Hello, I am Janey Willis, ISN Guide to Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease, and Type 2 Diabetes is caused by risk factors such as lifestyle, ethnicity, age, and pregnancy. The majority of diabetics have Type 2. See Disclaimer.
Breast–Feeding Tied to Reduced Risk of Diabetes. Breast–feeding may reduce a woman’s risk for Type 2 diabetes, a new study reports. New York Times, 01/16/2018.
Untreated sleep apnea may worsen markers of heart health and diabetes. Properly treating a common sleep–related breathing disorder may have benefits for the heart and for blood sugar, a new study suggests. Reuters Health, 06/14/2017. (Also see Sleep Apnea)
Diabetes Drugs May Offer Hope for Parkinson’s Disease Treatment. Two forms of diabetes medication may reduce risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study. Time Healthland, 07/22/2015.
Plan for Diabetes Care in Heat and Emergencies. Plan ahead for diabetes care during summer heat, storms, and emergencies. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 06/29/2015.
Protect Your Kidneys. Preventing type 2 diabetes is another important step in preventing kidney disease. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 04/07/2015.
Medical journalist Dan Hurley tackles myths about diabetes in his book. Diabetes can lead to blindness, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputations and nerve damage. In his book, Diabetes Rising, medical journalist Dan Hurley sheds some light on this mysterious disease. Star-Telegram. Health.
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