Diabetes Information

Insulin


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. When you eat, a certain amount of the food will be converted into glucose and enter the bloodstream. As the sugar levels rise, the body senses it and the pancreas secretes insulin to lower the sugar. This is insulin's second main function.

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. I was a raving lunatic to begin with so my brain was mostly mush at that point. Add to that everything began with "H". Mix this "H" with that "H" but first charge this "H" with air, then draw this "H" first followed by that "H" but make sure you roll this "H" between your palms and for crying-out-loud don't shake that "H". Anyway I guess osmosis worked and all of that information finally seeped in. We were officially diabetic now.

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.

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. It was mostly just paying attention, luck, and decent communication between my girls and me, granted sometimes at the top of our lungs.

Improper pH Balance Increases Risk and Damage of Diabetes


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:

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.

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. Your feet felt numb throughout the day, but now feel like they are on fire. Nothing seems to help as you watch the hours on the clock pass by, hoping to fall asleep.

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. Then there is the problem of progression of diabetic complications if one ends up with excess glucose or fat in the system. Excess carbohydrates in a meal, and the resulting uncontrolled blood sugar levels can be detrimental to any number of tissues, from the lens of the eye, to the neurons, small blood vessels and the kidneys. Fat is also a problem with increase incidences of atherosclerosis, large vessel disease and cardiac complications. What, then is the appropriate macronutrient for the diabetic population? Enough medical literature exists to suggest that in diabetes, proteins are probably the best bet.

Low-Carb: The Role of Insulin


There are three basic units the body uses for energy:

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. We now understand we have been drawn into a different lifestyle that will last as long as we are parents. Even when our child is grown up and leaves home we will still be concerned and involved with the diabetes community.

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Staying Healthy With Type 2 Diabetes  WebMD

You have a lot of power to determine what your future with type 2 diabetes looks like. Here are questions to ask your doctor to stay healthy.


Prediabetes Doesn't Have to Turn Into Diabetes: Making Sure It Doesn't  Healthline

Researchers say a majority of people diagnosed with prediabetes don't end up developing type 2 diabetes.


Trial data highlight need for redefined guidelines for older adults with diabetes  Healio

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AstraZeneca's Farxiga fails to get FDA approval for Type-1 diabetes  Reuters

British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its diabetes treatment, Farxiga, for use as a ...


Can Chronic Kidney Disease Cause Type 2 Diabetes?  Diabetes In Control

A new study examines why type 2 diabetes incident rate is higher in patients with chronic kidney disease: does kidney disease cause diabetes?


Types of diabetes tests  Medical News Today

Doctors use various tests to detect type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Here, learn about these tests, including how to prepare for them, what they evaluate, ...


Guidance on Medication for Diabetes Patients on Low Carb Diet  Medscape

A protocol for adjusting hypoglycaemic medications for patients on a low carbohydrate diet has been published.


How Technology Is Changing Life With Diabetes  WebMD

Innovative devices have streamlined diabetes management. Here are just a few of the new gadgets that have made life easier for people with type 1 and type 2 ...


Public knowledge, attitude and practice toward diabetes mellitus in Ha | IJGM  Dove Medical Press

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12 Facts About Diabetes Mellitus  Mental Floss

Thirty million Americans—about 9 percent of the country's population—are living with diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes. This chronic condition is ...


Crucial for Congress to fund life-saving diabetes research | TheHill  The Hill

More than 1.25 million Americans live with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and 40000 are diagnosed each year.


Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 8 meant growing up quickly  Washington Post

I still remember that stupid orange. I was 8 and in an intensive care unit. The nurse told me to practice sticking a syringe into the fruit. The orange was supposed ...


Type 2 diabetes on the rise in Wisconsin  WEAU

Two out of five people living in Wisconsin will develop type 2 diabetes at some point in their lifetime according to a new study.


Are apps the future of the battle against diabetes?  Financial Times

Every day diabetics make dozens of decisions about their health alone. But a new generation of start-ups is trying to use smartphones and internet-connected ...


First-Line Metformin Use in Gestational Diabetes Improves Patient Satisfaction  Endocrinology Advisor

Using metformin as first-line therapy for gestational diabetes may improve patient satisfaction, according to study results published in the Canadian Journal of ...


