We were over the moon when we heard that D-blogger Gina Capone, founder of Diabetes Talkfest and The Diabetes Resource, was expecting a little one. We knew that Gina’s road to parenthood was not an easy one. Before conception, pregnancy and childbirth, many women with diabetes struggle to prepare for conception by achieving ultra-tight glucose control. Gina, now in her mid-30s, discusses what it took for her and her husband to have a baby, and…Read more »
Whose endo regularly suggests you get a GlycoMark test? Wait, better question: who has the slightest idea what constitutes “in range” for the GlycoMark test, or what the heck you’re supposed to do with the results?
Yeah, I thought so… me neither.
We’ve mentioned GlycoMark a few times here at the ‘Mine, but when it recently came up in conversation, our team basically all looked at each other and shrugged. This year’s ADA Conference seemed…
Sometimes, diabetes science confuses me.
Let’s take the news of an emerging class of diabetes drugs (type 2-focused) that apparently do something we’ve always thought was bad… but it’s actually not.
Sodium-glucose transporter (SGLT-2) inhibitors increase insulin production and effectiveness and stop the liver from producing too much glucose. Basically, they work by spilling glucose over into the urine which leads to less sugar in your bloodstream. The effect: lower BGs and A1Cs.
When I started writing our 411 series on diabetes complications, I expected that it would take me roughly a year to cover them all. Off the top of my head, I knew the Big Four: blindness, kidney failure, neuropathy, and heart disease. I knew there were some “lesser known” — or at least, lesser recognized — complications like depression and erectile dysfunction. But we’re now 18 months into the 411 series, and there are still more. Oy!…Read more »
You can walk away from diabetes-focused conferences with more than dry science and research news. Really, you can! That’s what I did recently after attending the Diabetes Today and Tomorrow conference held in the suburbs of Detroit on May 12. I took away two important nuggets of information that can help me better live with diabetes:
First, the key to achieving post-exercise stability in blood sugars may very well be in chocolate milk (!)