Medical Minute 11-22:

By: Vanessa Welch Email
By: Vanessa Welch Email

When Ashley Jarvis found out she had diabetes, not even her dog Tequila could calm her down.

"I was really scared because I had to give myself shots," said Ashley Jarvis.

Her family was full of questions. How much do you know?
One out of three people with diabetes experience complications. what are they at risk for? Blindness, heart attack, stroke and gum disease.

While being overweight is a risk factor for Type 2, it doesn't matter where the calories come from. Type 1 is genetic.

"In fact the way the genetics work especially if the father has diabetes there is a much larger chance that one of his children will get diabetes," said Dr. Deidre McSweeney-Tyson/Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital, Pediatric Endocrinologist. "But the take home message is, a lot of type 2 diabetes can be prevented by changing one's lifestyle and not gaining weight."


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  • by ANNA Location: london on Nov 23, 2011 at 02:05 PM
    The Anti Obesity drug makers and diabetes drug makers take in 10 billion$$$$ every year with no cure!! Food Chemicals are the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis The FDA and Drug makers know this and are laughing to the Billionaire$$$ bank The food chemicals break the gut(insulin) and this is the cause of the diabetes and obesity crisis A filmmaker has been reversing diabetes and Obesity in now 10 countries and the drug makers do not promote the story type 2 diabetes diet just google SPIRIT HAPPY DIET
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      by T2 on Nov 25, 2011 at 05:35 AM in reply to ANNA
      Please don't waste your $16 on this scam. The so-called diet tells you to drink 5 cups of black tea a day and follow a low carb diet. Google Spirit happy diet scam and you can see what they are all about. If they really had the answer and wanted to help you, they wouldn't charge you to see it. You can find free low carb diets anywhere and there are a ton of low carb products available for purchase on the internet.
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