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Diabetes Solutions | Lifeworks Wellness Center

Diabetes Solutions | Lifeworks Wellness Center

For 2,000 years diabetes has been recognized as a devastating and deadly disease. In Roman times it was referred to as sweet death. Today, according to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 21 million people in the United States have diabetes, with about 90 to 95% having type 2 diabetes. In 2001, the most recent year for which US figures are posted, 934,550 Americans died from out-of-control symptoms of this disease. If you are an American diabetic, you will probably have been told that you can consume sugary and sugar-producing foods multiple times daily as long as you take enough insulin to cover yourself. Sadly, when treating diabetes there has been little recognition of the fact that high levels of insulin are just as dangerous over time as sugar is. Prolonged exposure to high levels of insulin can be very detrimental. Glucose-lowering drugs usually succeed in lowering blood sugar levels, but may increase the death rate from heart attacks . These drugs also are associated with weight gain, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, drowsiness, and headache . Nearly 5,000 years ago in India, the physician Susruta described a disease "brought on by gluttonous overindulgence in rice, flour, and sugar," in which urine is "like an elephant's in quantity." And today, the picture is hardly any different. In most cases, diabetes is a direct response to the way a person is living. The average American consumes an astounding 2-3 lbs. of sugar each week in the form of sucrose (table sugar), dextrose (corn sugar), and high-fructose corn syrup. Foods such as bread, breakfast cereal, mayonnaise, peanut butter, ketchup, spaghetti sauce, and microwave meals all contain very high levels of hidden' sugars. So, it's no wonder the s Continue reading >>

About Us | Medtronic Diabetes

About Us | Medtronic Diabetes

Transforming Diabetes Care Together, For Greater Freedom And Better Health For more than 30 years, Medtronic has been helping people with diabetes. Medtronic is working with the global community to change the way people manage diabetes. Together, we will transform diabetes care by expanding access, integrating care and improving outcomes, so people with diabetes can enjoy greater freedom and better health. Under the leadership of Hooman Hakami, Executive Vice President and President of the Diabetes Group , we operate three global business units to serve customers worldwide. The Intensive Insulin Management Business Unit: This business unit serves the needs of those with type 1 diabetes and those who use intensive insulin regimens with type 2 diabetes. This business unit is our history and our heritage , and where we have offered a comprehensive approach to improve outcomes and care. We remain committed to advancing innovation to enable greater freedom and better health by increasing the automation of our insulin pump platforms with the goal of ultimately developing a fully automated, closed loop system. The Non-Intensive Diabetes Therapies Business Unit: This business unit focuses on addressing the needs of patients with type 2 diabetes who do not use intensive insulin regimens and provides solutions along the diabetes care continuum. This team, working together with our partners, people with diabetes, providers, and payers, is focusing on developing products and solutions to improve clinical outcomes and reduce the burden of managing type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Service and Solutions Business Unit: This business unit optimizes clinical outcomes and enhances the customer experience with our therapies. We are focused on innovation in consumables, such as infusion sets, Continue reading >>

Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution

Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution

A program developed by Richard K. Bernstein, MD, for keeping blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible at all times. Dr. Bernstein, who himself has had Type 1 diabetes for more than 60 years, was one of the early advocates of aggressive blood glucose control using blood glucose monitoring. He first published Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution in 1997, and the book was last updated in 2011. Following what he calls “The Law of Small Numbers,” Dr. Bernstein recommends consuming small amounts of carbohydrate and taking small insulin injections because they have more predictable effects on blood glucose levels. He points out that food producers are allowed a 20% margin of error in the carbohydrate content on their food labels; this may lead to unpredictable results if you eat a meal high in carbohydrate. For example, a meal that is supposed to contain 60 grams of carbohydrate could be off by as much as 12 grams of carbohydrate. If a gram of carbohydrate raises a person’s blood glucose by 5 mg/dl, the predicted after-meal blood glucose level could be off by 60 mg/dl. Further, Dr. Bernstein points out that the absorption of injected insulin can be variable and “the bigger the dose, the bigger the variation.” Consequently, he recommends that a single insulin injection never exceed 7 units in adults. Dr. Bernstein recommends consuming no more than 6 grams of carbohydrate at breakfast, 12 grams of carbohydrate at lunch, and 12 grams of carbohydrate at dinner. He recommends ingesting only slow-acting carbohydrate foods such as salad greens and nonsweet vegetables and avoiding sweets, sweet or starchy vegetables, fruits and juices, milk, low-fat yogurt, grains, pasta, and many types of prepared foods. He advises people to get the remainder of their calories fro Continue reading >>

