The CDC has released the 2017 diabetes United States statistics report. Diabetes affects 30.3 million people - 23.1 million diagnosed with diabetes and 7.2 million still undiagnosed. There are 84.1 million adults with pre-diabetes which eventually turns to diabetes if not treated with weight loss, change in eating habits and exercise.
Patients are constantly asking what is new in the field of health and diabetes. Since diabetes affects so many people worldwide, whether it is the patient, family member or caregiver, it is important to stay informed. New information, studies, medications, products and technologies are emerging on a daily basis since diabetes is so prevalent. Let’s examine […]
Each year diabetes treatment becomes more sophisticated with new technology, better medications and increased knowledge and awareness from our medical practitioners. Certain aspects of diabetes treatment remains the same throughout the years, but following old protocols might not be enough for blood sugar control in the upcoming year. Let’s examine some of the latest trends and […]
New diabetes technology in 2016 can help make it easier to manage diabetes. A variety of innovative products have already been introduced to the market and others will be released in the near future. Find out more about what the latest technology can do to help you manage diabetes.
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GLP-1/DPP4 Medication Study
A current study being done at John’s Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland revealed a 2 fold increased risk of acute pancreatitis needing […]
People with diabetes have problems with insulin production and without enough insulin to move sugar into your cells; your muscles and organs become depleted of energy. This triggers intense hunger, which makes it almost impossible to stay on your diet. Studies show that diet is the biggest problem cited by people with type 2 diabetes. Consuming […]
Now there’s another reason why you should be getting your daily dose of omega-3. In a study published in the Feb. 28, 2012 issue of the journal Neurology, researchers measured the red blood cell level of omega-3 fatty acids (specifically EPA and DHA) […]
Diabetes and its associated costs are now up to approximately $218 billion a year and rising; there are 24 million people with diabetes and another 54 million with pre-diabetes. These numbers are staggering and fortunately, until we find a cure, there are multiple medically oriented companies trying to come up with new technology and product development […]
High blood sugar (glucose) increases the risk of diabetes eye problems.According to the National Institutes of Health, Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults.  High blood sugar in diabetes causes the lens of the eye to swell, which changes your ability to see. According to Dr. Lois Smith, professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, more than 50 percent of people who have diabetes for 25 years will develop some degree of retinopathy.