Monthly Archives: February 2011

Hunger Scales: Recognizing Hunger as a Tool for Weight Management

By Amanda Kirpitch, MA, RD, CDE, LDN “Eating in a developed country like the United States becomes a social, business, and family event, an act of pleasure, that goes far beyond the ingestion of necessary nutrients to sustain life.”  Kennedy … Continue reading

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Emotions & Blood-Sugar Levels: How Diabetes Can Affect Your Mood

by John Zrebiac, L.I.C.S.W., and Gail Musen, Ph.D. Diabetes can affect both your physical and mental health. A diagnosis of diabetes certainly adds a huge emotional weight, which can often manifest as depression, anxiety or some other emotional issue.   The … Continue reading

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Tips for Traveling with an Insulin Pump

Traveling with an insulin pump requires careful planning and preparation, and may be complicated by new security procedures if you fly. We asked the staff in the Insulin Pump Program in the clinic at the Joslin Diabetes Center for some … Continue reading

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Hypoglycemia or Low Blood Sugar: How Is Hypoglycemia Treated?

By Nora Saul, M.S, R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E. In the first two blogs on low blood sugar, I talked about the symptoms of hypoglycemia and the cause. Now let’s talk about the steps you should take to treat low blood glucose. … Continue reading

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Diabetes and chocolate: Good News for Valentine’s Day?

Today’s guest blog is by Amy Tenderich, founder and editor of Diabetes Mine,  where this article was originally posted  and community manager at  Diabetic Connect. Amy is also the co-author, with Joslin’s Richard Jackson, MD, of the popular diabetes patient … Continue reading

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Diabetes Alert Dogs & That Dog-Gone Low Blood Sugar

Guest Blog by Ann S. Williams, Ph.D., R.N., C.D.E. I have had type 2 diabetes since 1991. I was already a diabetes educator when I diagnosed my own diabetes, and soon told my doctor about it. Because I had severe … Continue reading

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Hypoglycemia or Low Blood Sugar: What Causes It?

by Nora Saul, M.S, R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E. Low blood sugar occurs when there is too much insulin for the amount of glucose in the blood stream. This can happen if someone takes insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents and doesn’t eat … Continue reading

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Exercising with diabetes & peripheral neuropathy

One of our readers sent in a request for suggestions for exercising with peripheral neuropathy. We asked Michael See, MS, RCEP, Clinical Exercise Physiologist in the clinic at the Joslin Diabetes Center to tell us what he says to his … Continue reading

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Diabetes & Eye Problems

When you live with diabetes, you’re probably aware of the importance of going for a yearly dilated eye exam. If you don’t already get an annual dilated eye exam, you should. As Jerry D. Cavallerano, O.D., Ph.D., from the Beetham … Continue reading

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