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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Study Suggests Promising New Rx Target for Obesity and Diabetes  dLife.com

New research suggests a novel protein may be a promising therapeutic target to treat or prevent metabolic disorders like diabetes. The study also reported for ...

Diabetic? Still satisfy your Christmas sweet tooth  MyWebTimes.com

Christmas means time together with family and friends, exchanging gifts and cookies — lots of cookies — and other sweet treats. For most people, cookie ...

Bypass surgery eliminates diabetes patient's need for insulin  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Four years ago, medication kept Denise Menendez's Type 2 diabetes under control. Then something changed.

Type 2 diabetes: How do migraines affect risk?  Medical News Today

Women with current migraine have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared with those with no history of migraine, according to a large observational study.

Diabetes may worsen cognitive function in middle age  Healio

Middle-aged adults with diabetes performed worse on assessments of executive function, attention and memory when compared with adults without diabetes, ...

Data support intensive lipid-lowering therapy in diabetes  Healio

CHICAGO — Although recent trials indicate intensive lipid-lowering therapy is advantageous for patients with diabetes, specific LDL targets remain elusive, ...

How Often Should a Person with Type 2 Diabetes Test Their Blood Sugar?  Healthline

A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine concluded that 14 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes are testing their blood sugar levels too often.

1 in 7 people with diabetes test blood sugar too often  Futurity: Research News

For more than 29 million Americans with type 2 diabetes, testing their blood sugar is just part of daily life. But a new study suggests that some of them test more ...

Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link  Medical News Today

New research examines cognitive function and brain atrophy in both people with and without type 2 diabetes over the course of approximately 5 years.

Type 2 diabetes: Gut bacteria may influence drug effectiveness  Medical News Today

A new review of existing research examines the effect of the gut bacteria composition on the effectiveness of type 2 diabetes medications.

CRISPR-edited Stem Cells Reveal New Contributors to Diabetes Development  Technology Networks

News Dec 18, 2018 | Original story from Päivi Lehtinen, University of Helsinki. CRISPR-edited Stem Cells Reveal New Contributors to Diabetes Development.

Fasting Blood Tests Can Be Dangerous for People with Diabetes  Healthline

Skipping breakfast — or even delaying it a few hours — for the sake of a “fasted blood draw” isn't a big deal for most people. For people with diabetes, however, ...

Does Diabetes Damage Brain Health?  WebMD

Researchers have found that people with diabetes had lower scores on verbal memory and verbal fluency tests.

Flu Vaccination Reminders Prove Effective for Patients With Diabetes  Pharmacy Times

Influenza vaccinations among patients with diabetes rose by 20% when they were notified about scheduling their flu shot, according to a new study. The findings ...

No more 'prick and stick:' Alertgy working on noninvasive glucometer for diabetes patients  Florida Today

Alertgy CEO Marc Rippen describes their product in development which could monitor diabetes without the prick of a needle. Tim Shortt, FLORIDA TODAY ...

Making diabetes management simpler with a tubeless pump  Mass Device

People using traditional insulin pumps to manage their diabetes often have to adjust their daily lives to live comfortably with a tubed pump. Insulet wants to ...

Program offers help coping with diabetes  Gaston Gazette

Do you or a family member have pre-diabetes, diabetes, or are at risk for diabetes? If so, then don't miss this opportunity to learn how to better take control of ...

Scientists discover mechanisms behind neonatal diabetes  Medical Xpress

Insulin is secreted from the beta cells located in the pancreas, and the hormone is crucial for the maintenance of normal blood sugar levels. Deficiency of insulin ...

Lower-Leg Amputations From Diabetes Rise in United Kingdom  U.S. News & World Report

Foot care for people with diabetes in the U.K. is responsible for 1 in every 140 pounds of healthcare spending.

Researchers zero in on potential therapeutic target for diabetes, associated diseases  Medical Xpress

A recent study led by researchers in Texas A&M University's department of nutrition and food science shows how a novel regulatory mechanism serves as an ...

