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Type 1.5 Diabetes

December 21, 2015 by  
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Type 1.5 diabetes, also known as latent autoimmune diabetes of adults (LADA), is a form of diabetes where an adult has aspects of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes is caused by an autoimmune destruction of beta cells in the pancreas. As the beta cells are […]

Life’s Simple 7

October 19, 2015 by  
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A study released recently shows that the adoption of as few as two or three of the Life’s Simple 7 goals significantly reduces the risk of developing diabetes. The more of these seven goals that you include in your daily routine, the lower your risk of developing not only diabetes but also many other complications. Manage […]

Three Year Old Recovers From Type 2 Diabetes

September 21, 2015 by  
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In Houston Texas, a three year old Hispanic girl was brought into her doctor for frequent urination. She weighed 77 pounds at the time and was in the top 5% for her age group. Her diet consisted of mainly sugary drinks and fast food. She also rarely exercised. Tests showed that she had high levels […]

The Artificial Pancreas

July 15, 2015 by  
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What is the pancreas? The pancreas is an organ that secretes several hormones including insulin and glucagon. It also releases digestive enzymes that help break down food. Insulin is used to deliver glucose from the bloodstream to cells where it is needed. Glucagon causes the liver to release stored glucose into the bloodstream. With type […]

Understanding Diabetes

July 8, 2015 by  
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When your body digests food it breaks it down into usable components that travel through your blood. One of those components is glucose. Glucose is a form of sugar that your body uses as fuel. In order for the glucose to get into your cells and provide them with energy it needs to be escorted […]

Managing Diabetes Through Your Diet

July 2, 2015 by  
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If you have type 2 diabetes, your blood sugar levels should not be going up and down like a roller coaster. The constant ups and downs can make you feel lousy. Even if you are not aware of the spikes and drops you could still be at an increased risk for serious health problems. The […]

Knowing Your Body Mass Index Can Help You Avoid and Manage Diabetes

July 1, 2015 by  
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This is how staggering the rise of obesity has become: according to the Surgeon Generals office, the number of obese or overweight adults in this country is 50% higher than it was just a decade ago. Recent studies have projected that 1/3 of the children born will develop Type 2 Diabetes, which was once commonly […]

Diabetes and Insulin

June 25, 2015 by  
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Diabetes is a condition in which the body either does not manufacture sufficient amounts of insulin or does not properly use insulin.  Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that is necessary for the transport of sugar from the bloodstream into the cells for use as energy.  Type 2 diabetes results when our bodies […]