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World Diabetes Day 2016

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. The International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization started World Diabetes day in 1991 to raise awareness about the growing epidemic of diabetes. This year’s theme is “eyes on diabetes”. Diabetes can lead to serious…

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Diagnosis or Death: The Missed Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes

Over the past few weeks, I have had the privilege of speaking at several diabetes conferences on the subject of  “The Missed Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes”. This is a heartbreaking topic, which needs to be addressed by health professionals,…

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5 Ways to Keep You and Your Child “Happy” on Halloween

  As a parent, do you encourage your child to eat a “rainbow” of fresh fruits and vegetables? When my children were younger, I would pack school lunches with sliced red peppers, orange carrots and green grapes. Yet, on Halloween,…

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Diabetes Burnout? 6 Tips to Get You Back on Track!

Good diabetes management requires constant attention. What you eat, the amount of physical activity you do, your level of stress, and also your sleeping habits are all variables that can affect your blood sugar levels. As days turn to weeks,…

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Diabulimia: Dying to Be Skinny

Betsy was a superstar in high school. She excelled at sports, was homecoming queen and enjoyed hanging out with friends. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 11, and earned the nickname “Splenda” in high school because she…

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