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7Aug, 2017

New Study Finds Type 2 Diabetes May be Transmissible

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New research suggests that type 2 diabetes might be transmissible and spread from person to person, according to a study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Type 2 Diabetes The pancreas produces insulin, a hormone, to convert glucose (also called blood sugar) into energy. People with diabetes can’t produce enough insulin or their body doesn’t respond to insulin, and typically must monitor blood sugar levels and inject insulin into the body periodically. Type 2 diabetes–the most common form of diabetes, is also called adult-onset diabetes, which means it was acquired. […]

Insulin Pump Therapy
17Nov, 2015

Is Insulin Pump Therapy Right For You?

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The majority of people with type 1 diabetes do require regular insulin injections in order to ensure that blood sugar levels are well maintained, and that overall metabolic function is preserved. While every individual with the condition will require specific dosages and medication regimens, it is certain that injections will need to occur throughout the course of the day. This can cause a number of concerns for individuals of all walks of life: Changes in lifestyle habits Concerns about injection while at work Managing the required drug protocol, ie. avoiding […]

New Diabetes Treatments For 2015
11Nov, 2015

New Diabetes Treatment Options For 2015

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Over the course of 2015, several new options for diabetes treatment have emerged from the drug market.  Although these newer medications are more specific to individuals who suffer from pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, they still represent a significant breakthrough for patients.  One of the major reasons for this is that the action of the drugs can aid in allowing the body to slowly regain balance on its own, which also lets beta cells in the pancreas increase production without generating greater damage to the organ. Other outcomes from these […]

4Nov, 2015

How Can Cinnamon Help Type 2 Diabetes?

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For individuals who are facing the lifestyle changes that are involved in a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, it can seem very overwhelming to try and incorporate these healthy changes, while still maintaining regular routines and activities of enjoyment. Generally, people with type 2 diabetes will not need to be on a regular insulin regimen, since even though both types of the disease impact blood glucose levels and how the body is able to process nutrients from foods, the difference is in the presence of natural insulin and how the […]

Diabetes Treatment
1Nov, 2015

3 Ways To Create A Diabetes Diet Meal Plan

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Although medications are strongly used in order to control the symptoms and effects of diabetes, there are also behavioral and lifestyle changes that can provide strong support in managing blood sugar and healthy approaches to both nutritional needs and gaining greater health literacy in regards to the issue.  The use of medical nutrition therapy (MNT) has become one of the most critical and pivotal components of diabetes care.  This is not only because MNT is applicable to both type 1 and 2 diabetes, but also because the practice raises accountability […]

Type 1 Diabetics are Insulin Reliant and Type 2 Diabetics are Insulin Resistant
7Jul, 2015

Treatment of Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

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Diabetes is becoming an increasing health concern for many individuals in the population, especially as risk factors including obesity, unhealthy diets, and lack of activity contribute to the expression of the disease.  Although both types of diabetes involve the manner in which the body digests, utilizes, and balances sugars in the blood stream, onset, triggers, and treatment can differ. However, it is also important to be aware that similarities between the two types of conditions also means that practical treatment measures that include lifestyle changes can be applicable to both.  […]

10Nov, 2014

How to Prevent Diabetes

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If diabetes were an infectious disease, the United States would be in the midst of an epidemic. With 24 million Americans diagnosed and 6 million Americans unaware that they have diabetes, it’s projected that 48 million people will have diabetes by 2050. The symptoms associated with diabetes are sprawling, ranging from weight gain to vision complications to nerve damage so severe it results in the loss of a limb. Living with diabetes can be an emotional roller coaster for the person diagnosed, and their loved ones. Like MedicoRx® Specialty Pharmacy […]