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Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified: An Essential Guide For Everyone Pumping Insulin

Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified: An Essential Guide For Everyone Pumping Insulin

0 Reviews Increasing numbers of people with type 1 diabetes, all of whose lives depend on insulin, as well as type 2 diabetics, have already adopted the insulin pump, which replaces a regimen of insulin shots with a continuous delivery of insulin. Yet many who stand to benefit from "the pump" are put off by not fully understanding the device, and many already using it don't have anyone with whom to compare notes about its use. Now Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, who has used the pump for more than three years, cuts through common personal fears about the pump and offers insight into the day-to-day challengesand rewardsof life with it. Drawing on interviews with more than seventy-five pump users, including Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999, as well as diabetes experts and other health professionals, Kaplan-Mayer discusses how the pump affects your sex life, dealing with money issues, finding support, counting carbohydrates, and much more. Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified offers knowledgeable, informative, reassuring advice that all pump userscurrent and futurewill find extremely valuable. Charts and tables add to this valuable insider's guide.

Live Updates, Photos, Chat Room From Sunday's Dunk 4 Diabetes Boys Basketball Showcase

Live Updates, Photos, Chat Room From Sunday's Dunk 4 Diabetes Boys Basketball Showcase

Your weather is set to . You can change the location at any time. Clockwise from top right, Walsh Jesuit's Mitch Peterson, Garfield Heights' Frankie Hughes and Willie Jackson, and Brunswick's Michael Quiring will all take part in Sunday's Dunk 4 Diabetes showcase at Walsh University. NORTH CANTON, Ohio Follow along with this post for live updates for Sunday's Dunk 4 Diabetes showcase at Walsh University. Reporter Tim Bielik will be courtside providing live updates, scores, analysis and Vine highlights throughout the day, starting at 2:45 p.m., as Green faces St. Edward, ranked No. 4 in the cleveland.com Top 25. Check out a preview of Sunday's showcase featuring the top matchup and key players to watch. Cincinnati Walnut Hills 58, Cornerstone Christian 56 (OT) The Patriots (6-7) hung with Walnut Hills despite shooting just 31.7 percent from the field. Michael Bothwell had 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead Cornerstone Christian. The Patriots forced 13 turnovers and went 9-for-21 from behind the 3-point line. Continue reading >>

Live Diabetes Web-chat Q&a On World Diabetes Day: Ask The Experts

Live Diabetes Web-chat Q&a On World Diabetes Day: Ask The Experts

The diabetes web-chat took place on Friday 14 November. You can read the questions and answers from this event below: Local people will have the chance to take part in a live web-chat as part of World Diabetes Day on Friday 14 November and pose questions to a team of NHS experts on all matters relating to diabetes. Specialist diabetes experts from Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust will be on hand to offer advice or answer questions about diabetes - such as how people can reduce their risk of developing the condition, how to confidently self-manage their diabetes more effectively, or find out about the services and local support for people with diabetes that’s available across the communities of Hounslow and Richmond. Where and when? The online Q&A will be the first time a diabetes web-chat has taken place in the local area and will take place on Friday 14 November, between 2pm-3pm (for one hour). **The web-chat will be hosted and appear on this page on Friday 14 November** Answering your questions, the web-chat panel will comprise Helen Church, Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse; Nina Garrett, Diabetes Specialist Nurse; and Rupindar Sahota, Specialist Diabetes Dietitian. Helen Church, Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse said: “Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes – this is an ideal opportunity to ask questions to our team of experts and get answers quickly. We are here to support you and give you the confidence to self-manage your diabetes effectively, reducing the risks of long term complications. “We can offer advice on how best to manage your diabetes and signpost you to other support services and introduce you to innovative ways of managing your diabetes, both in Richmond and Hounslow – including education sessions and NHS support, or just Continue reading >>

Having Both Depression And Type 2 Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk

Having Both Depression And Type 2 Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk

