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A medicine may delay type 2 diabetes by up to 10 years?! Yes.

This is a great feat!  Although I should place a caveat that TWICE as effective as this medicine for preventing diabetes is lifestyle modification with diet and exercise (see below for specifics). Metformin is a medicine that reduces the risk … Continue reading

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Diabetes is rampant. Here are some important statistics and risk factors…

In the past 20 years the prevalence of diabetes among US adults grew by 45%.  The greatest increase is among seniors aged 65 and over. The increase in diabetes is not especially surprising, but the magnitude of the increase is … Continue reading

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Do you have high blood pressure OR swelling of your ankles? Getting too much salt?

Sodium.  A villain of sorts.  Are you one of the 90% of Americans who consume too much sodium?  10 food categories account for a great deal of our sodium intake, per the Centers for Disease Control. The top 10 culprits … Continue reading

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Are you on a statin? Will it give you diabetes?

We now know that a high-dosed statin can increase your risk of getting diabetes.  What are the risks?  New study shows increased risk of diabetes with high-dose statin medication albeit only 2 per 1000 patient-years.  Studies, though, showed that there … Continue reading

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