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Insulin Side Effects Concern Type 2 Diabetes Patients

This article does not constitute a medical treatment recommendation. Until other treatment is being prescribed or recommended by your physician– there is no intent to advise any of the readers to stop taking his/her medication. When most diabetes patients hear “Insulin”, they think injections. For the average person, the idea of needing daily injections and [...]

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Top 5 Concerns Diabetes Patients Have About Medication

This article does not constitute a medical treatment recommendation. Until other treatment is being prescribed or recommended by your physician– there is no intent to advise any of the readers to stop taking his/her medication. Most diabetics start their treatment with a relatively mild medication, like Metformin. However many fail to control glucose levels with [...]

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Surgery as a Treatment For Diabesity

As the obesity epidemic grows, so does the spread of Type 2 diabetes, frequently appearing as a secondary condition to obesity. Obesity is directly correlated with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. This growing number of patients present with a condition becoming commonly known as diabesity, the combination of diabetes and obesity. It is a growing global [...]

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Spending on Diabetes treatment constantly on the rise yet many diabetics fail to achieve their glycemic targets

A few alarming facts regarding the diabesity epidemic and its treatment have been published recently. It turns out that despite the constant rise in public spending on anti-diabetic treatments and medications, the number of diabetics worldwide continues to grow at a staggering rate.  The biggest problem is that even with the various available antidiabetic medications [...]

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Can metabolic syndrome be addressed by surgery?

Patients suffering from metabolic syndrome usually turn to drugs. Only in extreme cases when these fail would the patient consider surgery as a last resort. Indeed, the commonly used GI procedures have a very dramatic effect on lifestyle (severely limiting food intake) and in many cases are irreversible. However, the DIAMOND treatment is a different [...]

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12 simple tips for losing weight – and maintaining it!

Limit sugar sweetened beverages (e.g. soda, fruit juice, sweetened health drinks) to less than one glass (250 ml) per week. Enjoy tea or clear water Do not keep excess snacks and processed foods (e.g. biscuits, crisps…) at home or in the fridge Eat three proper meals a day, and avoid snacks (eat fruits instead!) Weigh [...]

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International Diabetes Federation Supports Surgery to Treat Diabetes

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) presented its new position statement at the 2nd World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes in New York. According to the statement there is increasing evidence that the health of obese people with type 2 diabetes, including their glucose control and other obesity-related comorbidities (conditions), can benefit substantially [...]

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My name is Lucia and my story began about 2 years ago

“I have type 2 diabetes and am also obese. I was always limited in what I was able to do and because of that I was always nervous; I felt tired, I always wanted to sleep, and when I was awake I wanted to eat. One day I told myself – that’s enough! and I [...]

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DIAMOND – the interventional solution for the moderate BMI population

Dr. Winfried Keuthage gave an interesting talk at the Diabetes fair  in Münster, Germany this week. According to the data presented, diabetes affected 6.4% of the world population in 2010, but the bad news are that in 2030 it will grow to affect 7.7%,  and in North America 12.1%. Even worse: although doctors are prescribing [...]

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About to start on Insulin?

Insulin is one of the most effective agents for lowering blood glucose. Due to the progressive nature of diabetes, many patients will be required to start treatment with this therapy when their A1c goals are not achieved with other (usually oral) agents. Despite this, insulin initiation is delayed in many patients. Recent studies show this [...]

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