Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Still Isn't Easy
Diabetes Still Isn't Easy

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  • Nov 13 2012

    Giving Thanks this Holiday Season

    By Gerald Bernstein, MD, FACP

    Thanksgiving this year is different, specifically for some of us and generally for all of us. The northeast has now had its turn in the cascade of natural weather catastrophes that beset our nation and the world. The southeast has experienced viol...

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  • Nov 06 2012

    Is Your Diabetes Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

    By Megan Fendt, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    As we in the northeast are recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, it’s fitting to take the time to go discuss how to manage your diabetes in the case of an emergency. If a hurricane blew through your town, how would it affect your d...

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  • Oct 23 2012

    All About Appointments

    By Lynn Polmanteer, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    If you’re living with diabetes, your endocrinologist probably wants to see you every 3-6 months. These are important routine appointments, but there are other appointments you won’t want to miss. And why is this? If your blood sugar is out of r...

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  • Oct 10 2012

    Fuel Your Workout Without Expanding Your Waistline

    By Megan Fendt, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    If you live with diabetes and exercise regularly, you might have asked yourself, “What am I supposed to eat after my workouts?” Gyms will have a conveniently placed juice bar right at the entrance, making it seem like everybody should be “refuel...

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  • Oct 01 2012

    How to Think About the Cost of Medication

    By Gerald Bernstein, MD, FACP

    The majority of people with type 2 diabetes and many with prediabetes take some form of medication to help manage their blood glucose and reduce the risk for the multiple complications of diabetes. Additionally, a large number of these people ta...

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  • Sep 19 2012

    It's Never Too Late to Try Something New

    By Lynn Polmanteer, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    Running has been part of my life since middle school. I enjoy mapping out new running routes when I travel, listening to music when I run, and observing how different my neighborhood looks when I run my usual route during the four seasons. I al...

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  • Aug 30 2012

    Join the Diabetes Community -- Online or Off

    By Megan Fendt, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    Has your diabetes ever made you feel alone in life, like nobody understands you? Any chronic disease can be isolating, and sometimes no matter how supportive your family, friends, and healthcare providers are, you just want to commiserate with ...

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  • Aug 17 2012

    Inexplicable Highs

    By Lynn Polmanteer, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    A friend of mine who lives with diabetes recently asked me some questions about her blood sugar pattern. She said, “I just don’t know how to get rid of my highs!” I wish I could have given her one simple answer, but the truth of the matter is that...

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  • Aug 10 2012

    You Have to Fight for Your Rights

    By Megan Fendt, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    I wish you only had to fight for your right to party, but sometimes you have to fight for your right to take care of your diabetes properly. You might expect that with so many people living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in our country, the gener...

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  • Aug 02 2012

    The Future of Diabetes Care: A Personal Perspective

    By Gerald Bernstein, MD, FACP

    The enormous problem the U.S. and the rest of the world faces is declining public health. Inthe U.S. is probably close to half the country or more suffers fromdiabetes mellitus and prediabetes— this includes chubby kids as well as large adults. Al...

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