The wristwatch blood glucose meter is new technology that makes use of fluid drawn from under the skin rather than blood. This is cutting-edge, revolutionary technology that is going to make
The all-in-one blood glucose meters are being touted as the next big thing in blood glucose level meters and thus blood glucose level control.
The all-in-one blood glucose meters do
One of the first symptoms of Type 1 diabetes is weight loss without apparent cause. Weight is lost even when a person is eating normally or even overeating. There are two types of weight loss —
It is probably surprising to many Americans, but the citizens of many countries around the world don't have access to medical doctors. There are no medical doctors who have access to high-tech
Type 2 diabetes is most often diagnosed in people over the age of 40 who are obese and/or sedentary. The symptoms of Type 2 diabetes are rather vague and not disruptive to the point of becoming
Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children or young adults. It HAS been diagnosed in older people, but that is a rare occurrence. Often the symptoms of Type 1 will come on suddenly and be
The ultimate goal of all treatment for diabetes is to control blood glucose levels — that is, to keep blood glucose levels within the normal range.
Diabetes can cause some immediate
What causes diabetes? There's no "cure" for diabetes, and there is no single "cause" of diabetes, either. There's an abundance of theories, though.
Type 1 diabetes is believed to be
No absolute cause of gestational diabetes has ever been established. There are theories, of course. One theory is that during pregnancy, the placenta produces and releases excess estrogen and
Should diabetics take vitamins? In a word, YES. Taking a multivitamin/multimineral supplement every day is good for almost everybody on the planet.
The question of whether vitamin
Diabetics are prone to having foot problems. These problems are caused primarily by two things: poor circulation and nerve damage (neuropathy). Neuropathy is responsible for a loss of feeling in
Can diabetes be prevented? And if it CAN be prevented why isn't more being done to prevent it?
The answer to the first question is twofold.
Type 1 Diabetes:
Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed in people who are 40 years old or older. Most often these people are (a) obese and (b) sedentary. Forty + obese + sedentary is a recipe for diabetes.
Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, diabetes must be managed. You can't simply ignore it and hope it goes away. It isn't going to go away, and if you don't manage your diabetes and
Maintaining safe levels of insulin and blood sugar is essential for diabetics. When the levels of insulin and blood sugar are out of balance, ketones build up in the blood, and some very bad
Learning to live with diabetes isn't an easy thing to do, but it certainly an essential thing. People with diabetes can and do live long and healthy lives.
There are many famous and
When you or your child is diagnosed with diabetes — Type 1 OR Type 2 — some changes must be made. You can't just carry on as though nothing had happened, because something HAS happened; and that
When the kidneys are working as designed, they do a marvelous job of keeping our bodies functioning well. The glomeruli (tiny filters that are in the kidneys) keep proteins inside of your body.
Juvenile diabetes is also called insulin-dependent diabetes. It is most often referred to as Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children or young adults. Type 1 diabetes is
There was a time when a diagnosis of diabetes was a death sentence. The diabetes wasn't going to kill the patient, but the complication that it caused would.
Then in 1921 Fredrick G.
There are symptoms of diabetes. The symptoms are often overlooked because they seem so ordinary and so harmless. It's important to know what the symptoms of diabetes are so that you can
This article is for informational purposes only. It is NOT intended to be used as a substitute for diagnoses of or treatment by a doctor for diabetes. The information is, however, interesting
Should diabetics take health supplements? Are health supplements available specifically for diabetics? What's good? What's not? Will any supplement actually help to manage diabetes — or even,
There is no one certain cause of gestational diabetes, but there are several contributing factors. The chances of gestational diabetes occurring is greater when the woman is older than 35, has a
If you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, some dietary changes are going to have to be made.
If Type 1 diabetes is the diagnosis,
There's been a lot of noise out there about flaxseed and how it affects those who are diabetic. There's even a rumor floating around that flaxseed can CURE diabetes. Flax seed can't cure
"Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility, and pushing
Let's talk carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are usually referred to as "carbs." There are low-carb diets and no-carb diets, but what exactly IS a carbohydrate? A carbohydrate refers to any of a
There is no "diabetes diet." There's no one-size-fits-all diet that all diabetics should follow. There are, however, nutritional guidelines that your doctor or the nutritionist that the doctor
There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is almost always diagnosed in children and young adults. Type 1 diabetes was first called "juvenile diabetes" but has since
I had a friend — "had" being the operative word — who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was in his twenties. It wasn't a surprising diagnosis. Both his father and his mother were
I was watching television the other day and an OLD, OLD, OLD rerun came on. It was "Dragnet" — an old TV show from the 1960s. The show featured two cops, Sergeant Joe Friday and his sidekick,
Diabetes is a disease that is caused when the pancreas does not produce enough (or any) insulin. Insulin is needed by the body to control the sugar level in the blood. The blood circulates
We all keep hoping for it: that announcement that will tell the world that diabetes can NOW be cured. It hasn't happened yet; but we are all still hoping, and the scientists and researchers are
Diabetes isn't much fun. It's a disease that tends to make a stressful life even more stressful. Diabetics must worry about all of the things that we all worry about and that cause us stress:
Those who are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are usually over 40 years old; many are overweight, and most are living a sedentary lifestyle. Doctors agree that Type 2 diabetes can often be
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, some changes must be made to the way that food is prepared in the home.
But diabetics don't have to
Diabetics must learn to control their diabetes without letting diabetes control their lives completely. Yes, you do have to make concessions to the disease. You DO have to take charge of your
Someday, somebody is going to find a cure for diabetes. Someday, blood glucose meters will no longer be a necessary piece of equipment for diabetics. Someday! But someday hasn't arrived yet, and
The seasons come, and the seasons go. Most people just simply adjust — they put extra clothes on in the winter and take extra clothes off in the summer. When a cold or the flu strikes, they
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