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Alpharetta, Ga. (PRWEB) October 17, 2014
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, observed by The American Diabetes Association as a means to raise awareness on issues surrounding diabetes and the many people who are impacted. ANY LAB TEST NOW® is joining the cause by encouraging customers to get tested and take advantage of special pricing on related lab tests during the month of November. In addition to the discounted prices, special promotions will be going on in select locations.
“My husband is a Type 1 diabetic. Although he is affected by the disease, it is important for all family members to understand diabetes,” states Terri McCulloch, Vice President of Sales & Marketing with ANY LAB TEST NOW. “Diabetics are constantly struggling with diet limitations, high and low blood sugar, figuring out how much insulin to take if they are insulin-dependent and so forth. Then, they require frequent lab testing to monitor their health. They need a family support system to manage their diabetes most effectively.”
Various ANY LAB TEST NOW locations are offering special deals on the following tests related to diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c, Glucose (Serum), Lipid Panel or the VAP® test, and Microalbumin Urinalysis. The ADA has declared this year’s theme as “Get Cooking to Stop Diabetes!” This challenge to Americans is to encourage them to learn more about staying healthy during the holiday season while meals are prepared.
Join ANY LAB TEST NOW as it supports Diabetes Awareness Month.
By admin on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 | Comments Off
A team approach to managing diabetes
(WOOD) With an increase in the rate of obesity in the United States, diabetes is growing concern and it can be a life-threatening one, too. Spectrum Heath Medical Group's Diabetes and Endocrinology department has a staff of people who work together to … Read more on WOODTV.com
HealthFix: Bariatric weight loss surgery and type 2 diabetes
The prevalence of obesity in the United States is continually increasing, and the rate at which Americans are developing health problems related to excess weight is also on the rise. Type 2 diabetes is a disease often linked with obesity and can be a … Read more on fox13now.com
By admin on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 | Comments Off
Adults over age 45 should be screened for diabetes
Primary care physicians should screen all adults over age 45 for diabetes, according to new recommendations proposed last Monday by a government-sponsored panel of experts. The US Preventive Services Task Force, composed of primary care providers, … Read more on Boston Globe
Harvard makes diabetes breakthrough
The technique is an important step toward understanding and treating diabetes, a condition in which the pancreas's beta cells are insufficient or dead. Diabetes affects 347 million people worldwide, and the high blood sugar levels it causes can damage … Read more on Tribune-Review
By admin on Monday, September 29th, 2014 | Comments Off
Developing a pre diabetic menu can actually be very simple if you learn how to read nutrition labels and know what your ideal calorie intake should be. With pre diabetes, you will basically want to begin to watch what you eat and learn to eat healthier. You will want to watch your calorie intake, consume fewer fat grams, less sodium, less sugar and fewer carbohydrates.
You don’t have to cut these completely out of your diet and you don’t have to starve yourself by eating extremely low amounts of them. Just learn how to divide your intake per meal, so that you are still able to enjoy your meals, at sometime during the day or week, even though you might not be able to have it at every meal or even every day. In other words, if you still have to have your Snickers candy bar, reward yourself once a week, just make sure to count it into your daily intake for that day.
Seeking Help – You can seek the help of a dietician or you find websites on the internet that will help you to map out your pre diabetic menus for the week. Until you are able to do this on your own, if would not be a bad idea if you seek help in preparing your menu in the beginning stages of your diagnosis period. Once you have became aware and informed and educated on the subject, then you will be able to continue on your own without the help of anyone else.
Another great idea is to ask someone for help who has already been diagnosed as a diabetic. Nine chances out of ten then will have some great advice to give to you as they have already been there and still are at this point in their lives.
Your physician is there for you and anytime that you change your diet you should inform your physician. They can help guide you in the right direction because they will be able to monitor your progress or relapse based upon what you are doing at the present time.
Eating Healthier – Eating healthier is the whole point is changing your diet once you have been determined to be pre diabetic. Think about how you normally would eat and then adjust accordingly. In the past, did you eat a lot of sweets? If yes, then cut them down in your new diet plan. This is just one of the ways that you can learn how to develop your own pre diabetic menu.
