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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Diabetes' (330)

victoza is the best glp 1 . It is better than byetta and the once a week one

This is the conclusion from the study. My personal experience confirms this. liraglutue is Victoza

The phase III studies that have compared GLP-1 RA agents head-to-head have demonstrated that all GLP-1 RA agents are effective therapeutic options at reducing A1C. However, differences clearly exist in terms of magnitude of effect on A1C and weight as well as frequency and severity of adverse effects. When selecting the most…


Added by Joel Steinberg on April 12, 2015 at 9:32am — 2 Comments

After burnout

Four weeks into a family holiday, away from the mundanity of every day, away from schedules, away from stresses, and I can see just how much better I feel – emotionally as well as diabetes-wise.

After writing an extremely raw account of the diabetes burnout I have been experiencing for some time, I have spent time wondering just how I was going to get diabetes back to a place that would stop causing me so much concern and guilt and stress and anxiety. Because that’s the thing with the…


Added by RenzaS on February 10, 2015 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Keys to successful diabetes management

My name is Joel Steinberg and i live in Alexandria Virginia. I have been a type 2 diabetic for more than 20 years.

I think the keys to successful diabetes management are:

1. The right medication

2. Exercise

3. healthy eating

4. Mindful eating

5. Exercise

6. Some sort Mindful practice like coaching /or therapy meditation, yoga deep relaxation and /or therapy.

There will be more on each of these and my thoughts on each of these specifically in future…


Added by Joel Steinberg on December 29, 2014 at 7:34am — No Comments

Planet Diabetes

Planet Diabetes

Welcome to Planet Diabetes. This is the 4th planet of the 5th solar system of the 10th ring of the Health Galaxy. It is well populated. Planet diabetes is a bit strange. Things happen here that are not observed elsewhere in Health Galaxy. These oddities make our observations particularly difficult to understand.…


Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on December 2, 2014 at 6:00am — 12 Comments

Impressions from the FDA panel on Unmet Patient Needs

I was fortunate in being able to take part on November 3rd in a FDA panel on Unmet Patient Needs. I talked about this earlier and I know that many of you attended (or tried to attend). While there were technical difficulties, I was very pleased with the result. Below are my impressions.…


Added by Brian (bsc) on November 5, 2014 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Let’s put the WORLD back in World Diabetes Day

Everyone’s getting very excited for World Diabetes Day because it is one of the most important days for people living with diabetes worldwide. It’s a day used to raise awareness about the condition, to fundraise, to promote healthy living, and more. All of these initiatives are definitely important and worthwhile, but this year I very…


Added by Elizabeth Rae on November 1, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

21 day Sugar Detox Challenge

21 days to ditch the sugar habit

Okay everyone 5 friends and I are doing a 21 day sugar detox starting tomorrow.  This will bring us to November 14th.  Cleaning out your system and ridding of all bad is…


Added by Jill Knapp on October 26, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

New OmniPod User

Hi everyone,
I was diagnosed with Type 1 in August, 2014. I am in my senior year of high school and it has been a rough ride but I recently received some good news when my insurance company approved my OmniPod before the six-month mark! Life with diabetes is still new to me so if anyone has any overall tips or advice for diabetes in general or the OmniPod, they would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Added by Elias Ashooh on September 25, 2014 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

You ate too much candy!

You ate too much candy!

I remember distinctly the day I first encountered this nonsense about what causes diabetes. I was 13 in Boy Scouts and my mom was desperately ill. She was in the hospital and weaving in and out of near death. She would remain there for 9 weeks. The issue at the time was the abrupt removal of a narcotic used to ease her suffering from neuropathy. Honestly I…


Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on July 3, 2014 at 4:30am — 13 Comments



In Diabetic forecast this month there is a cool little note titled “It’s less complicated” ("It's less complicated," 2014) about a great study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The results are awesome and they show incredible changeover the last 20 years. This morning dribble is about that study.

The study…


Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on July 1, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Ten (10) things I have learned about being diabetic in the past 40 years!!

Ten (10) things I have learned about being diabetic in the past 40 years!!

I was reflecting in chat the other day about the little things I have learned over the past 40 years. This is not an exhaustive list or even a great list, just little things I have learned along the way that might be helpful to others, well or not,

10. Being diabetic can be fun, especially if you take pleasure in freaking people…


Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on June 26, 2014 at 5:30am — 34 Comments

40 Year Ago Today (Tuesday)

40 Year Ago Today (Tuesday)

I was in the hospital watching TV, staring at my orange so hungry I thought I might just expire. 40 years ago today the nurse gave me the injection and I thought how ridiculous, I had given mom shots plenty of times but for some reason I was not yet trained so I was forbidden from doing it myself. After the not trained thing it was about 2 hours and the…


Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on June 18, 2014 at 4:30am — 6 Comments

40 Years Ago Today

40 Years Ago Today

When I got up this morning I sort of took an inventory of my week, two contractors for estimates (repair former roof leak), some doctors’ appointments, a quick trip to Indiana University (the source as I refer to it), my birthday on Saturday, oh and that other thing. That other thing is my diabetic anniversary. 40 years ago today my family…


Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on June 16, 2014 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Starter vs Maintainer and Diabetes Management

Starter vs Maintainer and Diabetes Management

Are you a “Starter” or a “Maintainer” and does that impact how you deal with your diabetes? Do you remember when you were told that you were a diabetic? Some of us shut down, some of us absorbed information like a sponge, or many of us did both. But how you dealt with the new reality may signal a natural tendency in your diabetic life.

Right after the rush of information we were…


Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on June 10, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Wingspread, Administration Building and the Research Tower

Wingspread, Administration Building and the Research Tower

This past week I was in Milwaukee and Racine WI to visit the sites owned by the SC Johnson Foundation and by SC Johnson. It was thrilling excursion for a person who admires the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. The administration building at SC Johnson is rated as one of ten best building designs of the 20th century. This video link provides more information than you would ever want…


Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on June 9, 2014 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

The Year I Was Banned from the Olympic Games (The Highs and Lows of Living with Diabetes #5)

1972 was a big year for me--the year of the Olympic Games, and I was participating.

I was 12 years old and won 27 gold medals. At least I should have.

The other competitors, Tim Ward, age 11, and Jeff Ward, age 10, competed too. The events all took place in my backyard, garage, basement, and around…


Added by MikeMack on May 21, 2014 at 8:22am — 8 Comments

Our Diabetes Snapshot


Added by AlysonCheatham on May 17, 2014 at 9:33pm — 2 Comments

A Diabetes Poem - #DBlogWeek

Eyes weighed down like lead
I lower my head.
Memory kicks in,
And I remember:
I have the D.
Nothing’s so simple.

Originally posted here:

Added by James122501 on May 13, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Poem- "See" Diabetes Blog Week. Telling Type 1 Diabetes Who's Boss

you look at us and you don't see

maybe you look at us and you see

but do you really see or even believe

do you really know what goes on below the layers

under our thick skin

in our bodies

in our minds

while the chaos is underway

you don’t see

you can’t…


Added by kudzuprincess on May 12, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments

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