Breakthroughs in the fight against Type 2 diabetes and heart disease

When we consider the rising prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, the numbers are sobering. Here’s a quick snapshot of Type 2 diabetes in America: 1.5 million people are diagnosed with diabetes every year (90 percent of all diagnoses are Type 2 diabetes) Between 1990 and 2010, the number of Americans with diabetes more than tripled … Continue reading Breakthroughs in the fight against Type 2 diabetes and heart disease

What is prediabetes and can you reverse it?

You’ve heard of diabetes, but do you know about prediabetes? Prediabetes is when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not elevated to the point of diabetes. Prediabetes indicates a person has insulin resistance — meaning your cells are becoming resistant to insulin, the hormone our bodies use to regulate blood sugar. Insulin tells your body … Continue reading What is prediabetes and can you reverse it?

National Diabetes Drug Study Recruiting Patients Locally

The Baylor Endocrine Center is comparing the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin, the most common first-line medication for treating type 2 diabetes. The project is called the GRADE: Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes, A Comparative Effectiveness Study. If metformin is not enough to help manage type … Continue reading National Diabetes Drug Study Recruiting Patients Locally

Sherri Shepherd Gives Her ‘View’ on Battling Type 2 Diabetes

“Can I take off my shoes now,” said a smiling Sherri Shepherd as she walked in the door. The silver Steve Madden heels were killing her feet after the long afternoon of appearances. The actress and co-host of ABC’s The View had just wrapped up a long signing for her new book, “Plan D  How to lose weight … Continue reading Sherri Shepherd Gives Her ‘View’ on Battling Type 2 Diabetes