Category Archives: Diabetes Day2Day

Open Medical Records

As you explain your problem to her, your doctor sits at her computer, nods her head and her fingers rapidly click on the keyboard. At the end of your appointment, she gives you a prescription and reviews the details of … Continue reading

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Transitioning from Pediatric Care to Adult Care: What to expect and what questions to ask

Transitioning from pediatric diabetes care to adult diabetes care is life changing. What if I don’t like my new provider? Will I have to do things differently? I like the team I have now, why do I have to change? … Continue reading

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Easing into Meal-time Boluses for People with Type 2

Adding bolus insulin to meals is a big deal for many people. You finally adjusted to taking one injection at night, but having to take three more injections during the day sounds like a real hassle. You have to take … Continue reading

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How to Handle Sick Days

It’s that time of year again, when people start sniffling and coughing around the office.  Statistics say that on average a person will get two to four colds per year.   It is likely that all of us will come down … Continue reading

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New Guidelines for Blood Pressure?

The U.S. National Institutes of Health just published its 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults, [Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8)]. The new guidelines offer a series of changes from JNC7 which was last … Continue reading

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A Little Help from My Friends: Support for the New Year

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are over. You have made your resolutions and now the January doldrums are threatening to  arrive.  When the stress of the holidays ends all you want to do is dive into the soft, … Continue reading

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Brush Up on Your Cholesterol Medications

Getting and keeping your cholesterol in good range is one of the ABC’s for diabetes control (A1C and blood pressure are the other two). As with glucose control, lifestyle management is the foundational step of any program emphasizing heart health. … Continue reading

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Staying Consistent on New Year’s Eve

In a few days, it’ll be New Year’s Eve and you have dinner plans for midnight! And, you are getting together at 9:00 for drinks and dancing with friends. New Year’s Eve isn’t as punishing on your diabetes schedule as … Continue reading

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Give Gifts That Give Back

Christmas is a time for giving. What better way to honor that spirit than to give gifts that give back?! Here’s a round-up of stores and charities that use your purchases to raise money for diabetes research and care. Joslin … Continue reading

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What’s Happening with Meter Accuracy?

Recent changes in Medicare regulations for suppliers of diabetes meters and strips have accelerated the concern of diabetes technology leaders that current testing controls are inadequate to insure blood glucose meter accuracy post market sale.  This comes amid the heightened … Continue reading

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