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Diabetes and Weight Management

Weight Management

If you suffer from type 2 diabetes and are overweight it is a sure fact that by losing weight you will see positive outcomes in your diabetes management such as: lower blood sugars, lower blood pressure, and you will feel much better. A National Institutes of Health study found that a combination of diet and exercise cuts the risk of developing diabetes by 58%. And if someone who suffers from diabetes loses just 5-10% of their weight they will significantly reduce their blood sugars. Not only will their blood sugars improve but according to the American Heart Association a weight reduction will also reduce blood pressure, improve cholesterol, improve perceived rate of exertion during activity, and reduce stress on the hips, … Continue reading

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Eating Out With Diabetes

Weight Management

Do you know someone who has pre-diabetes or diabetes? Chances are you do. 171 million people worldwide have diabetes. This figure is likely to more than double by 2030. My dad lives with type 2 diabetes. My mom and I are constantly trying to keep him in check and it’s a daily battle. The following article “21 Menu Words to Watch Out For” is very helpful if you are living with or know someone in your life that can be stubborn about making those right food choices: Menus can be daunting. And when you have a health concern like pre-diabetes or diabetes, it can be even trickier to pick the right dish. To help you figure out if your dinner out is diabetes friendly, we enlisted … Continue reading

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The Miracle Therapy

Inside Alegent

What would you say if your doctor told you that there is one thing you can do every day to help: Regulate your blood sugar Lower blood pressure Reduce your risk for diabetes and heart disease Maintain healthy muscles, bones and joints Slow the deteriorating effects of aging Improve your overall mood AND keep your mind sharp and potentially ward off dementia Also, there really aren’t any harmful side effects and it won’t cost you a thing. You’d want to know more about it and how you can get your hands on it, right? So now what would you say if I told you that every single one of you has access to this miracle therapy, but that more than … Continue reading

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Avandia Pulled from Shelves

Inside Alegent

Avandia, a diabetes medication, may help control blood sugar levels – but it can also lead to heart problems. That’s according to the FDA and its counterpart overseas, the European Medicines Agency. The two regulatory authorities issued a coordinated report today restricting the use of the diabetes drug. Here in the U.S., any patient currently on Avandia will have the option to change medications – more than likely to its primary competitor, Actos (pioglitazone). As for new patients, doctors can only prescribe them Avandia if they can prove that the patient cannot control his or her blood sugars with any other medications, including Actos. Europe has taken an even stronger stance on the issue – recommending the European Commission remove … Continue reading

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An Ounce of Prevention

Cardiology

I saw a middle-aged man in my office the other day for evaluation of shortness of breath (dyspnea, we call it in the medical world).  He came with his wife, who was obviously quite concerned about him and who did most of the talking during the appointment.  His primary doctor had already ordered a thorough panel of studies and they’d all come back normal.  The EKG showed normal rhythm; the echocardiogram confirmed that the heart strength was good and that all the valves functioned appropriately; and the nuclear stress scan ruled out the possibility of significant high-grade coronary obstruction. Still, his symptoms persisted.  He found himself panting with even low levels of exertion such as walking up a flight of … Continue reading

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