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  • Diabetics can test blood sugar level by wearing a temporary tattoo
    Diabetics can test blood sugar level by wearing a temporary tattoo
    According to a report on Jan. 27, more than 8 percent of the earth’s adult population has diabetes. This means that close to 390 million need to check their glucose levels on a regular basis. Most people check their glucose levels twice a...
  • Mobile medical apps approved for continuous glucose monitoring
    Mobile medical apps approved for continuous glucose monitoring
    The FDA has decided to allow marketing of the first set of mobile medical apps that enable diabetic patients to automatically and securely share data from a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) with other people in real-time using an Apple mobile...
  • Founders of CityFeast
    Eating for a cause: 10th annual CityFeast to benefit diabetes research
    I’m looking forward to attending another CityFeast, the 10th annual fundraiser to benefit Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund. I and my eating buddy are returning to Terramia, a sweet little swanky North End restaurant, to feast...
  • Jon Gabriel
    “Mind-Body Weight Loss Summit”: The real deal to losing pounds
    The power of the human mind has been an area of fascination for medical professionals for thousands of years; even now, with science as advanced as it is, we still know precious little about how the brain works, and how it affects human behavior....
  • Joslin Diabetes Center raises money with the 10th annual City Feast
    Joslin Diabetes Center raises money with the 10th annual City Feast
    Good news for people who love eating in Boston's North End and hate diabetes! The Joslin Diabetes Center is putting on the tenth annual City Feast in Boston. With a tagline like "Dining Out to conquer diabetes," it is hard to resist...
  • Change your life with "Life Simple 7"
    Change your life with "Life Simple 7"
    1. Get active2. Control Cholesterol3. Eat Better4. Manage Blood Pressure5. Lose Weight6. Reduce Blood Sugar7. Stop SmokingThe above are seven simple steps (lifestyle behaviors) designed to improve your overall health and reduce your risk of health...
  • Preventing type 2 diabetes in cats
    Lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes in cats
    It's hard to know exactly how to prevent certain diseases in our cats. For instance, chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes are somewhat common in older cats. We have an idea of how to prevent type 2 diabetes in ourselves, but since...
  • Risk of developing diabetes is nearly double in women with PTSD
    Risk of developing diabetes is nearly double in women with PTSD
    Women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have nearly twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes than women who do not have PTSD, says Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The longitudinal study was announced on...
  • Early blood glucose monitoring extends the life of type 1 diabetes patients
    Early blood glucose monitoring extends the life of type 1 diabetes patients
    Patients who take intense control of blood glucose levels soon after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes live longer than patients who do not, says a study by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. The research was published on...
  • Getting some sleep
    Poor sleep can lead to weight gain and diabetes
    It is common knowledge that eating unhealthy food and not exercising regularly can lead to weight gain and diabetes. Another important consideration in dealing with these serious health problems is sleep. Investigación y Desarrollo reported on Jan...
  • Diabetes
    Delay diabetes with a 5 percent weight loss or physical activity
    Only 11 percent of the estimated 79 million Americans who are at risk for diabetes know they are at risk, federal health officials reported Thursday.The condition, known as prediabetes, describes higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that put...
  • Preventing diabetes if you have prediabetes
    Preventing diabetes if you have prediabetes
    Prediabetes is a fairly reliable predictor of Diabetes. According the research published by the CDC and well documented in research literature, many individual who are currently diagnosed with diabetes, had prediabetes for 10 years prior. "...
  • Human brain
    The brain growth of kids may be affected by diabetes
    Type 1 diabetes is a very challenging disease to handle. Lack of careful control of this disorder can be devastating for kids. WebMD reported on Dec. 26, 2014 diabetes may affect the brain growth of kids.However, the researchers say this finding...
  • Why many people with pre-diabetes may end up with diabetes
    Why many people with pre-diabetes may end up with diabetes
    Prediabetes means that blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes.Two basic (routine)tests for pre-diabetes and diabetes are:1. An A1C levela. a level between 6 and 6.5 percent is...
  • New Year's Resolution: Sleep Better
    New Year's Resolution: Sleep Better
    Increasingly we have been made aware of the health risks associated with sleep deprivation. Those problems it causes can run the gamut from hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, cancer, and increased mortality.For the estimated 50-70...