Sitting Longer Hours linked to Earlier Death

December 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Middle-age and senior individuals who sit longer hours at leisure, could die earlier, according to an American Cancer Society study. As reported by ACS epidemiologist Alpo Patel, PhD and colleagues, based on the 14-year study, people who spent at least six hours of their daily leisure time sitting died sooner than people who sat less than three hours. Worse outcome were noted in those who both sit a lot and exercise little. They have an even higher risk of death. The effect is stronger for women than for men, but significant for both sexes.

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Dialysis Linked to Foot Ulcers

December 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Having constant dialysis treatment usually requires dishing out huge amounts of cash. In fact, it’s so financially taxing that it may even literally cost you a leg someday.

According to a recent report, dialysis treatment have been independently linked to foot ulcerations, a skin ulcer that can lead to foot amputation if unchecked, in patients with diabetes and advanced stage IV or V chronic kidney disease.

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Excess B-Vitamin may worsen Kidney Problems

December 15, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics should realize that even good things, when taken in excess, can lead to bad results. And vitamins are no exception to this universal rule. This includes B-complex vitamins which diabetics frequently take, sometimes in big doses.

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High Hemoglobin indicator of Blindness

December 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics should monitor their CBC (complete blood count) to check for their hemoglobin level, as this may be a factor that can increase the risk of impaired vision.

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Depression increases Cardiovascular Risk

December 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Apart from sugary foods and cigarette smoke, diabetics should start avoiding excess depression too.

A study revealed that overtly depressed adults with type 2 diabetes run a higher risk of having microvascular and macrovascular complications, despite having good health maintenance. Microvascular complications include eye, kidney and nerve complications, leading to blindness, kidney failure and severe numbness and weakness of the extremities and other parts of the body. Macrovascular complications include narrowing of the arteries in the heart, brain and peripheral or leg circulation leading to heart attack, stroke and leg amputations.

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Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Control may Retard Diabetic Eye Complications

December 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Another study has shown that in type 2 diabetics, a good control of elevated blood sugar and cholesterol levels retarded the progression of eye changes (diabetic retinopathy). This was an additional substudy finding of the “Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes” (ACCORD), which was published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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New Catheter could reduce Amputation

December 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Amputation of one’s legs due to gangrene has always been a constant threat to diabetics like Damocles’ sword hanging over a diabetic’s head. Patients with critical limb ischemia could reduce the risk for amputation, thanks to an upgraded version of a peripheral revascularization catheter recently approved by the United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA).

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First-Morning Urine Good Predictor of Kidney Complications in Diabetes

December 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Doing a laboratory test—called the albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR)—on the first-morning urine sample may be the best predictor of possible kidney complications in patients with type 2 diabetes and associated kidney disease (diabetic nephropathy). This was the finding of a new paper from the landmark “Reduction in Endpoints in Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus with the Angiotensin-II Antagonist Losartan” (RENAAL) trial reported in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. » Continue Reading

Loving The Beach and Your Skin

December 9, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Summer – it is the time of the year when boys and girls toss their textbooks and hit the road to the best summer get-away – the beach! Dads and moms spend extra time in the groceries shopping for the family’s out-of-town trip. Even yuppies spare a weekend or two just to have their skin tanned for that sensual glow. » Continue Reading

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

December 8, 2018 Category :Healthy News 0

There are other ways to enjoy the food during the season minus the guilt. Here are some tips for healthy holiday eating:

• When confronted with the desire to eat a holiday treat, don’t hesitate to treat yourself with just a bite. Allowing yourself to sample the food you like can help you not to overeat when the craving is just too much to bear.

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