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She, the Teacher

October 31, 2009 Category :People and Places 0

And they say teaching is best done when the mentor knows what she preaches like the back of her hand. She never ceases to learn and continues to live life brimming with zeal to gain more knowledge and acquire more skills. The knowledge and skill she eventually fills herself with, she then passes on to her apprentices. » Continue Reading

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How much exercise should a person with diabetes do?

October 30, 2009 Category :Fitness 1

Regular exercise has been proven to improve blood sugar, blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels besides playing a role in enhancing weight loss and sense of well-being. Regular physical activity may even prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk (e.g., those with glucose intolerance, family history of diabetes, hypertension, abnormal blood cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle, excess body fat, polycystic ovary syndrome, gestational diabetes, history of giving birth to large babies, etc.). » Continue Reading

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Glycemic Control Reduces CVD Risk

October 29, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent report in the European Heart Journal, showed no significant difference between the mortality rate of ischemic heart disease (IHD) patients with diabetes and good long-term glycemic control compared to those without diabetes.

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ACE Inhibitor plus Diuretic

October 28, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

According to the ADVANCE (Action in Diabetes and Vascular disease: preterAx and diamicroN-MR Controlled Evaluation) study, intake of two blood pressure (BP) lowering drugs may cut the risk of kidney disease by 20 percent. This is applicable even in patients who don’t have high blood pressure. » Continue Reading

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Interferon Alpha Type 1 Diabetes

October 27, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston concluded that a minimal dose of oral interferon alpha could preserve beta cell function for patients who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Stanley Brod, principal investigator of the trial explains that interferon alpha can extend the ‘honeymoon phase’ of the disease, allowing the body to still produce insulin from beta cells, which correlates with lower complication rates. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Complications with Processed Food

October 26, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Rising mortality among diabetics could be blamed on the steady intake of nitrosamines found in processed and preserved food, and the environment. A recent study held at Little Falls, New Jersey by Dr. Suzanne de la Monte of the Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital in Providence found that nitrosamines, nitrates and nitrites are associated with insulin resistance. Her team also suggested that this chemical-infested food can actually induce DNA damage, oxidative stress, cell death and even cancer. » Continue Reading

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Eye Damage in Type 1 Diabetes

October 25, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

University of Minnesota Medical School researcher Michael Mauer, MD, has found a treatment that significantly slows the progression of eye injury in people with type 1 diabetes, a common complication caused by this disease. By administering an anti-hypertensive (medication commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure), Mauer and colleagues were able to slow progression of diabetic eye damage in more than 65 percent of participants involved in the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. » Continue Reading

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Stop Type 2 Diabetes at Childhood

October 24, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

There is an increase in the number of children being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Medical experts blame this condition on a culture steeped in junk food and inactivity that has led to more obese kids. » Continue Reading

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Post-Surgical Risks for Diabetes

October 23, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

In a study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, it was indicated that diabetics who would undergo total joint replacement are more at risk for complications after surgery due to their pre-existing health conditions. However, the study otherwise claimed that those complications are less likely to occur when a diabetic patient has glucose levels under control. “We found that controlled glucose levels really do make a aifterence for the patient,” said study co-author Dr. Milford Marchant Jr., an orthopedic surgeon who conducted tne study with colleagues of the adult Reconstruction Section at Duke University Medical Center.

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Sleep Apnea link with Diabetes

October 22, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Results of a study indicate that there a a statistically significant association between type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) during REM sleep. “Type 2 diabetes is a multifactorial disorder. REM-related OSA and s metabolic effects need to be nvestigated in more depth, and this can provide another unique avenue for intervention and control of type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Kamran Mahmood, one of the principal nvestigators of the study. » Continue Reading

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