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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Of Facebook and Forums

By on July 6, 2016 in Opinion Pieces with 0 Comments
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Of Facebook and Forums

THE GOOD  The internet contains a wealth of medical information. You can google just about anything and find what you are looking for. It is also a place to meet others with the same medical condition and get advice.  You don’t feel so lost and alone when you join support groups and Facebook pages. THE […]

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What Will You Do When Disaster Strikes?

By on May 4, 2016 in Diabetes, From the Web, Tools with 0 Comments
What Will You Do When Disaster Strikes?

“Advance preparation is a key defense for chronic disease management during emergencies.” When you’re dealing with a chronic medical condition like diabetes, diligence and preparation are key. But when an emergency situation or natural disaster strikes at your home or workplace – whether fires or floods, hurricanes, blizzards or even something like an unexpected auto […]

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Before Using Prescription Medication for Diabetic Neuropathy – Try These Supplements

Before Using Prescription Medication for Diabetic Neuropathy – Try These Supplements

Clinical studies suggest use of benfotiamine (a specific form of B1) and methylcobalamine (a specific form of B12) with right alpha lipoic acid can reduce neuropathy in as little as 3 weeks… Years of clinical studies have proven that these ingredients work at eliminating unwanted symptoms from nerve pain. In fact, many of the studies […]

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Going To The Grocery? Making A List Will Help You Make Better Choices.

By on October 13, 2015 in Diet & Nutrition, From the Web with 0 Comments
Going To The Grocery? Making A List Will Help You Make Better Choices.

Americans are increasingly shopping from places other than grocery stores — like warehouse clubs and convenience stores — and have been purchasing unhealthier foods, according to a new study. According to Dr. Ichiro Kawachi, chair of social and behavioral sciences at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, “The typical supermarket these days is carefully […]

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The Google and Diabetes Connection

By on August 16, 2015 in Technology with 0 Comments
The Google and Diabetes Connection

Technology platform giant GOOGLE, via their Life Sciences division, is using their expertise in electronic miniaturization along with their data collecting/ sharing abilities to team up with Dexcom, makers of a popular Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensor shown above (CGMS) to make much smaller continuous monitoring device that might be as small as a dime and […]

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Double Diabetes – An Increasing Epidemic

By on July 4, 2015 in Diabetes, Opinion Pieces with 0 Comments
Double Diabetes – An Increasing Epidemic

As reported on ABC News, there has been a recent brouhaha over an inappropriate tweet made by the CEO of CrossFit and the ensuing Twitter exchange between him and singer/Type 1 diabetes advocate, Nick Jonas, regarding consumption of sugary beverages and developing diabetes. Some people misinterpreted the ensuing exchange as if CrossFit was claiming that sugar […]

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Have Diabetes, Will Travel

By on June 15, 2015 in Diabetes with 0 Comments
Have Diabetes, Will  Travel

Traveling With Diabetes  Having diabetes should not stop you from doing the things you love, and that includes traveling. Below is a collection of sources on traveling with diabetes: From Empower Your Health: Travel Check List To help you pack for your trip, here is a checklist of supplies to take: Diabetes pills, insulin in […]

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Can Eating This Healthy Breakfast Help Lower Your Risk for Diabetes?

By on June 15, 2015 in Diabetes, Diet & Nutrition with 0 Comments
Can Eating This Healthy Breakfast Help Lower Your Risk for Diabetes?

What’s for breakfast? Yogurt would be a good choice according to a report in BMC Medicine. Having a 1 cup serving of yogurt a day might decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 18%. Zendocrinology’s Spin: Yogurt is a staple of the Mediterranean diet which has been shown to have health benefits in […]

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Lactose Intolerant and Hypothyroid?

By on June 15, 2015 in Thyroid with 1 Comment
Lactose Intolerant and Hypothyroid?

Are you hypothyroid and have been told your T4 dose requirement is too high? Lactose intolerance can be one of the reasons you need a higher dose of thyroid replacement than what is typical. A study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reported that those with lactos intolerance required 1.72 mcg/kg of T4 […]

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False Hopes and Unwarrented Fears: Ethics in Medical News Reporting

By on June 15, 2015 in Opinion Pieces with 0 Comments
False Hopes and Unwarrented Fears: Ethics in Medical News Reporting

False Hopes and Unwarranted Fears: Don’t let this get you down. On a daily basis we are surrounded by sensationalized headlines in the media. Unfortunately this includes medical and health news. Journalists and bloggers need to get your attention in this age of mass media where information is rapidly distributed and then just as rapidly […]

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