04/18/2015 12:28 pm ETUpdatedApr 18, 2015 Having Both Depression And Type 2 Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk Published: April 15, 2015 12:14pm ET on LiveScience . Adults who have either depression or type 2 diabetes may have an increased risk of developing dementia, and the risk may be even higher for people who have both conditions, according to a new study. In the study, researchers examined the risk of dementia in more than 2.4 million people in Denmark ages 50 and older, a group that included people who had type 2 diabetes , depression or both conditions. About 2 percent of the people in the study developed dementia over the six-year study period. But among those who developed dementia, more than 26 percent had depression, and almost 11 percent had type 2 diabetes. In addition to those groups, another 7 percent had both conditions. The researchers found that the people with diabetes had a 20 percent greater risk of dementia compared with the people who did not have diabetes or depression. For the people who had depression , the risk of dementia was increased by 80 percent. The researchers were surprised that the risk of dementia for the people with depression but not diabetes was so much higher than for those who had diabetes but not depression, said study author Dr. Dimitry Davydow, of the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. "Essentially, what we found is that the risk associated with depression was four times greater than that associated with diabetes," Davydow told Live Science. [ 7 Ways Depression Differs in Men and Women ] The people who had been diagnosed with both diabetes and depression were more than twice as likely to have dementia during the study period than people who did not have either condition. (In people with type 2 diabetes wh Continue reading >>

Resources And Support For Adults With Diabetes And Diabetic Retinopathy

Resources And Support For Adults With Diabetes And Diabetic Retinopathy

By Debra A. Sokol-McKay, MS, CVRT, CDE, CLVT, OTR/L, SCLV The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: The nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Provides Nutrition Fact Sheets, a Diabetes Reading List, and Nutrition Information. AccessWorld®: Technology News for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: American Foundation for the Blind's free monthly online technology magazine that reviews the accessibility of blood glucose monitors, insulin pens, insulin pumps, and a wide variety of mainstream and assistive technologies. The American Association of Diabetes Educators: Provides a directory of diabetes education programs and patient tip sheets. The American Diabetes Association: Provides information and updates on diabetes research and conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Publishes Diabetes eNewsletters and provides information on living with diabetes, food and fitness, and advocacy. Children with Diabetes (CWD) Online Community: Developed by the father of a child with diabetes. Provides chat rooms, forums, information on upcoming CWD conferences, as well as the latest developments and information about diabetes for children and adults. Diabetic Lifestyle: Provides recipes and practical information for managing diabetes. Has a diabetic supply center, diabetic bookstore, and provides guidelines for diabetic meal planning. DiabetesNet: Provides information on a variety of diabetes-related topics, including Carb Counting, Cookbooks, Diabetes Types and Nutrition. The Joslin Diabetes Center: An affiliate of Harvard Medical School that provides online diabetes articles and information, including Diabetes Glossary, and The Joslin Guide to Diabetes: Revised Edition. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International: Provid Continue reading >>

3 Diabetes Dating Sites – A Review

3 Diabetes Dating Sites – A Review

An irreverent look at online dating for those who know their way around insulin. If you have diabetes and want to find someone else who knows a thing or two about insulin, you’ve probably found that apps like Tinder, okCupid, and Grindr just aren’t the best places to message a potential beau. Here’s a list of some online dating sites for the Type 1 romantics: Diabetic Date Diabetic Date is the most traditional website for going out with someone with Type 1. Features of the site include how-to dating articles and an “advanced wink system” (similar to poking on Facebook). When you initially sign up for the site, you can enroll in the free, basic membership. However, flirtations are limited to winking at other online singles, so no chat or messaging. If you decide to pay the $6.95 monthly fee for the premium account to message a pancreatically faulty person back, you should be warned that Diabetic Date does not offer refunds, so don’t expect to see your money again. The homepage is adorned with a slideshow of corny date jokes and tips. I don’t know that I’d trust their suggestions though; apparently, a gentleman should arrive on time, not incessantly message after a date, and not discuss his favorite sex positions. Great to know, thanks. There are quite a bit of spam warnings, and account verification simply means having a valid email, so security is questionable. And though I suggest the site designers invest in a resident proofer to correct the surplus of typographical errors, Diabetic Date ranks as the Match.com for people with diabetes. Diabetes Dating Site The services that Diabetes Dating Site offers are spelled out pretty perfectly in their title, so props for being straightforward, but my immediate concern with the website was the seemingly exclusiv Continue reading >>

