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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Diabetes and the pancreas: Insulin, complications, and function  Medical News Today

The pancreas plays a strong role in diabetes because it produces insulin and helps regulate blood sugar levels. In this article, we look into the links between ...

These berries can help manage diabetes, study finds  Dayton Daily News

There are several foods you can add to your diet to help manage diabetes, including berries, accordi...

Could Diabetes Drug Metformin Help Keep People Slim?  WebMD

Metformin doesn't seem to be particularly helpful for shedding pounds in the first place, though.

Personalize Diabetes Eating Plans, ADA Advises  Medscape

A new consensus report on nutrition therapy from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) emphasizes the need for clinicians to customize eating plans for ...

Beans and diabetes: Benefits, nutrition, and best types  Medical News Today

Beans are a diabetes superfood. They can help stabilize blood sugar and reduce the risk of disease. Beans also provide protein, fiber, and vitamins. Learn more ...

Diabetes: Can cheese control blood sugar?  Medical News Today

Many people with diabetes eat low-fat cheese. However, researchers have shown that both low-fat and regular cheese may be good for regulating insulin.

Evolocumab Effective, Well Tolerated in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Receiving Statin Therapy  Endocrinology Advisor

The addition of monthly evolocumab to statin therapy for individuals with hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia and type 2 diabetes led to significant ...

Living well with diabetes | Local  Hibbing Daily Tribune

HIBBING—Managing any serious disease not only takes a physical toll, but it can also cause emotional and mental strife as well. In the U.S., more than 30 ...

How Type 2 Diabetes Is Taking the Global Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose Devices Market Forward  Insurance News Net

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/23/2019 -- The factors driving the market growth are surge in the geriatric population, increasing prevalence of diabetes, ...

James Norton Shares How He Hides His Diabetes Supplies  The Mighty

British actor James Norton shares how he hides his diabetes when he is onstage or filming a TV show or movie.

A New Rx for Diabetes: Lighten Up  The New York Times

In older patients, rigorous lowering of blood sugar may offer few benefits and pose unexpected risks.

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Help Reverse Serious Heart Condition  Healthline

A medication taken for type 2 diabetes may also help reverse a potentially life-threatening heart condition. That's according to recently published research on the ...

Type 2 Diabetes in Children: Symptoms and Treatments  U.S. News & World Report

Understand the causes, symptoms, treatments and more related to this rising health crisis in children.

Prostate Drugs May Raise Diabetes Risk  The New York Times

Proscar and Avodart, prescribed for an enlarged prostate, were tied to an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes? Go nuts to lower your heart risk - Harvard Health  Harvard Health

A near-daily serving of nuts may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The study, published online ...

Can purple corn reduce inflammation, diabetes?  Medical News Today

Researchers bred a number of new varieties of purple corn and used a mouse cell model to study how these can reduce inflammation and insulin resistance.

This service dog is trained to help his diabetic owner detect insulin levels  wtkr.com

Although Brenton Tague has a continuous glucose monitor that gives him a constant reading of his blood sugar, the decision to get Peyton was really a ...

Diabetes management for seniors | Health & Wellness  The Laconia Daily Sun

The American Diabetes Association states 25% of seniors have some form of diabetes, and that number is expected to increase as the population of adults 60 ...

Individualized medical-nutrition therapy important in diabetes  Medical Xpress

(HealthDay)—Diabetes-focused medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is fundamental to overall diabetes management and should be adapted as needed throughout ...

Most type 2 diabetes apps lack real-time advice on blood sugar management  Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Hundreds of smartphone apps promise to make managing type 2 diabetes easier, but very few offer real-time guidance on what to do for ...

Is pineapple good for diabetes? Effects and other fruit  Medical News Today

Pineapple has a higher glycemic index (GI) score than other fruits, but people with diabetes can still include it as part of a healthful diet. In this article, we look at ...

