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The numbers speak for themselves – the rise of diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. In 1958 the number of people diagnosed with diabetes was 1.5 million. By 2007, the number had quickly climbed to 17.9 million. When you considered that by the year 2050 one out of every three Americans will have diabetes, understanding the factors and seriousness of this disease becomes crucial.
Approximately 24 million people in the United States have diabetes and about 6 million more have it and don’t know it. There seems to be an exploding pandemic of type-2 diabetes. Just how bad is it? The CDC states that by the year 2050 diabetes may affect one in three people.
Are you or do you know someone suffering with diabetes? If not, you’re in the minority. The prevalence of diabetes is quickly escalating within the U.S population as more than 23 million adults and children now have the disease. As shocking as it may sound research from the CDC suggests that by the year 2050 type-2 diabetes may affect one in three people.
Finally, the FDA has stepped up to the plate and made a decision to take regulatory action for Avandia, a drug often prescribed for the treatment of type-2 diabetes. Restrictions are now in place which require GSK to submit a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy.
In light of Diabetes Awareness Month
, many people are showing increased interest in the topic of sugar and sugar alternatives, and Dr. Isaac Eliaz
has some insightful news about these effects.
If you or a loved one is taking the drug Avandia to control type-2 diabetes, listen up. This article is for you.
Almost 11 years ago SmithKline Beecham, the manufacturers of Avandia, conducted a study to determine if their diabetes medicine was safer than their competitor's. They were specifically looking at heart risk. In the end, the results were not what they had hoped for. As it turned out, Avandia was not more effective than the competition but it was actually more likely to cause heart problems.
According to the American Diabetes Association, there are nearly 21 million people in the United States alone who have been diagnosed with diabetes. Approximately 90-95% of all diagnoses are Type-2, and obesity is considered to be a major risk factor. While diabetes has traditionally been considered to be both a chronic and progressive illness, there is evidence that suggests the illness could possibly be reversed.
Diabetics know the problems regulating their blood sugar. What most diabetics do not consider is the effects of mixing in the factors of alcohol with their medical condition. It is one of the leading causes of deaths for diabetics when alcohol is consumed in excess. With the recent deaths of celebrities Brittany Murphy and Casey Johnson, it brings even more attention to the potential dangers of alcohol for diabetics.
For most people, stress on the job is seemingly unavoidable. Whether you have a high-profile position at a Fortune 500 company, or are an employee of a small business, it seems that stress follows you to your desk on a daily basis. Unfortunately, this puts your health in danger . . . and now even more so according to new research. A new study out of the UK indicates that stress on the job may up your chance for developing type-2 diabetes.
Diabetes is a health condition that can be greatly affected by your diet. Whether you’re at risk for developing type-2 diabetes or have been dealing with type-1 diabetes for years, it’s important to monitor your food intake carefully so that you don’t cause a spike in blood sugar (glucose) levels. Keep reading to find out which five foods you need to be wary of.
Type-2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes, is a health condition in which the body fails to produce enough insulin, a substance that aids in the conversion of glucose (sugar) for energy. That results in an elevated amount of glucose in the blood, which can lead to all sorts of medical complications. Are you at risk? Follow this checklist to see if you fit the profile.
Diabetes is an ever increasing concern for a large number of people of all walks of life. And, because of the potential dangers of this disease, there is great interest in reducing the risk associated with it. One new approach that has been the topic of research lately is the use of soy to help reduce diabetes risk.
In our "Under the Microscope" series, we're presenting you with some heavy-duty scientific articles about recent discoveries in alternative health. In order to understand what it means to be insulin resistant, one must first understand what it means to be insulin sensitive. Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas as a reaction to the consumption of carbohydrates or foods with sugar content. Sugars and carbohydrates are converted into fuel in the form of glucose which gives your body energy. Keep reading to learn more about how type-2 diabetes is caused and the connection between insulin resistance and obesity.
The stresses of daily diabetes care and the management of your health can build until its explosive. You may feel alone or set apart from your friends and family because of all the extra work involved in maintaining your health and the differences in what you can and can not do at social events. You may turn down invitations from friends or family members to these social events so that you won’t have to “be different” in their presence.
Wayne Allwine, voice of America's beloved cartoon character Mickey Mouse passed away Monday due to complications with diabetes.
Great article on water and diabetes! A must read!
Using Cinammon in the diet can cure diabetes. Take it from one who knows. I started using cinammon on the recommendation of a medical doctor, shocker, I know, and ever since I am basically cured.
If you or someone you love is living with type-2 diabetes, then you already know how important it is to make healthy lifestyle changes because of the condition. For pre-diabetics—people who have been identified as borderline diabetic and are at increased risk of developing type 2-diabetes—following a proper diet is a crucial part of preventing that full-fledged diagnosis. If excess weight is also a factor, carefully monitoring of dietary habits can help shed pounds—even a small amount of weight loss can help reduce the risk of diabetes.
Diabetes is a well-known disease, with the average person knowing it relates to the blood sugar levels of an individual. Most people probably recognize that insulin is involved with diabetes and that at least some patients have to take injections to maintain their health. These views of diabetes are largely factual and true, but there are many complexities to be explained that rest just below the surface of public diabetes awareness.
Can green tea actually prevent diabetes? Studies show, this could be the case. Read on to find out more on the powers of green tea for diabetes.