Home> Blog Archives

Blog Archives

Foot Exam Basics for Diabetes Educators

June 12, 2012 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a chronic disease which can lead to serious complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, retinopathy, stroke, peripheral arterial occlusive disease and diabetic neuropathy which diabetic foot is a part of. These complications are quite preventable with healthy lifestyle, good compliance to prescribed medications, proper education and regular visits to a doctor. However, among these complications, diabetic foot is one complication which is very much preventable with proper education on foot care.

» Continue Reading

Related terms:

, , , ,

Mouse Sut shows new way to treat Type 1 Diabetes

June 11, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Mice—generally regarded as pests—may actually hold the key to curing diabetes within their gut.

Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center discovered that cells in the intestine of mice can be coaxed into producing insulin, by blocking a certain type of gene. Professor of Medicine Dr. Domenico Accili, MD., and Chutima Talchai, PhD., found that when they turned-off Foxol – a gene that plays a big role in determining a cell’s fate –the mouse’s intestine was able to generate insulin-producing cells throughout adulthood.

» Continue Reading

Related terms:

, , ,

Glucose Monitoring Tattoo

June 10, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Tattoos have largely been a means for artistic expression, but now may also serve a life-saving function.

Research is currently being done exploring how tattoos can be used to help monitor blood glucose levels for people with diabetes using what is called a Nano Ink Tattoo.

» Continue Reading

Related terms:

, , ,

Sitting highly linked to Type 2 Diabetes

June 9, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study revealed that the amount of time spent sitting down presented a higher risk of developing diabetes in women than in men.

The study showed that women who remained seated for the majority of hours in a single day have higher levels of insulin as well as other chemicals that would contribute to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, such as C-reactive protein, leptin, and interleukin 6.

» Continue Reading

Related terms:

, , ,

Periodontal Blood Samples to measure HbA1c

June 8, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Hemoglobin bA1c (HbA1c), normally measured through blood chemistry tests, is widely used to detect diabetes in which a reading of 6.5 or more indicates a value in the diabetes range according to the American Diabetes Association guidelines. In the recent study conducted by the New York University (NYU) nursing-dental research team, however, states that HbA1c blood glucose can also be measured from oral blood samples drawn from deep pockets of periodontal inflammation.

» Continue Reading

Related terms:

, , ,

10 Energy Level Boosters

June 7, 2012 Category :Stress Busters 0

Highly acclaimed mental coach lain Legg shares these practical fail-proof ways to maintain a high energy level, and feel good all the time. The Super Mind Evolution System is Legg’s brainchild, and it is a cutting-edge consciousness research which explores the full potential of the mind.

» Continue Reading

, , , ,

Follow Your Dreams

June 6, 2012 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Dream the dreams that nave never peen dreamt, urged David Bower. And don’t allow that dream to go into oblivion. If other people have reached their dreams, surely you can do, too. Langston Hughes reminded, “Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”

» Continue Reading

Related terms:

, , ,

Simple Ways to have a Positive Mindset for the Holidays

June 5, 2012 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Christmas and the New Year are holidays we associate with family gatherings, parties, gift-giving, and food. It is the season for celebration, bonding, and sharing and the festive spirit fills the air with love and happiness. For some people however, the Christmas holidays can be the most stressful time of the year. Rather than feel excited, they dread the holidays and feel exhausted by the hustle and bustle of the season.

» Continue Reading

, , ,

3 Square meals better than 6 Mini-meals for Weight Loss

June 4, 2012 Category :Health Watch 0

Struggling to control one’s appetite with “mini-meals” may not be that effective after all for weight reducers. Eating a real meal three times a day may be a better strategy for weight loss, according to a recent research. However, the caloric intake must be significantly less than what one would need to maintain current weight. In this study, it was less than 750 calories per day.

» Continue Reading

Related terms:

, , ,

Screening Mammography helps reduce Breast Cancer Deaths

June 3, 2012 Category :Health Watch 0

Screening for breast lumps by doing a mammography can help reduce the death rate from breast cancer, based on a study from Norway reported recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

According to lead author Mette Kalager, MD, from Oslo University Hospital in Norway, participation in the Norwegian breast cancer screening program was associated with a 10 percent reduction in the rate of death from breast cancer among women 50 to 69 years of age. However, during the period that the study was conducted, Norway built multidisciplinary teams to treat breast cancer, which could also have had an impact on the favorable outcome.

» Continue Reading

Related terms:

, ,