Diabetes Facts & Prevention
If diabetes runs in the family or you begin to spot some warning signs you may want to be screened for diabetes. If diagnosed with pre-diabetes or you find out you’re genetically predisposed don’t panic! There is positive action you can take to reduce your risk of developing diabetes! Learn diabetes prevention methods such as adopting a healthy lifestyle, exercise and improved diet. Learn about some of the causes of diabetes and how you can be tested.
- Understanding How Diabetes Was Discovered
When was diabetes first discovered? The process of discovering diabetes and diabetes treatment took thousands of years to come to modern fruition. A number of different individuals have a place in the history of diabetes from ancient times to as recent as the late 20th century.
- Genetics and Type 2 Diabetes
Genetics can play a role in developing diabetes. For type 2 diabetes, a clear genetic link has been established. Learn about that link in this article.
- Learn How Many Americans Are Diabetics
Learn more about how many Americans have diabetes. Discover statistics based upon the types of diabetes and the prevalence in different age and racial groups.
- Understanding Diabetes Sugar Levels
If the doctor tells you your blood sugar level is 200 mg/dL, and you may be at risk for diabetes, would you have enough information to understand the diagnosis? We'll examine some key sugar levels and decode their meanings.
- Metformin to Prevent Diabetes: Reverse Diabetes Symptoms
Millions experiencing diabetes symptoms are diagnosed with prediabetes each day. If their blood sugar levels cannot be controlled, they are at risk for type 2 diabetes. The combination of diet, exercise and metformin to prevent diabetes has shown promise in some patients.
- Risk Factors and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
What is diabetes? Millions of all ages are suffering from type 2 diabetes. They experience increased blood sugar levels and other diabetes symptoms, requiring a diabetic diet and other health interventions. Learn about diabetes and the risk factors and prevention of type 2 diabetes.
- The DREAM Study: Research For Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
Can drug treatment prevent diabetes? Do medications have a place in a type 2 diabetes prevention program? Read about a 2006 study for drug treatment to prevent type 2 diabetes.
- General Risk Factors for Diabetes
There are several general risk factors for diabetes. However, they depend on the type of diabetes. Learn more about these risk factors and the associated complications of the disease.
- The Percentage of Adults Who Develop Type 2 Diabetes
Roughly 10 percent of adults in the United States develop type 2 diabetes. However, this percentage of adults with type 2 diabetes does not include those with undiagnosed or prediabetes. Diet, exercise and genes can all influence the development of type 2 diabetes.