10 Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes

12 myths about insulin and type 2 diabetes

Signs of Type 2 Diabetes Weight loss Overly high blood sugar levels can also cause rapid weight loss, say 10 to 20 pounds over two or three monthsbut this is not a healthy weight loss. Because the insulin hormone isn’t getting glucose into the cells, where it can be used as energy, the body thinks it’s starving and starts breaking down protein from the muscles as an alternate source of fuel. The kidneys are also working overtime to eliminate the excess sugar, and this leads to a loss of calories (and can harm the kidneys). “These are processes that require a lot of energy,” Dr. Collazo-Clavell notes. “You create a calorie deficit.” Signs of Type 2 Diabetes Hunger Excessive pangs of hunger, another sign of diabetes, can come from sharp peaks and lows in blood sugar levels.
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Food Safety for People with Diabetes

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Sales of Novo’s insulin analogs (also known as “modern insulins”) — NovoRapid/Novolog, NovoMix, and Levemir — climbed 5.8% to 9.39 billion kroner ($1.7 billion), accounting for nearly half of the company’s top line. However, Novo’s share of the global insulin market fell slightly from 49% to 48%, due to increased competition from Sanofi (NYSE: SNY ) and other competitors. Bouncing back from the rejection of Tresiba Over the past 12 months, shares of Novo Nordisk have declined 5%. The stock took a huge hit in February after the FDA rejected its new long-acting insulin, Tresiba, due to heart risk concerns. Source: YCharts. The FDA asked for new tests on Tresiba, pushing a potential U.S.
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Taking Care: Handling and Preparing Food Safely Foodborne pathogens are sneaky. Food that appears completely fine can contain pathogens –disease-causing bacteria, viruses, or parasites — that can make you sick. You should never taste a food to determine if it is safe to eat. As a person with diabetes, it is especially important that you or those preparing your food are always carful with food handling and preparation. The easiest way to do this is to Check Your Steps — clean, separate, cook, and chill from the Food Safe Families Campaign. Four Basic Steps to Food Safety 1.
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This Diabetes Giant Could Face 3 Major Challenges

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For example, Avandia was restricted by the FDA because of research suggesting that it ups the risk of heart attack. Insulin will make you gain weight Theres some truth to this one. Some people with type 2 diabetes may gain weight after starting insulin therapy. However, the insulin therapy itself does not induce weight gain. Its because if a diabetes treatment is working, the body begins to process blood glucose more normally, and the result can be weight gain.
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