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HS announcer uses diabetes as an excuse for dropping racial slur

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An Oklahoma basketball announcer who was caught on a hot mic calling members of an all-girl high school team the N-word for kneeling during the national anthem is now blaming the outburst on his diabetes. “I will state that I suffer Type 1 diabetes and during the game, my sugar was spiking,” the announcer, Matt Rowan, told TMZ Sports. Rowan claimed, “it is not unusual when my sugar spikes that I become disoriented and often say things that are not appropriate as well as hurtful.” The 44-year-old was caught using the profanity-laced slur during Thursday night’s playoff game between Norman […]

Halle Berry Has Followed Keto Diet for 30 Years, Helps With Diabetes

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Halle Berry has followed the keto diet for 30 years, and she told Insider it helped her manage her diabetes . Berry, now 54, was found to have diabetes at the age of 22, which she says kicked off her health journey. “It was a moment I’ll never forget,” she told Insider. “I had to respin the way I lived my life and have carried that with me ever since.” For Berry, that means following the high-fat, low-carb keto diet . “Because I’m diabetic, nutrition has been a big part of my life,” she said. “For the past almost 30 […]

Blood sugar chart: Target levels throughout the day

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Table of contents Blood sugar chart Guidelines Interpreting results Monitoring levels Doctors use blood sugar charts to set target goals and monitor diabetes treatment plans. Blood sugar charts also help those with diabetes assess and self-monitor blood sugar test results. Blood sugar chart Blood sugar charts act as a reference guide for blood sugar test results. As such, blood sugar charts are important tools for diabetes management. Keeping blood sugar levels in check often requires frequent at-home tests. Most diabetes treatment plans involve keeping blood sugar levels as close to normal or target goals as possible. This requires frequent at-home […]

I Found Out Too Late My Toddler Had Type 1 Diabetes—Now I’m Begging Parents to Screen Their Kids – Her View From Home

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Editor’s note: the following post originally appeared on the author’s Facebook page and discusses the death of a child. Here it is, the month I have been dreading for 11 months now. So I would like to take this time to reshare a post that is very important and very close to my heart. I know most of you have read it but take a moment to share it again. Last time it helped save the lives of 13 children. Let’s make it more. In the wee hours of March 22, 2018 it was like any other. I got off work […]

Advances In Diabetes Care Face Hurdles In Coverage, Access : Shots

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Pricking your fingers may someday be a thing of the past for diabetics as new technologies aim to make blood sugar regulation more convenient. Alden Chadwick/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alden Chadwick/Getty Images Pricking your fingers may someday be a thing of the past for diabetics as new technologies aim to make blood sugar regulation more convenient. Alden Chadwick/Getty Images For people with diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels in a normal range – not too high or too low – is a lifelong challenge. New technologies to ease the burden are emerging rapidly, but insurance reimbursement challenges, supply shortages, […]

Elsie’s Restaurant Offers Sandwiches on Pickle “Buns” for Those with Diabetes and Dietary Needs | The Diabetes Site News

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If you have diabetes, you’ve probably heard at least a few times in your life that you should be cutting back on carbs and sugar to avoid raising your blood glucose levels. Luckily, a low-carb diet trend is sweeping the nation, making it easier for people with diabetes and other dietary restrictions to get great-tasting foods that aren’t chock-full of the carbohydrates that send blood sugar levels soaring. Whether you’re just going with the low-carb flow or really trying to keep tabs on your diet’s impact on your diabetes or other health issues (like Celiac disease), pickle sandwiches may be […]

Pandemic adds extra challenge to those with diabetes – ABC7 Los Angeles

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An underlying health condition like diabetes can be far more difficult to manage during the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some tips. This content was originally published here.

On This day, January 11 1922: Insulin Was First Used to Treat Diabetes

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On Jan. 11, 1922 fourteen-year-old Leonard Thompson was injected with a pancreatic extract prepared by Dr. Frederick Banting, and medical student, Charles Best. from TheStar.com: Although his blood sugars went down a little, there was not a lot of change following Thompson’s initial injection, according to the University of Toronto’s heritage website. But biochemist Bert Collip, who had been working with Banting and Best in a lab provided by the university’s head physiologist, Prof. J.J.R.. Macleod, developed a method to refine the extract and daily injections of this extract started Jan. 23. Improvement was immediate and remarkable. The boy’s blood […]

‘She lived life her way’: Tragedy of Tasha, 20, who failed to take her diabetes medication

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To the outside world, Natasha Horne was a popular 20-year-old whose recent weight loss made her seem even more vibrant than usual. But behind the smiles lay a secret as, just months earlier, the Whale Hill girl had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Headstrong Natasha – known as Tasha – hardly told a soul. And, crucially, she refused to follow the medication rules which would have allowed her to live a full life with the condition. Tragically, less than a year after diagnosis, she has died after suffering a suspected diabetic coma. Now her heartbroken parents aim to ensure […]

2-Minute Detox Drink Helps You Burn Fat, Lower Blood Sugar

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Illnesses. Sometimes they’re easy to cure, other times not so much. That being said, having to deal with several health problems at the same time can be quite a challenge. But it’s doable. The following detox drink can cleanse and rid the body of toxins. It naturally helps you heal by speeding up your metabolism, burning extra fat, lowering blood pressure and most importantly, fighting diabetes. If you think that it is too good to be true, then try it out yourself and experience the positive results. Recipe for an Incredible Detox Drink: Ingredients: Cinnamon- 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar- 2 tablespoons Freshly Squeezed Lemon […]