Make sure to include protein, vegetables, fiber, fruits and vitamins into your new diet. Learn what proper proportion sizes are and follow them. For example, does 1 ounce of protein equal one serving? Things like this, you should learn. Once you learn these key factors and learn how to read nutrition labels and learn what your proper daily calorie intake should be, you will begin to have a better understanding of developing a proper pre-diabetic menu that you will be able to follow and be able to live by.
Go to Diabetic Diet Zone to get your free ebook on Diabetic Diets at Diabetic Diet Diabetic Diet Zone also has information on Pre Diabetic Menus along with a lot of other free information. Come by our new Diabetic Diet Community site today for free ebooks and other free information that can help you today.
By admin on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 | Comments Off
The treatment of Type II diabetes requires a team approach. Many diabetics do not have a team of professionals to help them control their diabetes or even give them valuable information on their condition. Diabetics are often ill informed on the many professionals that are available and who can help them control their condition.
There are a number of professionals who specifically deal with diabetes and are especially qualified to work with patients with Type II diabetes. The following is a list of professionals that are available to help you with your condition.
People are often surprised to see that chiropractors are a part of health care professionals that can assist diabetics. Chiropractors are actually required to have nutrition education as part of their degree, which makes them especially qualified to work with Type II diabetes patients. Chiropractors are necessary for patients suffering from diabetes because nutrition is a big part of controlling diabetes. With proper nutritional advice, many people with Type II diabetes are able to take back control of their lives as well as reverse some of the damage caused by diabetes.
Many chiropractors, naturopathic doctors and some medical doctors today are explicitly trained in functional endocrinology. This means that they have an intricate knowledge and understanding on how the different organ systems work and also establish which organs are not working as they should. Functional endocrinologists are a necessity if you are to have a medical team that is able to effectively control your diabetes.
A traditional endocrinologist uses blood work and your blood sugar levels to determine what medication is necessary to control your diabetes. A health professional that practices functional endocrinology on the other hand looks at the same blood sugar levels on the blood work and seeks instead to determine what caused them to be high or low in addition to helping you control your blood sugar levels. A health professional that practices functional endocrinology is more likely to get to the source of the problem and then effectively work towards reversing it. This also results in much better outcomes for a person suffering from Type II diabetes.
To learn more about diabetes or treating diabetes, please contact Jonathan Berns D.C. at Integrative Health of Tampa.
By admin on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 | Comments Off
The vast majority of us buy socks for functional, formal or sporting purposes without giving much thought to what the socks are doing to our feet. Its different for a diabetic person though. Those living with diabetes have poor blood circulation and this can lead to painful foot sores. Therefore, promoting healthy feet is important and Diabetic Socks have been designed with this purpose in mind. Pairs of Diabetic Socks look for all intents and purposes look like normal socks, but they provide extra support for the feet when they are worn. Made from premium materials, Diabetic Socks benefit from a number of features that care for feet that might be at risk from a variety of infections. Top quality Diabetic Socks and Silver Socks provide comfort and care for people that live with diabetes on a daily basis.
What makes them special?
As well as the quality materials that go into making Diabetic Socks, the design of the footwear also has a great deal to say in the comfort factor. If a sock fits comfortably it reduces the risk of infection, and Diabetic Socks have been developed bearing this concept in mind. Each pair of Diabetic Socks is blessed with a soft cuff, you wont find uncomfortable binding elastic in the design of Silver Socks. They have a hand-linked toe area, and unlike standard types of foot accessories, Diabetic Socks are free from creases, they wont leave problematic pressure marks. Its essential for diabetics to look after their feet and Diabetic Socks provide comfort and support in a caring manner.
Something smells funny here
One of the main causes for concern in relation to foot care is the build up of bacteria caused by moisture. Not only does this result in unpleasant foot odour, it can prove harmful to the at risk foot. A decent pair of Diabetic Socks will help and in particular, Silver Socks are extremely effective at alleviating this problem. The silver fibres within the Diabetic Socks offer antibacterial and antimicrobial qualities, helping to keep the skin dry whilst eliminating foot odour at the sock time. You could wear the Diabetic Socks all day long, theyll keep your feet comfortable and supported and you wont feel embarrassed when you take your shoes off in the evening.
