Diabetes

Diabetes Awareness Month
We dedicate the month of November to Diabetes Awareness. Read the story behind Steve Wischmann and how he lost over 100 pounds and became healthy again.

Nov. 14 marks the birthday of the man who co-discovered insulin, Frederick Banting. Banting discovered insulin in 1922, alongside Charles Best. Education and awareness are particularly important as diabetes affects all aspects of life. This disease is life long and requires many lifestyle adjustments including diet, exercise and medication. Being aware of risk factors and warning signs is the key to prevention. Learn about our up and coming Diabetes Prevention Program.

Common Diabetes Meds May Raise Odds for Amputation

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 -- People with type 2 diabetes who are taking common drugs called diuretics may be at a significantly increased risk of losing a foot or leg, according to a new French study.

Researchers found that taking a diuretic raised the odds of having an amputation, or requiring an angioplasty or bypass, by 75 percent or more, compared with those not using the medicines.

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30 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- 1 in 7 Americans has diabetes, and many don't even know they have the blood sugar disease, a new report shows.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14 percent of U.S adults have diabetes -- 10 percent know it and more than 4 percent are undiagnosed.

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New Hormonal Link Suspected in Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- Two disorders that often occur together -- type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure -- may have a common link in a hormone called aldosterone, researchers suggest.

Aldosterone has already been implicated in the development of high blood pressure (hypertension). Now, a new study reports that people with higher levels of aldosterone had more than twice the odds of developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers also found that the link between aldosterone and diabetes was stronger among some racial groups.

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