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I get asked a lot about diabetes care. Sometimes by other diabetics, sometimes by parents of diabetics. Most often, though, I get asked about diabetes care by the spouses, partners, and adult caregivers of diabetics. To be more specific, the spouses, partners, and adult caregivers of less than compliant or noncompliant diabetics.
After the American Heart Association introduced its heart healthy logo in 1995, manufacturers apparently decided that such “healthy” logos were a pretty good marketing idea. Similar logos, called front-of-the-package labels, or FoP labels, have become popular with several food manufacturers, each of which has developed its own labels using its own criteria. Now, not surprisingly, a study by the Prevention Institute has found that these labels are misleading to customers. According to the Prevention Institute’s executive director, Larry Cohen, they “emphasize one healthy aspect to trick [customers] into buying something fundamentally unhealthy.” Dora the Explorer Fruit Shapes, for example, prominently labels itself as “gluten free,” but does not mention the fact that 58 percent of its calories come from sugar.
GlaxoSmithKline Plc said it settled on the eve of trial a lawsuit alleging its Avandia diabetes drug caused a North Carolina man to die of a heart attack, avoiding a jury determination over risks associated with the medicine.
Erik Bendl, better known as “World Guy,” and dog Nice stop for a rest in Edgewater at Big Planet Pizza on Sunday.
Scientists have shown how an “artificial pancreas” can help pregnant women with type 1 diabetes and say their finding could significantly reduce cases of stillbirth and death among diabetic expectant mothers.
Diabetes is a disease that affects people not only physically but also emotionally. The February issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, addresses mind, body and soul in its variety of articles…