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Diabetes Developments - A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa
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Accu-Chek Smart Pix Device Reader

September 15th, 2007 · 3 Comments

At the Children with Diabetes convention at DisneyWorld in July Dr. Irl Hirsch announced that a new Accu-Chek device is the first good way that we have to measure glycemic variability, because it incorporates new low and high blood glucose indices. It’s a big step forward, but the product’s developer tells me that what it offers is something else. [Read more →]

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Glycemic Variability

July 22nd, 2007 · 4 Comments

Now I know why so many diabetes specialists hold Irl Hirsch in such high esteem. Dr. Hirsch knows diabetes. He is an endocrinologist who has had diabetes since he was 6 years old. He is also a professor at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle and directs its Diabetes Care Center. [Read more →]

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Day 2 ADA Chicago: A1C

June 24th, 2007 · No Comments

The high point of the second day of the American Diabetes Association convention in Chicago has been not something I learned about diabetes in general. It is instead what I learned about myself. [Read more →]

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Exercise and Diabetes

November 29th, 2006 · No Comments

As winter sets in and as the season of gluttony arrives, three studies in November issues of scientific journals appropriately focus on the benefits of exercise. It’s none too soon for me since I haven’t hit the trail for two weeks. [Read more →]

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Sleep Away Blood Glucose

September 26th, 2006 · No Comments

We don’t know yet if not getting enough sleep causes high blood glucose or if high blood glucose causes us not to get enough sleep. But a new study shows for the first time that too little or poor sleep does go along with higher A1C levels. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Complications

What’s so Hard about the Glycemic Index?

August 27th, 2006 · No Comments

When I learned about the glycemic index right after I got my diabetes diagnosis a dozen years ago, it seemed so logical. It still seems to me that it is the most logical and sensible way for people with diabetes to eat.

That’s why I have such a hard time understanding why so many people think that it is hard to follow. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Food

The GlycoMark Test

June 15th, 2006 · No Comments

The technical name of the new test for blood glucose control will never be a big hit. But the test itself is the next big thing in diabetes. [Read more →]

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The Excursions You Don’t Want To Take

February 13th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Continuous sensors will change everything for people with diabetes. That’s the view of some top diabetologists who met in Washington, D.C., on December 19. [Read more →]

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