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Archive for October, 1999

Kill Type 1 Diabetes Now – Don't Let It Control Your Life

Wednesday, October 27th, 1999 Posted in News & Articles, Type 1 Diabetes | No Comments »

Type 1 diabetes, also known as Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), occurs because of a shortage of insulin inside the body. Insulin is responsible for allowing glucose to enter the cells of the body to supply fuel. This shortage of ...

Know the Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Sunday, October 24th, 1999 Posted in Type 2 Diabetes | No Comments »

Carrying too many additional pounds is a top risk factor for type 2 diabetes. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is the accepted measure for ascertaining body weight in relation to the general health for most individuals (pregnant women, athletes, body ...

Scientific Progress Against Diabetic Retinopathy

Monday, October 4th, 1999 Posted in Information | No Comments »

You probably already know the very common eye condition brought about by diabetes -- diabetic retinopathy which is caused by the swelling and leaking of blood vessels or the growth of abnormal new blood vessels on the surface of ...