Weight Management During the Holidays | Integrated Diabetes Services

So, why is the holiday season so challenging? There are a variety of factors including an increased number of social gatherings with high-calorie food and drinks. This brings a change in the usual social environment making weight management more difficult. There can also be added stress of trying to prepare for the holidays and can … Read more

Joydays Cookies: Life’s Sweeter Without the Spikes! | Integrated Diabetes Services

It’s not often that we get excited about specialty foods that are formulated specifically for people with diabetes. But we were pleasantly surprised by Joydays cookies.  Joydays is a startup company offering low-glycemic snacks based on feedback from chefs, dietitians, and Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. Their first line of products (cookies in a … Read more

Mail-order from Canada Offers a Solution to High Insulin Prices | Integrated Diabetes Services

A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that about one out of five insulin users is forced to ration their insulin due to costs.  This includes people with and without health insurance.  For those without insurance, as well as those with insurance, insulin can wind up costing hundreds, if not thousands, … Read more

Who are you speaking up for in our diabetes community? | Integrated Diabetes Services

The struggles of people with diabetes have increased in visibility in recent years. This has a lot do to with people with diabetes being vocal and making ourselves seen. But it has much more to do with people who don’t have diabetes speaking up for us as well. You see, we are a minority in … Read more

IDS Diabetes Survey: November 2022 | Integrated Diabetes Services

IDS Monthly Survey: November 2022 LAST MONTH’S SURVEY QUESTION: In last month’s edition of Diabetes Bites, we asked for your opinion on the use of dietary supplements.  Here’s how you responded: 11%   I think they are a complete waste of money 10%   I take them, but have serious doubts about their effectiveness 37% … Read more

Diabetes Trivia Question: November 2022 | Integrated Diabetes Services

TRIVIA TIME! Last month we asked how many calories a 150-pound (68 kg) person burns by raking leaves for an hour.  Congratulations to Susan Schiller, a T1-pumper in Israel, for coming closest to the correct answer (she estimated 224 calories). ANSWER:Of course, this can vary based on the speed/intensity of the raking, but my official … Read more

Weigh To Be You and the Holidays Too! | Integrated Diabetes Services

Start your holidays off with a Diabetes Wellness Consultation & Comprehensive Weight Management Coaching session! The holiday season is upon us. Time for food, fun, and festivities. If you are trying to lose weight, there is no need to hold out for a new year’s resolution. Instead, why not start now? Weigh To Be You … Read more

How Does It Hurt? | Integrated Diabetes Services

How Does It Hurt?  – Sam Tullman, MPH In my previous article, I mentioned three things that come up in our experience when we go to meditate, three things that are so central to our experience living with Diabetes: dissatisfaction (traditionally translated from ancient languages as “suffering”), the constancy of change (impermanence), and our interconnection … Read more