Diabetes Tests

Four Medical Tests That Can Save Your Life

…However, there are four medical tests I believe strongly in, and highly recommend you get: 1. Periodic Blood Workup: When it comes to medical tests and screenings, a simple blood test can reveal a tremendous amount about your risk for heart attack and diabetes, immune and liver function, and more.…

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Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

…2 diabetes symptoms. The disease is usually discovered during a routine blood test when a high fasting blood glucose reading, usually in the 150 to 300 mg/dL range, is noted. There are, however, a few common type 2 diabetes signs and symptoms: * The vast majority of people with type 2 diabetes are…

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Vitamin E for Diabetes

…used when other diabetes meds fail, they still refuse to take it off the market. If you have type 2 diabetes, avoid this drug like the plague. Diet, exercise, weight loss, and targeted nutritional supplements are the best way to control blood sugar. And to protect against diabetic complications,…

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Why Diabetes Drugs Fail Patients

…a diabetic. So why would you want to take a drug that puts you on the fast track for greater health complications? Just as importantly, these drugs give doctors and patients a false sense of security, and get in the way of solving the real issues. The only way to “solve” diabetes is…

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Could You Have Diabetes and Not Know It?

…of exercise, and get your fasting blood glucose tested regularly so you catch the disease in its beginning stages. Now it’s your turn: Do you have your blood sugar tested regularly? You May Also be Interested In: * Four Medical Tests that Can Save Your Life * Why Diabetes Drugs Fail Patients

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Routine Testing of Blood Sugar Levels is Not Necessary

…For individuals with type 1 diabetes, regular testing of blood sugar levels is essential because it may lead to adjustments in insulin dosing. But for those with type 2 diabetes, I feel that incessant testing is not only unnecessary, it’s debilitating. When you test your levels, do you make…

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Study Links Diabetes and Alzheimer's: How to Reduce Your Risk

…and foggy after a poor night’s sleep. Research has also shown that adequate sleep is required to prevent type 2 diabetes. If you snore, ask your doctor about being tested for sleep apnea, and if you have it, get treated. 5. Protect your brain with the right supplements. Begin with DHA-rich…

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Do You Need Blood Sugar Testing Every Day?

Many people living with diabetes are told by their doctors that they need blood-sugar testing multiple times daily. This is not only inconvenient and expensive but also unnecessary—especially if you aren’t on insulin and this blood-sugar testing isn’t resulting in changes to your…

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Do You Have Pre-Diabetes?

…type 2 diabetes, I only recommend taking these tests if you know you have diabetes risk factors and could develop the disease. Rather than testing, I feel that the best approach, especially if you’re overweight, is to assume you’re on the road to developing diabetes and do everything…

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What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

…resistance or insulin insensitivity, and is at the root of 90 percent of all diagnoses of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes symptoms can sneak up on you. The actual disease is usually discovered during routine blood tests when a high fasting blood glucose reading, usually in the 150 to 300 mg/dL range, is…

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Does Low Testosterone Lead to Diabetes?

…the focus on treating diabetes with drugs, underlying causes of the condition are rarely considered. One potential contributor is low testosterone, which affects one in three diabetic men. But which came first, testosterone deficiency or diabetes? A study published in Diabetes Care may answer that…

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Does Low Testosterone Lead to Diabetes?

Low testosterone affects one in three diabetic men. But which came first, testosterone deficiency or diabetes? A study published in Diabetes Care may answer that question. Finnish researchers measured levels of sex hormone–binding globulin (SHBG) and testosterone in 702 middle-aged men who had…

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Remedies Worse Than the Disease

…to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD), was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of various medication regimens in reducing heart attacks, strokes, and death from cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. One arm of the study tested the widely held assumption that using…

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Higher Blood Sugar Levels Linked With Cognitive Impairment

…have diabetes or other existing blood sugar or memory problems by administering blood glucose and memory tests, as well as brain scans to measure the hippocampus, an area involved in memory and learning. They found that the participants with lower blood sugar levels scored higher on the memory tests

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Managing Insulin Resistance

…across the country have worn out their prescription pads writing scripts for diabetes drugs. In fact, as a society we’ve become so focused on the pills that we’ve forgotten the real issue with type 2 diabetes: managing insulin resistance. What Is Insulin? Insulin is the hormone that…

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The Reciprocal Relationship Between Blood Sugar and Sleep

…you can try, including melatonin and valerian. And if you snore, I suggest you get tested for sleep apnea. Now it’s your turn: What do you do to manage your blood sugar and sleep? You May Also Be Interested In: * To Avoid Diabetes, Get More Zzzz’s * 4 Natural Type 2 Diabetes Treatments

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