Bariatric surgery for diabetes requires lifelong nutrition follow-up  Healio

In this issue, Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, FAADE, talks with nutritionist Lillian Craggs-Dino, DHA, RDN, LDN, CLT, who specializes in bariatric nutrition ...

Diabetes: Could targeting this protein prevent hypoglycemia?  Medical News Today

Could targeting the protein neuronostatin prevent or treat dangerous low blood sugar in people with diabetes who use insulin? A new study investigates.

8 Ways to Better Control Your Type 2 Diabetes  SELF

Learn more about how to control your type 2 diabetes. You may be able to do more than you think, thanks to this expert input.

Bedtime snacks for diabetes: Which foods are best and why?  Medical News Today

Having a snack before bed can help some people manage their blood sugar levels overnight, offsetting the dawn phenomenon and the Somogyi effect. In this ...

HealthWatch: Diabetes: Life's Simple Seven  WeAreGreenBay.com

COLUMBUS, OH (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Thirty million Americans already have diabetes. Their pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the body processes ...

Asia's diabetes epidemic preferentially kills women, the middle-aged: study  Medical Xpress

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Asia and has dramatically increased the risk of premature death, especially among women and middle-aged ...

What to Know About Diabulimia, the Eating Disorder Specific to Diabetes  Self

Diabulimia is an eating disorder specific to diabetes. It's as complicated as it is dangerous. Here's what to know.

Diabetes and amputation: What to know  Medical News Today

Diabetes is a leading cause of lower limb loss by amputation in the United States. In this article, we look at why this can happen, how common it is, and how to ...

Diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease, study finds  NBC News

A drug that's used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes, Invokana, has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, study finds.

Walmart’s $25 insulin can’t fix the diabetes drug price crisis  Vox

The US chain offers a low-cost option but it's far from ideal for all patients.

Type I Diabetes doesn't stop three L-L League lacrosse players from achieving their goals [video]  LancasterOnline

Cedar Crest High School junior Jonas Funk, Conestoga Valley senior Natalie Kiel and Lancaster Catholic junior Oliver Klemmer have never met each other.

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at greater risk of preterm birth  News-Medical.net

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of delivering their baby prematurely. The risk increases as blood sugar levels rise, however women ...

Depression and Diabetes: Mary de Groot -- DIC Interview  Diabetes In Control

In this Exclusive Interview transcript, Mary de Groot discusses the link betwen depression and diabetes, and effects of depression on diabetes management.

'Added sugar' food labels may prevent heart disease and diabetes  Science News

Nutrition labeling changes that highlight sugar added to food or drink may have large benefits for public health, researchers say.

Diabetic gastroparesis: Symptoms, complications, treatments, and diet  Medical News Today

Diabetic gastroparesis is a diabetes-related condition that affects the emptying of the stomach. Symptoms include nausea and heartburn. This article gives an ...

Diabetes and stroke: The link, risk factors, and prevention  Medical News Today

People with diabetes are more likely to have a stroke than those without it. This article looks at the link between diabetes and stroke, risk factors, and ways of ...

Diabetes and nausea: Causes, other symptoms, and relief  Medical News Today

There are several different reasons why people with diabetes may experience nausea. High or low blood sugar levels, medications, and diabetes-related ...

Diabetes and Hearing Loss - What's the Connection?  Magazine of Santa Clarita

Multiple studies link hearing loss to diabetes —a condition that affects an estimated 48 million Americans. Here are some quick facts about hearing loss and ...

COPD and type 2 diabetes  EurekAlert

COPD and type 2 diabetes are two highly prevalent global health conditions associated with high mortality and morbidity. In this review article, a team of ...

Yes, I Can Eat That: How to Deal With the Diabetes 'Food Police'  Yahoo Lifestyle

If someone asks if you can eat a certain food because you have diabetes, here are three possible ways to respond.

Diabetes Has Lethal Consequences in Asia  Medscape

Asian individuals with diabetes have substantially increased risk for all-cause and cause-specific death, according to a study published online today in JAMA ...