Local 8-year-old tells Santa all she wants for Christmas is for her sister’s diabetes to go away  WTKR News 3

FRANKLIN, Va. - The selfless act of an 8-year-old girl highlights the true meaning of Christmas. Abby and Jamee. 10-year-old Abby Eger is diabetic and her ...

With Diabetes, Must You Fast for Blood Tests?  WebMD

New research shows that up to 22 percent of people with diabetes who fasted for lab tests had a low blood sugar episode (hypoglycemia) while waiting for the ...

Be mindful when using apps to monitor diabetes as many don't track all the important areas: Study  The Straits Times

If you are diabetic, you might be using a mobile app to monitor your blood sugar level or diet.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Type 2 diabetes: Properly managing disease improves quality of life  Orlando Sentinel

While people with diabetes cannot turn back the diagnosis, proper management of the condition can make a world of difference in quality of life.

Diabetes: Are you over-monitoring your blood sugar?  Medical News Today

Many people living with type 2 diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels on a daily basis, but does that really make a difference to health? A new study suggests ...

Jaguars fan with diabetes shares frustrations during trip to stadium  WJXT News4JAX

What started as a birthday outing at the Jaguars game on Sunday turned into confusion and frustration for a Fernandina Beach girl diagnosed with Type 1 ...

Diabetes type 2 - the amount of tea you should drink every day to prevent high blood sugar  Express

DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could prevent high blood sugar symptoms and signs by drinking tea, ...

Sugar in Soda, Not Fruit, Raises Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes, Study Suggests  Everyday Health

A review of 155 studies suggests that how you consume sugar plays a role in your type 2 diabetes risk While drinking fructose in sports drinks, soda, and juice ...

Study: Young adults with diabetes struggle with high blood sugar more often  MPR News

New research from the Minnesota Department of Health finds that younger adults with diabetes are more likely to have high blood sugar levels and end up in the ...

In older people, type 2 diabetes is associated with a decline in brain function over 5 years, study shows  Science Daily

New research shows that in older people living in the community, type 2 diabetes is associated with a decline in verbal memory and fluency over five years.

Sonja Zuckerman, a world-class warrior against diabetes, dies at 99  Miami Herald

Diabetes lost one of its most powerful enemies when Bal Harbour's Sonja Zuckerman, who raised more than $50 million to combat the disease over the past five ...

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Lower in Women With Active Migraine  Physician's Weekly

Dec 17, 2018 | HealthDay | 0 |. Type 2 Diabetes Risk Lower in Women With Active Migraine. MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women with active ...

Stress Can Contribute To A Higher Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes In Older Women, New Study Says  KERA News

Obesity, high blood pressure and a sedentary lifestyle are traditional risk factors for type 2 diabetes, but a new study suggests stress may contribute to.

Dance Away Diabetes  Leech Lake News

Where: Facility Center Gymnasium When: December 28th, 2018. Session 1. Facilitation practices to implement in your community. Open to all youth! 10:00 am ...

Can Cannabis Treat, Or Even Prevent Diabetes?  Forbes

Cannabis may offer a potentially safer—and less expensive—way to treat and manage diabetes. The anecdotal success of cannabis as a treatment for diabetes ...

Spike Diabetes applies social pressure to keep patients safe  TechCrunch

It can be tough for diabetes patients to keep a constant eye on their glucose levels. Spike Diabetes lets family and doctors lend a hand by sending them real-time ...

Lack of insulin could affect 40 million people with diabetes by 2030, study finds  USA TODAY

Insulin use is expected to rise 20 percent by 2030, and many people who need it for Type 2 diabetes won't have access, a study from Stanford University ...

ADA emphasizes patient-centered approach in updated Standards of Care  Healio

The American Diabetes Association 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes includes several new and revised clinical practice recommendations designed ...

Diabetes Quick Fix: Mediterranean Steak with Minted Couscous  Grand Island Independent

Enjoy this sautéed steak flavored with the bounty of the Mediterranean — olives, walnuts and capers — in just 15 minutes.

