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Diabetes: An Illness Affecting 24 Million Americans

Around 24 million Americans have Diabetes or the precursors to diabetes. Women who get diabetes are more likely to have a heart attack.

There are two types of diabetes; 1 and 2. Type 1 is an auto-immune disease that destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The treatment helps muscles absorb and use blood sugar. In type 2, the body looses it’s sensitivity to insulin. Historically, type 2 primarily affects obese people. Today, children and normal weight people are being diagnosed. Continue reading

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Fighting The Effects of Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the United States. Whether the patient is diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2, the health care issues involved are painful and costly.  Peripheral neuropathy is a painful and difficult to treat complication of diabetes. The symptoms are unrelenting pain in the feet due to nerve sensitivity.   Many people find little relief of symptoms even with medication. Continue reading

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