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The Growing Trend of Diabetes Tied to Liver Disease

It seems that when the average person thinks of liver disease, they assume it is the direct result of alcohol abuse. The most common form of chronic liver disease is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), which affects an estimated 80 to 100 million Americans.[i] ...

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The Diabetes Link to Kidney Failure

It is common knowledge that diabetes is a significant risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and kidney failure. So, it may not be a surprise, that diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney failure.[i] Moreover, diabetes is the most common...

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The Right Path to Successful Diabetes Management

I was very enthralled by Marianne McAndrews' October 11th blog entitled "The Case for Diabetes Preventative Care and Earlier Intervention." In her submission, Marianne discusses recent studies suggesting the possibility for newly diagnosed patients to reverse their type...

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The Case for Diabetes Preventative Care and Earlier Intervention

An August 2nd article in Medical News Today, "How does weight loss fix type 2 diabetes?"asserts that losing weight could very well contribute to remission for type 2 patients who have been recently diagnosed. In this piece, writer Maria Cohut cites the results of a...

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Troubling Trends in Earlier On-Set of Type 2 Diabetes

Current Statistics and Staggering Projections Indicate that Type 2 is Becoming More Prevalent Among Younger Adults

For years, type 2 diabetes has been considered the older adults' diabetes. While middle-aged Americans and seniors are still at the highest risk for...

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Using the Precious Present (i.e., TODAY) to Improve Diabetes Health

More Great Advice from diaTribe on Changing Habits Now for Better Living

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Higher Rates of Obesity & the State of American Health

I was reading a June 27th blog on diaTribe called "Mapping America’s Health – NHANES Data Continues to Illuminate," which revealed that obesity rates in rural (country) areas are actually higher than those in urban (city) communities.

In this blog, the authors, Emma Ryan...

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What About Diabetes & Alcohol?

For those with diabetes, special care and consideration needs to be taken when it comes to determining what foods to eat. While it is commonly known how sweets and carbohydrates can affect those with diabetes, something that raises many questions is the relationship...

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The Benefits of Keeping a Food Journal

Keeping a food journal can help you recognize bad eating habits, identify nutritional needs, and enjoy a healthier lifestyle that includes losing weight and lowering blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels.

"For breakfast, I made my family ham and cheese omelets. By 10...

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Setting Small, Attainable Goals Results in Big Changes

I could not sit still when reading Adam Brown's recent article, “How to Change Any Diabetes Habit, Part 2: Think Mini.” It was thrilling to see that our friends at diaTribe are encouraging their readers to start new diabetes habits by setting small "process goals with...

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