Category Archives: Pre-Diabetes

Diabetes Health Type 2 Diabetes: How (Non-Diabetic) Others See Us

It’s always fun to get a different take on things. You sit for years a few rows up from first base and then one day you decide to go sit out by left field. Who knew the game could look so different? Or maybe a friend pokes you and points at a person in the … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2 Diabetes: How (Non-Diabetic) Others See Us

Diabetes Health Type 2: When Pre-Diabetes Comes Knocking at Your Door

Has your doctor told you that you have impaired fasting glucose?  That means that the glucose level in your blood, after you haven’t eaten for at least eight hours, is still higher than 100 milligrams of glucose per deciliter of blood.  In other words, your blood is too sweet because your insulin is not clearing the … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: When Pre-Diabetes Comes Knocking at Your Door

AskNadia: Which Diabetes Tests Should I Order

Dear Nadia, I am pre-diabetic, or  I was. My A1c has been in the normal range for about a year now. However, for the last two months, I have been suffering from hypoglycemia. The first few times my numbers were in the 50s and 60s, but when I treated it tonight, it was 49. I … Continue reading AskNadia: Which Diabetes Tests Should I Order

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Prediabetes and CVD Relationship Vary by Ethnicity

Recent studies have shown that prediabetes is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), although the relationship varies based on ethnicity. Researchers examined associations between coronary heart disease, stroke, and prediabetes among approximately 2,500 people. About half of these participants were South Asian while the other half consisted of Europeans. The authors then examined the incidence of … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Prediabetes and CVD Relationship Vary by Ethnicity

AskNadia: Does Diabetes Increases My Risk for Alzheimer

Why is being a diabetic increase my chances for having Alzheimer? Debbie Johnson Michigan Dear Debbie, Alzheimer, like type 2 diabetes is an aging disease. What they have in common; both are a result of chronic insulin resistance. For people living with diabetes, insulin resistance can affect eyes, feet, nerves, and kidneys. The body’s inability … Continue reading AskNadia: Does Diabetes Increases My Risk for Alzheimer

Baby’s Diet Influenced By Mom’s Socioeconomic Background

Babies born to women who make more money are also more likely to get more nutrients from their diets, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Buffalo. Researchers analyzed data from the two-year Infant Feeding Practices Study, which followed about 1,500 babies aged 6 to 12 months. They found that the … Continue reading Baby’s Diet Influenced By Mom’s Socioeconomic Background

Swedish Researchers Say There’s a Link Between Childhood Abuse and Later Obesity

Swedish researchers report that there may be a link between childhood abuse and the development of bad eating habits later in life that lead to obesity. Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Solna, Sweden, undertook a meta-analysis of 23 studies that had involved a total of 112,000 subjects. They determined that participants who experienced mental … Continue reading Swedish Researchers Say There’s a Link Between Childhood Abuse and Later Obesity

Lorcaserin Proves To Help Boost Weight Loss

A drug designed to help overweight or obese adults lose weight was found to be both safe and effective when combined with diet and exercise, at least for those without type 2 diabetes. The results suggest that the drug could help prevent the onset of type 2 by helping those at risk drop extra pounds. … Continue reading Lorcaserin Proves To Help Boost Weight Loss

Shift Work Raises Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

Those who work shift work – both steady second or third-shift schedules or swing shifts, which include shifts that rotate between day, afternoon and night work – are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a new study. Shift workers generally include factory workers, health care workers and … Continue reading Shift Work Raises Odds of Type 2 Diabetes