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Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Type 2 diabetes (which used to be called adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes) can be a life-long, chronic disease in which the body either does not produce enough insulin or the cells don’t...
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Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Understanding Cognitive Changes in Diabetes

As we get older, it’s normal for our memory to slip. But if you are having trouble managing your diabetes, or maintaining self-care practices, you might be experiencing some changes in your thinking...
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Understanding Cognitive Changes in Diabetes

High Blood Pressure and Diabetic Kidney Disease

High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the principal causes of diabetic kidney disease and kidney failure. When blood pressure is high, there is a large amount of tension inside the blood...
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High Blood Pressure and Diabetic Kidney Disease

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Type 1
Type 2

Different Types of Insulin

Different Types of Insulin

Insulin is the medication used to control type 1 and, in some cases, type 2 diabetes. Insulin is necessary in order to stay healthy and keep diabetes under control, but there are various types of...
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Different Types of Insulin

Ketones and Diabetes

What are ketones? If you have diabetes, you’ve been advised to check for ketones when you’re sick or when your blood glucose levels run 250 mg/dl and above for more than three to four hours. Do you...
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Ketones and Diabetes

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Type 1
Type 2

The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2

The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2

30.3 million people have diabetes (9.4% of the US population), in one type or another. 84.1 million adults aged 18 years or older have prediabetes (33.9% of the adult US population. But what exactly...
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The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2

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Managing Diabetes During Pregnancy

Managing Diabetes During Pregnancy

Almost two million women of reproductive age have diabetes, and these numbers continue to rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is extremely important for women with...
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Managing Diabetes During Pregnancy

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Diabetic Nerve Damage

Diabetic Nerve Damage

Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of diabetes and usually occurs in association with chronically elevated blood glucose levels. Elevated glucose levels may damage the nerves--usually in the feet...
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Diabetic Nerve Damage

Ketone Testing

What are ketones? Why should you test for ketones? How do you test for ketones? And what should you do when you find ketones? What are ketones? Ketones are produced when the body burns fat for energy...
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Ketone Testing

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Type 1
Type 2

Insulin Stacking

Insulin Stacking

While it is normal to want to lower high blood glucose as quickly as possible, especially if you don’t feel well, taking rapid-acting insulin at close intervals can result in hypoglycemia. This is...
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Insulin Stacking

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What is Type 1 Diabetes?

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes, which used to be called insulin-dependent or juvenile diabetes, is a chronic disease that destroys the body’s ability to make insulin, a hormone used to break down and store energy...
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What is Type 1 Diabetes?

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What is Pre-diabetes?

What is Pre-diabetes?

Are you one of the estimated 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older who have pre-diabetes ? If you have pre-diabetes, you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and also are at increased risk...
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What is Pre-diabetes?

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How to Prevent Kidney Disease

How to Prevent Kidney Disease

Diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, has become so common that diabetic kidney disease (nephropathy) has leaped ahead of high blood pressure as the leading cause of kidney failure in much of the...
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How to Prevent Kidney Disease

A1C Test

A1C Test

If you are talking with someone about diabetes, you may hear the term “A1C.” But what exactly does A1C mean? And why is your A1C important for diabetes management? An A1C blood test: is the most...
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A1C Test

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Type 1
Type 2

Dosing Insulin

Dosing Insulin

One of the things patients often fear about being diagnosed with diabetes is insulin injections. In most cases, if you have type 1 you will be taking insulin a number of times a day. And, most likely...
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Dosing Insulin