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.
ADW Helps During Economic Crisis
Over the past several months, we’ve all been affected by the declines of the real estate and stock markets, but before this economic turmoil started American Diabetes Wholesale was helping people get their much needed diabetes supplies. Although there is not much one company can do to change the current economic condition, […]
As you may know, we are incredibly excited to have kicked off our second-annual American Diabetes Wholesale Diabetes Educator of the Year Contest! We hope to get everyone in the community involved in honoring those dedicated heroes that are helping in the fight […]
American Diabetes Wholesale and Author Marlene Koch, RD Launch Destination Diabetes™
The American Diabetes Association estimates that 20.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and of that number, 6.2 million are unaware that they have the disease. To assist in the education of people living with diabetes, American Diabetes […]
The Islets of Langerhans aren’t the latest posh getaway destination for the jet-set. They aren’t found on a map at all. They’re found in your body – in your pancreas, to be exact. Though there are five kinds of islet cells, the most common islet cell is the beta cell. This is the cell that produces […]
C-peptide – you’ve never heard of it? You’re not alone. C-peptide is produced when the beta cells in the pancreas manufacture insulin. For every molecule of insulin produced, the body also produces one molecule of C-peptide. People suffering from Type 1 diabetes produce less insulin and less C-peptide than other people. Why? Their beta cells are […]
Perhaps you’ve heard about the recent controversy surrounding Avandia (rosiglitazone maleate), a medication used by nearly 1 million Americans to treat type 2 diabetes. Perhaps you’re even taking Avandia. If so, you may wish to consult with your doctor to confirm whether taking it is still the best option for you.