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You Have Prediabetes. Now What?

Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose concentrations—often called blood sugar—are higher than normal but don’t yet meet the criteria for diabetes. However, untreated prediabetes often leads to full-fledged diabetes in five years or less. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 84.1 million American adults have prediabetes, representing about 34 percent…

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How Diabetes Might Increase Your Risk of Dementia

Having diabetes can put you at greater risk for heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and nerve damage. Can it put you at higher risk for dementia, too? “The connection is definitely there, but it’s tenuous. There are a lot of theories about how it might happen, but not a lot of proof,” says John Buse,…

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Ten-year study shows steady increase in type 1, 2 diabetes in U.S. ...

The study found there was an average of 1.8 percent increase each year of youth with newly-diagnosed type 1 diabetes and an average of 4.8 percent per year increase of newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes cases among the same population.

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Starting the conversation to improve diabetes care

Anna Kahkoska and Nick Brazeau, students in UNC’s MD-PhD program, have developed an innovative approach to patient care at the Open Door Clinic, a free clinic in Burlington staffed by students from the UNC School of Medicine, Elon University, and Alamance Community College that treats a large number of patients with diabetes.

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Managing Type 2 Diabetes Together

Diabetes can have a substantial impact on individuals and their partners, facing complex reactions to the condition. Read about the ways you can help you and your loved one with diabetes make healthy lifestyle changes together.

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John Buse

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New type-2 diabetes therapy proves better than traditional insulin ...

UNC-led global phase-3 clinical trial sets the stage for improved management of a disease that affects nearly 30 million Americans.

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Elizabeth Mayer-Davis

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Study finds large increase in Type 1 and 2 diabetes among U.S. youth

This is the largest study of childhood diabetes in diverse populations ever done in the U.S., says Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, who has led the study for eight years.

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Prediabetes: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore It

Meteorologists can often warn us of impending bad weather. Doctors can often do the same with our health--warning us when we're at risk for a serious disease. An example: a condition called prediabetes...

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What You Can Do When Your Hip Flexors Are Tight

We spend a lot of our days sitting down. We go from our desks at school or work to our cars and then to our couch to watch television and play on our phones. Sitting and sedentary behavior have been linked with many health issues, including heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. Sitting…

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Processed Foods: Are They Really That Bad for You?

Processed foods have a bad reputation. Countless articles blame processed foods for obesity and chronic disease, and we’re frequently advised to rid our diets of processed foods to improve our health. This negative reputation isn’t entirely accurate for all processed foods, though. “Processing refers to any alteration to the food, whether it’s heating, freezing, washing…

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How to Exercise with Limited Mobility

Regular exercise provides many health benefits, from reduced risk of chronic conditions to improved mood, sleep and focus. Walking is often recommended as an easy way to exercise, but for people with limited mobility in their lower bodies, it’s not a viable option. Mobility impairments, which can result from age, injury or a chronic disease,…

Exercise, Fitness and Mobility

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How to Stop Feeling Guilty About the Food You Eat

Have you ever felt bad about yourself because you ate an extra serving of a tasty side dish at a family gathering? Or believed you’re a failure because you had birthday cake at a party? Do you beat yourself up when you order something besides a salad at a restaurant? You might know that a…

Eating Disorders, Wellness

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