Diabetes-Friendly Fun And Education At The ADA Expo

Diabetes-Friendly Fun and Education at the ADA Expo

Diabetes-Friendly Fun and Education at the ADA Expo

The American Diabetes Association invites you to join them at their annual Health and Wellness Expo on April 8th, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. This event is FREE and promises lots of fun, games and diabetes education for the entire family! This year, American Medical ID has donated over 200 diabetes bracelets that will be given to EXPO attendees to help educate on the importance of wearing a Medical ID.
Mallory Dahlquist, Manager- Community Health Strategies with the ADA Illinois Chapter, answered many of our questions about the upcoming event.
Tell us a little bit about the event: On April 8th, 2017 the American Diabetes Association will host its 14th Annual Health & Wellness EXPO, presented by Meridian, at the McCormick Place from 10am-3pm. This free event includes activities for people of all ages, including a Family Fun Zone with information for the whole family. The Health & Wellness EXPO provides the community with a unique opportunity to receive free health screenings, participate in healthy cooking demonstrations, learn more about active living, speak with over 50 exhibitors and listen to leading experts talk about diabetes, prevention, management and breakthrough technologies.
What is the Family Fun Zone? What are some of the activities?The Family Fun Zone is a space at the Health & Wellness EXPO with information, activities, and resources for those at the EXPO under the age of 18 years old and their family. In the Family Fun Zone, kids will participate in a Diabetes Clinic and get the chance to adopt a stuffed animal with diabetes, and have to visit stations to Continue reading

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Formula made with cows milk does not increase diabetes risk

Formula made with cows milk does not increase diabetes risk

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A 15-year global study of children genetically predisposed to developing Type 1 diabetes found that drinking formula made with cows milk did not increase their risk for developing the disease.
A 15-year global study of children genetically predisposed to developing Type 1 diabetes found that drinking formula made with cows milk did not increase such childrens risk for developing the disease.
The findings provide a long-awaited answer to the question of whether infant formula made with cows milk plays a role in the development of Type 1 diabetes, according to an international team of researchers that includes scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
The findings are published Jan. 2 in JAMA.
Previous studies have indicated that early exposure to complex foreign proteins, such as the proteins in cows milk, may increase the risk of Type 1 diabetes in people with genetic risk for the disease, said one of the studys authors, Neil H. White, MD , a Washington University professor of pediatrics and of medicine. The question was whether delaying the exposure to complex foreign proteins will decrease the risk of diabetes. The answer is no.
In the U.S., about 200,000 youth under the age of 20 have Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease caused when the pancreas stops producing the hormone insulin, which regulates the bodys blood-sugar levels.
Beginning in 2002, White and his research colleagues examined 2,159 infants in 15 countries. Each infant had a family member affected by Type 1 diabetes, as well Continue reading

Leaky Gut and Diabetes: Whats the Connection?

Leaky Gut and Diabetes: Whats the Connection?

Leaky Gut and Diabetes: Whats the Connection?
Leaky Gut and Diabetes: Whats the Connection?
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are complicated and an extremely difficult condition to handle. The high levels of blood glucose caused by diabetes can lead to several other problems in the body of the diabetic patients . One such problem is the problem of a leaky gut or intestinal permeability as it is so called. Diabetes, particularly type 1 diabetes is known to have a strong connection with the condition of leaky gut. We shall analyze this relationship further in the article that follows. So, come and join in for the article Leaky Gut and Diabetes: Whats the Connection?
What is a Leaky Gut and What Are Its Symptoms?
The leaky gut condition is also known as intestinal permeability. In this condition, the lining of the intestine becomes permeable. In a person who is healthy, the cells of the intestine are held close together and the glucose from the various food that we eat is absorbed by the cells to produce the much-needed energy in the body. However, if you are someone who is suffering from a leaky gut problem, you will have spaces between these cells. These spaces enable bacteria, toxins, as well as various allergy-causing substances to enter the small intestine, causing various problems and complications.
When you have a leaky gut, you tend to experience the following warning signs:
It also causes the joints and muscles to pain
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Relationship Between Diabetes and Leaky Gut
Several types of research conducted by various expert Continue reading

How To Travel With Diabetes. | Bemused Backpacker

How To Travel With Diabetes. | Bemused Backpacker

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Posted on April 10, 2017 by Bemused Backpacker 4 Comments
Diabetes is a disease that is far more prevalent than people think, but contrary to popular belief it is not one that if managed well should stop you from travelling or jumping into your own adventures around the world. It is more than possible to travel with diabetes and this post will give you all the essential information you need to know.
As a qualified nurse I get a lot of questions about travelling with diabetes on my travel clinic . I always advise people that it is entirely possible if you manage it well, and with the right preparations and the right amount of knowledge, it is not something that should be a barrier to travelling the world or doing anything you want to do at all. So lets get down to it and take you through this step by step guide to travelling with diabetes.
Diabetes is essentially a long term condition where a persons blood sugar levels (glucose) are too high and cannot be used properly by the body. If left untreated or unmanaged it can cause a lot of serious long term side effects and complications . There are 2 basic types of diabetes.
Type 1: This is a predominantly genetic autoimmune disease where the body doesnt produce insulin, the thing that is needed to carry glucose from food into your cells to be used for energy. This means that glucose levels in the blood can rise very quickly. This type of diabetes will require regular insulin injections.
Type 2: This is much more common, making up the absolute majority of all diabetes ca Continue reading

7m To Establish Scotland India Partnership To Tackle Diabetes : News : University of Dundee

7m To Establish Scotland India Partnership To Tackle Diabetes : News : University of Dundee

7m to establish Scotland-India partnership to tackle diabetes
Published On Fri 14 Jul 2017 by Roddy Isles
The University of Dundee has been awarded a 7million grant from the National Institute of Health Research Global Health programme to establish a major new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes.
The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Diabetes Outcomes Research project will see Dundees world leading expertise in the use of medical records to deliver improved care in diabetes `twinned with the large patient data set (covering over 400,000 Indian diabetic patients) collected by Dr Mohans Diabetes Specialities Centres , the largest clinical network of diabetes care in India.
Diabetes in India and Scotland will be compared and contrasted to determine the common and specific problems in both countries, with the aim of providing an improvement in health and reduction in health inequalities in India and Scotland.
The Dundee project is one of 33 research units and groups sharing over 120 million of funding for Global Health Research announced today by the Department of Health.
Diabetes is a major problem in India with 1 in 12 people affected, amounting to 69 million individuals currently, which is more than the entire UK population, said Professor Colin Palmer , Chair of Pharmacogenomics at the University of Dundee and lead for the new research unit.
With increasing economic development and lifestyle changes those numbers are rapidly increasing.
Yet current knowledge on how diabetes develops, how patients respond to medications and the causes of medica Continue reading

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