• Imatinib Drug To Treat Cancer and Slow Diabetes Onset

    Imatinib Imatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that treats chronic leukemia and other cancers by suppressing the immune system. Now, research shows that Imatinib can also be a preservative for the beta-cell function of people with Type 1 diabetes. New Research This drug’s introduction to the American Diabetes Association and the 2017 Scientific Sessions is […]

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  • Learn How Diabetes Affects Eyesight

    Diabetes not only increases your appetite, thirst, and causes more frequent urination. It can also affect people’s eyesight. Each time your blood glucose level is out of control, you may experience blurred or loss of vision.  Once your blood sugar stabilizes to a healthy level, your vision should return. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy is an […]

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  • Diabetic & Still Living A Good Life

    Diabetes is a serious and critical illness affecting millions of Americans today.  Tackling the everyday management of your blood glucose levels can sometimes be a hassle and a major inconvenience sometimes. But, living a happy, healthy, active lifestyle is still possible.  With the right motivation, you can manage the numbers without much worry, stress, and […]

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  • Insulin Prices Overview: The ADA’s Efforts To Reduce Cost

    It Costs To Stay Alive The American Diabetes Association is taking a stance against expensive insulin treatments.  Since 2002, the price of insulin has tripled. Pricing is set through a complex supply chain which includes manufacturers, wholesalers, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), insurers, and pharmacies. Insulin is a life-saving drug that is necessary for people with […]

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  • New Study Aims To Reduce Medication Frequency

    With Type 2 diabetes, it is likely that you may have to take a shot of insulin every day. Relying on insulin may be the only way for Type 2 diabetics to manage their blood glucose levels. New research is being done to combat the daily struggle of taking insulin. Researchers are trying to produce […]

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  • Join America’s Diabetes Challenge

    The American Diabetes Association has launched America’s Diabetes Challenge. The American Diabetes Association’s challenge encourages Type 2 diabetes patients to reach their A1C goals. A1C is measured as the average blood glucose level over the past 2-3 months. Also, patients can talk to their doctors about low blood glucose risks. It is important to talk […]

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  • New Research On Gene Therapy To Treat Diabetes

    The Importance Of Insulin Insulin is medicine used to treat diabetes for those unable to keep their blood glucose levels under control with diet and exercise. Insulin helps the body move glucose into the cells so that the body does not suffer the dangers of extreme blood sugar levels. New research is looking into alternatives […]

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  • American Diabetes Association: 2017 Charlotte Tour de Cure

    The American Diabetes Association hosts events to unite people with diabetes and their families with others to make a difference for the diabetes cause. By sharing the experience and raising awareness, attendees raise funds to prevent and cure diabetes. These events are fun too! The whole community is welcome to join!  Get involved! Let’s get […]

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  • Losing Weight To Combat Diabetes

    Did you know 80% of people with Type 2 diabetes are overweight? Being overweight and having diabetes is a dangerous combination. Losing weight doesn’t have to be difficult. One visit to the doctor’s office and a simple blood test can determine if you have prediabetes. If you are diagnosed, you need to combine a 30 […]

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  • The Perks of Yoga When You Are Diabetic

    Yoga: Great For Your Mind & Body If you have diabetes, doing yoga can help your overall health. Yoga is great for people with and without diabetes. It is a great way to exercise through different body postures, breathing exercises and meditation. This helps reduce glucagons, hormones treating severe low blood sugar. There are many […]

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