Category Archives: diabetes news

National Commission on Diabetes

Did you see that Trump signed a bill to establish a “national commission of health care experts” on diabetes? I’m actually very excited about this! And what better time to do it than during National Diabetes Educator Week? My hope … Continue reading

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one way to ease the burden of diabetes

Diabetes is scary and depressing for 25% of Australian teens with the disease (according to one study). One (pretty simple) way we can lessen the stress for adolescents and others with diabetes is to use language that builds on their … 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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A1C frequency and glucose stability

This article says that people with type 2 diabetes may be having their A1C checked too often. They say that people whose blood glucose level is stable only need to get their A1C checked once or twice a year, yet many are … Continue reading

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Diabetes Innovation Is Alive

As we start to wind down November, and Diabetes Awareness Month, I can’t help but once again be impressed by the work that people are doing. My awareness was increased on Friday when I participated in the DiabetesMine Innovation Summit. … Continue reading

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Going to the Summit

Guess what? I was chosen to attend the DiabetesMine Innovation Summit in November! I entered the Patient Voices Contest in March and was selected. I think this is the third time I’ve won something in my life after tickets to … Continue reading

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Diabetes Alert Day

Today is Diabetes Alert Day. But any day is a good day to lower your risk for diabetes (if you don’t already have it) and to take good care of your diabetes (if you do have it). The American Diabetes … Continue reading

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Needle Length for Insulin Injection

Once upon a time we only had long insulin needles. Of course they weren’t called long; they were simply called needles. But over the past several years the needles for injecting insulin (by syringe or pen) have gotten shorter and … Continue reading

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Which diet is best?

This one is right up there with “what should I eat?” as far as the most common questions diabetes educators hear. For my answer to the “what should I eat?” question, please see my book. But in terms of the … Continue reading

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Mixed Drink Messages

Living well with diabetes is about forming healthy habits for life. That isn’t easy, and we certainly don’t make healthy choices all the time – who does? But with a goal of eating well and engaging in exercise most of … Continue reading

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