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  • Diabetes PATH workshop being held at Dearborn Senior Center on Tuesdays
    Diabetes PATH workshop being held at Dearborn Senior Center on Tuesdays
    For the first time, Oakwood Healthcare will be bringing its very first Diabetes-PATH workshop on Tuesday afternoons this fall to the Dearborn Senior Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.The 2015 workshops will also be held from 6-8:30 p.m....
  • How a degree can help manage your diabetes
    The link between a college degree and diabetes management
    DEAR JIM: My husband, 73, was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, and his doctor put him on a weight loss regimen and recommended that he start exercising. The problem is, he won’t do either of them. He continues to eat whatever he...
  • Diabetes can affect a person's sexual life
    Diabetes can affect a person's sexual life
    People might be surprised to know that there is a link between sexual issues and diabetes. Since it is a sensitive subject, many men and women with diabetes fail to discuss how their medical condition might affect their sexual life. If they would...
  • Living with Type 2 diabetes: Make lifestyle changes
    Living with Type 2 diabetes: Make lifestyle changes
    Learn how to manage Type 2 diabetes.People who are living with Type 2 diabetes should: check and monitor glucose levels daily, eat low calorie foods, limit the number of carbohydrates consumed, keep track of daily caloric intake, take medication...
  • Diabetes in cats: Diet change frees diabetic cat from insulin after 2 months
    Diabetes in cats: Diet change frees diabetic cat from insulin after 2 months
    When 10-year-old Koko was diagnosed with diabetes on March 25, 2015, his blood glucose was at 522 mg/dL. A cat’s normal blood glucose level should be between 72 to 175 mg/dL – and Koko was way beyond any acceptable number. Hoping that...
  • Update: Diabetes and sick day management
    Update: Diabetes and sick day management
    Diabetes is a chronic, yet manageable disease. Data from the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 (released June 10, 2014) (http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/) states that approximately 29.1 million Americans have diabetes,...
  • Nutrition And Diabetes Part 1
    Nutrition And Diabetes Part 1
    * Disclaimer! Before using any of the methods below, please consult your physician. *Diabetes is one of the top diagnoses that most people fear. Yet, most do not know what it is and how to live with it once diagnosed. For some, this illness maybe...
  • Benefits of weight loss surgery fade over time
    Benefits of weight loss surgery fade over time
    A number of individuals who experience repeated failures with weight loss programs turn to bariatric (weight loss) surgery to shed those added pounds. The results over the short-term are impressive—the pounds melt away and often, health...
  • Skipping breakfast has a negative impact on blood glucose levels
    Skipping breakfast can trigger dangerous blood sugar spikes in diabetics
    People with type 2 diabetes who do not eat until noon risk consequences that could last all day long, say researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel. The findings were announced on July 28, 2015, and were published in the journal Diabetes Care...
  • Diabetes and Dawn Phenomenon
    Diabetes and Dawn Phenomenon
    Diabetes is a chronic, yet manageable medical condition. The goal is control of blood glucose ( blood sugar) levels so as to reduce the risk of complications. Although many factors can affect a glucose level ( diet, activity, stress, infection, to...
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    Potential new weight-loss approach: An alternative to gastric bypass surgery
    Researchers have developed an alternative therapy to gastric bypass surgery for the treatment of obesity. The research study shows that diverting bile flow to the final section of the small intestine has anti-obesity effects similar to gastric...
  • Smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes
    Smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes
    The discovery of insulin in 1921 was a major breakthrough for the diabetes. Many diabetics feel that giving themselves daily injections is a small price to pay for the life-saving regulation of their blood sugar. However, if they had their...
  • Your (genetic) love for coffee doesn’t increase risk of disease
    Your (genetic) love for coffee doesn’t increase risk of disease
    Good news, coffee drinkers! A new and innovative study by Danish researchers shows that coffee consumption neither increases or decreases the risk of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes.Research from the University of Copenhagen and...
  • Woman with Chemical
    Common chemicals may increase risk of hypertension and diabetes in children
    Chances are there are chemicals lurking within your home that may increase the risk of high blood pressure and diabetes among children and adolescents say scientists releasing this information July 8, 2015. What are these chemicals? They are two...
  • Learn how to manage Type 2 diabetes
    Learn how to manage Type 2 diabetes
    Learn how to manage and live with Type 2 diabetes.People who are living with Type 2 diabetes should: check and monitor glucose levels daily, eat low calorie foods, limit the number of carbohydrates consumed, keep track of daily caloric intake,...
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