tagged w/ Diabetes
According to BBC News, scientists in Cambridge have shown that an “artificial pancreas” could be used to help regulate blood sugar in kids with Type 1 diabetes. The Lancet study shows a sensor that measures glucose levels with a pump that delivers insulin, which could boost overnight blood sugar control and could significantly shorten the risk...According to BBC News, scientists in Cambridge have shown that an “artificial... more
Dating Site for Singles with Health Conditions and STDs Announces New Features
Goal of 8,000 Members Worldwide Reached
January 21, 2010 (MMD Newswire) Atlanta, GA - - Prescription4Love.com, the dating and friendship service for people with diseases and health conditions, announces exciting new features to help their members connect and interact. These new features include blogging, instant messaging, multiple pictures, public/private access, virtual gifts and an option of saving favorites.
With 8,000 members worldwide, Prescription4Love.com is fast becoming the Facebook or Match.com for those with afflictions and has filled the void for many lonely people. “We are always working on ways to improve Prescription4Love.com. We want to connect as many suffering people and give them a place to meet others with similar afflictions without the embarrassment and judgment. So far, we have connected over 8,000 people. Our goal has always been to improve lives through love and friendship,” explains Prescription4Love creator, Ricky Durham.
Prescription4Love helps those suffering from: ADD / ADHD, Allergies / Asthma, Amputee, Anxiety Disorders, Arthritis, Autism / Aspergers, Blindness / Eye Disorders, Breathing Disorders / COPD, Burn Survivors, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Deafness, Diabetes, Disabled, Dyslexia, Epilepsy, Heart Disease / Stroke, Hepatitis, Herpes, HIV, HPV, IBS / IBD, Infertility / Impotence, Little People, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Obesity, Paraplegic, Parkinson's Disease, Psychiatric Disorders / Bipolar, Quadriplegic, Recovering Alcoholics, Skin Disorders, Speech Disorders, Tourette Syndrome and Transplant Patients.
Ricky Durham’s brother Keith was the inspiration for Prescription4Love. Keith battled Crohn’s Disease (under IBD) and at times weighed between 75-125 lbs. His normal weight was around 150 lbs. It was difficult for him to disclose his disease to anyone, especially the reality of using a colostomy bag. Wanting to help his brother connect with others, especially others with the same illness, Ricky Durham created Prescription4Love. Although Keith passed away July 15, 2004, he was pleased with the work his brother had begun. Now 6 years later, Prescription4Love has helped over 8,000 people find love and friendship.
Prescription4Love and Ricky Durham are featured in Daryn Kagan’s (from CNN) new book “What’s Possible: 50 True Stories of People Who Dared to Dream They Could Make a Difference”.
# # #Dating Site for Singles with Health Conditions and STDs Announces New Features Goal... more
In the documentary film "inGREEDients", registered nurse and filmmaker, David Burton, discovers an alarming connection between diet and illness while investigating trans fats and hydrogenated oils in America's food supply. Do you know what a partially hydrogenated oil is? What does zero grams of trans fat per serving really mean? Find out in this compelling documentary that takes the audience on a time-line journey through the history of human food consumption from prehistoric times to the present, when heart disease is the number one killer of humans and despite recent changes in food labeling laws, pounds of trans fats are consumed everyday. This documentary features interviews with medical doctors, natural health doctors, scientists and researchers, politicians, and the lawyer that successfully stood up against two corporate food giants whose products are household names across America. The film also includes a brief look at heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, the three diseases most directly connected with our consumption of trans fats, chemical food additives, and processed food. With cutting edge animations rarely achieved in low-budget indie filmmaking, CORPORATE inGREEDients will entertain, inspire, and educate all audiences. http://www.ingreedientsmovie.comIn the documentary film "inGREEDients", registered nurse and filmmaker,... more
You can watch TV or read a magazine and it wont take you very long to come across a drug advertisement. When you hear about health care reform it is always about treatment. Why do you never hear about prevention? Why? Because there is no money for big corporations with prevention. If I was a CEO I couldn't make money if I told you to eat right and exercise. If I were to do that how could I sell you my treatments? Preventable diseases have now surpassed infectious disease as the top killers on the planet. The big three heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined kill 2.5 million people every year in America alone. The reason? We are all heavily marketed to believe that modern medicine will give us a pill or treatment instead of taking responsibility for our health. The man in the white coat will make it better. We have been dis-empowered to take control of our health with food and drug company rhetoric. The attitude that "they know whats best for us" has to stop.
Good Nutrition is a giant step towards disease prevention. Most doctors don't get more than a semester of nutrition education. Why is that? The medical industrial complex has a marketing machine in place to sell you their best products, in this case it's surgery and drugs.Our greatest weapon against this rising epidemic is education, and I dont mean public education or government education. I mean you educating yourself about your health.
There are individuals out there with the right information you have to look for it!, it isn't profitable for corporations to provide you with formation that hurts their bottom line!You can watch TV or read a magazine and it wont take you very long to come across a... more
The concern over global pandemics and transmitted infectious diseases is palpable. Additionally, it seems that cures for chronic diseases are slow to develop. Fortunately, open courseware courses can offer some insight into why these problems exist and possible scenarios for prevention.
