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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Raising Apnea Awareness through Sleep Apnea Prevention Project

NFL fans were stunned when football legend Reggie White – known as the Minister of Defense throughout his career with the Green Bay Packers – died in 2004 at the age of 43 from issues related to obstructive sleep apnea. A problem that disrupts the healthy sleep of millions of Americans and puts them at risk of a host of health problems, sleep apnea is

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Another Blow to the “Saturated Fat Is Bad” School of Thought

Research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and reported on by The New York Times, says that sugary foods and excess carbohydrates, not saturated fat, are the main culprits in the build-up of artery-clogging particles. That conclusion from researchers led by Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury at Cambridge University in England adds to the growing body of evidence that 50-year emphasis on severe reduction of fat

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Researchers Discover Biological Link Between Diabetes and Heart Disease

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — UC Davis Health System researchers have identified for the first time a biological pathway that is activated when blood sugar levels are abnormally high and causes irregular heartbeats, a condition known as cardiac arrhythmia that is linked with heart failure and sudden cardiac death. Reported online today in the journal Nature, the discovery helps explain why diabetes is a significant independent risk

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How Dottie Kept Her Prediabetes in Check

You may be in jeopardy. You may be in danger with blood sugar levels higher than normal. You may have prediabetes. Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels in the blood stream are high enough to be abnormal, but not high enough to reach the diabetic range. It often leads eventually to type 2 diabetes. But although prediabetes is a precursor to type

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American Idol Judge Promotes Healthy Decisions for Type 2s

American Idol judge Randy Jackson has embarked upon a mission of education and advocacy, urging those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes to take a stand for their health and well-being. “When I was diagnosed with diabetes, my doctors told me that people with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke,” Jackson said. “This was all I needed to know to

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Veganism and Diabetes

As I was sitting in the hospital after a heart attack, my cardiologist walked in and said, “You have to stop eating meat.” “Red meat?” I asked hopefully. “All meat,” he replied firmly. It was disconcerting, to say the least, because meat has been in my life since I could feed myself. But my cardiologist explained, “If you don’t want to end up back here

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A Scary Prediction: Half of American Adults Obese

Just take a look around. It’s pretty clear that many of us are carrying more weight than we used to. Obesity has skyrocketed in recent years, and it’s not about to stop. Roughly one in three adults is obese today, and researchers now predict that 164 million adults will be obese by 2030. That’s half of all adults in the country. Claire Wang of Columbia

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