Is Your Pancreas Wearing Out?

Is Your Pancreas Wearing Out?

  • September 17, 2018

How Prediabetes Affects Your Pancreas

Pancreas partially obscured by stomach

The pancreas is a small, fist-sized organ located behind the stomach.

If you are prediabetic, processes in your body may be causing your pancreas to overwork itself and slowly wear out.

Your pancreas is a fist-sized organ located behind your stomach. Cells in the pancreas are responsible for producing insulin, the hormone that moves sugar from your blood into cells. If your cells grow resistant to insulin – which happens to people with prediabetes – sugar begins to build up in your blood. This causes your pancreas to go into overdrive.

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Job Stress Is Bad For Your Ticker

Job Stress Is Bad for Your Ticker

  • January 20, 2017

…But Unemployed Individuals Are Also at Risk Work can be stressful, right? Turns out that some jobs can raise your risk of heart disease and stroke more than others. A study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found…

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Your Ethnicity Affects Your Diabetes Risk!

Your Ethnicity Affects Your Diabetes Risk!

  • January 20, 2017

Minority Populations at Greater Risk for Prediabetes and Diabetes Did you know that certain ethnic groups are more likely to develop diabetes? Due to a mix of lifestyle factors (like diet) and genetics (certain combinations of gene variants), certain races are at high risk for prediabetes and diabetes. Here's a…

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Obesity And Belly Fat Raise Risk For COPD

Obesity and Belly Fat Raise Risk for COPD

  • January 7, 2017

Risk Factor for Diabetes Is Also a Risk Factor for COPD You know that obesity poses many health risks, including raising your risk for type 2 diabetes. Well, obesity–especially among people carrying excess belly fat–are at greater risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), claims a new study. COPD…

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Tips For People With Diabetes (and Prediabetes)

Tips for People with Diabetes (and Prediabetes)

  • January 5, 2017

Good-for-You Changes Can Boost Health and Prevent Disease Making little changes to your diet and daily habits can have lasting (life-changing!) health effects. Try one or all of these healthy tips today and see if you feel different after a week, month or even longer. When it comes to health,…

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Prediabetes Is A Serious Health Crisis

Prediabetes Is a Serious Health Crisis

  • December 15, 2016

Epidemic of Prediabetes and Diabetes Means Greater Rates of Heart Attack, Cancer and More Disease Prediabetes and diabetes is no laughing matter. The disease affects millions of Americans, and it leads to other health problems that are potentially fatal. It’s no secret that–thanks to a fast food-choked, nutrient poor diet–Americans…

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Losing Weight May Help You Sleep Better

Losing Weight May Help You Sleep Better

  • December 7, 2016

Improved Sleep and Good Weight Management Can Help Reverse the Onset of Diabetes Dropping extra pounds is a good step in the prevention of diabetes. And guess what? It can also help you catch more Zzz’s and boost your mood! According to a study presented at the International Society of…

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Low Levels Of Vitamin D Increases Alzheimer’s Risk

Low Levels of Vitamin D Increases Alzheimer’s Risk

  • December 5, 2016

Prevent Dementia with Vitamin D Supplementation People with diabetes have a greater risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia. The latest research has more to offer about Alzheimer's risk: People deficient in vitamin D are also at increased risk of developing the degenerative disease, which destroys memory and…

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