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The order of food and blood glucose

The order of food and blood glucose

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 1 comment

Were you the kid who wanted your food separated and not touching on your plate? Did you have an order to how you ate, saving the veggies and meat for last? Two research studies suggest that the order in which you eat the food on your plate can affect your blood sugar levels. In an unique pilot study conducted in 2015, researchers tested what happens to...

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I Keep Getting Up At Night To Go to the Bathroom: Nocturia and Nocturnal Polyuria

I Keep Getting Up At Night To Go to the Bathroom: Nocturia and Nocturnal Polyuria

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Urinary incontinence | 3 comments

By Professor Steven Kaplan, MD “I never get a full night’s sleep…I’ve got to get up two or three times a night.” “As soon as I lie down, I feel like I need to GO!” “When it was just once a night, I could handle it.  Now it’s once every hour!” If any of these statements describe your experience,...

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Diabetes Burnout

Diabetes Burnout

Posted by on May 20, 2018 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 4 comments

“I just don’t think about my diabetes. It’s too complicated and I’m too busy.” “I’ve given up on carb counting and just eat whatever.” “If my blood sugar is out of range, I just don’t care.” “Family and friends don’t support me. ” “I feel hopeless.” If these...

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What’s For Dinner? Coping with Diabetes with Meal Makeovers

What’s For Dinner?  Coping with Diabetes with Meal Makeovers

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 1 comment

Looking for new ways to deal with what to serve yourself or your family is complicated by diabetes.  In Carbohydrates: Why We Love Carb Counting (and You Should Too!) and Be Confident! Face Carb Counting  Positively, we introduced carbohydrates and how to deal with them.  Today we are going to share an infographic from Diabetes Forecast: The Healthy...

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Over 13 Facts About Bones-Medivizor

Over 13 Facts About Bones-Medivizor

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

We don’t think about them but our bones give our bodies, our internal organs and our muscles, structure and protection.  Your skeleton is the birthplace of blood cells.  And it store minerals that are essential to life.   What Mom Never Told You About Osteoporosis! is a post that describes the composition of bones.  Here is a cross section of a...

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For the New Year: Get Support and Be Supportive

For the New Year: Get Support and Be Supportive

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Did you eat  a few too many cookies or sufganiyots over the holidays? New Year’s Resolutions If you are like most people, you gained a few pounds.  So, right before 2017 rolls in, you’re dreading the New Year’s resolutions you’ll have to make. A study in the journal Obesity can give you some direction in how to go about this...

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Holidays: Expectations, Coping Tips and Chronic Illness

Holidays: Expectations, Coping Tips and Chronic Illness

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

After November 1st, the retail world starts decorating and promoting Thanksgiving and the December holidays of Hanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve as well as other religious and secular hallmarks. If you celebrate Three Kings Day, the holidays may not end until after the 12th day of Christmas, January 6th. What if you don’t feel...

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Guest Post: Want a Peanut Butter Cookie? Gluten-free & Diabetes-Friendly Recipe

Guest Post:  Want a Peanut Butter Cookie?  Gluten-free & Diabetes-Friendly Recipe

Posted by on Oct 8, 2016 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

Sweets People with diabetes deal with many myths.  One of them is that sugar causes diabetes.  This is not true for Type 1 diabetes.  For those with Type 2 diabetes, obesity is a contributing factor to its development.  However, the calories that lead to obesity can come from any source.  The only link that research has confirmed with regards to sugar,...

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Gastroparesis Awareness: What is it? What causes it? Is there a cure?

Gastroparesis Awareness: What is it?  What causes it? Is there a cure?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Blog | 6 comments

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month. In February 2015, Medivizor received a guest post by Melissa Adams VanHouten sharing her journey with this disorder. Since then, Medivizor has tried to bring light to this disorder. There are a few articles on gastroparesis in the Medivizor library. These include Diabetic gastroparesis: what treatment options are...

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Diabetes and Innovation: Insulin Pump + CGM = Artificial Pancreas

Diabetes and Innovation: Insulin Pump + CGM = Artificial Pancreas

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 2 comments

E-health and mobile connectivity, coupled with powerful software, is hitting the diabetes community by storm.  It’s a whole new world out there in self-care for people with diabetes. Insulin Pumps Rather than giving yourself individual injections of insulin every time you need it, an insulin pump provides you with rapid or short acting insulin...

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What Do You Think About Clinical Trials?

What Do You Think About Clinical Trials?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Blog | 8 comments

Please take this short survey on Clinical Trials…then read on! Surveys on Perceptions of Clinical Trials If you are like most people, you may not have a very positive opinion of clinical trials.  At least that is what a recent survey conducted by MaPS/Millward Brown Analytic and Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSKCC) suggests.  Only 40% of those...

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