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    (Image ©Pam Roth) A new study -- unveiled at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society -- showed that half of men, with type 2 diabetes mellitus, showed resistance to aspirin. It turns out the aspirin was not as effective at preventing heart attacks and strokes in half of diabetic men because the diabetes interfered with the anticlotting abilities of aspirin. The solution is simple: increase the levels of aspirin the patient is taking. (The aspirin still works, it just requires more to get the job done). If you or someone you loves has type 2 diabetes it is important to be under the supervision of a medical doctor.

    (Photographer: Anissa Thompson on stock.xchng) Have you ever been diagnosed as having prediabetes? Prediabetes is a condition in which a person has elevated blood sugar levels, but does not yet have type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is a serious condition, and must be taken seriously. Prediabetes is not the same as diabetes; however, if left untreated it will turn into diabetes (if treated it will go away entirely). All diabetics at one point had prediabetes. Unfortunately  once you have diabetes you can never go back to the way things were before. Is that what you really want? Get a blood test as soon as possible. And if you have prediabetes -- or diabetes -- you need to do something about it before it is too ...Read More

    (Image ©everyday-stock235 on deviantART) How do you know if you have Type 2 Diabetes mellitus? Unfortunately, a person can diabetes for years without any symptoms. If you are overweight, or you have a family history of diabetes it is important to go to a family practice doctor or lab at least once a year to get a blood test to test for diabetes. That being said there are signs and symptoms of diabetes that you should be on the watch for. The symptoms of diabetes are: Frequent urination Excessive thirst Increased hunger Abnormal weight loss Blurred vision Dizziness Tiredness   If you or a loved one experiences any or all of these symptoms  then it is important to go see a doctor as soon as possible! Diabetes is completely treatable, but you are going to ...Read More

    (Image courtesy of lookuprey) The key to preventing type 2 diabetes mellitus--or maintaining it, if you already have diabetes, is diet and exercise. In this post we want to talk about the diet aspect. The goal of your diet should be to lose weight. It is through weight loss that you will gain control over your diabetes [or risk of diabetes]. This means you need to be eating filling food that are low in calories. The best foods to eat are those that are high in protein, and low in carbohyrdrates (carbs), like meats, beans, vegetables, and fruits. You need to cut out as much bread, rice, grains, and diary (with the except of skim milk) as possible. Remember, these are just general guidelines not ...Read More

    (Photographer: Karen Barefoot) In the coming week we are going to be talking about type 2 diabetes, a condition in which a person's body does not produce enough insulin. Currently, 8.3% of the population of the United States of America (or 25,800,000 people in America) is diabetic. Unfortunately that number is continuing to rise with no sign of slowing down. This makes diabetes the greatest national threat to our health.