Category Archives: diabetes research

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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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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The Adolescent-to-Adult Transition in Diabetes Care

There is something referred to as “the adolescent transition,” which is actually the transition to adulthood. “Emerging adulthood” is sometimes defined as ages 18-30. (Being an adult is mandatory; acting like one is optional.) The point is that as a … Continue reading

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Common Diabetes Questions

If you’ve read any of my blogs you know I’m passionate about the language (words) we use in diabetes care. I’ve mostly been focused on ways health care professionals can speak in order to empower people with diabetes, but it’s … Continue reading

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Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

How do you rate your health? You’ve probably seen those survey questions at health care provider offices that ask if you would rate your health as excellent, good, fair, or poor. People who answer “excellent” are more likely to live longer. … 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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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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Protecting Ourselves from Sitting

When I first read this article I started getting pretty fired up. Actually, it was after I read the title of the article. Really? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that sitting for long periods of time … 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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Textercise

Do you need someone to hold you accountable in order to exercise? Or do you need a little extra kick in the pants to get out there and do it? If so, findings of a recent study may interest you. … Continue reading

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