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    DO YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES?

    Do you have some of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes; it is important to recognize these symptoms. Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health problems if not managed properly. Type 2 diabetes is a common condition. In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 30.3 million adults in the U.S. have diabetes. The report also estimated another 84.1 million U.S. adults have prediabetes. People with prediabetes have higher than normal blood sugar levels. Doctors don’t consider them having diabetes yet. According to the CDC, people with prediabetes will often develop type 2 diabetes within five years, if they get no treatment. The onset of type 2…

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    TYPE 2 DIABETES: CAN IT GO INTO REMISSION

    Type 2 diabetes: can it go into remission? Diabetes can go into remission. When you are in remission, you have no signs or symptoms of it. Yet, your risk of relapse is very high. TYPE 2 DIABETES, IS THERE A CURE? At this time, there is no known cure for type 2 diabetes. It can be controlled. In some cases, it will go into remission. For some people, a healthy lifestyle is enough to control blood sugar levels. Losing weight if you are overweight, eating healthy foods, and being active. People with type 2 diabetes usually have to take one or more medications or even insulin if not properly controlled.…

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    DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TYPE 1 & TYPE 2 DIABETES

    The differences between type 1 & type 2 diabetes; both occur when the body cannot properly store and use glucose, which is essential for energy. Sugar or glucose collects in the blood and doesn’t reach the cells that need it, which leads to serious complications. The CDC estimates that over 30 million people in the United States probably have diabetes. Then there is the 25 percent that doesn’t know they have it. Both types of diabetes can lead to complications, such as cardiovascular disease, vision loss, neurological conditions, and damage to blood vessels and organs. Type 1 and type 2 have different causes, but they both involve insulin. Insulin is…

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    HAVE A SMARTPHONE – BEST DIABETES APPS FOR 2019

    Does anyone have a smartphone – best diabetes apps for 2019? I am using the OneTouch Reveal, which helps me to see trends. Sometimes wish it had other features. Managing your diabetes is crucial, no matter what type of diabetes you have. If you would like to review the four types of diabetes here is the post First, it can be tiring to think about carbohydrate counting, insulin doses, glucose, blood pressure, etc. I think you will agree with me when I say smartphones can simplify tracking and learning. Some are able to record your health information, so it is in one spot. This allows you to learn more about…

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    WHY GENERATIONS OF FAMILIES DEVELOP DIABETES?

    Why do generations of families develop diabetes? Have you been wondering whether your children will develop it too? Have you thought genetics play a big role? Genes alone are not enough. Other factors are to blame. Although, type 1 and type 2 diabetes have absolutely different causes. There is the likelihood that you will inherit the disease. Something in the environment will trigger it. According to the American Diabetes Association, identical twins have identical genes. Yet one twin can have type 1. The other will get it only half the time. Yet, if one twin has type 2 diabetes, the other twin’s risk is maybe 3 in 4. TYPE 1…

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    ROAD NOISE LINKED TO DIABETES:

    Recently, new evidence has emerged that road noise linked to diabetes, but I talk about 5 ways to turn it down a bit. Wherever you are right now you are probably hearing some type of noise. Planes flying overhead, children in the backyard, refrigerator running, the ticking of a clock, etc. Similarly, all those noises can be downright annoying. And these noises have an effect on more than just your mood. The constant buzzing, pinging, banging, roaring, and clunking affecting you on a deeper level. HOW NOISE LINKED TO DIABETES When the brain perceives a sound as alarming or annoying. Then the brain sets off a surge of cortisol, adrenaline,…

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    DIABETES MELLITUS: HISTORY THEN & NOW

    From the beginning of its discovery to the exciting findings in its treatment, many brilliant minds have played a role in this interesting history of diabetes mellitus then and now. EARLY DAYS: THE URINE TASTE TEST Diabetes was first accepted as soon as 1500 BC. During the Middle Ages, doctors studied urine to diagnose medical conditions. They even designed urine flavor charts. In addition, these charts described the sight, smell, and taste of urine. The one disease they diagnosed correctly is diabetes. In 1674, diabetic urine is described as “wonderfully sweet” like it was flavored with honey or sugar. The first clinical test for sugar was developed in 1841. SHIFT…

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    EYE-OPENING VIEW: DIABETES MELLITUS

    An eye-opening view of diabetes mellitus, also known as diabetes. A group of diseases that include to much sugar in the blood (high blood sugar). THE FOUR TYPES OF DIABETES: Pre-diabetes, where the blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. Without making lifestyle changes, pre-diabetes is likely to become type 2 diabetes in 10 years or less. Type 1 diabetes, the body stops making insulin. Health problems quickly arise because sugar builds up so fast in the blood. Cells in the body become starved for energy (sugar). Children and young adults diagnosed with diabetes need injections for life. Type 2 diabetes, the body makes…