Why are Insulin Prices Going Up?

It is estimated that more than 10 million Americans require insulin to control their diabetes. However, the cost of insulin has risen considerably in recent years, leading to many people having to make difficult choices to cover the cost of this vital medicine. But why is insulin cost high? We take a look at the reasons behind the increase in insulin prices.

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Increased Risk of Heart Disease for Women

New research published in the scientific journal Circulation suggests that women who have experienced gestational diabetes have an increased risk of heart disease. The study shows that there is twice the likelihood of developing calcium in the arteries of the heart by middle age. Calcium in the heart arteries can cause heart disease in many cases. The research shows that even if glucose levels in the blood were in the healthy range following the pregnancy, the risk still exists.

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Impact of Obesity on Diabetes

The problem of obesity has been steadily growing and affecting younger and younger people. Causes of obesity can be your family history and your genes, but it is often caused by eating unhealthy food and a sedentary lifestyle. There can be other causes like emotional problems, health conditions, medical side effects, and getting less sleep. The problem of obesity tends to increase as we age, but whatever the underlying cause it has an effect on overall health. As well as increasing the risk of heart disease, cancer, strokes, and many other problems, it also increases the chances of diabetes.

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