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Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: How Serious Is It?

While three decades ago it was rare for a child or teen to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, today, the American Medical Association (AMA) estimates that there are about 3,700 new cases a year among youth in the United States. While the majority of new diabetes diagnoses in children are still type 1 – … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes in Youth: How Serious Is It?

AskNadia: Trouble Sleeping and Feeling Rested

Dear Nadia, I have type 2 diabetes and have trouble sleeping and feeling rested. I live alone and wonder if I might have sleep Apnea? James Boise Idaho Dear James, Sleep apnea affects 22 million people in the United States. Interestingly enough, 80% of these people don’t know they have it. If you feel tired … Continue reading AskNadia: Trouble Sleeping and Feeling Rested

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

AskNadia: Terrible Itching in Lower Leg’s and Feet

My husband is suffering from terrible itching in his lower legs and feet. Do you have any suggestions as to what would give him some relief? Sharon Blythe CA Dear Sharon, Your husband’s itchy lower limbs can be a result of several things. It could be that he is experiencing nephropathy, kidney disease, or neuropathy, … Continue reading AskNadia: Terrible Itching in Lower Leg’s and Feet

Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Heart Disease Risk Affected by Belly Fat

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/DH-Oct-21_-2016_-7_00_37-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! High fat levels are generally associated with poor health. However, a new study has shown that stomach fat, in particular, could increase your risk of heart disease. The study examined 1,000 … Continue reading Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Heart Disease Risk Affected by Belly Fat

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 … Continue reading Raising Apnea Awareness through Sleep Apnea Prevention Project

Routine Tests Can Identify Risk of Gestational Diabetes Years Before Pregnancy

Up to seven years before she becomes pregnant, a woman’s risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy can be identified based on routinely assessed measures of blood sugar and body weight, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the online issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Division … Continue reading Routine Tests Can Identify Risk of Gestational Diabetes Years Before Pregnancy

AACE Calls for New Standards for Safer Insulin Pump Use

Newswise — “The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists applauds the FDA’s efforts to protect the safety of children and adolescents who are using insulin pumps,” said Dr. Richard Hellman, the Association’s President. In the May edition of Pediatrics, Dr. Judith Cope, a physician at the FDA, provided new data that shows there is a serious … Continue reading AACE Calls for New Standards for Safer Insulin Pump Use