Diabetes Information

Diabetes Information


Insulin has two critical roles in the body that we cannot live without, yet it can be the root of many health problems, including diabetes. Insulin carries sugar (glucose), fat and protein into your cells where they are used for energy and the repair of your cells.

Humulin or Lantus, Which Insulin For Your Child?

Humulin or Lantus? When my daughter, who was 8, was first diagnosed the Children's Hospital that was treating her put her on an insulin program of short acting Humalog NPH and long acting Humalin N. You should have seen me that first day of training after a long night in the emergency room where she was diagnosed.

Diabetes Awareness: Ill Wait til it Hurts

By the time many type 2 diabetics (and often their doctors) realize action is necessary, the disease, with its destructive high blood sugars, has been silently damaging their body for years.Complications to the blood vessels and tissues of your eyes, feet, heart, kidneys, and other organs, are likely well underway.

Raising Happy Diabetic Kids

This is the first in a series of articles I am about to embark upon concerning this subject. As my family gets older and matures with this disease I think back to the early days and wonder why aren't we all on medication for depression? Why don't we have standing twice a week appointments with a psychiatrist? How did we end up so normal?(whatever that is) As I look back this didn't happen by accident, nor am I Super Dad, and I didn't plan it out step by step.

Improper pH Balance Increases Risk and Damage of Diabetes

THE RISKBlood sugar balance is critical to your body's proper functioning. Blood sugar (glucose) is the primary source of fuel for the body's cells and is particularly critical to the brain and the eyes.

Raising Happy Diabetic Kids Part II

This is the second article in a series I am writing about how to raise happy diabetic children. You can find the first article titled Help Your Child Develope Self-Confidence in our article archives.

Diabetes Awareness: The Downside... a New Wardrobe?

Here is some commonsense thinking:I can't understand why anyone who has diabetes wouldn't exercise and watch what they eat.The down side is that you may have to get an entire new wardrobe since exercise and healthy eating causes weight and size reduction.

Pre-Diabetes - The Calm Before the Storm

Remember when the medical world identified pre-hypertension to better monitor your blood pressure? The new buzz: Pre-Diabetes concerns a similar condition pinpointing people who are at severe risk for getting diabetes. Because diabetes silently invades your body, early detection and corrective action are critically important.

Pre-Diabetes Awareness: Gamblers Understand the Odds

Do you gamble? Play Texas Hold'em poker, casino games, or lotteries? Then understanding your odds of winning is part of the challenge.Are you planning on living a long and healthy life? A life free of aches and pains? A life full of excitement and adventure? Great, then understanding the odds of developing diabetes will surely cause you to take immediate action.

Pre-Diabetes: Check Engine Warning Light

Your car has an early detection system and so does your body. Take 3 minutes to read this article and learn how you can save yourself a life time of aches, pains, and costly medical bills.

Treating Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

The toes burn and tingle and sharp pains shoot into your legs. The bed sheets feel uncomfortable on the feet as you toss and turn, trying to get some rest.

Exercise & Diabetes

You are no doubt aware that exercise can help prevent the serious complications that often come with diabetes and heart disease. Research has repeatedly shown that regular physical activity helps reduce the likelihood of having a heart attack or a stroke, aids in weight loss, and improves mood.

Protein Principles for Diabetes

Dietary considerations can present a Hobson's choice in diabetes. Even when the intake is nutritious, assimilating it can be another matter.

Low-Carb: The Role of Insulin

There are three basic units the body uses for energy:1. Fats2.

Preparing Your Child and Family for Life With Diabetes

After the initial shock of diagnosis wears off and we become more comfortable with administering insulin shots, scheduling blood tests and mealtimes, and carbohydrate counting we have a chance to look to the future. At that point it really begins to sink in what a long-term commitment parenting a diabetic child really is.

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National Institutes of Health (press release)

New NIH reference book is one-stop resource for diabetes medical information
National Institutes of Health (press release)
Thanks to research, what we know about diabetes and how to treat it has grown vastly over time. Now, researchers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health – along with ...

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'Alarming' diabetes epidemic in Guatemala tied to aging, not obesity
Science Daily
The diabetes epidemic in Guatemala is worse than previously thought: more than 25 percent of its indigenous people, who make up 60 percent of the population, suffer from type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, suggests a new study published in PLOS ONE from ...

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Health Data Management

Sensors, smartphones headline tech that helps monitor diabetes ...
Health Data Management
Technology is offering new ways to help those with diabetes, or their loved ones, monitor the disease.
Lawsuits rise with explosion in diabetes care optionsThe Detroit News

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Diabetes Resource for 'Overwhelming' Numbers of Devices, Apps
According to an AADE statement, "Technology has been a game changer in helping people with diabetes manage their blood sugar, receive life-saving insulin at the right time, eat better, and stay active, but the number of devices and apps is overwhelming.".

Elizabethtown Hospital to host Diabetes Fair and Walk
Plattsburgh Press Republican
ELIZABETHTOWN — University of Health Network, Elizabethtown Community Hospital will host a Diabetes Health Fair and Walk to End Diabetes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the hospital, 75 Park St., Elizabethtown. This free event is open to ...


Healthcast: Lowering your chances for diabetes
"About 90 percent of the people with diabetes has type 2," Paschall explained. "If you look at type 2 diabetes, it's a pooped out pancreas because anytime you eat anything, your body throws out insulin to make sure that's level. But if we're eating all ...


Working overtime could raise women's diabetes risk
Working lots of overtime may get you appreciation from the boss, but it might be bad for your health. Health risks. New research suggests that women who clock 45 or more hours a week have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than women who log 35 to 40 ...

CBS Miami

New Contact Lenses Could Help Patients With Diabetes Keep Vision Longer
CBS Miami
PASADENA (CBAMiami) – Millions of people with diabetes live with the dread of eventually losing their eyesight to the disease. Now a California researcher has developed a glowing contact lens he believes could help millions of patients keep their ...
Scientists Developing Glowing Contacts To Treat Diabetic RetinopathyCBS Philly

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American Council on Science and Health

The Toll of Diabetes
American Council on Science and Health
As a vascular surgeon many of my patients had diabetes and in evaluating their surgical risk I was taught a rough rule of thumb: the chronologic age of a patient with diabetes added to the duration of their diabetes was a good measure of their ...

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