that tout the benefits that their product ...

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A Blood Glucose Meter for the Visually Impaired

For people living with diabetes, complications are a factor to be considered in doing everyday tasks. For someone with diabetic retinopathy, a simple task like reading your blood sugar could be frustrating, thus leading to bigger problem of skipping ...

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The Scoop On Finding Cheap Test Strips and Meters

I have always had the luxury of health insurance and I’m eternally grateful for that, but many times when I read comments left on blogs, my heart aches for those people who suffer the burden of paying for their diabetes supplies out of pocket I will ...

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Yoga Versus Pilates

Yoga vs. Pilates In David’s recent post on yoga someone raised the question of yoga or Pilates, which is better? My first exposure to Pilates was in 1990, when I met a guy who opened a fitness center for elite athletes in Boulder, Colorado. The cente...