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:


Coffee lovers: Drink up to reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes
Los Angeles Times
In a large epidemiological study, the researchers found that people who increased their coffee consumption by at least one cup per day over a period of years were 11% less likely to get Type 2 diabetes compared with people whose coffee-drinking habits ...
Drinking a bunch of coffee could prevent diabetesQuartz
Coffee may reduce risk for type 2 diabetesCNN (blog)
Drink Up: More Coffee Could Lower Diabetes
Harvard Crimson -HealthDay -Medscape
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Medical Xpress

New Jenny Craig Program Effective Against Type 2 Diabetes, Study Shows
Huffington Post
A new kind of Jenny Craig diet formulated specifically to help people manage their Type 2 diabetes has demonstrated its effectiveness in a new clinical trial -- so much so, that the commercial weight-loss company launched a new program based on the ...
Weight loss plan better than usual diet for diabetes patientsReuters
Community-Based Weight Loss Program Aids Diabetes ManagementUCSD Medical Center
Avoiding type 2 diabetesKSAT San Antonio
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews
all 24 news articles »

5 signs you should get tested for Type 2 diabetes
The Oregonian
If you're among the lucky, you're getting older. Sure, your eyesight and hearing might not be as sharp as they were in your youth, or you might be a little grouchier. The question is, are those changes normal or might they be signs you should get ...
Low Blood Sugar & Heartbeat in People With DiabetesWebMD
Low Blood Sugar May Affect Heartbeat in People With
Vaughn fights off diabetes while chasing his dreamWBNG-TV
Sunrise Senior Living Blog (blog)
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Debbie Allen fights diabetes with new dance movement
The Grio
Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and that number continues to grow. On average, African Americans are twice as likely to have diabetes as whites. Actress and legendary dancer Debbie Allen has launched a new campaign to try and change these ...
Debbie Allen Wants To Get People With Type 2 Diabetes MovingLook To The Stars
Janssen recruits Debbie Allen for T2 DiabetesMedical Marketing and Media

all 3 news articles »


Usher's Son Diagnosed With Diabetes
Usher had an emotional moment during an interview with Carson Daly on the Today show Wednesday morning. The Voice judge revealed that one of his sons has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The condition, while not fatal, requires constant ...

Low-carb ketogenic diet takes on low-fat diet for diabetes: Undisputed winner
Low-carb, high-fat diets outperformed low-fat diets for managing and even reversing type 2 diabetes, reported. According to an eight-year study conducted by the Second University of Naples, men and women who followed the low-carb, ...
Diabetes diet studyGulf Weekly

all 2 news articles »

Takeda May Not Cover Lilly's Share of Diabetes-Drug Lawsuit
Wall Street Journal
A jury in federal court in Louisiana earlier in April ordered Takeda to pay $6 billion and Lilly to pay $3 billion in punitive damages to a New York state man, Terrence Allen, and his wife. The plaintiffs alleged Mr. Allen's use of Actos caused his ...
Lilly Says Takeda May Not Cover Its Share of $9 Billion LawsuitNASDAQ

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Diabetes drug deal expands Hyperion rare drug pipeline
San Francisco Business Times (blog)
Hyperion Therapeutics Inc. will buy Andromeda Biotech of Israel in a cash and stock deal potentially worth upwards of $570 million, scoring a well-traveled, late-stage Type 1 diabetes drug in the process. Brisbane-based Hyperion (NASDAQ: HPTX), whose ...
Hyperion bets up to $570M on diabetes biotech AndromedaFierceBiotech
Hyperion to buy Israeli diabetes drug developer Andromeda BiotechReuters
Hyperion Therapeutics acquires therapy for rare form of diabetesSFGate (blog)
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Want to help fight diabetes? Don't just talk the talk; walk the walk
Muscatine Journal
MUSCATINE, Iowa — The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will put a fun spin on a serious subject at this year's JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in Muscatine to support research for a cure of Type 1 diabetes. Besides the walk, there will be face ...
Washington-Franklin soars high for diabetesDaily Journal Online
A cause close to homeThe Irrigator

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Diabetes during pregnancy on the rise in New Hampshire
The Keene Sentinel
Reed Graves enjoys a moment with her 1-year-old son, Carter, in his favorite hangout — the front window of their Keene home. Graves is one of an increasing number of women — in the state and across the U.S. — diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

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

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