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Nov 12, 2014

Tracking your diabetes is not always the most simple and straightforward thing to do.  With this great article from idahostatesman, we'd like to share a few of the better smartphone apps to help out!

There are currently more than 1,000 diabetes and other health-related apps out there. (We now have apps to find apps!) A recent Nielson survey estimates that 50 percent of mobile phone subscribers own a smartphone. Food and nutrition information is now at the fingertips of a large segment of the public. And this trend isn't going away anytime soon.

Oct 24, 2014

Special thanks to Chicago Tribune for this great article!!

David Lombrozo was never a good sleeper. "Then I started my own company, and it got worse," said the Marietta, Ga., owner of an information-technology management company. "I got to bed later, got up earlier, wasn't eating well. I gained 15 pounds, which made me snore and woke me up even more."

As a result, Type 2 diabetes, which had been lurking in his family genes, caught up with him. Now Lombrozo must give himself a daily insulin injection and test his blood-sugar levels several times a day to keep the disease in check.

Sep 24, 2014
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Sep 17, 2014

Here's a great article from Deborah Condon with Irish Health on how daily breakfast can cuts kids' diabetes risk!!

A new study appears to back up the old saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

It found that children who eat breakfast every day are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to children who skip this meal or only eat it sometimes.

UK researchers looked at the breakfast habits of over 4,000 primary school children aged nine and 10. The children also provided blood samples and other relevant information, such as their physical measurements.

Sep 9, 2014
diabetes NH grapefruitHere's a great article from our friends at Natural News!!
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In the Nutrition Department at the University of Navarra in Spain, Professor Alfredo Martinez and lecturer Fermin Milagro made a clinical breakthrough. They found out that both grapefruit and helichrysum extract can effectively combat diabetes and obesity. The work was presented by Ana Laura de la Garza in a PhD thesis titled "Anti-obesity and anti-diabetic properties of two natural extracts rich in flavonoids (Helichrysum and Grapefruit): physiological and molecular mechanisms."
Aug 27, 2014

This is some exciting (and impressive) technology coming down the line.  Researchers are on the way to having lasers detect blood sugar levels without having to pierce the skin.  Here's the full article from Medical Daily
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Pesky pinpricks may soon be a thing of the past for diabetes patients, if new research from Princeton University keeps on its current trajectory. Engineers have developed a laser capable of checking sugar levels under the skin without having to pierce it first.

Aug 19, 2014

Most diseases carry their own baggage.  Diabetes certainly is no different, but the stigma associated with diabetes is often negative and shameful.  We found a great article from our friends at Total Diabetes Supply we think you'll find interesting and educational.

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Many people with diabetes often feel serious feelings of blame or fear because of the many stereotypes that there are about diabetes and the management of diabetes. An example of this is a person that might think that is it is not okay for them to admit that they can’t eat a particular food. That person might also not want to take insulin in front of others to avoid making it obvious that they have a medical problem. 

Aug 13, 2014

Here is a very intruiging article exploring just why are some patients with Type 2 diabetes living longer than those without the condition.  You can find more details at the Wales Online website:

Patients treated with a drug widely prescribed for Type 2 diabetes can live longer than people without the condition, a large-scale study involving more than 180,000 people has shown.

A drug known as metformin, used to control glucose levels in the body and already known to exhibit anti-cancer properties, could offer prognostic and prophylactic benefits to people without diabetes.

Aug 7, 2014

Here is another great article from our friends at Battle Diabetes.

Every year, there are more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the United States. That is 80 people every day.

However, type 1, originally known as juvenile-onset diabetes, or simply juvenile diabetes, is not the only form of diabetes children experience these days.

 

Jul 30, 2014

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 29 million Americans now have Type 2 diabetes which represents a 10 percent jump in just two years.  That means that 1 in every 11 Americans is diabetic and is at risk for heart attack, stroke, vision loss, nerve damage, dental trouble, amputation of feet, toes or legs and has higher odds for depression.  In the 1970s the number of Americans with diabetes was only 4 million.

You have heard us talk about the standard ways to help control or manage diabetes.  Exercise more, eat more fruits and vegetables, lose some weight, etc.  But there are a couple other recommendations that are not so "run of the mill" that you may not have thought of.  Our hope is that these suggestions might be easier to follow than your standard exercise routine.

On February 17, 2007 Miranda Maria Leavitt passed away from complications with Diabetes. A year later, the communities in the Mt.Washington Valley of New Hampshire and Miranda's hometown friends and family in Fryeburg,  Maine supported the efforts and started The Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund.

Miranda Fund, c/o Memorial Hospital Foundation
3073 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH 03860

ph: 603-986-5939

Click here to donate directly to the Miranda Leavitt Diabetes Fund


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