William Lee Dubois

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  • William Lee Dubois - Las Vegas, NM - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
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    An A1C test is run quarterly, twice a year, or once a year, depending on how good or bad your control is; how good or bad your insurance is; and your provider’s approach to diabetes care.

    Even in healthy, well-controlled patients, I like to run the test every quarter. If something is starting...Read More
  • William Lee Dubois - Las Vegas, NM - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    William Lee Dubois answered:
    Different foods will have different effects on your blood sugar, and each of us reacts differently. You can quite literally test how various foods affect your body and your blood sugar by simply testing before and two hours after any meal to see how much the food caused your blood sugar to go up....Read More
  • William Lee Dubois - Las Vegas, NM - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
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    We can’t cure diabetes. Not yet. But we can treat it, and absent a cure, that’s still a pretty good deal.

    Most of the bad and scary stuff you hear about when people talk about diabetes “complications” are not really diabetes complications at all; they are high blood sugar complications. Granted, high...Read More
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    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Technology can ease some of the burden of managing diabetes, possibly getting blood sugar levels within safe ranges more often, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

    People with diabetes don't make or use the hormon...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report.

    "Not only is excess body weight associated with a significant reductio...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients gain extra health benefits if they exercise regularly after the procedure, a new study found.

    Researchers divided 119 people who had weight-loss surgery into two groups. One group did 120 minutes of moderate exercise ...Full Article

  • William Lee Dubois - Las Vegas, NM - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    William Lee Dubois answered:
    Treating any low is simply a matter of taking on some sugar. All diabetics should carry glucose tabs or some hard candy. Chocolate, although good for the soul and possibly the heart, is a poor choice to cure a hypo. Chocolate has too much fat; it will move into the blood too slowly. Juice or half...Read More
  • William Lee Dubois - Las Vegas, NM - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    William Lee Dubois answered:
    Your diet did not cause your diabetes. There is a belief, a myth, a falsehood, that people with diabetes gave it to themselves by eating too many sweets or by being overweight. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are plenty of 300-pound sugar addicts out there who do not have diabetes....Read More
  • William Lee Dubois - Las Vegas, NM - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    William Lee Dubois answered:
    Yes. No. Maybe. It depends on who you ask. But whether or not it is preventable, the trajectory of the disease can be easily influenced by your actions.

    Type-2 is a disease process with a genetic basis that requires a trigger. In the simplest possible terms, the underlying disease is your mother’s...Read More
  • William Lee Dubois - Las Vegas, NM - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    William Lee Dubois answered:
    Exercise is good for your diabetes because it makes sugar move out of your blood. It also helps your heart, your brain, your lungs, and your muscles all feel better and perform better.

    You don't need to work out at the gym. In fact, let's all get out our pens and strike out the word exercise and write...Read More
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    FRIDAY, Nov. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes face a number of challenges over the holidays, but careful planning can help keep you healthy, an expert says.

    "With the holidays coming, take some time to think about how you'll deal with the events...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes faced a much higher risk of dying over the course of a 14-year study than people without the disease, Swedish researchers report.

    The good news was that the closer someone with type 1 diabetes got to their blood su...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 8 million Americans have diabetes but don't know it, a new study shows.

    That's despite the fact that about two-thirds of those with undiagnosed diabetes have seen a doctor two or more times in the past year, according to the researchers.Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening for heart disease isn't effective for people with diabetes who have no symptoms but are at high risk for a heart attack, according to a new study.

    Researchers found the screenings do not help prevent heart attacks or help patien...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Current osteoporosis screening guidelines and tools fail to identify many younger postmenopausal women at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures, a new study says.

    "If we want to prevent fractures, we need tools that help us accurately predict wh...Full Article