Scientists continue to try to uncover who will develop type 2 diabetes and whether there is anything that will prevent that from happening. Recent research suggests that there are two factors that really increase a new mother’s odds of developing type 2 diabetes. Obese women who develop gestational diabetes while pregnant and then gain 11 […]

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For people with diabetes who have high cholesterol, there’s another reason (besides the fact that they are low on the glycemic index and have lots of beneficial fiber) to eat beans and peas– it seems that they also lower levels of bad cholesterol (LDL). In a review of clinical trials, researchers found that eating about […]

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If one of your New Year’s resolutions is better diabetes management, this Diabetic Living slideshow is great place to get started. It reviews the basics of diabetes management and has the key information you need to know delivered in a simple, easy-to-read style. So, what is the information you need to know? Well, the first […]

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Type 2 diabetes has traditionally been called adult-onset diabetes to distinguish it from type 1 diabetes (originally called “juvenile diabetes” because people with type 1 are usually diagnosed as children). However, a disturbing trend is making that term less relevant as more and more children are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The number of […]

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If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you’ve probably heard the words “glycemic index” and wondered what they meant. That’s where this wonderful article from Diabetes Self-Management can give you some great information about how the glycemic index can help you start making better food choices for your blood sugar and your diabetes. In […]

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Knowledge is power and sometimes understanding the basics of blood sugar levels (what impacts them and how what you do affects blood sugar) can help you manage your diabetes better. That’s why dLife has created this great quiz that helps you test your knowledge as it relates to what makes blood sugar do what it […]

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There can be a perception among healthcare professionals and people who study diabetes that having type 1 diabetes is more stressful and anxiety-producing than having type 2 diabetes. New research out of Australia suggests that among young people, this just isn’t true. Young people with type 2 diabetes showed the same levels of anxiety and […]

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If you were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you probably have a lot of questions about things you’ve heard throughout the years about diabetes. If so, this article is for you. WebMD asks a physician to address five of the important questions that people with diabetes have: 1) Does having type 2 diabetes mean […]

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