Diabetes

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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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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Thyroid

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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Cruciferous Confusion

By on March 18, 2015 in Thyroid with 0 Comments
Cruciferous Confusion

Did you skip out on the cabbage on St. Pat’s day because you read somewhere that cruciferous vegetables are “goitrogens” and bad for your thyroid? Is this true? Answer: Not exactly. What are cruciferous vegetables? Cruciferous vegetables to the family Brassica (see list below) and are low calorie nutrition power houses packed with fiber, vitamins, […]

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Diet & Nutrition

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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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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Diet Soda – Should You Drink It?

By on June 5, 2015 in Diet & Nutrition with 0 Comments
Diet Soda – Should You Drink It?

Diet soda – should you drink it? Probably not! For years we have noticed that avid diet soda drinkers struggle with their weight, blood sugar control, and other features of the “metabolic syndrome.” Some of the theories are that the sweetness of artificial sweeteners tricks your brain into thinking here comes something good … but […]

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Technology

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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Let’s Talk about Lipohypertrophy and Injecting Insulin

By on June 7, 2015 in Diabetes, Technology with 0 Comments
Let’s Talk about Lipohypertrophy and Injecting Insulin

Do you inject insulin? Repeatedly using the same area to inject can lead to Lipohypertrophy which is an accumulation of fatty deposits under the skin.  This is not just a cosmetic issue.  Lipohypertrophy can lead to poor and inconsistent insulin absorption and wreak havoc on your blood sugar control. It is estimated that 20 to […]

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ZEN Opinions

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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Miscellaneous

Have Fibromyalgia – Need to Get Moving

By on June 5, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Have Fibromyalgia – Need to Get Moving

WOMEN WITH FIBROMYALGIA NEED TO GET MOVING Excerpt from MD News: “Exercise has an analgesic effect over time,” Merriwether told MD Magazine. “It may a hurt a little bit, or even a lot, in the beginning, but once you get past that threshold it has an analgesic effect.” “Women with fibromyalgia who are highly active […]

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Recent Articles

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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The Road Too Often Traveled – PreDiabetes to Type 2 Diabetes

By on June 15, 2015 in Diabetes with 0 Comments
The Road Too Often Traveled – PreDiabetes to Type 2 Diabetes

Have  you been told that you have “Pre-Diabetes“? What does that mean? The road from normal blood sugar to a level that would qualify you to be formally diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes is a long one. Some can have pre-diabetes for years before reaching that point. The levels of blood glucose that are used to […]

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The Metformin and B12 Deficiency Connection

By on June 15, 2015 in Diabetes with 0 Comments
The Metformin and B12 Deficiency Connection

Do you have diabetes and experience tingling and pain in your hands or feet? Is it diabetic neuropathy or could you be suffering from B12 deficiency instead? The symptoms can mimic each other. Metformin is the first line pharmaceutical in the treatment for Type 2 Diabetes worldwide. The benefits of this drug have been established. […]

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