Type 2 Diabetes

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

FDI is dedicated to diabetes education, nutritional counseling, and wellness programming.

Latest Entries
  • Jul 27 2012

    Summer Side Dishes: Step Outside the Potato Salad Box

    By Lynn Polmanteer, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    On a daily basis I teach people what they should eat, what they should limit, and how important portion sizes are. After all is said and done, many of my patients ask for recipes. Given that it is summertime, I decided to do a cooking demo fea...

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  • Jul 12 2012

    What’s an A1C??

    By Gerald Bernstein, MD, FACP

    I was just at Dulles airport in DC, flying to the New York area. My gate was A1C. I realized that people who see A1C may not realize that it also is a unique blood test that is used to get an approximation of the average blood glucose over 90 d...

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  • Jul 05 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 ge...

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  • Jun 21 2012

    Making Time for Self-Care

    By Lynn Polmanteer, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    Every day requires some sort of responsibility. Between going to school, working, volunteering, commuting, spending time with friends and family, and of course getting to bed at a decent hour, daily tasks sure do add up! On top of all that...

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  • Jun 14 2012

    Exercise

    By Gerald Bernstein, MD, FACP

    What was hot at the American Diabetes Meeting last week? First all, the things that have been under study are progressing. This includes new medications, new insulins, new meters, immunology etc. For me, what was striking was the number of sess...

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  • May 31 2012

    Just Tell Me What to Eat: The Plate Method

    By Lynn Polmanteer, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    Alot of patients walk into my office and say “Just tell me what to eat! Write me a meal plan.” Let’s say I grant this wish and write out a 7-day meal plan that says what to have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. My patient goes home, Thursday e...

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  • May 16 2012

    Tips For Going Through Airport Security With Diabetes

    By Gerald Bernstein, MD, FACP

    All the major diabetes sites and guidelines have travel advice but a recent event proved that there is a gap somewhere in this information. This information gap is due to the lack of attention given to the fact thatordinary human beings are playin...

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  • May 03 2012

    Getting to Know Your ABCs

    By Lynn Polmanteer, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    At the Friedman Diabetes Institute, I consult with many people who have diabetes. Some have had diabetes for 20, 30, or 40 years and some only a week. When I meet with a patient for the first time I always see if they know the complications of...

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  • Apr 09 2012

    This Little Piggy Went to the Podiatrist…

    By Megan Fendt, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    When is the last time you paid attention to your feet? You know, those two arched superheroes that support your whole body and move you everywhere day after day? Your feet work hard, and it's especially important for people who live with diabetes ...

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  • Mar 26 2012

    Overcoming Barriers to Blood Glucose Testing

    By Lynn Polmanteer, MS, RD, CDN, CDE

    Whether you’ve had diabetes for two months or twenty years, you’ve likely been told by your doctor that you need to regularly test your blood glucose. Having to prick your finger once, twice, or six times per day may not always be what you want...

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