Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: Five Simple Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar

Diabetes can seem complicated and overwhelming, full of charts and devices and concerned-looking medical professionals. There’s talk of hormones and endocrine systems, of obscure organizations and dietary plans. It all comes down to this: What it’s really about-the one, single thing it’s about-is lowering that sky-high blood sugar number. That’s it. Everything follows from getting that blood sugar number down. It doesn’t matter how you

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AskNadia: Why Can’t a Type 1 Women with Diabetes Adopt A Child

Dear Nadia, I would like to know what the #1 reason for why women with well controlled type 1 diabetes, in good control for 20 years, cannot adopt.  Patricia Dear Patricia, There are many reason why a person’s application will be rejected for adoption.  Some of the reasons are traditional while others are in place for the child’s safety. Adoption agencies and foreign adoptions have

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Accountable Care Organizations May Benefit Patients & Physicians

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/May-16_-2016_-12_51_05-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadAbout 24 million Americans are currently participating in accountable care organizations (ACOs), including 8.9 million Medicare beneficiaries. However, physician participation is increasing, and the number of Americans in ACOs is also expected to increase shortly. This increase in physician participation will give patients and health care providers access to a larger team of doctors and other medical experts. If

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Diabetes Health: Doctors Using Technology to Help People With Diabetes

An online survey from Consumer Reports showed that the top complaint among 660 surveyed doctors was the failure of patients to follow advice or treatment recommendations. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes can be effectively managed in most patients through diet, exercise and (in some cases) medication. People with diabetes often struggle to follow the orders prescribed by their doctors. People with diabetes express that they

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AskNadia: Injecting Insulin Once A Week

I am a 56-year-old with Type 2 and have my diabetes under control. I am seaman working on a ship. I use Humulin 70/30 thirty unit in the morning and thirty units in the evening. I heard there were new insulins that are injected once a day or once a week. Naeem A   Dear Naeem, The injections you are referring to is not insulin

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Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Parenting Style Impacts Control in Children

As a dad, do you tend to be authoritative and have high expectations of your child’s self control? Do you set clear limits and command respect, without bulldozing him or her? If so, you may be helping your child with type 1 diabetes stick to his or her treatment regimen. According to a recent study at the Israel Diabetes Center  of the Schneider Children’s Medical

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Weight Gain & Alcohol Raise Stomach Cancer Risk

A report was released by the American Institute for Cancer Research along with the World Cancer Fund, which identified that excess weight could raise a person’s risk of developing stomach cancer. Alcohol and processed meat consumption – including ham, and hot dogs – are also thought to increase cancer risk. The review also concluded that in the U.S., about one out of every seven cases

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AskNadia: Injecting Insulin Once A Week

I am a 56-year-old with Type 2 and have my diabetes under control. I am seaman working on a ship. I use Humulin 70/30 thirty unit in the morning and thirty units in the evening. I heard there were new insulins that are injected once a day or once a week. Naeem A   Dear Naeem, The injections you are referring to is not insulin

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Type 2 Diabetes: Insulin as a First Resort

Here is a trend that could quickly go mainstream in the treatment of many type 2s: Insulin may become a first- rather than a last-resort drug. Traditionally the initial treatment for type 2 is a sulfonylurea and metformin. In most cases, this combination offers good control from increased insulin production (sulfonylurea) and decrease in liver-produced glucose (metformin). Inevitably, though, the drugs’ effectiveness begins to taper

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Diabetes Health: Get More Out of Your Doctor Visit

When you go to the doctor, it is important that you act as a good self-advocate by properly explaining your symptoms. However, since many people do not have medical training, it can sometimes be difficult to convey properly, exactly what we are feeling. This can sometimes result in you leaving your doctor’s office feeling frustrated and misunderstood. Fortunately, by learning how to communicate better, your

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