‘blood sugar’

Treating Insulin Resistance: Metformin vs. Movement

By Robyn Priebe

Insulin Resistance Is A Complex Problem When one thinks about insulin resistance, their thoughts probably drift to carbohydrates being a culprit in the complex problem that insulin resistance is.  However, body fat, particularly fat within the muscle, liver, and pancreas deserves some attention as well. A recently published study in Diabetes Care even found a relationship between insulin resistance and […] Read more »

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Type 2 Diabetes May Increase Your Risk for Tuberculosis

By Laura Brooks

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 »

Most Who Have Prediabetes Don’t Know It

By Laura Brooks

Although a quarter of American adults have prediabetes, most aren’t aware they have it, according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Only 4% of Americans report having prediabetes. It is a condition marked by impaired fasting glucose (blood sugar), impaired glucose tolerance, or both. People with prediabetes are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart […] Read more »

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