Diabetes Health Type 2: This Creative Woman Makes Time for Exercise

Dawn Andrews suggests that anyone newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes check their blood sugar numbers often to get an idea of what foods they can tolerate and which ones create spikes. She always wrote them down in a log and analyzed what she had eaten. Dawn, 72, was diagnosed at age 50 by her physician during a routine physical. Her highest A1C was 7.1

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Doug Huber Says the New Technology Helps Stabilize His Blood Sugar

“I think many newly diagnosed people are overwhelmed by their Type 1 diabetes,” Douglas Huber says. “I know I was. At age seven my parents brought me to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The hospital was very strict as I remember it. The diet was no fun for a kid.”   He was angry, too, for being different from other children and for having to

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Losing Weight Is Key in Managing Type 2 Diabetes

When Donald “Buddy” Worrell was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three years ago he wasn’t surprised. His doctor had been sending him for blood tests every three months because he was taking cholesterol-lowering statins and they saw his A1C creeping up.   Once it went over 6.5 his doctor said that he was diabetic and started him on Metformin. “He also encouraged me to start

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Diabetes Health in the News: Medicare to Pay for Complex Medical Care

A new set of Medicare rules put into effect on January 1, 2017 will help to more adequately pay physicians for the time-consuming work of managing chronic healthcare needs among older patients. Under these new rules, physicians will be paid for the legwork associated with working in healthcare teams to improve care for older adults with hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, and similar serious health issues.

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Diabetes Health Type 2: One Retired Nuclear Pipefitter Talks About His Diabetes

Francis “Frankie” Jacobs went to a routine checkup with his doctor three years ago and after the blood work came back his doctor told him that he had Type 2 diabetes. Surprised, Frankie says, “I had no idea that I was a diabetic. I had no warning symptoms and I didn’t have any family history of diabetes. The only exception I knew about in my

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Working Closely With the Health Care Professionals

Newark, N.J., native Elizabeth Jacqueline “Jackie” Dilley spent many years working as a manager for an insurance company and her husband, Fred, kept busy with his work. They also raised three children. When retirement time came they wanted a place away from the snow and ice of the northeast U.S. and they chose a beachfront property right on the water in North Carolina. Jackie, who

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AskNadia: High & Low Blood Sugars After Giving Birth

Dear Nadia: I’m having a lot of lows and highs that I can’t control. I just had a baby a little over 6 weeks ago and am wondering if that could be reason. Maribeth Dear Maribeth: The blood sugar fluctuations you are experiencing aren’t at all uncommon. Many new mothers experience blood glucose fluctuations. Your hormones could be all over the place, you’ve just finished

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Diabetes Health Type 2: Dancing to the Oldies for Health and Fitness

When Jacqueline “Jackie” Delts’ doctor told her in 2007 that she had Type 2 diabetes she made up her mind to manage it with medication and exercise. That’s exactly what she’s done for the last several years. Jackie, who is 65, volunteers at a senior center near her home and several times a week she takes exercise classes along with 15 other people. “I do

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AskNadia: How Much Alcohol is Too Much for Diabetes

Dear Nadia, I worry about my husband and how alcohol affects his diabetes. He usually has two glasses of wine a night with dinner. Is that too much? Kate Indiana Dear Kate, Alcohol is such a big part of everyday relaxation and celebration for many. From a hard days at work, sport events, birthdays, graduations to weddings. Most people with diabetes can consume alcohol but

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Diabetes Health Podcast News: Medicare Patients File Class Action Lawsuit Against Human Health Services

Click on the arrow to listen to the podcast. Is your Medicare coverage “sticking it” to you? According to some recipients, the answer is a clear “yes”. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is the subject of a new class action lawsuit filed by two plaintiffs, Douglas B. Sargent and Carol A. Lewis. They allege that Medicare’s repeated refusal to cover continuous glucose monitors

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