Insulin has two critical roles in the body that we cannot live without, yet it can be the root of many health problems, including diabetes. Insulin carries sugar (glucose), fat and protein into your cells where they are used for energy and the repair of your cells. When you eat,... Read More

Humulin or Lantus, Which Insulin For Your Child?

Humulin or Lantus? When my daughter, who was 8, was first diagnosed the Children's Hospital that was treating her put her on an insulin program of short acting Humalog NPH and long acting Humalin N. You should have seen me that first day of training after a long night in... Read More

Diabetes Awareness: Ill Wait til it Hurts

By the time many type 2 diabetics (and often their doctors) realize action is necessary, the disease, with its destructive high blood sugars, has been silently damaging their body for years.Complications to the blood vessels and tissues of your eyes, feet, heart, kidneys, and other organs, are likely well underway.You... Read More

Raising Happy Diabetic Kids

This is the first in a series of articles I am about to embark upon concerning this subject. As my family gets older and matures with this disease I think back to the early days and wonder why aren't we all on medication for depression? Why don't we have standing... Read More

Improper pH Balance Increases Risk and Damage of Diabetes

THE RISKBlood sugar balance is critical to your body's proper functioning. Blood sugar (glucose) is the primary source of fuel for the body's cells and is particularly critical to the brain and the eyes. When glucose isn't regulated properly through the bloodstream, the body's cells don't obtain the energy they... Read More

Raising Happy Diabetic Kids Part II

This is the second article in a series I am writing about how to raise happy diabetic children. You can find the first article titled Help Your Child Develope Self-Confidence in our article archives.Sometimes the phrase "happy diabetic kids" seems to be an oxymoron. Often it seems all of the... Read More

Diabetes Awareness: The Downside... a New Wardrobe?

Here is some commonsense thinking:I can't understand why anyone who has diabetes wouldn't exercise and watch what they eat.The down side is that you may have to get an entire new wardrobe since exercise and healthy eating causes weight and size reduction.When it happens, people tell you how great you... Read More

Pre-Diabetes - The Calm Before the Storm

Remember when the medical world identified pre-hypertension to better monitor your blood pressure? The new buzz: Pre-Diabetes concerns a similar condition pinpointing people who are at severe risk for getting diabetes. Because diabetes silently invades your body, early detection and corrective action are critically important.The goal with identifying pre-diabetes is... Read More

Pre-Diabetes Awareness: Gamblers Understand the Odds

Do you gamble? Play Texas Hold'em poker, casino games, or lotteries? Then understanding your odds of winning is part of the challenge.Are you planning on living a long and healthy life? A life free of aches and pains? A life full of excitement and adventure? Great, then understanding the odds... Read More

Pre-Diabetes: Check Engine Warning Light

Your car has an early detection system and so does your body. Take 3 minutes to read this article and learn how you can save yourself a life time of aches, pains, and costly medical bills.Have you ever had the "Check Engine" warning light come on in your car? Most... Read More

In The News:

More research links sedentary time to diabetes
(Reuters Health) - People who are inactive for hours on end each day may be more likely to develop diabetes than people who spend more time moving around, a study confirms. Researchers gave accelerometers to about 2,000 people to track their ...

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Just 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has Disease Under Control – WebMD
"This research gives us a good picture of diabetes control in older adults and gets us thinking about what it means that older Americans are not meeting clinical targets and how we should address this from a public health perspective," study leader ...

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Lansing State Journal

Walk at MSU raises money, hope for Type I diabetes
Lansing State Journal
Three days after Rachel first showed symptoms, Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan confirmed what her mother suspected: It was Type 1 diabetes. Rachel's blood sugar levels were at life-threatening levels — so high they were off the ...
HEALTHY LIVING: Living with diabetesThe Port Arthur News

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The State

Duke Endowment grant provides recipe for diabetes prevention
The State
Palmetto Health has received a $270,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to expand its Diabetes Prevention Program. The funding will allow the hospital system to enroll more participants and increase its community outreach. The hospital reports that 64 ...

Romania: Diabetes doctor, ex-health minister dies
Yahoo News
Mincu became Ceausescu's doctor in April 1989, after the Communist leader suffered a diabetic crisis. The leader had previously managed his condition through diet. Mincu told Ceausescu's wife Elena that the dictator would die without insulin injections ...

