Kidneys. They’re sort of an “out of sight, out of mind” organ, much like the spleen (and plenty of other gooey things inside us that we’d rather not know about). But March is National Kidney Month, so it’s a good time to learn more about these organs and how to protect them from diabetic damage. Thus, we’re focusing this edition in our new monthly series on complications on these two friends who’ve got our back…Read more »
I love my iPhone (not necessarily the coverage, but definitely the phone) and I hate logging my glucose data, so I’m always on the lookout for new iPhone apps to help me manage my diabetes. I figure, if I always have my phone close by, surely that will make it easier to stay on top of logging? So when Amy pinged me to have a closer look at a new app called LogFrog, I thought,…Read more »
March is Women’s History Month, a memorial that’s necessary because traditionally, women never made into history books, despite their indelible impact on so many different fields. Diabetes is no exception! From physicians to actors to scientists to athletes, women have been a huge force in improving the care of diabetes and how people perceive this condition. So today, we’ve chosen to highlight three of those women: Dr. Priscilla White, Eva Saxl and Helen Murray Free. …Read more »
Another “myth-busters” post:
There are a lot of things about diabetes that are taken as “gospel,” both by doctors and patients. But at the JDRF Capitol Research Summit last month, I learned that many commonly accepted beliefs about diabetes haven’t actually been proven by medical science with convincing evidence (far beyond ‘you got it because you ate too much candy.’) Eminent scholar Dr. Mark Atkinson was pretty adamant that “these ideas need to be put…
In four extraordinarily short months, I will be getting married to my best friend. That means there is a heck of a lot of planning going on these days. Which flowers should we get? Should the second entree be fish or vegetarian? And what on earth are we supposed to do about favors? And lest we forget… diabetes.
Diabetes, unfortunately, never takes a vacation. Not even for six hours so I can get married and…