Tag Archives: type 1

Today’s Prompt: Profound

The modern approach to treating diabetes is profoundly different from the way it was in the mid-20th century. In the late 1950’s, it was noticed that while some people with diabetes can make their own insulin, some others can’t. Thus … Continue reading

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Can Eating Sugar Cause Diabetes?

This topic seems as old as the world. I’ve received an email from a friend that stated that sugar consumption causes diabetes (translation: T2D), and you can prevent it by not eating sugar. As far as I know, it’s not … Continue reading

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Nick Jonas’ Tweet in response to CrossFit

This is a sequel to my previous post about the CrossFit’s CEO tweet. Nick Jonas who has type 1 tweeted that CrossFit’s comments were “not cool” and “ignorant”. He further advises the fitness company to know and understand the difference … Continue reading

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The reason I will never buy Reebok CrossFit shoes or drink Coca Cola

Myths about diabetes, especially about type 2 in my humble opinion, are no big news; this has been around for the longest time.  Uneducated people abound, they’re all over the net, screaming about how eating sugar causes diabetes.  Yea what … Continue reading

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Metformin Use Linked With Decreased Risk of Glaucoma

Metformin is the most commonly prescribed diabetes medication.   It acts differently from the other hypoglycemic meds.  Metformin decreases glucose production by the liver, decreases absorption of glucose in the GI tract, and improves insulin sensitivity.    This way it improves blood … Continue reading

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The Blame Game

When a person is diagnosed with lung cancer, do we blame them? Do we question their lifestyle and then make them feel ashamed? Do we minimize what has happened to them because they possibly brought it on themselves by not … Continue reading

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