‘diabetes management’

Diabetes: Curvy Women More Protected Against Type 2 Diabetes Risk

By Laura Brooks on 01/16/2009

Got curves? Well, a new study (performed on mice) from Harvard Medical School suggests that 'pear-shaped' bodies, i.e., those of us with a little extra padding on the hips and buttocks, may be less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than 'apples' (people who tend to have extra fat around the middle). Not all fat is bad, relates Dr Ronald Kahn, […] Read more »

Heart Attacks in Diabetic Women More Likely to Be Fatal

By Laura Brooks on 01/05/2009

Women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes under the age of 65 are at a higher risk than their male counterparts for worse outcomes after heart attacks. “The female advantage with fewer cardiovascular events than in men at younger ages is attenuated once a woman has the diagnosis of diabetes,” report Dr. Anna Norhammar, Her team at Karolinska University […] Read more »

Diabetes: American Idol Judge Randy Jackson Diabetes Webcast on Heart of Diabetes

By Laura Brooks on 12/22/2008

The American Heart Association wants the public to "Get in the K.N.O.W." about type 2 diabetes with American Idol Judge Randy Jackson.  Below is a youtube video of Randy Jackson talking about his part in the campaign to raise awareness about the disease. K.N.O.W stands for… Keeping active and maintaining a healthy body weight.A healthy body weight can reduce the […] Read more »

Diabetes: Denial and Depression

By Laura Brooks on 10/27/2008

Debbie Hendrick, from DiabetesMine, brings up a good point about what she calles the 3 D’s: diabetes, denial and depression. Writing women with type 2 diabetes she’s come to know, Blogger Hendrick writes that she is “shocked how so many…strong, beautiful ladies talk about denial and depression. One women voiced, ironically, that ”she had a hard time getting out of bed that morning to […] 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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