Insulin prices: Cigna, Express Scripts cap monthly cost for diabetes treatment  USA TODAY

Facing mounting pressure from consumers to reduce the high costs of insulin, Express Scripts is putting a cap on out-of-pocket costs for insulin.

Gestational diabetes doubles risk for incident diabetes into young adulthood  Healio

Children of mothers with gestational diabetes are at higher risk for developing diabetes during childhood and adolescence than those born to mothers without ...

CVD Risk Similar in Men, Women With Diabetes, but Care Differs  Medscape

Contrary to previous studies, researchers found the increase in cardiovascular risk is similar in men and women on developing type 2 diabetes, but differences ...

Medical Device Companies Ignite A Revolution In Diabetes Treatment  Investor's Business Daily

Innovative new products from medical device companies like Abbott, Medtronic and Tandem Diabetes offer improved diabetes treatment for millions of patients.

Type 2 diabetes: The hot drink proven to lower blood sugar if you drink it daily  Express

TYPE 2 diabetes causes a person's blood sugar levels to become too high, but one way to control and prevent the condition is to eat a healthy balanced diet.

Diabetes Drug Reduces Kidney Disease, But Could Cost You $600 a Month  Healthline

A drug that lowers blood glucose also reduces the risk of kidney disease in people with diabetes, but the cost may put it out of reach for some.

Better Diabetes Care: Healthcare Startups Say They’ll Get Paid When Patients Get Better  Forbes

From the day he founded the diabetes-care startup Virta Health, Sami Inkinen didn't want to make money the way most healthcare providers did, with standard ...

People's Pharmacy: There's controversy over statins and diabetes  Winston-Salem Journal

Q: You have written that statin-type cholesterol-lowering drugs can cause diabetes. You included pravastatin in that list. Historically, it lowers your chances of ...

Europe approves dapaglifozin for Type 1 diabetes, thanks in part, to UB research  UB News Center

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An oral medication developed to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes has been approved by the European Commission for patients with Type 1 ...

Can you strong-arm diabetes? - Harvard Health Blog  Harvard Health

There is a strong link between diabetes and fitness. Many studies have shown that people with type 2 diabetes lose more muscle mass and strength over time ...

BI and Lilly's diabetes drug Jardiance reverses heart failure in animal models  FierceBiotech

Mount Sinai researchers showed that in a pig model of heart failure, the diabetes drug Jardiance improved heart function. After two months of treatment, the ...

Gestational diabetes ups future risk for kids  Futurity: Research News

Children of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy could be at increased risk of type 1 diabetes themselves, according to a new study.

Antioxidants and Diabetes: A Closer Look  Pharmacy Times

Antioxidants can be used to improve certain health conditions.

Sleep Apnea Can Make Managing Diabetes More Difficult: What You Need To Know  Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

Unchecked sleep apnea can make your diabetes symptoms worse. Find out more about this sleep condition and what you can do to get help.

Text Messages May Improve Adherence in Diabetes  Pharmacy Times

A recent census conducted by the International Diabetes Foundation estimates that 451 million people are living with diabetes around the world. That number is ...

Common Diabetes Test May Often Miss the Mark  WebMD

There are three types of blood tests that can be used to look for diabetes -- the A1C, a fasting blood test or a random blood test, according to the U.S. National ...

Common Diabetes Drug May Also Help Kidneys, Heart  WebMD

By Robert Preidt. HealthDay Reporter. MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A common diabetes drug may also greatly reduce the odds for death from ...

UB diabetes center at forefront of treatment and management  Buffalo News

Jim Vail and Jamie Lanier look forward to a day when an artificial pancreas and a bandage-sized sensor placed under the skin will help them seamlessly ...

Agency on Aging sponsoring a diabetes empowerment program  Galion Inquirer

ONTARIO — The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and Grace Episcopal Church are offering a free diabetes self-management workshop to the public.

