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  • Major cause of dementia discovered

    12/11/2017 1:33:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 93 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 12-11-2017 | Provided by: University of Manchester
    An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and diagnosis. Professor Garth Cooper from The University of Manchester, who leads the Manchester team, says the build-up of urea in the brain to toxic levels can cause brain damage - and eventually dementia. The work follows on from Professor Cooper's earlier studies, which identified metabolic linkages between Huntington's, other neurodegenerative diseases and type-2 diabetes. The team consists of scientists from The University of Manchester, the University of Auckland, AgResearch New Zealand, the South Australian Research and Development Institute,...
  • MEDICAL ADVANCE: Doctors agree that when HIV is under control, unprotected sex is OK

    12/05/2017 7:36:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | 12/5/17 | Lenny Bernstein
    Last year, Chris Kimmenez and his wife asked their doctors a simple question. Could Chris, who has been HIV positive since 1989 but keeps the virus in check through medication, transmit it sexually to Paula?They were pretty sure they knew the answer. Married for more than 30 years, they had not always practiced safe sex, but Paula showed no signs of having the virus.Their physicians were less certain.“They had a conversation, and they did some research on it,” Kimmenez said. “They came back to us and said there may still be a risk, but we’re comfortable enough” that unprotected sex...
  • WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD O' DIABEETUS (blood glucose monitor recommendations plz)

    12/05/2017 7:54:53 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 143 replies
    12/5/17 | marty_f
    Well, your ollll' marty was recently diagnosed with early stage Type II Diabeetus. Doc prescribed pills that sound like some Yankee RINO's name: "Metformin." I'm doing all the Intarweb research that I can on the topic but I'd like to hear FReepers' personal takes on what to look for in a blood glucose monitor. I figure if I'm going to be using this monitor for awhile it should be a good one. The one the Doc suggested -- that my insurance would most readily pay for -- doesn't get good reviews at all ("wildly inaccurate readings"). Your input please!
  • Could mouthwash put you at risk for diabetes? What you need to know

    11/29/2017 12:24:05 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 62 replies
    Today.com ^ | 11/29/17 | A. Pawlowski
    After three years, 30 percent of the people who used mouthwash twice or more a day progressed to pre-diabetes or diabetes, compared to 20 percent of those who used the rinses less frequently. Ultimately, the very frequent mouthwash users had a 55 percent higher risk of developing one of the conditions than the less frequent users, the study notes. The impact stayed the same when the researchers controlled for age, sex, smoking, physical activity, alcohol consumption and other factors.
  • Fasting-mimicking diet may reverse diabetes (Type 1 reversal by diet)

    11/19/2017 12:17:13 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 71 replies
    A diet designed to imitate the effects of fasting appears to reverse diabetes by reprogramming cells, a new USC-led study shows. "Cycles of a fasting-mimicking diet and a normal diet essentially reprogrammed non-insulin-producing cells into insulin-producing cells," said Longo, who is also a professor of biological sciences at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. "By activating the regeneration of pancreatic cells, we were able to rescue mice from late-stage type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We also reactivated insulin production in human pancreatic cells from type 1 diabetes patients." The reprogrammed adult cells and organs prompted a...
  • Study reveals how a very low calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes

    11/19/2017 11:55:58 AM PST · by ConservativeMind · 60 replies
    In a new study, a Yale-led research team uncovers how a very low calorie diet can rapidly reverse type 2 diabetes in animal models. The research team investigated the effects of a very low calorie diet (VLCD), consisting of one-quarter the normal intake, on a rodent model of type 2 diabetes. Using this approach the researchers pinpointed three major mechanisms responsible for the VLCD's dramatic effect of rapidly lowering blood glucose concentrations in the diabetic animals. In the liver, the VLCD lowers glucose production by: 1) decreasing the conversion of lactate and amino acids into glucose; 2) decreasing the rate...
  • Lab’s Nose Knows When Diabetic Emergency Lurking

