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I'm the web developer for these blogs. I'll talk about technical issues with the blogs and forums, and point out whatever other cool things on the web I run across regarding diabetes.


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Season's Greetings - Dec 23
Dear Diabetes1 Community, We wish you happy holidays and a happy new year! "We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be ...
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Calculating BMI... - Aug 04
Slate.com recently published an article discussing the outdated use of the Body Mass Index (BMI) test as a measure for obesity.  The inexpensive and ease with which the BMI ...
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New feature on Diabetes1! - Jul 17
Check out our latest feature on the diabetes1.org community site, twitter feeds!  This new feature allows you to follow the latest tweets about diabetes treatment from ...
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New Blood Glucose Monitors on Handheld Monitor Product Comparison Tool - Jul 09
Blood glucose monitoring is an essential part of life for people with diabetes. A good or bad blood glucose monitor can have a significant impact on the daily routine of ...
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Integrated Login: NEW! - Jun 03
With our new integrated login you have the ability to login to our community directly from  the Diabetes1 site.  Conveniently located on all of the Diabetes1 ...
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Season's Greetings
Posted: Dec 23, 2009 8:46:07 1 Comment.
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  • Dear Diabetes1 Community,

    We wish you happy holidays and a happy new year!

    "We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives, not looking for flaws, but for potential. "  (Ellen Goodman) source

    In good health,

    The Diabetes1.org Team

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    Calculating BMI...
    Posted: Aug 4, 2009 15:48:54 1 Comment.
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  • Slate.com recently published an article discussing the outdated use of the Body Mass Index (BMI) test as a measure for obesity.  The inexpensive and ease with which the BMI can be calculated has contributed to the growth and popularity of this measure amongst researchers and doctors.  Unfortunately, though it has become common knowledge that the BMI test as a measure of body fat percentage over-simplifies how and what it means to be healthy, few doctors are willing to give it up.  Calculated by taking a person’s weight (measured in kilograms) and dividing it by the squared value of your height (measured in meters), the BMI test makes assumptions about your health based purely on your height and weight.  Though it is important to calculate and be aware of your body fat percentage, the current equation used to calculate BMI is too simple.  It provides a rather inaccurate representation of a person’s health.  More than height and weight, there is a plethora of other characteristics (such as gender, race, distribution of body fat, etc.) which contribute to your health.

    Instead, the article calls for the use of alternative and more accurate ways of calculating body fat percentage, suggesting the incorporation of waist circumference measurements as a “supplement to, or replacement for, the body mass index”.  This is where our Advanced BMI Calculator comes into play.  Unlike the traditional BMI test, our Advanced BMI Calculator tool (which can be found in our Care Tools section) provides you with two important numbers when reflecting upon your weight; your BMI and Waist-Hip Ratio (WHP).  The two numbers calculated reflect the estimated impact of a person’s present weight and the shape of their overall health. 

     How does this BMI calculator differ from others?

    Simply put, it takes gender and body fat distribution into consideration when calculating how your weight affects your health, rather than just your height.  This provides a more comprehensive overview of your weight and health. 

     What is the significance of the WHP?

    WHP indicates weight distribution, commonly referred to as body shape, which plays a role in a person’s health. 

     

    If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected]

    New feature on Diabetes1!
    Posted: Jul 17, 2009 14:53:09 1 Comment.
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  • Check out our latest feature on the diabetes1.org community site, twitter feeds!  This new feature allows you to follow the latest tweets about diabetes treatment from around the world.  Our new "Latest Tweets" section is conveniently located in our general Community site (http://www.diabetes1.org/Community/) as well as on our Forums (http://www.diabetes1.org/forum/) and blogs (http://www.diabetes1.org/blogs/), allowing you to browse the latest tweets while also checking up on your forum thread or favorite blog. 

    Though interacting with tweeters requires your own Twitter account (available for free at www.twitter.com), the new "Latest TWEETS" section allows you to see how others are managing their diabetes.  You have the opportunity to see the latest tweets on new products and services provided by various companies as well as personal tweets from diabetics with comments and suggestions about life with diabetes.

    This new feature also provides you with a whole new way of gathering information.  Not only will you be privy to more tracks of information, you can also give/receive support between fellow diabetics, presenting you with an opportunity to develop a support group with whom you can exchange valuable information, if not words of wisdom.

    If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected]

    New Blood Glucose Monitors on Handheld Monitor Product Comparison Tool
    Posted: Jul 9, 2009 10:25:06 0 Comments.
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  • Blood glucose monitoring is an essential part of life for people with diabetes. A good or bad blood glucose monitor can have a significant impact on the daily routine of people with diabetes. The Diabetes1 Product Comparison Tool allows you to become a more informed consumer, enabling you to make better purchasing decisions when it comes to blood glucose monitors.

    In an effort to make the Product Comparison Tool even more useful, 15 new handheld blood glucose monitors have been added to the tool, making a more comprehensive listing of 50 of the most popular handheld blood glucose monitors. The newly added monitors are either new to the market or had not previously been included on the tool. All of the monitors listed have a full list of product details. You can use the Product Comparison Tool to compare monitor details and consumer reviews or leave a review of your own. 

    You are encouraged to post reviews of any monitors you have used in the past or are currently using, as we believe a diabetic consumer’s best resource is a fellow diabetic. Sharing information, such as product reviews, is a great way for diabetics to help each other manage their disease.

