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weekly roundup

Posted May 30 2011 10:49am

I know I haven’t been posting as planned…… the best laid plans, etc. I’m going to try to get back in the habit, at least, of posting things that have caught my eye during the week. And then maybe I’ll start posting personal stories again. You never know!

A good place to start for what’s happening around the diabetes online community is Around the Diabetes Blogosphere at DiabetesMine . Allison provides links to many great posts from May.

I never miss Wil’s column on Sundays Ask D’Mine. You can also find him on Sharecare . Will has a lot of great information.

Our friend Scott always has something interesting to say. Check out his Vlog on JDRF Advocacy!

In the news:

Drinking Diet Soda Doesn’t Raise Diabetes Risk. I’ve been saying this for years. The conclusion is that most people who drink diet soda are overweight (that’s why they drink diet) and that increases risk for type 2 diabetes. The claims that diet soda makes you fat has always felt like claiming that aspirin causes headaches to me. Not that too much of anything is probably good for you.

Low Vitamin D levels have been linked with type 2 Diabetes. Interesting, but the study concludes that “The best ways to reduce [type 2] diabetes risk are still to exercise and eat a healthy diet.”

Poor Sleep is linked to High Insulin Resistance in Diabetics . Poor sleep is the cause of everything bad lately. As someone with chronic insomnia, this strikes a chord with me. Everything is worse when I’m not sleeping. “In fact, restoring a healthy amount of sleep may be as powerful an intervention as the drugs currently used to treat type 2 diabetes.” Very, very interesting.

And finally, found via Twitter #diabetes: Man Celebrates 85 years of living with Diabetes. Imagine all the changes in diabetes care that have occurred in this man’s lifetime!

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