Topic: care

Gruve Technologies, Inc. Signs Distribution Agreement with E-Care USA,…

Gruve Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of scientifically proven health and weight loss products announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with E-Care USA, a division of AmbiCom…( … more

Doctors Leaving AMA In Droves Over Obamacare

The American Medical Association has long served as the self-appointed chief lobbying group for doctors, however the AMA now only counts about 17% of doctors as members. And one of the main reasons is … more

Diabetes Essentials

ASweetLife celebrates its second anniversary on October 1st.  As I thought about a way to mark the anniversary, I considered the different parts of ASweetLife and asked myself what makes it work.  W … more

Asthma Can Complicate Diabetes Care in Kids

Title: Asthma Can Complicate Diabetes Care in KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/26/2011 10:05:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2011 … more

More frequent office visits associated with improvements in risk factors for patients with diabetes

Visiting a primary care clinician every two weeks was associated with greater control of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels among patients with diabetes, according to a new report. … more

More-Frequent Office Visits Associated With Improvements in Risk Factors for Patients With Diabete

September 26, 2011 (JAMA) — Visiting a primary care clinician every two weeks was associated with greater control of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels among patients with diabetes … more

TEDx Ticket Giveaway!

The top names in diabetes research will be at TEDxDelMar in San Diego, discussing the future of diabetes care and cure.  Want to be there?
ASweetLife, in conjunction with the organizing committee of … more

An Epic CGM Sensor

Just don't smell it. Trust me.
What do you call a one-month anniversary? A monthiversary? Mensaversary?
I ask because a couple of days ago I had the pleasure of celebrating a very special one-mont … more

More Obese Americans Suffering from Diabetes, Study Says

September 23, 2011 (Emory University) — A study led by Emory University, published online Sept. 23 in Diabetes Care, shows that although Americans are living longer, obese Americans are living fewer … more

We Made Contact.

The Starbucks on the ground floor of the hotel was a busy one, with conference attendees, hotel guests, and Philadelphians streaming in from the city street, all clamoring for their cup of coffee.My f … more

W&L, One of Australia’s Largest Allied Health Care Providers,…

Medical breakthroughs and better health care in the western world is resulting in each generation living longer than the one before. As a result, baby boomers, are seeing aged care in two ways: th … more

Babysitting a Diabetic Cat. Or, How I Learned That Karma Bites Back.

Evidently, I’ve developed a reputation among friends as the person best-suited to poke their pets with sharp things. This makes me sound like a serial killer in training, so perhaps at this juncture … more

Babysitting a Diabetic Cat. Or, How I Learned That Karma Bites Back.

Evidently, I’ve developed a reputation among friends as the person best-suited to poke their pets with sharp things. This makes me sound like a serial killer in training, so perhaps at this juncture … more

Cellnovo Envy; Why Doesn’t My Insulin Pump Look Like That?

Last Saturday I went to a friend’s son’s Bar Mitzvah (a Jewish rite of passage ceremony, not the name of a bar, although drinking is involved). It was the first time since getting an insulin … more

Nick Jonas and Bayer HealthCare Announce The Simple Inspirations Contest

Nick Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers, has teamed up with Bayer HealthCare for the “Simple Inspirations” contest. The contest, sponsored by Bayer HealthCare, challenges people living with diabetes … more

Have Diabetes, Will Travel

I’m pleased as punch to be representing ASweetLife this weekend at the Stanford Medicine 2.0 Conference! Besides the fact that Stanford is a beautiful campus and the sun is shining this weekend, … more

From Abby: 30 Things.

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Featured Job Opportunities, Week of September 10, 2011

Featured Jobs
Physician, Internal Medicine – Virginia Mason Medical Center
Federal Way, WA

Staff Physician (Endocrinologist) – US Dept of Veterans Aff … more

The Cost of Diabetes – .

Dear Omnipod,
I’m writing to you as a woman who has lived with type 1 diabetes for 26 years. For 24 of those years, I’ve injected myself (on average), four times a day. Shots in my arms, legs, but … more

How Long Does Insulin Last?

A woman goes to the doctor and has an HbA1c of 7.6. The doctor analyzes the last two months and discovers that her blood sugars were 40 mg/dL higher the second month (that’s 2.2 mmol). After talking … more

How Long Does Insulin Last?

A woman goes to the doctor and has an HbA1c of 7.6. The doctor analyzes the last two months and discovers that her blood sugars were 40 mg/dL higher the second month (that’s 2.2 mmol). After talking … more

Who Fights For Patients In The Hospital IF They Don’t Have An Advocate ?

Seriously, do you think I like being a bitch? Do you think like I like hovering and calling you out when you drop the ball regarding patient care in a clinical setting?? Do you think I like writing A … more

Evaluating Care For Women With Diabetes Undergoing Fertility Treatments

A study conducted in Haifa, Israel and published in Diabetes Care, determined that medical care for women with diabetes who undergo fertility treatments is suboptimal.  The study, believed to be the … more

kids, junk drawers and syringes

The other night Miles, my 7 year old, was rummaging through our junk drawer looking for spare change. He has a piggy bank and is saving money for Gormitis, his latest obsession, and knows his dad fre … more

Being Temporarily Visually Impaired.