Soule: Auburn diabetes expo to feature strength training talks  Auburn Citizen

Many people think that Type 2 diabetes is a line in the sand, an end of many things. There was the life before they were diagnosed with diabetes, and then.


Brothers take diabetes advocacy to Washington, D.C.  The Columbian

The Ross brothers sure do have a lot in common. They both do karate, have Type 1 diabetes and advocate for those with the chronic condition. And they've both ...


Managing diabetes: An overview of available digital tools  MobiHealthNews

Gone are the days of endless finger pricks to test blood glucose levels and complicated mental calculations to deduce carbohydrate ratios with insulin.


Diabetes self-management tips  Medical News Today

A person can manage their diabetes by making healthful changes to their diet, exercising frequently, and regularly taking the necessary medications. Here, learn ...


Type 2 diabetes: A certain beverage has been proven to help reduce the risk - what is it?  Express

TYPE 2 diabetes can lead to serious health problems if left untreated including heart diseases or strokes. The condition can be prevented by drinking a certain ...


Underwood calls high Diabetes drug prices 'unjustified' at Plainfield event  Northwest Herald

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, recently released a report on the prices of diabetes drugs for seniors and uninsured Americans.


Type 2 diabetes: The sweet tasting food that could help lower blood sugar  Express

TYPE 2 diabetes is a condition which causes a person's blood glucose (sugar) levels to spike, and left untreated, serious and sometimes life-threatening health ...


New type 2 diabetes agents offer options to prevent heart failure  Healio

PHILDELPHIA — Adults with type 2 diabetes who experience heart failure have a high risk for mortality and hospitalization, but several new type 2 diabetes ...


Most older adults with 'prediabetes' don't develop diabetes  Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Older adults with slightly elevated blood sugar, sometimes called "prediabetes," usually don't develop full-blown diabetes, a Swedish study ...


Utah Family Sues After Son With Diabetes Is Kept From School  The New York Times

The school district placed the boy on “home and hospital status,” denying him “his right to attend school with his non-diabetic peers,” the lawsuit says.


Cigarette smoking and diabetes, their relationship  Baxter Bulletin

According to a CDC report, smokers are 30 to 40 percent more likely to get type 2 diabetes than nonsmokers; the more one smokes, the higher the risk.


Bernie Sanders to join people with type 1 diabetes on Canada trip for cheaper insulin  CNN

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will travel to Canada later this month with Type 1 diabetes patients seeking cheaper insulin as part of his ongoing efforts to ...


Metformin shows promise for vascular health in adolescents with type 1 diabetes  Healio

PHILDELPHIA — Adolescents with type 1 diabetes already show early hallmarks of cardiovascular disease, and an intervention with a commonly used type 2 ...


The mountain climbers showing diabetes doesn't have to be an uphill struggle  BBC News

Why two men with type one diabetes are hiking to the the highest points in all 50 US states - in 50 days.


AstraZeneca’s Farxiga fails to get U.S. approval for Type-1 diabetes  Physician's Weekly

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Health Center seeks to curb rise in diabetes  Monitor

HARLINGEN — It was such an eye opener. Although Mary Menegay has had to manage her diabetes for years, she gained a great deal of new information ...


3 Top Diabetes Stocks to Watch in July  Motley Fool

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases across the globe, and its prevalence is expected to rise due to the unchecked obesity epidemic. As a result, the ...


FDA approves new treatment for pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes  FDA.gov

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Victoza (liraglutide) injection for treatment of pediatric patients 10 years or older with type 2 diabetes.


'Double Whammy': Where do PCSK9 Inhibitors Fit for Diabetes/ACS?  Medscape

Patients with diabetes as well as ACS and uncontrolled high cholesterol have a "double whammy" that makes them candidates for PCSK9 inhibitors to prevent ...


In busy ED, text message program can reach sickest patients with diabetes  Healio

SAN FRANCISCO — The ED is a novel location to find some of the sickest patients in need of diabetes care, and a simple mobile health intervention using text ...


Apple continues expanding into health care by selling a consumer-focused diabetes monitor in stores  CNBC

The introduction of the $69.95 monitor is a prime example of how Apple is increasingly breaking into the health space by making the iPhone and Apple Watch a ...


