The research poster is a clever invention. It basically allows researchers to pack all the details of a study they’ve conducted — abstract, methodology, graphs and charts, overview of results — on a 30″ x 40″ piece of cardboard to show it off at scientific events, so that colleagues can walk by and absorb their work in 10 minutes or less. Over 1,600 posters like this were presented this year at the American Diabetes Association…Read more »
People with diabetes have to combat a myriad of myths and misconceptions. Among the most prevalent is the idea that people with type 2 diabetes are “fat and lazy” individuals who “brought it on themselves.” While obesity and lifestyle can certainly contribute to a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, it is by no means a catch-all requirement.
That’s why the story of John Anderson, a life-long athlete with type 2 diabetes, is so intriguing. John is…
Another edition of our series on “Small But Mighty” companies launched to solve some diabetes-related problem by individuals walking in our D-shoes…
Ever looked in your fridge and thought “I have absolutely nothing to feed my family!”? Kimberly Coen sympathizes. As a mom of two girls (including one with diabetes), she discovered the challenges in figuring out healthy, yet kid-friendly, meals to serve her family on a daily basis. Planning healthy meals is hard work…Read more »
Today’s topic for Diabetes Blog Week:
To Carb or Not to Carb.
“Let’s talk about what we eat. And perhaps what we don’t eat. Some believe a low-carb diet is important in diabetes management, while others believe carbs are fine as long as they are counted and bolused for. Which side of the fence do you fall on?”
Nothing seems to ruffle feathers like the Great Carbohydrate Debate. I hate that I’m supposed to pick…Read more »
I don’t write much about food choices. But believe me, as a person with diabetes (and gluten intolerance), I struggle with them all the time. We PWDs are used to hearing the “generic” nutritional suggestions from our dietitians and CDEs: don’t eat too much sugar, eat lots of veggies, drink water, etc. But what about something more concrete, as in: what are some specific good choices to put on your plate?
Today, Alenka Ravnik-List, a…Read more »