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4 Ways to Cut the Cost of Diabetes Care

Diabetes medications and supplies are expensive, but these tips can help you save. If you're one of the approximately 21 million people in the U.S. who's been diagnosed with diabetes, you're probably well aware of how expensive the disease can be: Medical costs for patients run to about $13,700 a year, of which close to $8,000 is caused by the condition.

Health Hero Jeanie Seashore Doesn't Let Diabetes Slow Her Down

Jeanie Seashore was 38 years old when she learned she had diabetes. But this avid hiker took steps to manage the condition—and now she treks on to new adventures. Jeanie Seashore was a strong and active 38-year-old when she was diagnosed with diabetes. She fit the profile of neither the typical type 1 diabetes patient—a child or teenager—nor the average type 2 patient—overweight and older. How Symptoms Began...

How to Make Any Meal Diabetes-Friendly

Four guidelines for improving any meal, plus some healthy updates on favorite foods. Dealing with diabetes? You can eat just about anything, but the way your food is prepared, and how much you eat, determines its effect on your blood sugar. When most people think about eating to manage diabetes, they think about cutting back on carbohydrates and eliminating sugar.

How to Handle a Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes

5 tips for the newly diagnosed. Nobody wants to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but for more and more Americans it is becoming a fact of life. A whopping 29.1 million adults in this country have the disease, which, even with the required careful management, can still lead to complications.

The World's Youngest Type 2 Diabetes Patient

In 2015, a 3-year-old became the youngest known case of type 2 diabetes. Here's why more kids might be at risk. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body is unable to properly regulate blood glucose (sugar) levels. The majority of cases of Type 2 Diabetes begin with insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone that processes sugar. With insulin resistance, the body is unable to use the insulin properly to break down sugar contained in foods or drinks.

How a Few Days of Overeating Can Damage Your Body

A study shows how one week of overeating is enough to put the human body into a pre-diabetic state. It should not surprise anyone to hear that overeating can lead to obesity and the development of type-2 diabetes. However, it is surprising how quickly a pre-diabetic state can be triggered in individuals who indulge in overeating. This phenomena is prompting experts in the field of diabetes research to examine potential new treatment pathways for patients who are at-risk of type-2 diabetes, or patients who already have type 2 diabetes.

The Diabetes Pandemic

With 387 million cases and counting, diabetes is putting a major strain on the world economy. Diabetes has become a global epidemic in recent years, putting strain on the economies and health systems of nations across the globe. Approximately 387 million people are currently affected by this chronic disease, which occurs when the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar) or is unable to properly use insulin.

Sex and Type 2 Diabetes

Why diabetes patients often suffer in the bedroom—and what can be done about it. Is diabetes interfering with your love life? Although issues with sexual functioning can be caused by aging and other medical conditions, men and women with diabetes do report more difficulties in this area. There are several reasons—both physical and psychological—why this is true.

The Food to Reduce Diabetes Risk?

Can this fridge staple help prevent a common—and potentially devastating—condition? Can eating ice cream and other high-fat dairy products reduce your risk of diabetes? A new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals a possible connection between eating large amounts of full-fat dairy and preventing the onset of diabetes.

Diabetes-Friendly Movie Snacks

You don t have to go treat-less while others indulge at the movies just follow these tips (and try these eight tasty options)! There’s no reason to feel left out when everyone else is chowing down at the movie theater! Miami-based Marina Chaparro, MPH, RDN CDE, LD, diabetes educator and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, shares her tips for enjoying a snack at the movies: 1.