Diabetes Smartphone Apps

Every day diabetic patients have to monitor their blood glucose and adapt their dose of insulin according to what they ate (or planning to eat) and to their physical activity. Obviously, digital devices are eager to help them. Mobile apps for diabetics are sometimes more specialized in nutrition, whereas others only focus on blood readings. […]

What you should know about type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes usually develops slowly over time and is usually seen in overweight to obese men and women. Low activity level, bad diets, excessive fat around the waist are all major factors that lead to the disease. The larger basis for diabetes is from the amount of sugar consumed and most of it comes […]

Unusual Nursing Jobs You May Not Have Considered

Most people realize that in general nursing at all levels is a rather well-paid career. But there are more different kinds of nursing jobs out there than you might think. While working in a hospital or a doctor’s office can be very interesting, challenging and satisfying if nurses would like to try something different there […]

Blood-vessel inflammation may signal diabetes, stroke

Diabetes researchers studying the mechanisms that lead to chronic illnesses are zeroing in on inflammation as a major factor in both diabetes and heart disease. Scientists have recently noted that substances which signal inflammation, called inflammation markers, can be found in the blood of patients who have diabetes, as well as of those who have […]

Cell infusion is a ‘miracle’ for diabetic

For 50 years, Sigrun Schwendinger of Potomac, Md., coped with diabetes. She gave herself multiple insulin injections every day, tested her blood-sugar levels frequently and paid constant attention to her diet and exercise. That changed in February 2014, when Schwendinger got the second of two infusions of insulin-producing pancreatic cells in an experimental procedure at […]

Fees for spousal coverage grow

Surcharges added for those who can get other insurance First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes spousal surcharges for health insurance? More U.S. workers will be paying them in 2018 as employers shift more costs to them — or to their spouses’ employers. How surcharges typically work: Workers pay $80 to $400 a month more […]

Health threats: Who’s in charge?

Government and mixed messages  Let’s go back some 16 years and see what has changed since the Florida anthrax outbreak in 2001. It’s been indeed almost two decades, but almost a month after doctors diagnosed anthrax in a Florida man, White House officials were still trying to find a leader who can both inspire public […]

The diabetes way of life

Americans with disease learn to eat well, exercise Ted DeLeon’s family is plagued by diabetes on all sides. His parents, aunts and uncles and seven of nine siblings have it. Yet, when it came to him, he didn’t recognize it. “I was thirsty all the time. I gained 30 pounds over summer, was going to […]

Young type 2 diabetics face severe problems

The first long-term study of children diagnosed with type 2, or “adult-onset” diabetes, shows that as young adults, many suffer from severe complications, including kidney disease, miscarriages, and death. The study, though small, is ringing alarm bells for researchers here at a meeting of the American Diabetes Association, giving weight to predictions that a growing […]

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