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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.

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Tool Kit

  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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Are Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Linked to Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease?

Occurrence of lower urinary tract symptoms might be a useful predictor… There has been increasing evidence suggesting an association of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS). An increased likelihood of LUTS with decreased physical activity and increased obesity has been reported in studies. An association …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #6: Type 2 Diabetes: General Introduction

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David Levy, MD, FRCP Introduction: Type 2 Diabetes as a Progressive Condition Glycemia in type 2 diabetes progressively deteriorates with time, usually thought to be related to progressive beta-cell failure. This was demonstrated dramatically in the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS 1998), but the glycemic trends have been less marked …

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