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Chris Scully, Athlete & Type 1 Diabetic

Chris Scully, Athlete & Type 1 Diabetic

Chris Scully, athlete and self-proclaimed “endurance junkie”, was absolutely shocked when she was first diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Read about how diabetes affected her and how this unstoppable athlete doesn’t let diabetes get in the way. Can you tell us more about your diagnosis story? What was going through your head when you were […]

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Newly Discovered Beige Fat May Help Reduce Obesity

Newly Discovered Beige Fat May Help Reduce Obesity

Researchers classify fat into two basic types known as white fat and brown fat. Recent studies have revealed that a third type of fat known as beige fat may be the most important type of fat for burning calories and preventing obesity in adults, which is a significant risk factor in diabetes. Most of the […]

Don’t Let High Blood Pressure Increase Your Risks

Don’t Let High Blood Pressure Increase Your Risks

If you have diabetes, you are at risk for a variety of complications including vision loss and kidney disease.  Having high blood pressure (hypertension) can increase your risk of developing diabetes complications and can make the symptoms of those complications worse.  Two out of three adults who have diabetes also have high blood pressure. Diabetes […]

Gastric Bypass May Be Temporary Fix for Type 2 Diabetes

Gastric Bypass May Be Temporary Fix for Type 2 Diabetes

If you are obese and have type 2 diabetes, you may have considered gastric bypass surgery as a “cure” for both conditions.  But a new study shows that Type 2 diabetes comes back in about 21% of patients within five years of losing weight following gastric bypass surgery.  The results of the study, which was […]

Stop Pre-Diabetes Before It Gets Worse

Stop Pre-Diabetes Before It Gets Worse

Pre-diabetes is a condition that results when your blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is higher than it should be, but not high enough to be considered full diabetes.   If you ignore this condition, chances are good that it will get worse and you will develop diabetes.  But if you take action now, research […]

Blood Pressure Study Says Don’t Go Too Low

Blood Pressure Study Says Don’t Go Too Low

Two out of three adults with diabetes have high blood pressure, which contributes to the risk of many complications of diabetes.  But a new study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) suggests that some VA patients with diabetes are being treated too aggressively for high blood pressure, resulting in blood pressure that is […]

Pick the Right Rice for Better Sugar Control

Pick the Right Rice for Better Sugar Control

People who have diabetes but love to eat rice can benefit from a new research study that analyzed 235 types of rice from around the world.  The study revealed that the glycemic index (GI) of different types of rice varies, with some types falling into the low GI category. The glycemic index is a scoring […]

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