Latest Articles by Fran Cogen, M.D.
Get the Latest News on Hemoglobin A1c for Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association has developed new guidelines for hemoglobin A1c. Here’s what you should know.
How to Lower a Very High A1C
When a patient has had high A1Cs for many months or years, he or she often becomes accustomed to high blood sugar. Here’s how to come down from “Sugar Mountain.”
Type 2 and Diet Soda
One of the biggest problems in caring for children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is diet. Clearly, diet is a significant component in the management of all forms of diabetes.
Diabetes and Telemedicine
This is the time of year when residents are interviewing for their chosen subspecialties. Sadly, endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology are not on the top of the list for lucrative salaries and an easy lifestyle. It clearly takes an interest in ch...
Type 1 Diabetes and Autoimmune Diseases
Type 1 diabetes is just one of multiple autoimmune diseases. We inherit risk of autoimmunity primarily in the HLA complex located on chromosome six. Due to the close linkage of genes coding particularly for type 1 diabetes, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, J...
Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis for Infants and Toddlers
Most people know the general symptoms of type 1 diabetes but they might not know what signs to look for in infants and toddlers.
SmartCells, Inc. Producing SmartInsulin: Is This the Future?
Once again, Ann Bartlett gave me a mission: find out about SmartInsulin. So, like everyone one else interested in learning about a topic, I used Google and asked a smart 25-year-old who can find information about anything on the internet.
The Honeymoon Period in Type 1 Diabetes
We recently discussed the top 10 concerns related to a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Following these concerns, families then often talk about the “honeymoon” period. What is the honeymoon period? Most kids/teens/adults with new onset type 1 diabe...