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Diabetes Health Updates

  People with Type 1 Diabetes May Need Different Blood Glucose Goals Low blood glucose (called hypoglycemia) can be especially dangerous for people with type 1 diabetes. If they don’t keep their blood glucose high enough, they can face serious problems like losing consciousness or even [...]

The Heart Healthy News Brief: January 12 to 18, 2015

Whole grains may extend life Whole grains are the fiber rich, natural forms of the carbohydrates that you are told to consume daily as part of a heart healthy lifestyle.  And not only are whole grains good for your heart, but they are also good for extending your life.  A study in the Journal of [...]

ADA Recommends New Standards for People with Diabetes

  The American Diabetes Association, or ADA, is an organization that helps people with diabetes, and is actively trying to find a cure for the disease. Every year, they publish a new edition of their Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. This paper outlines new diabetes research that was [...]

Children’s Insulin Levels May Point to Future Diabetes

  You probably already know that insulin plays a big role in diabetes. You need this important hormone to keep your blood glucose levels under control. If you don’t make enough (as in type 1 diabetes), or if the insulin your body makes doesn’t work as well as it should (as in type 2 [...]

New Ways to Predict Type 2 Diabetes Risk in American Indians

  There are many different ways your healthcare provider can tell if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes. Signs of future diabetes include: Poor blood glucose control Overweight or obesity A waist over 35” for women, or 40” for men High blood pressure, cholesterol, and/or triglyceride [...]

Asian Americans Have Higher Diabetes Risk at Lower BMI

  For many people, being overweight or obese comes with serious health risks. One of these is a higher risk for type 2 diabetes than people at normal weights have. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) suggests that anyone with a BMI over 25–which is classed as “overweight”–should [...]

Some Obese People Do Not Face Metabolic Problems

  Most healthcare providers will tell you that overweight and obesity are connected to serious metabolic conditions, like high blood pressure, high triglycerides (blood fats), type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For many people with a BMI (Body Mass Index) over 30, this is true. But some [...]

Imaginary Exercise May Help You Keep Real Muscle Mass

  If you’re looking for big benefits without a lot of physical activity every day, strength training is one of the best exercises to do. Weight lifting, yoga, Pilates, and bodyweight exercises (like squats, push-ups, and pull-ups) have been found to lower type 2 diabetes risk and help people [...]

Many People Believe False Weight Loss Supplement Claims

  If you have tried to lose weight while having a chronic condition like diabetes, you know how hard it can be. Losing weight takes a balanced meal plan, good sleep, and plenty of physical activity. Yet very few people keep the weight off over the long term, and this is probably why there are [...]

Low Income Linked to Worse Diabetes Control

  Diabetes poses many challenges. As soon as you are diagnosed–which may be in childhood–you will have to manage your blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels; see a few different healthcare providers regularly; exercise more; take medicines correctly; and follow a healthy meal [...]

Researchers Make Skin Patch to Heal Diabetes Foot Ulcers

  People with diabetes are at a high risk for certain complications, including heart disease, stroke, nerve damage and blindness. Diabetes complications are now less common than they used to be, because we have better ways of testing for and preventing them. However, it is still important to [...]
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