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Is My Blood Sugar Normal?

“Is my blood sugar normal?” seems like a simple question–but it’s not! The answer can vary dramatically based on your situation. Let’s look at some of the factors to consider. Please remember: you should figure out your personal goals in consultation with your doctor.

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Source: Diabetes Daily


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Diabetes is a stubborn adversary

The disease, affected so greatly by lifestyle, is an ongoing challenge for the healthcare system — and for community clinics in the forefront of reform efforts.

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Source: Los Angeles Times


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Diabetes Advocacy Orgs: 2012 Milestones and Plans for 2013

At the close of last year, we asked the top diabetes advocacy organizations and communities to share what they felt they’d accomplished in 2011, and what kinds of plans / goals / strategies they had in mind for 2012?

It only makes sense that we return to them this year with the same question: did they meet their own expectations for 2012? And what do they envision for continuing to help the D-community in 2013?

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UK fifth highest in world for child type 1 diabetes

The UK ranks the fifth highest in the world for the rate of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, figures reveal.

Each year in the UK more than 24 in every 100,000 children aged 14 and younger are told that they have this form of diabetes, which must be treated with insulin.

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Source: BBC News


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Longer Life Comes With Risk of More Illnesses, Study Says

First the good news: people are living longer than they did 20 years ago. The bad news? The extra years are marred by illness, according to the largest study of global health trends in history.

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Source: Bloomberg


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Diabetes risks may increase after breast cancer

Some women who survive breast cancer may be more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, say Ontario doctors who suggest prevention and screening for the metabolic disease.

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Source: CBC News


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Vision loss tied to diabetes rising in the U.S.: study

Diabetes in the United States increased by 20 percent over less than a decade, according to a U.S. study - a matter of concern as diabetes rates continue to rise, and hit younger and younger people.

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Source: Reuters


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Blue Fridays: The IDF’s Lorenzo Piemonte Helps Turn the World Blue

This month we’ve enjoyed “What does blue mean to you?” posts from Cherise Shockley, Mike Durbin and Bruce Braughton. Today we wrap things up with a final Blue Friday post featuring Lorenzo Piemonte, World Diabetes Day Coordinator for the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). As coordinator of the event for the past four years, Lorenzo gives us the inside scoop on WDD activities around the world.

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Source: Discuss Diabetes


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Tweets of Diabetes Experience

As Diabetes Month ends, here's the wisdom and insights from several of my fellow online diabetes bloggers and advocates.

While it's easy to see diabetes as a burden and at times feel angry, ashamed or frustrated, if we look at it through the spirit of thanks-giving, it's also possible to see something gained.

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Source: The Huffington Post


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Number of Youth With Diabetes Projected to Rise Substantially by 2050

If incidence rates remain the same, the number of youth with type 2 diabetes in the U.S. is projected to increase by a staggering 49 percent over the next 40 years, while the number with type 1 is expected to climb 23 percent, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the December issue of Diabetes Care. However, if incidence increases, the number of youth with type 2 could quadruple and the number with type 1 could triple, the researchers concluded, with an increasing proportion of youth with diabetes from minority populations.

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