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Category Archives: Diabetes Type 2
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
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
Metformin-The Biguanide Class Metformin, which is sold under a number of brand names is the only medication in its class. For reasons that are still poorly understood, people with type 2 diabetes put out too much sugar from their livers. … Continue reading
Children who are obese face physical as well as psychological challenges. It is unclear if the obesity is caused by a genetic disease, a problem with lifestyle that can be voluntarily reversed, or some combination of the two. The … Continue reading
Which comes first? Does overeating lead or insulin resistance or does insulin resistance lead to overeating? For a long time scientists have recognized that overeating leads to increase in body weight which leads to insulin resistance and eventually to type … Continue reading
Do you use splenda or other artificial sweeteners that contain sucralose to limit carbohydrates? Are you under the impression that using a drink with artifical sweetener will help you lose weight or control your Diabetes? While people have been doing … Continue reading
Did you wonder if your ethnic group will make you more or less likely to develop diabetes type 2? Is Diabetes type 2 the same disease in African Americans, Asians, and Caucasians or are there some differences? I invite you … Continue reading