Acupuncture For Diabetes Confirmed  HealthCMi

Acupuncture aids weight loss and reduces blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes patients. Sanming County Hospital of Integrated Medicine researchers (Fujian) ...


SGLT Inhibitors in Type 1 Diabetes: ADA Suggests Caution  Diabetes In Control

There is currently a huge unmet need for non-insulin add on therapy in type 1 diabetes, but are SGLT inhibitors in type 1 the right drug for the job?


Inside the insulin caravan battling diabetes and high drug prices in the U.S.  CBS News

"Getting diagnosed today in 2019 in America with type 1 diabetes – it is a death sentence for some people"


Julie Johnson is helping raise money for diabetes outreach programs  ABC 10 News NOW

MARQUETTE COUNTY — Diabetes type 1 & 2 is a disease that affects many people in the United States but also here in the Upper Peninsula.


5-year-old Arizona boy lobbies Congress for diabetes funding  AZCentral

Gilbert's Grant Leonard, 5, was among 165 children to lobby Congress for renewal of the Special Diabetes Program. He met Arizona's senators.


Probability of dementia diagnosis higher with diabetes, underweight  Healio

Japanese older adults with diabetes or a BMI of less than 18.5 kg/m2 are more likely to develop dementia than those without either condition, according to ...


Researchers find protein that might prevent, reverse diabetes  Medical News Today

A recent study finds that targeting a specific protein within the fat cells of mice reverses type 2 diabetes. The results also show that the protein can prevent the ...


Poorer Americans are more at risk of Type 2 diabetes  MarketWatch

A new study suggests a worrying wealth gap in the prevalence of this life-threatening illness.


Needle-Free Diabetes Care Market Top Countries Data, Emerging Technologies, Sales Revenue, Driving Factors, Development Status, Opportunity Assessment and Industry Strategies 2023 |  Medgadget

Market Highlights: According to International Diabetes Federation, diabetes is becoming one of the major diseases because about 420 million adults of the.


What makes diabetes the most Googled disease in the world?  Augusta Free Press

According to a survey, it was found that diabetes is the highly Googled ailment in six states (New Mexico, Iowa, South Dakota, Indiana, Hawaii and Wisconsin).


How strength training may help people with diabetes  Medical News Today

Brazilian scientists conducted a study on mice and found that strength training can reduce liver fat and improve blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.


Livongo, diabetes-coaching startup, files IPO in a test for health tech  STAT

The IPO is expected to be among the first for a new generation of slick and savvy venture-backed companies in the U.S. digital health sector.


Diabetes advocate lambastes Minn. Senate GOP for omitting insulin act  Southernminn.com

ST. PAUL — The nationwide movement to lower insulin costs might be reaching a fever pitch, but for advocate Quinn Nystrom, its successes are little more than ...


Cutting just 300 calories per day from your diet can help reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease  MarketWatch

Instead of a bagel or a muffin, why not have an 80-calorie slice of toast.


7 Celebrities Who Spoke Up About Diabetes Misconceptions  Yahoo Lifestyle

These celebrities set the record straight on common misconceptions people have about diabetes.


How does diabetic retinopathy influence cataract surgery?  Modern Retina

Study compares preoperative risk factors, co-pathology in patients.


Lawmakers Look To Address 'Staggering' Diabetes Costs In Wisconsin  Wisconsin Public Radio News

The number of people with diabetes is expected to increase and some Wisconsin state lawmakers are hoping to turn the trend around.


VIDEO: Heart in Diabetes offers multidisciplinary view on cardiometabolic disorders  Healio

PHILADELPHIA — In this video exclusive, Yehuda Handelsman, MD, FACP, FNLA, FASPC, MACE, co-chair of the third annual Heart in Diabetes conference, ...


Mothers' education can matter for diabetic kids  Reuters

Family background can matter for the health of diabetic children, according to researchers in Denmark who found young patients' blood sugar control was linked ...


Diabetes: Some antidepressants reduce death risk  Medical News Today

After studying more than 50000 people with diabetes and depression, scientists found that those who took antidepressants had a lower risk of death.


Building Hope Helps Put a Positive Spin on Having Diabetes  EndocrineWeb

To help you stay positive and remain hopeful about managing your diabetes, make a plan to take your medication as directed, add more steps to your day, chew ...


