We have been working hard lately to better our diabetes discussion group site DiabeticDiscussion.com. We have added groups, forums and a blog. You can now sign up for free, create a profile, add a picture, join groups and discussions as well as talk to and meet others with Diabetes.
DiabeticDiscussion.com was originally founded in 2006 to help people with diabetes. Our free membership grew quickly, and in 2007, we launched DiabeticLive.com, a publication that reports on diabetes news, research findings and the latest diets.
We hope you’ll join today and help us and others learn about diabetes and how we can manage our lives better.
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Thank you for your continued support!
Type 1 Since 1978
A New Makeover for Nutrition Labels Is On Its Way
Most people look at nutrition labels and become quite confused about what is actually in the foods they are buying. Due to a new makeover, confusing nutrition labels just might be a thing of the past.
The Food and Drug Administration announced on February 27th, 2014 that there is a proposed change to nutrition labels, which will be the very first overhaul in over 20 years. The new labels proposed will show more calories and added sugars. This will make calorie counting easier while helping to highlight those sneaky sugars that slide right past the radar. It will also change required serving sizes like soda.
An estimated 25.8 million Americans have diabetes, and seven million of those may not be diagnosed has been recorded by the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.
While many women find a need to exercise religiously, it may not be helping as much as they think. Researchers reveal that exercising moderately is more helpful to avoiding stroke than exercising heavily. In fact, moderate exercise such as playing tennis or walking briskly can cut a woman’s stroke risk by 20 percent while also helping to offset the increased risk of a possible stroke caused by postmenopausal hormone therapy.
Scientists as the Gladstone Institutes are looking into the power of regenerative medicine. Through the use of animal models, scientists have developed a technique that can regenerate cells that were destroyed by diabetes in the first place. The long term goal of this new study is to assist people who have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes to find a way to treat their diabetes without the use of life-long injections.
Diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause in adult blindness affects more than a quarter of adults with diabetes and threatens the vision of an estimated 600,000 more in the United States. However, there may now be new treatment options available.
Dopamine-restoring drugs which are currently used to treat Parkinson’s disease may an answer where blindness happens due to diabetic retinopathy.
The free glucose meter offer is back on our website. From time to time we get these offers and post them when they become available. It’s been a while since we’ve had one so we wanted to let everyone know. The offer is good for US residents that are under the age of 65. This promotion is going through a third party company and any questions can go through them after you sign up.
To sign up using our secure form, please visit https://www.diabeticlive.com/free-glucose-meter/
New Study Results on Cancer & Pre-Diabetic Patients
Pre-diabetic patients with vascular disorders are found to have particular genetic or chromosomal oddity on the preleukemic condition. This result is now clearing the relation of cancer among individuals with pre-diabetes and was gathered by a renowned French-British-Qatari group led by Professor Philippe Froguel.
Found in the official website of National Genetics is the copy of this work published on 14th July, 2013.
FDA Warns 15 Companies Selling Herbal & Natural Supplements For Diabetes
Fifteen companies, both within the U.S. and abroad, have been issued warnings by the Food and Drug Administration ordering them to stop selling diabetes treatments online and in stores that violate U.S. drug laws.
One example is Diexi, which is sold as a natural supplement, a product made by Amrutam Life Care of Surat, India. Diexi is sold as an Indian herbal remedy, but Diexi contains metformin, the most common prescription drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes.
New Study Results On Type 2 Diabetes & Weight Loss
A study conducted by a head of scientists over at John Hopkins claims that pre-diabetic individuals losing weight of about 10 percent half a year after it has been identified are less prone to acquire type 2 diabetes for the following three years.
The research yielded results that aim to lead patients and doctors on the effect of changes done over a short period of time to that of one’s health in the long run.