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Diabetes Statistics, Facts And Myths

Diabetes Statistics, Facts And Myths

Statistics from the 2014 USA national diabetes fact sheet from the CDC's National Diabetes Report . 29.1 million US children and adults (9.3% of the population) have diabetes. This is a rise from 25.8 million (8.5%) in 2011. Researchers from the Jefferson School of Population Health (Philadelphia, PA) published a study which estimates that by 2025 there could be 53.1 million people with diabetes . 21 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes (a rise from 18.8 million in 2011). About 8.1 million people with diabetes have not been diagnosed (a rise from 7 million in 2011). This equates to 27.8% of people with diabetes currently being undiagnosed. Diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes among people aged 20 years or older, US, 2012 About 86 million Americans aged 20 years or olderhave prediabetes. 1.7 million people aged 20 years or more were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2012. 208,000 (0.25%) people younger than 20 years have diabetes. Approximately 1 in every 400 kids and teenagers has diabetes. 12.3% of people aged 20+ years have diabetes; a total of 28.9 million individuals. 25.9% of people aged 65+ years have diabetes; a total of 11.2 million people. 13.6% of men have diabetes; a total of 15.5 million people (a rise from 11.8% in 2010). 11.2% of women have diabetes; a total of 13.4 million people (a rise from 10.8 in 2010). In the United Kingdom there are about 3.8 million people with diabetes, according to the National Health Service. Diabetes UK, a charity, believes this number will jump to 6.2 million by 2035, and the National Health Service will be spending as much as 17% of its health care budget on diabetes by then. Diabetes is rapidly spreading in Southeast Asia as people embrace American fast foods, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and pizza. M Continue reading >>

Diabetes Quotes (35 Quotes)

Diabetes Quotes (35 Quotes)

Quotes tagged as "diabetes" (showing 1-30 of 35) According to the surgeon general, obesity today is officially an epidemic; it is arguably the most pressing public health problem we face, costing the health care system an estimated $90 billion a year. Three of every five Americans are overweight; one of every five is obese. The disease formerly known as adult-onset diabetes has had to be renamed Type II diabetes since it now occurs so frequently in children. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association predicts that a child born in 2000 has a one-in-three chance of developing diabetes. (An African American child's chances are two in five.) Because of diabetes and all the other health problems that accompany obesity, today's children may turn out to be the first generation of Americans whose life expectancy will actually be shorter than that of their parents. The problem is not limited to America: The United Nations reported that in 2000 the number of people suffering from overnutrition--a billion--had officially surpassed the number suffering from malnutrition--800 million. Insulin is not a cure for diabetes; it is a treatment. It enables the diabetic to burn sufficient carbohydrates, so that proteins and fats may be added to the diet in sufficient quantities to provide energy for the economic burdens of life. The situation with regard to insulin is particularly clear. In many parts of the world diabetic children still die from lack of this hormone. ... [T]hose of us who search for new biological facts and for new and better therapeutic weapons should appreciate that one of the central problems of the world is the more equitable distribution and use of the medical and nutritional advances which have already been established. The observations which Continue reading >>

Cinnamon For Diabetes? A Half Teaspoon A Day Could Help Control Cholesterol

Cinnamon For Diabetes? A Half Teaspoon A Day Could Help Control Cholesterol

Researchers have been investigating a number of powerful natural agents that can help you stabilize your blood sugar, and once again, cinnamon has proven itself as a viable contender in the fight against diabetes, as the study in Diabetic Medicine reveals.(1) One of cinnamon’s most impressive health benefits is its ability to improve blood glucose control. For example, just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day has previously been shown to significantly reduce blood sugar levels, triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and total cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes. (2) The more you can make use of natural therapies such as nutrition and exercise, the better your health will be. However, as helpful as supplements like cinnamon can be, they should not be misconstrued as cures. They are not substitutes for proper diet and lifestyle choices. You cannot properly address your diabetes if you still maintain a sedentary lifestyle and poor dietary choices — cinnamon supplementation or not! How Cinnamon Can Benefit Diabetics Below are five known ways cinnamon can be helpful to your metabolism: 1. Cinnamon can increase your glucose metabolism about 20-fold, which significantly improves blood sugar regulation. (4) 2. Cinnamon has been found to have “insulin-like effects” due to a bioactive compound, qualifying it as a candidate for an insulin substitute. 3. Cinnamon slows the emptying of your stomach to reduce sharp rises in blood sugar following meals, and improves the effectiveness, or sensitivity, of insulin. 4. Cinnamon actually enhances your antioxidant defenses. A study published in 2009 stated, “Polyphenols from cinnamon could be of special interest in people who are overweight with impaired fasting glucose since they might act as both insulin sensitizers a Continue reading >>

