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Diabetes and Diet

Type 3 Diabetes

At first blush, it may be hard to imagine a connection between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. But it’s real—and it’s so strong that some experts are now referring to it as type 3 diabetes or brain diabetes. By any name, it’s the progression from type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer’s

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Gestational Diabetes: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

Gestational diabetes, or diabetes that occurs in the second and third trimester of pregnancy and resolves at birth, occurs in approximately 9.2 percent of pregnancies in the United States. Gestational diabetes is defined as impaired glucose tolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy.  It occurs in women who have never had overt diabetes

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Which Diabetes Is More Complicated?

You may wonder which diabetes is more complicated: type 1 or type 2?  While we know are both equally harmful to the body, let’s better understand the two main types of diabetes, to help us determine which is more complicated and which is more difficult to manage.

What Is the Major Difference Between the

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Seven Types Of Diabetes And Their Prevalence

Most people are familiar with the more common forms of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.  But, did you know there are other forms of the disease as well?  Often, due to the complexity of the disease, it’s hard to diagnose and distinguish between the various forms.  For starters, we will explore

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Are Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes Genetic?

Diabetes is a complex disease that has no single cause.  You may wonder how you developed yours.  You may also worry whether your children might develop it.  Finding out whether diabetes is genetic is a good place to start.

Unlike other traits, diabetes doesn’t seem to be inherited in a simple pattern.

However, it

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Artificial Sweeteners May Lead To Diabetes; Obesity

New research presented at the annual Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego last weekend looked at the influence of sugar and artificial sweeteners on vascular health in relation to diabetes.

Artificial sweeteners have been used as alternatives to sugar for a long time, but it’s only recently that the negative implications of using them in the

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Who Does Diabetes Affect?

Diabetes is a disease that can affect anyone regardless of their gender, race or ethnicity.  However, it is important to note that certain groups of people are more susceptible to developing the disease than others.  Knowing these groups of people will help you make a more concrete decision to keep yourself away from factors

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Diabetes Rankings In The United States

Where does your state rank in terms of prevalence of diabetes?

Today, in the United States, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the nation, accounting for more than 80,000 deaths every year.  It also contributes to other health conditions such as heart disease, which is the leading cause of death and

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Diabetes Diagnosis And When To Get Screened

An unprecedented number of people are living with diabetes today in the United States without even knowing it.  According to the National Institute of Health, diabetes affects nearly 26 million American children and adults, including seven million people who have yet to be diagnosed with the disease.

The disease often goes undiagnosed until much

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What Causes Diabetes In Men And Women?

Diabetes is a metabolic condition characterized by high sugar levels in the blood. This happens when the body doesn’t produce enough of the hormone “insulin” or it is not able to use the secreted insulin.

Insulin is secreted by a specialized group of cells from the pancreas called the “β- cells of islet of

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Traveling With Diabetes—Travel Letter

Today, security concerns have impeded travel and made it more difficult for the average traveler to get from point A to point B. For a person with diabetes, the necessary tools for diabetes management can present yet one more hurdle in the quest to get to your destination. To help keep things flowing as

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Diabetes And Cold Feet

We’ve all heard of a bride or groom “getting cold feet” before walking down the aisle, but for people with diabetes, having cold feet takes on another meaning entirely.
What Causes Cold Feet?

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, a form of nerve damage, is one of the most common causes of cold feet. About sixty to

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Diabetes Medical Management Plan Form For School

If your child has diabetes, it can be nerve-wracking sending them off to school—knowing that not all school staff understand proper diabetes management or know what to do in an emergency.

Younger or newly diagnosed students may need help with all aspects of their diabetes care and doctor’s orders for school care need to be specific for

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The Other Cholesterol Test We All Should Get

If you have type 2 diabetes, chances are you know whether or not you have high cholesterol. The two often go hand in hand. You may know your total cholesterolnumber, or your doctor may have gone a step further and told you your LDL cholesterol number. Either way, if the number was above the healthy limit

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The Diabetes-Sleep Apnea Link

Maybe your bedmate has noticed that you snore loudly and stop breathing for seconds or even minutes at a time, and then start again with a loud snort or gasp. Or perhaps you’re inexplicably tired during the day despite getting a solid seven or eight hours of sleep. If this sounds like you, you

