Tag Archives: Diabetes

Six Tricks for Kids with Diabetes

Tricks (and treats) can help parents make sure that kids have fun, stay safe, and enjoy their Halloween candy—even when diabetes is a part of their lives. To make the most of the upcoming festivities, here’s a checklist from experts at Fit4D, a personalized diabetes coaching service: ... More

Diabetes: Foot Care

A new bathroom scale with illuminated mirrors may help people with diabetes rise to the challenge of managing the disease and avoiding its big time complications. Daily foot exams and meticulous foot care help detect and treat minor problems before they develop into major ones. The Insight Foot Care Scale allows for thorough and safe […] ... More
More About Lactulose

More About Lactulose

To A.M., Lactulose (a combination of sugars not readily absorbed by the body) draws water into the bowel where it softens the stool and stimulates the bowels to move. In general, an initial dose produces a bowel movement within 24 to 48 hours. Taken daily thereafter, a bowel movement will usually occur in about four […] ... More

What Men with Diabetes Need to Know

A new campaign addresses often-overlooked issues affecting men with diabetes. Dealing with the day-to-day aspects of diabetes—blood glucose, nutri­tion, and lifestyle management—is a formidable challenge for all people with the disease. However, American men living with diabetes also grapple with unique physi­cal, emotional, and sexual health issues, according to recent survey findings from the American […] ... More
Healthy Life: Just a Bowl of Cherries?

Healthy Life: Just a Bowl of Cherries?

Tart cherries may be just what your doctor and your fitness trainer ordered. University of Michigan researchers recently found rats fed a diet high in freeze-dried whole cherries reduced their body fat by almost 10 percent, most of it off their bellies where the most dangerous fat for heart disease in humans is found. The […] ... More
Made in the USA

Made in the USA

To J. R., Caseville, Michigan: You write that generic versions of Amaryl (for diabetes) and Vasotec (for high blood pressure) often vary in color or shape, adding that you would prefer to use drugs made in America. Today, most drug companies have locations all over the world. Sometimes the company headquarters is in the United […] ... More
Stike Out Strokes

Stike Out Strokes

About 80 percent of all strokes are preventable. People with diabetes and those who have survived a stroke are especially vulnerable for a devastating “brain” attack. Kids have strokes, too. For more information about strokes, the Steps Against Recurrent Stroke campaign, and locations of emergency stroke centers, visit stroke.org. For more information about diabetes, visit […] ... More
Discoveries in Diabetes

Discoveries in Diabetes

This surprising discovery provides clues about what goes awry when diabetes develops. Solving the Diabetes Puzzle An international scientific consortium reports that at least six previously undetected genetic variants are involved in type 2 diabetes, boosting to 16 the total number of genetic risk factors associated with increased risk of the disease. The surprising discovery […] ... More
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