Not everything that happens to you when you have diabetes is a complication, but sometimes it sure can make things complicated! For women with diabetes, our monthly menstrual cycle not only brings in waves of heightened emotion, bloating and fatigue, but it can also bring increased resistance to insulin and food cravings (i.e. chocolate). What happens when those visits from Aunt Flo stop, or at least slow down, as menopause starts to set in? What…Read more »
When I saw a media alert recently about a new book on the “functional use of insulin,” I jumped at the chance to order a review copy. I’m sure I’m not using the stuff as well as I could be, and this little 190-page volume looked like a great way to brush up on my skills.
Turns out the book is designed as an introduction to, and supplementary part of, a diabetes education course in…
Hats off to all the loving fathers out there, who can take out the trash AND change an infusion set with equal savvy.
Something special for you all today from our fave type 1 illustrator Haidee Merritt:…
Health professionals reportedly are receiving letters this week alerting them to an FDA warning just issued about risks of thyroid cancer and pancreatitis associated with the popular type 2 diabetes drug liraglutide (Victoza). Yikes!
According to MSM reports, the evidence was found in mice, and it’s unclear if the serious risks translate to humans — but there was enough concern to issue the follow warning:
“Clinical trials have shown more cases of pancreatitis with liraglutide…
Allison and I are happy to be part of the “You Can Do This” diabetes awareness campaign!
Huge thanks to D-blogger Kim from Texting My Pancreas for initiating this campaign: calling all PWDs to share our stories and our struggles via video. (Check out the campaign coverage in Diabetes Forecast – cool!)
Please see our “home movie” contributions below.
You Can Do This
— by AmyT & Family
You Can Do This