Diabetes and hypertension drug combo kills cancer cells  Medical News Today

New research finds that combining the drug metformin with an antihypertensive drug cuts off the energy supply to cancer cells and inhibits tumor growth.

Tips to help kids with diabetes stay healthy during the holidays  Philly.com

When you have a child with diabetes, the holidays and winter months in general can be stressful.

Type 1 diabetes: Drawing nearer to treatment that generates new insulin cells  Medical News Today

Scientists have mapped the signals in the cellular environment that determine whether immature pancreatic cells will produce insulin.

Type 1 Diabetes: The daily struggles of dealing with the invisible, incurable disease  ABC News

November is National Diabetes Month, but for the more than a million children and adults in the U.S. living with Type 1 diabetes, every day and night is a ...

It’s time we stop making jokes about diabetes and other chronic diseases  FanSided

Language matters. As a type 1 diabetic, it's important that I share how people can discuss diabetes and other chronic illnesses without being offensive.

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes  Medical News Today

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes can cause many of the same symptoms, some of which may be difficult to recognize. Being aware of the signs and symptoms can ...

'We're fighting for our lives': Diabetic activists take on drug companies  ABC News

This story is from Kaiser Health News. Angela Lautner knew her thirst was unusual, even for someone directing airplanes, outside in the Memphis summer heat.

9 ways to handle holiday food when you have diabetes  Fox News

During the holiday season, however, when pies, cookies and indulgent recipes are everywhere you look, it can be even more challenging to keep your sugar ...

Diabetic sweets and desserts: Easy alternatives and recipes  Medical News Today

People with diabetes may find it challenging to find sweets and desserts that are safe to enjoy. In this article, learn tips and tricks to make dessert options ...

3 Ways to Prep for Taking an SGLT2 Inhibitor to Manage Diabetes  Everyday Health

Type 2 diabetics may benefit from an SGLT2 inhibitor like Jardiance (empagliflozin) because of the drug's possible heart effects. But you'll need to prep for side ...

Diabetic amputations on the rise in the U.S.  Reuters

(Reuters Health) - - A growing number of people with diabetes in the U.S. are losing toes and feet to the disease by the time they reach middle age, according to ...

Millions of low-risk people with diabetes may be testing their blood sugar too often  Medical Xpress

For people with Type 2 diabetes, the task of testing their blood sugar with a fingertip prick and a drop of blood on a special strip of paper becomes part of ...

Best supplements for diabetes - 2p a day supplements to prevent high blood sugar  Express

SUPPLEMENTS could be used to prevent some diabetes type 2 symptoms, including unexplained weight loss and feeling very tired. Add these cheap capsules ...

Diabetes: Fasting before a blood test might actually be harmful  Medical News Today

Is it actually a good idea for people with diabetes to fast before having a blood cholesterol test? A new study suggests this may do more harm than good.

Diabetes Patients Pressure Drugmakers Over High Price Of Insulin : Shots - Health News  NPR

The price of insulin keeps going up. For people with Type 1 diabetes, high prices can be a life and death issue. Now a grassroots movement is pushing for ...

The Diabetes Symptom That Finally Helped Nick Jonas Get a Diagnosis  Self

In an Instagram post, Nick Jonas talked about the health effects that helped him get diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 13 years ago.

mHealth Wearables Hit the Mark in Tests to Measure Diabetic Foot Care  mHealthIntelligence.com

December 18, 2018 - Researchers in California are touting the mHealth benefits of a sensor-embedded sock that's designed to continuously monitor a patient's ...

Why the Reluctance to Use Biosimilar Insulins for Diabetes?  Medscape

As the US FDA announces that it will soon be changing the way it approves biosimilar insulins, Medscape examines why these cheaper versions of branded ...

Club helping girl to get diabetes alert dog  Fremont Tribune

Hopefully by next summer, Alleecia McElroy will have a new friend.

