Just Call Me Your Highness

It’s happening again. The unexplained highs. Going to bed at 84, and waking up at 184 a few hours later — even after eating two buffalo burger patties with cheese and salad for dinner. WtF?
I MUST be fighting off a cold, although I don’t feel any symptoms. I’m using my PMS temp basal to offset this latest bout of SUS — Sudden Unexplained {blood sugar} Surge. But I am baffled and furious at the…

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Athletes with Diabetes: “Such a New Thing”

If your life is dependent on insulin, and you like to work out hard, here’s some very inspiring news: there are lots of other PWDs out there working hard to break ground for you.
I knew about Dr. Matthew Corcoran’s diabetes triathlon training camp, and of course I’ve interviewed a number of competitive athletes here who share our condition, but recently I learned about another cool group supporting “everyday athletes” living with Type 1…
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NEWS FLASH: Plot Your Health Politics

This just in: HealthCentral.com (where I also appear) has just released an extremely cool new tool you can use to plot where you stand vis-a-vis the presidential candidates on healthcare issues, called Healthcare ’08. Check it out!

A simple quad chart shows where all the candidates — 5 Democrats and 8 Republicans — stand on the biggest national health issues: Healthcare Reform, Drug Prices, Prevention, Technology (electronic medical records, etc.), and Stem Cells.
The neat…

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Some Good News on Diabetes & Depression

The first-ever known study to examine the relationship between diabetes and mortality in a so-called “depression intervention trial” appears in the December issue of Diabetes Care. And why should you care? Because the results are pretty significant.
Of 584 people in the study — all seniors aged 60 and up — those receiving treatment for their depression were found to be HALF AS LIKELY TO DIE during the five-year follow-up interval, versus the depressed patients…

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Some Good News on Diabetes & Depression

The first-ever known study to examine the relationship between diabetes and mortality in a so-called “depression intervention trial” appears in the December issue of Diabetes Care. And why should you care? Because the results are pretty significant.
Of 584 people in the study — all seniors aged 60 and up — those receiving treatment for their depression were found to be HALF AS LIKELY TO DIE during the five-year follow-up interval, versus the depressed patients…

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