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I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 10 years ago. My response to the news, very typical, was to begin a routine of vigorous exercise and dieting. With a beginner's enthusiasm, I lost almost 30 pounds (down from 220) and drove my A1c three months after my diagnosis down to 5.6%.
0 comments - May 6, 2013 -
Using insulin to treat type 2 diabetes could lead to weight gain, according to a new study from Tulane University.
0 comments - Apr 10, 2013 -
Every year millions of people with type 2 diabetes vow to change their diets, lose weight, exercise more, and lower their A1c's.
0 comments - Apr 6, 2013 -
This person is referring to the ACCORD study, which in its initial unsophisticated scoring supposedly showed that a large group of elderly diabetics who had existing heart disease, died sooner when their A1cs were brought down.
0 comments - Apr 2, 2013 -
To reach your long-term goals for managing diabetes, I think it’s helpful to stop and write down what short-term steps you can take that will help you reach your objectives.
0 comments - Feb 20, 2013 -
I have decided to start using an insulin pump.
0 comments - Feb 5, 2013 -
Sooner or later most type 2s face the choice of whether they should begin using insulin. As the effectiveness of metformin or sulfonylureas fades, physicians often look to insulin as the safest, most effective means of asserting control over blood sugar levels.
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You're a person with diabetes who has just learned that you've been diagnosed with cancer. Which disease should take precedence in your life?
0 comments - Jan 25, 2013 -
A Chinese research study of diabetes patients with coronary heart disease concludes that metformin is more effective than glipizide in reducing the risk of major cardiovascular events, such as stroke and heart attack.
0 comments - Jan 20, 2013 -
Narrowed and hardened arteries-atherosclerosis-are a common risk associated with type 1 diabetes. Fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up to create plaque, which narrows the arteries and makes blood flow more difficult. The increased risk of blood clots often leads to heart attacks and strokes.
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