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Diabetes Health Type 1 & Type 2: What You Need to Know About CVD

If you have diabetes, you have to be concerned about cardiovascular disease. No matter how fit your body may appear on the outside, the reality is that heart problems are much more common for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. According to the American Heart Association, adults with diabetes are two to … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1 & Type 2: What You Need to Know About CVD

Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: How to Win at Quitting Smoking Cigarettes

Smokers are often consulted by healthcare professionals who want to support them in quitting smoking. While there are more former smokers than current smokers, In 2014, It was estimated that 40 million Americans were still addicted to cigarettes because quitting smoking is so difficult. Withdrawing from cigarettes can be such a painful endeavor that many … Continue reading Type 1 & 2 Diabetes: How to Win at Quitting Smoking Cigarettes

Great News for Insulin Pumpers

A study that followed 18,168 people with type 1 diabetes has good news for insulin pumpers. After observing this group for 6.8 years, it was found that people on insulin pumps; cut their cardiovascular risk factor by 50%, compared to the type’1’s that use multiple injections. Additionally, this group tends to smoke less, are more … Continue reading Great News for Insulin Pumpers

Metformin May Increase Cancer Risk In Smokers By Brenda Neugent

The diabetes drug metformin may also lower the risk of lung cancer – but only for those who don’t smoke. Smokers, on the other hand, saw an increased risk of lung cancer while taking metformin, which helps control blood sugar levels in diabetes by suppressing the production of glucose by the liver. “Our results suggest … Continue reading Metformin May Increase Cancer Risk In Smokers By Brenda Neugent

Teen Energy Sports Drink Consumption: linked to Other Bad habits

Most studies targeting teen beverage consumption focus on sugar-laced sodas, but researchers say adolescents are also drinking many sports drinks and energy drinks, both of which had been linked to other unhealthy habits. According to the results of a new study from Minnesota, teen consumption of sports and energy drinks can lead to more physical … Continue reading Teen Energy Sports Drink Consumption: linked to Other Bad habits

Diabetes on the Rise in Saudi Arabia

Diabetes is increasingly taking hold in Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East.  According to Dr. Ala Alwan, assistant director general for noncommunicable diseases and mental health at the World Health Organization (WHO), the problem is already vast and is increasing at an alarming rate. Lifestyle choices are a major factor. According to … Continue reading Diabetes on the Rise in Saudi Arabia

Finding the Right Diabetes Doctor

I once had a doctor ask me what I’d do if someone offered me a drink or a cigarette. I was a teenager, recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and it was the first time that I had seen her. When I told her that I didn’t drink or smoke, she kept hounding me with … Continue reading Finding the Right Diabetes Doctor

Type 1 & Type 2: Maintaining Your Health in Tough Economic Times

The majority of U.S. adults are worried about being able to afford medical care and prescription medications.1  In addition, a recent study reveals that one in seven children and working-age Americans went without needed prescription medications in 2007 due to cost concerns, up from one in 10 in 2003.  Experts predict these statistics are likely … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2: Maintaining Your Health in Tough Economic Times