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August 26, 2016
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Furor Over A1c Test


Well maybe not so much a furor as a controversy. The question, bluntly put, is whether or not a single HbA1c reading should be sufficient and adequate to diagnose diabetes — and whether the conditions under which the test was conducted should have any bearing on the diagnostic or non-diagnostic value of the test. The lede from (READ MORE)

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Minds in the Shadow of Chronic Illness


Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us... (READ MORE)

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Still Counting: Thirty-Two and a Half


I am in desperate need of a nap. Between frequent bathroom trips and constant tossing and turning overnight, my sleep has dwindled. But what do you expect at almost 33 weeks pregnant? My whole body is tired these days though. Two weeks ago, a mix of severe lightheadedness and some weird blood pressure readings at home had my doctor send me to Labor & Delivery for a couple of hours of observation. My blood pressure was fine while at the hospital and I haven’t been checking as... (READ MORE)

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Healthcare Killed By Privacy Freaks


Consider a world in which everyone's health data is SO private that no individual, no healthcare professional, no medical textbook can be certain about the cause of a person's symptoms, or how best to treat them. Amidst a myriad of expensive, highly-targeted pharmaceuticals and devices, therapy is a hit-or-miss proposition — provided one is wealthy enough to be able to try one, if not all, of them. In many ways, that's the state of diabetes care today. And if... (READ MORE)

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Thirty-One


I have really been struggling lately. Emotionally, physically, everything. Everyone keeps telling me how exciting of a time this is, especially now that we’re into the single-digit weeks countdown. Everyone is so excited and happy. Every conversation is “when are you due?,” “boy or girl?,” “first baby?,” and endless talks of baby preparation. Everyone except me. I am struggling to be excited and happy. On Wednesday, I told my husband that all I needed was to lay in bed with him... (READ MORE)

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