Diabetes

Beware of Weight Loss Promises That Can Cause Damage to Your Diabetes Management

Beware of Weight Loss Promises That Can Cause Damage to Your Diabetes Management

Where is the Soup Maker Now?  So its that time of the year again, when for the majority of people, all that commitment & enthusiasm for losing weight on January 1st has disappeared. The fancy new lunch box with 20 compartments is now under the car seat with empty bags of Taytos. The soup maker […]

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Type 2 Diabetes One day Course – March 7th 2015, Bandon, West Cork

This one day course is designed to give participants a comprehensive approach in self-managing your diabetes, by covering ALL aspects needed to self-manage with confidence and effectively. Set in scenic West Cork, in a peaceful rural setting, facilitated by Helena Farrell RGN, MSc, this day will offer individuals time to explore aspects of their diabetes […]

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Putting Some Perspective on The Madness of Blood Glucose Levels: Understanding Pattern Management in Diabetes

  Perspective & Clarity Coaching a person with diabetes through Pattern Management is basically putting a bit of perspective and clarity back into the madness of fluctuating blood sugar levels. It looks at the bigger picture and not just a series of snapshots. Pattern Management is defined as a review of blood glucose (BG) readings in […]

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Could vitamin A deficiency be a cause of type 2 diabetes?

A new study published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry claims to have identified a potential driver of type 2 diabetes: vitamin A deficiency. The researchers, from the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY, say their findings may lead to new treatments for the condition. According to senior author Dr. Lorraine Gudas – […]

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Are Older Adults Being Over treated for Diabetes?

Older adults are not the same as younger patients. You’d think this was obvious, yet doctors often use a one-size-fits-all approach to prescribing treatment that can put their older patients at risk. The latest example of this: another study showing that patients 65 or older with diabetes may be over treated by doctors who too aggressively […]

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