    11/05/2017 9:30:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | October 27, 2017 | Lynh Bui
    Slash the chocolate Lab jumped into Kate Rondelli’s bed in the middle of the night Tuesday, licking her face to wake her up. There was trouble. The dog led her to her son’s room, where Rondelli tested her 4-year-old’s blood sugar levels: Over 400 milligrams per deciliter, more than twice the maximum range desirable for the little boy with Type 1 diabetes. Rondelli quickly gave her son, Mylon, insulin to stabilize his levels, averting a possible medical emergency. “His nose is always working,” Rondelli said. Slash is a diabetes detection dog, trained to alert Rondelli when her son’s blood sugar...
  • George Lopez booed off stage after Trump jokes flop at gala

    10/20/2017 10:41:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | October 14, 2017 | 3:45pm | By Mara Siegler
    <p>Comic George Lopez was booed off stage at a gala for juvenile diabetes in Denver last week, over an anti-Donald Trump routine that fell flat with the crowd.</p> <p>We’re told the flap began when Trump backer and Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei donated $250,000 but requested that Lopez cool it with the anti-Trump jokes at the Carousel Ball.</p>
  • Immune systems of type 1 diabetics can be ‘retrained’ to stop destroying insulin, scientists show

    08/10/2017 7:54:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 9 August 2017 | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    The damaged immune systems of diabetics can be ‘retrained’ to stop them destroying insulin, scientists believe, following successful trials of a pioneering new therapy. Researchers at King’s College London and Cardiff University showed that injecting patients with tiny protein fragments prevented immune cells from targeting vital insulin. Type 1 diabetes develops when a patient's immune system mistakenly attacks the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas. Without treatment the number of beta cells will slowly decrease and the body will no longer be able to maintain normal blood sugar (blood glucose) levels, leading to patients needing daily injections. But a...
  • Glipizide

    07/18/2017 11:54:39 AM PDT · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 21 replies
    Been Type 2 since '06. Eventually wound up on the full dose of Metformin. A couple of years ago I was prescribed Victoza. Got a couple of free months and then had to pay for it. While Victoza really did a good job of lowering my A1C the grand a month was a bit too much. Have no prescription insurance and no plans to get any and so I dropped it. Been just using Metformin with my weekly mg average in the 130s and 140s. Then a couple of months a go it started going up. The doctor saw it...
  • Stephen Furst Dies: ‘Animal House’, ‘St. Elsewhere’ Actor Was 63 [Flounder]

    06/17/2017 5:18:08 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 73 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 6/17/17 | Greg Evans
    Actor Stephen Furst, best known for his performances as the hapless Flounder in Animal House and put-upon rookie doc Eliott Axelrod on St. Elsewhere, died yesterday at his home in Moorpark, California, near Los Angeles, due to complications from diabetes. His death was announced by his sons Nathan and Griffith Furst, who asked that fans “celebrate his life by watching one of his movies or use one of his bits to make someone else laugh – really, really hard.” See their entire statement below.
  • Silicon Valley's elite are flocking to an extreme high-fat diet in hopes of living longer

    04/30/2017 2:46:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 29, 2017 | Christina Farr
    A lot of the Silicon Valley elite are doing extreme experiments on their bodies in hopes of prolonging their lives and improving their health. The latest fad among this set is sticking to a so-called 'ketogenic' diet that's exceptionally high in fat and low in carbs and is considered an experimental treatment for diabetes. Think Atkins, but way more extreme. Ambar Bhattacharyya, a managing director with Maverick Ventures, initially embarked on a low-carb, high-fat "ketogenic" diet during the due diligence process for a startup called Virta Health. The diet was designed to transition his body from burning fat as its...
  • Why Is Common Sense So Controversial?

    04/26/2017 5:55:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-26-17 | MOTUS
    How much obesity has to be created in a single decade for people to realize that diet has to be responsible for it? - Dr. Robert Atkins, the much maligned early advocate of the low carb diets. There may be other things more important but I’m more interested in junk science this week; I blame Earth Day, Climate Change and Trump. In any event I thought you might like to know about this article related to your health and diet: Vegans Suck at Science. Here’s Proof. It debunks several decades long myths about meat such as “Meat Eating Leads to...
  • Does Apple have its eye on diabetes?

