AskNadia: Do Statins Raise Blood Sugars or Cause Diabetes

Dear Nadia, Is there a correlation between statin medications for cholesterol and diabetes? Lynn F Berkeley Ca Dear Lynn, Statins are important medications that reduce bad cholesterol that builds up in the arteries. They work by preventing the liver from producing LDL, the bad cholesterol. These medications also stabilize the lining of the blood vessels to prevent strokes and heart attacks. Statin Studies: In 2009,

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AskNadia: I’m a Type 1 Who Has Lost Interest in Sex

Dear Nadia, I have type 1 diabetes and my desire for sex has gone down because of my vaginal infection. My partner has been understanding but he does get sexually frustrated. Judy H. Dear Judy: It can be very disheartening to lose sexual contact with one you love, especially if the reason for abstaining from sex isn’t a lack of desire. You want to have

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AskNadia: Is Bad Breath and Dry Mouth from My Diabetes

Dear Nadia, Ever since I have had type 2 diabetes, I seem to have bad breath and a dry mouth. How do I know if this is from my diabetes? Sean Dear Sean: Bad breath and dry mouth can be related to your diabetes. Sometimes new medications can also give you bad breath. There are over 500 drugs that treat high blood pressure, cardiovascular heart

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Type 2 Diabetes: Medication Keeping My Husband Out of The Bedroom

Dear Diabetes Health, I have been married for 14 years.  I am 36 and my husband is 39, and we have a seven-year-old daughter. About six months, ago my husband found out that he has type 2 diabetes. My husband works nights. He is off two nights a week, but then he usually just wants to watch TV. He never shows any interest in coming to bed with

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Diabetes Health: Word Puzzle #1 Solution

If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please emailpuzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like us to create a word puzzle for you and our players, send your 8 words to puzzle@diabeteshealth.com and we will post your challenge online. In the subject area write” create my word puzzle.” We can

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When Given Control Over Monitoring And Medication, High-Risk Patients Are Able To Lower Their Blood Pressure

A new study finds that patients with hypertension who are given control over monitoring their blood pressure as well as making adjustments to their medications are better able to lower their systolic blood pressure than those who use convention treatment. Aimed at those with diabetes, chronic kidney disease or other major cardiovascular risk factors, the study from researchers in the United Kingdom found that putting

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NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins: Has A Slam Dunk Formula for Diabetes

NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, affectionately known as “The Human Highlight Film” has a few coaching tips for people with diabetes. Several years after retiring from the Atlanta Hawks, Dominique was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Once he stopped playing professional basketball, he stopped exercising and eating well.  Consequently, he started experiencing some common diabetes symptoms, blurry vision and frequent urination. Diabetes was not

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