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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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#Trauma on Our #Health

It turns-out our brains have a vital role in regulating our immune response. It also happens to be that our brains can be disoriented when a stressful event or trauma hits. So where does this leave us for the impact … Continue reading

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Surfeit of #ArtificialSweeteners in #Kids Juice

It could be the fantasy world in which I live but don’t parents want their kids to avoid the processed junk foods and substances that could adulterate their bodies for as long as humanly possible? Pizza, soda, and beer will … Continue reading

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#RedWine Does Your #BloodSugar Good

For those of you who love the vino, especially the red one, this is a headline for you! Red wine can actually help improve Type 2 diabetes control. The study published in the Annals of Medicine, found that the beverage … Continue reading

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Reversing #T2D In #Kids, Thanks @UTHealth!

A little girl was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in a Texas hospital. She was a 3-year old who weighed 77 lbs, had a diet rich in fast food and sugary drinks, and had very little activity in her life. T2D used … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Know If You’re Eating #GMO, Thanks @HouseFloor

GMOs or genetically modified organisms were deemed so safe that labeling isn’t necessary in foods, according to a recently passed law. Labeling foods that contain GMOs would require a vast overhaul of the foods we already consume on a regular … Continue reading

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Yoo-Hoo @Parenting #PlasticReplacements Dangerous for #Kids

Say it ain’t so. Even the compounds replacing plastic are shown to have adverse effects on children and teens. The alphabet soup of toxic chemicals found in plastic containers have been casting a dark shadow on peoples health. Most of … Continue reading

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Diet Soda Linked to Bigger Bellies in Older Folks

You would think that diet soda is the better choice in taming the waistline but a study has shown the opposite in older adults. In fact, diet soda has been linked to increasing obesity and fostering metabolic syndrome in healthy … Continue reading

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How Estrogen Influences Glucose Control

When 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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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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