Thursday, February 22, 2018

12 Easy Ways to Reduce Diabetes-Related Stress

Between constant management, fear, and pain, stress often plays a large role in the life of an individual with diabetes. That stress is often accompanied by high blood pressure and heart rate, both of which deplete energy, making sticking to your management routine that much harder. It’s not uncommon for all this stress to take...

Sami Inkinen on his bold plan to cure type 2 diabetes forever

Sami Inkinen founded and then exited Trulia about a year after Zillow snapped it up for $3.5 billion in 2014. He’s since moved on to build Virta, a health care startup claiming it can cure type 2 diabetes. It’s a bold claim. Most treatment plans offer to help those with the disease manage it, not...

Is the Newest Treatments Beat Older Treatment Options?

Dr. David C. Robbins, director of the KU Diabetes Institute at the KU Medical Center, picked an auspicious place to suggest that we lack evidence to determine whether newer diabetes treatments are better diabetes treatments. After all, his talk on the subject, part of a panel discussion on rising insulin prices, took place during...

How To Slow Down and Avoid Diabetic Retinopathy

Maybe you’ve noticed that street signs look blurry at night when you’re driving. Or maybe tiny dark spots have appeared in your vision. These are among the signs of retinopathy, a common eye complication of diabetes. Often there are no symptoms. You might even have 20/20 vision and have advanced retinopathy, says Emily Chew, MD,...

Here’s How Those Who Love You View Hypoglycemia

A Western University study suggests that it’s vital to better support spouses/partners and parents/grandparents of adults with Type 1 diabetes because they represent an important frontline in hypoglycemia prevention efforts. The researchers for the study found that while the nuclear family that orbits an adult with Type 1 are willing to do what it...

She Managed To Survived In College With a Type 1 Diabetes

A college student talks of how she kept from floundering in a new environment. As I started my first year of college, I knew there would be challenges. After all, I was going to be living on my own for the first time, doing so in a different province, contending with the academic demands of...

Are You a Parents With Type 1 Diabetes And Ill? Here’s What To Do

A mother must find a way to care for her migraines while being the primary caregiver of a child with Type 1. When I tell people that my seven-year-old daughter has diabetes, they often respond by expressing sympathy that such a young child has to receive shots and prick her fingers on a daily basis....

Discover These Non-Diabetes Drugs and Supplements That Affect Glucose Levels

The main medicine people with Type 1 diabetes take on a daily basis is insulin, but did you know that other non-diabetes-related medications can affect your blood sugar, too? This side effect can create havoc on your glucose management if you don’t adjust your insulin levels to accommodate it. Here’s a list of medications to...

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...

Women With Big Bums Are Healthier

Women who have more fat in their hips and thighs are at a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes and diabetes, a new study had found. Published by the journal Cell Metabolism, the research shows that having a bit of extra fat in a woman’s lower half acts as a sponge and stops fat from travelling...


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