Monthly Archives: May 2016

Diabeternity

Here’s an idea to go along with the whole “Me-ternity Leave” discussion: diabeternity. This could be interpreted as “diabetes for eternity” or as a leave of absence to get diabetes in check. Or both. Or neither. Last month there was … Continue reading

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New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have recently released their guidelines for healthy eating. These guidelines are meant to help people prevent health problems. The guidelines emphasize the importance of eating a … Continue reading

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Changing diabetes management in older and elderly people

The results of the DCCT and the UKPDS studies changed lives. They also changed health care practice. Since 1993 we have been carb counting and using basal-bolus insulin dosing (type 1 diabetes). We’ve been starting insulin earlier and/or using a combination … Continue reading

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Individualizing care is the opposite of adherence

Both the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have recently placed greater emphasis on individualizing care. The ADA uses “patient-centered care” in their standards, and NICE supports having individuals involved in … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Surgical Site Infections

Hopefully if you or someone you love has diabetes you already know that high blood glucose leads to infection. High blood glucose also contributes to slower healing wounds. If someone with diabetes has surgery, their risk for infection at the … Continue reading

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