Blood Sugar

Just Add Insulin

There are several types of diabetes, but what they all have in common is that they involve problems with your blood sugar levels. Clearly, the body doesn’t want to have excessive levels of glucose in its blood, so normally it takes steps to regulate it on its own. The hormone in charge of this process …

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Early Warnings

You may have heard people talking about diabetes in terms of type 1 and type 2, with maybe an occasional reference to gestational diabetes. There is another word that’s useful to know though, and that’s “prediabetes”, the informal description of the stage just before you develop diabetes proper. It’s important because if you know the …

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Not So Sweet

At its most basic, diabetes is when your blood sugar regularly gets too high, most commonly because your body either isn’t producing enough of the hormone insulin or the insulin you do produce isn’t working properly. It may not sound like a big deal, but the symptoms of diabetes can be pretty wide-ranging. If you …

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Newly Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes? Here Are Two Things You Need to Know

Many people in the US have or will develop type 2 diabetes, my friends. It’s unfortunate but true. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that about one out of every ten people has diabetes, and at least 90 percent of the cases are type 2 ( If you’ve just been diagnosed with this …

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