Monday, November 13, 2006

A New Cool Tool in the Battle Against Diabetes

I came across this new tool let me know what you think

Julia Hanf

Daily Health News Summary: Survey Finds Double-digit ...
PR Web (press release),?WA?- 1 hour ago
... Also, a company has developed a new tool that improves diabetes detection by using florescent light to measure the condition of the blood and spot vessel ...
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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Lifestlye Makes the Difference

Another reason to get your diabetes and lifestyle into a healthy condition


Diabetes, lifestyle can increase risk for PAD
The News Journal, DE - 3 hours ago
... Diabetes, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol increase the risk for the condition, and by age 70, 20 percent of all people will have it. ...

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Ignore the Symtoms and Risk Your Health

I have spent alot of time researching and I come across this situation more often than you can imagine

Julia Hanf

Husband ignores diabetes, risks health
Monterey County Herald,?CA?- 2 hours ago
By Peter H. Gott, MD. Dear Dr. Gott: My husband is 46 years old. During a physical through his job, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. ...
FAMILY DOCTOR: Husband unwisely ignores diabetes Canton Repository (subscription)

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Saturday, October 21, 2006


Is there a difference between overweight and obese? Interesting article about the fatty issue

Julia Hanf

Weight ManagementOverweight or obese?If you've been paying any attention to the news lately, you've likely heard a lot about obesity. But what is obesity and how does it differ from plain old overweight? And why is a little body fat so harmful anyway?Your weight "status" is roughly determined by your body mass index or BMI, which is a number that compares your weight to your height. A healthy BMI ranges between 18.5 and 24.9, while anything under 18.5 is considered underweight. If your BMI is between 25 and 29.9 you might be considered overweight, depending on your age and muscular status. If it's over 30.0, you've joined the 23% of Canadians that are considered obese.Are you overweight? Check your BMISo what causes obesity? It's not just a question of eating too much - though that can be a factor. Actually, there are many contributing factors. These can include: * consuming more food than your body actually needs * not being active enough * genetics * your metabolism * social factors * economic factors * psychological/emotional factors So, what's all the fuss and concern? The fact is that obesity has health consequences. The complications resulting from obesity can have a considerable negative effect on the quality and length of a person's life. These complications can also have a significant impact on health care costs. People who are obese are at a higher risk of numerous illnesses, including heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and more.

myTELUS health : Overweight or obese?

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Food, Glorious Food

Now we can even enjoy Trick or Treating

Julia Hanf

Food, Glorious FoodAn Overview of Sugar-Free Food & Medical NutritionalsAverage Rating: Tags: Feature Articles, Food News October 2006

With the month of Halloween upon us, so begins the time of year when tempting food and nutritional delicacies will line the aisles of retail outlets everywhere.With a huge array of low-carb, sugar-free, fat-free and low glycemic index foods, a person with diabetes is no longer left out in the cold.This month, we showcase a wide range of food products developed especially for people with diabetes. For the charts relating to this article, see the ‘Medical Nutritionals Reference Guide’ and the ‘Sugar-Free Food Reference Guide’ on our Charts page.Be sure to speak with your healthcare practitioner about diabetic foods and nutritionals before making your purchase! Enjoy!

Food, Glorious Food - Food News - Diabetes Health magazine

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Diabetes is one BIG Scare that we can Beat!!!

Great article, its really scarey that one third of the population is at risk for diabetes and don't even know it

Julia Hanf

Diabetes is one Big Scare we can beat, if only we'd take the ...
Vancouver Province (subscription), Canada - 1 hour ago
... Obesity is a major trigger for diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death among Canadians. Toronto today to hear the latest on diabetes research. ...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

An Astonishing 1 in 523 young people

Diabetes Is Now Diagnosed In 1 In 523 Young People

About one in every 523 young people have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to the first comprehensive assessment of the disease in Americans under 20.

This stat refers to people under 20 thats incredible, if you don't know someone that has been affected by diabetes I am sure you soon will

Julia Hanf

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

May the Force be With You

R2D2, Cp3O and now GNT4A.... what causes them to go to the dark side?

