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Explaining My #Diabetes to My #Nephew

Using a reference he understands, I tried explaining to my nephew that my insulin pump and my CGM are like Dusty in Disney “Fire Rescue“. When my CGM tells me my blood sugar is high – there’s a fire that … Continue reading

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Is #T1D and #Fasting Really That #Bad?

Remember how when you were a kid, parents and adults told you not to do something and when you became an adult – you did it? Chances are, if that thing you did worked-out well for you, you still do … Continue reading

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Know the Difference #Type1 or #Type2 #Diabetes

Make 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!

Thank  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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@fatjoe Knows Why #Diabetes Ain’t #Cheap

Diabetes is an alarmingly expensive disease. Add-up the cost of healthy food, designer medications, and the test strips, sensors, and rising cost of insulin and the register’s gonna blow. Yes, insulin is one of those life-necessary medications that continues to rise, … 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 Your Sweet Spot for #Sleep?

Everybody has a set number of hours they sleep. When I say “set”, I mean the number of hours you’d sleep if you didn’t have an alarm to wake you at a certain time. Mine’s about 10-hours but realistically I … Continue reading

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@salkinstitute Where #Skin Regulates #bG

Did you know that your “gamma” could make insulin? The problem with insulin-producing cells is that we can only get them harvested from a cadaver or harvested from  a human embryo. Both of those options are either in short-supply or … Continue reading

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@AlliesVoice Has an #Fix for Expensive #Insulin

Now 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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Short Answer for #Diabetes Control?

Some people with diabetes will come after you with flames and pitchforks if you try to sell them on the phrase “diabetes control”. Goal #1 is prevention but the same steps to prevent diabetes are the ones you take once … Continue reading

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