Browsing articles in "About Diabetes"

Hypertension, Diabetes and Kidney Disease

If you have high blood pressure or diabetes, you need to know that these conditions are the two top leading causes of  kidney disease. Kidney disease is the eighth leading cause of death in the US. And a scary fact is that two out if five people who end up on permanent kidney dialysis don’t… [Read the Rest]

Insulin Resistance and White Blood Cells

Normally, white blood cells, or, as they are known in the scientific world, neutrophils, work in your favor when it comes to fighting bacteria and infections. However, as recent research from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine discovered, these same white blood cells may play a role in causing insulin resistance. Insulin… [Read the Rest]

Know The Warning Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes affects over 25.8 million people in the United States today. That number is predicted to grow to over 170 million by the year 2020. Type 2 diabetes is growing at an epidemic pace. Amazingly, about one-third of the people who have Type 2 diabetes today don’t even know that they have it…. [Read the Rest]

The Diabetes Epidemic

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The current prediction for diabetes is that it will affect more than 50% of Americans by the year 2020. Consider the fact that the year 2020 is less than 8 years from now! Currently, it affects about 25.8 million people in the US. That’s about 8.3% of the US population. So, in 8 years, 145… [Read the Rest]

Triglycerides and Diabetes

As more research is being done in the area of triglycerides, the relationship between triglycerides and diabetes is becoming better understood. Historically, triglycerides have been put on the media back burner compared to the massive amounts of daily news about cholesterol and diabetes. However, that is now changing as more Americans than ever before are… [Read the Rest]