Posted Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in America. It has nearly doubled in the last decade and 10% of the U.S. population is expected to have it by 2010. Some 24-million already do and almost a quarter of those don't know it yet. Diabetes often leads to heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and amputations. Even so, it is one of the most preventable of chronic killers. Tuesday morning on the Sound of Ideas, we'll talk about Diabetes 101; what it is, how it affects the body and how its affecting Northeast Ohioans.
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Can you talk about the role of high fructose corn syrup, diabetes and the american diet? I’ve read where scientists now think HFC might be linked to the disease. Thanks
I am self-employed and pay for my own health insurance. I must say that I am somewhat reluctant to go to my doctor to see if I might be diabetic because of the health insurance ramifications. If I’m diagnosed with diabetes, it either will become prohibitively expensive, or unavailable to me. Any suggestions?
I am currently taking two medications for my diabetes, glimepride and metformin. Are ther any other medications that can be taken instead of both of these, or is this my best option.
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