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Spontaneity Is a Luxury

Spontaneity Is a Luxury

I try to visit DiabetesTeam at least three times a day. Sometimes it is more often and sometimes less, depending on how busy my day is. What keeps me coming back is finding out how others are doing and what is on their minds. I haven't been on the...
Posted 05/23/2019
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Tom Hanks and Type 2 Diabetes

Tom Hanks and Type 2 Diabetes

By Margaret Farley Steele and Steven Reinberg, HealthDay ReportersTom Hanks, the Academy Award-winning actor, revealed back in 2013 that he had joined millions of Americans in a new role -- that of type 2 diabetic.Hanks, 57, was discussing his...
Posted 05/06/2019
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What Tom Hank's Diabetes Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Tom Hank's Diabetes Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

In 2013, when superstar actor Tom Hanks revealed he had type 2 diabetes, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the diabetes community. “Wow. Even him, too?”Three things happen for us when a celebrity opens up about a diagnosis and shares...
Posted 04/19/2019
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Coping With Diabetes Is a Family Affair

Coping With Diabetes Is a Family Affair

By Serena Gordon, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, March 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When Giuseppina Miller's 8-year-old son, Peter, was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, he necessarily got a lot of his parents' attention."We tried to adjust pretty...
Posted 03/14/2019
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If You Have Diabetes, Foot Care a Must

If You Have Diabetes, Foot Care a Must

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Good foot care is essential for people with diabetes, a foot surgeon says.Diabetes can cause nerve damage that leads to a loss of sensation in the feet, making it...
Posted 02/14/2019
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Remembering to Take Meds, Insulin (and Related Hacks)

Remembering to Take Meds, Insulin (and Related Hacks)

Remembering to take T2 medicines or insulin daily is a lot of dedication and effort. Some people have found it beneficial to set an alarm on their clock or phone. Others keep a journal to track days/times and blood sugar readings. On DiabetesTeam,...
Posted 12/27/2018
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To Track Carbs, Tap Into the Glycemic Index … and Its Cousin

To Track Carbs, Tap Into the Glycemic Index … and Its Cousin

By Len Canter, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rather than just counting carbs, you might want to get familiar with the glycemic index and the glycemic load, numeric weighting systems that rank carb-based foods based...
Posted 12/20/2018
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Recipes and Cooking Substitutions

Recipes and Cooking Substitutions

Recipes and cooking substitutes are one of the most common conversations among diabetics and for good reason! It can be intimidating to change what we eat. By sharing our favorite recipes with each other, we can avoid wasting money or making food...
Posted 12/14/2018
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Emergency Services Crews Often Unprepared for Diabetic Crises

Emergency Services Crews Often Unprepared for Diabetic Crises

By Serena Gordon, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you call 911, you expect to get the medical services you need.But new research suggests that when it comes to severe low blood sugar episodes in people with diabetes,...
Posted 11/29/2018
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What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at DiabetesTeam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with type 2 diabetes isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To share...
Posted 11/20/2018
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