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:

Quest for cure drives boy with diabetes
The Spokesman Review
The contest, which asked kids with type 1 diabetes around the country to create a design for a race car, was co-sponsored with Ford, Motorcraft and Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers. People voted by giving donations, and JDRF and Ford picked a winner ...
Fondra Magee: 'Look for the blessings'Coeur d'Alene Press

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Headlines & Global News

Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Diabetes
"This is great news for people with insulin resistance and diabetes, and suggests that brown fat may prove to be an important anti-diabetic tissue." Previous research has suggested that brown fat plays a role in regulating body temperature, according ...
'Brown Fat' Could Reduce Diabetes RiskHeadlines & Global News
Brown fat labeled as healthy helps prevent diabeteseMaxHealth
Brown Fat May Protect Against Diabetes and Obesity in HumansMedscape

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Science World Report

Shift work may increase risk for type 2 diabetes
Boston Globe
Researchers at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China reviewed 12 international studies that involved more than 226,000 people, 15,000 of whom had diabetes. They took into account the participants' working hours, their body mass index, ...
Working Rotating Shifts May Heighten Your Risk of Developing Type 2 DiabetesScience World Report
Shift workers are at a higher risk for type 2 diabetesDaily Digest
Type 2 Diabetes When Leading Abnormal Work LifeHealth Aim
New Zealand Doctor Online -Clinical Endocrinology News Digital Network
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Hawaii's high rate of diabetes spurs 16-year study
“We decided early on that there are many different interventions that could prevent diabetes,” said school professor Dr. Richard Arakaki, “and certainly lifestyle, where we have people increase their physical activity and decrease their weight, is ...
16-year diabetes clinical trial results releasedKITV Honolulu

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Basketball Hall of Famer shares tips on how to manage diabetes
Your Houston News
He was shocked because he never thought he would have a chronic disease that early in his life. After losing his father and grandfather to the disease, he decided to do everything he could to better manage his diabetes and encourage others to do the same.

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Shift Work Linked To Increased Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is more common in those who work shifts, according to results of a new study. Data from the study adds to the ongoing concern for those who work shifts, in which known risks already include cancer, digestive diseases, and cardiovascular ...
Shift workers 'face type 2 diabetes risk'BBC News
Rotating shift work linked to type 2 diabetesCBS News
Study Links Shift Work to Risk for Type 2 DiabetesWebMD
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16-year study determines lifestyle changes are best for diabetes prevention
Hawaii News Now
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine tracked the effectiveness of lifestyle changes over medication for diabetes prevention. The study followed 72 high risk participants in Hawaii for 16 years as part ...

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New Eye Monitoring Device Spots Early Signs of Diabetes
Autonomic neuropathy is a common complication arising from diabetes, causing side effects like gastroparesis, erectile dysfunction, and other conditions due to damaged autonomic nerves. Early detection of diabetic autonomic neuropathy can have ...
Wearable Device for the Early Detection of Diabetes-Related Neurological ...Product Design & Development
Wearable Device Allows Early Detection of Diabetes
Wearable Device for the Early Detection of Common Diabetes-related

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Fasting Diets Could Combat Diabetes -- Erika Kurre
Hermitage, TN - Hope tonight for those worried about inheriting diabetes and it's all about what you don't eat. Those fad diets may not be all bad news. A new study has found there are some health benefits to skipping some meals. The study by some ...

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Rosemary and Oregano Might Help Fight Diabetes
Yahoo Health
After learning that some herbs can help reduce the levels of glucose – the main element that is measured and controlled by diabetics – in the blood, they tested different herbs to see if any of them could interfere with a diabetes-related enzyme in the ...
Diabetes-fighting potential spotted in culinary herbsMedical News Today
Herbs Help Curb DiabetesVoice of America
Rosemary and Oregano May Combat Type 2 Diabetes with Natural CompoundsScience World Report
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I Have Diabetes or Another Chronic Condition - Should I Use an HSA?

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Raising Happy Diabetic Kids

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