Link: http://bsnprogram.com/2010/50-open-courseware-classes-on-diseases-pandemics/The concern over global pandemics and transmitted infectious diseases is palpable.... more
NaturalNews) For the first time, a long-term health study has demonstrated that the Mediterranean diet may help diabetes patients control their blood sugar without the use of medication.
"A Mediterranean-style diet is a very important part in the treatment of diabetes," said endocrinologist Loren Greene of New York University Medical Center, who was not involved in the study. "We knew that, but there just hasn't been a good study to confirm this before."NaturalNews) For the first time, a long-term health study has demonstrated that the... more
If a product is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and composed of natural ingredients, would you assume it is safe to consume?
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If the same product is an artificial sweetener, would you assume it helps control your weight?
Millions of people use aspartame, the artificial sweetener known as NutraSweet™, with these assumptions in mind.
Aspartame can be found in thousands of products such as:
* instant breakfasts
* breath mints
* sugar-free chewing gum
* cocoa mixes
* coffee beverages
* frozen desserts
* gelatin desserts
* juice beverages
* milk drinks
* pharmaceuticals and supplements, including over-the-counter medicines
* shake mixes
* soft drinks
* tabletop sweeteners
* tea beverages
* instant teas and coffees
* topping mixes
* wine coolers
* yogurtIf a product is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and composed of... more
The number of people in England having a limb amputated because of type-two diabetes has risen dramatically, a study has shown.
LINK : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8427937.stmThe number of people in England having a limb amputated because of type-two diabetes... more
December 20, 9:39 PM
NY Celebrity Headlines Examiner
What is Brittany’s husband hiding? Only moments after movie star Brittany Murphy was found unconscious by her mother and reported as being dead of cardiac arrest at the young, hopeful age of 32, suspicions are already rising about the true cause of Murphy’s death.
According to TMZ, Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack, is opposed to the completion of Murphy’s autopsy by Cedar Sinai Medical Center’s staff. However, the LA County Coroner’s isn’t letting Monjack get in their way of completing a full investigation into Murphy’s death. While the Coroner’s office is not communicating any suspicions of foul play, it is also too early to rule it out.
full story and Videos..http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2009/12/20/why-is-brittanys-murphys-husband-fighting-against-autopsy-after-actress-dies-from-cardiac-arrest/December 20, 9:39 PM NY Celebrity Headlines Examiner Ivan Estevez What is... more
Scientists have proved for the first time that a cheap form of sugar used in thousands of food products and soft drinks can damage human metabolism and is fuelling the obesity crisis.
Fructose, a sweetener derived from corn, can cause dangerous growths of fat cells around vital organs and is able to trigger the early stages of diabetes and heart disease.
It has increasingly been used as a substitute for more expensive types of sugar in yoghurts, cakes, salad dressing and cereals. Even some fruit drinks that sound healthy contain fructose.
Experts believe that the sweetener — which is found naturally in small quantities in fruit — could be a factor in the emergence of diabetes among children. This week, a new report is expected to claim that about one in 10 children in England will be obese by 2015.
Previous studies of the potentially adverse impact of fructose have focused on rats, but the first experiment involving humans has now revealed serious health concerns.
Over 10 weeks, 16 volunteers on a strictly controlled diet, including high levels of fructose, produced new fat cells around their heart, liver and other digestive organs. They also showed signs of food-processing abnormalities linked to diabetes and heart disease. Another group of volunteers on the same diet, but with glucose sugar replacing fructose, did not have these problems.
People in both groups put on a similar amount of weight. However, researchers at the University of California who conducted the trial, said the levels of weight gain among the fructose consumers would be greater over the long term.
Fructose bypasses the digestive process that breaks down other forms of sugar. It arrives intact in the liver where it causes a variety of abnormal reactions, including the disruption of mechanisms that instruct the body whether to burn or store fat.
“This is the first evidence we have that fructose increases diabetes and heart disease independently from causing simple weight gain,” said Kimber Stanhope, a molecular biologist who led the study. “We didn’t see any of these changes in the people eating glucose.”
Natural fructose represents 5%-10% of the weight of any fruit. Its use in processed foods stems from a discovery in 1971 that synthesised a 55% fructose and 45% glucose syrup from maize, creating an ingredient cheaper and six times sweeter than cane sugar.
High-fructose corn syrup, or glucose-fructose syrup, is listed as an ingredient in many food and drink products in Britain, although it is virtually impossible for consumers to know the quantity and ratio of fructose used. Barry Popkin, professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina, and a US government adviser on health policy, said: “Historically, we never consumed much sugar. We’re not built to process it. ”Scientists have proved for the first time that a cheap form of sugar used in thousands... more
Tea and coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a large body of evidence shows.
Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8411605.stmTea and coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a large body... more
If Americans don't eat better and exercise more, diabetes cases will double by 2034 and costs to care for the patients will triple, according to a new report that paints a bleak picture of the future.
With diabetes, the body fails to metabolize glucose, or blood sugar. Diabetes is the leading cause of amputations, blindness, and end-stage kidney disease.
