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If You're Hospitalized for Trauma and You Have Diabetes - Watch Out!
If You're Hospitalized for Trauma and You Have Diabetes - Watch Out!

Studies have already shown that people with diabetes do worse than non-diabetics after being hospitalized for stroke, heart attack, and heart surgery. Now researchers have found that they do worse after being hospitalized for trauma (a physical injury) as well.

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Are You and Your Diabetes Ready for a Hospital Stay?

You have made a point of checking your blood glucose and getting your annual eye and foot checkups. You track your blood cholesterol and blood pressure. But now the pain in your hip is unbearable and interfering with your walking program, so your doctor suggests hip surgery. You will be admitted to the hospital for hip surgery, not diabetes.

Comments 0 comments - Jul 9, 2007 - * * * * *

Help! My Diabetic Mom is in a Nursing Home
Help! My Diabetic Mom is in a Nursing Home

Q: My mother, who is a "brittle diabetic," has been sent to a skilled nursing facility for two weeks of rehabilitation following a seven-week hospital stay. I am amazed and frightened at the lack of concern for and attention to her diabetes care at the nursing home.

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Updated: Analysis Associates Avandia With Greater Risk of Heart Attack

Analysis of several recent studies indicates that Avandia (rosiglitazone), a type 2 diabetes medication that's been taken by more than six million people worldwide, is associated with a 43 percent increased risk of heart attack and with a borderline-significant increased risk of heart attack-related death.

Comments 0 comments - May 31, 2007 - * * * *

Misreading Avandia

The recent ruckus over the drug rosiglitazone (Avandia) has been portrayed as another case of Big Pharma foisting a dangerous drug on the public while the overworked FDA can't keep up.

Comments 0 comments - May 31, 2007 - * * * *

Gastric Bypass Surgery Being Considered as Treatment for Type 2
Gastric Bypass Surgery Being Considered as Treatment for Type 2

Bariatric surgery, formerly used only for treating obesity, is being explored as a cure for type 2 diabetes in normal weight or moderately overweight people.

Comments 1 comment - May 19, 2007 - * * * *

The Double Whammy: When Peripheral Artery Disease Complicates Peripheral Neuropathy
The Double Whammy: When Peripheral Artery Disease Complicates Peripheral Neuropathy

When it comes to your feet, it’s important to know where you stand. Foot problems are the most common reason for diabetes-related hospitalizations, and people with diabetes are up to fifteen times more likely to have a lower limb amputation than those without diabetes.

Comments 0 comments - May 8, 2007 - * * * *

GlucoLight's OCGM Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitor In Clinical Trials.

GlucoLight's continuous, non-invasive device is a novel approach to glucose monitoring in the acute care environment.  Using optical coherence tomography (OCT), the device is able to measure blood glucose levels through a unique anatomical area in the skin that shows physiological changes that directly correlate to changes in blood glucose.  The GlucoLight monitor displays real time glucose measurements with an initial single point calibration.

Comments 0 comments - Apr 18, 2007 - * * * *

No End in Sight to Shortage of Endos

There are only about 5,000 practicing endocrinologists in the United States in this time of rampant type 2 diabetes, and most of those are on the coasts.  According to Dr. Hossein Gharib, past president of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the Midwest could use at least 5,000 more endos, but the specialty just isn’t attracting enough new physicians.

Comments 0 comments - Apr 6, 2007 - * * * *

Oops, I Missed it Again
Oops, I Missed it Again

A British news organization reported that missed health appointments are costing millions of dollars.

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