We Lead

In the wake of a tiring adulthood, They innocently mistook for a disease, What the child in us believed, Was an inspiration that appeased.   They sought wisdom in expressing sorrow, Thought we’d already lost the battle to follow, Little did they know we sought the horizon, Beginning of a hard-earned victory was livened.   […]

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Ramadan and Type 1 Diabetes

More caution and perhaps more restraint are necessary in breaking a fast than in keeping it. ~Mahatma Gandhi You know what, I fasted (followed Rozas) for all 30 consecutive days during Ramadan last year! You may wonder why I’m bragging about it especially when millions of people around the world do it. But as a […]

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8 Diabetes-Friendly Tips for Handling the Summer Heat

There’s a lot to love about summer—warm weather, long days and all that outdoor time with loved ones. Unfortunately, the season also poses risks, especially if you have diabetes. All that sun, heat and humidity can cause dehydration, skin problems, heat exhaustion and spoil your medication.There’s a lot to love about summer—warm weather, long days […]

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What Is Type 2 Diabetes

In Type 2 diabetes, there are two main underlying reasons for high blood glucose: insulin resistance, a condition in which the body does not use insulin efficiently, and insufficient insulin secretion by the pancreas. People with Type 2 diabetes usually do not show signs of autoimmune disease. Type 2 diabetes usually develops in adults, but […]

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Fasting Plasma Glucose Test

A test that screens for diabetes by measuring the level of glucose in a person’s blood plasma after a period of fasting (not eating). The fasting plasma glucose test is given to nonpregnant adults who are at high risk for diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, these “high-risk” candidates for testing include everyone age […]

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What Is Prediabetes

A condition in which blood glucose levels are elevated, but not yet within the diabetic range. Prediabetes is also known as impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). The new term was inaugurated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in March 2002 to […]

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Handling Holiday Stress

‘Tis the season to be jolly? Jolly well sick of the holidays, perhaps. After decking the halls, braving the malls, and baking 12 dozen cookies she shouldn’t even eat, Janice, for one, is always too tired and cranky to enjoy the big day much. To make matters worse, the combination of too little rest and […]

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