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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Dramatic ACA Effect Seen in Insurance for Adults with Diabetes  Michigan Medicine

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New Moms Struggle To Receive Postpartum Diabetes Tests  St. Louis Public Radio

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To Your Health: Splenda unlikely to raise diabetes risk  The Detroit News

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Study shows link between diabetes and back pain - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

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AbbVie's cancer drug Venclexta blocks diabetes in mice by targeting beta cell 'senescence'  FierceBiotech

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Caladrius refuses to give up on Tregs for diabetes  Vantage

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Walnuts, Almonds Help Hearts in Type 2 Diabetes  WebMD

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Cone snail venom may improve diabetes treatment, U. study says  KSL.com

University of Utah Health researchers have been investigating the function of cone snail insulin, which they believe can be used as a faster-acting form of insulin ...

Eating Tree Nuts Tied to Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Those with Diabetes  dLife.com

Incorporating tree nuts into your diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with Type 2 diabetes, this according to researchers from Harvard ...

Behavioral therapy 'missing ingredient' for digital health success in diabetes  Healio

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Diabetes type 2 - the best Chinese and Indian takeaway swaps to prevent high blood sugar  Express

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Diabetes program aims to teach healthy living  Texarkana Gazette

A free seven-week program will be available to help families to live a healthy life with diabetes.

Walnuts, Almonds Help the Hearts of Those With Type 2 Diabetes  U.S. News & World Report

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Special Report: High number of diabetic amputations in the Valley  KMPH Fox 26

Fresno County has more amputations than nearly any other county in California. A big part of that, is because the Central Valley is dealing with a diabetes crisis.

What Is Diabetes And How Do We Treat It?  ScienceAlert

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Diabetes and CVD Have a Strong Link  Pharmacy Times

Diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are common comorbidities. More than 9% of Americans, 30.3 million, have diabetes, and it costs about $245 billion ...

Johanna Hicks Weekly Column for February 22nd, 2019: You CAN Manage Your Diabetes! and Becoming a Healthier You  frontporchnewstexas.com

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With new rules in place, FMCSA rescinds diabetes exemption for commercial drivers  American Trucker

FMCSA withdrew exemptions processes set up in 2003 and 2005 for individuals with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus to be medically certified to operate CMVs.

Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Sleep Habits Affect Insulin Sensitivity in Adolescents  Diabetes Health

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Novo Nordisk and Abbott announce digital diabetes tie-up  pharmaphorum

Novo Nordisk and devices firm Abbott have announced a digital partnership that aims to make diabetes management easier.

Raising The Bar Mother says son's diabetes creates daycare dilemma Darcy Spears 1:20 PM, Feb  KTNV Las Vegas

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Reducing diabetes risk with a personalized diet  Medical News Today

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The Best Diet to Prevent and Treat Diabetes  Newsmax

More than 30 million adults in the United States have diabetes, and about 85 million more have prediabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.

ACA's pre-existing condition and age clauses had immediate impact on people with diabetes  Medical Xpress

A pair of requirements deep in the Affordable Care Act had a sizable effect on the ability of people with diabetes to get health insurance, a new study suggests.

Letter: Article showed ways to cut diabetes risk  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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Diabetes, heart disease share risk factors best managed early  MassLive.com

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Healthiest Employers success stories: From down for the count to the top of his game  Kansas City Business Journal

Sam Love narrowly escaped going into a diabetic coma. Now, he's shed pounds and insulin shots. Read his Healthiest Employers success story.

Diabetes: Could a pill replace insulin injections?  Medical News Today

Insulin injections are part of daily blood glucose management for many people with type 2 diabetes. Now, a new pill could spell the end for injections.

Soluble fiber may improve diabetes control  Reuters

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Can you eat pineapple if you have type 2 diabetes? Diabetes diet tips to control blood sugar and lose weight  Times Now

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A new mouse model may unlock the secrets of type I diabetes  Science Daily

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UnitedHealthcare Limits Insulin Pump Options for Kids With Type 1 Diabetes  Everyday Health

A decision by UnitedHealthcare to designate Medtronic as the preferred insulin pump provider for newly diagnosed pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes has ...

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This Jagged Little Pill Could Make Diabetes Easier to Treat  WIRED

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Medical detection dogs can sniff out diabetes  BBC Focus Magazine

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Carson Daly on his mother's heart attack: Why didn't doctors warn about diabetes risk?  TODAY

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Human cells can change job to fight diabetes  Science Daily

For the first time, researchers have shown that ordinary human cells can change their original function. This may give new hope for type 1 diabetes patients.

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Program empowers communities to overpower diabetes  University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Heart-healthy living also wards off type 2 diabetes  Health24

There could be an added bonus to keeping your cardiovascular health on track – a heart-healthy lifestyle can also prevent type 2 diabetes, researchers say.

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FDA approves mobile app to enhance insulin management in type 2 diabetes  Healio

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Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix recognized for diabetes care  AZ Big Media

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification in Inpatient Diabetes Care.

