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Keep Your Diabetes Under Control Bookmark

  • Posted on: 19 November 2010
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Published by: National Women’s Health Resource Center Inc., November 2010

Use this handy bookmark to remind you about important yet simple steps you can take to manage your diabetes. It includes tips on nutrition, physical activity and proper blood glucose monitoring strategies.

Physical Activity and insulin

  • Posted on: 3 August 2010
  • By: jleff

I'm taking insulin now for my type 2 diabetes. I'm also very physically active. Is there anything I should know?

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Reference: 1. Sigal RJ, Kenny GP, Wasserman DH, et al. Physical activity/exercise and type 2 diabetes: a consensus statement from the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. 2006;29(6):1433-1438.
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Insulin Therapy Options

  • Posted on: 3 August 2010
  • By: jleff

My doctor wants to start me on insulin for my diabetes. I hate the idea of giving myself shots. Is there any way to avoid insulin therapy? What devices might make my life easier?

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References: 1. Karter AJ, Subramanian U, Saha C, et al. Barriers to insulin initiation: the translating research into action for diabetes insulin starts project. Diabetes Care. 2010;33(4):733-735. 2. Marcus A. Diabetes care - insulin delivery in a changing world. Medscape J Med. 2008;10(5):120. 3. Nathan DM, Buse JB, Davidson MB, et al. Medical management of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes: a consensus algorithm for the initiation and adjustment of therapy: a consensus statement of the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2009;32(1):193-203.
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Too Much Iron Linked to Gestational Diabetes

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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High levels of iron have been linked with an increased risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), begging the question whether routine recommendations of iron supplements are warranted, a new study says.
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High levels of iron have been linked with an increased risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), begging the question whether routine recommendations of iron supplements are warranted, a new study says.

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THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News)—High levels of iron have been linked with an increased risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), begging the question whether routine recommendations of iron supplements are warranted, a new study says.

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U.S. Doctors Don't All Follow Prediabetes Screening Guidelines

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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Only about half of U.S. family doctors follow guidelines on screening patients for prediabetes, a new study finds.
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Only about half of U.S. family doctors follow guidelines on screening patients for prediabetes, a new study finds.

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TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Only about half of U.S. family doctors follow guidelines on screening patients for prediabetes, a new study finds.

More than one-third of American adults have prediabetes, and most don't know it.

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More Than Half of Americans Have a Chronic Disease

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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More than half of Americans have at least one chronic disease, mental illness or problem with drugs or alcohol, according to a new study.
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More than half of Americans have at least one chronic disease, mental illness or problem with drugs or alcohol, according to a new study.

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News)—More than half of Americans have at least one chronic disease, mental illness or problem with drugs or alcohol, according to a new study.

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Worry About Job Loss May Be Linked to Diabetes Risk

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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Workers who feel as if they might lose their job also seem to have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
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Workers who feel as if they might lose their job also seem to have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

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MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Workers who feel as if they might lose their jobs also seem to have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Researchers reviewed data from nearly 141,000 workers in the United States, Europe and Australia. The workers' average age was 42.

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Could Fish Oil Fatty Acids Raise a Woman's Risk for Diabetes?

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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Women who consume high amounts of meat, fish, eggs and other common foods rich in several different types of fatty acids may end up facing a greater risk for type 2 diabetes, a large and long-term French study suggests.
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Women who consume high amounts of meat, fish, eggs and other common foods rich in several different types of fatty acids may end up facing a greater risk for type 2 diabetes, a large and long-term French study suggests.

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FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Women who consume high amounts of meat, fish, eggs and other common foods rich in several different types of fatty acids may end up facing a greater risk for type 2 diabetes, a large and long-term French study suggests.

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Long Naps Raise Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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The study found that, compared with short naps or no napping at all, the risk for the blood sugar disease may be 45 percent higher if your naps last an hour or more.
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The study found that, compared with short naps or no napping at all, the risk for the blood sugar disease may be 45 percent higher if your naps last an hour or more.

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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Could long afternoon naps raise your risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

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Coffee's Health Benefits Outweigh Stained Teeth

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen

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