‘blood glucose’

Diabetes: Fast Heart Rate Warns of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

By Laura Brooks on 12/15/2008

Findings published in the Dec. 11 online issue of the American Journal of Hypertension show that a 'too-fast' heartbeat in early adulthood could herald cardiovascular problems later in life. The study of 614 residents of a rural farming community in southwestern Japan found that a heart rate greater than 80 beats a minute during a first examination in 1979 predicted […] Read more »

Type 2 Diabetes May Increase Your Risk for Tuberculosis

By Laura Brooks on 11/17/2008

A study from the University of Texas School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus (UTSPH) indicates that Type 2 diabetes patients may be more likely to contract tuberculosis (TB). From the diabetes blog at About.com: Type 2 diabetes, especially Type 2 diabetes involving chronic high blood sugar, is associated with altered immune response to TB, and this was particularly marked in patients […] Read more »

Diabetes: Halloween Treats Are Tricky for Diabetic Kids

By Laura Brooks on 10/20/2008

Kids love Halloween, but for children with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, trick or treating pose a challenge. Tempting candy is hard to resist when all the other kids get to partake, so what can parents do to encourage healthy eating and good blood glucose management during the holiday? Place the emphasis on having fun in other ways. Celebrate […] Read more »

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