    04/17/2017 3:12:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Healthcare Dive ^ | April 17, 2017 | Meg Bryant
    Dive Brief: •Apple has hired a team of biomedical engineers to develop noninvasive sensors that can monitor blood sugar and help diabetics manage their disease, CNBC reports, citing three unnamed sources. •The tech giant's secretive team, based in Palo Alto, CA, is part of an initiative first imagined by the late Steve Jobs (Apple’s founder). •If successful, the effort could create a whole new market for devices like the Apple watch. Dive Insight: Apple is already running feasibility trials at Bay Area clinical sites and has engaged consultants to help the company navigate the regulatory requirements for medical devices, the...
  • MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH: EastEnders star June Brown one of first to get miracle eye surgery

    04/09/2017 11:16:31 PM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    The Express ^ | 09 April 2017 5:30pm | Lucy Johnston, Exclusive
    ....The lens surgery helps readjust the nerve signals in the brain to access the remaining healthy parts of retina. The Eyemax Mono technology will be introduced to UK surgeons at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists annual meeting in Liverpool next month. More than 5,000 surgeons from around the world have already asked for the technology. The procedure, which can take up to five minutes but which was achieved in just 60 seconds with June, will be made available to eye surgeons across the UK and ....
  • Media Touts A New Study Blaming Diabetes Epidemic On Global Warming

    03/22/2017 1:59:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 22, 2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The media is touting a new study claiming global warming could be, at least in part, to blame for the "diabetes epidemic" sweeping the globe. "When it gets warmer, there is higher incidence of diabetes," Lisanne Blauw, a Ph.D. candidate at the Netherlands-based Einthoven Laboratory and the study's lead author, told The Huffington Post Tuesday. "It's important to realize global warming has further effects on our health, not only on the climate," Blauw said.
  • Fasting Diet May Help Regenerate a Diabetic Pancreas

    02/24/2017 1:34:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NHS News ^ | 2/24
    "The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers," BBC News reports. Research in mice found a low-calorie diet may help in cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The pancreas is an organ that uses specialised cells known as beta cells to produce the hormone insulin, which the body uses to break down sugars in the blood (glucose). In type 1 diabetes the pancreas stops producing insulin. In type 2 diabetes either not enough insulin is produced or cells in the body fail to respond to insulin (insulin resistance). Mice...
  • Metformin Diabetes Drug Could Extend Lifespan

    02/17/2017 4:45:58 PM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 8-8-2014 | Hannah Nichols
    Metformin is approved in the US as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. A new study by Cardiff University, UK, involving over 180,000 people, reveals that the drug could also increase the lifespan of those individuals who are non-diabetics. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are around 29.1 million people in the US with diabetes, equating to 9.3% of the population. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90-95% of diabetes cases and is usually associated with older age, obesity and physical inactivity, family history of type 2 diabetes or a personal history of gestational diabetes. Senior...
  • Mary Tyler Moore, Who Incarnated the Modern Woman on TV, Dies at 80

    01/25/2017 12:59:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    ny times ^ | January 25, 2017 | VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN
    Mary Tyler Moore, whose witty and graceful performances on two top-rated television shows in the 1960s and ’70s helped define a new vision of American womanhood, died on Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn. She was 80. Her family said her death, at Greenwich Hospital, was caused by cardiopulmonary arrest after she had contracted pneumonia. Ms. Moore faced more than her share of private sorrow, and she went on to more serious fare, including an Oscar-nominated role in the 1980 film “Ordinary People” as a frosty, resentful mother whose son has died. But she was most indelibly known as the incomparably spunky...
  • A NEW YORK 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL SELLS ARTWORK TO BUY HERSELF A DIABETIC ALERT DOG

    01/12/2017 5:43:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 1/11
    It is a dream come true for a young girl in Farmingdale, New York. Thanks to social media and her hard work, she's raised enough money to buy a diabetic alert dog. Eight-year-old Emma Brussels has type 1 diabetes. She wears two high tech devices but they're not perfect. For Christmas, the 3rd grader wished for a diabetic alert dog, but the highly trained canine came with a $15,000 price tag, and was not under the tree. The adorable artist is not a quitter. She turned her passion for painting into a dream come true. Emma started selling her precious...