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Nikki Kean

Managing Editor
Vertical Health, LLC
Montclair, NJ

About Nikki Kean

For most of her career, Nikki has worked as a healthcare journalist—starting as an Associate Editor and working up to Editor in Chief for a number of physician-directed newspapers in the fields of anesthesiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, and pharmacy. Prior to becoming Managing Editor at Vertical Health, Nikki worked for a Continuing Medical Education company, where she oversaw the development of programs in psychiatry, pain management, diabetes, and oncology. She also helped develop the curriculum for an annual psychiatry conference.

Nikki resides in New Jersey with her husband and three children.

Articles Written by Nikki Kean

Tricks or Treats—Tips for Surviving Halloween

A little candy is okay, but make sure you supervise and count the carbs!
Temptation surrounds children this time of year, but instead of avoiding Trick or Treating, follow these guides from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to make Halloween both safe and fun.

Stressed at Work? You May Be At Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Increased stress on the job can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Stress affects your body's ability to control blood sugar levels, leading to elevated levels in some people.
Everyone experiences some level of stress on the job.

Stomach Nerves Act as Circadian "Food Clock"

Stomach nerves act as circadian clock, limiting food intake to specific times of the day. Disruption to this rhythm may lead to obesity.
Circadian food clock and risk of obesity

New Mobile App for Glucose Monitoring

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first system of mobile apps for continuous glucose monitoring that can help track a person's blood sugar levels remotely.
FDA approves new mobile app to allow parents and caregivers better monitor their loved ones blood glucose levels remotely.

6 Things To Know About Type 2 Diabetes and Dietary Supplements

Diabetes and dietary supplements tips from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Add Bone Deterioration to Diabetes Complications

Study finds that patients with type 2 diabetes had significantly lower bone material strength (osteoporosis) compared with controls. Loss of bone strength may be linked to poor glucose control.

First Stem-cell Implant for Type 1 Diabetes

Islet encapsulated cell was implanted into patient. Study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the therapy—a potential replacement source of insulin-producing cells.
First stem cell transplant to combat type 1 diabetes.

Lucentis Approved for Diabetic Retinopathy

The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the indication for Lucentis (ranibizumab injection) to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema.

Shift Workers More Likely to Have Proinflammatory Diet

People who work evenings and nights appears to have worse diets than daytime workers, raising their risks for obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

FDA Approves Pediatric Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

An estimated 215,000 people with diabetes in the United States are under age 20. The new device is the first CGM approved for children between 2 and 17 years of age.

Be Prepared—Lessons Learned From Sandy

My Diabetes Emergency Plan tells patients how to prepare for natural disasters and power outages.

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