How Does Obesity Cause Type 2 Diabetes?

How Does Obesity Cause Type 2 Diabetes?

A few decades ago researchers believed there might be a possible link between obesity and diabetes. No one knew why the connection occurred. By 2011, doctors were convinced the connection was real. They started breaking the news to their patients – obesity is the...
Smoking & Diabetes: A Dangerous Combination

Smoking & Diabetes: A Dangerous Combination

Smoking can wreak havoc on the body and dramatically increase the chances of developing health complications such as heart disease, stroke, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cancer for anyone. For those with type 2...
Levemir vs. Novolog

Levemir vs. Novolog

Diabetes is a disease that affects both adults and children worldwide. This condition, also known as diabetes mellitus, causes an irregular rise in blood sugar levels in the body. The insulin hormone transports sugar from your bloodstream to the cells. However, when a...
Understanding Estimated Average Glucose Readings

Understanding Estimated Average Glucose Readings

People living with diabetes are accustomed to checking their blood sugar levels several times a day with a personal glucose meter at home. These meters incorporate the finger prick and test strip method for monitoring glucose levels any time of the day – generally...
The Importance of A1C Test Results

The Importance of A1C Test Results

The A1C test is the primary test used to diagnose and manage diabetes. People who have already been diagnosed with diabetes because of their A1C test results will usually have the test repeated once every three or four months to gauge how well the disease is...
Diabetes Complications: Hyperglycemia & Symptoms

Diabetes Complications: Hyperglycemia & Symptoms

You feel a little more thirsty than normal today. Your head’s been pounding since you got out of bed. You keep rubbing your eyes, but your vision blurred. Sure, nothing seems too out of the ordinary, even if you’re not feeling your best right now. These aren’t signs...
What is Gestational Diabetes?

What is Gestational Diabetes?

You’ve just found out from your health practitioner that you have gestational diabetes from a simple glucose tolerance test. Should you be concerned that you’ve been diagnosed with gestational diabetes? Yes. It means that you will need to take good care of your health...
30 Foods to Avoid for People with Diabetes

30 Foods to Avoid for People with Diabetes

Managing your diabetes may require improving your dietary habits, including an exercise routine to your lifestyle and taking medication such as insulin; as directed by your physician. However, for most people living with diabetes, figuring out what to eat and what to...
Childhood Diabetes: Symptoms & Management

Childhood Diabetes: Symptoms & Management

Type 1 diabetes or insulin dependent diabetes mellitus usually occurs during childhood. It is sometimes called juvenile onset diabetes because diabetes in children symptoms develop at an early age. It is the most common type of diabetes in children and constitutes...
5 Common Myths About Diabetes

5 Common Myths About Diabetes

There are currently 1 in 10 people living with diabetes in America and more than 400 million across the globe. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which the body can’t properly process food for use of energy. When we consume food it turns into glucose,...