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:

BBC News

Sanford charts path to diabetes detection
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
A discovery by Sanford diabetes researchers might eventually help doctors detect Type 1 diabetes earlier in its progression when there is a greater chance of stopping the disease. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune ...
Possible cure for type 1 diabetes announcedPiqua Daily Call
Bionic pancreas: A new dawn for diabetics?BBC News

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Learn how to manage diabetes at free class
An all-day diabetes self management class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Burlington Fire House, 6050 Fire House Lane, Burlington. Registration is required. A free lunch and a diabetes toolkit will be provided to those ...

Penn State Extension to host Dining with Diabetes program series
The program will help individuals and families understand the many aspects of managing diabetes, including important numbers, planning healthy meals, healthy food preparation and physical activity. Each class will offer food demonstrations and tastings ...
Diabetes classes to start Sept. 2The Sentinel

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Doctor Tipster

Type 2 Diabetes And Its Effect To African American Women
Doctor Tipster
Type 2 diabetes can be categorized as the most common type of diabetes that affects people worldwide. In the United States alone, at least 90% of people with diabetes are affected with type 2 diabetes. While diabetes can be controlled, you cannot ...
Low Birth Weight Linked to Increased Risk of Diabetes in Black

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Houston Chronicle

Effective ways to beat diabetes
Houston Chronicle
Standard diabetes-prevention advice (lose weight, exercise, eat better) is not getting through to millions of Americans. The proof is in shocking new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 29 million Americans now have Type 2 ...
West Chester Hospital offers education classes on diabetesWCPO

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Shift work linked to greater diabetes risk
“Over the past decades, a few epidemiological studies have assessed the association between shift work and the risk of diabetes mellitus with the inconsistent results,” said Lu, a researcher at Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and ...
Shift work tied to higher diabetes

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Model Predicts Complications in Type 1 Diabetes
"The main take-home points are that a simple set of predictors can identify those with type 1 diabetes who are at the greatest risk for all the major complications, like heart attack, kidney failure, and amputations," said senior author Trevor J ...

Targeting 'diabetes distress,' depression with more screenings
Stewart, now an outreach volunteer with JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), said that the demands of the diagnosis and the micromanaged lifestyle her grandson required seemed impossible in the beginning, even with the family's ...
Emotional distress an additional risk for people with type 1 diabetesToronto Star
Emotions strongly affect diabetesMemphis Commercial Appeal
Losing weight lowers health care costs for adults with type 2

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Event to raise funds for diabetes research
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
MATTOON (JG-TC) -- Organizers are gearing up for the second annual Skate For Diabetes event that is set to take place next weekend. Skate For Diabetes will be from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 6 at Silver Star Skate Center, north U.S. Route 45 in Mattoon. Attendees ...

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Diabetes update: Key research at 2014 ADA meeting
American Pharmacists Association,
Cutting-edge diabetes research was featured at this year's 74th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Research was presented on oral antidiabetic agents and fracture risk, long-term follow-up from the Diabetes Prevention ...

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