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Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research - Diabetes and Obesity: Volume 4  EurekAlert

The clinical research series on diabetes and obesity drug development continue to bring forth new information about the progress in the field.

Twitter revealed a more positive attitude towards type 1 diabetes  ScienceNordic

The researchers analyzed more than 67000 twitter posts from a week in May 2018. They wanted to investigate how diabetes is referred to in social media.

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Australian insulin graft could transform diabetes management for millions  The Australian Financial Review

The international race to find a new way to manage diabetes is cause for optimism.

Quality of overall diet is key to lowering type 2 diabetes risk  Science Daily

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Can Gastric Bypass Surgery Cause Remission in Type 2 Diabetes?  Healthline

Researchers say a vast majority of patients lose weight and shed their diabetes diagnosis. Other experts urge caution, however.

Simple As Fat: Eating plan banned from claiming it 'cures' diabetes and erectile dysfunction  The Independent

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Can the eye help achieve islet transplant tolerance in type 1 diabetes?  Science Daily

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Matthew Webber receives American Diabetes Association's Accelerator Award  ND Newswire

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New Form of Ingestible Microneedle Formulation Could Make Living with Diabetes Easier  Evolving Science

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FDA approval of its latest smart insulin pump has revived investor faith in shares that once traded above $300.

Screening program seeks to delay and prevent type 1 diabetes  KSTP

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Marine snail venom could improve insulin for diabetic patients  Science Daily

Researchers detailed the function of cone snail insulins, bringing them one step closer to developing a faster-acting insulin to treat diabetes.

Your personality could put you at greater risk for developing diabetes  Science Daily

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New screening could accurately predict type 1 diabetes risk in babies  WXYZ Detroit

(WXYZ) — There's a more accurate way to screen babies for diabetes on the horizon. According to a recent study, this new way of screening is much more ...

MIT’s insulin pill could replace injections for people with diabetes  TechCrunch

Insulin pills have long been a kind of Holy Grail for people living with diabetes. A research team at MIT believes it may have taken an important step toward that ...

Immune Response to Gut Microbes Linked to Diabetes Risk  The Scientist

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A new hemophilia treatment, a diabetes management app & more: 4 recent FDA approvals  Becker's Hospital Review

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Emory offers new diabetes prevention program for employees  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Emory employees who either have prediabetes or are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes can now participate in the university's new Diabetes Prevention ...

Vitamin D could lower the risk of developing diabetes: Study demonstrates role of vitamin D in controlling glycemia  Science Daily

The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, ...

The Danger of Diabetic Ketoacidosis  U.S. News & World Report

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a dangerous complication for people with diabetes. DKA occurs when the body lacks insulin for too long, causing blood sugar to spike.

Reprogrammed Human Pancreatic Cells Treat Diabetes in Mice - D-brief  Discover Magazine

The technique could help treat diabetes, as well as offer a path to dealign with other degenerative diseases.

Smartphone camera presents potential alternative for diabetic foot ulcer detection  Healio

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Diabetes took her kidneys and most of her eyesight. She prays for safety, then drives to dialysis in Henrico  Richmond.com

Amy Conton sat in her Toyota, waiting for it to defrost in the pre-dawn November chill, and prayed that God would protect her as she drove the nine minutes from.

FDA OKs First Interoperable Insulin Pump for Diabetes  MD Magazine

The t:Slim X2 insulin pump is both compatible with outside therapy systems, and capable of delivering insulin on its own.

Probiotics Not Beneficial for Preventing Gestational Diabetes in Overweight, Obese Women  Clinical Advisor

In overweight and obese women, administering probiotics during the second trimester of pregnancy did not reduce the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus ...

Can this common diabetes drug treat heart failure?  Futurity: Research News

Metformin, a common diabetes drug, could be an effective treatment for a type of heart failure that affects nearly half of all heart failure patients.

Anti-microRNAs are possible new therapeutic target for type 2 diabetes  dLife.com

Researchers from Sweden and the Netherlands have shown that targeted silencing a tiny molecule called microRNA-132, which is over-expressed in type 2 ...

Diabetes patients respond to Herald Special Report  Boston Herald

Staggering insulin prices are hitting diabetes patients in the pocketbook across the nation as responses poured in from the Herald's Special Report Monday on ...

'Diabetes Dogs' Can Help Alert Owners to Blood Sugar Dangers  Healthline

Another nod to man's best friend comes from a recent study focused on the impact a well-trained *service* dog can have on the daily lives of people with type 1 ...

Diabetes type 2 warning - five of the best food swaps to prevent high blood sugar symptoms  Express

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CAROLINA: Linagliptin demonstrates CV safety vs. sulfonylurea in type 2 diabetes  Healio

Top-line results from the CAROLINA study released Thursday demonstrated that the DPP-IV inhibitor linagliptin was noninferior vs. glimepiride for time to first ...

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