- 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 adjust your intake of insulin, food and liquids.
- Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, to avoid dehydration. Drink a glass of (sugarfree) fluids before going outdoors and at least ever half hour when outdoors in temperature above 80 degrees F. If your doctor has limited how much liquid you can drink, ask what to do during times of high heat.
Posts Tagged ‘Type 2 Diabetes’
NEWS from the UK, segment published on The Bucks Herald:
The Pulseboot works by replicating this pumping mechanism, allowing the foot to heal and preventing the need for amputation.
Pulseboot chief executive Les Lindsay said: “Each year over 6,000 people in the UK alone lose their limbs due to the complications caused by diabetes.
“Around the world, one amputation due to diabetes happens every 20 seconds.
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, including better blood sugar control and improved physical quality of life.
But latest results from the multi-center study revealed the intervention did not reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity, which was the primary goal of the study.
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 is produced by beta cells in the pancreas.
Diabetes afflicts more than 25 million people nationwide, according to the American Diabetes Association. It is a condition that causes high blood sugar that can lead to heart disease, kidney failure and blindness.
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 is a major risk factor for stroke. Blood pressure by definition is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. High blood pressure causes the heart to pump harder to move blood through the body. This can weaken blood vessels and damage major organs such as the brain. Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to stroke.
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.
A recent study looked at a group of pregnant women who had mothers who smoked while pregnant with them.
The results of this study showed these pregnant women who had mothers who smoked while pregnant had higher odds of developing gestational diabetes and obesity than women whose mother’s did not smoke while they were pregnant.
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 J. Katon, MD, of the department of psychiatry at the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle, and colleagues sought to examine the prospective connection between depression and risk for severe hypoglycemic episodes that led to a medical emergency or hospitalization. They conducted a longitudinal 2-year study of 4,117 patients with diabetes (aged at least 18 years), making adjustments for sociodemographic, measurements of diabetes severity, medical comorbidities unrelated to diabetes, prior hypoglycemic episodes, and health risk behaviors (smoking and physical activity).
German researchers report in a new study that chronic and sustained stress throws your hormones haywire and revs up type 2 diabetes.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prolonged stress response syndrome involving symptoms that develop in the wake of extremely stressful life events of an extraordinarily threatening or catastrophic nature. The symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts, intrusive memories, avoidance and numbing, or emotional arousal.
Have you or a family member been recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes? You may be asking yourself, What is Type 2 Diabetes? The below information is from the American Diabetes Association website. The ADA website www.Diabetes.org is a great place to start your search.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and many more are unaware they are at high risk. Some groups have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than others. Type 2 diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos,Native Americans, and Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, as well as the aged population.
The Drive to Stop Diabetes Campaign will Raise Funds and Awareness for the American Diabetes Association throughout 2013
The NASCAR Nationwide Series rolled into Richmond International Speedway on April 26th for the ToyotaCare 250. The race featured Ryan Reed, a talented driver who also has type 1 diabetes, driving the American Diabetes Association #16 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing. Reed’s focus was on winning the race, but his heart extends much further.