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A Culture of Obesity? Time to Walk the Walk


  By Sheri Colberg, PhD   In updating a chapter on exercise and diabetes for the American College of Sports Medicine, I came across a recently published article about the benefits of lifestyle modification for diabetes prevention. In this study by Djoussé and colleagues at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital …

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Low Carb Snack List

Introducing … the dLife Healthy, Low Carb Snack List! Snacks can be a double-edged sword for people with diabetes. They may help stave off hunger and overeating, while keeping blood sugar levels from dropping too low. But serious snack attacks can also derail your best efforts to eat healthy and manage …

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DiabetesIQ App


This mobile app is an innovative new way for patients to explore their knowledge of the forms, progression, treatment, and complications of diabetes. Users participate in quizzes with extensive feedback, comparing results with other contestants as they progress through multiple game levels by solving visual puzzles. They can also discover …

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Early Use of Insulin to Improve Beta Cell Preservation


By David Joffe, BSPharm, CDE; Steve Freed, BSPharm CPT; Brandon Flohr, PharmD, and Vanessa Cepero, PharmD, CVS Pharmacy Type 2 diabetes is a heterogeneous disorder, characterized by glucotoxicity, beta cell dysfunction and decreased insulin sensitivity. Presence of amyloid deposits in the islets and decreased beta cell mass are the pathological hallmark …

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