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Aug 27, 2020

Mental Health, COVID-19 and Diabetes

By Roberta Kleinman|2020-08-27T10:54:07-04:00Updated: August 27th, 2020|Diabetes Management, General Information, Health & Wellness|0 Comments

As early as the 17th century, medical professionals have, “hypothesized a link between diabetes and a low mood.” Current research has shown a relevant relationship between diabetes and mental health issues. Your mental health can deteriorate even more rapidly during times of intense and long-lasting stress. Enter the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Before the virus, “up […]

Jan 27, 2020

Diabetes Burnout: Is It Real?

By Roberta Kleinman|2020-01-27T11:08:26-05:00Updated: January 27th, 2020|Diabetes Management, General Information|0 Comments

Living with diabetes is a lifelong commitment and can easily lead to “diabetes burnout”. It is more common in type 1 diabetes since the diagnosis often presents at an earlier age. Taking daily insulin shots makes the diabetes challenge even more difficult. A new, small study confirms this already known and frequently discussed condition. “Diabetes Burnout” […]

Aug 19, 2019

Will a Cardiometabolic Specialty Become a Reality or Not?

By Roberta Kleinman|2019-08-20T09:13:48-04:00Updated: August 19th, 2019|General Information, Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Diabetes continues to be a, “high over-all death burden” even in the year 2019. It is a serious, chronic disease, with 65% of deaths attributed to cardiovascular disease; there is an elevated risk for heart attacks, heart failure 2-5 times more, strokes and other related cardiac complications. The prevalence of obesity remains on the rise, with […]

Jul 30, 2019

Diabulimia: A Type 1 Diabetes Eating Disorder

By Roberta Kleinman|2019-08-01T09:03:38-04:00Updated: July 30th, 2019|Diabetes Management, General Information, Health & Wellness, Type 1|0 Comments

Diabulimia is an eating disorder that continues to grow among adolescents, teens and young adults, who have type 1 diabetes. Diabulimia is when type 1 patients deliberately restrict their insulin to lose weight; the reduction or omission of insulin eventually causes out of control blood sugars and multiple diabetes complications. Renaming happened in 2008 to several […]

Jul 25, 2019

Being Ready for the Hurricane Season with Diabetes

By ADW Diabetes|2019-07-25T13:49:02-04:00Updated: July 25th, 2019|General Information|0 Comments

Hurricanes, also known as cyclones or typhoons in other parts of the world, is overwhelming, especially when you have diabetes; with diabetes, you have added challenges to consider during natural disasters. Hurricanes consist of heavy rains, swirling winds, storm surges, floodwaters and possible loss of power. It is crucial for you to have your diabetes supplies, […]

Apr 12, 2019

What to Do When You Can’t Afford Your Diabetes Medication or Supplies

By Roberta Kleinman|2019-04-12T10:21:08-04:00Updated: April 12th, 2019|Diabetes Management, General Information|6 Comments

In today’s demanding economic times, it may be difficult to manage the cost of ongoing diabetes care. The average person diagnosed with diabetes will spend $16,752.00 per year on medical costs; 60% of that is spent on treatment. The person with diabetes has 2.3 times greater health care expenses yearly, compared to someone without diabetes. Whether […]

Mar 29, 2019

ER, Clinic or Urgent Care – Which One is Best?

By Roberta Kleinman|2019-03-29T13:36:12-04:00Updated: March 29th, 2019|Complications, General Information, Newsletters|4 Comments

A few years ago, on a four-day weekend, we were lucky enough to head down to the Florida Keys for a little rest and relaxation. After arriving late at night, we planned our next day events which included plenty of water activities and sunshine. Unfortunately, I woke up with left-sided facial swelling accompanied by severe pain […]

Aug 9, 2018

Seasonal Disasters and Diabetes Management

By Roberta Kleinman|2018-08-10T10:50:17-04:00Updated: August 9th, 2018|Diabetes Management, General Information, Newsletters|0 Comments

Whether dealing with a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, ice storm/blizzard, volcano, wild fire or other disastrous event can be stressful for the average person. A natural disaster may affect your shelter, food supply, power supply, or road closures. When you toss diabetes into the mix, it can make it even more complicated.

Any natural disaster can have a […]

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