‘blood sugar’

Treating Insulin Resistance: Metformin vs. Movement

By Robyn Priebe on 05/28/2014

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 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 »

Most Who Have Prediabetes Don’t Know It

By Laura Brooks on 11/10/2008

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 »

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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