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Increasing Coffee Consumption May Protect You Against Type 2 Diabetes

After a comprehensive study spanning 20 years, researchers now have hard evidence supporting the relationship between drinking coffee and the risk of Type 2 diabetes. The result: Increasing your coffee intake reduces your risk of Type 2 diabetes. The research team, headed by Dr. Frank Hu and Dr. Shilpa Bhupathiraju of Harvard School of Public…

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Can Diabetes Be A Cause For ED?

Insulite Laboratories reports that nearly 80 percent of men who have diabetes will develop erectile dysfunction (ED). The condition can severely impact the ability of men to maintain a healthy relationship, and ED can cause serious psychological issues if the condition goes untreated. What is Erectile Dysfunction? MedLine Plus explains that ED is a medical condition that…

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How Januvia Helps Control Blood Sugar Levels In Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the levels of insulin in a person’s body are not normal. There are two types of diabetes – diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. Type 2 diabetes patients, (those that are not on insulin), can be controlled by the drug Januvia, but this drug cannot be used…

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Farxiga to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes

On January 8, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of Farxiga for treatment of type 2 diabetes. Currently, over 24 million people have type 2 diabetes and suffer from tremendous health complications as a result. These health complications include heart disease, kidney damage, blindness and nerve damage. Farxiga may be…

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Effect of Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disease where the patient experiences high blood glucose levels that, over time, damage the organs of the body and the neurological system. Long-term, diabetes leads to severe health complications, including limb amputation, blindness, kidney and heart failure, cognitive dysfunction, and death. Caused by a lack of the hormone insulin necessary to…

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How Uncontrolled Diabetes Can Lead to Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a physical condition that interferes with a man’s ability to attain and sustain an erection. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, it is not uncommon for men who have uncontrollable diabetes. As a matter of fact, men who have sought medical attention first for ED often wind up with a dual…

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Diabetes Can Slow Mental Function

Type 2 diabetes may put the brakes on people’s ability to process certain types of information quickly and precisely, according to a new study investigating how the illness affects brain power. Read on…Study: Diabetes Slows Mental Function, Brain…

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Diabetes Patients Skipping Drugs Due To Medicare D Gap

Medicare D’s  “doughnut hole” gap in prescription drug coverage may be causing diabetics to take less of their diabetic drugs. Read on…Diabetes Meds May Be Falling Through ‘Doughnut…

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Diabetes and Heart Attack: Can We Catch It Before It’s Too Late?

Type 2 diabetes (also known as adult-onset diabetes and non-insulin-dependent diabetes) usually develops gradually in adulthood and is caused by delayed or impaired insulin secretion, impaired insulin action, or excessive glucose output by the liver. Now insulin is a hormone that regulates the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood and is required for the…

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Ever Heard of the Metabolic Syndrome or Syndrome X?

The metabolic syndrome, otherwise known as the all-popular syndrome X, is not a disease but a group of characteristics, which in combination increase your risk of developing heart disease and type II diabetes. The characteristics that are referred to include high blood pressure, high levels of fat in the blood, obesity, high blood sugar levels.…

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