Diabetes Health Type 1: Gluten-Free Diet Still Questionable

While a gluten-free diet has been shown to be beneficial for both those with celiac disease and those without, the jury is still out on whether going gluten free can help benefit those with type 1 diabetes. Recent research has determined that there is a relationship between type 1 diabetes and celiac disease, since both diseases result in the body’s immune system mistakenly attacking itself.

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Fast Food Accounts For 14 Percent Of Caloric Intake For American Kids

Kids – or their parents – might be making smarter choices when they visit fast food restaurants, even though burger joints are still the most popular drive-through stops, according to the results of a new a new study. Researchers from the Center of Public Health Nutrition at the University of Washington in Seattle report that American kids get about 14 percent of their daily caloric

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Overnight Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Found To Be Safe And Effective For Teens

Overnight closed-loop insulin delivery – which acts like an artificial pancreas and delivers insulin doses automatically – has proved to be safe and effective at controlling blood glucose levels in adolescents with type 1 diabetes, researchers recently found. While the insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring systems that are currently available on the market are considered open loop – they measure blood glucose levels in

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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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Obesity Declared a Disease-Now What?

The statements from august medical authorities were grand and sweeping. This was important news, they said. This would change everything. Pay attention, patients, they said. The experts have spoken, and their word should be taken as final. Obesity is a disease. Last month, the House of Delegates of the American Medical Society decided to declare that obesity is “a disease state with multiple pathophysiological aspects

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Penny Hildreth: Finally Facing Diabetes

It was more than two decades ago, and Penny Hildreth was already feeling overwhelmed by life when she learned that she had type 1 diabetes. She was pregnant with her second child and worried about the baby’s safety after a car accident that had left Hildreth with a broken collarbone, a broken rib, and a punctured spleen. It was the spleen injury that ultimately led

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Chris Ruden Works It All Out

Chris Ruden, a college student and personal trainer, is a very inspiring young man. He was born with a disability and was diagnosed in his first year in college with type 1 diabetes. As is often the case, he was discouraged by the diagnosis, but while convalescing in the hospital, he decided to become a personal trainer and help others in similar situations. In this

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Together, On Our Own

“If you weren’t having this conversation with me, who, other than your wife, would you be having it with?”  That question, in response to something I’d said about treating my nine-year-old daughter’s diabetes, was posed to me over the phone by a friend I had made less than six months earlier. She has a daughter too, the same age as mine, who also has type

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