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Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) host of The Young Turks discusses a newly released study that shows the least religious countries and what that may mean. "Gallup International and WI Network of Market Research conducted over sixty thousand interviews world wide to determine which countries are the least religious. While there is a litany of reasons as to why a country may not be very religious and the results may vary its important to remember that ultimately statistics are worthless and are more of an interesting thing to think about more so than anything of real value. It's also important to remember that correlation does not always mean causation nor vise versa. It's just an interesting survey. But it is interesting that less religion usually means a more developed country." What do you make from the results of the study? Let us know what you think in the comments section below. Read more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/w... ********** ISIS Rap Video, Most Religious Countries?, Hillary Money, Christie Social Security, Senate Iran Vote? - The Young Turks Hour 1, 4/14/2015 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... ********** Support TYT while shopping on Ama

Where In The Us Is Diabetes Most, Least Common?

Diabetes is becoming more common in the U.S. — in 2008, the incidence of diabetes in American adults was 10.6 percent, but in 2016 it is 11.5 percent, according to Gallup-Healthways. Additionally, more Americans have become obese over time. The incidence of obesity in the U.S. grew from 25.5 percent in 2008 to 28.3 percent in 2016. "The relationship between diabetes and obesity is important for population health stakeholders and healthcare professionals supporting diabetes prevention and management within their communities," the report reads. "If left unchecked, the current trends of these conditions will have a significant impact on future healthcare costs, health outcomes and the overall well-being of individuals, communities and organizations." Some states have a much higher diabetes incidence than others. The following are the 10 states where diabetes is most and least common, according to Gallup-Healthways' recently released "2015 State & Community Rankings for Incidence of Diabetes." States with highest incidence 1. Alabama — 16.1 percent 2. West Virginia — 16.1 percent 3. Mississippi — 15.6 percent 4. Tennessee — 14.4 percent 5. South Carolina — 14.4 percent 6. A Continue reading >>

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  1. Pencushion

    Novolog Pens and Needles

    Hello all.
    Are the needles (30, 31, or 32 gauge whichever preference you have) typically included in the price and purchase of the Novolog Pen with and or without insurance?
    I can't seem to find any reference to this on the web.
    I am in the process of finding this out with my Ins co after 2 weeks as a new MDI insulin user.
    Thanks
    Jake

  2. BarbraW

    No, the needles are separate from the pens. You'll need to check with your insurance as far as coverage for needles.

  3. sarahspins

    Nope, it's separate.. you need an Rx for insurance coverage, but they are available without a prescription.

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rare disorders We'll look at the top 10 rare diseases and rare disorders, some of which you may never have heard of and rare diseases others which you hope you never will again. Top 10 Rarest Diseases in the World...rare diseases is the infrequency of their occurrence in the human population. Often rare diseases lifelong disease or disorder condition with a prevalence of 1 or less, per 1000 population is defined rare diseases by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a rare disease A rare disease, also referred to as an rare disorders, is any disease that affects a small percentage of the population. A disease or disorder is defined as rare in US when it affects less than 1 in 2000. One rare disease may affect only a handful of patients in the US, and another touch as many as 245,000. A disease or disorder is defined as rare in the USA when it affects fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time. There is no single, widely accepted definition for rare diseases. Some definitions rely solely on the number of people living with a disease, and other definitions include other factors, such as the existence of adequate treatments or the severity of the disease. A rare disease, also ref

Common And Rare Diabetes

Common diabetes Most people have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Type 1 is the commonest in children and affects about 1 in 500 children in Europe. Type 2 diabetes is commoner in adults and affects up to 5% of all adults. Rare diabetes Other types of diabetes are collectively rare, accounting for less than 5% of all people affected by diabetes. These may be secondary to other conditions such as organ transplant, cystic fibrosis or blood disorders; or primary genetic. There is a useful website for health professionals that explains the different types of genetic diabetes and diagnostic tests available (www.diabetesgenes.org) Type 1 diabetes Nearly all children and young adults who have diabetes have this type of diabetes. Because the pancreas gland in Type 1 diabetes doesn’t produce enough insulin this means these people have to take regular insulin injections just like you. About 1 in 400 school aged children have this type of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes Most of the people with this type of diabetes are older adults but occasionally children and young adults do get Type 2 diabetes. The people who get this sort of diabetes can often control it with a low sugar diet and/or tablets Continue reading >>

