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Diabetes Self-Management November - December 2018

Diabetes Self-Management offers up-to-date, practical “how-to” information on nutrition, exercise, new drugs, medical advances, self-help, and the many other topics people need to know about to stay healthy.

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this month

High Blood Sugar Symptoms If you’ve had diabetes for any length of time, you’re probably aware of the signs and symptoms of high blood sugar. But how and why do these symptoms occur? Get the answers from our experts. NUTRITION & EXERCISE Baking and Cooking with Sugar Substitutes Chances are good that you’ve tried at least one sugar substitute in an effort to reduce your calorie or carbohydrate intake, but you may not be familiar with using them for cooking. Get the scoop on successfully baking and cooking with sugar substitutes – including what not to do. ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY 10 Ways Turmeric Can Help Turmeric has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, and curcumin, the active ingredient in this spice, may help treat aspects of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. FREE DOWNLOAD Diabetes-friendly…

2 min.
celebrating the season, raising awareness

November is National Diabetes Awareness month. Whether you are one of the 30.3 million Americans managing diabetes or caring for someone who is, the awareness month is an opportunity to elevate the conversation around the condition; talk about prevention, self-care and weight management; learn about new diabetes research and more. This issue of Diabetes Self-Management has these topics covered. In our “Five Ways to Observe National Diabetes Month” (pg. 18), we offer strategies to create new lifestyle habits; ways to connect with the American Diabetes Association and JDRF (organizations committed to diabetes education and research) and highlight how to make a difference in the diabetes community. The awareness month is also an opportunity to acknowledge friends, loved ones and the health care support teams that stand alongside us. I had the pleasure…

1 min.
detecting nerve damage

Researchers in Sweden say a procedure they’ve developed might make it possible to detect nerve damage in people with Type 2 diabetes more quickly than ever before. According to Olov Rolandsson, MD, PhD, of Umea University, “Although there is currently no cure, it’s always an advantage to detect changes in the nerves early. Therefore, it’s valuable to find a fast and safe diagnostic method.” The procedure involves using a microscope to examine the cornea of the eye. Diabetes can lead to nerve damage, most commonly in feet, but also in other places of the body, including the skin and the eyes. Because the cornea of the eye is transparent, researchers have determined that it’s one of the best places to study nerve damage. For their study, the researchers enlisted 82 people around…

1 min.
new insulin pump and glucose monitor combo

Tandem Diabetes Care, a San Diego-based technology company specializing in products for people with diabetes, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its new t:slim X2 Insulin Pump with Basal-IQ Technology. According to Kim Blickenstaff, president and CEO of Tandem, “The t:slim X2 Pump with Basal-IQ technology was designed to predict and help prevent time spent low using best-in-class CGM technology. As the first company to launch a touchscreen insulin pump capable of remote feature updates, and now the first to have a pump approved with iCGM compatibility, we are delivering new innovation to our customers at a pace that is unprecedented in our industry.” The t:slim X2 with Basal-IQ Technology, which is approved for patients as young as 6, works by receiving data directly from…

1 min.
the benefits of yogurt

A study published in the Journal of Hypertension suggests a diet that includes a higher intake of yogurt can help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in people who have high blood pressure. Earlier studies had indicated the consumption of dairy products not only had a helpful effect on cardiovascular health, but also were beneficial in conditions that often accompany cardiovascular disease, such as hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. In this new report researchers specifically concentrated on yogurt. The researchers examined data collected from the Nurses’ Health Study on over 55,000 women ages 30 to 55 with high blood pressure. Data on 18,000 men ages 40 to 75 with high blood pressure were taken from a similar report titled the “Health Professionals Follow-Up Study.” The data were collected over…

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news & notes

DIABETES QUIZ Questions How Much Do You Know About the Different Types of Diabetes? We’re all familiar with different types of diabetes, but how familiar are you with other types of diabetes and diabetes-related conditions that affect blood sugar? Test yourself with this quiz. 1. In which of the following conditions is diabetes a manifestation of an autoimmune disorder of the liver? ◯ A. Tourette’s syndrome ◯ B. Hemochromatosis ◯ C. Rheumatoid arthritis ◯ D. Ulcerative colitis 2. Fill in the blank: Children born to mothers who developed gestational diabetes during the pregnancy are _____ times more likely to develop diabetes than children whose mothers did not develop gestational diabetes while carrying them. ◯ A. Three times ◯ B. Four times ◯ C. Five times ◯ D. Six times 3. Which of the following is a slow-developing form of Type 1 diabetes frequently…