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Diabetes Developments - A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa
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New dHealth Monitoring Tool

January 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

The brand new dHealth Network really does make health management easy, as it claims. I know because I have been helping them to test it for the past two months. [Read more →]

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GlucoCom Telemonitoring

November 17th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Ever since I saw the preview of the GlucoCom Telemonitoring System at the American Diabetes Association’s annual meeting in June, I have been trying to get my hands on one. This morning I finally succeeded, and it was worth the wait. [Read more →]

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The A1C Meter

September 18th, 2006 · 3 Comments

Soon we will be able to test our A1C at home again. Right now if you want to track your A1C, you will need to go to your doctor’s office or a lab that your doctor sends you to or mail in one of the test kits. [Read more →]

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Testing Cholesterol and Glucose

September 9th, 2006 · 1 Comment

My recent review of the Duo-Care for testing both blood pressure and blood glucose got me thinking.

I wasn’t thrilled with that combination. But many of us with diabetes have high cholesterol. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a meter that tests both blood glucose and cholesterol? [Read more →]

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Byetta is Back

August 17th, 2006 · No Comments

Whenever I wrote about my success with Byetta lately, I felt guilty. Byetta has made it possible for me to lose a lot of weight and to control my blood glucose. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Medication

Controlling Nausea on Byetta

August 8th, 2006 · 7 Comments

Before Byetta became available, most of the so-called experts thought that its biggest problem would be that it has to be taken by injection. But for almost all users it’s no problem, probably because it is much less painful than the fingersticks to test our blood glucose. [Read more →]

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The Fructose Puzzle

July 14th, 2006 · No Comments

Fructose is a strange sugar. It is the sweetest natural sugar, yet it has the lowest glycemic index of any sugar. Nutritionists often recommend that people with diabetes use fructose. [Read more →]

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Living the Good Life with Diabetes

July 5th, 2006 · 1 Comment

To live a good life with diabetes has to mean first that we control our blood glucose. But it also means enjoying the good things in life. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Psychosocial

Eating to Lose Weight

July 5th, 2006 · 1 Comment

A presentation on June 10 at the 66th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in Washington, D.C., finally proved that you can lose weight by eating. [Read more →]

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Duo Care of Diabetes and Hypertension

June 30th, 2006 · No Comments

About 73 percent of adults with diabetes also have hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure (For more information, see this factsheet from the National Institutes of Health). So why haven’t the medical device manufacturers made something that can test our blood glucose and blood pressure in the same meter? [Read more →]

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