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Diabetes Education

Why Are We Ignoring Diabetes Education?

Riva Greenberg | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Diabetes is a self-managed condition. That means the person with diabetes must take care of it each and every day --- and know how to do so. There's ...

Diabetes' Unspoken Threat, Hypoglycemia

Riva Greenberg | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

If I hadn't had the maple syrup, that more than 200-point drop could have killed me. Until my blood sugar stabilized within normal range, I watched it on my CGM and checked it on my meter every half hour.

Corruption and Culture Increase Diabetes Deaths in India

Riva Greenberg | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

When I returned from Bangalore earlier this year, having worked with health professionals at a diabetes clinic for the poor, I expected to write about...

What Happens When Doctors Go Too Slow

Riva Greenberg | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Yet unlike medical errors, clinical inertia goes mostly unreported and under the radar. That's why it's up to you to be mindful whether your provider is providing treatment and recommendations in your best interest.

Small Diabetes Organization AYUDA Teaches Self-Care and Social Change

Riva Greenberg | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

AYUDA is different than other humanitarian diabetes organizations, and I am fascinated by its proposition. First, it brings diabetes education and human resource support, not medical supplies, to local diabetes communities in need.

Hope Stirs As Diabetes Threat Mounts

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

Today, on World Diabetes Day, there is good news: Type 2 diabetes is preventable, and we can stop it from affecting even more around the world. The answer is as clear as the potential toll is severe -- health education.

Dr. Ann Albright Is Translating Diabetes Research Into Health

Riva Greenberg | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Last year Dr. Ann Albright was the closing speaker at Diabetes Sister's "Weekend for Women." Albright is the director of the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Health Coaching: The Power Of A High Five

Ilaina Edison | Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Ilaina Edison

"Health coaching" is a shift in approach from more prescriptive nursing and towards supporting patients in identifying and achieving their own goals.

Brandy Barnes' Community Of Women With Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact
Riva Greenberg

Brandy Barnes is the founder of Diabetes Sisters, a website solely devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating for, women with diabetes.

How Much Would You Be Willing to Pay for Diabetes Classes?

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 12.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

Receiving diabetes education soon after diagnosis is of the utmost importance. I tell people in class that I cannot imagine successfully managing diabetes without attending a comprehensive diabetes class.

Can a "Health" System Kill a Country?

Chris Norwood | Posted 07.17.2011 | New York
Chris Norwood

The nation could achieve marked degrees of improved health and jolt employment in its collapsed communities by having local community groups train local residents as health educators.

A New Kind Of Diabetes Education

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.30.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

This year Gary Scheiner, who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 25 years, opened the first online university for people with diabetes.

Managing Diabetes: Body, Mind and Spirit

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

Many people aren't educated about food, nutrition and healthy eating, particularly if they were raised, as so many African Americans are, on traditional Southern cooking.

"Mr. Divabetic" Puts Glitz and Glam Into Diabetes Education

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

The world doesn't need one more person working on rock and roll. We need a rock and roll approach to diabetes.