Online Diabetic Resources

The internet holds countless resources for people with diabetes, from healthy recipes to information about diabetic medications to tips for checking your blood sugar. At Protenium Clinical Research, we have a few websites we would like to recommend to you. [Read more…]

Low-Stress Meals For Diabetics

diabetic meals

Part of the stress of meal planning is that it’s easy to prepare favorite foods, which are usually high in carbohydrates and sugar, but it seems to take more time and preparation to make healthier meals.

This article from The American Diabetes Associationis a good list to refer to when remembering what should and should not be part of your diet: [Read more…]

Managing Your Diabetes By Understanding Your Blood Glucose

Understanding blood glucose is an important part of managing your diabetes. Here are some basics that you should know.

1. What should my blood sugar goals be?

Your goal should be to keep your blood sugar similar to someone who does not have diabetes. Below is the American Diabetes Association guide for persons with and without Diabetes: [Read more…]

Ensuring Patient Rights and Safety In Clinical Research

It’s understandable to have a few concerns or even reservations when considering to participate in a clinical research study.  While plenty of information can be the provided about the study drug or the study itself, many potential volunteers still want to know who is going to maintain their safety and protect their rights.  The FDA actually says that is our job as clinical research professionals.

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Diabetic Medication 101

Managing your diabetes will always begin with a proper diet and plenty of exercise. However, depending upon your symptoms, your doctor may decide to start you on medication as well to help control your blood sugar levels.

Diabetic patients are often overwhelmed by the range of diabetic medication available in the US – let’s try simply these medications into 3 main groups.
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8 Sources of Healthy Fat

Both fats and carbs are important in a diabetic diet, but need be consumed in moderation.

Fats

Fats come in different forms. Trans fats and saturated fats raise LDL (bad) cholesterol and can raise risk of heart disease over time. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, including omega 3 and omega 6 oils, can lower inflammation, LDL cholesterol, and blood pressure, according to Healthagy.

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5 Diabetic Food Myths

There are many misconceptions that people with diabetes must follow a strict diet, when in reality they can eat anything a person without diabetes eats.

Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, nutritionist at Joslin Diabetes Center and co-author of 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” debunks some common food myths for people with diabetes.

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