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Parenting Your Teen with Type 1 Diabetes

By Nicole Kofman and Ashley Dartnell Parenting Your Teen with Type 1 Diabetes For most families, “‘adolescence is second only to infancy’ in terms of the upheaval it generates” within a household. Add managing type 1 diabetes into the mix, and things can get complicated. For parents, it can be daunting to balance giving teens…

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Diabetes Should Change your mental diet

By Loretta Broome, MHA, CPhT Diabetes Should Change your mental diet As a Pharmacy Technician since 1999, I have many encounters with patients that are fighting the “Diabetes Battle”.  Some patients were Type 1 Diabetics (autoimmune disorder) and some patients were Type 2 Diabetics (diet induced).  Through my experience and continuing education through my Pharmacy…

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Diabetes Success Story Jennifer Atkins

Jennifer Atkins, age 40 Location: Folsom, Calif. Diabetes Success Story Jennifer Atkins Diabetes Success Story Jennifer Atkins.  I have watched so many of my family members fight against diabetes. And now it’s my turn to stop it. My parents both have type 2 diabetes. My mother, Stephanie Foote, is insulin dependent and has worked hard…

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Cancer Rates Higher with Diabetes

By Becky McCall Medscape Medical News Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Cancer Rates Higher with Diabetes Dec. 16, 2014 – Cancer Rates Higher with Diabetes.  People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are diagnosed with more of some types of cancer — and are more likely to die from cancer — than people without…

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Fully Implantable Artificial Pancreas Delivers Insulin as Needed

Implantable Artificial Pancreas Delivers Insulin

Fully Implantable Artificial Pancreas Delivers Insulin as Needed About time. Now will the FDA approve it? July 3, 2015 | by Janet Fang About time. Now will the FDA approve it? With type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system attacks cells in the pancreas that produce the glucose-lowering hormone insulin. Without insulin to convert sugar…

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Thyroid Disease and Diabetes

July 12, 2015| by The American Diabetes Association Thyroid Disease and Diabetes Diabetes and thyroid disease are both endocrine, or hormone, problems. When thyroid disease occurs in someone with diabetes, it can make blood glucose control more difficult. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your lower neck just beneath your skin. It regulates your body’s…

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