Diabetes: Prevention, Signs, and Risk Factors

Pre-diabetes is the biggest health epidemic in the United States—40% of Americans are pre-diabetic and may not even know it. Even if you already have diabetes, it's not too late to make positive lifestyle changes that can improve your quality of life. Learn about prevention, warning signs, risk factors, and how to manage diabetes for a healthier life.

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Debunking Old Wives' Tales: 10 Myths About Diabetes

Nov 22, 2021

You’ve probably heard the old wives’ tale, “don’t let your child eat sugar, or they’ll get diabetes.” Is this true? Is it true that there is a cure for diabetes? Access to the Internet has created an explosion in information available to people, but it can be hard to tell what is true, ...

Do You Urinate a Lot? It Might Be Diabetes

Nov 18, 2021

If you have diabetes, one of the common problems is either frequent urination or the feeling that you always have to go to the bathroom. It’s so common for diabetics that this symptom is an indication to doctors that you might have the disease. Young or old, diagnosed or not, if you have urinary ...

Should I Be Concerned About Pre-diabetes?

Nov 16, 2021

There are 26 million Americans with diabetes, and nearly 80 million with pre-diabetes. Though pre-diabetes may sound relatively harmless, it’s not. Patients with the condition are at risk for developing not only diabetes, but also heart disease and stroke. Dr. Timothy Graham, Director of the ...

Buildup of “Toxic Fat” Metabolite Could Explain Why Some Thin People Are Prone to Diabetes

Nov 9, 2016

For years, scientists have known that someone who is thin could still end up with diabetes. Yet an obese person may be surprisingly healthy. Scott Summers, Ph.D., chair of nutrition and integrative physiology, and Bhagirath Chaurasia, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Utah College of ...

My Child was Just Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes. Now What?

Aug 1, 2016

Every year, 13,000 children in the US are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, while more than 1 million kids and adults deal with it every day in our nation. There is no prevention for type 1 diabetes, so if your child is diagnosed with the disease, it’s important to understand it is not your fault. ...

How Important is Exercise to Control Diabetes?

Oct 21, 2015

Research shows that regular exercise is probably the most helpful thing you can do to absorb insulin and control your diabetes. It can also help prevent your pre-diabetes from worsening. Dr. Tim Graham is an endocrinologist and medical director of the Diabetes and Metabolism clinic at the University...

When Should You See a Diabetes Specialist?

Oct 1, 2015

How do you know when your diabetes requires the help of a specialist? Dr. Tim Graham is a diabetes expert and he says he wouldn’t want patients to pay more to see a specialist if it’s not going to benefit them. He talks about when you should see a specialist based on your blood sugar levels and ...