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Course of action to stop diabetes

Toni Pille lives on a 40-acre farm in Espanola, north of Medical Lake, where she and her husband raise sheep, cut hay and eat local: potatoes they grow, meat from …


Charlie Kimball teams with Dominque Wilkins on diabetes awareness

IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball is teaming with NBA great Dominque Wilkins at this weekend’s race at the Milwaukee Mile. The basketball Hall of Famer isn’t making a career change, but …


Quest for cure drives boy with diabetes

When Coeur d’Alene resident Carson Magee was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 7, he thought he would be cured with a few shots at the hospital. …


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New Miss Idaho proudly wears insulin pump

BOISE - Sierra Sandison has become a role model for many ever since she took the Miss Idaho crown after learning to embrace her diabetes diagnosis with pride.


Doctor K: Diabetes not only cause of neuropathy

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have peripheral neuropathy. I know that people with diabetes often get neuropathy, but I’m not diabetic. What else can cause this condition? And what can I …


Heart disease among younger women troubling, preventable

Monthly or so, Dr. Dieter Lubbe sees another woman in her 30s with heart disease. The cardiologist at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center often takes his patients to a catheter …


Doctor K: Eating more meat linked to diabetes

DEAR DOCTOR K: My wife has read that eating red meat increases the risk of diabetes. Is this true? DEAR READER: You’ve heard for a long time that limiting the …


Doctor K: Diabetes study offers mixed results

DEAR DOCTOR K: I just heard on the radio that some study says that intensive diet and exercise don’t decrease heart disease risk in diabetics. Is this true? DEAR READER: …


CdA boy will advocate for diabetes research in D.C.

Three years ago today, Carson Magee learned he had Type 1 diabetes – the “day that changed my life forever.” The 10-year-old Coeur d’Alene boy recalls it vividly: “The doctor …


Doctor K: Prediabetes a wake-up call for change

DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently had some blood tests done, and my doctor told me I have “prediabetes.” What does this mean? Do I have diabetes or not? DEAR READER: …


APNewsBreak: Sotomayor book offers personal look

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says in her upcoming memoir that her lifelong battle against diabetes and the fear that she might die early played a big …


Diabetes rates rocket in Oklahoma, South

NEW YORK — The nation’s diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued today.


Diabetes rates rocket in Oklahoma, South

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday. The …


Doctor K: Annual eye exam crucial for diabetics

DEAR DOCTOR K: I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Can you explain how diabetes affects vision? DEAR READER: Both of the common types of diabetes, Type 1 (which …


Multiple surgery survivor retains a healthy outlook

Bedridden for years and knocking at death’s door more than once, Ann Marie Danimus finally received what she and her family were praying for last year – a kidney transplant.


Study: Obesity surgery can help prevent diabetes

Doctors are reporting a new benefit from weight-loss surgery — preventing diabetes. Far fewer obese people developed that disease if they had stomach-shrinking operations rather than usual care to try …


Tour de Cure puts focus on diabetes

What do a professional cyclist and a unicycling third-grader have in common? In this case: Type 1 diabetes. And they are also both cycling in the American Diabetes Association’s Tour …


No charges for deputies in crash that killed diabetic man

Prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against two Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies involved in a fatal crash with a diabetic man in June.


Driver suffered from diabetes

A driver who crashed into a log truck and died while being chased by sheriff’s deputies was a Post Falls man with severe diabetes, friends say. Authorities identified Daniel James …


Driver who died in cop chase was diabetic, friends say

A driver who crashed into a log truck and died while being chased by sheriff’s deputies was a Post Falls man with severe diabetes, friends say.


Devotion to family, art marked sculptor’s life

A longtime North Idaho College art instructor and sculptor whose work adorns the Coeur d’Alene campus along with buildings in Spokane and Hayden, died last week at age 74. A …


Sufferers of Type 1 diabetes don’t want to be lumped in with Type 2

As a person living with Type 1 diabetes, 34-year-old Angie Hashemi-Rad must prick her fingers and give herself insulin every day to stay alive. But nothing irritates her more than …


Doctors sharpen focus on treating prediabetes

Blake Brown tried not to cry when his doctor told him he had prediabetes in February, the month he turned 10. “It scared me,” Blake says softly in his Mesquite, …


Region part of federal pilot program to track diabetes

The diabetes problem is reaching full roar in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene region. More than 48,000 people are living with the chronic disease and another 114,000 are on the cusp as …


Type 2 diabetes-cognition link studied

Type 2 diabetes is linked with a number of health problems, but a new study finds that older diabetics may be at higher risk for cognitive problems. Researchers looked at …


Obesity puts kids at risk for adult problems

Not long ago I diagnosed type 2 diabetes, once called “adult-onset diabetes,” in an 11-year-old boy. This sounds unusual, but unfortunately it is becoming more common. As obesity increases in …


Sleep apnea cuts oxygen supply

If you snore, sleep a lot during the day or experience any number of seemingly unrelated physical and emotional signs, you may need more than a warm glass of milk …


More bad news for diabetes drug

LOS ANGELES – The diabetes drug Avandia, once the world’s top-selling diabetes medication, took two more hits Monday, with one new study linking it to an increased risk of heart …


Grant makes services for diabetics a priority

A $15.7 million federal grant is expected to bolster medical services for diabetics living in Eastern Washington. Spokane-based Inland Northwest Health Services will use the federal stimulus funds to work …


INHS receives $15.7 million grant for diabetes network

A $15.7 million federal grant is expected to bolster medical services for diabetics living in Eastern Washington. Spokane-based Inland Northwest Health Services is receiving the federal stimulus funds and intends …