Type 2 Diabetes: 89 Proves You’re Never Too Old to Take Control

Though she still has a few months to go, Jokie Schwartz has already started planning her 90th birthday party. This year she has extra cause for celebration: Her doctor told her recently that her blood sugar is back in the normal range. “He told me I could eat more sweets than I do now,” says Schwartz, who gave up bread, potatoes, pasta and desserts (except

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Living With Type 1 Diabetes: I Hear You, But I’m Not You

I’ve had type 1 diabetes for nearly 14 years. I have fallen off the wagon a few times, battled diabulimia, survived numerous insulin shock comas and ketoacidosis episodes, and struggled with acceptance: I have my scars. Despite these mistakes, I’ve picked myself up countless times and have prevailed. I’ve persevered with a disease that doesn’t take vacations for even a minute, and I’ve come out

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Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: Don’t be a Turkey on Thanksgiving

I really look forward to Thanksgiving. For me, it’s a great time to spend with family and friends, watch some ballgames on TV and eat. All those wonderful traditional dishes that taste so good are ready for my undivided attention. But for a diabetic, Thanksgiving dinner can be a bit tricky when it comes to controlling your blood glucose levels. By no means do I

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Diabetes Health in The News: Congenital Heart Disease Increases Adult Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Researchers have recently found that patients over 30 years old with congenital heart disease are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This Danish study analyzed about 5,150 individuals born between 1963-1980 who lived with congenital heart disease until  30 years old. Findings from this study showed that adults with heart disease, in particular, cyanotic congenital heart disease, were at a higher risk

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Diabetes Health in The News: Diabetes Leads to Worse Prognosis with ACS

According to a new study, for patients living with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), diabetes leads to a worse prognosis for one-year mortality. This research was completed by physicians from Switzerland’s Berm University Hospital, and it involved a review of pooled data from 16,600 patients. This data included nearly 9,500 patients with ACS, about 20% of whom had diabetes. The researchers examined the early, late, and

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Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle Solution Recent Research-4/11

This crossword puzzle was inspired by this week’s news and podcast reports. Play along with us to test your knowledge and comprehension on topics we post Monday-Friday. Please click the link below to download this week’s Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle Solution: Diabetes Health Crossword Solution If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me

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Diabetes Health in the News: Weight Loss Best Reduces Glucose & Fasting Insulin

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Feb-24_-2016_-12_04_02-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadListen to today’s podcast here! A recent study published in Diabetes Care found that obese patients who lost the greatest amount of weight after bariatric surgery experienced the highest reductions in fasting glucose and insulin resistance. The amount of weight lost had a greater impact on reducing these markers than the type of surgery. Researchers at Sweden’s University of

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Stem Cells Treatment Aid in Diabetes Foot Ulcers

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Jan-24_-2016_-4_25_35-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! Researchers recently examined the relationship between stem cells and the healing of diabetic foot ulcers. Physicians at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, collected blood samples and wound margins from 100 patients over the course of eight weeks. With this information, they examined stem/progenitor

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