Normally, my vision is better than 20/20.  (20/15 is mine, which always prompts my eye doctor to say \”Oh, you should be a pilot!\” and then I laugh my face off because, really, do you know me, l … more

PAMF Joins Leading Health Care Groups in Pledge to Empower Patients…

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation is recognized as one of the earliest innovators of health information technology in the country.(PRWeb September 14, 2011)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.co … more

Climbing With Diabetes: An Interview with Living Vertical’s Steve Richert

I’m a type 1 diabetic, and I’m a climber, but just barely.  That is, I’m definitely a type 1 diabetic, but I’m a mostly-indoors, when-I-can, easy-route wannabe boulderer. I ca … more

Using Electronic Heath Records Leads to Better Diabetes Care

Use of electronic health records (EHRs) for patients with diabetes improves achievement of care and outcomes targets, researchers found….
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Photo Contest! Win a Nova Max Plus Glucose Meter and Test Strips

Does your glucometer kit look as messy as this one?  Is it even messier?

For all you diabetes slobs out there looking to clean up your diabetes act, here’s your chance.  ASweetLife has teame … more

Weight Watchers Produces Bigger ‘Losers’ Than Standard Weight-Loss Care

Title: Weight Watchers Produces Bigger ‘Losers’ Than Standard Weight-Loss CareCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/7/2011 8:06:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2011 … more

Like a Hungry Baby

My diabetes is up all night. Hungry.
Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, I awoke at 1:40am, suddenly alert. Blood glucose was 47, so I sucked down an 8 oz. juice box and lay down again. At 5am, alert aga … more

TEDxDelMar: Preventing and Curing Type 1 Diabetes

I have always said that San Diego is a great place to be if you’re a diabetic, and now some incredibly generous and organized local San Diegans are setting about to prove me right! That’s … more

What Supplements Should People with Diabetes Take?

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Eating natural foods is the ideal way to get crucial vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, … more

What Supplements Should People with Diabetes Take?

Photo Credit: Tony Steward

Photo Credit: Tony Steward

Eating natural foods is the ideal way to get crucial vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, … more

Integrated health care delivery system and electronic health records support medication adherence

People who receive medical care in an integrated health care system with electronic health records linked to its own pharmacy more often collect their new prescriptions for diabetes, cholesterol and h … more

Multidisciplinary Manual

 
How to implement a multidisciplinary team care approach for people with diabetes in all clinical settings. Guide reveals steps to team-oriented diabetes care. The National Diabetes Education Prog … more

Passing on Diabetes to Children: A Mother’s Worry

Miles was drinking the bathwater again. I saw him as I walked by the open door of the bathroom, on my way to get the boy’s pajamas from their bedroom. My feet dragged. The end of our long day w … more

Multidisciplinary Manual

 
How to implement a multidisciplinary team care approach for people with diabetes in all clinical settings. Guide reveals steps to team-oriented diabetes care. The National Diabetes Education Prog … more

Days Are Getting Shorter, Climbs Are Getting Longer

Summer has just begun in Seattle.  No, really.  There was a depressing article written about how there had been very few days of summer “so far” in 2011 and that article was written in m … more

Diabetes FAIL

On Thursday night, I had the perfect storm of diabetes device failure.

It was the last night for the infusion set on my pump. I wear the Sure-T so they are pretty reliable. Plus, with my DexCom CGM I … more

Diabetes FAIL

On Thursday night, I had the perfect storm of diabetes device failure.

It was the last night for the infusion set on my pump. I wear the Sure-T so they are pretty reliable. Plus, with my DexCom CGM I … more

Toe Story 3

My feet, waiting patiently
There are many motivators, and two powerful ones are pleasure and fear. Both of these figure into the care of ourselves and our diabetes.
The anticipated pleasure of movemen … more

Electronic Medical Records Might Boost Diabetes Care

Title: Electronic Medical Records Might Boost Diabetes CareCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/31/2011 6:06:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/1/2011 … more

HCG Diet Council Launching HCG Diet Training and Certification Program…

The HCG Diet Council announces the launch of its HCG Diet Training and Certification Program for Health Care Professionals, Pharmacists and Companies. The Council offers a much-needed, in-depth… … more

HCG Max Diet Plan Launches the Professional Internet Practitioner…

HCG MAX Diet Plan continues to offer standardized training and certification programs to meet the growing demand by Health Care Professionals for HCG Diet expertise and now offers Health Care…(PR … more

Featured Job Opportunities, Week of August 27, 2011

Featured Jobs
Physician, Internal Medicine – Virginia Mason Medical Center
Federal Way, WA

Endocrinology – Christiana Care Health System
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Sensei Improves Diabetes Care with Enhanced Diabetes Management App

Sensei, Inc. announces the availability of their enhanced Sensei Diabetes™ mhealth application for management of diabetes and prevention in pre-diabetics.(PRWeb August 31, 2011)Read the full stor … more

Re: Nearly Two-Thirds of ObamaCare’s Supposed Beneficiaries Think It Won’t Help Them

Clearly, one can’t read these takeaways from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s most recent monthly poll and not be left with realizing what most of us have known all along: Most people are smarter than t … more

Toe Story 2

Today I saw my nurse practitioner at the Joslin Diabetes Center for a regular appointment. We discussed, among the usual matters, foot care for people with diabetes, in particular, foot care for me.
E … more

Diapep277 and Me

When I was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I was asked to participate in a clinical study for a diabetes “vaccine” called Diapep277.  I didn’t know anything about it (nor did I kn … more

Toe Story

Injured toe, four days after the fact
Eli, my 18 year old son, sat at the kitchen table and paged through the local newspaper as he ate his breakfast.
“Mom, what are diabetic shoes?”
I loo … more

North Carolina Employer Coalition to Offer Medical Homes

“First in Health” to offer employees option of e-enabled, high-touch care coordination(PRWeb August 29, 2011)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/8/prweb8752331.htm … more

Pesticide Exposure Can Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Researchers said they have confirmed a link between Type 2 diabetes and pesticides known as persistent organic pollutants. The study is not the first to show a link between the disease and the polluta … more

Summer Reading: Jessica Apple Recommends –

Are you looking for a good book to take along on your vacation this summer?  All summer ASweetLife’s bloggers and contributors will be sharing some of their favorites.
Can you think of line that … more

Freedom is as Freedom Does

Is there any one political or economic system that God wants everyone to follow? I do not believe God has ordained any one type of government or economy as the divinely ordained path.

