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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Research and News: Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder. Though most commonly diagnosed in the elderly, younger adults and even children are increasingly subject to the disease. 9.4% of the US population has Type 2 diabetes or about 30 million Americans. Approximately 95% of all adults diagnosed with diabetes have Type 2. New tools, techniques and treatments can help you improve outcomes for your Type 2 diabetes patients.

Long-term Effects of Type 2 Diabetes Screening

Does screening help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease for type 2 diabetes patients?… Previous studies have shown that diabetes screening can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and myocardial infarction. In addition, diabetes screening also helps in detecting and changing unhealthy behaviors. However, self-rated health is often overlooked ...

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BMI and Stroke Risk among Type 2 Diabetes Patients

There might be an association between obesity with incidence of stroke among type 2 diabetic patients… Diabetes mellitus and obesity are the most common conditions that increase the risk of stroke in the general population. However, not many studies focused on the association between obesity and cardiovascular disease risk among ...

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Tool Kit

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  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have created a toolkit that health care teams can use as a guide to Screen, Test and Act Today (STAT) by referring patients to in-person or online diabetes prevention programs. You can download a complete ...

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #7: Type 2 Diabetes: General Introduction Part 2 of 2

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David Levy, MD, FRCP General Recommendations on Macronutrients Carbohydrate Recommended daily allowance is about 130 g. Low glycemic index foods (e.g. barley, oats, beans, lentils, rye bread) can reduce HbA1c by about 0.4% (4 mmol/mol) compared with high glycemic index foods. More importantly, high whole-grain, cereal fiber, bran and germ intake ...

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Effects of Lifestyle Intervention and Metformin on the Development of Type 2 in Women With or Without GDM

Women with a history of GDM had 48% increased risk of developing diabetes… From previous studies it is known that women with gestational diabetes are at a higher risk for the development of type 2 diabetes. Previous results from the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) showed that Intensive Lifestyle Intervention (ILS) ...

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