A Powerful Quote On Managing Type 2 Diabetes

A Powerful Quote On Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Everybody has a favorite quote from a movie, a song, a piece of literature, or from a famous intellectual or comedian. I want to share one of mine one youve never heard before, but a powerful quote that may have an invaluable benefit to your health with diabetes. Its an obscure sentence from the 800 page desk reference for certified diabetes educators, The Art and Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education (2006, American Association of Diabetes Educators), in the section introducing a technical discussion of the various medications for type 2 diabetes. Patients should be reminded that any pharmacologic treatment for type 2 diabetes is only a supplement to lifestyle changes. Just to be sure you got that diet , exercise , not smoking , adequate sleep, and stress reduction are more important to your health than type 2 diabetes drugs . This is such a key point because as each year passes we grow more and more convinced that medical interventions, including drugs, can fix anything. With type 2 diabetes one might easily assume that the medications constantly trumpeted in TV advertisements are the fix eating better is fine, but its the pharmacy that will save you. Dont be misled. The drugs for type 2 diabetes are important and helpful, but there is no substitute for lifestyle choices in preserving your long term health. In my opinion, this message doesnt get enough attention. Numbers are hard to find, but the numbers I have seen suggest that a relatively small percentage of people with diabetes meet with a dietitian or certified diabetes educator. And yet, these are the professionals who specialize in teaching the lifestyle side the most important side of diabetes management . Your interest in the information and support provided here at type 2 diabetes.com shows that you Continue reading >>

Inspirational Quotes: Celebrities Andthe Bible

Inspirational Quotes: Celebrities Andthe Bible

Using Inner Spirit Helps Reduce Stress and Reverse Your Diabetes Motivation, Will Power &DisciplineHelp Reduce Stress and ReverseYourDiabetes One of the key things that you have to deal with when you're diabetic is change. Here are some quotes about change -- maybe one of these quotes rings true for you. "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" Gandhi "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." Socrates "Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall." Confucius "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." Albert Einstein "Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." Chinese Proverb "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." Albert Einstein "Heres to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. Theyre not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you cant do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." Steve Jobs The Bible is a great place to look for inspiration. If you are reading this todayandin need of inspiration or are looking for some inspiring scriptures to send to someone in need,I pray that you find what you are looking for. If you need even more Bible verses you can find them simply by googling "Bible verses and inspiration" or "Bible verses and hope" Continue reading >>

Experiences Of Food Abstinence In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Qualitative Study

Experiences Of Food Abstinence In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Qualitative Study

Experiences of food abstinence in patients with type 2 diabetes: a qualitative study 1Department of General Practice, University Medical Center, Gttingen, Germany 2Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychotherapy, Institute of Psychology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany Correspondence to Professor Wolfgang Himmel; [email protected] Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer Received 2015 May 26; Revised 2015 Oct 23; Accepted 2015 Oct 23. Copyright Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: People with type 2 diabetes often report pressure to abstain from many of life's pleasures. We tried to reconstruct these patients sense of pressure to better understand how people with diabetes make sense of, and integrate, these feelings into their life. A secondary analysis of narrative interviews with 14 patients with type 2 diabetes who are part of a website project. Grounded theory-based analysis of narrative interviews, consisting of open, axial and selective coding. People with type 2 diabetes felt obliged to give up many pleasures and live a life of abstinence. They perceived a pressure to display a modest culinary lifestyle via improved laboratory test results and weight. Their verbal efforts to reassure and distance themselves from excessiveness indicate a high moral pressure. With regard Continue reading >>

