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In Type 1 Diabetes, Urologic Issues and Sexual Troubles Often Coexist
10/12/2018 - Many men and women report complaints regarding at least one of these issues—urinary frequency, voiding problems, bladder instability, as well as unsatisfying sex-related difficulties, experts find.
What's New in Diabetes? Individualizing Care Takes Priority
10/09/2018 - New ADA diabetes recommendations focus on individualized patient care to address specific needs rather than following population-based goals.
Mediterranean Diet: Anti Inflammatory Foods Behind Health Benefits
09/26/2018 - The Mediterranean diet features anti inflammatory foods that lead to sounder sleep, and a lower risk for chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Tackling Type 2 Diabetes: Try Integrated Virtual Care
09/22/2018 - For the growing number of type 2 diabetics, virtual personalized coaching may help improve blood glucose control and ultimately reduce diabetes-related complications.
Graves’ Disease May Develop in Response to Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
09/18/2018 - The favored treatment for active MS is alemuzumab (Lemtrada) which often leads to development of Graves' disease, require close follow-up for months or even years.
Treating Diabetes with GLP-1 Reduces Heart Disease, Fewer Foot Ulcers
09/18/2018 - New results from the LEADER Trial suggest people with type 2 diabetes who take liraglutide will have fewer heart events and less food ulcers, reducing risk of amputation.
Reversing Diabetes with Weight Loss: Stronger Evidence, Bigger Payoff
08/15/2018 - New evidence supports the possibility of reversing type 2 diabetes by lowering fat build-up in the pancreas and liver; greatest chance of success when weight loss is achieved around the time of diagnosis. A physician-led liquid diet program proves highly effective to achieve T2D remission in many patients.
How to Eat Rice and Potatoes without Spiking Your Blood Sugar—Add Lentils
08/07/2018 - For people with diabetes who love their rice and potatoes, adding some lentils may be the answer to better blood sugar control, and a more heart-healthy diet without having to give up on some favorite carbohydrates.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Good for Heart Health? Pick Capsules or Food?
08/01/2018 - Two recent reports say eat a heart healthy diet that includes foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids, including cold water fish like salmon and trout as well as walnuts, flaxseed and chia seeds. Omega 3 supplements are only beneficial to reduce triglycerides.
How Bad Is Sugar? Even the Earliest Exposure Should Be Avoided
07/27/2018 - Added sugars and artificial sweeteners negative impact health and development from the moment of conception on, so skip the sweetened beverages, juices, and sugary foods for your kid's long-term health.
Diabetes and Heart Disease: 5 Lifestyle Fixes for Head-to-Toe Health
07/18/2018 - The risks of having both Diabetes and Heart Disease are growing, negatively affecting every organ in the body but there are 5 key behaviors that can reduce the complications and promote heart health.
PCOS Treatment: Use of Combination Therapy More Effective Long-Term
07/17/2018 - Common symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS, including acne, excess hair growth, and irregular period respond best to combination therapy with improvements increasing over time.
BCAAs: Possible Link to Gestational and Type 2 Diabetes
07/10/2018 - While branch chain amino acids (BCAAs) can help repair muscle after exercise, BCAAs appear to increase the risk of gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes in women.
PCOS Diet: It's About Managing Insulin Resistance
07/09/2018 - Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is best managed when you understand the problem is insulin resistance, which can be controlled with strategies offered in The PCOS Diet, a lifestyle plan for women.
Inhaled Insulin: Is Afrezza Ready for Prime Time?
07/06/2018 - Inhaled insulin, Afrezza, promises better postprandial glucose control, less hypoglycemia and easier mealtime insulin management without injections.
Antipsychotic Medications, Diabetes, and Your Kids: What to Know
06/28/2018 - Psych medicines given to children with serious behavioral problems and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), can lead to weight gain and decreased insulin sensitivity, raising the risk of diabetes or worsening glucose control.
The Heart and Your Thyroid: What You Need to Know
06/27/2018 - For the first time, researchers provide evidence that people with hyperthyroidism or Graves' thyroiditis are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and even when the most effective thyroid treatment leaves patients at risk for up to 20 years. A heart-healthy diet and low blood pressure are important strategies to reduce cardiac risk.
Hypothyroid and Cholesterol: Too Little Thyroid Hormone, Too Much Cholesterol
06/22/2018 - Hypothyroidism, including Hashimoto's thyroiditis, may increase patients' risk for heart disease. Patients with a high TSH should have their blood cholesterol checked as they are at twice the risk for cardiovascular disease if both go untreated.
Heart Healthy Diet to Improve Cardiovascular Health, Lower Diabetes Risk
06/11/2018 - To lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammation, even thyroid disease, choose a heart diet that includes four foods found to improve heart health.
Sleep Apnea Treatment with CPAP Helps in Prediabetes, Reduces Heart Problems
06/06/2018 - Sleep Apnea, a cause of nighttime snoring, commonly occurs in people with prediabetes who benefit from CPAP treatment, which will reduce increased risk for heart problems.
Dietary Supplements: What's Best for Weight Loss, Diabetes, and Thyroid Disease
05/29/2018 - You want to take a dietary supplement for weight loss, diabetes, or thyroid disease? Here's what you need to know to avoid harm and recognize when the promises may not be worth the effort or expense.
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and PCOS: Is There a Connection?
05/23/2018 - There is a 3-fold higher likelihood of having Hashimoto's thyroiditis in women who have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Both conditions raise the risk of infertility and cardiovascular disease, necessitating careful hormone management.
Ketogenic Diet: Is It Good for Diabetes and Weight Loss?
05/08/2018 - If you have diabetes, is following a very low carb (Keto) diet better than the American Diabetes Association Plate method to improve blood sugar levels and reduce the need for medication?
Low Testosterone: When Do Men Need Treatment?
05/07/2018 - Testosterone deficiency (low T) or male hypogonadism warrant treatments only when both a low testosterone levels and certain signs and symptoms are present.
Could Low Vitamin D Mean Higher Diabetes Risk, Thyroiditis Too?
05/04/2018 - For most Americans, low Vitamin D levels appear to increase the risk of developing diabetes more than 5 times that of individuals with a healthy vitamin D, and the chances of thyroid disease, and other chronic illnesses also increase.

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