Jun 5, 2011

Diabetes links for today

  • A mighty pen screens mothers-to-be for fatal, yet preventable, illnesses (Smartplanet)
  • Herbs help treat diabetes: bilberry, gymnema, ginkgo and salt bush (Natural News)
  • Type 2 Diabetes – Pregnancy And Diabetes: Taking Good Care Of Yourself Prevents Most Problems! (My Diabetes HQ)
  • Natural remedies for the treatment of diabetes (Natural News)
  • Fetal Programming of Disease Risk to Next Generation Depends on Parental Gender (Science Daily)
  • New treatment hope for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (Medical News Today)
  • Miracle child: Faith Wilson inspiring through diabetes (KYTX)
  • If you or a family member is experiencing discrimination due to diabetes, read this (ADA)
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Men with castration therapy tend to be at increased risk of diabetes

Men with prostate cancer are at higher risk of developing diabetes or diabetes risk factors if they receive androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to block the production or action of male hormones that can fuel the growth of this cancer. The results of this new study on the second-most common cancer in men were presented at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston.

What is the secret to living daily with diabetes for 60 years

AN Aghalee man who has received The Robert Lawrence Medal in recognition of living with diabetes for 60 years says keeping fit and a determination to enjoy every day have helped him cope with the condition. Mr George Johnston, 68, was diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of just eight. He was recently presented with his medal at the Lagan Valley Hospital and says he felt a sense of gratitude at the special event held to mark the occasion.

Jun 4, 2011

Prevent diabetes having fun: beer and wine can reduce your risk of getting sick

Have a beer

We're not suggesting you host a "Get Drunk for Diabetes" party, but knocking back a couple every now and then might lower your risk for Type 2. A recent study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology showed a link between moderate alcohol consumption and lower diabetes risk. Cheers to that!

Book of the Day: The Diabetes Carbohydrate and Calorie Counter

Great book from renowned nutritionists and authors of The Fat Counter--the first complete guide for people with Type II diabetes. Includes 3,000 alphabetical entries of convenience and home-cooked foods (with calorie, carbohydrate, sugar and fat counts), diet and menu plans, warning signs of diabetes, how to protect yourself from diabetes, and more. Great, isn't it?

Annette B. Natow, Ph.D., R.D., and Jo-Ann Heslin, M.A., R.D., are the authors of twenty-eight books on nutrition, including two college textbooks. Both are former faculty members of Adelphi University and the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. They are editors of the Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, and serve as editorial board members for the Environmental Nutrition Newsletter.

May 31, 2011

The lack of proper sleep can be a cause of diabetes

[A] discovery, detailed in this week's advanced online publication of the journal Nature Medicine, provides an entirely new biochemical approach for scientists to develop treatments for obesity and type 2 diabetes. It also raises the interesting possibility that some of the rise in diabetes in the U.S. and other major industrialized countries could be a consequence of disturbances in sleep-wake cycles from our increasingly around-the-clock lifestyles.

How diabetes affects your sexual life

Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead to complications. In some cases, sexual performance can be affected by diabetes. Up to 50% of men and 25% of women may experience some kind of sexual problems or a loss of sexual desire as a result of diabetes.

Combining an antidepressant and an anti-cholesterol drug may increase the risk of diabetes

A combination of two common drugs – one an antidepressant, the other used to lower blood cholesterol – may put people at risk of developing diabetes. This unexpected finding shows the benefits of data mining to discover hidden hazards lurking in our medicine cabinets.

What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes

Diabetes stemming from pregnancy can cause a host of problems for baby and mother alike, including birth complications and a higher risk of developing the more serious type 2 diabetes later in life. In a new study, researchers say they've identified a series of routine health measures that can help doctors predict years in advance which women will develop pregnancy-related diabetes, paving the way for lifestyle changes and other early prevention efforts.

May 26, 2011

Diabetes links for today

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