June 30, 2014 ~ Ginger Vieira, Dealing with Diabetes Burnout

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Author of Your Diabetes Science Experiment and Emotional Eating with Diabetes, Ginger Vieira has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since early 2014. Today, she is an avid freelance writer and motivational speaker with a background as a certified cognitive coach, personal trainer, and Ashtanga yoga instructor specializing in coaching people with diabetes. She creates diabetes video blogs at her YouTube Channel and produces regular freelance content for various diabetes websites including DiabetesDaily.com and ASweetLife.org. In 2009 and 2010, Ginger set 15 records in drug-tested powerlifting with her best lifts including a 308 lb deadlift, 190 lb. bench press, and a 265 lb. squat. Today, she lives in Vermont with three dogs and her fella. Living-in-progress.com

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Listen to the latest broadcast of Diabetes Living Today®:  June 3o, 2014 ~ Ginger Vieira on Dealing with Diabetes Burnout.

 

February 7, 2012 Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will host their No Sugar Added®  “Open Forum.”

 

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February 7, 2012: Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

 


September 14, 2011 ~ Diabetes Living Today® talks to the South Jersey Chapter of the JDRF

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will interview Nanette Gerst and Melissa Stevens from the South Jersey Chapter of the JDRF.

Photo Above:  Kitty Castellini & Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr.

Melissa Stevens

Melissa Stevens is a Publications Coordinator Specialist for Lockheed Martin.  Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, she was an advertising Senior Account Manager with The Star Group.  She attended the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and, along with her father, Melissa co-founded Sweet Dreams Creamery ice cream parlor in 2001 in Ventnor, NJ.

Melissa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 17 during her freshman year at college. Her doctors initially diagnosed her with type 2 diabetes because of her age.  Once her doctors confirmed Melissa was a type 1 diabetic, they started her on insulin therapy and it’s been a battle of the blood sugars ever since.  As a teenager and young adult, it was difficult for Melissa to adapt to the new lifestyle she needed to live in order to keep her diabetes under control.  Eventually, she realized her constant high blood sugars were really taking a toll on her body.  She now uses an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor to help control her blood sugar levels.

Melissa became involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) South Jersey Chapter in 2010 and served on the Dream Gala Committee.  She is currently serving as the Outreach Chair for the chapter and has recently been nominated to be on the chapter’s Board of Directors.

Melissa resides in Cherry Hill, NJ with her husband Rob.

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September 14, 2011 ~ Diabetes Living Today® talks to the South Jersey Chapter of the JDRF

 

 

 

 

April 19, 2011 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

Diabetes Living Today® radio program, provides listeners with education, inspiration and motivation to live healthy and well with diabetes. Whether you have diabetes or know someone who does Diabetes Living Today® radio program offers experience, insight, education and tips to manage life with diabetes. Through interviews, including “World Class” Research Scientist, physicians and people living with diabetes, living well tips and questions from the listening audience, host Kitty Castellini and Endocrinologist Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr. are there every step of the way to offer guidance, advice, and most of all, support.

This week Kitty and Dr. Fallon will host their No Sugar Added®  “Open Forum.”


Photo Above: Kitty Castellini & Dr. Joseph J. Fallon, Jr.

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April 19, 2011 ~ Diabetes Living Today® ~ No Sugar Added® Open Forum

April 12, 2011 ~ Diabetic’s can now have their blood drawn without the poke and hope. Have your blood drawn in a breeze with AccuVein®

Katherine Thomas began her nursing career 16 years ago at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in CVICU. Following 8 years at Arkansas Children’s hospital, Katherine applied this nursing experience to work as a medical device educator and salesperson at Baxter Healthcare. Katherine then joined
Roche Diagnostics as a diabetes educator in the diabetic division. Katherine currently teaches clinicians to use the AccuVein AV300 vein illumination device, a product that helps makes venous access procedures more effective,
resulting in improved patient care and comfort.

 

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April 12, 2011 ~  Diabetic’s can now have their blood drawn without the poke and hope.  Have your blood drawn in a breeze with AccuVein®

Why Smoking Is Especially Bad If You Have Diabetes

Smoking is a health hazard for anyone, but for people with diabetes or a high risk of developing the disease, lighting up can contribute to serious health complications.

Researchers have long known that diabetes patients who smoke have higher blood sugar levels, making their disease more difficult to control and putting them at greater danger of developing complications such as blindness, nerve damage, kidney failure and heart problems. Now a new study offers the most definitive evidence why: the nicotine in cigarettes.

Xiao-Chuan Liu, a professor of chemistry at the California State Polytechnic University, presented results from his study of blood samples from diabetic smokers at the American Chemical Society national meeting and exposition. He found that nicotine, when added to human blood samples, raised levels of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) by as much as 34%.

Hemoglobin A1c — a combination of hemoglobin (which ferries oxygen) and glucose — is a standard indicator of blood sugar content in the body.

Doctors always knew smoking can make diabetes worse, but, Liu says, “now we know why. It’s the nicotine. This study also implies that if you are a smoker, and not diabetic, that your chances of developing diabetes is higher.”

The higher A1c levels rise in the blood, he says, the more likely it is that other protein complexes, which build up in various tissues of the body, from the eyes, heart and blood vessels, can form, leading to blockages in circulation and other complications.

But perhaps more importantly, the results also suggest that nicotine replacement products such as patches and nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes, aren’t a safe option for diabetes patients either. Because they still contain nicotine, these products are just as likely to boost A1c levels as cigarettes are. “In order to minimize your chances of developing diabetes or diabetic complications, you need to quit smoking,” says Liu. Even it means going cold turkey.