Ann Bartlett

Patient Expert

Ann wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Diabetes.

Latest by Ann Bartlett

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The Falling Rates of Diabetes May Be Misleading

In December 2015, the CDC reported that diabetes was on the decline. In 2009, there were more than 1.7 million new cases diagnosed, but between 2009 and 2014 the number of newly diagnosed dropped, totaling just 1.4 million over 5 years. According to ...

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What Dealing with an Invisible Illness Like Diabetes is REALLY Like

After reading Riva Greenberg’s blog “The Invisibility of Type 1 Diabetes” I asked Riva if I could carry a thread of experience and support. She gave me an overwhelming message of support. Thank you, Riva! In her blog she writes: “Living with type 1 d...

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The Reason Monuments are Turning Blue

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. In an effort to push diabetes into the minds of everyone, the International Diabetes Federation started a global campaign called “Blue Monument.” Since 2007 over 1000 buildings have gone blue on November 14. Corpo...

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My love of Bone Broth For My Health and Healing!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. With cooler temps, it signifies the end of long summer days and outdoor weather forcing us to look inward and prepare for winter. Every season has a beauty to it; you just have to look for it. For me, fal...

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Google Announces Contact Lens Human Trials Begin in 2016

Last year, the world was abuzz with the news of a partnership between Google and Novartis to make a glucose sensing contact lens. What was even more stunning was that the contact lens would be available in 5 years. The diabetes community applauded th...

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No Cure, But There Is Healing

Has the answer to diabetes been there all along? Living with diabetes can feel like a life sentence, but we have more control than we think.

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Why You Need A Drinking Strategy

Where does alcohol fit in the life of someone with diabetes? These strategies will help you manage your diabetes and also enjoy drinking.

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How Does Drinking Affect Blood Sugar?

Some types of alcohol have little or no effect on blood sugar. Others are more problematic. Here’s what to know.

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What To Do When Your Spouse Has Diabetes

I’ve always wondered what it would feel like if anyone else in my family were diagnosed with diabetes. I know lots of families who have multiple type 1 members, which brings a certain set of problems. However, what if your spouse was diagnosed with t...

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Probiotics: Could They be the Next Generation of Diabetes Drugs?

As a professional in the holistic business, I am one who believes that food plays a role in our health. How we choose food makes a huge difference in what is reflected in our blood work and our blood glucose. Eating well shows in our eyes, our skin a...