Needle Phobia

March 1, 2023 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?

February 28, 2023 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Is chelation therapy advisable for people with diabetes?

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

February 27, 2023 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

February 26, 2023 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

February 25, 2023 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

February 24, 2023 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

February 23, 2023 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

February 22, 2023 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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Stem Cell Treatment may end Insulin Injections

February 21, 2023 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Dr. Richard Burt of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine found a way to treat diabetes without the need for painful insulin injections and even other medications.

Stem cell treatment begins by drawing blood from a diabetes patient and the stem cells in the blood can be processed chemically to become insulin producers. Such formulated blood is now re¬injected to the patient. According to Burk, such approach does not experience the usual dilemma of transplant rejection.

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Laughter Deters Heart Risk for Diabetics

February 20, 2023 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Indeed, laughter is proven to be the best medicine. A California study authored by Lee Berk, DrPH, MPH, of Loma Linda University and Stanley Tan, MD, PhD, of Oak Crest Health Research Institute showed laughter may have serious heart benefits for people with diabetes.

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