Monthly Archives: May 2015

Not all proteins are the same and how this relates to diabetes

While I was checking my email, a window popped up sporting the words Plant Protein in huge fonts.  This piqued my curiosity and off I went googling.   Here now, I’ve found this gem, Protein: Moving Closer to Center Stage posted on … Continue reading

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I had a blood sugar spike today :(

This morning I had a BG spike and for the life of me, don’t know why. My morning fasting number was 115.  Why oh why? I had all my snacks within a few hours of each other, I did not have … Continue reading

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It’s ok to be fat as long as…

Originally posted on Dances With Fat:
In response to my blogs about Tess Holliday and the importance of fat role models, and a 16 year old’s body positive art, I’m getting a lot of people who say some version of…

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Drug Induced Diabetes

Drug Induced Diabetes is a form of a secondary diabetes that develops as a result of having another health condition.  It can be reversible after a medication that caused it is discontinued, or it can be permanent. Drugs that have been … Continue reading

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A Virtuous Patient

Earlier this month, The New Yorker has published an article highlighting a tendency of some doctors to prescribe unnecessary medical tests or treatments, thus harming patients physically and financially. This includes doing EEG for an uncomplicated headache, while EEGs are for … Continue reading

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New Blood Tests Diagnose Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Gastrointestinal disorders are common among those affected by diabetes. Diabetes is a systemic disease that may affect many organ systems, and GI tract is no exception. An Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of the GI disorders. An accurate irritable bowel … Continue reading

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What Not To Say To Someone With OCD

Maybe you have a roommate who constantly worries that she left her hair straightener turned on – even if she remembers unplugging it earlier that morning. Perhaps your spouse is so fixated on keeping a section of the house clean – … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Ketoacidosis Warning for Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

(Image Credit: Medline Plus website) A couple of days ago FDA issued a warning that a certain class of meds prescribed for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes can cause ketoacidosis, a life-threatening condition.  These drugs are SGLT2 inhibitors. SGLT2 … Continue reading

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Watch where your donations go

Some charities aren’t what you think.  If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, guess what, sometimes it isn’t even a duck.  Read on. James Reynolds, Sr. from Tennessee along with his ex-wife and son set up … Continue reading

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New Breath Test to Diagnose Gastroparesis

FDA recently announced the approval of the Gastric Emptying Breath Test (GEBT) as a diagnostic tool for gastroparesis — this condition is, though not well known, a common complication of diabetes.   Gastroparesis slows or stops the movement of food down … Continue reading

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