Saturday, February 17, 2018

Type 2 Diabetes: Protein Deposits Could Be a Big Factor

UESDAY, Aug. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Protein deposits in the pancreas may lead scientists to a better understanding of type 2 diabetes. The protein -- called amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) -- collects in the pancreas in people with type 2 diabetes. But whether these deposits cause the disease or appear after the disease begins hasn't been clear. Researchers...

The Unexpected Side Effects of Diabetes

When we hear "diabetes," we tend to think of problems with producing insulin and regulating blood sugar. And that's definitely a key part of this chronic disease, which affects nearly 1 in 10 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. "Diabetes is like termites, in...

8 Drinks That Help You Fight Diabetes

Diabetes is one of those diseases that is more sneaky than you think. One day, you’re going along eating the foods you want and drinking the drinks you want and the next day, diabetes may be knocking at your door.  But the good news about this disease is that it is preventable. You can stop it. Here...

DOES DIABETES AFFECT YOUR RELATIONSHIP?

Will you leave your SO (significant other) because of diabetes? Committed relationships are hard enough. When you add a chronic illness into the mix of everyday problems, it can place undue stress on a relationship. Do you leave your spouse or partner with diabetes when the going gets tough, or do you stick it out...

Diabetes and Anemia: What You Need to Know

If you have diabetes, you’ll need to have your blood checked regularly for anemia. It’s common for people with diabetes to also end up with this blood condition. It happens when your body’s red blood cells can’t deliver as much oxygen as your body needs. If you spot anemia early on, you can better...

This Woman Had An Insulin Allergy For 33 Years

A woman with Type 1 chronicles a difficult journey to use the medicine that keeps her both alive and unwell. I recently read of a girl with Type 1 diabetes who was trying to find answers to an insulin allergy, and I wanted to share the long view on this subject. I have dealt with...

The Basics of a Healthy Diabetes Diet

If you have diabetes, the right foods can be an ally in your fight to keep your blood sugar levels in check. Talk to your doctor, a registered dietitian, or a diabetes educator about how to keep track of how many carbs you eat. That can affect your blood sugar. They may recommend that you...

How to Help Your Diabetes Medications Work Better

Want to get an extra boost from your meds? Healthy changes in your life may help the drugs you take to do a better job of bringing your type 2 diabetes under control, says Richard Siegel, MD, co-director of the Diabetes Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. You might even be able to...

Amazing Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds for Type 2 Diabetes

Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are a hallmark of trail mix and of many ‘healthy cereals.’ But a lot of people don’t know just how tasty they can be on their own. These charming, flat little seeds are native to the Americas. They were a very important food to many Native American tribes –...

What Medicines Can Make Your Blood Sugar Spike?

If you have diabetes or high blood sugar, you probably know some of the things that cause your glucose (another name for blood sugar) to go up. Like a meal with too many carbohydrates, or not enough exercise. But other medicines you might take to keep yourself healthy can cause a spike, too. Know Your Meds Medicines you get with a...
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