Archive for the 'Diabetes' Category

Personal Experience with Diabetes in Pregnancy

Going through a pregnancy complicated with diabetes was one of the most difficult times in my life, but also one of the most rewarding. When I became pregnant over 27 years ago, the area of diabetes in pregnancy was in its infancy. I was one of the first women to use glucose monitoring to insure […]

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Gestational Diabetes

Receiving the diagnosis of gestational diabetes can be upsetting for the mother to be.  Not only does the mother fear the risk to her own health, but also for the baby. Gestational diabetes is generally diagnosed during the second or third trimester of pregnancy. In some instances, it can be diagnosed in the first trimester.  […]

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Walnuts may reduce risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Recent studies have shown women who ate a 1 ounce portion of nuts five or more times a week had a decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who rarely or never consumed nuts.  This is due to the high omega-3 polyunsaturated content of nuts such as walnuts, almonds, and pecans.  Walnuts, in particular, have […]

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Remembering to test: Just like flossing!

So many times patients say they don’t mind testing they just can’t seem to remember to do it. It reminds me of the question I get asked at each dental visit, “Are you remembering to floss?”  Like testing, it isn’t the process of flossing that prevents me from doing it regularly, it is remembering that’s […]

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Women with Diabetes at Greater Risk of Coronary Incidents

Women with Diabetes at Greater Risk for Coronary Heart Disease The British Medical Journal 2006:332(7533):73-8. reported that women with diabetes have a 50% greater risk of death due to coronary heart disease than men with diabetes. Researchers examined the incidence of death from CHD associated with diabetes. In patients with diabetes, the risk of fatal […]

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

Diabetics Ahead on New Diet Guidelines

Are individuals with diabetes way ahead of the game when it comes to their daily diet? The new 2005 dietary guidelines for Americans by the United States Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services were recently published. The guidelines encourage us to take responsibility for our health by promoting a healthy diet and an […]

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

Diabetes Control Improves

The Annals of Internal Medicine, April 4, 2006/Volume 144, Issue 7, Pages 1-12 reported improvements in Diabetes Care from 1988-1994 and 1999-2002. Information was obtained from 2 national surveys. These included the National health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted between 1988-1994 and a second conducted between 1999-2002. Patients also conducted a second survey about health […]

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Registered Dietitians/Certified Diabetes Educators are Important

Research from the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial stated that individuals with diabetes found that the most difficult aspect of diabetes care to be DIET. For this reason, the registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator (RD/CDE) is a crucial member of the health care team helping you manage your diabetes. The RD/CDE, will help you create a […]

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006