AskNadia: Why Type 1 Diabetes?

Why did my daughter get Type 1 diabetes? I wish I had it instead of her. BK San Francisco CA Dear BK, I have been asked this question many times over the years. Especially by parents like yourself who are learning to cope with their newly diagnosed child. A type 1 diagnosis means that your daughter’s immune system is attacking her pancreatic insulin beta cells.

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Bike Maintenance as Body Maintenance

When first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two years ago, I was scared into a very rigid regime of diet and exercise. The first thing I did was register for the Tour de Cure – a bike ride sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. Establishing a goal served as an incentive to train and exercise daily. Six months later, I had lost 25 pounds and

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Flashback Friday: Type 2 Diabetes in the NFL

It’s a nightmare scenario for a person who’s been newly diagnosed with diabetes: You’re fired after learning you have this chronic-yet-manageable disease. Everything the doctors told you about living a nearly normal life seems like a lie. Your visions and hopes for the future-already clouded with this scary medical news-darken. What would you do? How would you react? Who would you turn to for support?

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Cost of Having Diabetes Has Doubles By Brenda Neugent

As cases of diabetes go up, so do the costs associated with the disease. According to new analysis, the costs associated with diabetes have more than doubled in the past two decades. With the average diabetes patient spending $2,890 more per year – more than half of that on medications – than they did in 1987. “People need to be mindful about the substantial increase

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CDC Reports Decline of Diabetes-Related Complications

While new cases of type 2 diabetes are rising rapidly, recent research shows that complications from the disease are on the decline.Research compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that over a 20-year period, rates of the five major complications associated with diabetes – heart attack, stroke, end-stage kidney failure, lower limb amputation and deaths from hyperglycemia – all saw drastic

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The Growing Number of Diabetes Therapies

While there is still no cure for diabetes, there is a growing number of therapies available to those battling the disease-and even more are in the works, according to experts who spoke at a recent symposium. “There are many new targets being developed and there are many new drugs on the way,” said Dr. John L. Leahy, Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont,

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Pritikin and Preventive Health

Imagine if you could keep diabetes at bay for another three or four years with lifestyle changes. Would you change what you ate? Would you commit to an exercise program, maintain a food journal, and join a support group? Imagine if you could take these simple steps and save money. How quickly would you say “Sign me up”? There are approximately 80 million people with

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