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About Allie Beatty

My name is Allie Beatty. I have been living with diabetes since I was 7 years old. Diabetes has never been easy for me, my family, or my friends. Allie's Voice About Diabetes features news, research, and products improving life with diabetes.

VBLOC for Diabetes Weight Loss

The name of this device to trigger the brain of fullness is the VBLOC system. The VBLOC works by transmitting signals of fullness to the brain from the stomach through the Vagus nerve. The VBLOC system is made by EnteroMedics (NASDAQ: ETRM). … Continue reading

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BPA Bad News for Diabetes

We love our plastic and it’s found in almost everything we use in life. Studies have looked at the potential harm an additive in plastic called BPA can cause. BPA has been shown to cause a disruption in hormonal balance … Continue reading

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The OTF Water Bottle Review

Nalgene was kind enough to send us the OTF water bottle.  OTF stands for on-the-fly.  When I first saw it my initial response was they should have named it WTF.  When looking directly at the bottle the latch release imprinting … Continue reading

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American Diabetes Association T1D Position Statement – 2014

In June 2014, the American Diabetes Association issued a new position statement for Type 1 diabetes care. Dr. Jane Chiang speaks with me about the new position statement and what it means for the promising prognosis of Type 1 diabetes … Continue reading

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The Fast Way to Slow T2D Risk

Dr. 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 … Continue reading

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Gifts for Weight Loss and Health-Conscious People

For 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. … Continue reading

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The Tree Frog Fix for T1D

Researchers 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 … Continue reading

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Recently diagnosed, challenged, or confused with Diabetes?

Diabetes 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 … Continue reading

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Immune Vulnerability and Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers 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 … Continue reading

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