Diabetes

Prediabetes, Protein Metabolism, and Healthy Aging Are Connected – Health Article

Prediabetes is a diagnosis given to the individuals whose blood sugar levels are higher than normal but have not fully met the diagnostic criteria for Diabetes Mellitus type 2 (DM type 2).  At this stage, the patient’s fasting blood glucose level is still within normal limits.  Most of the patients with prediabetes are diagnosed by an elevated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), which is a simple blood test. It is important to understand that prediabetes and most of the DM type 2…

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Human insulin may be a lower-cost option for some people with diabetes – Harvard Health Blog – Health Education Article

Of the estimated 23 million people in the US who have been diagnosed with diabetes, more than 30% take daily insulin injections to control their blood sugar (glucose) levels. Chances are good that someone you know has been startled by the high cost of this medication. The high price of insulin Prices for this essential medication have been rising faster than overall health care costs. From 2002 to 2013 prices tripled, doubling again from 2012 to 2016 and continuing upward…

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A turning point | Health Beat – Health Article

Kimberly King hopes to be around to see her granddaughter, Zariah, grow up to excel in high school and college. Perhaps she will see her get married. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat) Kimberly’s mother and grandmother both passed away at age 45. They both had diabetes and high blood pressure, just as she does. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat) Community Health worker Dhania Peña is helping Kimberly through a Core Health program for adults with diabetes, congestive heart…

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Common Health Issues for Women Over 55 – Women’s Health AssociatesWomen’s Health Associates – Health Article

Common Health Issues for Women Over 55 March 12, 2019 Age is relative – to a point. And, by that, we mean that no matter how young you feel mentally, emotionally and even physically – the human body cannot defy the aging process. While healthy diet and regular exercise are essential to living a long and healthy life, we’re increasingly aware genetics and environmental factors play integral roles in an individual’s health, including the diseases or conditions you’ll develop as…

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Type 1 Diabetes and Foot Health – Health Article

After an especially long winter, it’s finally time to enjoy the warmer weather, get out the flip flops, and enjoy the great outdoors! It’s also a common time for kids and families with diabetes to ask questions about foot health. Many of us know someone who suffers from diabetic neuropathy, a complication of diabetes. Thankfully, it’s rare for kids with diabetes to have foot problems, but it’s a good time of year to pay more attention to their feet and…

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Happy Thanksgiving, Diabetes Style – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

From our family to yours…we wanted to wish everybody a Happy, Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving!  This is the kickoff to the Holiday Season and as a person with Type 1 Diabetes, I am frequently asked how I handle eating during this time of year and still control my blood sugars.  My approach is simple.  First, I maintain my exercise program!  Exercise is part of the blood sugar control program. Second, I never say or let it be said, that I…

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Attack of the dad bod | Health Beat – Health Article

If your cute and cuddly physique is an improvement from a year ago, then you’re on the right track. (For Spectrum Health Beat) For the sake of illustration, let’s pretend a man’s picture of good health falls someplace on a horizontal line. On one end, you’ve got the late John Candy; on the other, you’ve got the very much alive Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. For the average guy, there’s probably going to be a comfortable middle somewhere along that vast…

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Glycemic Index – wiki Health News – Health Article

Know about Glycemic Index Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. foods with high GI digest and absorbe quickly. The rate of blood sugar  rise is higher. This increases the insulin surge. This is harmful for health. It increases the risk of Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease. Foods with Low Glycemic index are good for health. For a good health we should take foods with low glycemic index.…

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HealthPopuli.com – Health Article

Enlightened health/care industry and public policy stakeholders have begun to embrace and address social determinants of health. These are the inputs that bolster health beyond health care services: they include economic stability like job security and income level (and equity), education, and access to healthy food, food security, safe neighborhoods, social support, clean environments (water and air), and in my own update on SDoH factors, access to broadband connectivity. As physician leaders in the AMA, technology advocates from AMIA, and…

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The Different Types of Diabetes, Defined – Health Article

Source: UNC Health Talk. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, but there are many misconceptions about what it does to the body, who can get it and how it’s treated. We talked to UNC Health Care experts to create this explainer. The Disease “Diabetes in all its forms is essentially excess sugar in the bloodstream,” says Deepa Kirk, MD, medical director of the UNC Hospitals Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic at Meadowmont and associate professor of medicine in the UNC School of…

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Diabetes Management from a Personal & Professional Perspective – Health Education Article

Diabetes Management from a Personal & Professional Perspective By John Lamberson of Nutrition Pair I have always maintained that diabetes saved my life and helped me meet my wife, and colleague. Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a year after graduating college was tough, but in the end, it was a good thing. Diabetes encouraged and motivated me to change careers and return to school to obtain a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. It was in graduate school where…

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Homemade Granola – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

We like this homemade granola as a topping for yogurt or by itself with milk for a quick breakfast or mid-day snack! Change up the nuts & dried fruit—it’s different & delicious every time!  Whole grains, such as oats, are high in fiber & can help to reduce cancer risk. Nuts are high in unsaturated fat and can reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. Ingredients: Old Fashioned Oats-6 cups Unsalted Nuts of choice (at least 3 varieties-almonds, cashews,…

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Advice that Doctors do not Give: How to Extend your Life! – Healthbulk – HealthBulk – Health Article

Regardless of the disease that we suffer, the solution of the doctors always seems to be a pill and worse, the pill does not heal the sick, but hides the symptoms while your physical and mental state continue to deteriorate. This proposal is not new, but quite the opposite. Our ancestors never suffered a heart attack and in the paleolithic era there were no sleeping pills or insulin injections. Evolution has helped many aspects of daily life, but it has…

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‘At Least You Don’t Have…’ How to Be Supportive of Someone with Chronic Illness – Health Article

I was speaking with someone recently who has a series of chronic and painful conditions; some of which are noticeable and some ‘invisible’. What is particularly distressful is that people sometimes say to her, “At least you don’t have cancer.” How dismissive is that? I know they are trying to help her feel better about what she does have and perhaps even attempt to minimize the impact, but it is not compassionate or helpful. There are diagnoses such as fibromyalgia,…

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VA partners with Virta Health for remote diabetes treatment – Health Article

Veterans with type 2 diabetes are being offered care for up to one year at no cost, including continuous remote monitoring from medical providers and health coaches. Under a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Virta Health, a licensed provider in all 50 states, 400 veterans will have the opportunity to remotely receive personalized nutrition, peer support and coaching—an approach currently not in widespread use at VA to achieve glycemic control and reduce the use of medications. “Unlike…

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HealthPopuli.com – Health Article

Most patient visits to doctors result in a prescription written for a medicine that people retrieve from a pharmacy, whether retail in the local community or via mail order for a maintenance drug. This one transaction generates a lot of data points, which individually have a lot of importance for the individual patient. Mashed with other patients’, prescription drug utilization data can combine with more data to be used for population health, cost-effectiveness, and other constructive research pursuits. At HIMSS19,…

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