November 14th is World Diabetes Day and provides an opportunity to increase awareness about the different types of diabetes, share information about prevention, and communicate the importance and benefits of diabetes self-management education at our county health departments. […]
Most people know that diabetes is a disease involving sugar and that some people are born with it (type 1 diabetes) and others develop it later in life, perhaps after many years of not watching what they eat and maybe having too much sugar in their diet (type 2 diabetes).
Diabetes is one of the biggest global health threats the world faces. It is estimated there are now 415 million adults with the condition and by 2040 there will be 642 million. Most will have type 2 diabetes, the form linked to obesity and sedentary lifestyles. […]
UF Health Type 1 diabetes researchers and their colleagues have tapped into an encyclopedia, revealing new insights into how young people cope with the disease. […]
Though a well-known hymn tells us we should love “all creatures great and small,” loving some of the smaller creatures on Earth – particularly the creepy-crawly kind – can prove a little challenging. […]
Whether it is down to work pressure, money worries or relationship troubles, most of us experience stress at some point in our lives. In fact, around 75 percent of us report experiencing moderate to high levels of stress over the past month. […]
According to government researchers, complications tied to diabetes, such as amputation and cardiovascular disease, have markedly decreased over a 20-year span as a result in improvements in preventive care for adults with diabetes. […]
WASHINGTON — The FDA said today that all statins must carry warnings about increased risks of elevated blood sugar and possible transient memory and cognition problems, but at the same time the agency removed a standing recommendation for routine liver function tests for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs.
The FDA said the label changes apply to atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor), lovastatin extended-release (Altoprev), pitavastatin (Livalo), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and simvastatin (Zocor). […]