Ada's Online Chat Offers Instant Answers

Ada's Online Chat Offers Instant Answers

In today's digital world, most people can access a glut of health information with the click of a mouse. But sifting through pages of search engine results and navigating voluminous Web sites can be a difficult way to find the answer to a specific question. The American Diabetes Association is providing another tool for people who want their diabetes questions answered online and quickly: a live Web chat service operated through ADA's National Call Center. Chat With Us is a free instant-messaging tool that offers the call center's one-on-one assistance and requires no special computer downloads or applications. All you need to do is make sure your Web browser will allow pop-ups. Then go to diabetes.org , and click on the chat link on the home page. If you don't see a link, you can click on About Us or enter the search term National Call Center to get to the site's call center page. An icon will pop up on your screen if a call center representative is available to chat online with you. The icon appears as a small speech bubble in the upper right-hand corner of various Web pages on diabetes.org. Click on the bubble and a blank area will appear; the call center rep will greet you and then you can type in your question. Call center representatives are trained to take questions from a wide range of people, from the newly diagnosed to health care professionals. If you prefer to use e-mail instead of chat, you can reach the National Call Center at [email protected] or, in Spanish, at [email protected] . And, of course, traditional phone service is available at 1-800-DIABETES, or (800) 342-2383. Requests for diabetes education materials can be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week; after-hours calls are fielded by an answering service. Keri Whitmer, 36, of Overland Par Continue reading >>

Patients Helping Patients: The Evolving Diabetes Online Community

Patients Helping Patients: The Evolving Diabetes Online Community

Feeling alone in your life journeywith illness as your companioncan make the burden of chronic disease seem unbearable. As Kerri Sparling writes, For much of my life, I was the only diabetic I knew. Where were all the people who were living with this disease, like I have been since I was a little girl? Was I the only diabetic out there who felt alone? August 1991, the World Wide Web, part of the Internet, became available to the general public. Blogging started in January 1994, when a college student, Justin Hall created Links.net. By December 2004 Merriam-Webster pronounced the term blog the Word of the Year. In early 2004, Scott Johnson started his blog describing life with diabetes and Kerri began blogging in early 2005. At the time, Kerri wrote, The purpose of this is to make contact with other diabetics. Its one of those diseases (or maybe theyre all this way, Im not sure) where even if you have the mechanics of it completely mastered, the psychological battle is just as daunting. There is so much involved in the daily maintenance of diabetes that a support network isnt justnice, its necessary. Skip forward 10 years and what has evolved is the Diabetes Online Community (DOC), an informal network utilizing social media platforms on Facebook, YouTube, online chat rooms and forums like Diabetesdaily , TuDiabetes , a part of Diabetes Hands Foundation and dLife . But its true underpinnings what sustains, strengthens and reinforces its existenceare the diabetes patient bloggers. With the start of Twitter in 2007, a new opportunity to connect emerged. And another person with diabetes, Cherise Shockley started a weekly chat called Diabetes Social Media Advocacy on July 21, 2010. #DSMA meets every Wednesday at 9 pm EST. The chat is for anyone with diabetes, Type 1, Type 2, Continue reading >>

Can A Depression Chat Room Be Helpful?

Can A Depression Chat Room Be Helpful?

