Diabetes Health Type 1: The to Better Blood Sugars Includes Stress Managment

By Claire Lynch   Fonda Bowles is super careful about what she eats. Hospitalized at age 20 for diabetic ketoacidosis during her fifth month of pregnancy, Fonda was diagnosed as Type 1. Doctors said her A1C was 8.6.   She knew that various relatives of hers were diabetic so Fonda wasn’t totally surprised by her diagnosis.   “My doctor prescribed Novolin R&N, an intermediate-acting and

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Determined to Start Over

By Claire Lynch   When Carolyn Hinkle was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at age 66 her A1C was 9.3. She’d had gestational diabetes before her son was born and she was getting insulin shots for it so the doctors had told her to watch out for diabetes in the years ahead.   It’s been two years since her official diagnosis and Carolyn says, “Type

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Diabetes Health Type 2: The Pharmacy’s Blood Sugar Test Diagnosed My Diabetes First

By Claire Lynch   Jason Atkinson was shopping one day at a Walmart near his home several months ago, looking for eggs and cereal when he stopped at the Pharmacy. They were doing free blood sugar checks for the public so he got tested.   “The pharmacist said that my blood sugar level was very high at 578 so I really should follow up,” Jason

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Diabetes Health Type 1 & 2: How Gum Disease Can Be The Root of  Five Serious Health Issues

Your dentist keeps warning you about bleeding or inflamed gums for a reason. They can be a gateway to serious health issues.   Periodontal disease, the result of infections and inflammations of the gums, affects nearly 50 percent of U.S. adults aged 30 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The problem increases with age; 70 percent of U.S. adults 65

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Diabetes Health Type 1: I Pray That Someday There Will be a Cure

By Claire Lynch   At age seven Laura Stubbs’ parents took her to her pediatrician in dire straits. She had severe dehydration, a significant weight loss, vomiting and an uncontrollable desire to drink. She also had trouble breathing and a rapid heartbeat.   Her doctor picked her up in his arms and ran across to the Emergency Room. Lots of tests were done and her

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AskNadia: GLP-1 Medications That Help You Maintain Better Blood Sugar Levels

I am a 56-year-old with Type 2 and have my diabetes under control. I am seaman working on a ship. I use Humulin 70/30 thirty unit in the morning and thirty units in the evening. I heard there were new insulins that are injected once a day or once a week. Naeem A   Dear Naeem: The injections you are referring to is not insulin

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Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Hard Work and Poverty is Killing The Working Class

    You might have heard that “deaths of despair” are sharply increasing among the American working class, but is that really what’s behind the rising suicide and opioid use rates? According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan, it is not a sense of hopelessness that is killing the working class. Instead, it is the result of years of working

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AskNadia: Why Your Diabetes Will Not Be Cured or Reversed

Dear Nadia,   I have had Type 2 diabetes for five years. My doctor says if I lose 22 pounds, my diabetes may disappear. What do you think? Roland   Dear Roland: Once you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it will not disappear if you lose weight. Some marketing people use the term reverse and cure diabetes while advocating juicing, eating a raw food

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AskNadia: I Stopped Giving My Daughter Insulin and Was Reported to Children Services

Dear Nadia, Help!! My 10yr old daughter is a type 1 diabetic who was diagnosed at 2. This year she has suffered from severe hypoglycemic episodes to the point where I have stopped giving her insulin. The first time this happened in April, I begged the doctors to check everything…to see if there was some kind of hormonal imbalance that could be causing this. They

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How Fireworks Can Trigger Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

By Nadia Al-Samarrie   I spent 4th of July in San Francisco this year. A departure from my West Marin country life where fireworks are illegal. The locals decided to put on a fire show right in the intersection of a street with a two-way traffic light, only 100 feet away from my front door. Starting at 7:30 pm fireworks began going off all around

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