Julia Hanf

Fatty Diets Linked to Type 2, December 28, 2005 · Scientists say they've found out how a high-fat diet can trigger Type 2 diabetes. Their report is in the journal Cell.Researchers have long assumed that many genes go awry in diabetes. But scientists in California and Japan say they've found one of the key genes. It's called GNT4A. It's responsible for making an enzyme that the pancreas needs to sense blood sugar. When blood sugar rises after a meal, the pancreas releases insulin. That allows the sugar to be used for energy or stored.But when the pancreas can't sense blood sugar properly, it over-compensates by pumping out more insulin. High levels of insulin eventually make cells resistant to insulin. That is Type 2 diabetes.The researchers found that mice on a high-fat diet produce less of the crucial enzyme. They hope a drug that increases output of the enzyme might make susceptible people less likely to develop diabetes. -- Richard Knox

NPR : Fatty Diets Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

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6 Top Risk Factors for Diabetes

Top 6 Risk Factors for Type 2 DiabetesFrom Debra Manzella,Your Guide to Diabetes.
There are many risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes. Some of them come from our family history and genetics and so are with us always, but some can be turned around to help reverse or prevent Type 2 Diabetes. What are they and what can we do to cut the risk?
1) ObesityThe number one risk factor for type 2 diabetes is obesity. The National Center for Health Statistics states that 30 percent of adults, 20 and over are obese. That's 60 million people. Greater weight means a higher risk of insulin resistance, because fat interferes with the body's ability to use insulin. According to the same study, the number of overweight kids between ages 6-19 has tripled since 1980. There is a corresponding rise in the number of children being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
2) Sedentary LifestyleThe Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health (USA, 1996) states that "a sedentary lifestyle is damaging to health and bears responsibility for the growing obesity problems". Inactivity and being overweight go hand in hand towards a diagnosis of Type 2. Muscle cells have more insulin receptors than fat cells, so a person can decrease insulin resistance by exercising. Being more active also lowers blood sugar levels by helping insuling to be more effective. It's a win-win.Sponsored LinksType 2 Diabetes Dietcreate 3 diabetic friendly meals free easy to use, interactive toolwww.Blood Sugar LevelDiabetes Blood Sugar Level! Diabetes Blood Sugar Level
3) Unhealthy Eating Habits90% of people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are overweight. Unhealthy eating contributes largely to obesity. Too much fat, not enough fiber, and too many simple carbohydrates all contribute to a diagnosis of diabetes. Eating right is one way to turn the diagnosis around and reverse or prevent that diagnosis.
4) Increased AgeIt's a sad but true fact. The older we get, the greater our risk of Type 2 diabetes. Even if an elderly person is thin, they still may be predisposed to getting diabetes. Scientists theorize that the pancreas ages right along with us, and doesn't pump insulin as efficiently as it did when we were younger. Also, as our cells age, they become more resistant to insulin as well.
5) High Blood Pressure and High CholesterolThese two bad boys are the hallmark risk factors for many diseases and conditions, including Type 2 diabetes. Not only do they damage your heart vessels but they are two key components in Metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms including obesity, a high fat diet, and lack of exercise. Having metabolic syndrome increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
6) History of Gestational DiabetesGestational diabetes affects about 4% of all pregnant women. It begins when hormones from the placenta make the mother insulin resistant. Many women who have gestational diabetes develop type 2 diabetes years later. Their babies are also at some risk for developing diabetes later in life.Updated: August 31, 2006Important disclaimer information about this About site.Related Guide PicksAge is Increased Risk of DiabetesDiabetes Risk FactorsDiabetes is Risk Factor for Heart DiseaseSuggested ReadingAm I at Risk for Diabetes?Take This Test for DiabetesAre You At Risk?Are You Genetically Predisposed?

Risk Factors For Type 2 Diabetes

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Cooking Made EASY!!

I found this great article and it even has some recipes you can try

Julia Hanf

Cooking with diabetes in mind is easy with the right recipes
Ledger Independent,?KY?- 47 minutes ago
... 14, the Mason County Diabetes Support Group sponsored its second annual “Step It Up For Diabetes Walk” at the Maysville-Mason County Recreation Park. ...

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