Diabeteshealth.com Redesign

By now, you have already noticed that our site is going through a redesign. All the feedback about the new look has been very positive. We encountered some glitches that we are still working out. The diabeteshealth.com site was built ten years ago. It was a custom site, which on the back end is a dinosaur in digital years. Transferring data with the newest technology

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Lack of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity

While the media has been calling obesity is our nation’s biggest killer, it turns out being a couch potato is even more dangerous. A new study from the University of Cambridge found that lack of exercise might be twice as deadly as obesity, according to a report that appeared recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. According to the study’s lead author, Ulf Ekelund,

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An 88 Year-old’s Secret Source of Willpower

At 88, Great Aunt Jokie is eight years into the disease that led to her mother’s premature death but still “young” by her siblings’ standards. Nine of her 13 brothers and sisters lived well into their 90s and two cracked the century mark. “I’ve got a long way to go to catch up,” says Jokie, the youngest, who hasn’t been called Josephine since sometime before World

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Lower Serum OxytocIn Levels Associated With Type 2 Diabetes

According to a new study, those who have both obesity and type 2 diabetes also have lower levels of oxytocin, according to recent findings. Oxytocin is a neuromodulator in the brain associated with a variety of different functions including human bonding and sexuality. A feelgood hormone – our levels rise when we hug and kiss our partners, according to Psychology Today– low levels have previously

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High Insulin Dosage In Type 2s Run Increased Mortality Risk

British researchers say that people with type 2 diabetes who take high dosages of exogenous insulin may run an increased risk of death from all causes, including cancer and cardiovascular events. Exogenous insulin is insulin derived from sources other than the human body. (Insulin produced by the human body is called endogenous.) In a study published in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, researchers at Cardiff University

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Plant-based Diets Lead To Lower A1c Levels

If you’re battling type 2, switching to a vegetarian diet could help significantly reduce symptoms, according to researchers. And before you lament the thought of a diet free from meat, the myriad health benefits researchers from the Physicians Committee found during their analysis might totally change your mind about black beans, tofu and soy-based meat substitutes. By analyzing data from 255 participants with type 2

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