The Unseen Cost of Healthcare Gaps
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by Pam Durant
4M ago
Your diabetes information hub, DiapointME. It’s that time of year again where I am getting a check-up. Pretty much every year I encounter a disheartening obstacle in this journey – my insurance’s refusal to cover one or more basic health marker tests that are quite common and necessary. This year, it’s the refusal of an A1c test, a fundamental marker […] The post The Unseen Cost of Healthcare Gaps appeared first on DiapointME ..read more
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The Human Touch in Healthcare: Why Coaching Skills Matter
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by Pam Durant
4M ago
Your diabetes information hub, DiapointME. Recently, I found myself in a thought-provoking discussion among fellow healthcare professionals about the indispensable need for physicians and healthcare providers to retain their humanity amidst the ever-evolving landscape of technology and automation.   It couldn’t have been more timely, especially considering my current focus on developing another diabetes coaching workshop tailored for physicians and […] The post The Human Touch in Healthcare: Why Coaching Skills Matter appeared first on DiapointME ..read more
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Sustainable Diabetes Care: The Hidden Costs (Part 1)
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by Pam Durant
7M ago
Your diabetes information hub, DiapointME. What Is Sustainable Diabetes Care?   The COP28, or the 28th UN Climate Change Conference, is currently happening in Dubai.   This year, COP had the first-ever climate-health ministerial.   Many health issues relate to climate change, but the last few days have had me thinking about sustainability in a diabetes context.   2 Ways […] The post Sustainable Diabetes Care: The Hidden Costs (Part 1) appeared first on DiapointME ..read more
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The Otherness of Diabetes: Overcoming Diabetes Stigma and Discrimination
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by Pam Durant
1y ago
Your diabetes information hub, DiapointME. Diabetes is a complex and chronic condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Yet, many individuals with diabetes experience discrimination, stigmatization, and otherness.   What Is Otherness? I was first introduced to the concept of “Otherness” about 15 years ago during one of my photography classes. “Othering” is a method of grouping people by their differences rather […] The post The Otherness of Diabetes: Overcoming Diabetes Stigma and Discrimination appeared first on DiapointME ..read more
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Bread And Diabetes Health
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by Pam Durant
2y ago
Your diabetes information hub, DiapointME. “Are we allowed to eat bread?” While we joke, it is a common question when it comes to carbs and health. Can I eat bread? Is bread healthy? And the answer is, it depends.   What Is In Your Bread?   If you have conditions like celiac, IBS or are gluten intolerant, we know that you […] The post Bread And Diabetes Health appeared first on DiapointME ..read more
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The Cost of Diabetes
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by Pam Durant
2y ago
Your diabetes information hub, DiapointME. Is Diabetes Expensive? You bet it is. Give Google a go at the “cost of diabetes” and there are numerous studies and infographics that confirm what those of us dealing with this condition already know: the cost of diabetes is high. If you have a child with Type 1, you can take the search further […] The post The Cost of Diabetes appeared first on DiapointME ..read more
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Diabetes Body Shaming – Type 2 Diabetes Is NOT A Punishment
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by Pam Durant
2y ago
Your diabetes information hub, DiapointME. I Encountered Diabetes Body Shaming And It Made Me Sick   Recently I encountered an instance of diabetes body shaming that left me angry and disgusted. I am still on the mailing list of my former gym. It’s a popular establishment here in Dubai. I don’t typically take the time to read their emails, but […] The post Diabetes Body Shaming – Type 2 Diabetes Is NOT A Punishment appeared first on DiapointME ..read more
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Diabetes and Kidney Health
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by Pam Durant
2y ago
Your diabetes information hub, DiapointME. Diabetes and Kidney Health – Important Information   If you have diabetes, or care for someone who does, there are some critical things to know about diabetes and kidney health. Firstly, you should get tested every year for kidney disease if you: have had Type 1 Diabetes for 5 years or more, or have Type […] The post Diabetes and Kidney Health appeared first on DiapointME ..read more
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Diabetes Foot Care
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by Pam Durant
2y ago
Your diabetes information hub, DiapointME. For people living with diabetes, foot care is so important. Daily foot care helps to prevent serious complications.   Diabetes and Nerve Damage in Feet People living with diabetes may have nerve damage that can take away the feeling in their feet. Blood flow to the feet may also be reduced, leading to slower healing […] The post Diabetes Foot Care appeared first on DiapointME ..read more
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Diabetes Movies: Recommended Films that Explore or Include Diabetes
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by Pam Durant
2y ago
Your diabetes information hub, DiapointME. How Reliable Are Movies as Information Sources for Diabetes? Diabetes movies can be inaccurate or out of date, whether they are documentaries or fiction. Films that touch on diabetes for entertainment can sometimes be cavalier in their approach to facts, and even dangerously misleading. You can find some examples of when movies and TV got […] The post Diabetes Movies: Recommended Films that Explore or Include Diabetes appeared first on DiapointME ..read more
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