The only gover … more

Randoms.

It’s one of those days when bullet points are the only way to get the thoughts out.  Otherwise, they tool around up in my head and make a mess of things.  I feel guilty when I make an 8-cup … more

September’s UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases Stalled

Just a few weeks away, the U.S., Europe and Canada are now stalling to commit to actions, outcomes and timelines at the upcoming U.N. summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Cancer, cardiovascular … more

Update: My Mother The Fighter

She’s in ICU and in a medically induced coma and on a vent. She is stabilized, severally acidotic and fighting sepsis. Just had a family meeting with all her Doctors and found out that her kidney blo … more

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise to 417,000

The Labor Department reported today that new applications for U.S. unemployment compensation rose 5,000 to 417,000. And, as has repeatedly been the case, initial claims from two weeks ago were revised … more

Put Yourself at the Top of your To-Do List

There are so many things going on in the day, it can be hard to take time to take care of yourself. I know, I am guilty of this too.  I will put off self-care in order to get more accomplished.&# … more

Why Magnesium May Enhance Your Workouts and Your Diabetes Care

By Sheri Colberg, PhD
 
People with diabetes are constantly being inundated with news about new supplements that supposedly they should be taking to improve blood sugar control and prevent complicat … more

Featured Job Opportunities, Week of August 20, 2011

Featured Jobs
Physician, Primary Care – Foothills Primary Care
Phoenix, Arizona

Endocrinology/Physician – Seaboard Health Care Search
San … more

New Charity, Learning About Diabetes, Dedicated to Free Education

There’s a hidden treasure on the Internet for those of you in need of simply written diabetes care information in English, Spanish, and soon other languages as well. Learning About Diabetes is a non- … more

New Charity, Learning About Diabetes, Dedicated to Free Education

There’s a hidden treasure on the Internet for those of you in need of simply written diabetes care information in English, Spanish, and soon other languages as well. Learning About Diabetes is a non- … more

Patients Discharged From a Hospital at Increased Risk of Unintentional Discontinuation of Medications for Chronic Diseases

August 24, 2011 (JAMA) — Following discharge from a hospital, patients are at an increased risk of unintentional discontinuation of commonly prescribed chronic disease medications, with this risk ev … more

Friends For Life: Talking to Children With Diabetes Founder Jeff Hitchcock

This year’s Children With Diabetes Friends For Life conference was the organization’s 12th annual get-together in Orlando, Florida.  It drew hundreds of families, adults and children with … more

Can’t Get That Life-Saving Drug? Blame Obamacare!

Robert M. Goldberg explains: While President Obama rests up at Martha’s Vineyard, people whose lives should be saved by new and existing cancer drugs are driving from hospital to hospital in search … more

Endocrinologist, Je T’adore: A Dysfunctional Love Story

It’s complicated, alright?

I’ll admit—for most of my life, I’d rather have visited a proctology convention with my pants down than pay a casual visit to my endocrinologist. For the duration o … more

Endocrinologist, Je T’adore: A Dysfunctional Love Story

It’s complicated, alright?

I’ll admit—for most of my life, I’d rather have visited a proctology convention with my pants down than pay a casual visit to my endocrinologist. For the duration o … more

CMS’ Tony Rodgers to Keynote Sept. 6-7 Accountable Care Symposium

ONC's Aaron McKethan, NCQA's Margaret O'Kane among speakers at Care Continuum Alliance’s \”Realizing the Potential: Improving Population Health in Accountable Care.\”(PRWeb August 22, … more

Resources for Helping Students with Diabetes

The National Diabetes Education Program has released a set of tools to help parents support their children as they head back to school. From their press release:
Diabetes is one of the most common chr … more

Resources for Helping Students with Diabetes

The National Diabetes Education Program has released a set of tools to help parents support their children as they head back to school. From their press release:
Diabetes is one of the most common chr … more

ARB Doesn’t Prevent Diabetes in Cardiovascular Disease

Lead researcher Dr. Joshua I. Barzilay stated, “Despite any possible benefits for hypertension, blocking the renin angiotensin system with telmisartan (Micardis) did not have the added benefit of impr … more

Saturday Links

Interesting links you might have missed:

White House’s Obamacare Search Engine Optimization Marketing Campaign Revealed – A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit has revealed the Obama Administra … more

Patient-Centered Medical Home Reshapes Role of Diabetes Educators

As more practices adopt the patient-centered medical home concept, diabetes educators will become even more integral to delivering effective, compassionate and evidence-based health care….
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The Smart Woman’s Guide to Diabetes: A Review of Amy Stockwell Mercer’s New Book

Last week I was shopping for new running shoes and brought home a pair that markets itself as, “made for a woman’s foot.” How smart, I thought. After all, men and women are built differently and … more

Joe Wilson Vindicated: Proof Obama Lied About Obamacare Not Covering Illegal Aliens

South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson was criticized and attacked by the left and it’s accomplices in the mainstream media when he called out “You Lie!” when Obama claimed in his 2009 state of the … more

What Does the ADA Actually Do?

