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Fran Cogen, M.D.

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Fran Cogen, M.D., C.D.E., is the director of the Childhood and Adolescent Diabetes Program at Children’s National Health System. She wrote about diabetes for HealthCentral.

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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.”

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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.

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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...

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New Guidelines For Your A1c

The American Diabetes Association has developed new guidelines for hemoglobin A1c. Here’s what you should know.

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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...

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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.

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SmartCells, Inc. Producing SmartInsulin â„¢: Is This the Future?

Once again, Ann Bartlett gave me a mission: find out about SmartInsulinTM. 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. After an ...

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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...