Hot Weather and Your Diabetes

During the heat of the summer, it is important to consider that the ambient temperature will affect your diabetes management. Heat can affect your blood glucose (sugar) levels and also increase the absorption of some fast-acting insulin, meaning you will need to test your blood glucose more often and perhaps…

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Boot could save millions of diabetic people from foot amputations

NEWS from the UK, segment published on The Bucks Herald: People with diabetes are particularly at risk of having foot amputations because bad circulation and foot ulcers can mean their feet are unable to pump blood back up their legs. The Pulseboot works by replicating this pumping mechanism, allowing the…

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Weight Loss Not Enough for Preventing Diabetes Heart Complications

Modest weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes can achieve various health improvements but does not lower the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to the new findings of a landmark US study. The Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) clinical trial found that a long-term intensive lifestyle intervention program, focused on weight loss, leads to many long-term health benefits for obese diabetic patients,…

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Hormone offers hope for diabetes treatment

Article by DAN VERGANO of USA Today, originally published April 29, 2013. Triggers growth of pancreatic ‘beta’ cells A newly discovered mouse hormone may open the door to better treatment for diabetes, researchers suggested Thursday. The hormone, called betatrophin, triggers the growth of pancreatic “beta” cells lost or ineffective in diabetes. Insulin…

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Top Reasons People Fall in Their Home: The Statistics

In this great series on the One Call Alert blog, they provide information on falls and what can be done to prevent them from leading authorities like the Centers for Disease Control. Take some time and check out the whole series in the below links. It is great information for anyone…

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May is Stroke Awareness Month: Prevention of Strokes

Stroke risk can be controlled easier than one might think. With the help of a doctor, many diseases that increase risk can be treated, while lifestyle risk factors such an unhealthy eating and smoking can be changed. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke. Blood pressure…

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Next Gen Troubles from Smoking Moms

Article posted on Daily Rx News on May 20, 2013 Gestational diabetes and obesity risks higher in women exposed to tobacco in utero Smoking is a known health hazard for pregnancies. But being exposed to smoke in utero may follow a baby girl into her own pregnancy when she grows up.…

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Depression linked to time of first severe hypoglycemic episode

Article originally posted on Healio by Katon, WJ, published in Annals of Family Medicine,  May 20, 2013. In adult patients with diabetes, the timing of first severe hypoglycemic episode and number of episodes were significantly associated with depression, according to researchers. Previous research has revealed a link between depression and diabetes. In this study, Wayne…

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I Love having MyIHR for a Detailed Medical History

The post is part of the series “Life Stories” where we asked our customers to tell us their stories on why they wear a medical ID. I Love having MyIHR for a Detailed Medical History medical ID bracelet was a day I was out walking with my friends. We’d chosen to…

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Are Type 2 Diabetes and PTSD Linked?

German researchers report in a new study that chronic and sustained stress throws your hormones haywire and revs up type 2 diabetes. An article by Sridhar Nadamuni on iTech Post reports: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prolonged stress response syndrome involving symptoms that develop in the wake of extremely stressful…

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