What’s in a Pill? A Type 2 Medication Overview

Susan has type 2 diabetes and is under the care of diabetes specialist Nancy Bohannon, MD. Like many other type 2s she is also hypertensive, has high cholesterol and suffered a heart attack. She has arthritis, is postmenopausal and is trying to quit smoking as well. To cover all these conditions she is on a list of pharmaceuticals that might have made even Elvis Presley

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Are Children of Type 2s Less Sensitive?

Children of parents with type 2 diabetes have decreased insulin sensitivity reports a study in the June 1997 issue of Diabetes. According to the study, the insulin sensitivity is distributed in this population in a way that suggests (contrary to previous assumptions) that a single gene may be responsible for insulin action. The children of type 2s had higher levels of free fatty acids, but

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Kids of Type 2 Parents Should Get Tested-They May Have Early Stages of Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans have discovered the earliest predictors of type 2 diabetes yet to be recorded. According to a study published in the November 15, 1996 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology, the children of people with type 2 diabetes (average age of 15) were found to have significantly higher measures of body

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Greater Dietary Flexibility for Some Type 2s Possible

New findings on the consumption of certain sugars may lead to greater dietary flexibility, at least for a small subset of people with type 2 diabetes. A study published in the November 1996 issue of Diabetes Care showed that sucrose (table sugar) and fructose (fruit sugar) proved to have no greater effect on blood glucose control than comparable caloric amounts of starch only for non-obese

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