Children and Diabetes

The current initiative of the International Diabetes Federation (a worldwide alliance of some 200 diabetic associations in more than 160 countries) is Children and Diabetes: Diabetes is one of the … [Read more...]

Spotlight on Diabetes Products

New diabetic products are always fun to check out! OneTouch UltraMini Meters! Now with dataport for downloading capability! Introducing the new OneTouch® UltraMini™ Blood Glucose Meter! … [Read more...]

See You in Cyber Space

Today marks my last day at Battling Diabetes. I have some new adventures that are waiting for me! First–many thanks to Hart, the DUDE, and to the other bloggers at the Hart Empire for making this … [Read more...]

See You in Cyber Space

Today marks my last day at Battling Cancer. I have some new adventures that are waiting for me! First--many thanks to Hart, the DUDE, and to the other bloggers at the Hart Empire for making this … [Read more...]

More Than Pink, Breast Cancer Update

The month of October is moving to a close, but there are still more pink events out there and an amazing outpouring of pink support for breast cancer! Let's take a quick look at what's going on in … [Read more...]

Think Before You Pink

With the growing popularity of pink products for the month of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month; have you ever wondered if everything is as pink as it appears? I found a very thought … [Read more...]

DexCom STS Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

In 2006 the FDA approved the DexCom STS Continuing Glucose Monitoring System for monitoring the blood glucose levels of diabetics over the age of 18. Per the FDA guidelines, this prescription … [Read more...]

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Today is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. What exactly is metastatic breast cancer? It is when the cancer that originated in the breast spreads to other parts of the body. While … [Read more...]

The Advanced Breast Cancer Community

I'm excited to share about A NEW ONLINE COMMUNITY whose mission is to empower women living with metastatic breast cancer and help them make the best personal decisions about treatment, support … [Read more...]

Trick or Treat?

The only trick to Halloween is how you are going to decipher manufacturer labels on candy products to make smart diabetes lifestyle choices. When it comes to nutrition I'm constantly learning, just … [Read more...]

Cancer in the News

Here's the what is going on in cancer news and events around the globe! Strike Out Breast Cancer located in San Francisco, CA, is celebrating TEN years. Join them on October 20th as they do it … [Read more...]

Diabetes Clinical Trial Update

Before we review what's going on in diabetes clinical trials let's review the basics of clinical trials for our new readers. What is a clinical trial? A clinical trial is scientific research … [Read more...]

Think Pink For October

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From the American Cancer Society: Breast cancer life time risk is about to 1 in 8 (about 12%). In 2008, an estimated 182,460 new cases … [Read more...]

Young Voices: Life With Diabetes

Check this out: Young Voices Unite, national online video campaign, is inviting people affected by type 1 diabetes to submit a 1-minute video message with 1) their personal story and 2) how our … [Read more...]

No more excuses. No more lung cancer

These are the the promises of the Lung Cancer Alliance, the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to patient support and advocacy for people living with lung cancer and people at … [Read more...]

An Anticancer Diet

Battling Cancer is fortunate to have another excellent guest post by David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD, author of Anticancer: A New Way of Life. I am happy to forward any of your comments or … [Read more...]


Diabetophobia or fear of diabetes. What exactly is a phobia? From "a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling … [Read more...]

Cancer Apparel and other thoughts…

So what's your take on cancer apparel? I've got mixed opinions on the topic. This blog is, after all, called Battling Cancer, so obviously I concur with the philosophy that often dealing with any … [Read more...]

Worth Repeating: No Such Thing as a Safe Tan

Last week headlines across the globe shared the same note on the notion of safe tanning. All headlines seemed to agree. There is no guarantee that indoor tanning is safe. From WebMD, September … [Read more...]

Tea for Two

Let's talk tea. I'm basically a java girl but I keep plenty of tea around for those tea occasions. Ginger tea after meals to aide digestion, green tea in the evening, and of course chamomile … [Read more...]

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