Advice Home > Depression > Can A Depression Chat Room Be Helpful? If you feel severely depressed more than four days in a row, you may meet the standard criteria for having major depression symptoms. Major depression may be symptoms of bipolar disorder, persistence depressive disorder, or unipolar depression. Your first instinct is probably to research the symptoms, take a few tests, and then read some online chat about depression from a discussion group or online depression chat. Talking About Depression is Important. People are Listening. You Are Heard. An Online Counselor Can Help You Manage Depression. This is certainly a low-stress alternative to actually going to a doctor and discussing symptoms face to face. Throughout the world, particularly in Western culture, there is a tendency to avoid admitting feelings of depression, since they may be associated with weakness or a lack of masculinity in men. Some people may avoid going to get professional help because they figure treatment will require taking anti-depressant drugs or may involve months of intensive psychotherapy. Indeed, depression chat rooms are the safe alternative, at least in theory. There is a lack of confrontation and an ability to lurk quietly, reading about other people's observations, feelings, and experiences. The simple answer is, yes, visiting a depression chat room is always a better option rather than just ignoring symptoms and letting these negative feelings fester. Research has shown that all forms of support group therapy, online and in person, can have a potentially beneficial effect on a subject suffering from major or minor depression. PsychCentral published an exhaustive list of studies researching the efficacy of self-help groups . Studies in 1982 showed that at least half of psychia Continue reading >>

Live Diabetes Chat 2: Dealing With Diabetes Burnout

Live Diabetes Chat 2: Dealing With Diabetes Burnout

Live Diabetes Chat 2: Dealing With Diabetes Burnout Life with diabetes can be very hard. Some days you can wonder how you will keep going. Diabetes burn out is a common experience. Connecting with each other is one of the most important things for staying well and happy with diabetes. I am running an ongoing series of live video chats in our Facebook Group here I am also planning some webinars at some stage. This will include guests over time, and a range of topics. New topics will be posted regularly so keep an eye on the page. You can join us live, or watch in the group later and leave comments, which I will respond to when I can. I will also post the videos here on the blog, so you can check in here and leave comments here too. It will be every Tuesday Sweet Talk Tuesdays unless I am sick or busy or away etc! I will try to let people know this in the group. Please share and also let me know of any topics you would love to see in the live chat sessions. Find all the topics here This week the topic was about dealing with diabetes burn out you can see the live video here. Bear in mind it is a Facebook Live video so the quality is not fantastic and there are comments posted as I chat, so head on over to the group if you want to see those. Have you experienced diabetes burn out? I would love to hear your experiences. Continue reading >>

Live Diabetes Chat 1: Blood Glucose Checking & Management

Live Diabetes Chat 1: Blood Glucose Checking & Management

Live Diabetes Chat 1: Blood Glucose Checking & Management Connecting with each other is one of the most important things for staying well and happy with diabetes. When I first started Diabetes Counselling Online, there was no social media and so I created forums, chat rooms and email buddies, which meant people could communicate and connect in fact that was the tagline of the organisation because I think it is just that important! Now we do have social media, and live video is so accessible, I am going to be running an ongoing series of live video chats in our Facebook Group here I am also planning some webinars at some stage. This will include guests over time, and a range of topics. New topics will be posted regularly so keep an eye on the page. You can join us live, or watch in the group later and leave comments, which I will respond to when I can. I will also post the videos here on the blog, so you can check in here and leave comments here too. It will be every Tuesday Sweet Talk Tuesdays unless I am sick or busy or away etc! I will try to let people know this in the group. Please share and also let me know of any topics you would love to see in the live chat sessions. Find all the topics here This week the topic was about blood glucose checking and management you can see the live video here. Bear in mind it is a Facebook Live video so the quality is not fantastic and there are comments posted as I chat, so head on over to the group if you want to see those. Hope it is useful! Continue reading >>