It recently struck me that I don’t really know what the American Diabetes Association does other than fundraising. So last week, I reached out with other diabetes advocates to start a conversation abo … more

What Does the ADA Actually Do?

It recently struck me that I don’t really know what the American Diabetes Association does other than fundraising. So last week, I reached out with other diabetes advocates to start a conversation abo … more

No Longer Waiting

GS drove the thirty-minute drive to my doctor’s appointment so that I could sidestep stressing about the freeway traffic.  Yet as I sat in the passenger seat, I could feel my anxiety build thinking … more

Cultural Competency Is Key to Counseling Patients with Diabetes

Eliminating health care disparities for black patients with diabetes begins with gaining cultural insight and tailoring educational efforts to individual patients….
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Boats against the current

And with that the fire is gone. Not a remnant, a hot coal, a stray ember or even a smouldering pile.

The fire that kept my diabetes management on track is gone. In between the long hours at work, ext … more

Boats against the current

And with that the fire is gone. Not a remnant, a hot coal, a stray ember or even a smouldering pile.

The fire that kept my diabetes management on track is gone. In between the long hours at work, ext … more

The Health Benefits of Coffee

I was eighteen the first time I enjoyed a cup of coffee.  My boyfriend Mike (who later became my husband) invited me to meet him for coffee at a cafe in downtown Jerusalem.  I had just graduated fr … more

Fugitive Dougherty siblings spotted in Colorada

CBS News calls it a “possible sighting”: [...] Police in Colorado Springs said Tuesday they have received “credible information” that people matching the description of the Dougherty siblings, who … more

Desiring Second Best

Have you ever gone into a pizza place and, seeing that the pizza they made is practically perfect, said to the server, “Um, excuse me, but, could you please take this back and make me something a litt … more

I’m Not Afraid Of My Pump Being Hacked, Becuase Like You, I Am The Only User On My Personal Pump Network.

I worry about a lot of things – Like the economy; my life with diabetes, my mothers health, the 8 lbs I’m trying to drop, and if I will ever find the lid to my proverbial pot.
I worry about my financ … more

Peddling and Protesting: A Summer of Change

My eight-year-old son, Guy, just learned to ride a bike.  It’s been a long time coming.  Two years ago he fell hard while trying to learn to ride.  Nothing serious happened to him, just some … more

Telling 127 People My Diabetes Diagnosis Story

This past weekend was my ten-year high school reunion in Columbus, Ohio.  It’s 2:45 A.M. PST and I just back from the airport, so I don’t know that my reflections will be as eloquent as t … more

Please, Remind Me

She’s with me, so I say to Grace, “Please remind me to put my insulin pump back on.”
We were at the rink, getting ready to go out on the ice after both tying on our skates and me ch … more

HbA1c Identifies Diabetes, Prediabetes in Acute Care

Optimum screening cut-offs for HbA1c in emergency setting similar to outpatient care….
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Hacked: Jay Radcliffe, Insulin Pumps, and Diabetes Sensationalism.

Jay Radcliffe is a fellow type 1 diabetic, and I remember reading his diabetes blog way back in the day, when I first started blogging.  We read and commented on each other’s posts, and we were b … more

TSA Confiscates A Pregnant Woman With Diabetes Insulin! People With Chronic Illnesses Need Protection From TSA!

So once again, a light and airy Friday post is out of the question, and you have TSA @ Denver International Airport to thank for that. As if people with diabetes and other chronic conditions & illness … more

Urge President Obama to Attend September’s UN Summit

Less than two months from now — September 19-20 — heads of government will convene at the first-ever United Nations High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Diabetes is one o … more

Featured Job Opportunities, Week of July 30, 2011

Featured Jobs
Primary Care Physician – Mymdcareers
North New Jersey

Endocrinologist – New England Physician Recruitment Center
Elmira, Ne … more

Rep. Paul Ryan to Obama: ‘Where’s your budget, Mr. President?’

Ever since the Democrats abused the budget process to jam their health-care takeover through Congress last year, the Democrats have simply done away with serious budgeting altogether. According to Rep … more

‘Revelation’ from the NYT: ‘Debt deal does not actually reduce spending’

As though he had slept through the entire debt-ceiling debate and what Tea Partiers and most Republicans have been screaming about since day 1, and he figures everyone else did too, Binyamin Applebaum … more

Diabetes Dinner Talk Between The Salad & Main Course.

Mom & I, the summer before I was diagnosed ~Time: July 2011 Place: A restaurant along the back bay in Hamlet by the sea. So I was having dinner with my mother the other night, and as we sat waiting … more

Re: ‘Why Obama’s Economy Won’t Improve’

Mona Charen’s interesting piece at Townhall today cuts right to the quick of why the economy is unlikely to improve as long as Barack Obama is president. Charen points to the president’s spinning of f … more

Last-Minute, ‘Just In Case’ Measures Always Pay Off

As I packed my backpack before the long, hard hike I took yesterday, I found myself downplaying my needs.  I should preface that statement by saying that I really didn’t know it was going to be … more

Last-Minute, ‘Just In Case’ Measures Always Pay Off

As I packed my backpack before the long, hard hike I took yesterday, I found myself downplaying my needs.  I should preface that statement by saying that I really didn’t know it was going to be … more

No good deed goes unpunished

So what was the “official” reason? I asked, stoking thin air with the middle and index fingers of both my hands to denote the quotation marks.“I guess I endangered a patient’s life by sending … more

Death Panels – UK Edition

Look at the future of healthcare in America under Obamacare — and be very, very afraid.

