Breaking News for November 26, 2013 to report on a question asked on what good has diabetes done to our body. Send this to your friends and family as I will be taking this down when the next breaking news comes along.
We interrupt today's normal routine to report on a question asked on what good has diabetes done to our body. The answer from an excellent diabetes reporter was a resounding nothing. Diabetes has done nothing good for the body. I don't blame him but I disagree to a certain point so I sent him this comment:
I think diabetes has some benefit for the body. I know someone who would not exercise and would eat badly to boot. No matter how hard I tried to have her join me in my exercise session and to eat healthy food, she just absolutely refused to do so.
Then diabetes came for a visit and that woke my friend up. Now she walks one hour every day and eats healthy meals. When she had her real age calculated, she went down from 80 to 50. That means she will live longer, right? That makes me unable to deny the positive effect of diabetes on the body. Tell me I'm wrong, I don't mind.
Breaking News for November 12, 2013 to report on a quote from President Obama
"That means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what."
The thing is mistakes are inevitable but at least you know there is a way to correct it. Compare that to not being able to get insurance.
The Affordable Care Act
October 29, 2013
Now that the Affordable Care Act is upon us, many are wondering if this is the answer to our health care troubles. Many are questioning its affordability but I find that those who are questioning it are the ones who may lose money in the process, that is, during the growing pains. But who are we to complain? Just think of the two million people who filed for bankruptcy in 2013 who could not pay their medical bills?
Is This a Warning for the Use of Sulfonylureas?
A research on the use of Sulfonylureas to manage diabetes as making one more likely to die by 58% than those who took only metformin was presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Barcelona, Spain. I thought I'd let you know that although the 92,000 UK people may have been sicker when they took Sulfonylureas. Besides, Bristol-Myers Squibb provided support for the study.
New Guideline for Diabetic Neuropathy
I am surprised, they call it new because it has been seen before. But it's important to get to know these things over and over as it will help solve our neuropathy problems.
The guideline, was developed with the help of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and under the sponsorship of the American Academy of Neurology.
The neurology panel reviewed the best scientific studies to create the recommendations for drug use and the guideline and says that the seizure drug pregabalin is effective to improve quality of life and treat the diabetic nerve pain. However, pregabalin may not be suitable for all patients. They also found that other treatments are effective like antidepressants venlafaxine, duloxetine, and amitriptyline, the seizure drugs gabapentin and valproate and painkillers like capsaicin and opioids.
Diabetic nerve pain is treatable and there is now clear guidance. For instance, the use of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation to stimulate nerves, may be effective in treating diabetic nerve pain. Many patients are either not getting any treatment or are just receiving insufficient treatment so the study says. Diabetic neuropathy is painful and can change lives so we have to find a way to help those suffering with it.
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