Virta Health Publishes New Data on Low-carb Diet for Type 2 Diabetes – Diet Doctor

Virta Health’s ongoing very-low-carb intervention in people with type 2 diabetes continues to provide support for the effectiveness and durability of this way of eating. A year ago, we reported on the publication of their impressive two-year data findings in Frontiers in Endocrinology. Last month, Virta published new data from the study as a supplement in the Journal of the Endocrine Society: Journal of the Endocrine Society 2020: A continuous remote care intervention utilizing carbohydrate restriction including nutritional ketosis improves markers of metabolic risk and reduces diabetes medication use in…

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Your Guide to Protesting With Diabetes – Diabetes Daily

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. Editor’s Note: It is an extremely personal decision to protest, and Beyond Type 1 neither endorses nor opposes any person living with diabetes’ participation. This guide is to help those who choose to protest do so as safely as possible. Protesting is one of many ways to create change and is a right of all Americans under the First Amendment. But if you have diabetes, there are extra things to consider, particularly amidst COVID-19. Having diabetes – type 1 or…

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How to Safely Transition to Multiple Daily Injections (MDI) – Diabetes Daily

As the reality of living during a pandemic slowly starts to sink in, people are changing their expectations for what 2020 (and beyond!) looks like. Some people have delayed their weddings, or put plans for a baby on hold, and many people have lost their jobs. In the US, where health insurance is so intimately tied to employment, which also, unfortunately, means that many people are currently without health insurance and are quickly searching for a plan that will work for them. This is infinitely more complicated when you’re living…

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Using Smartphone Tracking to Identify Patients with Depression (ADA 2020) – Diabetes Daily

At the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 80th scientific sessions last week, Dr. Ashutosh Subharwal, Department Chair and Director of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, put together a compelling presentation that showed the benefits of using smartphone sensors to measure behavior-biology pathways and use those findings to assess, treat and improve healthcare outcomes for depressed patients living with diabetes. Scaleable Health Labs believes that there should be a bio-behavioral sensing layer to healthcare using simultaneous, non-invasive and accurate measures to provide clinicians with data to better help…

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The Lancet You Never Have to Change

Sponsored Post: Have you ever thought about upgrading your lancet system? I myself use the lancing device that my doctor ordered for me, and have never really thought twice about it. There are many different lancets with different features available, but for the most part it seems like they are all fundamentally similar products. I couldn’t say that I like my lancet – who likes anything about fingerpricks? But the lancet remains an unavoidable and vital part of daily diabetes management. With so much innovation in diabetes technology lately, is…

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Type 1 College Athlete Shares His Success Story – Diabetes Daily

It is refreshing to see so many people living with type one diabetes in the sports world. Billy Fredrick is another great athlete out there representing us on the baseball field. Billy received a full scholarship to UCSB (University of California, Santa Barbara), who was ranked 6th in the nation in baseball, despite living with diabetes since he was a child. Billy’s story is one of perseverance, commitment and talent and I thought it would be great to share his journey in the hopes it would inspire children to never…

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The Good, the Challenges, and Tips – Diabetes Daily

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. After a month of her daughter using Control-IQ, Katie Bacon reviews the pros and cons of the algorithm and shares her family’s tips and takeaways When the email came through in early April that our daughter, Bisi, could now download the software to run Control-IQ on her t:slim insulin pump, the timing seemed perfect. After all, our family was staying at home due to COVID-19, so we had plenty of time together to do the training and figure out the new system and how…

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New US Dietary Guidelines: More Controversial than Ever

It’s that time again: the United States Department of Agriculture will soon issue its new dietary guidelines, as it does every five years. These guidelines are controversial in the best of times, as advocates and lobbyists from every corner of the food and nutrition industries battle to get their say, and no one list of guidelines could possibly please all stakeholders. But they are important: the recommendations help set the menu for tens of millions of Americans, notably the kids attending public schools, and ultimately greatly inform the medical establishment’s…

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Improving the Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care for Patients with Diabetes (ADA 2020) – Diabetes Daily

At the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 80th scientific sessions, Dr. Robert Zimmerman MD, Vice-Chairman of Endocrinology and Director of Diabetes Center Cleveland Clinic, and his team discussed the importance of creating a smooth and seamless transition from pediatric to adult care. This time of transition is considered a high-risk time for patients living with diabetes. Diabetes aside, these patients are dealing with other life stressors that often emerge at this point in their life. Coming off their parent’s health insurance, going off to college or out in the workforce, and…

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Children’s Diabetes Foundation Continuous Glucose Monitoring Helps Young People with Type 1 Diabetes Achieve Better Glycemic Control

Study Highlights: Six-month clinical trial shows that continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) helps adolescents and young adults manage their type 1 diabetes more effectively, compared with daily use of blood glucose finger-stick test strips. CGM users saw significant reductions in their hemoglobin A1C levels and less time spent with severe high and low blood glucose levels.  BOSTON – (June 16, 2020) – Fewer than one in five adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes are successful in achieving the recommended 2019 A1C goal of below 7.5%, and the overwhelming majority…

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