And if that doesn’t get your attention, check out Vermont’s single payer health plan in which rationing measu … more

Roche 2011: Diabetes Heroes

I always seem to get a lot from the Roche Summits I’ve attended. Some would say that a hangover would be on that list, and I wouldn’t say they were wrong. I won’t lie… every time I get together wi … more

Best of the ADA Scientific Sessions

We’ve just returned from a packed journey through the American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions. As the number of people affected by diabetes globally reaches 347 million, the worl … more

Diabetes + Pregnancy = Hard Work

I’m now 22 weeks pregnant and we’re more than half way through this amazing journey to meet our baby. I know I’m long overdue with an update, but honestly I’ve not had a lot of time to write abo … more

It started with a tweet

Just a few words can do so much.

 
With the help of social media small words are helping to empower small people. People like you and me

Words have been the gateway to my new life as a diabetic … more

Parenting a no-good bratty pants child with Diabetes

*Disclaimer!* I have no children, and at the most have been entrusted with a surly cat who is bribed into good behavior with copious amounts of treats. But a have been a no-good bratty young upstart w … more

Home Nursing Rancho Santa Fe, Home Health Rancho Santa Fe ‘ Firstat…

Home Health Agency in San Diego, CA – Guide Encourages Families Looking for In Home Nursing Care to Rely on State Licensed Certified Nursing Assistants, Licensed Vocational Nurses or Registered Nur … more

Parenting a no-good bratty pants child with Diabetes

*Disclaimer!* I have no children, and at the most have been entrusted with a surly cat who is bribed into good behavior with copious amounts of treats. But a have been a no-good bratty young upstart w … more

QuickMedical Makes Medical Supply Donation

QuickMedical recently donated a supply of ADC Pro Combo II Colorful Aneroid Blood Pressure Kits to medical students of the Community Health Care Provider education program at the Dzaleka Refugee Ca … more

CWD: Pregnancy and Diabetes.

When Jeff Hitchcock approached me last year and asked if I would feel comfortable leading the Pregnancy and Diabetes session at Friends for Life, I was honored.  But also a little confused.  … more

Symposium Offers Physicians Tools, Strategies for Population Health…

Physicians, practice group leaders will take away ready-to-go resources for managing patient health and wellness in accountable care models at Care Continuum Alliance San Francisco conference.(PRWe … more

Takeda Resubmits New Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for FDA Approval

Takeda has resubmitted two New Drug Applications (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for alogliptin and the fixed-dose combination therapy alogliptin/pioglitazone, which combines … more

New data-based strategies and treatment models can improve diabetes care for older African-Americans

Better data are needed to evaluate access to care by minority groups at increased risk for diabetes, such as older African-Americans, and to assess the benefits of new community-based treatment strate … more

GenoMed Offers to Make Sparkman First Dialysis-Free City in US

Sparkman, AR, a dying town, just raised $42,000 to put its high school seniors through college. GenoMed is offering free medical care to the adults of Sparkman, including its treatment for preventi … more

Letter from the Editor: New Cardiology CME, Medical Homes, AADE Conference Info

Each time I sit down with a group of patients to talk about food choices for diabetes the topic of carbohydrates always comes up. I get a lot of groans when I talk about counting carbs and keeping tra … more

Diabetes Patients Do Better with Medical Home

Diabetes patients enrolled in a medical home program supported by multiple payers saw improvements in several aspects of their care….
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Xenna Corporation to Showcase Foot Care Offerings at AADE 2011…

Xenna Corporation will showcase the unique benefits of its foot care product line to diabetes education experts at the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE) 2011 Annual Meeting and…(P … more

Achieving and Outperforming Type 2 Diabetes HEDIS Measures

A Guide for Managed Care to Provide Clinicians with Tools to Support the Delivery of Consistent High-Quality Care
 
Reviewed by Daniel Schultz, Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate, University of Florida Col … more

Guest Post: Nor Shall My Pump Sleep In My Pocket

I’m traveling again today, but thanks to the musings of my type 1 friend across the pond, there’s something popping up here on SUM today.  Actually, I love this guest post, because Tom Hebren giv … more

Agenda 21 Update: Obama Administration Takes Aim At Rural America

Back on July 3rd I missed a piece by Henry Lamb at RenewAmerica that should send chills up and down the spines of every freedom-loving American. His piece asks the queswtion: Where, exactly, does the … more

Family Comes in All Forms, or Who You Gonna Call When You Go to the Hospital?

“MsoNormal” style=”font-family: inherit;”>This is a post about love, friendship, the family we choose for ourselves.    On Monday afternoon, my very dear friend David sent me a rath … more

Family Comes in All Forms, or Who You Gonna Call When You Go to the Hospital?

“MsoNormal” style=”font-family: inherit;”>This is a post about love, friendship, the family we choose for ourselves.    On Monday afternoon, my very dear friend David sent me a rath … more

iGlucose

iGlucose

iglucose uses mobile technology to change the way individuals with diabetes manage their condition. By seamlessly communicating data from glucometers to the iglucose diabetes management port … more

CWD: Parenting With Type 1 Diabetes.

