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MINIMED 670G hybrid closedloop insulin pump

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes (T1D). Five percent of people with diabetes have this form of the disease; it is usually first diagnosed in children and young adults, affecting their health and hampering their lifestyle. For those of us caring for these patients and trying to Read More

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A new year brings an opportunity to reflect on and reevaluate our lives. When you’re a registered dietitian/nutritionist, it’s also time to review food trends for 2017. That’s why I look forward to the annual “What’s Trending in Nutrition,” a survey from Pollock Communications based on interviews with thousands of registered dietitians. Here’s the survey’s Read More

Side by side picture of filing system in Soroti Uganda medical cliinic

Editors’ Note: This summer, four medical students and two research trainees from Albert Einstein College of Medicine traveled to Soroti, Uganda, to treat diabetes as part of Einstein’s Global Diabetes Institute. We are featuring a series of posts detailing their challenges and progress. In this post, second-year M.D. student Madelyn Klugman shares her experiences. The Read More

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Reading a March 30, 2016 article in the New York Times, “The Quiet Research That Led to a Resounding Success in Diabetes Prevention,” transported me back in time and place to an interview I did at the Fox News TV studio in New York City in August 2001. At the time, I served as the Read More

Recording diabetes information in Uganda using a test strip

Editors’ Note: This summer, six students from Albert Einstein College of Medicine have traveled to Soroti, Uganda, to treat diabetes as part of Einstein’s Global Diabetes Institute (GDI). During this period, we will run a series of posts detailing their challenges and progress. In this post, second-year M.D. student Jeannie Tran shares her thoughts about Read More

Young patient gets blood sugar tested

There are many reasons to pursue diabetes prevention—avoidance of the long-term vascular complications (blindness, renal failure, cardiovascular disease) and reduction in healthcare costs are frequently cited. And, of course, these are very important. But there’s another reason to prevent diabetes—the burden of living with diabetes, the day-to-day restrictions (dietary) and obligations (glucose testing, exercise, medications) Read More