12 Motivational Quotes For Diabetics

12 Motivational Quotes For Diabetics

Diabetes can be a very devastating disease for one to endure. For one, they will need medicine for diabetes (insulin shots) for the rest of their life as , as there is no definite cure for the disease yet. It can be very tiring, even discouraging, to be in such a health situation. But dont give up. Here are 12 motivational quotes you can share with any of your friends or family who are diabetic. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. One of the most amazing things that can keep you focused on managing your diabetes is motivation from friends, family, or even yourself. Once youre able to consistently do that, it forms into a good habit, which is tough to break. People take ownership of sickness and disease by saying things like MY high blood pressure MY diabetes, MY heart disease, MY depression, MY! MY! MY! Dont own it because it doesnt belong to you! Words have power, and Stella Payton has a point. Dont give the disease any more permission to ransack your body by claiming its yours. Say something more positive like, I have diabetes, but Im working on it. Believe you can and youre halfway there. It all starts in the mind. Just keep reminding yourself that you can beat this. Let food be your medicine, and medicine your food. The key to keeping your blood sugar level down is to keep eating a balanced diet (fruits, vegetables, and meat). That way you dont end up relying on artificial meds too much. A mind is like a parachute, it doesnt work if it isnt open. Constantly remind yourself that youll beat this. Youll be surprised to see your bodying following what your mind is saying. A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Take it from Superman himself, who suffered from par Continue reading >>

5 Questions With A Diabetes Physician Who Has Type 1

5 Questions With A Diabetes Physician Who Has Type 1

Because of his type 1 diabetes diagnosis at 5 years old, endocrinologist Scott Soleimanpour devoted his career to those with the condition. A childhood diagnosis led to a life’s work for one U-M physician. “I remember being 5 years old at a family wedding and becoming super thirsty,” says Scott Soleimanpour, M.D., assistant professor of endocrinology at the University of Michigan Health System. “I mean, imagine the worst thirst you could ever have. Like you’re out in the desert, and then multiply that times 10.” Soleimanpour didn’t know what his thirst meant at the time. But that day would significantly alter his life forever. His parents realized something was incredibly wrong, and Soleimanpour’s father, a physician, sought medical treatment for his son. After a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, Soleimanpour spent two weeks in an intensive care unit as a medical team worked to get his sugars under control and to place him on insulin treatments. “They told me I have a lazy pancreas, and it isn’t making enough insulin,” Soleimanpour says. “It was a life-changing event that put me on the path to working with diabetes. I wanted to help people also suffering with this condition.” We sat down with Soleimanpour to learn more about being a diabetes researcher and physician affected by the disease, and how he uses his personal experiences to help others with diabetes. Soleimanpour: At the young age of my diagnosis, I saw dynamic teams of endocrine doctors, educators, nurses, etc. It also helped that my parents were always interested in the latest scientific advances. I decided to go medical school and wanted to be a pediatric diabetes doctor. I had an advisor at the time that presented me with a research opportunity and said, “Do you want to look for a c Continue reading >>

51 Funny And Inspiring Diabetes Quotes And Slogans

51 Funny And Inspiring Diabetes Quotes And Slogans

You are here: Home / FOOD / 51 Funny and Inspiring Diabetes Quotes and Slogans 51 Funny and Inspiring Diabetes Quotes and Slogans Todays Post is Dedicated to all the Health Enthusiastic People all around the World. Yes, We are Talking about the Disease also known as SLOW POISON DIABETES. Diabetes is very Common Disease in 21st Century. People dont take Healthy Life style Seriously and follow very Bad Diet. Eventually, they put themselves in Trouble with Many Disease. So, Have a Look at this Diabetes Quotes and Slogans that will make you more aware of Health. Diabetes is passed that way over and down, like a knight in chess. A Spoon Full Of Insulin Helps The Sugar Go Down. I think I can wipe out diabetes. Robert Atkins Heredity is nothing but stored environment. Common sense is in medicine the master workman. Learn from Yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for Tomorrow. Were all moving at such a high rate that we have to grab the frozen dinners and the McDonalds. We cant make it a way of life we have to get back to real, simple, clean good foods. It will save our lives on so many levels; not just spina bifida, but obesity, diabetes, everything. Food is our medicine. Nicole Ari Parker A life without sweets is not much worth living. I Am Waiting For Apple To Come Out With The Ipump. When I first found out I had diabetes I denied it. I should have titled it Diet Like Your Life Depended On It! because its about so much more than just beating Diabetes. The Definition Of Insanity is Doing The Same Thing Over And Over Again And Expecting Different Results. Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you dont, there are consequences youll have to deal with later in life. Duck The Highs, Duck The Lows, Duck The Diabetes. Getting my lifelong weight struggle under control has come fro Continue reading >>