Lead by Korey Hood and Stefan Rubin, the Parenting with Type 1 Diabetes session at Friends for Life was aiming to touch upon the different challenges of being a parent with type 1 diabetes, instead of … more

Arugula and Me: A First Year With Diabetes

In the spring I prepared my plot in a community garden. I was eager to plant hot peppers, Swiss chard, tomatoes, and at my son’s request, even jack’o lantern pumpkins. I wanted to try baby … more

It started with a tweet

Just a few words can do so much.

 
With the help of social media small words are helping to empower small people. People like you and me

Words have been the gateway to my new life as a diabetic … more

Millions of Americans Lack Access to Dental Care: Report

Title: Millions of Americans Lack Access to Dental Care: ReportCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/13/2011 2:05:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/14/2011 … more

The times they are a-changin’

The gestation time of a baby mouse is 19 days.The gestation time of a rabbit is 33 days.Lions take 108 days.Beavers 122.It takes 187 days to make a baboon, and 245 days for a moose. That’s the real … more

Denise Jonas Talks About Diabetes Support.

Denise Jonas is the mother of a kid with diabetes, only her kid with diabetes happens to be Nick Jonas (known in the teen circles as \”OMG Nick Jonas,\” first name \”OMG\”).  Denise recently step … more

Health-care model improves diabetes outcomes and health, study finds

A health-care delivery model called patient-centered medical home increased the percentage of diabetes patients who achieved goals that reduced their sickness and death rates, according to health rese … more

Diabetes + Pregnancy = Hard Work

I’m now 22 weeks pregnant and we’re more than half way through this amazing journey to meet our baby. I know I’m long overdue with an update, but honestly I’ve not had a lot of time to write abo … more

Diabetes + Pregnancy = Hard Work

I’m now 22 weeks pregnant and we’re more than half way through this amazing journey to meet our baby. I know I’m long overdue with an update, but honestly I’ve not had a lot of time to write abo … more

Health-Care Model Improves Diabetes Outcomes, Health

July 13, 2011 (Penn State) — A health-care delivery model called patient-centered medical home (PCMH) increased the percentage of diabetes patients who achieved goals that reduced their sickness and … more

Sir Writes-a-lot

The cat’s out of the bag now. Or maybe I should say the dragon is out of its lair? Yep. My latest title is up at Red Blood Cell Books. I’ve been pretty vague about it over the last couple of month … more

A Summer Rant

With summer and extra exercise on the schedule, I’ve been pretty oblivious of my type 2 diabetes.
And, as we all know from our classics, a little hubris is a dangerous thing.
Once I had decided I di … more

As for Obama’s Health Insurance Horror Story About His Mother …

As Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appears on Capitol Hill to testify on Obamacare’s highly unpopular Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), it’s a good time to take a quick … more

IDF: Diabetes Affects People.

During the course of the Roche Summit, I felt very lucky.  Lucky to be part of a group that’s invited to hang out in a cool city, in a fancy hotel, and to have a company willing to put up the cas … more

Too Sexy For My Pump: A Plea To Medtronic

In the interest of full disclosure, I confess: I wear a Medtronic Paradigm insulin pump, and am thus inclined to be particularly hard on Medtronic as a company; it’s easy to find problems with a dev … more

Featured Job Opportunities, Week of July 9, 2011

Featured Jobs
Physician, Internal Medicine – Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

Endocrinology – Physician – Lehigh Valley Health Networ … more

American TeleCare (ATI) Wins Multi-Year VAi2 Award from the U.S….

ATI’s Advanced Care Management™ Program and Telehealth Technology will Keep Patients Connected to a VA Clinical Team. Ongoing Monitoring and Timely Intervention Aims to Prevent Declines in Pati … more

Care Continuum Alliance Learning Events Explore Intersection of…

Two-Part Webinar Series and Live Symposium in San Francisco Sept. 6 and 7 Demonstrate Value of Population Health Management Tools and Resources to Providers(PRWeb July 07, 2011)Read the full story … more

ADA: Preventive Efforts in Type 2 Diabetes Are Cost Effective

Preventive treatment with metformin or lifestyle intervention in patients with type 2 diabetes reduced the cost of medical care, including costs for inpatient and outpatient care and prescriptions, c … more

ADA: ACTID Results Emphasize Diet Alone Over Diet and Exercise

Intensive dietary intervention and dietary intervention combined with an increase in moderate activity were both  superior to usual care in a real-world comparison of diabetic patients in the first 6 … more

From Abby: Through the PWD and HCP Lens.

Today starts the Children With Diabetes \”Friends for Life\” conference down in Orlando, Florida.  (Or for me, anyway.  Apparently, some of those families have been there for days, enjoying … more

Free HIPAA Compliance Secure Web Email is Available by…

HealthCollaborate releases free HIPAA compliant email for health care organizations and patients.(PRWeb July 05, 2011)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/7/prweb8617742.htm … more

President Obama: Make Diabetes Care A Priority

 
Dear Readers,
I write about diabetes almost every day.  I write to inform you about the latest diabetes news, diabetes technology, and diabetes research.  When I share my personal stories ab … more

ADA: Intensive Therapy Yields Negligible Benefits in Type 2 Diabetes

In patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes through screening in general practice, intensive multifactorial treatment improved cardiovascular risk factors, compared with usual care, new findings sugge … more

ADA: TAK-875 a Novel Agent in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Takeda Pharmaceuticals recently completed a Phase 2 study with its novel anti-diabetic agent TAK-875, which could help lead to more individualized patient care and diabetes management….
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Letter from the Editor: We Bring You the Best of the ADA