Type 2 diabetes: A therapeutic avenue is emerging  Science Daily

Restoring the action of insulin is one of the keys to fighting type 2 diabetes. Researchers are developing a therapeutic strategy that uses the properties of an ...

Why does psoriasis increase diabetes risk?  Medical News Today

Research has long established that psoriasis increases the risk of developing diabetes, but the exact nature of the link has been a mystery.

Diabetes hits young adults harder, state report finds  Star Tribune

Diabetes is taking a harsher-than-recognized toll on young adults, who struggle with blood sugar control and end up in hospital care more often than older ...

Using technology-enabled mental health treatments for Type 2 diabetes  Open Access Government

Sarah Bateup analyses how technology-enabled mental health treatments could be used to help those with Type 2 diabetes.

Many Type 2 Diabetics Needlessly Test Their Blood Sugar at Home: Study  Everyday Health

December 14, 2018. Some people with type 2 diabetes are instructed to test their blood sugar levels on a regular basis, but a new study suggests too many ...

Teen with Type 1 diabetes reminds classmates it's no laughing matter  WNDU-TV

After getting a lot of questions and being bullied and shamed for her Type 1 diabetes, one 13-year-old girl from Maine says she's had enough. Now, she's taking ...

New App Helps Children With Diabetes  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Doctors in Dallas have developed an app to help children and parents manage diabetes during illness, as cold and flu season kicks into high gear.

There Is Life after Diabetes | News  Rio Grande Sun

Chris Roybal was losing weight in 2005. A lot of weight. Fast.

Millions of Low-Risk People with Diabetes May Be Testing Blood Sugar Too Often  Michigan Medicine

For more than 29 million Americans with type 2 diabetes, the task of testing their blood sugar with a fingertip prick and a drop of blood on a special strip of paper ...

SC patients, families struggling with diabetes hit hard with rising insulin costs  Charleston Post Courier

In 1922, Frederick Banting, Charles Best and James Collip discovered a way to provide insulin for the treatment of diabetes. At the time, the discovery was ...

Redefining Diabetes  American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

For many of the 425 million people worldwide with diabetes, managing their disease and forestalling its serious complications remain frustratingly out of reach.

Diabetes: What New Prevention and Treatment Options Are Available?  Maine Public

Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. Approximately 11.1 percent of the adult population in Maine have it and 36000 Mainers have diabetes but don't.

Soda poses greater diabetes risk than sugary foods, study says  New York Post

Drinking sweetened drinks — like soda — could increase your chance of developing a certain type of diabetes more than other fructose-containing foods, ...

The Fitness Holiday Gift Guide for People with Diabetes  A Sweet Life

This year, give the gift of fitness to your loved one with diabetes. Along with regular blood sugar monitoring, exercise is a crucial part of everyone's diabetes ...

Diabetes: The discovery of insulin  Medical News Today

Diabetes is a disorder centering around a deficiency or lack of insulin. The treatments available today would not have been possible without the discovery of ...

Diabetes and the eyes  KPLC

People with diabetes are at a higher risk for issues in the eye than those without the disease.

Diabetes Management Resources at Your Fingertips  American Veterinarian

Henry Schein Animal Health offers free articles, infographics, and videos to help veterinary teams and pet parents manage canine and feline diabetes.

New Exercise Guidelines: What They Mean for Diabetics  Everyday Health

The proven health benefits of exercise for diabetics are endless. Find out what the U.S. government's new guidelines for exercise mean for people living with the ...

Healthcast: Simple steps to stop diabetes  KFDX

There are about 425 million people around the world living with diabetes. That number is expected to grow to 629 million by the year 2045. Here are some tips to ...

7 Frustrating Sleep Disrupting Symptoms of Diabetes  Psychology Today

Let's take a closer look at the specific sleep disorders that influence the condition of diabetes.

Heart disease, diabetes ravaging Hispanic communities  Orlando Sentinel

More than 30 million Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes. And millions more have elevated blood sugar levels, so they're at high risk of developing the ...

