Diabetes Information


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.

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.

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.Complications to the blood vessels and tissues of your eyes, feet, heart, kidneys, and other organs, are likely well underway.

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.

Improper pH Balance Increases Risk and Damage of Diabetes

THE RISKBlood sugar balance is critical to your body's proper functioning. Blood sugar (glucose) is the primary source of fuel for the body's cells and is particularly critical to the brain and the eyes.

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:I can't understand why anyone who has diabetes wouldn't exercise and watch what they eat.The down side is that you may have to get an entire new wardrobe since exercise and healthy eating causes weight and size reduction.

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.Are you planning on living a long and healthy life? A life free of aches and pains? A life full of excitement and adventure? Great, then understanding the odds of developing diabetes will surely cause you to take immediate action.

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.

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.

Low-Carb: The Role of Insulin

There are three basic units the body uses for energy:1. Fats2.

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.

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Got a Minute?: Diabetes is on the rise. Are you at risk?
The Livingston County News
The theme is "Take it," the ADA diabetes or pre-diabetes risk test; "Learn it," find out how to reduce your risk; and "Share itm" with your family and friends. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of diabetes has ...

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HopeHealth provider named diabetes champion
FLORENCE, S.C. – HopeHealth's Christy Evans was presented the Diabetes Champion of the Year Award on March 9 during the 16th annual Chronic Disease Prevention Symposium in Myrtle Beach. The award, presented by the South Carolina Department of Health ...

Be alert for diabetes | Kankankee Valley Post News | newsbug.info
March 27 is National Diabetes Alert Day. Diabetes affects 30 million Americans or about one in every 11 individuals. There are another 84 million who are considered to be pre-diabetic.

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Obesity surgery linked to positive outcomes in very obese teens with diabetes
Science Daily
In the analysis, Dr. Laffel and colleagues from multiple institutions looked at existing data from two studies -- the Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) and Treatment Options of Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY ...

Diabetes In Control

Sex Differences in Cancer Incidence in Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes In Control
Men and women with type 2 have different risk for obesity-related cancer when compared with general population. Research shows that patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) have higher risk of developing liver, pancreas, endometrium, colon, rectum, breast ...

Diabetes In Control

What Are We Doing To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? - Diabetes in Control
Diabetes In Control
In the U.S., 12% of adults have type 2 diabetes, and over the past 25 years, prevalence has increased by 60% to 29 million individuals. 30% of the adults in the U.S. have prediabetes. However, there is a strong evidence base for interventions to ...

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Diabetes In Control

Beta-blockers Effect on Patients with Diabetes, Chronic Heart Failure
Diabetes In Control
Protecting the heart and helping to reduce mortality, study takes closer look at beta-adrenoceptor inhibition in diabetes. Chronic heart failure (CHF) with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) affects millions. Recent studies have shown ...

Grand Haven Tribune

Diabetes Prevention Program coming to Spring Lake
Grand Haven Tribune
An upcoming Diabetes Prevention Program will take place at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church, 760 E. Savidge St. An informational session will take place Wednesday, March 28, and again Wednesday, April 4, both from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The first session of the ...

Arizona Sports

Frostee Rucker visits Capitol Hill to fight for diabetes patients
Arizona Sports
Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Frostee Rucker may be a free agent, but he doesn't appear too worried about his next contract. There are bigger issues to fight for. Rucker toured Capitol Hill on Thursday on behalf of the American Diabetes ...

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