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Male Infertility and Diabetes

November 20, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The book of Genesis tells us that one of the first mandates that the creator gave Adam and Eve was to be fertile and multiply. Some people take this to heart seriously, especially for men. But when problems arise that concern fertility in a couple, it is usually the women who first subject themselves to evaluation.

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Male Menopause: Myth or Reality?

November 19, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Male menopause or andropause continues to baffle us whether it is really a true identity or a myth. Most of us may wonder why a member of the family starts becoming grumpier or having mood swings or depression that we always blame on “midlife crisis” either relating to female menopause or a “male menopause“.

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Needle Phobia

November 18, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

The serious and sometimes deadly complications of diabetes (e.g., kidney failure, blindness) can often be mitigated through appropriate diet in combination with insulin therapy, which requires regular blood draws to monitor glucose levels. Medical treatments that require regular blood draws are compromised when a patient presents with phobia.

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Chelation Therapy good for Diabetics?

November 17, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Is chelation therapy advisable for people with diabetes?

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First of all, before giving any expert advice on this “alternative treatment” let us try to define chelation therapy. Chelation therapy is a series of intravenous infusions containing the organic and water soluble chemical disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), the same material used as an anticoagulant (anti-clotting) in blood count tubes. The term chelate, from the Greek chele for claw, refers to the “claw-like” structure of the EDTA. With this claw, EDTA binds metallic charged ions to form a stable ring structure. EDTA is also negatively charged, and therefore attracts and binds positively charged chemicals or ions.

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Mother’s Milk: Diabetes Deterrent

November 16, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 1

It is never too early to start diabetes prevention. For newborn and infant nutrition, breast milk really IS best. It reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes in both the breastfeeding mother and her child. And the longer one breastfeeds, the greater the reduction in type 2 diabetes risk for both mom and baby.

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Hypoglycemia Increases Risk for Dementia

November 15, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Older patients with type 2 diabetes risk having dementia if their blood sugars fall way below normal according to a new study. This further ignites the controversy of whether or not diabetes patients should be treated aggressively to achieve strict blood sugar control.

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Lifestyle Factors Linked to Elderly Diabetics

November 14, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Cardiovascular Health Study found out that as the population ages, even little changes in lifestyle could yield to an increased risk in diabetes.

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Protein Has Power Over Cells

November 13, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes research is again booming with the recent discovery from New Orleans that suggests the molecular mechanism of how a protein determines the fate of the cells that make and release insulin.

Michael Lan, PhD discovers that INSM1 has a critical role in the development of pancreatic beta cells, the only cells in the body that is known for its insulin-secreting function. Dr. Lan is a professor of pediatrics and genetics at LSU Health Sciences Center.

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New Diabetic Treatment via Brain, Approved

November 12, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the drug Cycloset that could control blood sugar through the brain.

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Protein Overdose may Lead to Diabetes

November 11, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study suggests that high-protein, high-fat diet, worsens insulin resistance and may even lead to type 2 diabetes.

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