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Dr. Arnold Needleman on Diabetes

Glucose Meter for Diabetes

People with Type I diabetes (about 10% of diabetics) have an absolute deficiency in insulin and require insulin survival.

People with Type II diabetes (about 90% of diabetics) are either insulin resistant or have a relative insulin deficiency. While Type II diabetics ultimately require insulin, they are not dependent on it for survival.

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Health Alert: Diabetes Affecting Many Latinos/Hispanics

Hispanic Family measuring glucose

Diabetes Mellitus (Type II) is one of the most serious health problems facing the Latinos/Hispanics in the United States. It is estimated that a Latino born today has a 50% chance of developing diabetes in his/her lifetime. Currently, it is estimated that 10% of Latinos have diabetes and 1/3 of those do not even know they have it.

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Winning The War Against Diabetes

Couple Stretching

People with diabetes may have a morning high glucose once in a while, but if it is consistently high then they need to consult their doctor regarding their medications. Some cases of a morning high glucose may be due to hormones that are released in the early morning. The recommendation is to check your blood sugar in the middle of the night, around 3am.

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