Cumfystuff.com specialise in Diabetic Socks . Reed Medical socks are manufactured especially for diabetics from the finest quality materials. Visit us today for the highest quality Silver Socks .
By admin on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off
Oramed's Insulin Pill Superior to New Diabetes Drugs Gaining Approval
Medicine for diabetics, one of the largest populations of sick patients in the US, should look to more natural means for bringing insulin into the body. Oramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ORMP:NASDAQ) offers a potential remedy and has been making good … Read more on Baystreet.ca
Sticking Point: The Price of an Old Insulin Skyrockets
Insulin is an old drug, but the price of one of its most concentrated formulations – known as Humulin U-500 – increased more than five times over the last seven years. In 2007, the wholesale cost for a one-month supply was about $ 220, but is now … Read more on Wall Street Journal (blog)
Science Changes Lives: From glass syringes and insulin bottles to a handy pen
Insulin is a hormone that is essential for moving sugar from the blood stream into muscles and fatty tissue to provide energy. Diabetes is a condition caused by a lack, or insufficiency of insulin. Too little of this hormone allows dangerous levels of … Read more on thejournal.ie
By Hans Gerhard on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 | Comments Off
For diabetics living in Jasper diabetic dogs are turning their lives around. Guide dogs have been recognized for many years but canines are now being trained as service animals in a number of different areas. Some are alerting owners to an imminent epilepsy attack. Some help children with autism and now some are warning their owners of low blood sugar levels.
For some reason not fully understood, a dog can sense problems by the scent of a person’s breath. A diabetes urine smells sweet when there is non-absorption of glucose but a dog can pick up the danger signs before this point. By alerting its owner, insulin can be administered in time to prevent a potentially dangerous hypoglycemic episode.
Levels rise and fall continually due to a number of factors. They can be very difficult to control, especially in children. Once the sufferer learns to trust the ability of his companion, confidence grows. Having a reliable alert system relieves diabetics of stress and worry about their condition.
Clients are better able to control their insulin usage. There is also the potential to benefit from more exercise and increased socialization. A reduction in depression has also been noted.
Clients may need to undergo up to a hundred hours of training. This takes place both in the classroom and in the field over a period of up to four months. Each person works with several different animals until a good match is found.
Those with Type 1 diabetes are more likely to suffer hypoglycemic attacks than those with Type 2. Parents of children with Type 1 are particularly grateful to Jasper diabetic dogs as they can now sleep at night knowing they will awaken if necessary. Prior to having a dog, parents would need to test their children’s levels several times each night.
Get a summary of the benefits of owning Jasper diabetic dogs and more information about an experienced service dog trainer at https://dreysalertdogs.com/ now.
By admin on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 | Comments Off
Half of America is Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic
As old people continue breathing like never before, people keep eating like never before, and most of us just keep sitting like never before, diabetes is sweeping America. About half of Americans are diabetic or pre-diabetic. “12.3 percent of Americans … Read more on Esquire (blog)
FDA approves eye drug for diabetes patients
Diabetes patients with diabetic macular edema (DME), a common eye disorder among people with diabetes, have a new treatment option that may improve their vision. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on July 29 approved the use of Eylea, an injection … Read more on The News-Press
Fewer Hospitalizations For Diabetic Veterans Using VA's Home-based Care
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For older U.S. military veterans with multiple chronic conditions, including diabetes, taking advantage of home-based primary care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was linked to fewer hospitalizations, in a … Read more on Business Insider
Getting furry support: Louisville woman gets diabetic service dog
According to the American Diabetes Association, 29.1 million Americans had diabetes in 2012, which represents 9.3 percent of the population. The disease remains the seventh leading cause of death in this country. It is the leading cause of kidney … Read more on The Daily Times
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Teenager Dies After Injecting Insulin in Suspected Weight Loss Attempt
A teenager from Manchester, U.K. has died after she used her boyfriend's insulin pump on her own body in an attempt to lose weight. Apparently she had heard that insulin could be used to help with bodyweight control, and she was conscious about her … Read more on Guardian Liberty Voice
Insulin glargine product receives European marketing authorization
Eli Lilly and Company and Boehringer Ingelheim have been granted marketing authorization by the European Commission for their insulin glargine product, indicated for treatment of diabetes in patients older than 2 years, according to a release. Read more on Healio