Latest Expert Articles

  • Easy appetizer: Queso Dip and Homemade Tortilla Chips
           At the grocery store, my son Solomon asked if we could buy some cheese dip for tortilla chips. I took one look at the ingredients (ewww!) and told him that it would probably be fun (not to mention healthier) to make our own snack or easy appetizer.It makes me so happy when my kids realize that we can easily make something ourselves with a few simple ingredients rather than buying more processed, and often expensive, versions ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
  • Metformin in People With Kidney Disease
    Just over one year ago here at Diabetes Flashpoints, we discussed the possibility that hundreds of thousands of people with both diabetes and kidney disease might benefit from taking the diabetes drug metformin. As we noted then, this drug has carried a “black box” warning on its label — mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — ever since it became available in the United States in 1994, due to concerns about lactic ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
  • Making a Living with Diabetes: Working from Home
    Diabetes can make working at a job harder. Maybe the answer is to have your work come to you. Might telecommuting or starting a home business meet your needs? On the Sitepoint.com website, Alyssa Gregory listed 27 advantages of working from home. She can take downtime when she wants, eat healthier food for less money, and wear comfortable clothes. She saves time, money, and stress by not having to commute. And, she says, “I don’t ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
  • New Joslin Diabetes CEO Taking a Measured Approach
    Dr. Peter Amenta took over as head of the legendary Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston on Oct. 5, 2015. Who is this guy, who so unexpectedly replaced former CEO John Brooks III?Dr. Amenta most recently served as professor of pathology and laborator ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
  • A Barbie Can that Can Change the World
    I realize that a doll is simply a reflection of what toy makers think parents will buy (and children will enjoy).... continue reading ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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