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Sometimes it is not about Diabetes

By Mark E. Welch, AS, CPhT, Columnist Sometimes it is not about Diabetes Sometimes. diabetes takes a back seat. People in our lives undergo much more traumatic problems than being diagnosed with diabetes. Is being diagnosed with a disease such as diabetes traumatic?  You bet it is. However, what if your mother is diagnosed with…

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Diabetes Success Story Jennifer Atkins

Jennifer Atkins, age 40 Location: Folsom, Calif. Diabetes Success Story Jennifer Atkins Diabetes Success Story Jennifer Atkins.  I have watched so many of my family members fight against diabetes. And now it’s my turn to stop it. My parents both have type 2 diabetes. My mother, Stephanie Foote, is insulin dependent and has worked hard…

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bipolar disorder and type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) rates are three times higher in patients with bipolar disorder (BD), compared to the general population. Bipolar disorder and type 2 diabetes.  This is a major contributing factor to the elevated risk of cardiovascular mortality, the leading cause of death in bipolar patients. There may be shared pathophysiology linking the…

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How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Learn the lifestyle changes that can get rid of your type 2 diabetes. By Matt McMillen Reviewed by John A. Seibel, MD How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes.  Type 2 diabetes can’t be cured, but it can be reversed by eating right and exercising regularly. Do what Karen Parrish, 53, did: Take control of your…

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Help! A Family Member Has Diabetes. What Can I Do?

What is diabetes? Help!  A Family Member Has Diabetes.  What Can I Do?  Diabetes is a disease that occurs when a person’s body doesn’t make enough of the hormone insulin or can’t use insulin properly. There are 2 types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when your body’s pancreas doesn’t produce any insulin. Type 2…

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Can Bipolar Disorder Lead to Diabetes?

Bipolar disorder patients often develop diabetes, and the medications used to treat bipolar symptoms may be to blame. By Dennis Thompson Jr. Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Can Bipolar Disorder Lead to Diabetes?  People with bipolar disorder struggle with many side effects related to both their mental illness and their treatment…

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