Diabetes Solutions Of Oklahoma

Diabetes Solutions Of Oklahoma

If you have already reached your deductible for the year, now might be a good time to consider advancing your diabetes management to CGM or pump therapy. Whether you have diabetes, are the parent of a child with diabetes, or someone interested in helping people with diabetes, we hope we can be of help to you. Welcome to Diabetes Solutions. Currently there are many technology and medical advances, new discoveries, and future potential for people with diabetes. It seems as though the future for people with diabetes is bright. However, we know if you are affected by diabetes, you have concerns now. You are not sure what is going to happen today, let alone worry about tomorrow. For many, the future may not get here soon enough. Let Diabetes Solutions help. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people in Oklahoma who have diabetes and to reduce the incidence of diabetes and diabetes complications through education and behavioral research. To learn more about how we help those with diabetes, visit our About section. There are many ways for you to register for our outstanding programs. Here is how you can get started: Download a camp brochure to mail or fax (available on each event page) Pick up a brochure at your doctors office Stay current on our news and events by signing up for our monthly eSolutions newsletter. Continue reading >>

Obesity And Diabetes: Solutions

Obesity And Diabetes: Solutions

There are solutions to the seemingly unstoppable epidemics of obesity and diabetes that are threatening to engulf the world. There are solutions to the seemingly unstoppable epidemics of obesity and diabetes that are threatening to engulf the world, according to Prof Stephan Rssner, who recently spoke at the First Regional Congress on Obesity organised by the International Association for the Study of Obesity. The solutions include bariatric surgery, weight reduction diets and physical activity. The reason why researchers feel that any intervention is worth trying is demonstrated by a large study done among patients suffering from type 2 diabetes . The findings showed that patients who had received interventions experienced a risk factor reduction of 50%. This is most encouraging because it shows that both conditions are treatable and that the negative scenario of obesity and diabetes can be reversed if something is done about them. Bariatric surgery involves a variety of surgical techniques that are used to reduce food uptake from the digestive tract, such as reduction of the stomach or duodenum. During the study, patients who had undergone bariatric surgery lost an average of 20 kg. They maintained this weight loss for a period of six years. Although some of the risk factors associated with obesity and diabetes, such as high blood cholesterol levels and elevated blood pressure, had returned to pre-operation levels after six years, other risk factors were dramatically reduced. For example, the improvement in blood glucose control and the incidence of diabetes had remained at the 0,2% level, or 30% less than in the control group. Bariatric surgery is, therefore, an option that can be considered when a patient is obese, has not lost weight with conventional diet and exe Continue reading >>

Diabetes Care From Sharecare | About The Sharecare Diabetes Solution

Diabetes Care From Sharecare | About The Sharecare Diabetes Solution

The Sharecare Diabetes Solution was founded on the principles of the Diabetes Treatment Centers of America, originally established by Healthways more than 30 years ago. Today, our expanded products and services bridge the gap between people with diabetes and prediabetes to effectively deliver coordinated care and elevate education solutions. As the only comprehensive diabetes program delivering end-to-end care, the Sharecare Diabetes Solution enhances revenue and increases cost savings, boost clinical and quality outcomes, as well as improves patient, provider and nursing satisfaction throughout your health system. Our four pillars of success are: We help organizations increase cost savings and improve overall revenue by working to reduce the average length of stay and avoidable readmissionsfor people with diabetes. Ready to get started? Contact us today for an initial consultation. The Sharecare Diabetes Solution is designed to improve clinical outcomes through glycemic control and management. Based on comprehensive, state-by-state research, our integrated program continually evolves to meet the highest standards of clini Ready to get started? Contact us today for an initial consultation. By working to close the gap of diabetes and non-diabetes average lengths of stay and mitigating risks to reduce avoidable readmissions, the Sharecare Diabetes Solution improves quality for all patients. Our programmatic interventions provide me Ready to get started? Contact us today for an initial consultation. By standardizing patient education throughout our health systems, Sharecare increases community awareness around diabetes and boosts patient satisfaction. Physicians and nurses trust our solution to support and prepare their patients with the same Ready to get started? Contact Continue reading >>

Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution

Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution

The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars 2011 Edition includes information on new technology, new drugs, new methods and new recipes New pharmaceuticals for treating Type 2 diabetes – what works and how to use them. Pros and cons of inhaled insulin, insulin pumps and continuous blood sugar monitors. How to make sense out of the many new insulin analogues and insulin mixtures: which to avoid, which to use and how to use them. How to get by after the removal from the marketplace of the only long lasting human insulin. How to curb the carbohydrate craving, overeating and resultant weight gain caused by beta cell loss and resultant amylin deficit, using new amylin analogues. Debunks the exaggerated claims for new diabetes products and highlights those of value. Dr. Richard Bernstein’s groundbreaking approach to diabetes care enables you to take control of the disease by normalizing your blood sugars. Since its first publication in 1997, DR. BERNSTEIN’S DIABETES SOLUTION has become the bible for diabetics. Dr. Bernstein himself is living proof of the success of his methods. Diagnosed with diabetes at age twelve, he was a successful business executive and engineer when he worked out a way to normalize his blood sugars. This, in turn reversed many of the longterm complications he had suffered from for years. At the age of forty-five, he entered medical school in order to publish his findings and eventually treat other diabetics. In this newly revised and updated edition, Dr. Bernstein provides an accessible, detailed guide to his revolutionary approach to regulating blood sugars and outlines his methods for preventing or reversing the long-term complications of diabetes. He offers the most up-to-date information on new products, medications, and supplements. H Continue reading >>

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Call now to make your appointment: 401-949-0480 6th year providing comprehensive Diabetes care Kristine Batty Ph.D., APRN-CNP, BC-ADM, CDE, CDOE AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award of Excellence Recipient for RI 2014 Diabetes Care Solutions opened its doors in 2013 and ever since has beenproviding specialty care for those with Diabetes. Over the years we have grown and are continuing to grow. We pride ourselves on providing personalized, motivating, comprehensive care to all of our patients. Diabetes Care Solutions is a comprehensive Diabetes Care practice,that will help you gain controlof your Diabetes and guide you towards a healthy lifestyle. At Diabetes Care Solutions we acceptmost insurances. We will work witheach patient to ensure they are able to get the care needed. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday/Thursday: 9 am to 5:00pm (Wakefield) To set up an appointment please call our office. Your appointment will be scheduledwithin one month of the date you call. Diabetes Care Solutions is thrilled to announce If you, a family member of friend are at risk for Diabetes or already have Pre-Diabetes. Call to register for this life changing program! Continue reading >>

The Problem Is Unprecedented. The Solution Must Match It.

The Problem Is Unprecedented. The Solution Must Match It.

The Problem is Unprecedented. The Solution Must Match It. Today, nearly one in eight American adults has diabetes, and diagnosed diabetes costs the United States $245 billion each year. If present trends continue, the costs in lives, lost productivity and hard dollars will be an enormous personal and societal burden that could overwhelm our healthcare system and bankrupt our nation. Researchers are making important progress in the fight against this disease, but frankly, it's not fast enough, it's not dramatic enough, it's not good enough. There's a reason for that: It's not funded enough. The Next Generation of Researchers May Be Lost Forever The disparity in diabetes funding has a limiting effect on innovations and breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and ultimately, needed cures. And the reason for this is simple: it leads to a disparity in research talent. Larger budgets attract a greater pool of talented individuals from which to choose. We simply can't compete with funding that is three-to-five times greater. Due to resource constraints, younger scientists are often locked out by scientists who've already done their breakthrough work. The NIH trend toward funding established researchers is a relatively recent development. In 1980, the average age of a first R01 recipient was 35. But today, early-career researchers at the peak of their creativity are finding research dollars scarce. Many young, brilliant individuals, facing substantial debt from education, are abandoning a research career to pursue other avenues that provide stability and security for themselves and their families. The lack of funding and resultant lack of new talent are conspiring to threaten progress in diabetes research. We must reverse both trends. With 29 currently funded Pathway Continue reading >>

New Lilly Diabetes Helpline To Assist People Seeking Solutions To Insulin Affordability