Doctors Slow To Switch Diabetes Treatment When Drugs Don't Work

Doctors Slow To Switch Diabetes Treatment When Drugs Don't Work

Doctors slow to switch diabetes treatment when drugs don't work (Reuters Health) - When type 2 diabetes isnt well controlled with oral medications, doctors are often slow to switch patients to more intensive treatment, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers found that only about one-third of patients with poorly controlled blood sugar on oral drugs were switched to higher doses, different drugs or insulin within six months. At the start of the study, all of the patients had been taking two oral diabetes drugs for at least six months. But they still had poorly controlled diabetes based on blood tests showing so-called hemoglobin A1c levels, which reflect average blood sugar levels over about three months. Readings above 6.5 signal diabetes, and everyone in the study had readings of at least 7. Under U.S. guidelines for managing diabetes, all such patients should be switched to more intense treatment, researchers note in Diabetes Care. But six months after the start of the study, doctors had only prescribed more intense therapy for 37 percent of these patients. Generally speaking, if a patients A1c is above target, it will either remain there or get worse, said lead study author Dr. Kevin Pantalone of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. It does not usually get better. Globally, about one in 10 adults has diabetes, according to the World Health Organization. Most have type 2 diabetes, which is associated with obesity and aging and occurs when the body cant make or process enough of the hormone insulin. Medications as well as lifestyle changes such as improved diet and exercise habits can help manage diabetes and keep symptoms in check. When diabetes isnt well managed, however, dangerously high blood sugar can eventually lead to blindness, amputations, kidney failure, heart disease Continue reading >>

Type 2 Diabetes Educate Yourself On Prevention And Management

Type 2 Diabetes Educate Yourself On Prevention And Management

Expert: Educate yourself on prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes Nearly 10 percent of people in the United States have diabetes and this number continues to jump up every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29 million people in the United States, or about 1 in every 10, have diabetes. The majority of diabetes sufferers in the U.S. have Type 2 diabetes, a condition where your body doesnt use insulin properly in order to regulate your blood sugar levels. The rise of Type 2 diabetes is often referred to as a health crisis, as diabetes sufferers are also prone to suffering from other serious conditions, such as a heart disease and nerve damage, which can lead to amputations. So how can you protect yourself against this disease? insuranceQuotes.com spoke to Dr. Keith Campbell, professor emeritus at Washington State University , who is an active diabetes educator and specializes in research of chronic diseases such as diabetes. He discusses ways you can guard against the disease and how you can cope if you are diagnosed with diabetes. Q. What are some of the warning signs or symptoms of diabetes? A. There are several types of diabetes. The one that affects less than 5 percent of people is Type 1, or insulin-dependent diabetes. It used to be called juvenile onset diabetes because it primarily occurred in children, but it can occur at any time. (Those who have Type 1 diabetes) stop making insulin and have to take insulin in order to stay alive. The other major type is an epidemic, and 1 in 3 people born today will develop what is called Type 2 diabetes. These people make up about 95 percent of all diabetes sufferers, and a relatively high percentage of them are overweight. What both types of diabetes have in common is elevated blood sugar Continue reading >>

Newly Identified Diabetes Type 3c Getting Wrongly Diagnosed As Type 2 - Business Insider

Newly Identified Diabetes Type 3c Getting Wrongly Diagnosed As Type 2 - Business Insider

A vertical stack of three evenly spaced horizontal lines. * Copyright 2018 Insider Inc. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our A person receives a test for diabetes during Care Harbor LA free medical clinic in Los Angeles A new type of diabetes has been identified: type 3c. Type 3c is caused by pancreas damage as a result of inflammation, tumors, or surgery. A study shows that many doctors have been classifying Type 3c as Type 2 diabetes. Most people are familiar with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Recently, though, a new type of diabetes has been identified: type 3c diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is where the body's immune system destroys the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. It usually starts in childhood or early adulthood and almost always needs insulin treatment. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas can't keep up with the insulin demand of the body. It is often associated with being overweight or obese and usually starts in middle or old age, although the age of onset is decreasing. Type 3c diabetes is caused by damage to the pancreas from inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), tumors of the pancreas, or pancreatic surgery. This type of damage to the pancreas not only impairs the organ's ability to produce insulin but also to produce the proteins needed to digest food (digestive enzymes) and other hormones. However, our latest study has revealed that most cases of type 3c diabetes are being wrongly diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Only 3% of the people in our sample - of more than 2m - were correctly identified as having type 3c diabetes. Small studies in specialist centers have found that most people with type 3c diabetes need insulin and, unlike with other diabetes types, can also benefit from taking digestiv Continue reading >>

