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Group Visits Improve Diabetes Management

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The many facets of diabetes care can be difficult to cover in a standard 10- to 15-minute-long doctor’s appointment. Questions go unanswered, challenges undiscussed, opportunities for better management missed. That’s why a growing number of medical practices are turning to group medical visits, where patients can find education, communication, and … Read More

Diabetes Drugs Lower Heart Failure Risk

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When a person with type 2 diabetes has poorly controlled blood glucose or a high hemoglobin A1c level, a medication called a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor may be added to his or her existing medication regimen. That addition does more than lower blood sugar: It also lowers the risk of … Read More

Diabetes and Vitamin D

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Up to 75% of North Americans are vitamin D deficient, and that can spell a higher risk of a wide range of disorders, including diabetes. Over the summer, two new studies explored whether high-dose vitamin D supplements could slow the progression of diabetes (looks promising) or prevent it altogether (not … Read More

Watching and Waiting With Diabetic Macular Edema

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About 10 percent of people with diabetes develop diabetic macular edema (DME), a build-up of fluid in the eye that causes blurred vision that can’t be improved with corrective lenses. Timing treatment is as much of an art as a science: Treating too soon can expose patients to risks, while … Read More

Diabetes Is a Major Risk Factor for Heart Disease

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You may be aware that people with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of heart disease—but you may not know just how strong the connection is between these two conditions. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), at least 68 percent of people age 65 or older who have diabetes … Read More

Diabetes: The Door to Alzheimer’s Disease

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For people with diabetes, managing blood sugar levels can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, one has to be on the watch for other related diseases like high blood pressure, abnormal lipid levels, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, and obesity. More recently, a link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been … Read More

Fight Diabetes with Plants

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What’s the picture perfect diet to both fend off and treat type 2 diabetes? Well, the latest science paints a portrait of a diet lush with plants in every color, texture, and category, including a rainbow of fruits and vegetables, crunchy whole grains, earthy beans, and crisp nuts and seeds. … Read More

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