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What is Type 2 Diabetes?

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes (formerly called ‘adult-onset’ or ‘non insulin-dependent’) is a chronic condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough insulin and/or is unable to use insulin properly. Instead of...
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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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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 value: is one of the...
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What is Diabetes?

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to properly use and store glucose (a form of sugar). Glucose backs up in the bloodstream — causing one’s blood glucose (sometimes referred to as blood...
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What is Gestational Diabetes?

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy. According to Florence Brown, M.D., director of the Joslin-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Diabetes in Pregnancy...
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Diabetes and Thyroid Disease

Diabetes and Thyroid Disease

Thyroid disease is common in the general population, but it is especially common in type 1 women with more than 20% having the disease. Many people with type 2, in particular middle-aged women, are...
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Insulin

Insulin Facts

Insulin Facts

It is important to learn how to take care of Insulin, Syringes and Pen Needles How to store insulin Although manufacturers recommend storing your insulin in the refrigerator, injecting cold insulin...
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Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Type 2 diabetes (formerly known as 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 in out body...
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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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Insulin

Different Types of Insulin

Different Types of Insulin

Insulin is the medication used to manage type 1 and, in some cases, type 2 diabetes. There are several things you should know about insulin. Insulin is a hormone that lowers glucose in your blood...
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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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How to Prevent Heart Disease

How to Prevent Heart Disease

If you have diabetes, heart disease can be a serious concern. In fact, cardiovascular disease leading to heart attack or stroke is by far the leading cause of death in both men and women with diabetes...
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Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the principal causes of kidney disease and kidney failure. When blood pressure is high, there is a large amount of tension inside the blood vessels that...
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Monitoring Diabetes

Monitoring Diabetes

Home Blood Glucose Monitoring, Hemoglobin A1c Testing, and Fructosamine Tests There are many way to monitor your diabetes and your diabetes control. Daily information is valuable to make decisions in...
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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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