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Causes of Type II Diabetes
Unlike people with type I diabetes who become unable to produce insulin, people with type II diabetes produce insulin. But, either the body does not respond to insulin's action-it's resistant-or there is just not enough insulin to go around-there's too much body for the amount of insulin that's made. Either problem leads to the same outcome: high levels of glucose in the blood. (Type 2  Diabetes and Diabetes Education)

Men and Diabetes
Complications of diabetes in men can include sexual dysfunction, heart disease, diabetic retinopathy, intermittent claudication and neuropathy. Diabetes research has brought to light the importance of prevention;  including improved blood glucose control, blood pressure control and improved control of cholesterol and lipids.

Water Works
Do you drink enough water? If you don't, you're affecting almost every aspect of your health.  Experts rank water second only to oxygen as essential for life.  Water promotes good health in many ways, from reducing the risk of certain cancers to improving short-term memory and weight loss.  (Diet & Nutrition)

Managing Hypoglycemia - Basic Guidelines (Part I)
Hypoglycemia can be the precursor to Type II diabetes and other insulin resistance related ailments. The good news is that treatment is easy  to understand, and you can manage it yourself.  Best of all, the treatment is without risk, whether or not you actually have hypoglycemia because the treatment is simply a change in diet. (Low blood sugar)

1/3 of Americans Born in 2000 will get Diabetes- Type 2 Diabetes is on the Rise
New diabetes statistics reveal the steadily increasing incidence of diabetes. The report, based on U.S. health data, highlights the "urgent need" to make diabetes prevention a priority. Early diabetes diet control can bring long-term benefits by helping to prevent diabetic complications.

Diabetes And Heart Disease
If you have diabetes, you have a high risk for having a heart attack or a stroke. You are more likely to get heart disease--and at a younger age--than someone without diabetes. There are things you can do to reduce your risk for heart disease. Learning about the ABCs of diabetes can help you control your condition and stay healthy. (Diabetes Education and Diabetes Management)

5 Healthy Tips For Holiday Parties
One of the biggest mistakes that people make is not eating all day in anticipation of a party. They arrive at the party feeling ravenous, and their blood sugar has become so low that their appetite is out of control. (Diabetic Meal Planning, Diabetic Diet)

Type 2 Diabetes and Triglycerides
The combination of high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol and central obesity are the hallmarks of the metabolic syndrome diabetic dyslipidemia, which occurs in 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes. The frightening significance of this combination of risk factors is the marked incidence in these people of premature death from heart disease. (Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity)

Study: 2M Adolescents Have Pre-Diabetes
Roughly 2 million U.S. children ages 12 to 19 have a pre-diabetic condition linked to obesity and inactivity that puts them at risk for full-blown diabetes and cardiovascular problems, government data suggest. Read more about these alarming new statistics. (Pre-Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetic Children, Cardiovascular Disease)

If I Don't Feel Sick, How Can High Blood Sugars Hurt Me?
Complications from diabetes come on over time, and damage has often started before we realize something is wrong. The belief that "as long as I feel well I must be well" does not hold true for the complications of diabetes; they come on quietly. (neuropathy prevention, diabetic complications, diabetic neuropathy)

Blended Medicine: The Best Of All Worlds
Most Americans think that medicinal herbs are a thing of the past. Nothing could be further from the truth. An estimated 80 percent of the world's population still relies on herbs for treating and preventing disease. (Diabetes Research, Diabetes Nutrition)

Nature's Diabetes Defense
Taken regularly over time, certain herbs can help lower blood sugar, others improve cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol and strengthening blood vessels, which are two crucial elements for people with type 2 diabetes. (Type 2 Diabetes, Cinnamon, Fennugreek, Gymnema)

Diabetics Can Count On Chromium
Chromium, an essential dietary mineral, plays a central role in how the body uses insulin to burn sugars, carbs, fats, and proteins for energy. Because of this insulin-enhancing role, chromium can be especially helpful in controlling, and sometimes reversing, some of the symptoms of prediabetes and type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes. (Chromium, Type 2 Diabetes, Syndrome X)

The New Silent Epidemic
The number of American adults diagnosed with this disease annually has spiked 54% in the last decade and now stands at an estimated 21 million.  At this very moment approximately one-third of those affected don’t even know they are at risk and it takes an average of 4 to 7 years before they learn the truth.

What Is Sleep, and Why Do We Need It?
Lack of good sleep can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, tiredness and lethargy, morning headache, poor memory, anxiety and depression. People who regularly don't sleep well are also more likely to have accidents, abuse substances such as alcohol, and suffer greater illness and disease. (Anxiety, Depression, Headache, Diabetes)
 
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conventional therapy
a term used in clinical trials where one group receives treatment for diabetes in which A1C and blood glucose levels are kept at levels based on current practice guidelines. However, the goal is not to keep blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible, as is done in intensive therapy. Conventional therapy includes use of medication, meal planning and exercise, along with regular visits to health care providers.

intensive therapy
a treatment for diabetes in which blood glucose is kept as close to normal as possible through frequent injections or use of an insulin pump; meal planning; adjustment of medicines; and exercise based on blood glucose test results and frequent contact with a person's health care team.

intermittent claudication (IN-ter-MIT-ent CLAW-dih-KAY-shun)
pain that comes and goes in the muscles of the leg. This pain results from a lack of blood supply to the legs and usually happens when walking or exercising.

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
a study by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducted from 1998 to 2001 in people at high risk for Type 2 diabetes. All study participants had impaired glucose tolerance, also called pre-diabetes, and were overweight. The study showed that people who lost 5 to 7 percent of their body weight through a low-fat, low-calorie diet and moderate exercise (usually walking for 30 minutes 5 days a week) reduced their risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. Participants who received treatment with the oral diabetes drug metformin reduced their risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by 31 percent.
 
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