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3 Biggest Myths About Sugar and Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is a complicated disease. Put simply, it is a chronic and potentially dangerous condition that develops when the body loses its ability to process glucose, or sugar. But what causes it, what can prevent it and what can be done to manage it? That’s where things can get confusing. “While it’s true … Continued

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New Diabetes Guidelines: New Focus on Weight Loss, Sleep and Continuous Glucose Monitors

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) released guidance this week outlining new standards for diabetes care. Though the guidance is updated annually, this year’s tweaks are more extensive than usual and include stricter recommendations related to medications, new technologies, weight control, and modifiable lifestyle factors like sleep and exercise. The guidance also aims to improve health inequities by screening at-risk … Continued

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Registered Dietician Offers 3 Essential Halloween Tips for Parents

Halloween is designed to terrify us. The ghouls! The goblins! The attempts to teach children about portion control while they’re holding pillowcases stuffed with candy! Thankfully, Meghan Gonzalez, R.D., C.D.C.E.S, a Hoag Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist is here to allay parents’ fears of the things that go bump (and crinkle, … Continued

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4 Reasons Why Weight Loss Can Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Today, nearly 42% of American adults struggle with obesity putting them at higher risk of developing more than 13 types of cancer, including some breast cancers, colon cancer, endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Here are four reasons why weight loss can reduce your risk of cancer: Losing weight may decrease hormone levels such as insulin … Continued

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Hoag Names Director for New Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Program

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced that bariatric surgery specialist Adrian Dobrowolsky, M.D., will be director of Hoag’s new Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Program. With Dr. Dobrowolsky as surgical director, patients will benefit from the expertise he has developed performing hundreds of minimally invasive bariatric surgeries throughout his career, including during his fellowship at Keck Medicine … Continued

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Diabetes Care

FDA Approves New Interoperable Insulin Dosing 'Controller'

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first interoperable insulin dosing “controller” software that connects enabled insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, adding a new step toward fully automated insulin delivery. The Tandem Diabetes Care Control-IQ Technology connects to an “alternate controller-enabled” insulin pump, aka “ACE pump,” and an “integrated continuous glucose … Continued

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Gestational Diabetes Education Participation Superior in Hispanic Women

In a cohort of women with gestational diabetes, the participation rate in gestational diabetes education programs was highest for those with Hispanic ethnicity, those who had at least a bachelor’s degree and those who had gestational diabetes during a prior pregnancy, according to findings presented at the American Association of Diabetes Educators annual meeting. “Optimal … Continued

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Diabetes Center

Telehealth Supports Gestational Diabetes Education Engagement

Telehealth can provide an attractive alternative to in-person educational and psychosocial support for women with gestational diabetes, according to a presenter at the American Diabetes Association 79th Scientific Sessions. Women who attended telehealth sessions for gestational diabetes education reported similar gestational diabetes-related knowledge and satisfaction with care as women who received standard in-person care, but … Continued

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Diabetes Care

Hoag First in OC to Offer Long-Term Implantable Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has become the first hospital in Orange County to offer a new state-of-the art sensor technology that monitors glucose values in adults with diabetes. Available to patients at the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag, the Eversense Continuous Glucose Monitoring System is the world’s first FDA-approved, long-term implantable glucose … Continued

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How Technology Removes the Pain Point from Diabetes Management

There is a wealth of information about your health circulating in your blood. For people with diabetes, accessing that information can be a matter of life or death. For nearly 30 years, the prevailing technology for checking the blood sugars of someone with diabetes has been the fingerstick. People with diabetes are often asked to … Continued

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