Hispanic health: Addressing 4 myths about Type 2 diabetes

(BPT) – Chances are you know someone with type 2 diabetes (T2D) – whether it be a parent, cousin, neighbor or a co-worker. Yet, did you know that diabetes disproportionately affects the Hispanic community in the United States? In fact, nearly 16.9 percent of Hispanic-American adults in the U.S. are living with T2D, compared to […]

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Control your diabetes while controlling costs

(BPT) – Controlling the ‘ABCs of diabetes,’ namely A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, is difficult enough, but when you add that second C – costly medications – it’s easy to see how one’s levels can spiral out of control very quickly. According to the American Diabetes Association, for the 30 million people living with […]

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America’s Diabetes Challenge applauds type 2 diabetes community for tackling top challenges

(BPT) – More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and most (90-95 percent) have type 2 diabetes. Whether you live with type 2 diabetes or know someone who does, it can bring many challenges along the way. Last year, America’s Diabetes Challenge, a program from Merck and the American Diabetes Association, invited people to share […]

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A New Kind of Life Insurance for Those Living with Diabetes

(BPT) – For people living with diabetes, the condition is a part of their everyday life and one that impacts many of their decisions, from balancing what they eat to taking care of their health. One area that might not be top of mind for people living with diabetes is life insurance. That’s because many […]

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Diabetes impacts younger people more often: Are you at risk?

(BPT) – Every 17 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. What’s even more surprising is diabetes is growing fastest among younger people, outpacing the rate of heart disease, substance abuse and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) shows that the impact of […]

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Shared experiences and support can help people manage type 2 diabetes

(BPT) – Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes, and most (90-95 percent) have type 2 diabetes. Diabetes management isn’t always easy – some people may have difficulty visiting their doctor regularly, eating healthy foods and reaching their A1C goal. That’s why America’s Diabetes Challenge, a program from Merck and the American Diabetes Association, is encouraging […]

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5 ways to manage your diabetes and your mental health

(BPT) – Managing diabetes is as much a mental game as a physical one. In addition to taking medication or insulins, monitoring blood sugar, eating healthy, getting regular physical activity, and often experiencing physical symptoms of low and high blood glucose, people with diabetes also need to be vigilant for a serious potential complication that […]

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Mom with diabetes shares the story of her miracle baby to spread awareness

(BPT) – How much do you know about diabetes? Would it surprise you to know that one in 11 Americans has the disease, or that diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, resulting in more fatalities than AIDS and breast cancer combined? Every 23 seconds someone new is diagnosed […]

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Stay One Step Ahead of Diabetes and Help Protect Against Vision Loss

(BPT) – Managing diabetes can be overwhelming. Between remembering to take your medications every day and carefully watching your diet and blood sugar levels, it can be hard to feel like you’re in control of your disease and not the other way around. And even when you think you’re on top of it all, there […]

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When it’s not just the flu: Kids with Type 1 diabetes often misdiagnosed due to the rapid onset of common symptoms

(BPT) – It is a common scenario: your child is nauseous, vomiting and very tired. It could be the flu, and that’s probably all it is. But it could also be Type 1 diabetes, a condition where the body does not produce a hormone, insulin, which it needs to get energy from food. Unfortunately, Type […]

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