Your Rights, One Voice: Jennifer and Allie’s Story

Allie, left, with her brother at Tour de Cure.

It was surreal. Unimaginable. I still remember my daughter Allie’s type 1 diabetes diagnosis like it was yesterday.

My name is Jennifer Holdgreve, and that day in May 2011 changed my life forever.

Allie was only 6 years old, and she exhibited all the signs of diabetes: frequent urination, nonstop exhaustion, drinking tons of water and losing weight. When my husband and I eventually took her to the doctor, it took him all of one minute to hear the symptoms, smell her breath and realize what was wrong. We were whisked away from Centreville, Maryland, to a hospital in Baltimore via pediatric transport. We spent days in the intensive care unit getting her blood glucose under control and learning about this disease and our daughter’s new world.

We were sent home trying to comprehend that we were now responsible for literally keeping Allie alive, in addition to the regular demands of day-to-day parenting. We realized that we also needed to i..

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: CGM Training May Improve Exercise Motivation

http://www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Jun-28_-2016_-10_54_03-PM.m4aCanadian researchers have recently found that continuous glucose monitoring can have a significant benefit on exercise motivation for people living with diabetes. The study was completed at the University of British Columbia, and participants were separated into two groups. …
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Sauteed Greek Chicken with Tomato, Olive, and Feta Topping

2 Text 550 Sauteed Greek Chicken Kalynskitchen

Sauteed Greek Chicken with Tomato, Olive, and Feta Topping is easy enough for a work-night meal, and it has all those Greek flavors you love. And this tasty chicken dish is low-carb, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet Phase One.
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This easy Sauteed Greek Chicken with Tomato, Olive, and Feta Topping is a delicious chicken dinner that you'll probably want to make over and over if you like these ingredients. The chicken has the same flavors that have made Very Greek Grilled Chicken one of the most popular recipes on the blog, and the tomato, olive, and Feta topping has the ingredients I love so much in Greek Salad.
Even if you don't plan ahead you can still make this chicken, letting it marinate for just an hour in the fridge. You can also start marinating the chicken early in the day (or even when you go to work in the morning) and then cook it that night. After the marinating time it's a quick meal; the c..

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Calling All App Developers – New ChallengeDiabetes App Contest

Diabetes can be a time consuming and expensive disease — and no one understands this better than the people who live with it.

In the United States, diabetes and prediabetes cost us a staggering $322 billion each year in direct medical expenses and reduced productivity. And studies have shown that people with diabetes spend 2.3 times more on their health each year compared to people without diabetes, making it one of the most costly conditions plaguing communities and straining health systems — not just here, but around the world.

People living with diabetes are at an increased risk of many serious health complications, such as blindness, kidney failure, hypertension, amputation and heart attack. It’s because of this that the day-to-day management of diabetes is so critical. The amount of information people living with diabetes need to keep track of can become overwhelming, from monitoring food intake, exercise and blood glucose levels to managing medication and doctors’ visits. There..

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Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Cheating Carbs With Cinnamon

We all know the damage that carbs can do to our bodies and it seems as if everything that tastes good to us is usually loaded with carbs; desserts, alcohol, pasta, they’re all loaded with carbs. I’ve learned through experimentation …
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25 Legends: Charlie Cole

This year marks the 25th anniversary of two American Diabetes Association® signature fundraising events—Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes® and Tour de Cure®.

Every dollar raised at these events supports people living with diabetes and funds our life-changing research and programs.

The “25 Legends” blog series highlights personal stories from some of the Association’s most dedicated walkers and riders who are affected by the disease.

Charlie Cole, third from left, with other Team Dignity members.

My name is Charlie Cole. If you, like me, have type 1 diabetes, you know how difficult it is to put life with the disease into words.

Three years ago, I started a new job at Service Corporation International in Houston, and my colleagues asked me to do just that during a Tour de Cure corporate team meeting. Although I was thrilled that the organization supported the American Diabetes Association, I was nervous about discussing my disease publicly.

I do not remember what came out of me when t..

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AskNadia: Does Penicillin Give You High Blood Sugars

Hello Nadia,

I had a gum infection, and my doctor gave me penicillin shots and pills. After getting the medication administered, my blood sugars have been high. Is this because of the antibiotic?

Sam

Dear Sam,

People with diabetes are …
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Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle Solution: Recent Research 8/15

This crossword puzzle was inspired by this week’s news and podcast reports. Play along with us to test your knowledge and comprehension on topics we post Monday-Friday.

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Roasted Summer Squash with Lemon, Mint, and Feta

1 Text 550 Roasted Summer Squash Lemon Mint Feta Kalynskitchen

Summer squash is roasted with lemon and mint and tossed with Feta cheese for this delicious Roasted Summer Squash with Lemon, Mint, and Feta, and this tasty dish is low-carb, gluten-free, South Beach Diet friendly, and perfect for Meatless Monday!
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Mint is a perennial herb that lots of gardeners love to hate, but I've been a mint fan for many years now and I even shared my ideas for Cooking with Fresh Mint in a post a few years back. Two things I know about growing mint: (1) Be sure it's planted in a spot where it's completely contained by some kind of barrier or it will take over everything in its path! (2) Mint is very hardy, and if you have mint growing you're probably searching for ways to use it by mid summer.
And at my house we're still looking for ways to use the zucchini that keeps showing up in the garden as well, so this Roasted Summer Squash with Lemon, Mint, and Feta seems like a perfect..

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Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle: Recent Research 8/15

This crossword puzzle was inspired by this week’s news and podcast reports. Play along with us to test your knowledge and comprehension on topics we post Monday-Friday.

Please click the link below to download this week’s Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle:…
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