SVMC and D-H partner on specialty care for pregnant women with diabetes via telemedicine  Vermont Biz

Vermont Business Magazine Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock ...

For some in Ga. prisons and jails, diabetes has meant a death sentence  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A first-of-its-kind investigation by the AJC shows how at least a dozen inmates have died — and died horribly — because they didn't get the medication or help ...

Eggs for breakfast benefits those with diabetes: Low-carb breakfast improves control of blood glucose levels  Science Daily

While some cereals may be the breakfast of champions, a professor suggests people with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) should be reaching for something else.

Gout treatment may help prevent obesity-related type 2 diabetes, suggests small NIH study  National Institutes of Health

Colchicine may potentially reduce complications accompanying metabolic syndrome.

“Prescriptions” for healthy food help Pennsylvanians manage diabetes and lower health care costs  FoodNavigator-USA.com

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3 Top Diabetes Stocks to Watch in April  The Motley Fool

Find out why our team of healthcare experts is laser-focused on these diabetes stocks right now.

Will Diabetes Be Taken by Cardiology? Not That, Too!  Medscape

The newest antihyperglycemic agents improve cardiovascular outcomes, so who should manage these patients? Blurring the lines of who prescribes what ...

Diabetes Alert Day 2019: Raising Awareness About Undiagnosed Diabetes  dLife.com

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Alert Day! is here. On this day, occurring every year on the fourth Tuesday in March, the nation comes ...

People With Diabetes Need Customized Diet Plans  Newsmax

There is no one right diet for people with diabetes, and patients should instead have personalized nutrition plans, a new American Diabetes Association (ADA) ...

New Study Reveals Link Between Early Menopause and Type 2 Diabetes  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

All women will face menopause at some point, but a new study reveals early menopause is linked to Type 2 diabetes.

People walk to stomp out diabetes  KSNB Local 4

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - Hundreds of people walk to raise money and awareness for Type 1 Diabetes Sunday. It was for the second annual JDRF Community ...

Diabetes drug may reverse heart failure  Science Daily

Researchers have demonstrated that the recently developed antidiabetic drug empagliflozin can treat and reverse the progression of heart failure in ...

Study: Older Adults with type 1 diabetes often not aware of hypoglycemia  dLife.com

Older adults with Type 1 diabetes typically have low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, for more than an hour a day, suggests new research. Those who are not ...

Carb-counting MTSU nutrition students invite diners to 'party like a diabetic'  Wgnsradio

A diagnosis of diabetes is not a condemnation to a dull, boring diet totally devoid of sweets and starches.

How These People Actually Reversed Their Diabetes  Reader's Digest

Diabetes is a leading cause of death and it doesn't have a cure. However, these people managed to reverse their condition through a new method—here's how ...

Three Years After Advocates Report Flaws, Medicare Diabetes Test Strip Bidding Program Nears Collapse  AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

Three years after results from a study in Diabetes Care revealed how flaws in CMS' Competitive Bidding Program endangered Medicare patients who rely on ...

Type 2 Diabetes Solution: Low-Carb Breakfast Found Beneficial  Medical Daily

A low-carb breakfast could actually help in regulating type 2 diabetes.

Wichita County Public Health District to host diabetes education class  KFDX

Over the past couple of years, diabetes diagnoses have risen drastically.

Highs and lows: Being a Division I athlete with diabetes  WGNO New Orleans

New Orleans -- "It's just something I live with. It's not who I am. It's just something I have." Scott Crabtree is a senior on UNO's baseball team, but unlike his ...

Plants May Offer Prevention Benefits for Vision Loss in Patients with Diabetes  Pharmacy Times

Investigators from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom and the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at Indiana University School of Medicine in ...

Diabetes Treatment may keep Dementia, Alzheimer’s at Bay  dLife.com

Patients on medication for Type 2 diabetes may be keeping Alzheimer's disease away. University of Southern California Dornsife psychologists found that those ...