Antioxidants may prevent cognitive impairment in diabetes  Science Daily

Cognitive difficulties in patients with diabetes, caused by repeated episodes of low blood sugar, could be reduced with antioxidants, according to a new study.

Type 2 diabetes in the non-pregnant patient  Contemporary Obgyn

Ob/gyns play a pivotal role in diabetes management due to the condition's increasing prevalence in women and its potential effects on overall and reproductive ...

Fasting for Lab Tests May Not Be Good for patients with Diabetes  dLife.com

Fasting before a blood test for cholesterol tests is common practice, but new research from Michigan State University shows it is a contributing factor of low blood ...

Riding for a cure; Man raising money for diabetes  Cleburne Times-Review

An idea started a journey for Rex Covington, 60, of Fort Worth who has been traveling on his motorcycle for the past five months across the country to raise ...

Alcohol May Keep Patients With Diabetes From Reaching Long-Term Weight Loss Goals  AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

A newly published study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing finds that heavy alcohol consumption poses a risk for suboptimal long-term ...

Diabetes can be diagnosed by simply shining a light on your skin  New Scientist News

Researchers have developed a tool that diagnoses high blood sugar levels simply by analysing the pattern of fluorescent light reflected off the skin.

They’re learning to live with diabetes as a child or teen  Miami Herald

A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes can mean a big change in a child's lifestyle, including closely monitoring blood sugar. They learn to count carbohydrates, ...

Gut microbiome may affect some anti-diabetes drugs  Science Daily

Why do orally-administered drugs for diabetes work for some people but not others? According to researchers, bacteria that make up the gut microbiome may be ...

Try These 3 Diabetes-Friendly Holiday Recipes  Healthline

For people living with diabetes, trying to cook for the holiday season can feel next to impossible. You want to try and balance what is diabetes-friendly with what ...

Ask the Expert: What is the best treatment for diabetes?  New Jersey Herald

Elkin A. Nunez, M.D., is an endocrinologist at Atlantic Health System's Newton and Hackettstown medical centers.

HS Notebook: Elmira, Horseheads girls team up again in fight against diabetes  Elmira Star-Gazette

Last season the Horseheads and Elmira girls basketball teams combined to raise more than $500 that went toward fighting juvenile diabetes. This season the ...

Shoulder ultrasound can predict, confirm type 2 diabetes  Healio

An ultrasound of the shoulder could be both a predictor and confirming tool for type 2 diabetes, according to study data presented at the Radiological Society of ...

Diabetic Patients Report Skimping on Tx Because of High Costs  MedPage Today

One in four patients at an urban diabetes center reported underuse of prescribed insulin because of insulin costs, researchers reported. In a survey of nearly 200 ...

40M people with diabetes will be left without insulin by 2030, study predicts  KSL.com

NEW YORK (CNN) — As the number of people living with diabetes continues to rise, the access to insulin needed to meet growing demand will fall short, a new ...

American Idol Judge Randy Jackson Shares Six Tips for Living With Diabetes  Parade

In 2000, former American Idol judge Randy Jackson thought he had the flu, but when the symptoms persisted, he went to the doctor and was diagnosed with ...

US dietary guidelines recommend low carb approach for people with diabetes  Diabetes.co.uk

The benefits of eating low carb have been recognised in the official dietary guidelines of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The 2019 ADA's Standards ...

National consumer warning on Chicago business that buys, resells diabetic strips  Chicago Sun-Times

A Chicago company that buys and resells diabetic testing strips is the subject of a rare second national warning from the Better Business Bureau, which says the ...

Penny Marshall's death: Ex Rob Reiner, Tom Hanks, other stars mourn  USA TODAY

Penny Marshall's death from complications relating to diabetes moved the Hollywood community to grieve on social media. Director and actor Rob Reiner ...

What to Know About the Flu if You Have Diabetes  U.S. News & World Report

People with chronic diseases need to take special precautions to stay healthy during flu season.

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