The Best Way to Prevent Diabetes-No Drugs Needed | Bottom Line Inc

If your doctor ever tells you (or has already told you) that you have prediabetes, you'd be wise to consider it a serious red flag. It means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal-though not yet quite high enough to be classified as diabetes-because your pancreas isn't making enough insulin and/or your cells have become resistant to the action of insulin.

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Nisa M. Maruthur, MD, assistant professor of medicine, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research

The Best (and Worst) Diabetes Drugs-For Your Heart

Heart disease is the number-one killer of people with type 2 diabetes, so you would think drugs that help control diabetes would be good for the heart. But the opposite is sometimes true-some commonly prescribed diabetes drugs actually increase your risk for heart disease.

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Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, chairman of the department of internal medicine and chief of cardiovascular medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Could Antibiotics Give You Diabetes? | Bottom Line Inc

Antibiotics can cure. They kill infectious bacteria and save lives. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease. It shortens lives. Now there is disturbing evidence that the cure may be contributing to the disease-in other words, certain antibiotics may increase the risk of developing diabetes.

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Yu-Xiao Yang, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of gastroenterology, department of medicine, department of epidemiology and biostatistics, Perelman School

Hidden Diabetes-You Can Get a Clean Bill of Health...But Still be at High Risk | Bottom Line Inc

With all the devastating complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, stroke, dementia and blindness, you might assume that most doctors are doing everything possible to catch this disease in its earliest stages. Not so. There are currently no national guidelines for screening and treating diabetes before it reaches a full-blown stage.

Medicare Will Pay to Help You Prevent Diabetes | Bottom Line Inc

If you get diabetes and your doctor prescribes medications, Medicare will kick in its allotted share of the drug costs. No prob! But if you want to prevent that debilitating disease-if you're one of the 86 million Americans with prediabetes, the above-normal blood sugar condition that greatly increases your risk of getting type 2 diabetes-you've been on your own.

Don't Be One of the Millions Overtreated for Diabetes

Bringing blood sugar down with diabetes drugs might be too simple an approach and, worse, ineffective and even harmful for some of us, especially those of us who are 65 or older. What's more, the reason why so many Americans have diabetes might not be because their blood sugar levels are dangerously high but because the system that defines what constitutes diabetes is rigged.

Natural Remedies for Diabetes Including Berberine | Bottom Line Inc

Some of my patients who have type 2 diabetes are able to keep the disease under control with diet, exercise and supplements. Lucky them! But for other diabetes patients, that's not enough and they must take pharmaceutical medications. I'm happy to report that there is another natural treatment option for diabetes patients who currently take pharmaceutical medications.

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