Diabetes risk

Getting Over Diabetes Burnout

March 16, 2015

Ginger Vieira has lived with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease since 1999. She is the author of Your Diabetes Science Experiment and Emotional Eating with Diabetes, and currently works as a freelance writer. [...]

Body Mass Index and Heart Disease Risk: Is There A Connection?

March 16, 2015

There are several important numbers everyone should know — your address, phone number, social security number and date of birth. You should also know about numbers related to your body, such as height, weight and age. Do you know another important number that gives information about you? Are you familiar with your BMI? [...]

Binge-Eating In Teenage Girls Can Increase Risk of Diabetes

March 16, 2015

Could binge eating lead to diabetes? Teenage girls and young-adult women sometimes eat in a disordered way because they worry too much about their bodies, or they may be looking for approval from friends, or suffering from depression. Although many cases of disordered eating involve restricting food, binge-eating is also a problem. Research from the “Growing Up Today Study” suggests that teenage or young-adult women who binge eat have more risk of getting type 2 diabetes. The scientists were surprised to find that a person’s weight, which is normally a risk factor for getting diabetes, did not seem to play a role in their findings. [...]

Children’s Insulin Levels May Point to Future Diabetes

January 6, 2015

  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

January 6, 2015

  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 [...]

Can Lack of Sleep Lead to Weight Gain and Diabetes?

May 31, 2014

It may come as no surprise to you to learn that overweight, obesity, and diabetes are some of the most common medical problems found in adults today. Part of what is so alarming about these diseases is that they put you at risk for a variety of other health problems, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart attacks. [...]
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