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Diabetes and Asian Americans

Nationwide, as many as 1 in 4 people who have diabetes don’t know they have it. But for Asian Americans, that number is much higher—1 in 2, the highest of all ethnic/racial groups. Why aren’t more getting diagnosed? Looks Can Be Deceiving Body weight plays a big part. Being overweight is a risk factor for… Read More »

Study links abnormally high blood sugar with higher risk of death in COVID-19 patients not previously diagnosed with diabetes

New research from Wuhan, China shows that, in patients with COVID-19 but without a previous diagnosis of diabetes, abnormally high blood sugar is associated with more than double the risk of death and also an increased risk of severe complications. The study is by Dr Yang Jin, Union Hospital and Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University… Read More »

What are oral diabetes medications

The next step is taking a medicine that lowers blood glucose levels. Diabetes pills don’t work for everyone. The greatest concern is an increase in the number of severe cardiac events in patients taking it. Occasionally, chlorpropamide, and other sulfonylureas, can interact with alcohol to cause vomiting, flushing, or sickness. Chlorpropamide medicationx name Diabinese is… Read More »