Steve and Andrew came home with tons of new information from the recent ADA 71st Scientific Sessions. We are going to be sharing the information with you for the next couple of weeks as we continue to … more

Diabetes Blog Week, Out of the Box: Three Fictions

The three pieces here have all previously appeared on my older blog. They’re out of the box in that while poetry appears in blog entries fairly often, but I rarely see fiction. The pieces were publish … more

Catching LADA Sooner

In November of 2008, a few months after my diagnosis, I attended a World Diabetes Day event at a local public health facilty. This was my first opportunity to meet diabetics I’d known online, and I … more

Roche 2011: Diabetes Heroes

I always seem to get a lot from the Roche Summits I’ve attended. Some would say that a hangover would be on that list, and I wouldn’t say they were wrong. I won’t lie… every time I get together wi … more

Best of the ADA Scientific Sessions

We’ve just returned from a packed journey through the American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions. As the number of people affected by diabetes globally reaches 347 million, the worl … more

Roche 2011: Diabetes Heroes

I always seem to get a lot from the Roche Summits I’ve attended. Some would say that a hangover would be on that list, and I wouldn’t say they were wrong. I won’t lie… every time I get together wi … more

Best of the ADA Scientific Sessions

We’ve just returned from a packed journey through the American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions. As the number of people affected by diabetes globally reaches 347 million, the worl … more

Care Continuum Alliance, HealthCare BizDev Partner to Offer…

Strategic partnership provides complimentary news distribution for care continuum alliance members and conference supporters.(PRWeb June 30, 2011)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/release … more

Best of the ADA Scientific Sessions

We’ve just returned from a packed journey through the American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions. As the number of people affected by diabetes globally reaches 347 million, the worl … more

Best of the ADA Scientific Sessions

We’ve just returned from a packed journey through the American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions. As the number of people affected by diabetes globally reaches 347 million, the worl … more

Roche 2011: Diabetes Heroes

I always seem to get a lot from the Roche Summits I’ve attended. Some would say that a hangover would be on that list, and I wouldn’t say they were wrong. I won’t lie… every time I get together wi … more

Roche 2011: Diabetes Heroes

I always seem to get a lot from the Roche Summits I’ve attended. Some would say that a hangover would be on that list, and I wouldn’t say they were wrong. I won’t lie… every time I get together wi … more

Why I Blog: Reflections After the Roche Diabetes Summit

I started writing for ASweetLife over a year ago; at the time, I had reached a nadir in my life as a diabetic. I was struggling to accept my disease, to admit it into my life, to acknowledge it and m … more

Eye Love San Diego.

Back at the beginning of May, the Bird took a swipe at my left eyeball with her little birdie talon, ripping off a nice, solid chunk of my cornea and leaving me in some serious pain.  It was a ro … more

Why I Blog: Reflections After the Roche Diabetes Summit

I started writing for ASweetLife over a year ago; at the time, I had reached a nadir in my life as a diabetic. I was struggling to accept my disease, to admit it into my life, to acknowledge it and m … more

Who’s A Diabetes Slob?

The choice is yours.  You can be clean about your diabetes, or you can be a diabetes slob.   That’s vague, I know, so let me put it into specifics.  You can be like me, or you can be like my … more

‘A Common Lie in a Common Cause’

Jeffrey Lord’s riddle goes like this: What do talk radio, a think tank, a Tea party supporter, the U.S. Supreme Court and a pair of billionaire brothers from Kansas have in common?

Lord’s answer: It’ … more

Comparing Post-Surgical Care and Costs in Bariatric Surgery Options

Weight loss surgery is an effective means of treatment for people with diabetes who are morbidly obese….
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Is Barack Obama Campaign Using the White House For Political Purposes?

Was this campaign video filmed in the White House?

Jim Geraghty recalls that President Bill Clinton used the Oval Office for fundraising events in 1996, but even Clinton had the decency to not use … more

Obama’s Medical Secret Police Has ‘Mystery Shoppers’ Calling Doctors

Now that Obamacare will be vastly expanding the number of people seeking treatment while paying with government programs that pay substantially less than doctor’s fees and what private insurance pays, … more

Re: ‘There Are No Socialists’

Today’s must-read is Victor Davis Hanson’s column at PJM titled “There Are No Socialists.”

Right off the bat, Hanson asks if true socialists really exist: Two unconnected developments were announced … more

Adding Byetta to Diabetes Treatment May Reduce Risk Of Heart Failure

Results from a retrospective analysis of more than 778,000 patients showed the addition of Byetta (exenatide) injection to pre-existing diabetes treatment regimens was associated with a reduced lik … more

Adding Byetta to Diabetes Treatment May Reduce Risk Of Heart Failure

Results from a retrospective analysis of more than 778,000 patients showed the addition of Byetta (exenatide) injection to pre-existing diabetes treatment regimens was associated with a reduced lik … more

Featured Job Opportunities, Week of June 25, 2011

Featured Jobs
Internal Medicine, Physician – Seaboard Health Care Search
Conyers, Georgia

Endocrinology – Physician – Eos Healthcare Solutions
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Safer and more effective diabetes control with basal insulin analogs

Basal insulin analogs have revolutionized diabetes care, and especially the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, enabling patients to achieve better control of blood glucose levels while reducing hypoglycemi … more

Insulin resistant? Or just slow on the uptake?

