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Insulin has two critical roles in the body that we cannot live without, yet it can be the root of many health problems, including diabetes. Insulin carries sugar (glucose), fat and protein into your cells where they are used for energy and the repair of your cells. When you eat, a certain amount of the food will be converted into glucose and enter the bloodstream. As the sugar levels rise, the body senses it and the pancreas secretes insulin to lower the sugar. This is insulin's second main function.

Humulin or Lantus, Which Insulin For Your Child?

Humulin or Lantus? When my daughter, who was 8, was first diagnosed the Children's Hospital that was treating her put her on an insulin program of short acting Humalog NPH and long acting Humalin N. You should have seen me that first day of training after a long night in the emergency room where she was diagnosed. I was a raving lunatic to begin with so my brain was mostly mush at that point. Add to that everything began with "H". Mix this "H" with that "H" but first charge this "H" with air, then draw this "H" first followed by that "H" but make sure you roll this "H" between your palms and for crying-out-loud don't shake that "H". Anyway I guess osmosis worked and all of that information finally seeped in. We were officially diabetic now.

Diabetes Awareness: Ill Wait til it Hurts

By the time many type 2 diabetics (and often their doctors) realize action is necessary, the disease, with its destructive high blood sugars, has been silently damaging their body for years.

Raising Happy Diabetic Kids

This is the first in a series of articles I am about to embark upon concerning this subject. As my family gets older and matures with this disease I think back to the early days and wonder why aren't we all on medication for depression? Why don't we have standing twice a week appointments with a psychiatrist? How did we end up so normal?(whatever that is) As I look back this didn't happen by accident, nor am I Super Dad, and I didn't plan it out step by step. It was mostly just paying attention, luck, and decent communication between my girls and me, granted sometimes at the top of our lungs.

Improper pH Balance Increases Risk and Damage of Diabetes

Raising Happy Diabetic Kids Part II

This is the second article in a series I am writing about how to raise happy diabetic children. You can find the first article titled Help Your Child Develope Self-Confidence in our article archives.

Diabetes Awareness: The Downside... a New Wardrobe?

Here is some commonsense thinking:

Pre-Diabetes - The Calm Before the Storm

Remember when the medical world identified pre-hypertension to better monitor your blood pressure? The new buzz: Pre-Diabetes concerns a similar condition pinpointing people who are at severe risk for getting diabetes. Because diabetes silently invades your body, early detection and corrective action are critically important.

Pre-Diabetes Awareness: Gamblers Understand the Odds

Do you gamble? Play Texas Hold'em poker, casino games, or lotteries? Then understanding your odds of winning is part of the challenge.

Pre-Diabetes: Check Engine Warning Light

Your car has an early detection system and so does your body. Take 3 minutes to read this article and learn how you can save yourself a life time of aches, pains, and costly medical bills.

Treating Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

The toes burn and tingle and sharp pains shoot into your legs. The bed sheets feel uncomfortable on the feet as you toss and turn, trying to get some rest. Your feet felt numb throughout the day, but now feel like they are on fire. Nothing seems to help as you watch the hours on the clock pass by, hoping to fall asleep.

Exercise & Diabetes

You are no doubt aware that exercise can help prevent the serious complications that often come with diabetes and heart disease. Research has repeatedly shown that regular physical activity helps reduce the likelihood of having a heart attack or a stroke, aids in weight loss, and improves mood.

Protein Principles for Diabetes

Dietary considerations can present a Hobson?s choice in diabetes. Even when the intake is nutritious, assimilating it can be another matter. Then there is the problem of progression of diabetic complications if one ends up with excess glucose or fat in the system. Excess carbohydrates in a meal, and the resulting uncontrolled blood sugar levels can be detrimental to any number of tissues, from the lens of the eye, to the neurons, small blood vessels and the kidneys. Fat is also a problem with increase incidences of atherosclerosis, large vessel disease and cardiac complications. What, then is the appropriate macronutrient for the diabetic population? Enough medical literature exists to suggest that in diabetes, proteins are probably the best bet.

Low-Carb: The Role of Insulin

There are three basic units the body uses for energy:

Preparing Your Child and Family for Life With Diabetes

After the initial shock of diagnosis wears off and we become more comfortable with administering insulin shots, scheduling blood tests and mealtimes, and carbohydrate counting we have a chance to look to the future. At that point it really begins to sink in what a long-term commitment parenting a diabetic child really is. We now understand we have been drawn into a different lifestyle that will last as long as we are parents. Even when our child is grown up and leaves home we will still be concerned and involved with the diabetes community.

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SAN DIEGO — Exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), individually or in combination, can significantly relieve depression in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new findings presented at the recent American Diabetes Association (ADA ...
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Patient Preferences Affect Efficacy of Diabetes Care
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Patients were surveyed to determine their personal preferences when receiving diabetes education and self-management direction. Disconnects between medical education programs and cultural and logistical preferences of underserved populations can ...

Best Practices in Preconception Care in Pregestational Diabetes
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Optimized preconception care is key to creating positive short- and long-term health outcomes in patients with pregestational diabetes. Research presented at the American Association for Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2017 National Conference, held from ...


Oral Basal Insulin Shows Promise in Type 2 Diabetes
SAN DIEGO — An oral basal insulin formulation has produced glycemic control equivalent to that of injected insulin glargine in insulin-naïve type 2 diabetes patients. Results from a phase 2a Novo Nordisk–sponsored feasibility study were presented on ...

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The first survey to include major minority groups shows 100 million fewer adults than expected had prediabetes in 2013. Still, almost 50% of Chinese are ...
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The lifestyle changes that can cut type 2 diabetes risk
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Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 3.5 million people in this country and is thought to cost the UK around £20bn per year in both direct and indirect costs. This is a staggering amount of money spent on a condition largely caused by our lifestyle ...

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Researchers find functional change in brains of patients with type 1 diabetes
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Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and the Institute of Complex Systems (UBICS) of the University of Barcelona have identified differences in the pattern of the neurofunctional activation in patients with type 1 diabetes. The study ...


Dame Dash Highlights Healthy Living As He Pushes For 'Dash Diabetes Network' Launch
Dame Dash preparing to make a major contribution to health and wellness media. The former Roc-A-Fella Records boss is reportedly launching the Dash Diabetes Network, which is geared at cultivating a healthy and active life for individuals dealing with ...

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Travelers teach diabetes care through City of Sugar Cubes
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Revels and Jamison are a week into their eight-week-long road trip around the country, travelling in a bus filled with their artwork, called the “Know Your Sugar Tour,” to raise awareness about sugar overconsumption and diabetes. Health care company ...

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Hy-Vee Inc. has announced it now offers a Begin for Diabetes lifestyle management program, in addition to its two existing programs. All three options are led by ...

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