All Diabetes Basics Articles

Dual imaging may help individuals with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes avoid amputation

06/09/2011
Having a limb amputated is a fear of many individuals with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. People who have these conditions often require this type of procedure if they develop foot infections that are difficult or impossible to heal.

America's longest living man with type 1 diabetes turns 90

06/09/2011
Despite the advances in diabetes medications, individuals who have type 1 diabetes have a lower life expectancy than the average person because even with proper diabetes management, they have a higher risk of experiencing life-threatening health complications, such as heart disease and stroke.

Scientists find way to reverse type 1 diabetes in mice

06/10/2011
When a young person is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it can affect his or her entire family due to the common belief that type 1 diabetes is more difficult to manage than type 2 diabetes.

Low-glycemic index desserts may aid in fighting type 2 diabetes

06/10/2011
Type 2 diabetes has become a growing concern for Americans. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), more than 28 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes, and type 2 diabetes accounts for as much as 90 percent of these cases.

Heart health is a concern for individuals with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes

06/10/2011
In addition to diabetes management, individuals who have either type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes must also closely monitor their heart health.

Artificial pancreas may simplify diabetes management for individuals with type 1 diabetes

06/13/2011
Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new "closed-loop" artificial pancreas that may help individuals with type 1 diabetes monitor their blood glucose levels more accurately and conveniently, and thereby avoid disease-related complications.

Former Miss America aims to improve care for individuals living with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes

06/13/2011
Nicole Johnson recently told the Villages Daily Sun that when she was crowned Miss America in 1999, there were about 16 million Americans living with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. However, that number is now closer to 26 million and it is growing rapidly.

Tips on dining out for individuals with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes

06/14/2011
Many individuals who have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes spend much of their day carefully planning meals that fit into their diabetic diet plan.

Insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes may promote obesity

06/14/2011
Many physicians tell their patients who have type 2 diabetes to be careful of what they eat. This is because some studies have shown that weight loss may help reduce the symptoms of or even reverse type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes may be a higher risk factor for stroke, cardiac event recurrence than metabolic syndrome

06/15/2011
Heart health is a major concern for many Americans, especially those who have been told that their odds of experiencing a heart attack or stroke are high because they have risk factors like metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes or a family history of cardiovascular disease.