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Diabetic Retinopathy is the number one cause of blindness in the United States. Yearly eye exams for people with diabetes Type I and Diabetes Type II with early institution of laser surgery is the major strategy use to diagnose diabetic … Continue reading
Did you wonder if body weight by itself is a risk factor for Heart Attacks and Strokes? It is well known that Diabetes Mellitus Type I, Diabetes Mellitus Type II, especially when poorly controlled, as well as high Cholesterol and … Continue reading
People with obesity often decide between barbaric surgery and some sort of program including diet and exercise. Because of the effect of obesity on insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and other cardiac risk factors, surgery is often recommended for … Continue reading
Do you assume that people are obese because they have chosen to eat too much and they are to blame for their problem. Science is slowly showing genetic reasons for obesity and drug companies have been working on developing agents … Continue reading
The new ADA Guidelines seem to allow more input from patients about the type of diet that is appropriate for them. The ADA has been recommending more individualization of goals and choices about other things as well. Many people who … Continue reading
Did you know that half of all patients with Diabetes Type 2 may have kidney impairment which may include having protein in the urine or a decrease in function of the kidneys. This topic was discussed at the Diabetes Meetings … Continue reading
A large study from Scotland shows that people with Type I Diabetes have a greatly improved life expectancy. There are significant differences among people with Diabetes type I who are under good control, and watch their cardiovascular rick factors including … Continue reading
How much carbohydrate does a person with Diabetes Type I need before they exercise? When people with Diabetes type I exercise, they anticipate a drop in blood sugar and will have a snack or some form of carbohydrate before they … Continue reading
Most people with Diabetes Type I and Diabetes Type II take statins to help get their LDL or bad cholesterol to goal. Most physicians encourage their patients with Diabetes to take these medications because studies show a significant decrease in … Continue reading
This original Article by Dr. Sybil Kramer discusses the risks vs. benefits of medications from the Sulfonylureas Class. Diabetes Type 2 is caused by insulin resistance, i.e. your body needs more insulin to keep the blood sugars in the normal … Continue reading