Diabetes drug may block anti-aging effect of exercise  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A popular diabetes drug sometimes taken to slow aging may diminish some of the expected health benefits of aerobic exercise in healthy older adults, according ...


One Third Of People Admitted To Hospital Have 'Silent' Type 2 Diabetes  10 daily

John Pahos considers himself a fit and healthy 58-year-old.


How a hasty Facebook post became a lesson in understanding diabetes | Doreen Christensen  Sun Sentinel

I'm sorry my uninformed opinion was hurtful about the man in the restaurant who was checking his blood sugar and administering life-saving insulin before his ...


Experimental drug, first of its kind, may delay Type 1 diabetes  ABC News

A new drug may delay the onset of insulin-dependent Type 1 diabetes in those who are at high risk for the autoimmune disease, according to the results of a trial ...


Statins may double the risk of type 2 diabetes  Medical News Today

New research examines the risk of receiving a type 2 diabetes diagnosis among those who are taking statins to lower their cholesterol.


Can A Drug That Delays The Onset Of Type 1 Diabetes Be A Success?  Forbes

Not to be confused with type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes in which your body does not use insulin properly, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune ...


Exercise you should and should not do if you have diabetes - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Exercise and physical activity are deemed essential for people with diabetes, but not all types of exercise are recommended.


Diabetes: The History of a Public Health Crisis  Bowdoin News

Around thirty million Americans suffer from diabetes, more than seven million of them undiagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...


Local diabetes advocate headed to Congress | News  Denton Record Chronicle

Lexi Quilty, 17, is headed to the nation's capital in less than a month as both a tourist and delegate.


Promising approach: Prevent diabetes with intermittent fasting  Science Daily

Intermittent fasting is known to improve sensitivity to the blood glucose-lowering hormone insulin and to protect against fatty liver. Scientists have now ...


Black Diabetes Patients: CV Benefit of GLP-1s, SGLT2s Not Demonstrated  Diabetes In Control

Claims of improved cardiovascular outcomes from GLP-1 agonists and SGLT2 inhibitors not proven significant for black diabetes patients.


App Offers Retinopathy Screening for Patients with Diabetes  Pharmacy Times

Retina Risk is a new app that patients can use to help screen for their risk of retinopathy.


There is no specific 'diabetes diet'; dietitian breaks down diabetic nutrition at public forum  St George News

ST. GEORGE— The Southwest Utah Public Health Department discussed how people with diabetes should approach nutrition Thursday night as part of their ...


U of U researchers using genealogical data in search for diabetic kidney disease cure  KJZZ

Utah's wealth of family history information has become a useful tool to researchers at the University of Utah studying ways to combat diabetic kidney disease.


Diabetes program at Monroe Senior Center  CTPost

MONROE — The Monroe Senior Center, 235 Cutler's Farm Road, will host a Live Well diabetes workshop series from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays from Aug.


VA Eyes Keto Diet-Based Diabetes Treatment, But Questions Remain  Military.com

Type 2 diabetes affects nearly a quarter of all Department of Veterans Affairs patients and, with costs associated with the disease climbing, the VA is seeking ...


GPs Reducing Diabetes Mortality with Empathy  Medscape

A UK study has found GPs' empathy can reduce the risk of early death for some of their type 2 diabetes patients.


Widespread disease diabetes: Why do beta cells refuse to release insulin?  Science Daily

One in 11 adults worldwide suffers from diabetes, and the number of diabetes patients is rising rapidly. Diabetes is worldwide one of the most widespread ...


After diabetes diagnosis, Minneapolis man sells water, urges people to stop drinking soda  KMSP-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - After complications from diabetes caused him to lose his sight, a Minneapolis man has set out to warn others not to make the mistake ...


4 Best Milk Options for Diabetes  Greatist

Only you can prevent blood sugar spikes! Learn the best milk options for diabetes, milk meal planning tips, and how to read the nutrition label on milks.


Diabetes prevention message not getting through? What you can do  American Medical Association

Evidence clearly shows that diabetes prevention programs work. However, few at-risk adults are getting the required help, underscoring the need for efforts to ...


Hydrogel offers real promise in treating diabetes  Medical Xpress

Researchers at EPFL have developed a hydrogel that offers unrivaled protection against transplanted cell rejection. The School's Technology Transfer Office ...


