Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is currently recommended by most clinical guidelines as the standar… [ May 31, 2011 ]
May 31, 2011 (Newswise) — The gold standard long-term glucose monitoring test for patients with diabetes proved to be of limited value in dialysis patients, according to a new study at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
The study appears online in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and is scheduled for the July print issue.
Diabetes Population in Urban China Shows Considerable Growth in Last Decade, Overtaking the U.S. in Patient Numbers …
In the past decade, the urban diabetes population in China has grown considerably, according to new research by GfK HealthCare’s Roper Global Diabetes Group. The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes has increased by more than 40 percent and the population is now projected at almost 23 million diagnosed patients compared with fewer than 9 million in 2001.
Have you ever played the superpower game? You know, the one where you select a superpower.
If I could have a superpower, it would be the power to mend. When I say mend, I mean I’d want to be able to fix broken things, sew on patches to life’s tears, make things right.
But in playing the superpower game, it’s always best to consider consequences. With my power, how would I decide what needs mending? How would I decide which broken things should remain broken? How would I manage the needs of so many and so much – the desperate pleadings of people who hope beyond hope for repair of some kind? How would I handle the disappointment of those whose requests for mending butted up against my own judgment that some things should stay torn?
Charlie took the cookie from the cookie jar. Or from the diabetes bag, as it were.
At least one mystery has been solved in a month that has been absolutely atrocious on Charlie’s blood sugars.
There is a reason why Charlie’s lunch blood sugars have increased significantly in the past two weeks. He confessed sadly yesterday to the crime of mid-morning snacking while at school.
He didn’t get an F on a math test. He didn’t push a classmate. He wasn’t disrespectful to a teacher. He just ate food with carbohydrates in it.
"I won’t do it anymore."
"I was planning on stopping," he added, as if trying to kick heroin.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. It is a chronic disease marked by high levels of glucose in the blood.
The Picker Family Resource Center is offering a special class – “What to Do and When to Worry: Diabetes Control through Healthy Eating” – on Thursday, June 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. In this nutrition talk, participants can get answers to these questions: A Beyond carbohydrates, what affects blood sugar and weight, and what to eat to stay healthy? A …
Q: Seven months ago, my doctor put me on Trilipix to lower my cholesterol. By the fourth or fifth month, my blood-sugar level went from normal to diabetic high.
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