New Lilly Diabetes Helpline To Assist People Seeking Solutions To Insulin Affordability

New Lilly Diabetes helpline to Assist People Seeking Solutions to Insulin Affordability Starting August 1, the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center will point people toward customized solutions based on personal circumstances INDIANAPOLIS, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Starting August 1, a new dedicated helpline called the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center will assist people who need help paying for their insulin such as those with lower incomes, the uninsured, and people in the deductible phase of their high-deductible insurance plans, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) announced today. A customized suite of solutions for all Lilly insulins, including for Humalog (insulin lispro), will be used by helpline operators to find answers that best fit the personal circumstances of patients. Among the multiple solutions being made available through the helpline are short-term and long-term options for people with immediate needs for insulin and how people with lower incomes can access Lilly insulin through free clinics. Lilly is donating Humalog and Humulin (insulin human injection) to three relief agencies Americares, Direct Relief, and Dispensary of Hope to supply nearly 150 free clinics across the U.S. "We want to hear from people who have trouble paying for their insulin so that we can try to find a solution for them," said Enrique Conterno, president of Lilly Diabetes and Lilly USA. "People with diabetes face numerous costs for their treatment including medicines, supplies and doctor visits. Our solution center can help relieve the cost burden for many people and better ensure they receive comprehensive treatment for diabetes. Our solution center will take a targeted approach to the problem by finding customized solutions for people." David A. Ricks, Chairman and CEO of Lilly, add Continue reading >>

Diabetes Solutions Available At Haysmed, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital

Diabetes Solutions Available At Haysmed, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital

By SRHC - In Community Wellness , HaysMed / St. Rose - November 30, 2015 Those with diabetes can get a jump on a New Years resolution by signing up for educational classes to help them manage their disease. Hays Medical Center and Pawnee Valley Community Hospital (PVCH) in Larned offer Diabetes Solutions from January through November. The time commitment involved is only two Tuesdays during one of those months, said Tara Roa, HaysMed physician assistant. Roa noted that classes are scheduled for each month at Hays and every other month in Larned. The hospitals are partners and share resources. The goal of Diabetes Solutions is for participants to become active in their own care and diabetes management, Roa said. We want to provide avenues to success in achieving their health-care goals. Education is the key to empowering people to better manage their disease and avoid complications, she continued. We are trying to make this as convenient as possible because we know how quality of life can improve with diabetes management. The classes are scheduled for 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the first and second Tuesdays of the month; a healthy lunch is included. Diabetes Solutions is an American Diabetes Association-accredited program. Since different material is presented each day, we strongly encourage people to attend both sessions, said Roa, a certified diabetes educator and Diabetes Solutions program coordinator. Participants are encouraged to share information and interact with the group. Class topics include: defining diabetes; eating a healthy diet; being active; monitoring test results; reducing risks; problem solving; taking medications; and healthy coping. Most patients that have attended Diabetes Solutions have said they wish they would have done it sooner, Roa commented. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Solutions Hays Medical Center

Diabetes Solutions Hays Medical Center

A comprehensive program which consists of two, 5 hour sessions. (see class content) Private consultation with a certified diabetes educator for diabetes education, insulin starts, medication adjustments, pump starts, etc. One on one consultation with a dietician for medical nutrition Are you pregnant and have just found out that you have gestational diabetes? Or, are you a diabetic and have become pregnant? We can help! We feel very strongly that the more knowledge you obtain about diabetes, the more involved you will become in your diabetes management. This in return will help you gain better control. We offer individual consultation with Andrea Paul, PA-C, who provides medical education about Gestational Diabetes and formulates a treatment plan specific to your needs. You will also meet 1:1 with a registered dietician to receive information about dietary recommendations. The following topics will be discussed: Goals of Medical Nutrition Therapy for Gestational Diabetes Dietary Guidelines for Gestational Diabetes Pathophysiology of Gestational Diabetes Signs, Symptoms, Testing, and Treatment Getting into the class is easy: ask your doctor to fill out the referral form , sign it, and fax it back to us. Our staff will take care of contacting you. Education is offered by individual consult only with a referral from your doctor. Contact us: Medical Specialists 785-623-2312|Dietitian 785-623-5176 Continue reading >>

Disease Control Priorities In Developing Countries. 2nd Edition.

