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Diabetes and Diet

Preventing Heart Disease

By Merle Myerson, MD, EdD, director, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program People with diabetes are at a higher-than-average risk of developing cardiovascular problems. Do you know how to prevent these

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Helping Your Overweight Child

Healthy eating and physical activity are habits worth developing, as they are key to your child’s well-being. Eating too much and exercising too little can lead to weight gain and related health problems that can follow children into their adult years. You can take an active role in helping your child—and your whole family—to

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13 Ways To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Uncontrolled cases can cause blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and other serious conditions. Before diabetes is diagnosed, there is a period where blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This is known as pre diabetes. It’s estimated that

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New Risk Score Far More Effective For Diabetes Diagnosis

A new way of screening babies and adults for future risk of type 1 diabetes will be much more effective at identifying the condition than current methods, new research finds.Researchers at the University of Exeter and the Pacific Northwest Research Institute in Seattle have developed a new risk score which takes into account detailed genetic information

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Abbott And Novo Nordisk Partner To Provide Digital Solution For Those Using Insulin

Abbott and Novo Nordisk today announced a deal that connects two key technologies: Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and connected insulin pens. The companies plan to integrate insulin dose data from Novo Nordisk’s connected pens directly into the digital health tools that are compatible with Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre system.

Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre system reads glucose

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Product Review: Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System

It seems like new smartphone applications are popping up daily to help improve the lives of people with diabetes.We’ll take a look into the Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System, a pocket-sized FDA cleared device, which, using a mobile application, turns your smartphone into your blood glucose meter. The device is essentially a “smart” glucose monitor.

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10 Ways To Lose Weight After 40

Once you hit the big 4-0 things are not quite like they use to be, your metabolism slows and it’s not as easy as it used to be to lose weight. There are many reasons for this, including changes in hormones, your activity level and what you choose to eat. Here are a few

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6 Simple Breakfast Ideas For Busy Mornings

Figuring out what’s for breakfast can be an important first step that you take to set you in the right direction for the rest of the day. Sometimes, it’s hard to come up with easy, satisfying meals that fit within your carbohydrate requirements.We get expert advice from Cindy Dillard, RD, LDN, CDE of Novant Health Diabetes

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Silent Signals When Blood Sugars Are High

Diabetes is often called a silent disease because it’s symptoms are often easy-to-miss.According to recent CDC statistics, nearly 1 in 4 four adults living with diabetes – 7.2 million Americans – didn’t know they had the condition. And, only 11.6 percent of adults with prediabetes knew they had it.

What are some of the symptoms

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Best Pre-Workout Snacks For People With Diabetes

What you need to eat and how much before your workout depends on many factors, including the intensity of your workout, and the duration of exercise.Snacks may be necessary for some people with diabetes on certain oral medications or insulin. For example, someone on a mixed insulin regimen may find that a morning snack

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What Does Your A1C Number Really Mean?

We dFolk are bombarded with numbers, goals, and targets. We’re frequently told where we should be, but not how high our risk is when we can’t reach our targets. Here, we break down A1C numbers into a simple green-light, yellow-light, red-light format, to give you perspective on when (and how much) to worry, when

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Review: World’s First “Artificial Pancreas,” Medtronic’s MiniMed® 670G System

It’s almost been a year since the world’s first “artificial pancreas,” Medtronic’s MiniMed® 670G System has been commercially available. The device is the only approved insulin pump in the world that automatically delivers basal insulin to control blood glucose levels.

We reviewed the MiniMed® 670G system with renown diabetes expert, Dr. David Klonoff, medical director of the Diabetes Research

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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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Complications: How Diabetes Can Affect The Body

With more than 80,000 people dying annually from diabetes and diabetes-related complications, the disease is ranked as the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S.However, as common and deadly as this disease can be, having good knowledge of how diabetes affects your body will go a long way to help you prevent complications from

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Sugar Spikes Common In People Without Diabetes

A new study from Stanford University School of Medicine shows that blood sugar levels in people without diabetes fluctuate more than they think.The researchers used continuous glucose monitoring devices instead of the traditional finger prick method to gather more accurate blood sugar levels.

“There are lots of folks running around with their glucose levels spiking, and

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New Ways To Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers Quickly

The Centers for Disease Control reports that 15 percent of Americans living with type 2 diabetes struggle with hard-to-heal foot ulcers. Now, a biomedical engineering team at Michigan Tech wants to reduce how long it takes for diabetic foot ulcers to heal. They want to take the typical healing period from 150 to 21 days.

They

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Sweetened Drinks Could Raise Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes More Than Foods With Fructose

Drinking sweetened beverages may put you at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes more than consuming foods that contain fructose, a naturally occurring sugar, according to a new Canadian study. Researchers from the University of Toronto, Canada, combined data from more than 150 studies, including more than 5,000 individuals.

They specifically looked at the effect of different food

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12 Steps To Turn Around Your Prediabetes

The initial shock of your prediabetes diagnosis may be wearing off. And now you’re wondering what you can do, short of taking prescription drugs, to prevent type 2 diabetes. The good news: Many and perhaps most people can reverse their prediabetes. At the very least, you can significantly improve your blood glucose numbers.It’s going to take a

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American Diabetes Association Alert Day ® 2018

Diabetes Alert Day is here!  This day, observed annually on the fourth Tuesday of March is a 1-day wake-up call to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes.  The day is particularly a day to call to action undiagnosed or untreated diabetes.
Some Diabetes Facts:

Diabetes affects about 30 million of people

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What Is Prediabetes And Can You Turn It Around?

If it’s one thing that surprises Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RDN, author of The Protein-Packed Breakfast, it’s how many people walk into her office with lab results showing they have prediabetes but have no idea. “I see a lot of people who have prediabetes and the doctor didn’t say a word to them,” Harris-Pincus says.  The author

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The Body Adapts To Occasional Short-Term Overeating

It’s known that overeating impairs blood sugar control and insulin levels. Now, a new study from Australia suggests that the duration of overeating can affect how the body adapts glucose and insulin processing when calorie intake increases. Obesity and Type 2 diabetes have increased significantly worldwide within the past 30 years. Lifestyle factors such as overindulging in high-calorie

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