A Piece of Pie

October 17, 2018 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

I know that I always feel satisfied after having a slice of homemade pie. Nothing quite compares to the heavenly aroma of freshly baked apple pie. In this issue, we satisfy your cravings by giving you healthier alternatives to the usually sweet-laden goodies, as well as one savory selection that still fits into the boundaries of a pie selection. Enjoy that slice of pie today. » Continue Reading

Sex Life after a Heart Attack

October 16, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Having a heart attack can be one of the most devastating things that a person can experience.  Picking up the pieces afterwards and moving on are usually filled with uncertainty as to being able to go back to normal daily activities. Resumption of sexual intercourse is one common, but sometimes unspoken, concern among coronary patients. Several questions usually crop up, among which are the following: » Continue Reading

Weight Loss Improves OSA

October 15, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

It seems that weight loss indeed is the best treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among type 2 diabetic patients, according to the results of a multicenter, randomized study. » Continue Reading

Coffee linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

October 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

An Australian meta-analysis has found evidence to support claims that coffee consumption reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.

“Similar associations have also been reported for consumption of decaffeinated coffee and tea,” wrote dr. Rachel Huxley of the George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia, and her colleagues. » Continue Reading

Depression Treatment Improves Glycemic Control

October 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study found that treating depression among low-income minority patients also improves these patients’ HbA1c and systolic blood pressure.

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Driving Mishaps links Low Blood Sugar

October 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Dr. Daniel J. Cox and his colleagues from the University of Virginia found that bouts of low blood sugar are more likely to lead to unsafe driving among people with diabetes.  In fact, of the 452 adult drivers who were included in their study, 52 percent reported at least one driving mishap when they have low blood sugar.

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Diabetes Risk on Smoking Cessation

October 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Although smoking promotes the development of diabetes, especially among heavy smokers, quitting may also raise smokers’ short-term risk of developing diabetes.  This is according to the results of long-term follow-up of the participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in communities study.

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Breastfeeding May Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

October 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A study has found that breastfeeding may protect nursing mothers from metabolic syndrome.

Observing 1,399 women aged 18-30 years who were enrolled in the ongoing Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study for 20 years, the researchers found that increased duration of lactation was associated with lower crude incidence rates of metabolic syndrome from 0 to 1 month through 9 months or more of breastfeeding.

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South Asians Have Higher Diabetes Risk

October 9, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A Canadian study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reported that South Asians are more vulnerable to having a higher fat mass and a lower lean body mass, and therefore, are more prone to developing insulin resistance and diabetes.

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Eat Right to Prevent Eye Problems

October 8, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a multi-system disease that has effects on the organs of the body, which include the eyes. Diabetics are very prone to eye diseases and should have their eyes tested regularly. In fact, diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in 24 to 74 year-olds. Diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular edema are some diabetic eye complications which are the greatest causes of blindness. » Continue Reading