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Dialing for Diabetes: HbA1c Levels Drop With Phone Counseling
Phone counseling trumped mailed educational materials when it came to encouraging low-income diabetes patients in the South Bronx to lower HbA1c levels, in a study published online July 29 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Among the 694 ...

Medical Daily

Diabetes And Hypertension: Grip Strength Linked To Diabetes, Study Shows
Medical Daily
In a study conducted at the University of Florida, researchers found that the strength of your grip could provide clues to undetected diabetes or high blood pressure, especially if you're “skinny fat.” That means you're within the normal range on the ...
Your grip may say a lot about your diabetes riskFuturity: Research News
How does this grab you? Grip strength may tell whether you have diabetes, high ...Medical Xpress

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KSAT San Antonio

How A Beauty Queen With Diabetes Found Her 'Sugar Linings'
By the time the Twin Falls native walked the runway at the Miss America pageant in September with the insulin pump again clipped on her bikini, Sandison had become an inspiration to many people with Type 1 diabetes, and indeed any chronic medical ...
Islet Cell Transplantation for Type 1 DiabetesKSAT San Antonio

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EurekAlert (press release)

Breakthrough Promises Cure for Type 1 Diabetes
In Type 1 diabetes, patients must take insulin — a hormone produced by the beta cells in the pancreas — to prevent a harmful rise in the blood glucose level. It is a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy ...
Promising progress for new treatment of type 1 diabetesEurekAlert (press release)
Special class of protein could provide treatment for type 1 diabetesConsumerAffairs
Addition Of A Key Protein Has Successfully Treated Type 1 Diabetes In MiceMedical Daily
TheHealthSite -New Kerala -KSBY San Luis Obispo News
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Vida Scientific supplements aim to aid those with diabetes (blog)
The toll that diabetes takes on a person is all too real for Leonard Wong. His grandmother died from the disease, and he was 50 when he learned he has diabetes. Wong spent the next 10 years living the lifestyle of a diabetic – learning what to eat and ...

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Benfotiamine - A New Tool In Preventing Diabetic Complications?

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Diabetes Awareness: Ill Wait til it Hurts

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I Have Diabetes or Another Chronic Condition - Should I Use an HSA?

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are becoming quite popular for people... Read More

Diabetes and Exercise - Just Move it!

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Diabetes Awareness: Will They Recognize You?

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Diabetes And The Long Term Dangers

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Pre-Diabetes Awareness: Gamblers Understand the Odds

Do you gamble? Play Texas Hold'em poker, casino games, or... Read More

Becoming a Diabetes Expert

I am a diabetes expert. No I'm not a doctor... Read More

Tools to Manage Your Diabetes

It's estimated that in the US, over 18 million people... Read More

Diabetes - A National Epidemic

Are you a diabetic? If so, you are definitely not... Read More

Do You Have Diabetes? Symptoms Of Diabetes And How To Address Them

Diabetes mellitus is a condition resulting from the pancreas' inability... Read More

The Importance Of Following And Maintaining A Diabetic Diet

A diabetic diet is a specially designed eating plan that... Read More

Just Say NO to an 1800 Diabetic Diet

It's been a year, and 85 blubbery pounds less, since... Read More

Preparing Your Child and Family for Life With Diabetes

After the initial shock of diagnosis wears off and we... Read More

Raising Happy Diabetic Kids Part II

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Diabetes Awareness: The Downside... a New Wardrobe?

Here is some commonsense thinking:I can't understand why anyone who... Read More

Hyperglycemia, Diabetes, and Managing Blood Sugar

So, after a miserable 10 hours of blood tests it's... Read More

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic Neuropathy, a nerve disorder caused by diabetes, is characterized... Read More

Diabetes Awreness: There?s No Substitute for Good Friends

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Syndrome X - What Is It And Have You Got It?

Syndrome X or the X factor as it is sometimes... Read More

Medical Supply Cases for Insulin and Diabetics

Medical supply manufacturers are continuously conceptualizing medical supplies needed by... Read More

Treating Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

The toes burn and tingle and sharp pains shoot into... Read More