Diabetes Travel Tips

Diabetes Travel Tips

I travel over 100,000 miles a year in my job. I travel domestically and abroad and one thing you learn with that experience is you have to be prepared when you have Type 1 Diabetes. You have to sort of think forward a little bit and decide what would be problems you may have. For […]

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How YOU can help stop Alzheimer’s Disease

How YOU can help stop Alzheimer’s Disease

Pretty much everybody knows somebody with Alzheimer’s Disease. A grandparent, an uncle, a friend’s mom. The disease is distressingly common. And as the Baby Boomer population continues to age, the number of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease is only going to continue to go up. It exceeds cancer, it exceeds heart disease with regard to cost […]

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Diabetes Prevention, Care, and Education in the Digital Age

Diabetes Prevention, Care, and Education in the Digital Age

JOHN PIETTE: We have apps, we have text messaging systems, we have automated calls, we have sensors – there’s all kinds of ways that we’re trying to communicate with patients in new ways. Some of those areas have less scientific evidence, like apps on smartphones. Some have an enormous amount of evidence, like text messaging […]

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Interpreting A1C: Principles of the A1C Assay

Interpreting A1C: Principles of the A1C Assay

[music] DR. SACKS: Hemoglobin A1C, which is also called A1C, is hemoglobin with glucose attached to the N-terminal valine of the beta-chain. Because red blood cells which contain the hemoglobin live for approximately 120 days, hemoglobin A1C reflects the average glucose over the preceding 8 to 12 weeks. For many years, blood glucose has been […]

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: Maintaining a Healthy Weight

My family history with diabetes started with my mother. She was diagnosed back in 1980. I was aware of it more in the nineties. And just learning the hardship of what she’s gone through, I wanted to prevent it for myself and family. Being my mom’s caregiver was an eye-opener. Just coming in and taking […]

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Digital Tools and Diabetes Care Among Latinos

Digital Tools and Diabetes Care Among Latinos

There have definitely been lots of apps that have been promoted out there for health and one of my skepticisms is that – have these actually been looked at? Do they make a difference for our patients today when we recommend them? We have a high population of Latino patients in our community. And one […]

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NDEP – Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Sorcy’s Story

NDEP – Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Sorcy’s Story

My name is Sorcy Apostol. I live in Elk Grove, California. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 1986. I was first diagnosed with diabetes when I was pregnant with my second daughter and the doctor told me that it was gestational diabetes. I thought it was only during pregnancy. I was unaware that […]

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Surprising Facts About Diabetes

Surprising Facts About Diabetes

There are some surprising facts that have come out in Diabetes in America that I think the average reader, no matter what level they’re at, I think they may find surprising. So, hearing loss is much higher in people with diabetes compared to those without. Periodontal disease, there’s a chapter on oral health, there is […]

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