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Insulin For Type 2 Diabetes

Many people with type 2 diabetes will eventually require insulin to keep their diabetes in control. In fact, most experts believe we wait too long in the progression of type 2 diabetes before starting people on insulin. Progressing to insulin does not mean you are failing, but just that your body needs a little more help

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Oral Diabetes Medications

Actos
Amaryl
Avandia
Cycloset
DiaBeta
Diabenese
Farxiga
Fortamet
Glucophage
Glucophage XR

Glucotrol
Glucotrol XL
Glumetza
Glynase
Glycet
Invokana
Januvia
Jardiance
Metformin
Nesina

Onglyza
Orinase
Prandin
Precose
Riomet
Starlix
Tolinase
Tradjenta
Welchol

Biguanides
Glucophage (generic name: metformin)
Glucophage XR (generic name: metformin hydrochloride) extended release
Fortamet (generic name: metformin hydrochloride) extended release
Glumetza (generic name: metformin hydrochloride) extended release
Riomet (generic name: metformin hydrochloride liquid)

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Type 2 Diabetes Medicines You Inject

1. Bydureon
What Is Bydureon?
Bydureon is a member of the GLP-1 receptor agonist* family of medicines. Bydureon works in several places in the body, and addresses four different problems that may occur in people with diabetes. It works by supporting a system of hormones in the gut called the incretin system. These gut hormones are

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5 Weight Loss Drugs Approved By FDA

Americans are learning to downsize everything—except food portions. Despite efforts by the medical community and governmental and private organizations, the obesity epidemic seems to be a runaway train. And what’s keeping up with that train? The type 2 diabetes prevalence.

Just as there’s no magic bullet for any big health problem, there’s no magic weight loss capsule.

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Depression And Diabetes

Depression can strike anyone, but people who have diabetes appear to be at greater risk. In fact, studies suggest that people who have type 2 diabetes have a much as double the risk of depression as people who don’t. The rate of depression is thought to be at least three times higher in people with type

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Which Diabetes Is More Complicated?

You may wonder which diabetes is more complicated: type 1 or type 2?  While we know are both equally harmful to the body, let’s better understand the two main types of diabetes, to help us determine which is more complicated and which is more difficult to manage.

What Is the Major Difference Between the

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What Type Of Diabetes Requires Insulin?

Have you been diagnosed with diabetes and wondering if that means you will have to start taking insulin?

The answer to this question depends on two factors: which type of diabetes you were diagnosed with and how much your condition has progressed.
Insulin Needs In The Two Types Of Diabetes
Even though patients with

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20 Countries With The Highest Diabetes Rates

Today, virtually all countries, irrespective of their epidemiological, economic developmental, and demographical variability, are being faced with an increasing burden of non-communicable disease, including diabetes.

According to a new report from the International Diabetes Federation, an estimated 382 million people have diabetes throughout the world and has been projected to increase to 300 million

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What Are The Symptoms Of Type 1 Diabetes?

If you or someone you know is concerned they might have Type 1 Diabetes, it’s important to know what common symptoms are important to look for in order to seek appropriate medical care.  We’ll provide some background and what to look for.
What Is Type 1 Diabetes?
Diabetes is a metabolic condition that develops

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Amazing D-Tech: Continuous Glucose Monitoring

By far the techiest of all d-Tech is continuous glucose monitoring, known simply as CGM. It’s so frickin’ high-tech, it borders on magic. It’s the CT scanner of blood glucose testing—it lets you see what’s happening inside your body in a whole new way.

Now, to be honest, CGM is an absolute lie, because

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Link Between Hypoglycemia And Dementia Further Elucidated

Severe hypoglycemia has much more serious consequences in people who have both diabetes and dementia than those with diabetes alone, according to new research.

The study, conducted in the U.K., found that following hypoglycemia, older adults with both diabetes and dementia were 67% more likely to die compared to those with diabetes alone.

“Hypoglycaemia

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Weight Loss Drug Shows Positive Effect On Diabetes

A weight loss drug, lorcaserin, was found to reduce the risk of diabetes by 19 percent in patients with prediabetes in a recent study. The drug is manufactured by the trial’s sponsor, Eisai Inc.

In addition to reporting sustained weight loss without an increased risk of major cardiovascular events, researchers also presented data showing that lorcaserin also

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