Life With Type 2: Science Catches Up to Our Experiences

Scientists will tell you that they don’t consider anecdotes-personal stories about something-to be evidence that establishes a fact. Say you have 10 people swear they’ve been abducted by aliens, and all of their descriptions of the kidnapers match. That still wouldn’t be enough for scientists to declare that aliens are real. It would take other types of evidence, not just word of mouth, for the

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AskNadia: Trouble Sleeping and Feeling Rested

Dear Nadia, I have type 2 diabetes and have trouble sleeping and feeling rested. I live alone and wonder if I might have sleep Apnea? James Boise Idaho Dear James, Sleep apnea affects 22 million people in the United States. Interestingly enough, 80% of these people don’t know they have it. If you feel tired after 8 hours of sleep, you could have sleep apnea.

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Genetic Information Linked to Cardiovascular Risks in Type 2 Diabetes

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/May-16_-2016_-1_51_31-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadAustrian researchers have recently discovered that certain genetic information could be significant predictors of cardiovascular events in coronary artery disease patients who also have type 2 diabetes. Specifically, this genetic information comes from single nu cleotide poly morphisms found at the Niemann-Pick C-like 1 (NPC1L1) gene locus. NPC1L1 plays a role in the absorption of dietary cholesterol. These findings

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AskNadia: Best Margarine to Use for My Cholesterol

Dear Nadia, I am a type 2 diabetic who uses medication and insulin. At night, I take cholesterol medication and check my blood pressure. My cholesterol is in the normal range. I use vegetable margarine for my toast, and I want to know if it’s the best spread to use? Ilyaas Malik Dear Ilyaas, If you are on cholesterol medication, it means you need to

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Diabetes Health in The News: CVD and Vitamin D

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Aug-20_-2015_-10_09_20-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to the audio version of: Diabetes Health In The News Survival Rates of Diabetes Patients Increases with Better CV Risk Factor Control A recent study found in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, discussed the relationship between diabetes and heart health. According to researchers, it is especially important that people living with diabetes

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Great News for Insulin Pumpers

A study that followed 18,168 people with type 1 diabetes has good news for insulin pumpers. After observing this group for 6.8 years, it was found that people on insulin pumps; cut their cardiovascular risk factor by 50%, compared to the type’1’s that use multiple injections. Additionally, this group tends to smoke less, are more educated, exercise more and have lower blood pressure. The Sweedish

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Diabetes Patients On Metformin Show Better Lipid Profile

Chinese researchers found that type 2 diabetes patients taking metformin – one of the first lines of defense in the treatment of the disease – attained a better overall lipid profile compared with those who took glipizide. That’s important news for those with type 2 taking metformin, since 60 percent of all type 2 deaths are related to cardiovascular disease, and higher levels of lipids,

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Postpartum Weight Gain Boosts Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease

Moms who fail to lose the pounds they gain during pregnancy – or those who gain a few extra pounds in the year that follows birth – may boost the risk of developing both type 2 diabetes and heart disease later on, according to the results of a new study. Researchers at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital found that weight patterns after pregnancy played a big

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Stress-Induced Hormone Imbalances Go Far Beyond Insulin in Diabetes

Stress-Induced Hormone Imbalances Go Far Beyond Insulin in Diabetes virtually anything from the stress of a long checkout line to the first signs of menopause can trigger hormone imbalances, which reveal themselves through mood swings, fatigue, migraines, memory problems, and a lackluster sex drive. Imbalances of the hormone insulin–produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar levels–are at the root of both type 1 and

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Early Diabetes Interventions May Also Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Lifestyle change, medication both linked to cholesterol improvements Two treatments that slow the development of diabetes also may protect people from heart disease, according to a recent study published in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers examined the effect that making intensive lifestyle changes or taking the medication metformin had on cholesterol and triglyceride levels. The study, part of the National

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