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Diabetes

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Top Diabetes Articles

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  • EatingWell-Strugging with diabetes? Develop a can-do attitude

    If you've ever woken up and had the urge to throw your meter out the window and toss your medications down the drain, what stopped you? The thought of your spouse or children? An inspirational phrase taped to the fridge? Riding the glucose roller coaster...
  • Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs

    Try these 30 simple tricks to shave your health costs
    No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, from an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs than in the past. Higher premiums are only part of the...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: For many, lifestyle changes and medication can slow progression of chronic kidney disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My wife was diagnosed with "moderate" chronic kidney disease about three months ago. What does this mean? Are there things she can do to stop the progression of the disease? ANSWER: Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each the size...
  • Claros and El Chaar: Is weight-loss surgery the shortcut cure for diabetes?

    The media were buzzing recently with the findings of a Cleveland Clinic study showing that weight-loss (bariatric) surgery is helping many obese patients reverse Type 2 diabetes. Has diabetes actually been cured by surgery? For many people, the answer...
  • Think driving is tough? Try injecting insulin at 200 mph

    Think driving is tough? Try injecting insulin at 200 mph
    At 20 years old, NASCAR rookie Ryan Reed is breaking barriers in the Nationwide series (NASCAR's No. 2 series). Diagnosed with diabetes in February 2011, the development driver for Roush-Fenway Racing will compete in the EnjoyIllinois.com 300 on...
  • Another Obamacare goal: Spend money on prevention, save money on cure

    Another Obamacare goal: Spend money on prevention, save money on cure
    Randy Gutzke, a longtime IV drug user who says he struggles daily to stay sober, recently was offered a quick-results test for hepatitis C at a West Side community health center. A case manager also reviewed the behaviors that put him at risk for...
  • Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces

    Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces
    The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases -- from diabetes to...
  • Extreme obesity cuts average life span extremely

    Extreme obesity cuts average life span extremely
    Those with a body mass index, or BMI, above 40 are robbed of at least 6 1/2 years, on average, of expected life span, a study has found. And the toll in years lost rises with the degree of obesity, reaching nearly 14 years for the most obese -- those with...
  • Howard County making a healthy effort [Letter]

    Howard County making a healthy effort [Letter]
    This is in response to the article by Amanda Yeager regarding Howard County's limits on sugary drinks and junk food at county-sponsored events ("Ban on sweets sours Fourth of July vendors," July 2). As a physician, I am very concerned about the...
  • Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010

    Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010
    Nearly a quarter-century ago, a newborn residing in West Garfield Park could expect to live slightly more than 63 years. A child's life expectancy at birth in the community area, bounded to the west and east by Kenton Avenue and Hamlin Boulevard, inched...
  • With U.S. encouragement, VA disability claims rise sharply

    As Malvin Espinosa prepared to retire from the Army in 2011, a Veterans Affairs counselor urged him to apply for disability pay. List all your medical problems, the counselor said. Espinosa, a mechanic at Ft. Lee in Virginia, had never considered...