Diabetes Care

New Statin Guidelines and Diabetes, Are You Confused?

Nov 20 2013 - 6:51am
Statins and diabetes

New cholesterol guidelines can be confusing for those with type 2 diabetes. We have dug a bit deeper to help you understand if you need a statin.

New guidelines and a risk calculator for use of statins has many people with diabetes confused and up in arms. What do you think about the new statin recommendations and what can you do?

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Taking Diabetes Meds, Do You Follow Doctor Orders?

Nov 16 2013 - 5:31pm
Diabetes meds compliance

Are you among the millions of people with type 2 diabetes who do not follow their doctor's instructions on how to take their treatment meds? Medication noncompliance is not safe nor wise, so here are some things to think about when you are prescribed diabetes medications.

Are you among the millions of people with type 2 diabetes who do not follow their doctor's instructions on how to take their treatment meds? Medication noncompliance is not safe nor wise, so here are some things to think about when you are prescribed diabetes medications.

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Yoga for Type 2 Diabetes, Should You Try It

Nov 15 2013 - 9:10am
Yoga for type 2 diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes are urged to exercise regularly, and one form typically overlooked is yoga. The practice of yoga among individuals with type 2 diabetes can offer a variety of benefits.

People with type 2 diabetes are urged to exercise regularly, and one form typically overlooked is yoga. The practice of yoga among individuals with type 2 diabetes can offer a variety of benefits.

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Breath and 3 More Ways To Test Blood Sugar without Needles

Nov 14 2013 - 9:28am
Blood sugar testing without needles

What if you could use your breath to take your blood sugar levels? Researchers are hot on the trail of several needle-less ways for people with diabetes to measure blood sugar levels, and here are a few of them.

What if you could use your breath to take your blood sugar levels? Researchers are hot on the trail of several needle-less ways for people with diabetes to measure blood sugar levels, and here are a few of them.

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Weight Loss Drug Reported to Help Prediabetes and Diabetes

Nov 13 2013 - 5:39pm
Weight loss drug and diabetes

Use of a certain weight loss drug seems to help some people who have prediabetes or diabetes lose weight and better manage their blood glucose levels. Although this sounds like great news, there are several important things you should know about this study and the drug.

Use of a certain weight loss drug seems to help some people who have prediabetes or diabetes lose weight and better manage their blood glucose levels. Although this sounds like great news, there are several important things you should know about this study and the drug.

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Making sense of the glycemic index for diabetics

Nov 12 2013 - 7:37am
Checking  blood sugar levels

Diabetes has become an increasingly common chronic disease. This is a disease which should not be taken lightly due to the serious harm which is associated with side effects from diabetes, particularly in patients who do not manage their illness well. Diet is a primary consideration in managing diabetes properly. An understanding of exactly what the glycemic index means may be helpful in dietary management of this condition.

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National Diabetes Month a Good Time to Focus on Eye Health: 6 Facts

Nov 3 2013 - 11:32am
Diabetes and eye care

November is National Diabetes month which makes it a good time to schedule your eye exam if you haven’t had one in the past year. Annual screening for eye disease is as important as exercise, eating to control your blood sugar and keeping track of your glucose levels.

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How Bacteria and Fat Cells Could Contribute to Type 2 Diabetes

Oct 31 2013 - 3:15pm
Researchers study fat and bacteria's role in inflammation and type 2 diabetes

Researchers are exploring how bacteria and fat interact to promote inflammation that could lead to type 2 diabetes. All chronic diseases have an inflammatory component that can be triggered by bacteria, viruses and other environmental factors. According to a new study from University of Iowa investigators bacteria and fat might create the "perfect storm" for type 2 diabetes.

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No-Calorie Sweeteners and Type 2 Diabetes, Good Idea or Bad?

Oct 27 2013 - 11:43am
No-calorie sweeteners and type 2 diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes often turn to foods and beverages that contain no-calorie sweeteners, but the jury is still out on the safety of these food additives. Here are some facts to consider about the use of artificial and natural no-calorie sweeteners.

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Keep Your blood sugar down, it improves memory

Oct 24 2013 - 1:10pm
Avoid memory problems with a healthy diet

Glucose is necessary for the brain to function properly; however, a new study has found that elevated blood sugar - even for those who are not diabetic - can cause memory problems. The researchers found that individuals with lower blood sugar levels were more likely to have better scores on the memory tests.

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