Diabetes Interview keeps people up-to-date on treatment

  Scott King, editor-in-chief of Fairfax-based Diabetes Interview magazine, monitors his glucose level by taking a sample of blood from his finger. The publication, the second largest of its kind in the country, is not only for diabetics but is by diabetics, too. King has lived with diabetes for 28 years. Jane Futcher, IJ reporter November 2003 In a modest cluster of offices in downtown

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What Is Diabetes?

You’ve been diagnosed with diabetes because there is too much glucose (a kind of sugar) in your blood. Glucose comes from the starches and sugars that you eat. (However, diabetes is not caused by eating too much sugar.) Your muscle and fat cells use glucose for energy. But glucose can’t just float into your cells. It has to be helped into your cells by insulin,

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Suicide Rate in Men with Type 1

The National Institute for Health (NIH) reports that people with diabetes who suffer from depression, are at a higher risk, in experiencing extreme symptoms from their diabetes. The suicide rate for men with type1 diabetes was published in June of 1994. In the last few days, we have had 4 people comment on suicide from this dated and pertinent article. I am hoping my inspiring

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Diabetic Amputations Down Significantly Since 1996

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that foot and leg amputations decreased dramatically between 1996 and 2008. Over those 12 years, amputations dropped from 11 out of every 1,000 diabetic adults to only four-a decrease of almost 64 percent. Over the same period, however, the number of people officially diagnosed with diabetes tripled. The CDC cites several reasons for the decline

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