It's a nightmare scenario for a person who's been newly diagnosed with diabetes: You're fired after learning you have this chronic-yet-manageable disease. Everything the doctors told you about living a nearly normal life seems like a lie. Your visions and hopes for the future-already clouded with this scary medical news-darken.
Latino children are one of the most overweight groups in the U.S. A recent study has attempted to explain the reasons for this phenomenon. Some researchers believe that Latino children and their families are not getting proper weight loss information from their pediatricians. A recent study has shown that when a language barrier exists, young Latino patients and their parents are not being told that the child is overweight, are not given culture-specific diet advice, and are not started on weight management plans.
A new treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes could be on the horizon. Researchers recently discovered that Yohimbin, a medication that spent several years in de-registered status, is actually successful at blocking the damaging effects of gene variants that inhibit insulin production. If it becomes a clinical drug, personalized treatment may finally be available for patients who are battling type 2 diabetes.
What is the difference between "good carbs" and "bad carbs"? Is that ache in your side normal or a sign of cancer? Is blurry eyesight normal for people with diabetes, or should you start a carrot diet to improve your vision?
I remember realizing a few years after being diagnosed with type 2 that few authorities were urging me or any other older type 2s to drive our A1c's much below 6.5%. There were several reasons behind that lack of urgency, including research-derived fears that too tight a control of blood sugar levels could lead to cardiovascular problems.
As an NFL quarterback, Jay Cutler makes his living putting a football into the hands of an open receiver before getting slammed to the ground by a huge defensive lineman. It's a stressful occupation, all about timing, a little luck, and seeing the big picture in a split second.
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