Better Therapeutics Advances Digital Therapeutic For Type 2 Diabetes to Pivotal Trial Following FDA PreSubmission Meeting  Benzinga

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, Better Therapeutics announced it was moving forward to execute a pivotal clinical trial to ...

Managing diabetes key to lowering kidney disease  SciDev.Net

[SYDNEY] A rise in diabetes and obesity is increasing the global burden of kidney disease, with millions of people in lower income countries lacking access to ...

JDRF research takes aim at Type 1 Diabetes - News - recordonline.com - Middletown, NY  Times Herald-Record

MIDDLETWON — The JDRF Westchester/Fairfield/Hudson Valley Chapter is hosting a Spring Research Update sponsored by Orange Regional Medical Center ...

Rate of Gastric Emptying Elevated in Well-Controlled Type 2 Diabetes  Endocrinology Advisor

Participants with relatively well-controlled type 2 diabetes (T2D) experience an increased rate of gastric emptying compared with healthy controls, according to ...

Mount Sinai researchers discover that diabetes drug may reverse heart failure  EurekAlert

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have demonstrated that the recently developed antidiabetic drug empagliflozin can treat and ...

Landmark Australian report promotes low carb approach for treating type 2 diabetes  Diabetes.co.uk

A landmark Australian report has highlighted that remission, not just management, should be the target for type 2 diabetes interventions, and that low carb ...

Preventing Diabetes Class set for April 25 | In The News  nwestiowa.com

SIOUX CENTER—Sioux Center Health is providing a Preventing Diabetes Class 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the hospital Conference Room 3. The class is ...

Twelve who died from diabetes in jail or prison  Atlanta Journal Constitution

An investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found that at least 12 inmates of Georgia jails or state prisons died in the past decade from diabetic ...

Food is Health Pilot Improves Patients' Diabetes Markers  AAFP News

A residency program has discovered an innovative way to encourage and facilitate good nutrition in patients with diabetes whose households also struggle with ...

Cardiac syncope recurrence in type 2 diabetes mellitus | Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice  MD Linx

Cardiology Article: Cardiac syncope recurrence in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients vs normoglycemics patients: The CARVAS study.

Healthy Habits: Monitoring risk for pre-diabetes  WITN

In this month's Healthy Habits segment with Vidant Health, Susan Houston, RN, BSN CDE, shares a simple test for determining one's risk for developing ...

Apple Watch Diabetes Reports - Sugar Level?  ThyBlackMan

Imagine someday you get a notification on your Apple Watch saying symptoms of diabetes are developed in your body, etc....

Lawmakers Back Bill for Diabetes Patient Self-Management Education  PatientEngagementHIT.com

March 26, 2019 - Legislators have introduced a new bill that would promote patient enrollment in Medicare diabetes self-management education sessions.

European Commission approves first oral therapy for type 1 diabetes  Healio

The European Commission this week approved the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin for use in type 1 diabetes as an adjunct to insulin in patients with a BMI of at ...

Study: Removal of “Zombie Cells” Alleviates Causes of Diabetes in Obese Mice  dLife.com

Researchers have shown that when senescent cells — also known as “zombie cells” — are removed from fat tissue in obese mice, the severity of diabetes and a ...

Cardiologists see more patients with type 2 diabetes than endocrinologists  Healio

NEW ORLEANS — Adults with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease receive outpatient care from cardiologists more often than from endocrinologists, ...

Diabetes Diet: New Research Indicates That This Berry May Be A Diabetes Superfood  NDTV Food

New research has indicated that red raspberries may help obese people with pre-diabetes as well as insulin resistance.

Certain strains of bacteria associated with diabetic wounds that do not heal: Study implicates microbes in impaired wound healing that can lead to amputation  Science Daily

Whether a wound -- such as a diabetic foot ulcer -- heals or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the ...

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