Category Archives: ADA

Know the Difference #Type1 or #Type2 #Diabetes

TweetMake no mistake about it – diabetes is an imbalance of blood sugar. As times have changed, the age at which you’re diagnosed has little to do with the type of diabetes. Back in the day, Type 1 diabetes was … Continue reading

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Low #Bloodsugar Bad #Behavior Explained!

TweetThank  the sweet heavens for PubMed taking the initiative to further delve into a clinical explanation as to why people who have Type 1 diabetes get moody when their blood sugar drops. I tried my best to explain  in a … Continue reading

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A Balloon to #LoseWeight?

TweetA balloon has been reported to help obese patients lose nearly 4% of their body weight in a 6-month study. After swallowing a pill, it balloons to take-up a portion of the persons stomach. In effect, the person eats less … Continue reading

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@AlliesVoice Has an #Fix for Expensive #Insulin

TweetNow that most of us are on an “Obamacare” plan, wellness is theoretically available to all who need it. Right? People who rely on insulin have invariably seen a spike in their copays. Insulin available in the US is made … Continue reading

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How Estrogen Influences Glucose Control

TweetWhen you realize the power estrogen has in the balance of glucose, you may have a new respect for the hormone. An expert in estrogen and beta cells, Dr. Franck Mauvais-Jarvis speaks with me about his work. Our conversation may … Continue reading

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The Abusive Relationship with my Doctor

TweetTrustworthiness is the most valuable tool when it comes to a doctor-patient relationship. It’s been nearly six years since I encountered the most abusive relationship I’ve known in my life. Before I delve further into my explanation of this “abusive … Continue reading

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VBLOC for Diabetes Weight Loss

TweetThe 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

TweetWe 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

TweetNalgene 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

TweetIn 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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