Your Brain and Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Brett Goerl and Matthew Garza Recent studies have shown a link between brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and diabetes.  Unfortunately, these conditions are becoming more common as our population grows older. Find out more and ways to improve brain health. What are neurodegenerative diseases? The […]

Amylin: The Forgotten Hormone

Most everyone knows that when someone has type 1 diabetes, their pancreas lacks the ability to produce the hormone insulin (or their pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin, as in the case of type 2 diabetes). What isn’t so well known is that the pancreas also produces another helpful hormone called amylin that people with diabetes […]

Diabetes Medicines That Help Your Waistline and Your Heart

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission.By Daniel Einhorn Among the dirty little secrets of the older diabetes medicines was that they usually made you gain weight, they could cause low blood sugar suddenly and unexpectedly, and they had no particular benefit to the most important consequence of […]