The Fast Way to Slow T2D Risk

fastingDr. James Brown is a lecturer in aging metabolism at the Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing, Ashton University. Dr. Brown spoke with me about how intermittent fasting may be a dietary intervention for the prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  Dr. Brown’s work has been featured in the Medscape article on Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes.

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Gifts for Weight Loss and Health-Conscious People

nalgeneFor the health-conscious or the person you’d like to give a head start on the New Year’s resolution to lose weight – Nalgene is your best bet for a thoughtful gift. Nalgene is to sports bottles as Kleenex is to tissues. A company with over 50  years in the business, they know what customers want in a sports bottle. All products made by Nalgene are BPA-free and made in the USA.

The most popular bottle, made with Tritan material which is 100 percent free of BPA, a chemical that has been found to disrupt natural hormones. This fresh take on the classic Nalgene is made without dangerous chemicals and will never leach a plastic taste into your water. Available in a variety of colors to help brighten up anybody’s gear. The large opening on our wide-mouth bottles easily accommodates ice cubes, fits most water purifiers and filters, and makes hand washing a breeze. The attached loop-top never gets lost and screws on and off easily. Available in the Allie’s Voice About Diabetes aStore.

The Silo is a BPA-free Eastman Tritan copolyester that can withstand temperatures ranging from -40 to 212 degrees Fahrenheit Your bottle won’t smell of last week’s coffee when you’re filling it with this morning’s sports drink thanks to its odor-resistant qualities Don’t worry if you drop it on your way into the locker room to it’s impact resistant and able to handle rough treatment Wide mouth makes adding ice cubes a snap Dishwasher safe (top rack only) Marked with milliliters and ounces for easy measurement Opening accommodates most water filters Specifications: Volume: 48 fluid ounces Material: co-polyester. Available in the Allie’s Voice About Diabetes aStore.

The Pillid is a stackable containers for your stuff. Holds medications, vitamins, keys, jewelry, cash or other small items. Leak-proof. Fits Nalgene and other wide-mouth water bottles. Made in the USA from BPA free polypropylene. 2 removable dividers included.  Available in the Allie’s Voice About Diabetes aStore.

Nalgene’s On the Fly (OTF) bottle is the newest leak-proof loop-top swings open wide to reveal a contoured, high-low drinking spout that’s easy to fill at the fountain or sink. One-handed push button for easy open/close; locking bail for ultimate insurance against leaks. It is the eveloution of the On The Go (OTG) water bottle. The Nalegene On The Fly (OTF) fits in a cup holder and a bike’s bottle cage. The BPA-free Tritan material lets you taste what is in your bottle. And now, with the locking bale, the bottle is leakproof.  Available in the Allie’s Voice About Diabetes aStore.

Nalgene’s Multi-Drink bottle combines two different ways to enjoy water, sports drinks and other beverages through the convenience of both a high-flow spot and a straw. The high-flow port allows the user to drink from the Multi-Drink like the OTG (On The Go) bottles, but also add the convenience of a straw for added pleasure. No more tilting the bottle upside down to get the rest of the drink. Available in the Allie’s Voice About Diabetes aStore.

All products mentioned here are displayed in my YouTube video. To view all the Nalgene products mentioned, please visit the Allie’s Voice About Diabetes aStore.

 

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The Tree Frog Fix for T1D

caeruleinResearchers have identified a molecule found in tree frogs as a pharmacolical agent to stimulate the development of insulin-producing cells. This could be a ground-breaking discovery for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes. Dr. Fred Levine speaks with me about this unorthodox approach to generate insulin-producing cells. This exciting work is being done at Sanford Children’s Health Research Center at Sanford-Burnham. The study discussed in this call is  making headlines because it finds that insulin-producing cells can gegenerate.

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Recently diagnosed, challenged, or confused with Diabetes?

supportDiabetes can be overwhelming. Your medical team guides you on the clinical treatment of diabetes but the emotional support is paramount to the success of diabetes management.

Having lived with diabetes since 1985, I can offer support to condition your way of thinking to thrive in life with diabetes.  My experience with diabetes has been an adventure. I’d be happy to share my diabetes journey and work with you on navigating yours.

If you are newly diagnosed, have a loved one with diabetes, or would like to talk about an issue with diabetes, we’ll develop the best approach for you in life with diabetes.

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Immune Vulnerability and Type 1 Diabetes

T1D_immuneResearchers have been able to identify what children may be at a higher risk for developing Type 1 diabetes. Given the higher risk predisposition, why is it some people develop T1D and others do not? Dr. Jessica Dunne, Senior Scientist of Prevention at JDRF, speaks with me about the work being done to better understand and correct the immune vulnerability related to T1D.

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Diabetes Can Impair the Response to Exercise

exerciseAmerican Diabetes Association grant winner, Dr. Lauren Sparks, is an investigator at the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes. She tells me about her work to understand the mechanism of exercise in the body and how diabetes can affect the normal response to exercise.

 

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Game-Changing New Bsal Insulin

peglisproThe “holy grail” of basal insulin analogues would have vast duration, a gently rolling profile, and natural beauty in delivery. Peglispro is a novel basal insulin analog that may wear the crown. It is being studied for the treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Dr. David Kendall, distinguished medical fellow, Lilly Diabetes, speaks about the potential paradigm shifting basal insulin analog that may provide better glucose control and weight loss in people with diabetes.

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Osteoclast Function in Diabetes

bonesBones are important for support, protection, and mobility of the body. Diabetes can affect the body, including the bones. Dr. Shannon Wallet, Associate Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, speaks with me about her work, funded by the American Diabetes Association, to better understand the mechanism of this impairment in people with diabetes and what can be done to replenish the weakness in diabetic bones.

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GlucoTrack Non-invasive Glucose Device

glucotrackPeople with diabetes are victims of circumstance when it comes to blood glucose testing. To possibly rescue the bloodshed for all people with diabetes, Avner Gal, the CEO of Integrity Applications speaks with me about GlucoTrack, a noninvasive device to measure blood glucose.

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