April 2011 Blog Posts (191)

Vegetarians Better Off Than Non-Vegetarians On All Counts

People who follow a vegetarian or meat-free diet may be at a lower risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests. The study of lifestyle habits of more than 700 adults showed researchers that 23 out of every 100 vegetarians have at least three metabolic syndrome factors, compared with 39 out of every 100 non-vegetarians and 37 out of every 100 semi-vegetarians.

The researchers measured a suite of factors ‒ blood sugar, blood fats, blood pressure, waist size, and… Continue

Added by RogerMumbai on April 3, 2011 at 3:58am — 13 Comments


My day 9 numbers were really good even though, I hate to admit, I forgot to take the shot. I am a graphic artist and photographer and some days I get really into my art, and seem to forget everything else going on. Of course, I'd like to be able to blame it all on my art, but I have to admit I'm one of the most scatter brained people I know. I inherited it from my mother...she was the same way. My father used to joke about the two of us being so alike in that way. My mom's passed now, sadly,… Continue

Added by moonchild on April 2, 2011 at 9:32pm — No Comments


So... all my life I have been one of those people who has a tea for everything. PMS, depression, one to help me sleep, one to keep me awake...one just because it tastes good... you get the idea..Anyhow.... I have gotten away from my herbal remedies... and have forgotten alot of what I have learned.

I was not having a good time on metformin.. or any of the other diabetes meds the dr.s put me on. Besides I completely changed my lifestyle and really dont think I need them anyway. But… Continue

Added by karebear1966 on April 2, 2011 at 6:54pm — 2 Comments

Still in Ohio. :)

It is Saturday the 2nd of apirl. And I have not bloged like I said I was going to do last Friday. But like I said I am still in Ohio. I am going home on Sunday the 3rd with my mom and Grandma Cass. I guess I will play back the week I have had.

Last Saturday, the day we got here. We want shopping, we also want out to eat. We want to about 5 differnt stores in about 5 or 6 hours i think. When we got back to my aunts house we put the stuff away. Watched T.V. Than we got around and want… Continue

Added by Jonee on April 2, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Me and D: Word Up (HAWMC Day 2)

ok, here's day 2 of the health activist writer's month challenge!


Added by jessicola on April 2, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Diabetics May Have Increased Risk of Developing Parkinson's Disease

Diabetes and Parkinson's disease would seem, at first, to be unrelated. Diabetes arises when the body can no longer properly use the blood-sugar-regulating hormone insulin. Parkinson's is a brain disease in which movement-regulating cells in the brain die off or become disabled, leading to symptoms like tremors, rigidity in the joints, slowed movement and balance problems. But there seems to be a connection.

A new study ‒ reported in the April issue of the journal Diabetes Care ‒… Continue

Added by RogerMumbai on April 2, 2011 at 12:53am — 4 Comments

Me and D: Acrostic

So I'm participating in WEGO Health's Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge! Eeek!


Added by jessicola on April 1, 2011 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Middle-Age Diabetics Carry Double the Risk for Developing Geriatric Ailments

FIFTY years old and diabetic? A new study reveals that adults between 51 and 70 with diabetes develop age-related ailments ‒ cognitive impairment, incontinence, falls, dizziness, vision impairment and pain ‒at a faster rate than those without diabetes. In fact, the odds of developing new geriatric conditions were nearly double those of their counterparts who didn't have diabetes.

These findings find an echo in another study published in the journal Diabetes last year which showed… Continue

Added by RogerMumbai on April 1, 2011 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

Another Night in the ER

Check out my blog for full text.

So we spent most of last night in the ER... again. My wife was sitting on the couch and then her pants were wet. Truly an o-schmeg moment. So we rush to the ER thinking she's in preterm labor at 34w6d and will have to be rushed to a semi-nearby (over an hour) teaching hospital with a Level III NICU. So they go through all the tests and blood… Continue

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on April 1, 2011 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

vince delisi asks now what do i really think


Added by vince on April 1, 2011 at 9:17am — No Comments

W Australian Researcher begins World-First Type 2 Diabetes Study

This was in my Diabetes WA Journal.

West Australian Researcher, Assistant Professor Vance Matthews, has begun work to unlock some of the mysteries behind obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Under funding support from the Diabetes Australia Research Trust, Assistant Professor Matthews' research will explore the link between a recently discovered gene and the development of type 2 diabetes.

Assistant Professor Matthews believes that when the expression of the gene is… Continue

Added by Pastelpainter on April 1, 2011 at 4:08am — 1 Comment

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives












From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

FDA Docket Extended! We Need You.

If you are new to diabetes advocacy in the traditional sense of the word, you may be thinking, “What the heck is a docket!?” I certainly was the first twenty times I heard it (yes it took that long). For Read on! →

An Open Letter from @AskManny, @DiabetesHF to @NYTRosenthal, @NYTimes

Dear Ms. Rosenthal: I am a person living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 30. I am also the President and co-Founder of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at connecting and mobilizing the diabetes community. Seeing Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Heather Gabel
(Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator
Bradford (has type 1)

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service