Category: Diabetes

When natural disasters and diabetes collide

Natural disasters significantly affect the lives of millions of people worldwide each year. This year, we have seen our share of natural disasters in the US alone: hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and wildfires. Obviously, there are other tragedies that can be equally disastrous, but most often natural disasters are the types that unexpectedly take homes, loved  Continue Reading »

The reality of diabetes care in the US

People with diabetes (PWDs) have medical expenditures 2.3 times higher than those without diabetes. Nearly 30 million people in the US have diabetes, and over 1.4 million new PWDs are diagnosed each year. Treating diabetes is no straightforward task – it requires people to manage their own metabolic rate, which is a 24/7/365 job. PWDs  Continue Reading »

The Use of Cloud Computing in Healthcare

What is the “cloud” that technology companies talk about? Why is it important and what does it do? When companies tell you that your data will be stored in the cloud, they are really telling you that your data will be located on a network of servers instead of locally on your computer. This data  Continue Reading »

10 Delicious Low-Carb Meal Recipes

People with diabetes (PWDs) have to be knowledgeable and conscious about what they eat in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fiber found in fruits, grains, vegetables and dairy products that raise blood sugar levels when consumed. Growing up with a mom who is a dietician and has diabetes,  Continue Reading »

Diabetes Management Programs for Employers

Employee wellness programs are all the rave these days. They represent an employer’s investment in the social, mental, and physical health of their employee population and can help employees exercise more, lose weight, and improve nutrition and overall health. Specific programs differ widely across employers and include both lifestyle and chronic disease management programs, so  Continue Reading »

Nutrition Recommendations from a Registered Dietitian

Nutrition is extremely important for everyone, especially if you have diabetes. Some of us look at the nutrition facts on food labels and count calories, fat, carbohydrates, sugars, and protein. Some even study the ingredients to avoid artificial flavors and refined sugars. Whether you do these things or not, we all have room for improvement  Continue Reading »

Trends, Insights and Revelations: Presenting the Annual Diabetes Data Report 2016

Following our merger with Diasend, we now have a joint database containing more than four billion diabetes data points! – which is a luxury for anyone interested in diving into trends and statistics. Diasend released their very first annual data benchmark review last year, and this Report continues with more data and more insights for  Continue Reading »

Which Glucose Tabs Do People Like Best?

There is one particular Amazon purchase I’ve been making since the day I was diagnosed with diabetes, despite the lack of consumer reviews: glucose tablets. Glucose tablets are one of the recommended treatments of mild to moderate hypoglycemia. There are a number of cited benefits, including their rapid effect on blood glucose, easily customizable glucose  Continue Reading »

How the Quantified Self Can Keep You Alive

Have you heard or read about the quantified self? It is the rage today and over the last few years has been the subject of countless blogs, websites, articles, news stories and even Ted Talks. There are more ads for fitness trackers and more companies popping up around the world who are building wearables that  Continue Reading »