Category Archive: Diabetes

Nov 21

What Is A1C and Why Is It Important?

Last week we commented on the wave of television and other advertisements for diabetes medications. It is unlikely that you can watch TV for more than a few “prime-time” hours without seeing an ad for products like Jardiance, Lyrica, Toujeo, Trulicity, Farxiga or Lantus. These ads picture big, burly firemen at work and bike-riding seniors …

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Nov 16

What is the relationship between obesity and type-2diabetes?

Excess weight, physical inactivity and age are three of the major risk factors for type-2 diabetes. It is almost certainly true that the type-2 diabetes epidemic (as the CDC calls it) is due in large part to the growing prevalence of obesity, the lack of physical exercise and the increasing age of Americans. There is …

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Nov 14

Diabetes is Prime Time

If you have watched very much television in the past twelve to eighteen months, you have almost certainly seen dozens, perhaps hundreds, of commercials for prescription medicines intended to treat diabetes. Think back, and you will realize that diabetes has replaced male sexual dysfunction as one of television’s most common advertising topics. Ads for Viagra …

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