Diabetes Health Type 2: Blinded By Diabetes

I will never forget the thought that ran through my head when a 40-something-year-old blind fisherman walked up and started fishing next to me on a North Carolina pier. Through talking to the guy, I learned that he had once been a Volkswagen mechanic but lost his sight and his job due to diabetes. He wasn’t just partially blind; he was totally blind and thought

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Diabetes Interview keeps people up-to-date on treatment

  Scott King, editor-in-chief of Fairfax-based Diabetes Interview magazine, monitors his glucose level by taking a sample of blood from his finger. The publication, the second largest of its kind in the country, is not only for diabetics but is by diabetics, too. King has lived with diabetes for 28 years. Jane Futcher, IJ reporter November 2003 In a modest cluster of offices in downtown

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Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments Are A Far-Reaching Problem

There are 26 million people in the U.S. who have diabetes, including about 7 million who are undiagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Millions more have pre-diabetes, meaning they have higher than normal blood sugar levels and can reduce their risks of developing diabetes through healthy lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise. “Products that promise an easy fix might be alluring,

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Algorithm Could Identify Hidden Type 2 Cases

A simple algorithm used to scan electronic health records could be a breakthrough in identifying cases of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. And that could lead to timely treatment and prevention of diabetes complications. In layman’s terms, an algorithm is a set of instructions that can be turned into a piece of software or computer

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