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Americans Are Fatter Than Ever, Cdc Finds

(CNN)The results are in from the one of the largest and broadest surveys of health in the United States. And although many of the findings are encouraging -- more Americans had health insurance and fewer smoked cigarettes in 2015 than in previous years -- the gains were overshadowed by rising rates of obesity and diabetes. Every year since 1957, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been asking Americans 18 and older about their health and the health of their family members as part of the National Health Interview Survey. The new report contains data from the 2015 survey, which included more than 100,000 people. "There are some positives that we see" in the report, said Brian Ward, health statistician at CDC's National Center for Health Statistics and one of the authors of the report, which came out this week. One such positive was that participants seemed to have more access to health care in 2015 than in recent years, based on their answers about whether they were insured and had a place to go for medical care, such as a doctor's office or clinic. However, the big negative is that the rate of obesity in the United States is continuing its upward march. In 2015, 30.4% Continue reading >>

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  1. scratch

    Levemir / Insulin detemir - anyone have problems with it?

    Question folks, has anyone run into issues with Levemir? Myself I have been trying this new long-acting insulin, and it seems like it is not quite working as well as I had thought.
    A little history - I was on Humalog and Lantus for a long time but had increased pm lows which scared myself and my wife. So I then switched to a pump, and it overall worked well, just started having scarring issues after a few years and very recently decided to switch off the pump for lifestyle changes etc...
    thus brings in the Levemir. Since it is bound to a fatty acid, and it should not has as much of a spike as Lantus, figured it would be a better shot.
    I've currently split my dosage so I take shots at 8am/8pm and during the day I'm golden. No major issues until around 6-7pm then I can see a spike in my sugar, but that makes sense since Levemir supposedly drops off sooner than 'studies' show.
    My problem is during the evening. I'm taking more of my dose at night (40%/60%) but no matter what, my sugar runs high in the mornings. I've tried staying up through the night and measure sugars, no major lows causing my liver to make my sugar spike, and if I am awake it seems like the Levemir works ok.
    My theory is that as I sleep my metabolism is slowing enough that I'm not consuming the Levemir fast enough?? Thoughts? Anyone else run into something like this?
    I would be annoyed to go back on the pump, but it has given me the best A1C's (5.6) that I have seen.

  2. diabetes86

    Could the morning highs be DP and not a proplem with the insulin?

  3. scratch


    Originally Posted by diabetes86
    Could the morning highs be DP and not a proplem with the insulin? ...Maybe? Not sure what DP is though! =)

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