Category Archives: Diabetes

Further Proof of the Importance of Exercise in Diabetes

Aerobic exercise and weight training both prevent type 2 diabetes and the combination is even better. Continue reading

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Do Statins Cause Diabetes

There is no more powerful drug for lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart attacks than the class of drugs called statins.  Atorvastatin (Lipitor) is the best-selling statin and the best-selling drug in history, but others include lovastatin (Mevacor, … Continue reading

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Is Glargine Insulin Treatment Associated With More Cancer?

A study published in 2009 suggested that people who took higher doses of glargine insulin had an increased risk of cancers of all forms.  Other studies have not confirmed this association. Two recent studies, the Northern European Database Study and … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Do They Prevent Heart Attacks?

Omega-3 fatty acids did not prevent heart attacks or deaths in certain high risk patients. Continue reading

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New Exercise Discoveries For Diabetes

Aerobic versus resistance exercise in diabetes. Continue reading

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New-Old Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes

Two old drugs that are finding new uses in diabetes. Continue reading

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Diabetic Neuropathy: Entrapment Neuropathies

Nerve damage due to the trapping of nerves as they pass through bones. Continue reading

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Diabetic Neuropathy: Loss of Voluntary Movement Nerves and Automatic Nerves

This article explains diabetic neuropathy involving the nerves that affect movement, both voluntary and involuntary. Continue reading

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Diabetic Neuropathy: Loss of Sensation

The article describes the main nervous system complications of diabetes associated with loss of sensation as opposed to loss of movement. Continue reading

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What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

This article is an introduction to one of the common complications of diabetes, neuropathy or nerve damage. Continue reading

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Are You at Risk for Prediabetes?

Are you at risk for prediabetes? This risk quiz can help you identify the most important signs and symptoms that point to prediabetes. Continue reading

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Gestational Diabetes and Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy

What is gestational diabetes? How do you test for it? What are the risks if untreated? How can you reduce the risk? What about hypothyroidism during pregnancy? Continue reading

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Diabetes Mellitus: What is Diabetes?

What is diabetes mellitus? What are the major types of diabetes? How is a diagnosis of diabetes made? What are some of the complications of diabetes? Continue reading

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Avandia: FDA Restricts Use of Rosiglitazone

The FDA has taken action and severely restricted use of Avandia, a drug that was developed for diabetes. In Europe, the drug’s sales will be halted entirely. Continue reading

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Normal Blood Sugar Levels – What Is A Normal Blood Glucose?

I am often asked this question, “What is a normal blood sugar?” It should be relatively easy to answer, but there is a lot of potential confusion that I need to clarify. Continue reading

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