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Diabetes: What Are Normal Glucose Levels?

Diabetes: What Are Normal Glucose Levels?

Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is the name of a group of diseases in which the body is unable to properly utilize blood sugar (glucose) for energy. There are three primary forms of diabetes—type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes—and, in each case, the body is unable

How Do You Get Diabetes?

How Do You Get Diabetes?

The worldwide prevalence of diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, recent data suggests. So, the critical question for everyone is: How do you get diabetes? A number of underlying factors are to blame for the global upswing in diabetes cases.
To avoid becoming part of the statistics, it’s vital to understand

How to Avoid Diabetes: 4 Steps to Take

How to Avoid Diabetes: 4 Steps to Take

Type 1 diabetes is currently not preventable, though research focused on what causes it may one day lead to preventative measures. For type 2 and gestational diabetes, however, many of the treatment options involving lifestyle changes can help delay or even prevent diabetes. Here, we offer four lifestyle tips on

Diabetes Symptoms: Do You Have Risk Factors?

Diabetes Symptoms: Do You Have Risk Factors?

Scientists have identified a number of risk factors for the development of diabetes. While some of these, such as family history, are the same for all three types of diabetes, there are risk factors unique to each type. Being aware of the risk factors that apply to you can aid

Prediabetes: Are You At Risk?

Prediabetes: Are You At Risk?

The process by which blood glucose levels become elevated is the same for prediabetes as it is for type 2 diabetes. Normally, the hormone insulin acts on the cells of your body, moving the glucose in your blood into the cells so that it can be used as energy. In

Diabetes Symptoms in Women

Diabetes Symptoms in Women

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 13 million women—or roughly 11 percent of all women in the U.S.—suffer from diabetes. What characterizes diabetes symptoms in women? A number of factors can come into play. First, let’s answer the question “What is diabetes?”

Diabetes is a

What Is Diabetes?

What Is Diabetes?

People who haven’t encountered it may wonder, “What is diabetes?” Also known as diabetes mellitus, diabetes is the name of a group of diseases in which the body is unable to properly utilize blood sugar (glucose) for energy.

There are three primary forms—diabetes type 1, diabetes type 2, and gestational

New guidelines proposed for blood glucose screening

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued draft guidelines calling for all adults age 45 and older, as well as younger adults with risk factors, to be screened for abnormal blood glucose and type 2 diabetes. Risk factors include being overweight or obese, having a first-degree relative

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