    If you have any suggestions or would like to see additional handheld monitors added to the tool, please contact [email protected]

    Integrated Login: NEW!
    Posted: Jun 3, 2009 14:13:19 0 Comments.
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  • With our new integrated login you have the ability to login to our community directly from  the Diabetes1 site.  Conveniently located on all of the Diabetes1 pages just under the menu on the right hand side, this new login lets you enter your username and password, can help you retrieve any lost username/password information and let new members register.  It will also allow you to stay logged in while moving around the webpage.  So whether you post in the forums, write a blog or check out the latest featured video, you will always remain logged into the Diabetes1 website.

    Also, you have access to bookmark this community page, search within the Body1 Network, link from your business or personal webpage to Diabetes1 and the ability to refer Diabetes1 to a friend.

    Cost Savings Tool: NEW!
    Posted: Jun 3, 2009 11:39:05 0 Comments.
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  • Great news Diabetes1 community. There is now a new addition to our Care Tools section called the Cost Savings Tool.  Are you aware of your annual cost for managing your diabetes? Would you like useful tips to reduce your spending? The Cost Savings Tool can provide you with a detailed analysis about your spending, a personalized recommendation to help you lower your highest cost areas and an opportunity to compare your results with other Diabetes1 community members.  By simply taking a few minutes to fill out quick facts about yourself and the products you use, the Cost Savings Tool will evaluate your data and help you on your way to managing the cost of your diabetes.

    This information can be extremely beneficial to your diabetes needs.  Maybe you are paying too much for one aspect of your care, or you had no idea that other options were available  to help keep costs down.

    Click here to visit the Cost Savings tool and try it for yourself.

     

    If you have a comment, question, or idea ...
    Posted: May 13, 2009 11:30:18 0 Comments.
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  • Diabetes1 Community,

    http://ams.body1.com/assets/administrator/general.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="191" />Feel free to send us any comments, questions, or idea regarding Diabetes1.org, for instance design, user interface, functionality, features, tools etc. We welcome every opinion and appreciate both encouragement and critism to make this website an even more excellent one-stop solution for the global diabetes community. The world constantly changes and so does the Internet. Technologies evolve and websites are updated and enhanced more and more often. Moreover, the Diabetes1 team tries to add functionality, features, and content to the side daily. However, if you see something you would like us to add e.g. a book review, a video, a clinical trial, a glucose meter please let us know. If something does not work for you as perfect as you expected please let us know.

    You can submit any comments and ideas by sending an e-mail to [email protected]

    Thanks.

    More Diabetes Centers of Excellence!
    Posted: May 11, 2009 14:07:28 0 Comments.
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  • Fellow Diabetes1 Users,

    We have been updating the Diabetes Center of Excellence Locator providing you with an even more comprehensive listing of Diabetes Centers and Hospitals accross the United States. You can search for centers by either region or zip code. Please let us know if your Diabetes Center or Hospital is not listed. Then we will add it to our listing

    In Good Health,

    Diabetes1.org Team

    HURRY! Mother's Day - Buy a (diabetes) book!
    Posted: May 7, 2009 15:01:07 0 Comments.
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  • How about a book for mother's day instead of flowers or special diabetes candy/chocolate? A book out of our Book Review section is probably a very interesting and useful gift! You can order via Amazon starting on Diabetes1 by clicking on the book image or book title.

    Books neither loose their beauty within a few days like flowers nor do they disappear like candy :) Moreover, books can be read and shared and re-read and re-shared. So it is also good for the environment :)

    Happy Reading! Happy Mother's Day!


     

    62 NEW VIDEOS!
    Posted: May 7, 2009 11:10:54 0 Comments.
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  • We recently uploaded 62 new diabetes related videos to our multimedia library. These have information regarding:

    • Blood glucose monitoring (5 videos),
    • Diabetes Management: Pattern Management (2 videos),
    • Diabetes Problem Solving (7 videos),
    • Diabetes Treatment Plan: Education (2 videos),
    • Diabetes Treatment Plan: Medications (9 videos),
    • Diabetes Treatment Plan: Nutrition (7 videos),
    • Diabetes Treatment Plan: Physical Acitivity (4 videos),
    • Livestyle Changes and Emotions (9 videos),
    • Long-term Health Risks (5 videos),
    • Maintaining Your Good Health (7 videos),
    • The FreeStyle Freedom BGM (5 videos).

    Moreover, the videos are all listed in alphabetically now.

    Enjoy watching, commenting, and dicussing!

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    Cost Savings Tool
    Do you know the annual cost of managing your diabetes? Would you like to find ways to reduce your costs? Calculate your total budget and identify ways to save money. You can do this in just a few minutes by entering facts about the products you use. This quick analysis will provide you with a comprehensive overview of both spending and potential savings.

    Cost Savings Tool
    Monitor Comparison Tools
    Blood glucose monitors offer an easy way to test your blood sugar at home or on the go. Use this comparison tool as a guide to learn more about the features and benefits of your current monitor or to find a new one.
    Handheld Monitor Comparison
    Continuous Glucose Monitor Comparison
    Advanced BMI Calculator
    Ever wonder if you are at a healthy weight? Then enter your height and weight in our advanced Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator. This tool provides you with two important numbers reflecting the estimated impact of your present body weight and shape upon your overall health.
    Advanced BMI Calculator
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