Category Archives: diabetic complications

#Emotional Toll #Diabetes Takes on #Kids

Every parent will tell you there’s no book on parenting. To add insult to injury (for lack of a better phrase) whatever you do as a parent of a kid with Type 1 diabetes – don’t make them feel bad about … Continue reading

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#Trump Wants #Healthcare to Cover #PreExistingConditions

Hell may have frozen over. The first 100-days in office may have helped President Trump  grow a heart. As proof of this, he’s announced his support of a healthcare bill to protect people with pre-existing conditions. President Obama curried favor … Continue reading

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How the Discoverers of #Insulin Died

Gather round, children. It’s story time. Today, being World diabetes day moves me to share the unfortunate ending of Fredrick Banting and Charles Best, the scientists who discovered insulin to treat diabetes. The discovery of insulin was sparked by an … Continue reading

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What’s the Problem Covering #CGM @Medicare?

If you’re a person with Type 1 diabetes, who’d argue the necessity of a CGM for you? Those who don’t know, of course. The benefit of a continuous glucose monitor enables the tracking of glucose trends: is my bG falling? … Continue reading

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A Balloon to #LoseWeight?

A 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 Opinion on #Wales #OrganDonors

As an organ transplant recipient, the process of getting a donor is tricky. In the US, you can’t motivate someone with money or rewards. However, Wales is the first nation to make a law that automatically makes every citizen an … Continue reading

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The Abusive Relationship with my Doctor

Trustworthiness 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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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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