Diabetes Health in the News: Medicare to Pay for Complex Medical Care

A new set of Medicare rules put into effect on January 1, 2017 will help to more adequately pay physicians for the time-consuming work of managing chronic healthcare needs among older patients. Under these new rules, physicians will be paid for the legwork associated with working in healthcare teams to improve care for older adults with hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, and similar serious health issues.

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8 Heath Tests That Are a Must

As diabetics, it’s easy for all of us to get caught up in the day-to-day management of our disease. After all, the regular monitoring of blood sugar, the injection or pumping of insulin, and the management of diet takes serious time and effort. So no wonder why you may feel overwhelmed when it comes to taking regular tests. Just take the test. You may need

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My Lucky Day: An Offer to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

My eyes went directly to the advertisement, featuring a free gourmet meal and a promise to attendees to “discover the hidden secrets about how to potentially reverse your Type 2 diabetes.”  This was the most exciting thing I’d come across in some time and it was happening at a location near me.  Was this the answer?  I mean, who wants to pass up a free

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Running For The Olympics

Kate Hall is so close to the Olympics, and the track and field phenom is hoping that Iowa State University will be her ticket to the global playing field. Set to graduate from high school in May, Hall is both disciplined and determined, much of which comes from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at age 10. Since she was one of the one in

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AskNadia: Do Opiates Affect People With Type 2 Diabetes

Nadia: Do opioids (painkillers) have a definite effect on people with type 2 diabetes? I’ve read that it makes you fall off the healthy wagon of eating right. But do the pills directly affect the effectiveness of insulin to control and manage blood sugar? Do opiates raise someone’s blood sugar or restrict the full potential of a diabetes pill that the doctor has prescribed?  Fernando

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Diabetes Health in The News: Junk Food Restrictions Could Lead to Healthier Eating

  Click here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! A new study has found that restricting sugar-sweetened treat and soda purchases could improve American diets, and it is believed that these results could benefit people on government-funded food programs. Over a 12-week trial period, a food assistance program was created for low-income adults. Participants were divided into four groups – some

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Living with Type 2 Diabetes: My Game Plan for Drinking with Diabetes

We’ve all heard how drinking alcohol is not good for diabetics, as alcohol is high in carbs and breaks down into glucose. But let’s face it, avoiding alcohol is easier said than done, especially if you enjoy the rich thick hoppy taste of dark beer with an order of hot wings.  Up until now breweries did not have to show how many calories are in

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Diabetes Health Type 1: These Simple Tips Helped Me Lose Weight

People keep asking me questions about my weight. “Whose diet are you doing?” my co-workers inquired. “Wow, you lost weight. I really like the new you” said a customer at work. “You look great. I don’t think you need to lose any more weight” remarked a sweet friend. It seems that people have noticed my 22lb weight loss, and they all want to know how

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Diabetes Health in the News: Genetic Hyperglycemia Tied to Increased Coronary Artery Disease Risk

Research has found that a genetic predisposition for hyperglycemia increases the risk of developing coronary artery disease. This is independent of certain coronary artery disease risk factors like type 2 diabetes. The study was completed at the Center for Genomic Medicine at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. Researchers performed a randomized analysis using data from studies on coronary artery disease and fasting glucose. It was found

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