Type 2 Diabetes: Importance Of Screening And Prevention

Type 2 Diabetes: Importance Of Screening And Prevention

By Jeffrey Sachs, MD My first encounters with patients with diabetes were in a hospital setting in the final two years of medical school. I remember witnessing the complications of diabetes: patients suffered heart attacks or strokes, others required dialysis after kidney failure, still others had chronic numbness or pain caused by the effect of high blood sugar on the nerves in their legs. These experiences led me to pursue the field of Family Medicine, which highly values the prevention of disease in addition to its treatment. It makes sense to help keep people out of the hospital by preventing illness or complications before they happen. To quote an old expression: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. As of 2014, it is estimated that almost 30 million Americans have diabetes. In other words, 1 of 10 of our family, friends, or neighbors has the disease. If uncontrolled, diabetes can damage your heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. This is why it is so important to get screened for diabetes and take steps to prevent it if you are identified to be at increased risk. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood sugar, or glucose, is too high. Blood glucose, which comes from the food we eat, is the main source of energy for our bodies. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, moves glucose into our cells so it can be used for energy or stored for later use. In the most common form of diabetes for adults, type 2 diabetes, cells (such as those from muscle or fat tissue) become resistant to the action of insulin, so the pancreas attempts to produce more and more insulin to keep up with the demand as blood sugar increases. Eventually, the pancreas is unable to keep pace, blood sugar becomes uncontrolled, and the disease of diabetes sets in. Continue reading >>

Quotes | Diabetescure101

Quotes | Diabetescure101

Quotes Wisdom Affecting Your Overcoming Diabetes This is a collection of quotes with a subtle connection to what you and I are working on, overcoming our diabetes. Learn from Yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for Tomorrow. The Definition Of Insanity is Doing The Same Thing Over And Over Again And Expecting Different Results With money in you pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well, too. I think there are so many people who have developed health problems because of the bad advice theyve gotten from government authorities and the medical establishment. Health is Very Cheap and Readily Available, but it is not Commercially as Viable as Illness. Hes the best physician that knows the worthlessness of most medicines. Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you. A doctor can always bury his mistakes. An architect can only advise his client to plant ivy. Disease does not occur unexpectedly, it is the result of constant violation of Natures laws. Spreading and accumulation of such violations transpire suddenly in the form of a disease but it only seems sudden. Let food be your medicine, and medicine your food. What we already know is a great hinderance in discovering the unknown. Clude Bernard, French Physiologist (1813-1878) Let us first understand the facts, and then we may seak the cause. The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will involve the patient in the proper use of food, fresh air and exercise. Most men die of their remedies, not of their illnesses. In all the controversies over what the causes of diversities might be, no one seem to have paid much attention to the factor in the environment that has the m Continue reading >>

Diabetes: Answers From Diabetes Expert Dr. Rita Kalyani

Diabetes: Answers From Diabetes Expert Dr. Rita Kalyani

Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to a number of complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and lower-extremity amputations. Dr. Rita Kalyani of the Johns Hopkins Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism clarifies common misconceptions about diabetes—a condition which affects a third of all American adults. Q: What is diabetes? A: Diabetes is a serious disease that occurs when the body cannot maintain normal levels of glucose, an important energy source. There are two major types: type 1 and type 2 diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes are unable to produce insulin, a hormone that helps the body metabolize glucose. People with type 2 diabetes can still produce insulin early in the disease, but the body doesn’t appropriately respond to its effects. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that is diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy in women. Q: What is prediabetes? A: People with prediabetes have elevated blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but fall just below the criterion for diagnosing type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes, but those with prediabetes can delay or prevent the development of type 2 diabetes by making healthy lifestyle adjustments. Q: Is diabetes preventable? A: Based on current knowledge, it is not clear whether type 1 diabetes is preventable, but a healthy diet and regular exercise can dramatically decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes. Losing just 5 percent of your body weight can make a big difference. If you have type 2 diabetes, these same measures may help you manage your blood glucose without insulin. Q: How is diabetes managed? A: If you have type 1 diabetes, you’ll need to start taking insulin upon diagnosis. People with type 2 diabetes may Continue reading >>

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