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Why #Puberty is Challenging for #T1D

All good things come with age, if you look at it from that perspective. However the challenges we all face with puberty are magnified for teens with Type 1 diabetes because of the necessary hormone we know as human growth … Continue reading

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#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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Why #DIabetes is a #Thugs to Me

If you’ve lived with diabetes for a minute, you’ve formed an opinion on it. To me, it has assumed the role of a thug. A criminal or a thief can actually be locked-up but this character doesn’t have a persona … Continue reading

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Rising #Trend of #Diabetes in #Kids

Researchers are baffled as to why the incidence of diabetes has been increasing in kids. It’s not just type 2 diabetes, either; type 1 diabetes is making its mark, too. Studies between 2002 and 2012 for both types of diabetes … Continue reading

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What Does #AddedSugar Mean to You?

A majority of us don’t need to know every detail about everything. However, sometimes we need to be more informed to make better decisions. For example, added sugar isn’t a great thing for anybody, diabetes or not. In July 2018, nutrition labels … Continue reading

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#SugarKills Gets Attention: Good, Bad, and Ugly

Everybody know sugar is sweet but when it accumulates in your blood, it turns ugly. Just how ugly elevated sugar gets is unsightly, which is why the picture campaign “Sugar Kills” gets people talking. High blood glucose is a not in … Continue reading

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What Your #Teeth Say About Your #BloodSugar

A smile says a lot about a person. Don’t let your smile say I have poorly controlled diabetes. We know sugar can rot our teeth. Diabetics’ are known for high blood sugar, at times. Deductive reasoning foretells that people with … Continue reading

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Stimulated Insulin Secretion in T1D

The common belief of people with Type 1 diabetes is that they cannot produce insulin. Based on the findings in a study out of University of Exeter Medical School, 75% of people with T1D can stimulate insulin production. We speak … Continue reading

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The Splenda Effect

Ideally, a nonnutritive sweetener should not evoke a metabolic response. However, a study published in Diabetes Care found that people who do not use the artificial sweetener sucralose, have an altered insulin response to the artificial sweetener. Dr. Yanina Pepino  speaks with us … Continue reading

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