Healthy Teeth and Gums Lead to Lower Health Care Costs

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People with diabetes are at greater risk of developing gum disease (gingivitis and periodontal disease) than people who do not have diabetes. Gum disease is a bacterial infection in the mouth can cause blood glucose levels to rise. The link is inflammation. The build-up of inflammatory substances in the blood can worsen chronic health conditions.
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Add Sunflower Seeds To Your Diet

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Sunflower seeds are low carb, nutrient rich, crunchy, nutty-tasting, cute, and versatile. You can sprinkle them on yogurt, cold cereal and granola, salads, and even scrambled eggs. You can also add them to soup, muffins,grind them into flour or into a sunflower seed paste. Read more

Check Blood Glucose Levels After Exercise

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Not everyone realizes that Intense exercise can cause blood glucose levels to drop not only during and shortly after the activity, but even hours later. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, depending on the intensity and duration of your activity, you can burn glucose for up to 24 hours after exercise. Read more

Got Type 1 Diabetes? Get Screened for Celiac Disease

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Are you between the ages of 8-45 years? If you are then you might be eligible to participate in a research study to find out how often individuals with Type 1 diabetes test positive for celiac disease even though they don’t have symptoms. Read more

2014 Patient Voices Contest Announced

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DiabetesMine has announced its 2014 Patient Voices Contest – a program which grants scholarships to 10 applicants who wish to attend and participate in our DiabetesMine Innovation Summit held in the fall at Stanford… Read more

Cherries, Healthful and Cute

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When it comes to cute, cherries are up there with kittens and tiny Japanese erasers. Cherries have always been one of my favorite things to eat, and as a former champion of Ms. Pacman, I have fond memories of fleeing ghosts in hot pursuit of bouncing cherries and bonus points. Read more

Fifth Annual Diabetes Blog Week

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Once again, Karen Graffeo, who blogs at Bittersweet Diabetes is hosting Diabetes Blog Week. The fifth annual Diabetes Blog Week will take place from May 12th through May 18th During this week, bloggers sign up to post about a set topic each day. Read more

ADA Twitter Chat: Diabetes and Travel

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Diabetes and travel are kind of like oil and water: they don’t exactly mix. There are a number of factors that can influence how a person with diabetes and their supplies fare when traveling by bus, car, plane, or train. As a result, there are countless questions that arise when prepping for a big trip: will my supplies be stored safely? Read more

Smart Insulin: A JDRF Video

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In 2003, an MIT chemical engineer founded a company called SmartCells, to develop smart insulin.
Smart insulin is a form of insulin that circulates in the bloodstream and turns on when it’s needed to lower blood sugars and off when blood sugars are at safe levels. Read more

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