Type-1-Diabetes

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Let's Talk About Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes information and research can be found all over the place, but much less is written about type 1. That’s likely because the vast majority of people living with diabetes have type 2. Nevertheless, type 1 diabetes warrants discussion. Type 1 diabetes, sometimes referred to as…

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Special Note About Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is sometimes referred to as juvenile diabetes because it usually appears before the age of 20 (though it can present itself at any age). It results from the inability of the pancreas to produce adequate insulin. While the vast majority of people living with diabetes are suffering…

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Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

Many people dealing with diabetes admit that the disease snuck up on them. They didn’t see it coming. These men and women didn’t suddenly lose weight or become excessively hungry and thirsty (as those with type 1 diabetes often experience), nor did they feel sick in any way. In fact, there are…

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Treating Diabetes the Conventional Way

If you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you’ll immediately—and unavoidably—be prescribed insulin. If the diagnosis is type 2 diabetes, you’ll probably be told to make some changes in your diet and to begin exercising. But, you’ll also likely be told to take a drug if your blood glucose…

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Niacinamide Benefits for Diabetics

If you or someone you care about is living with diabetes, you should learn all you can about niacinamide benefits. Also called nicotinamide, it’s a form of vitamin B3 that has been shown to preserve beta cell function when administered in the early stages of type 1 diabetes. It does this by…

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Routine Testing of Blood Sugar Levels is Not Necessary

One of the questions I often hear when I talk to people with diabetes is whether it’s necessary to constantly test their blood sugar level. Take J.M. from Texas, for example. He wrote to me saying that he takes a drug to help manage blood sugar levels and that his doctor has him test those levels…

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Benefits of Milk: Fact or Fiction?

Everyone knows all about the benefits of milk. It’s good for your teeth, it’s essential for strong bones, and everyone should drink three cups a day in order to maintain good health. Well, guess what? All these claims are bogus. The Truth About Milk First off, cows’ milk is a species-specific…

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Could You Have Diabetes and Not Know It?

Many people dealing with diabetes admit that the disease sneaked up on them. They didn’t see it coming. These men and women didn’t suddenly lose weight or become excessively hungry and thirsty (as those with type 1 diabetes often experience), nor did they feel sick in any way. In fact, there…

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The Downsides of Supplemental Insulin

Although most people think injected insulin is reserved for type 1 diabetes, more than one in four people with type 2 diabetes use insulin. And, in most of those cases, it just makes things worse. “Bill”, a patient of mine, had type 2 diabetes for 10 years prior to coming to the Whitaker…

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