GlucoLift Glucose Tablets: The Natural Way to Treat Hypoglycemia

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Well, there are two ways to look at our differences. One is to list things, like the fact that we don't use any artificial flavors, or petroleum-derived food dyes, that we use a glucose that dissolves cleanly, without a chalky aftertaste, that we use delicious, natural flavors, or that we use flip-tops instead of plugs or screw caps- those are some of the attributes that makes GlucoLift different, but really it all comes down to the fact that... Read more

First Impressions of Tandem’s t:slim Insulin Pump

I spent most of my time with the t:slim going through the screens like a kid with a new toy. I felt like I did when I got my first iPhone, and I think one of the best things about the pump was the enthusiastic response I got from people around me. Everyone wanted to see it. Okay, it’s true, most of the people around me had diabetes, but still, everyone there had seen insulin... Read more

A Review of VerioIQ, New Blood Glucose Meter from OneTouch

Testing my blood sugar is a task I have done faithfully, frequently, and yet without much enthusiasm every day for more than 20 years. It has been like brushing my teeth – I know it’s good for me, so I do it. I’m like a robot. And that’s the problem: I check my blood sugar (at least six times a day), I make a decision in the moment (e.g. take insulin, or treat a low), and then I put... Read more

Immunomodulators for Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes: An Overview

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In the 1980s, studies demonstrated that suppressing the immune system of people recently diagnosed with T1D reduced their insulin dependence and provided persuasive evidence that T1D is an autoimmune disease. “Back then it wasn't so clear,” says immunologist Jeffrey Bluestone of the University of California, San Francisco. Read more

Revealing Diabetes: Do You Do It?

These are some of the questions I ask myself about any person when deciding whether or not to tell them I have diabetes. I don’t try to hide my diabetes. I mean, I wrote a book about it. But, I’m careful about revealing my diabetes to just anyone. Doing so is always a leap of faith and a high stakes roll. I’d like to believe that anyone and everyone I tell would be understanding and accommodating to this fact of... Read more

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