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Vitamin B12 Deficiency Seen In Many Metformin Users
Although treatment with the anti-diabetes drug metformin has greatly improved the prognosis of adults with type 2 diabetes, it appears to be associated with an increased risk of vitamin B12 deficiency. (Type 2 Diabetes, Metformin, Vitamin B12)

The Skinny on Sugar Substitutes
If you are like most Americans, you love the sweet taste of sugar.  With an average consumption of over 20 teaspoons per person per day, we are a nation with an enormous sweet tooth. And chances are, even though you are working at slashing the sugar, you haven't lost your sweet tooth. Luckily, there are more choices than ever when it comes to sugar-free foods and sugar substitutes. Learn more about the sugar substitutes sucralose, aspartame, saccharin, acesulfame K and sugar alcohols. (Diabetic Cooking and Sugar Substitutes)

Diabetes Health Tricks
No magic bullet can stop our epidemic of type 2 diabetes, but certain supplements may help cut risk and alleviate symptoms. (Alpha-lipoic Acid, Neuropathy, High Triglycerides, Insulin)

Diabetes & Alcohol Consumption Information
Did you know that drinking less that two alcohol drinks per week can bring on nerve damage?  In addition, alcohol spurs the liver to make more triglycerides and that even light drinking (two four-ounce glasses of wine per week) can raise triglyceride levels. (Information from the American Diabetes Association)

Diabetic Complications
Persistently high blood sugar levels can lead to long-term complications such as accelerated development of cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, cardiovascular disease, diabetic neuropathy, nephropathy and foot problems. Diabetes education on how to recognize signs and symptoms. Details diabetes symptoms of eye problems, nephropathy, cardiovascular disease, neuropathy and foot ailments.

The Fats That Can Save Your Life
Unfortunately, most folks assume that fats, in general, are detrimental to health when, in fact, desirable fats produce remarkable benefits. Consider what are called the omega-3 fatty acids found in both fish and flax oil. Research shows that these fats support better health in significant ways.

Resveratrol: More Than Skin Deep
Red grapes contain high levels of resveratrol. Researchers say resveratrol has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is thought to be responsible for many of red grapes' health benefits. (Stroke, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Resveratrol)

Dieters Weigh Choices: South Beach vs. Atkins
Diabetics have been aware of the benefit of low-carb diets for years. Now the general public has embraced the concept.  Agatston, author of The South Beach Diet, takes the approach of urging dieters to eat "the right carbs" - fruits and vegetables and, eventually, whole grains - but it still means forgoing the "white carbs" - white potatoes, white bread, white rice and pasta (except for whole wheat pasta) - for the rest of your life.

Flaxseed Oil Lowers Blood Pressure
Regularly eating a diet supplemented with flaxseed oil may lower blood pressure and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. (Cardiovascular Disease, High Blood Pressure, Diabetic Nutrition)

Type 1 Diabetes Management
Because your body no longer makes insulin, insulin injections play a big role in your diabetes care plan. News from the American Diabetes Association advises that your type of insulin therapy should relate directly to your health and your lifestyle choices. Diabetis care advice.

Daily Multivitamin/Mineral Supplement Reduces Infection in Type 2 Diabetes
Taking a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement reduced infection and absenteeism related to infection, according to the results of a randomized, double-blind trial reported in the Mar. 4 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. (Daily Vitamin, Infection, Type 2 Diabetes)

Glucose Intolerance Reversed by Carnitine Supplement
Supplementing with the nutrient carnitine helps obese animals to clear the extra sugar in their blood, something they had trouble doing on their own, researchers at Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, report. A team led by Deborah Muoio, Ph.D., of the Duke Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center, also performed tests on human muscle cells that showed supplementing with carnitine might help older people with prediabetes, diabetes, and other disorders that make glucose (sugar) metabolism difficult. (Glucose Intolerance, Carnitine, Prediabetes)

Conquer Your Carb Cravings - 14 Ways to Beat Temptation
Chances are, no matter how strong a dieter's resolve, sooner or later a craving will rear its ugly head. But even the strongest urge for a forbidden food doesn't warrant abandoning your low-carb lifestyle. "You should diet as if your life depended on it," says Fred Pescatore, M.D., author of The Hamptons Diet. "If you make it as important as anything else in your life, then you can't fail." Read more as low-carb experts and successful dieters share their tips to fend off cravings and stay on the path to weight loss and better health. (Diabetic Diet and Low Carbohydrate Diet)

Low Blood Sugar - Hypoglycemia
When people first encounter the diet prescribed for hypoglycemia, they are often baffled by the ban on sugar. They have been given a diagnosis of low blood sugar and yet they must avoid sugar. Hypoglycemia is the opposite of diabetes, and diabetics cannot have sugar, therefore, surely the hypoglycemic sufferer must eat lots of sugar? This is a common misunderstanding.

Diabetic Recipes - Low-Carb Side Dishes
To make real changes in your diet, you must be conscious of what you eat. It's easier to prepare and eat lower-carb meals in the comfort of your own kitchen, where you know the ingredients involved and have the ability to measure portions. Make Savory Green Bean Casserole, Broccoli Italian Style, Dilly Beans and Vegetable Strata part of your next meal plan. (Diabetic Diet and Diabetic Meal Planning)
 
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microalbuminuria (MY-kro-al-BYOO-min-your-EE-ah)
the presence of small amounts of albumin, a protein, in the urine. Microalbuminuria is an early sign of kidney damage, or nephropathy, a common and serious complication of diabetes. The ADA recommends that people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes be tested for microalbuminuria at the time they are diagnosed and every year thereafter; people with type 1 diabetes should be tested 5 years after diagnosis and every year thereafter. Microalbuminuria is usally managed by improving blood glucose control, reducing blood pressure, and modifying the diet.

juvenile diabetes
former term for insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), or Type 1 diabetes.

latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA)
a condition in which Type 1 diabetes develops in adults.

insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM)
former term for Type 1 diabetes.

IDDM (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)
former term for Type 1 diabetes.
 
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