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Diabetes Prevention Tips

Diabetes Prevention If you’re at risk for Type 2 diabetes now is the time to do something about it. By far the most common form of diabetes is Type 2 diabetes. In fact, of the more than 34 million Americans living with diabetes up to 95% are facing the Type 2 form of the disease. While it usually develops in individuals over the age of 45, a growing number of young people, and even children, are developing Type 2 diabetes these days, in large part due to weight and dietary issues. The statistics are sobering. However, if there is one...

Recently Diagnosed with Diabetes

Just Diagnosed with Diabetes? The first thing you need to do is relax and take a breath. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), about 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with diabetes this year. In other words, you’re not alone. Nobody wants to hear their doctor say, “You have diabetes.” It’s frightening, confusing and leaves most people wondering what to do next. While we’re not going to tell you that being newly diagnosed with diabetes is a good thing, we can confidently tell you that being diagnosed with diabetes is in no way devastating news. In fact, more than 34...

How to Give Yourself an Insulin Injection

How to Give an Insulin Injection with a Syringe Some form of insulin treatment is a necessity for anyone living with Type 1 diabetes and for millions living with Type 2 diabetes. Insulin is a hormone that allows glucose (sugar) in the blood to enter the body’s cells and be used as energy. When the body is unable to produce enough insulin on its own, blood sugar levels begin to rise inhibiting the body’s ability to function properly, which can lead to a host of diabetic complications, including cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, kidney disease, eye issues, and diabetic ketoacidosis, an...

What is Type 1 Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), there are currently more than 34 million Americans living with diabetes. That’s more than one out of every ten people living in this country - an eye-opening statistic to say the least. However, less than 1.6 million people with diabetes are diagnosed with the Type 1 form of the disease. It is far less prevalent than Type 2 diabetes and in many ways it’s also far less understood. This post attempts to shed some light on the basics of Type 1 diabetes. What causes it. How to spot the warning signs. How to...

The Importance of Diabetes and Exercise

Diabetes and Exercise Being Active Can Help Keep Your Diabetes Under Control. Regular physical activity is an important part of diabetes management. We tell you why and offer up a few good fitness activities you may want to try.   If you’re among the more than 34 million Americans living with diabetes and already have a doctor-approved physical activity regimen in place - congratulations. You know how much of an advantage being active is when it comes to controlling your diabetes. However, if you have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes and have not yet begun an exercise or activity plan,...

Diabetes Complications

The first step to prevention, of course, is being aware of the potential risks you face and that is what this post is meant to provide you. There are two primary types of diabetes complications - acute and chronic.