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Excess Weight Isn’t The Only Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity has been linked as the primary cause of type 2 diabetes for decades. However, new studies are showing the countless other factors with large contributions to unnaturally high blood sugar. Type 2 diabetes is not a problem exclusive to overweight patients; the condition occurs when human cells in the body are made resistant to…

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Managing Type 1 Diabetes as You Age

People with Type 1 diabetes ? and there are almost 3 million Americans in this category ? can live long, active, and happy lives. For sure, this affliction can be troublesome. However, people who live with this disease for 50 years or longer are becoming more common all the time. By contrast, a century ago,…

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

The vast majority of American diabetics — according to some figures, as many as 95 percent — have type 2 diabetes. However, a combination of medical misinformation and dietary trends makes it difficult for most people to truly understand their risks, let alone reduce them. What is type 2 diabetes, and what causes it? Diabetes is a…

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Mental Health Risks Associated with Diabetes

Having to check blood glucose levels, counting carbs, preparing healthy meals and taking medications for those with diabetes can cause someone to feel overwhelmed. Doctors are now just being to understand this burdening feeling and its link for some mental issues. Dubbed as “diabetes distress,” these negative emotions can lead to anxiety and depression. According to…

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How Sildenafil Citrate (Viagra) Treats Sexual Impotence in Diabetes Patients

Sexual impotence is just one of the many symptoms that a person can experience with diabetes. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 10 percent of men with type 1 diabetes have erectile dysfunction as a common complication. A study was done with 188 patients to see if sildenafil citrate, the drug that is marketed…

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Can Low-Fat Yogurt Help Prevent Diabetes

Yogurt is a yummy treat and definitely a smart alternative to a slice of double-chocolate layer cake. However, can it help ward off certain diseases? New research suggests that it can help reduce the risk of diabetes. Yogurt is a fermented dairy product rich in probiotic bacteria, vitamin K, calcium, vitamin D and magnesium. These…

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2 Large Meals A Day May Be More Beneficial for Type 2 Diabetics

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 25.8 million Americans have diabetes, most being type 2 diabetics. The ADA also reports that 85.2 percent of those with type 2 diabetes are either obese or overweight. With type 2 diabetes, the body is not able to make use of insulin properly. This is known as insulin…

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High Protein Intake Can Increase Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Specialists have long noted that certain people have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Those people include middle-aged individuals, pregnant women, those with low cholesterol, people with high blood pressure, members of certain ethnic groups, and people who have a family history of the disease. Recent studies have shown definitive proof that people…

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Sitagliptin to Increase the Insulin Production in Pancreas

Sitagliptin is an FDA-approved drug and is marketed under the trade name Januvia for treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2. According to WebMD, type 2 diabetes is the most common and affects up to 95 percent of Americans with diabetes. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes makes insulin but not enough. Known as insulin…

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Effect of Diabetes on Cholesterol Numbers

Diabetes, both 1 and 2, are issues individuals have to deal with on a daily basis. Having to monitor their daily insulin levels before every single meal, or even having an insulin pump attached to their body in order to make real-time adjustments, is something that becomes second nature to millions of individuals around the…

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