Obesity, poor diet and lack of exercise are all known factors that have contributed to an already serious increase in type 2 cases, the variety that is largely preventable and comprises about 95 percent of all diabetes cases.
One example of how out of control the situation has become: A 1991 study projected U.S. diabetes cases would double, from 6.5 million in 1987 to 11.6 million by 2030. We're already at 23.7 million cases.
"If we don't change our diet and exercise habits or find new, more effective and less expensive ways to prevent and treat diabetes, we will find ourselves in a lot of trouble as a population," said the study's lead author Dr. Elbert Huang, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago.
The study is detailed in the December issue of the journal Diabetes Care.
It projects costs associated with the disease will rise from $113 billion per year now to $336 billion by 2034, even with no increase in the prevalence of obesity. The researchers project that obesity rates will level off. If that doesn't happen, even more cases of diabetes will develop, they say.
Much of the increase in cases and in costs will be driven by aging baby boomers, the 77 million Americans born between 1946 and 1957 who are approaching the age of retirement. Because diabetes is now diagnosed earlier in life and treatments are more effective, people with the disease live longer.
"This leads to a longer history of disease, opportunities for more aggressive therapies, and time to accumulate complications, which are costly to treat," the researchers said in a statement.
Boomers are generally less healthy (and less happy) than the previous generation. Half of Americans aged 55-64 have high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, according to a 2005 report from the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention.
"The public policy implications are enormous," said co-author Michael O'Grady, senior fellow at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. "This is a serious challenge to Medicare and every other health plan in the country. The cost of doing nothing is the significant increase in the pain and suffering of America's population and a financial burden that will threaten the financial viability of public and private insurers alike."
http://current.com/items/91572477_diabetes-cases-to-double-in-25-years.htmIf Americans don't eat better and exercise more, diabetes cases will double by... more
Many people who are overweight or obese develop insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes at some stage in their lives. A European research team has now discovered that obese people have large amounts of the molecule CXCL5, produced by certain cells in fatty tissue.
The main risk factors for type 2 diabetes are obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. The biomedical community has known for many years that substances produced by fatty tissue are responsible for the link between obesity and diabetes. "Chronic inflammation of the adipose tissue, which is characteristic of obese people, is a crucial stage in the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes," Lluis Fajas, lead author of the study and a researcher at the Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) in France, said.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091124103617.htmMany people who are overweight or obese develop insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes... more
This could turn out to be good news for diabetics like my mother.
The news loves fat people from the neck down.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.The news loves fat people from the neck down. infoMania is a half-hour satirical... more
Reid Baer discovered today he is Type 2 diabetic now at the age of 57 years old. Diabetes is ranked as the 6th highest cause of death in America.
“I thought much today about dying … and the thin thread that keeps me alive in this mortal sphere. Fortunately, I have faith in God and belief in a life hereafter. The prayer I hold in my heart is to be ready – prepared to eventually meet my Maker. Today, I’ve inched a little closer to that reality.” – ReidReid Baer discovered today he is Type 2 diabetic now at the age of 57 years old.... more
http://www.bodbeat.com Statin Drugs, Insulin, Pharmeceuticals. The drugs are getting more advanced and more popular .. and yet we're getting sicker. What's the answer? Dr. Loretta shows you 6 key changes you can make that will change your life.http://www.bodbeat.com Statin Drugs, Insulin, Pharmeceuticals. The drugs are... more
An injection given to diabetics is more effective than leading anti-obesity drug Orlistat for weight loss, a new study has found.
The downside? The jab has to be given daily and a six month course will set you back £500. Saying that, just think how much money morbidly obese people will save on their grocery bills!An injection given to diabetics is more effective than leading anti-obesity drug... more
A number of traditional Chinese herbs may help control blood sugar levels in people at high risk of diabetes, a new research review suggests.
The review, which examined 16 clinical trials of 15 different herbal formulations, found that the herbs generally helped lower blood sugar levels in people with "pre-diabetes" -- those with impaired blood-sugar control that can progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes.
When the researchers pooled data from eight of the studies, they found that adding an herbal remedy to lifestyle changes doubled the likelihood of participants' blood sugar levels returning to normal.
What's more, people using the remedies were two-thirds less likely to progress to diabetes during the studies, which ran for an average of nine months.
The findings appear in the Cochrane Library, which is published by the Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates medical research.
The results, say the researchers, are "quite promising." However, they also stress that the studies had shortcomings in their methods that make it hard to draw firm conclusions.
"There are a lot of herbal medicine products on the shelves, but few have been subjected to a rigorous trial," lead researcher Suzanne J. Grant, of the Center for Complementary Medicine Research at the University of Western Sydney, in Australia, told Reuters Health in an email.
Many of the trials her team examined, she explained, had a "high risk of bias" that can overestimate the effects of the treatments.
The gold standard for proving a treatment's efficacy is a clinical trial where participants are randomly assigned to receive either the real treatment or a placebo, with both the researchers and participants unaware of who is taking the real drug.
Grant's team found that those processes were often absent or not clearly detailed in the trials they reviewed.A number of traditional Chinese herbs may help control blood sugar levels in people at... more
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