Category Archives: EveryDay Motivation

Get Toby’s Secrets For Staying Motivated – Keep a Record

We've heard that the pen is mightier than the sword. So can the mighty pen help improve diabetes self-management? Toby says "absolutely", and she can prove it.

Here's our "trailer" for the record keeping video.
Want to improve weight management success or diabetes management effectiveness? It doesn't get any simpler than simply keeping a pen and paper handy. Watch this video on record keeping and diabetes management.

Hoping for a Cure……But

commentary by Toby Smithson--- Diabetes is rightly described as an epidemic. New estimates put the number of cases in the U.S. at just shy of 26 million in 2011, and nearly 2 million new adult cases were diagnosed in 2010. A paper entitled Projection of Diabetes Burden Through 2050: Impact of changing demography and disease prevalence...
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Social Media Can Provide Inaccurate Diabetes Information

At a time when patients are increasingly turning to social media such as Facebook for information about medical conditions and their treatment, a new study raises disturbing questions about the accuracy of the information on these sites. The researchers, who examined the 15 largest Facebook communities dedicated to diabetes, found  "tentative support" for the health benefits...
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Food Diary Shown to Double Successful Weight Loss Efforts

The results of a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine demonstrates that despite our best intentions, most people grossly underestimate portion sizes and calories eaten when they don’t measure their food. The researchers found that the more detailed food records that were kept by study participants, the more weight they lost. Those...
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