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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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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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Benefits of Summer Camp for Children with Type 1 Diabetes

The challenges for families with a child who has type 1 diabetes is many-fold. From the day-to-day challenges of staying on top of a child's blood sugar and food intake, to the many social challenges a child with T1D has to endure is very far-reaching. The experiences of...

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What is Hypoglycemia Unawareness?

Most people with diabetes know that they have hypoglycemia – low blood sugar – when they start to feel shaky, dizzy, moody or anxious. Other symptoms can include hunger, sweating, confusion, sleepiness, and difficulty speaking. They also know that they have to treat this...

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Glaucoma & Diabetes: Protect your vision health!

A new year awaits with the promise of more opportunities and a lifetime of great memories!

Wouldn’t it be tragic, though, if you missed out on witnessing precious moments like a child’s graduation or a family wedding because you became blinded by undiagnosed glaucoma?

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High Rates of Type 2 Diabetes: The Native American Epidemic

To give us a better understanding of the type 2 diabetes epidemic, I feel it’s important to know more about the different ethnic groups that are more profoundly affected by the disease. The Native American communities have without a doubt experienced the greatest impact.

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Winning the War on Sugar: Just Say No!

"Just Say No!" An Old Slogan Becomes the New Battle Cry

In our last blog, "Understanding the Addictive Power of Sugar," we discussed the two-pronged addictive power that sugar holds over us as a nation. 

First, there is the physically addictive properties of refined...

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A Call to Action on World Diabetes Day

November is National Diabetes Month, and November 14th is World Diabetes Day. The International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) lists 119 events in 59 countries to observe this day, ranging from diabetes walks/runs, health fairs, free screenings to even a basketball game; and...

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