Common Heart Tests

November 19, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Two of the most common screening methods used to detect abnormalities in the heart are the rest and stress electrocardiogram and the 2D echocardiogram. » Continue Reading

Insulin Pill in the Works

November 18, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Diabetics may soon find insulin injections non-existent as Diabetology, a British research and development company, has developed a form of insulin that can be taken orally. The company successfully encased the insulin in a capsule which effectively brings it all the way down to the small intestines, whole and intact, without being digested by acids in the stomach. » Continue Reading

Diabetes and Heart Disease: A Dangerous Duo

November 17, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes is a common silent metabolic abnormality, manifested by elevated blood sugar levels, which causes significant cardiovascular disease and death without appropriate treatment. Similar to other risk factors such as abnormal cholesterol levels and hypertension, which in most cases are without symptoms, diabetes can occur for long periods of time in an individual, undetected and unrecognized. This disregard may result in the individual developing serious, life-threatening complications on the heart, kidney, brain, eyes and peripheral arteries over time. » Continue Reading

Painless Device to Measure Blood Sugar

November 16, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Hong Kong scientists have invented a device that measures blood sugar painlessly and, for the first time, without pricking fingers. The device, about the size of a mobile phone emits a very weak form of infrared or nearinfrared beam which touches the skin and homes in on the bloodstream. The beam is said to be able to identify bits of glucose through the frequency or wavelength they transmit, and the amount of blood sugar present would then be displayed on the instrument within seconds. » Continue Reading

Best Type of Cardio Exercise

November 15, 2017 Category :Fitness 0

Cardiovascular or aerobic exercise should be part of every diabetic’s weekly routine to lower the reisk of heart disease and help control blood sugar levels.  What type of carido exercise is the best? » Continue Reading

Cord Blood May Help Prevent Diabetes

November 14, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Scientists at the University of Florida have found that blood umbilical cord might safely preserve insulin in children newly diagnosed with type I diabetes, and this may be a new potential remedy for the disease. Results of the study were presented during the 67`h Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Michael Haller and his team at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine successfully transfused Il children with type I diabetes with stem cells isolated from umbilical cord blood. Three more children are scheduled to undergo this test. » Continue Reading

Know your ABCs of Diabetes

November 13, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

If someone asks you to rate your familiarity with ABCs from one to 10, you will probably say 10. However, this does not pertain to the typical alphabet you learned in pre-school. Knowing this set of ABCs is even more beneficial and could actually save the lives of most diabetics. The ABCs of diabetes refer to hemoglobin A1C, Blood pressure and Cholesterol. » Continue Reading

Lower Death Rates for Diabetic Men

November 12, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Surprising news was released by 3 large US databases. For 29 years, from 1971 to 2000, the death rate of men with diabetes has dropped significantly. Unfortunately for women, the figures showed no difference. However, studies between the disparity in the death rates of men and women never stated the reason behind it. Researchers say that the improvements seen in men suggest that the improvements in diabetes care are working on longevity as well. However, they note that the finding in women is concerning and means that there is still a need to explore whether different approaches are needed to improve health outcomes for women with diabetes. » Continue Reading

Oral Diabetic Medications

November 11, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a blood sugar disorder due to a relative lack of insulin or the lack of insulin effectiveness, also known as insulin resistance, or both. Insulin is the hormone that lowers blood sugar. Patients with type 2 diabetes often respond well to oral medications, especially early in the disease process, unlike those with type 1 diabetes. As the disease progresses, the oral agents may become less and less effective and at some point the patient may require insulin therapy (injections). It is also possible to start treatment with insulin even in type 2 diabetes. » Continue Reading

High Triglycerides and Diabetes

November 10, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

I’m a 55-year-old male with diabetes. My blood sugars are okay but my triglycerides are high (340 mg/d.L). Is this a bad thing, and if so, what can I do about it? » Continue Reading