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Body Fat, Not BMI, Indicates Diabetes Risk

BMI (body mass index) has long been considered the yardstick for measuring a person’s health. However, new studies are beginning to show that it’s body fat...
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Medical ID Bracelets and Where to Get Them

A medical identification bracelet is a voice, speaking for an individual when they are incapable of speech.  Under emergency circumstances, it is critical that...
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Eating a Low-Carb Diet

Have you attempted a low-carb diet before? If so, you know how hard it can be to get started. All too often these bumps...
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CGMs Show Promise for Type 1 Diabetes

New research finds that continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) can greatly improve the lives of those with Type 1. What are CGMs? These devices allow you...
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10 Tips for Parenting a Child with Type 1

Having a child with Type 1 can be a full-time job that can be hard to manage at first. There are physical and emotional...
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Do Pets Improve Your Life with Diabetes?

Pets aren't the only ones to benefit from our relationships with them. Studies have shown that having pets benefits our mental health. Exercise Exercise is crucial with diabetes...
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The New Device that Detects Diabetic Retinopathy

A new device used to test for diabetic retinopathy has just been approved by the FDA. Before this state-of-the-art technology came onto the scene,...
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Gastric Bypass May Put Type 2 into Remission

A certain type of gastric bypass surgery can be very effective in treating Type 2 diabetes for those who are obese -- even sending...
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Are You Getting Enough Sleep? You Could be at Risk for...

In the past it was thought that Type 2 was caused by being overweight. Of late, researchers have realized there are actually many other factors that...
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The Paleo Diet and Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is often called a lifestyle disease. Over 100 million Americans live with diabetes or prediabetes, and health experts consistently recommend a...

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