Disease Control Priorities In Developing Countries. 2nd Edition.

Go to: Nature and Distribution of Diabetes Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both (American Diabetes Association 2004). Classification of Diabetes Diabetes takes three major forms. Type 1 diabetes results from destruction of the beta cells in the pancreas, leading to absolute insulin deficiency. It usually occurs in children and young adults and requires insulin treatment. Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for approximately 85 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases, is usually characterized by insulin resistance in which target tissues do not use insulin properly. A third type of diabetes, gestational diabetes, is first recognized during pregnancy. Other rare types of diabetes include those caused by genetic conditions (for example, maturity-onset diabetes of youths), surgery, drug use, malnutrition, infections, and other illnesses. The Burden of Diabetes Diabetes affects persons of all ages and races. The disease reduces both a person's quality of life and life expectancy and imposes a large economic burden on the health care system and on families. In 2003, the worldwide prevalence of diabetes was estimated at 5.1 percent among people age 20 to 79 (table 30.1). The prevalence of diabetes was higher in developed countries than in developing countries. In the developing world, the prevalence was highest in Europe and Central Asia and lowest in Sub-Saharan Africa. Some of these variations may reflect differences in the age structures and level of urbanization of the various populations. By 2025, the worldwide prevalence is projected to be 6.3 percent, a 24 percent increase compared with 2003. The largest increase in prevalence by 2025 is expected to be in East Asia and the Pacific, a Continue reading >>

Diabetes: An Update On The Pandemic And Potential Solutions

Diabetes: An Update On The Pandemic And Potential Solutions

Diabetes: An Update on the Pandemic and Potential Solutions Authors: Mohammed Ali , Karen Siegel , Eeshwar Chandrasekar , Nikhil Tandon , Pablo Aschner Montoya , Jean Claude Mbanya , Juliana Chan , Ping Zhang , KM Venkat Narayan The global burden of diabetes remains colossal, especially among those least equipped to pay for treatment of end-stage disease. A general consensus existscombining evidence from published sources and expert opinionsthat interventions to identify risk and to prevent and manage diabetes prove effective, important, and provide value in most settings. Large gaps exist in our understanding of how to facilitate implementation, engagement, and sustained success, however, especially in diverse settings. Governments could consider supporting research to address data gaps with regard to (1) distribution and natural history of disease, implementation sciences, and cost-lowering technologies; (2) building capacity; (3) strengthening infrastructure; and (4) covering up-front costs to catalyze socially valued programs. Given the pluralistic and evolving needs and priorities in different countries and health care systemsmany of which have experienced changes in disease prevalence, capacity, and financingongoing research and evaluation of health system and societal interventions remain essential to guide policy makers, donors, communities, and care providers. Continue reading >>

Natural Diabetes Solutions

Natural Diabetes Solutions

Like so many of my patients, you probably know your cholesterol levels, and you might even recall your last blood pressure reading. But what about your blood sugar levels? Do you know your A1C? Just as importantly, do you know how to maintain healthy levels of blood sugar (also known as glucose)? If not, dont be embarrassed. I blame the medical establishments obsession with cholesterol levels even though those figures are far from the whole story on heart health. But nearly every day, I am reminded of how little attention most people pay to blood sugar numbers until they become insulin resistant (also known aspre-diabetic) or developfull-blown diabetes. Most patients shrug off a diagnosis of elevated blood sugar, in spite of the fact that it is a serious condition that will become diabetes unless you change your ways. For example, its well established that diabetes damages the delicate endothelial cells that line all of our blood vessels. This enables plaque to build up, eventually leading to cardiovascular disease. But that process begins, long before a diabetes diagnosis, with elevated blood sugar. So, even if your cholesterol levels are perfect or close to it, high levels of blood glucose could be harming your heart and blood vessels. As a practicing physician, I see plenty of indications that glucose management is a problem. Excess weight, especially around the waist, is one red flag. But I check all my patients glucose levels because an individual of normal weight can have glucose management problems, too. I look for elevated blood sugar and then check for two or more of these symptoms: Having only three of these markers is enough for a diagnosis of pre-diabetes. These symptoms show that your body is losing its sensitivity to insulin, a hormone produced in the pan Continue reading >>

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