Type 2 diabetes: Low carb diet, without weight loss, may lower risk  Medical News Today

New research suggests that a diet low in carbs may reverse metabolic syndrome among people with obesity who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


Are you at risk of diabetes? What you need to know  13WHAM-TV

The next time you're at a public event, like a game, concert or movie, look at the person to your left, then look at the person on your right. Chances are, one of ...


Guilford And Alamance Join To Combat Minority Diabetes  The Rhino TImes

Guilford County doesn't do a whole lot of partnering with Alamance County, however, the two counties are coming together to help prevent diabetes among ...


IMHO: Ohio man hits links to attack diabetes, honor father, help son  Valley News

It's almost time for Pete Crozier to go home. Not until a few more rounds of golf first.The Worthington, Ohio, native has been on the road since late May in *service* ...


Quarter of U.S. patients with Type 1 diabetes ration insulin, study finds  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Internationally, 18 percent of people with Type 1 diabetes reported rationing their medication at least once in the past year.


Diabetes type 2: One major warning sign to watch out for - have you experienced this?  Express

DIABETES type 2 can often go undetected as the symptoms don't necessarily make people feel unwell. It is important to spot changes, however slight - if left ...


Cause Celeb: Victor Garber testifies on diabetes research  The Washington Post

Cause: Funding for diabetes research that will end Sept. 30, unless Congress votes to keep it in place. Celeb: Silver-maned actor Victor Garber, known for his ...


Food insecurity leading to type 2 diabetes  Medical Xpress

A collaborative study by a team of Connecticut researchers shows there is a strong connection between food insecurity and insulin resistance, the underlying ...


Antidepressant Use Cuts Deaths by a Third in Those With Diabetes  Medscape

For patients with comorbid new-onset diabetes and subsequent major depression, use of drugs from most antidepressants classes resulted in a 35% lower ...


AI could be the key to catching Type 1 diabetes much earlier  Engadget

Will AI lead to a quicker diagnosis of diabetes, a condition often called the silent killer? IBM researchers are hoping so. They recently announced an AI-powere...


Type 2 diabetes: The East-Asian delicacy proven to lower blood sugar  Express

Type 2 diabetes causes the body to be irresponsive to insulin, a hormone that allows the body to use sugar from carbohydrates. This causes blood glucose ...


Scientists develop new way to predict who will get diabetes  WTMJ-TV

According to the American Diabetes Association, about 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes. Identifying patients who are at risk for the disease could ...


Learning You Have Type 2 Diabetes the Hard Way  MedShadow

What happens when you find out in the emergency room that you have Type 2 Diabetes? An ER patient begins his journey on living with and managing ...


Artificially Sweetened Beverages vs Sugar Sweetened and Mortality Risk  Diabetes In Control

As previous studies have raised carcinogenic concern on artificial sweeteners, this study compared artificially sweetened beverages to sugar sweetened ones.


Healthcare Network Analysis of Patients With Diabetes and Their Physicians  AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

Network analyses of patients with diabetes in Hawaii illustrate structures and links that health plans could leverage to strengthen quality improvement and ...


Blood test predicts stroke risk in patients with diabetes  Medical Xpress

Having diabetes is a risk factor for many other health conditions, including stroke.


SGLT inhibitors present promising step for type 1 diabetes  Healio

Endocrine Today | SGLT inhibitors are a group of antihyperglycemic agents commonly used by patients with type 2 diabetes given their overall favorable ...


New Results from NIDDK-funded Research Add to Understanding of Diabetes in Youth | NIDDK  National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Results from three newly published NIDDK studies reveal findings about youth and diabetes.


Type 2 Diabetes: 3 New Messages for PCPs From ADA 2019  Medscape

What three messages from the numerous clinical trials presented at this year's ADA meeting will change primary care?


Diabetes UK appoints twenty new Clinical Champions  Open Access Government

Diabetes UK has appointed twenty healthcare professionals as its newest cohort of Clinical Champions.


Weaning Triggers Metabolic Shift That is Reversed in Diabetes  UCSF News Services

Examination of human tissue samples suggested that T2D may represent a reversion to a more infant-like metabolic state.





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