Diabetic news

Diabetes and Gum Disease go hand in hand

“Like heart disease, gum disease is also intricately linked to diabetes. Diabetics are at a high risk for periodontal disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis.”

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Children, Diabetes and Hallowe’en

“To kids, Halloween usually means candy, candy and more candy. However, for children with diabetes, Halloween can be a physically dangerous and an emotionally volatile time. The image of having to throw away a child’s trick or treat candy is heart wrenching.”

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Comparison of the quality of healthcare in England Scotland & Wales

“This chartbook brings together publicly available data from across the four home nations of the UK and presents an intra-UK picture of quality.”
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Can eating walnuts improve blood glucose control?

“Are you a diabetic? Just try out walnuts — it may help control the condition, say researchers.”

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Essex PCSO wears insulin pump on duty

“Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Dan Seymour is proud to work for Essex Police and delighted that a new medical innovation will help him do his job even better. Dan has diabetes and is the first officer in the county to wear an insulin pump to help manage his body chemistry day and night.”

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Change in how HbA1c results are reported

“The way in which HbA1c results are reported in the UK is changing.”

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Reversing the effects of type 1 diabetes

“Are you a scientific anomaly like me? Have you or someone you know reversed the complications associated with diabetes? Did you suffer microvascular and macrovascular damage during the “growing pains” of coming to terms with having no choice but to live your life with diabetes? Then, did you turn around and find love and hope, which made you change your life? And after changing it, did you find after several years that you were healing the damage that you had incurred by your own misguided hand?

Well, I did and I am looking for others!”

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Cinnamon may reduce blood glucose levels

“Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day significantly reduces blood sugar levels in diabetics, a new study has found. The effect, which can be produced even by soaking a cinnamon stick your tea, could also benefit millions of non-diabetics who have blood sugar problem but are unaware of it.”

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Eating fish twice a week may limit kidney problems in diabetics

“For adults with diabetes, eating fish twice a week may help prevent kidney disease — one of the most serious complications of diabetes, according to British researchers.”

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Scheme for pregnant women with diabetes could go national

A NEW initiative that aims to make sure diabetic women in Bournemouth and Poole have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies could be used as a national model.

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