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Diabetic Diet Tips from Experts

Artificial Sweeteners—Good or Bad for Diabetics?

Shay Morrigan | April 29th, 2013

Do diabetic diet guidelines allow the use of artificial sweeteners? Most health experts say, “yes,” because on the whole, artificial sweeteners don’t raise blood glucose levels. There are some concerns, however, that they can potentially contribute to weight gain. Some studies have indicated that diet sodas, for example, can actually increase risk of getting type 2 diabetes in the first place. As Dr. Michael Kaplan, Chief Medical Officer of The Center for Medical Weight Loss, one of the largest networks of weight loss… Read more »

Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes May Include Low Melatonin

Jacky Gale | April 8th, 2013
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A new study suggests that low levels of melatonin and type 2 diabetes may be strongly linked. Melatonin is a hormone that plays a significant role in the regulation of the body’s sleep-wake cycle and biological clock. While additional research is needed, it appears that this key hormone is one more piece of the puzzle in deciphering the risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Study evaluates risk factors for type 2 diabetes In this latest study, which will be published in the Journal… Read more »

Watch Out for the Early Signs of Diabetes

Jacky Gale | March 29th, 2013
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Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases, affecting millions of Americans. Countless others are at a high risk for developing diabetes, or already have pre diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes, it’s important to manage your condition properly to avoid the risk of serious complications, and early detection is critical. If you experience any of the potential warning signs of diabetes, see a doctor promptly. Signs of diabetes in your appetite Do you feel hungry frequently, perhaps even… Read more »

70 Million Americans with Pre-Diabetes Not Aware of the Risk, Reports CDC

Ryan | March 22nd, 2013
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Of the approximately 79 million Americans who are currently in jeopardy of developing diabetes, only 11 percent are aware of the risks they face, according to representatives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Being at risk for developing type 2 diabetes is a condition known as “pre diabetes.” Pre diabetics exhibit dangerously high blood sugar levels and other early warning signs of diabetes, though they have not yet developed the full-blown disease. Americans fail to recognize signs of diabetes CDC… Read more »

New Study Links Diabetes Drugs to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Whitney | March 21st, 2013

The FDA is reviewing results of a recent study after concerns were raised about the association between some types of diabetes drugs and a higher risk for pancreatic cancer. The unpublished study was performed by academic researchers and was based on a small number of pancreatic tissue samples from patients who had been undergoing treatment for diabetes prior to their deaths. Study points to specific class of diabetes drugs The class of drugs examined in this study was incretin memetics, which include medications… Read more »