Until recently, I was convinced that I — a type 1 diabetic — was insulin resistant. There were times when I could take 4-unit boluses on no food and not see any effect on my blood sugar fo … more

Fewer Primary-Care Physicians Refer All Patients with Diabetes to Diabetes Education Programs

June 23, 2011 (Newswise) — While studies have shown that diabetes education programs are crucial in helping individuals living with the disease self-manage their condition, a new study led by Ryerso … more

Diabetes Complications: How Informed Do I Want To Be?

Diabetes is a lonely disease. The reason I started writing my book, The Smart Woman’s Guide to Diabetes, was to feel less alone. When I began reaching out to different women, asking them to contribu … more

Letter from the Editor: Young Adults Keen on Having a Patient-Centered Medical Home

We have spent a lot of time over the past few months helping you learn about Shared Medical Appointments and Patient Centered Medical Homes, and most of the time we all think about seniors as the most … more

Going to the Eye Doctor After Two Years

Generally, I take good care of my diabetes. I stick to a healthy diet, exercise a lot, check my blood sugar all the time and take my insulin and other medication. I even make sure to get my quarterly … more

Diabetic kidney disease on the rise in America, despite improved diabetes care

Diabetic kidney disease has become more prevalent in the United States over the past 20 years, despite a substantial increase in the use of medications for the treatment of people with diabetes. These … more

(Video) Andrew Klavan’s Economic Smackdown: Ryan vs. Obama

As the debt crisis threatens America, Andrew Klavan compares Paul Ryan’s and Barack Obama’s approaches to health care, the deficit, and the economy (all in less than 5 minutes):

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Can A Vaccine Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?: An Interview with Prof. Len Harrison

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the body’s own components, resulting ultimately in the stress and death of insulin-producing beta cell … more

Great. So now my dentist is going to tell me how to control my diabetes?

I was diagnosed with diabetes a little over a year ago.  I had moved to Austin, Texas, not too long before my diagnosis and I moved to Seattle about two months afterward.  Needless to say, there wer … more

Guest Post: What is a Diabetes Superhero?

If you don’t know Captain Glucose and Meter Boy, you are about to have your animated world rocked.  This dynamic duo, aka Bill Kirchenbauer (Captain Glucose) and Brad Slaight (Meter Boy), ar … more

Withdrawal from Care Letter

Just got that from my doctor.  Lovely.  It would have been REAL annoying if I hadn’t been home today to receive it.  It claims I have 30 daysto find someone else.  And I would go back there? O … more

Withdrawal from Care Letter

Just got that from my doctor.  Lovely.  It would have been REAL annoying if I hadn’t been home today to receive it.  It claims I have 30 daysto find someone else.  And I would go … more

Why You Need To Watch Your Medicine

My morning began with a scare, followed by an unnerving wake up call. After a two week-long wait, I still hadn’t received my mail order delivery of insulin. My prescription for insulin, a drug … more

Actos for diabetes? Medical societies respond to the FDA’s safety announcement on the use of Actos

Experts urge diabetes patients to remain on their prescribed medications unless instructed otherwise by their health-care provider. … more

Test Your Knowledge #577: A 26-year-old woman is evaluated for routine obstetric care at 24 …

A 26-year-old woman is evaluated for routine obstetric care at 24 weeks’ gestation. The patient has no symptoms. Her body mass index is 31.6; blood pressure is 118/76 mm Hg and pulse is 78/min.
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Finally

My 90 day supply of Dexilant is finally on it’s way.  My approvals ran out back in early March.  The gastro doctor (now fired), got the approvals done but only wrote the script for a 30 day sup … more

Finally

My 90 day supply of Dexilant is finally on it’s way.  My approvals ran out back in early March.  The gastro doctor (now fired), got the approvals done but only wrote the script for a 30 … more

Thanks and keep it coming

As race day approaches it’s great to see everyone responding and making donations. Believe it or not knowing their are people who are willing to donate their hard earned money inspires me. I don’t car … more

Never thought of myself as Type 1 or Type 2

cRead an article in the Wall Street Journal today that basically said there should be another classification for diabetes – not just type 1 or type 2 but now type 1.5 – to me this is stupid idea and h … more

Featured Job Opportunities, Week of June 11, 2011

Featured Jobs
Hospitalist, Physician – New England Physician Recruitment Center
North of Boston, Massachusetts

Endocrinologist – Aureus Medical Group … more

Type 2 diabetes decision support tool available

A new computerized prescribing decision support tool – designed to assist in the guidance for the management of type 2 diabetes in adults in primary care – is now available to UK healthcare profes … more

How doctors annoy patients

Unnecessary testing, especially when you bill me because insurance won’t pay for.

We should only have the conversation once. Frankly, I consider myself under palliative care, keep me functioning s … more

How doctors annoy patients

Unnecessary testing, especially when you bill me because insurance won't pay for.

We should only have the conversation once. Frankly, I consider myself under palliative care, keep me functionin … more

After the firing

I am home and did some research, and since I have a PPO, I don’t need a primary care physician (I suspected that).  Really all I’ve used one for, is to get sent to a specialist, and frankly I ha … more

After the firing

I am home and did some research, and since I have a PPO, I don’t need a primary care physician (I suspected that).  Really all I’ve used one for, is to get sent to a specialist, and frankly I … more

Primary care physician and I just fired each other

Honestly, the last few visits haven’t gone well.  I started out with a lovely old Jewish man whose office was about a mile from my house.  He went out of practice (retired), and I got moved to a … more