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  1. bonzhoor

    Airport security/lancets for testing blood glucose for diabetes in carry-on luggage

    My mom has recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and need to check her blood sugar at regular intervals. This is the first time she's traveling since being diagnosed so we were wondering how this is handled, specially with security in carryons(specially now, we're living for London next week).
    Does anyone have any experience or know if carrying the lancets
    (like a needle used to prick the skin to draw a minute sample of blood for checking blood glucose) in your purse allowed, or what does she need to do to be allowed to carry them(does she need a doctor's certification?). Since sharp objects, etc are not allowed in carryon, I would think that although the lancet needles are tiny, it would still fall in that category, however, what if it's medically necessary?
    Thank you!

  2. jody

    Diabetes kits and supplies are allowed, even with the new regulations as of today. It wouldn't hurt to have a note from her doctor though.

  3. timsmom

    Try calling your airline, probably not today though. I'm in the same situation and both my doctor and pharmacist said the lancets are fine. JMO, she may need a copy of her prescription or a doctor's note.

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What Is Feline Diabetes? > How Common Is It?

Diabetes in Cats Feline diabetes is more common than you might think. In fact, diabetes is one of the most common endocrine conditions found in cats. Anywhere between 1 in 100 to 1 in 500 cats develops diabetes,1 and those numbers are expected to increase. While diabetes is typically diagnosed in older cats and neutered male cats are most commonly affected, diabetes has been diagnosed in cats of all ages, both sexes (intact and neutered), and all breeds. Reference: 1. Panciera DL, Thomas CB, Eicker SW, Atkins CE. Epizootiologic patterns of diabetes mellitus in cats: 333 cases (1980–1986). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1990;197(11):1504–1508. Less than half of surveyed dog and cat owners reported that they knew their pets could suffer from diabetes. Continue reading >>

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  1. Dan360

    The good, the bad and the ugly of metformin

    I have been taking metformin sense the day I was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. As you probably know, it is the first-line drug of choice for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and I doubt that there are many of you that do not take metformin. Metformin works by suppressing glucose production by the liver. Evidence suggests metformin may prevent the cardiovascular and possibly the cancer complications of diabetes. It helps reduce LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels and is not associated with weight gain; in some people, it promotes weight loss. Metformin is one of only two oral antidiabetics in the World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines.
    One of my first experiences with diabetes was finding that when I worked out my glucose level would actually increase. That was very frustrating sense I was working out to lower levels of glucose. When I told my doctor she put me on a heavier dose of metformin, 1000 mg twice a day. As with most drugs the treatment of one problem often causes another. There is a whole list of side effects associated with metformin: abdominal or stomach discomfort, cough or hoarseness, decreased appetite, diarrhea, fast or shallow breathing, fever or chills, general feeling of discomfort, lower back or side pain, muscle pain or cramping and painful or difficult urination. Other problems metformin may cause which will usually diminish over time is: Acid or sour stomach, belching, bloated, excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines, full feeling, heartburn, indigestion, loss of appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, passing of gas, stomachache, stomach upset or pain and vomiting. I hope this isn’t too much information!
    My latest experience with metformin was excess air or gas in the stomach. I experienced what seem to be a swelling in my throat followed by belching or burping. I cut my dose of metformin in half and the problem went away. Have any of you experienced discomforts with metformin?

  2. govna

    Let me tell you about my awful 3 year journey with metformin! I dealt with all the horrible side affects for a few years Mostly massive pain and intestinal bloating all that goes with it to the point of doctors taking out my gall bladder then on to a colonoscopy and endoscopy and then on to a stress test! All was "just fine" Finally doc said take me off the metformin since a small percentage of people cannot tolerate metformin. Well low and behold I was one of them! After about two weeks most all of the hellish discomfort disappeared! I now take 50 units of toujeo every morning feel great and found a new lease on life energy wise! I am back baby!!!! It is just a shame looking back on how long I suffered needlessly. Not to mention the metformin wasn't even bringing my sugar down anyhow. All it did was make me extremely sick!!!

  3. Scared ****less

    join the club Metformin was a nightmare too the stomach pain was terrible but lucky my dr took me them a week later

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