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Prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes increasing for children by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Yesterday, JAMA released findings from an 8-year study (2001-2009) that sought to estimate real prevalence of type 1 diabetes (auto-immune diabetes) and type 2 diabetes (met ... Read on »
Easter traditions: ‘treating’ type 1 diabetes by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Easter is tomorrow and we all know the traditional symbols associated with the celebration: rebirth, renewal, sunrise services, Easter bonnets, bunnies and dresses, pale blu ... Read on »
Fearing the worst when it’s hard to buy insulin by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 In honour of all the people with type 1 diabetes who live on the edge because of the high cost of care, I want to share a few stories including my own: In my second year of ... Read on »
Sign Petition for USA GOV to Examine Diabetes Care Costs by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the rig ... Read on »
Is US advocacy for diabetes dead? by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Oh boy. Elisabeth Rosenthal’s piece in the NY Times, Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills got a lot of attention for all the wrong reasons, which is what ... Read on »
WORDS to FORTIFY your FRIDAY by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 “Injecting Insulin without daily exercise is like… eating food without chewing.” (Both T1D and T2D, think it over) Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014©2014 diabetes 24 ... Read on »
Dying of type 1 diabetes by Elizabeth S. 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Last week in the Financial Times, BBC reporter Michael Buerk discussed Zimbabwe in “Heart and Darkness.” In this personal account, he describes Zimbabwe’s economy and people ... Read on »
Consciously uncoupling from diabetes by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Admit it, wouldn’t it be great if we had the same options as say, two very famous celebs who recently announced their intentions to part, and consciously uncoupled? Who a ... Read on »
Living with diabetes in war and disaster: Philippines – Syria – Mali by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 The March 2014 edition of the International Diabetes Federation Diabetes Voice was launched online yesterday HERE. It’s a hearty edition with a variety of important issue ... Read on »
Smart perspective: Who is Miss Manners? by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Is Miss Manners still around? I am gobsmacked that she has a column or even more, that anyone is reading her material. Even people with diabetes are listening – a group ... Read on »
Petitioning to keep a life-line to diabetes survival by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I’ll never forget when Carolyn Robertson, my ‘diabetes educator’* for nearly 20 years, introduced the insulin pump to me 15 years ago. When I got home with this new device ... Read on »
mySugr app just got sweeter by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Yesterday as I was trolling diabetes news I saw that mySugr friend and co-founder Fredrik Debong plus co-founders Frank Westerman, Gerald Stangl and Michael Forisch were jus ... Read on »
A perfect Saturday dinner by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Living with diabetes can often make us feel stuck about what to eat. Often people complain that eating becomes less fun. It doesn’t have to be. Here’s a recipe sure to p ... Read on »
Type 1: We have the technology, but we do not have all the answers by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 Continuous glucose monitors, insulin pumps, super-fast glucometers, at home HbA1c machines, ketone testing machines, sensors, patches, insulin pens and I could go on and on. ... Read on »
Providing life-saving care for children with type 1 diabetes by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 According to the IDF Diabetes Atlas, there are almost 500,000 children under 15 years with type 1 diabetes worldwide— the largest numbers are in Europe (129,000) North Ameri ... Read on »
FDA approves Dexcom for kids 2-17 years by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 This is good news (see release below), but would be even better if the Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor (or any CGM) was a device that was approved for FREE for kids and ad ... Read on »
If I had a million dollars? A 13 year-old daughter’s view on her mother’s type 1... by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 As soon as I read the question I knew I would allocate the million dollars to a cure for type 1 diabetes. I have grown up watching my mother trying to put a smile on her fac ... Read on »
Changing the world of diabetes by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 The news from Google about their investment for a smart contact lens that would measure glucose levels for people with diabetes is exciting and will be much anticipated if i ... Read on »
Top 10 Resolutions for living better with diabetes by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 I began to think about how to improve my type 1 diabetes health and overall outlook as soon as New Year’s day began inching its way closer to my consciousness in early Decem ... Read on »
Happy Holidays! by Elizabeth S. Posted in: Blog Posts in Diabetes Type 1 To all friends living with diabetes across the globe, may you find peace and joy this holiday season. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2013©2013 diabetes 24-7. All Rights ... Read on »