Dark Side Of 'chat Rooms' For Troubled Teens: Talk Of Self-harm

Dark Side Of 'chat Rooms' For Troubled Teens: Talk Of Self-harm

home / healthy kids center / healthy kids a-z list / dark side of 'chat rooms' for troubled teens: tal article Dark Side of 'Chat Rooms' for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm Want More News? Sign Up for MedicineNet Newsletters! THURSDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- While social media can help vulnerable teenagers seeking support, Internet use can do more harm than good for young people at risk of self-harm or suicide , a new study suggests. Researchers from Oxford University in England found conflicting evidence on whether online activity poses a positive or negative influence for vulnerable teens , but observed a strong link between the use of Internet forums or " chat rooms" and an increased risk of suicide . "I think it's surprising that so little is known about the Internet and suicidal behavior given its importance," said senior study author Paul Montgomery, a professor of psycho-social intervention at Oxford's Center for Evidence-Based Intervention. "But I am unsurprised that what we found appears to be generally negative, as these vulnerable kids often feel isolated. We need to support such kids a great deal more [and] ask about their Internet usage." Globally, Internet use increased by more than 566 percent between December 2000 and June 2012, according to the study authors. Although this new study links more extensive Internet use with higher rates of self-harm, it doesn't prove that computer use caused the self-injurious behavior. For the report, published Oct. 30 in the journal PLoS ONE, Montgomery's team reviewed 14 studies from Western countries and Asia about Internet use and self-harm or suicide among young people. The investigators found that some studies suggested Internet forums support socially isolated people, helping them to cope. But others conclu Continue reading >>

Diabetes Chat 3: Dealing With Diabetes & Pregnancy

Diabetes Chat 3: Dealing With Diabetes & Pregnancy

Our Sweet Talk Tuesday live chat sessions are on a range of topics – head here to find out all of the upcoming talks and topics. Chat topic 3 was about managing diabetes and pregnancy. This is a passion topic of mine being mum of 3 beautiful sons, and studying my PhD looking at the journey of pregnancy for women with type 1 diabetes. You can read more about diabetes and pregnancy here. Check out the live chat below – remembering it is a live FB video so not high quality but the content is good. Thanks for joining us Helen Continue reading >>

Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified: An Essential Guide For Everyone Pumping Insulin

Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified: An Essential Guide For Everyone Pumping Insulin

0 Reviews Increasing numbers of people with type 1 diabetes, all of whose lives depend on insulin, as well as type 2 diabetics, have already adopted the insulin pump, which replaces a regimen of insulin shots with a continuous delivery of insulin. Yet many who stand to benefit from "the pump" are put off by not fully understanding the device, and many already using it don't have anyone with whom to compare notes about its use. Now Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, who has used the pump for more than three years, cuts through common personal fears about the pump and offers insight into the day-to-day challengesand rewardsof life with it. Drawing on interviews with more than seventy-five pump users, including Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999, as well as diabetes experts and other health professionals, Kaplan-Mayer discusses how the pump affects your sex life, dealing with money issues, finding support, counting carbohydrates, and much more. Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified offers knowledgeable, informative, reassuring advice that all pump userscurrent and futurewill find extremely valuable. Charts and tables add to this valuable insider's guide.

Diabetes Advocacy...support Networks

Diabetes Advocacy...support Networks

"Few chronic conditions require as much vigilance as diabetes. Whether you're working at the office, relaxing by the fireplace or strolling on the deck of a Caribbean cruise-boat, diabetes follows you around like a hungry dog. Diabetes demands your attention day in and day out. You are required to balance your food intake with your exercise routine, to keep track of how much you ate and when you ate, to monitor your blood glucose levels, and possibly to take insulin..." The above was taken from Diabetes Dialogue in an article entitled Breaking Free of the Stress Zone by Gabrielle Bauer (Summer 2003, Volume 50 No. 2 Page 8). For us, it highlights why support is so very vital to all who have had this "hungry dog" move into their house. Support can be found in families, through diabetes teams, in local support groups, as well as online. www.childrenwithdiabetes.com offers mailing lists that support both parents, children, and teens as well as chat rooms that can be of great comfort, support, and information. Facebook , TuDiabetes and even Twitter offer many other great connections to the Diabetes Online Community (aka the DOC). InsulinPumpers.org An exceptionally informative site for those who are pumping insulin or looking to begin insulin pump therapy. Rufus and Ruby....the bears with Diabetes Support for children can also be found in various bears such as Rufus and Ruby who both provide comfort and help fund a cure. Rufus and Ruby, the Bears with Diabetes , have come to symbolize hope and support for those children living with Type 1 Diabetes. Created by a loving mother, Carol Cramer, after her own son was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes. Rufus and Ruby have patches where insulin should be injected, hearts on their paws for glucose testing, and a Medic Alert bracelet Continue reading >>

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