Missing Teen With Diabetes Believed To Be Headed To Georgia

Missing teen with diabetes believed to be headed to Georgia

Missing teen with diabetes believed to be headed to Georgia

The family of a missing 15-year-old is afraid their daughter is with a stranger she met on the internet. They are originally from Atlanta and the mom said it is possible the teen may try to make her way toward Georgia.
"We haven't seen her. We haven't heard from her," said Chermene Shaw. "It feels like someone just ripped my heart out of my chest and there's a hole."
Shaw’s daughter, Makayla "Kayla" Phyllis Mattei, was last seen on Friday morning when she left to attend school at Forest Park High School in Dumfires, Virginia. Shaw says Makayla did not show up for school and hasn't been seen or heard from since.
This is the first time Makayla has ever left home, Shaw told WUSA9, and she's afraid the teen did it because of someone she met on the internet.
A few months ago, Shaw said she noticed her daughter talking to someone through social media.
"We believe she was talking to someone that she believed to be her age… We think that this may be an adult,” Shaw explained. "They don't live around here. They don't go to school anywhere."
Makayla has diabetes and needs insulin injections. Shaw said when her daughter left home she had medication with her, but she might not use it properly and she does not have a phone.
The mom took her phone away when she noticed her daughter talking to the stranger, and she had started to look through it.
"I had already taken it from her to look into. Even to hand off to the police initially, because my concern already was that there was possibly an adult trying to maybe even lure my child. It seemed so farfetched at the tim Continue reading

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60 Alkaline Foods That Fight Cancer, Inflammation, Diabetes and Heart Disease!

60 Alkaline Foods That Fight Cancer, Inflammation, Diabetes and Heart Disease!

Your pH value can tell you a lot about your health. Everything above 7.4 is considered alkaline or healthy.
Have you ever considered trying an alkaline diet? It’s a type of diet regimen that consists of nutritious veggies and fruits.
We give you a full list of alkaline foods. Eat more of these, and your pH value will jump up to the safe (alkaline) zone. Health experts link acidosis to the development of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and inflammation.
Extra virgin olive oil
It’s abundant in vitamin E and monounsaturated fats.
It cleanses and nourishes the body.
Flax seeds
The tiny seeds offer a humongous anti-inflammatory effect. They are packed with fiber and vitamin E.
Swiss chard
It’s one of the greatest antioxidant-rich foods you will ever use. Swiss chard offers a strong antibacterial and antiviral effect.
Berries are healthy and full of fiber and antioxidants.
Alkalizing protein
Alkalizing fruits
Tropical Fruits
Alkalizing vegetables
Been Greens
Green peas
Mustard Greens
Wild Greens
Wheat Grass
Green Beans
Barley Grass
Sea veggies
Collard Green
Edible Flowers
Alkalizing spices and seasonings
Chili pepper
All Herbs
Other alkalizing foods
Mineral Water
Vegetable Juices
Apple c Continue reading

Raising Awareness On World Diabetes Day With NRS Healthcare

Raising Awareness On World Diabetes Day With NRS Healthcare

Since the beginning of November, I’ve been actively raising awareness for Type 1 Diabetes across my social media profiles by sharing daily facts and posting my Diabetes-related photo of the day each day, in support of Diabetes Awareness Month. But did you know there are other types of Diabetes, including Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes? Now I’m not going to pretend I know a lot about the other Diabetes types, but NRS Healthcare have created a very helpful, but easy to follow infographic explaining about the 3 particular types, their causes, and the signs and symptoms of Hypo and Hyper-glycemia (low and high blood sugar levels), as well as lots of interesting facts that you may not already know.
A hypo and a hyper-glycemia can prove fatal if left untreated for too long. Those experiencing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) must treat it quickly with fast acting glucose, usually in the form of lucozade or coca cola, or by eating a few Jelly Babies or glucose tablets. Mini packs of Haribos are my choice treatment. They contain 16g of fast acting carbs, the exact amount required to quickly bring up my sugar levels. They sell them cheaply in Home Bargains if anyone’s wondering. An untreated hypo will quickly lead to unconsciousness, brain damage or death.
Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) occurs when there is too much glucose in the blood. Insulin is needed to bring it back down to normal levels. The symptoms of high blood sugar develop much slower than a hypo, usually over a number of hours. If left untreated, it develops into a more serious life threatening condition called D Continue reading

Smart Cap ‘Timesulin’ Offers Major Advance in Diabetes Compliance

Smart Cap ‘Timesulin’ Offers Major Advance in Diabetes Compliance

Innovative solution shows insulin-dependent patients how long it’s been since their last injection to help improve quality of life with diabetes
London, February 2013: Timesulin, an innovative replacement cap for insulin pens from Patients Pending Ltd., seamlessly transforms all major insulin pens into a smart pen to show how long it’s been since the last insulin injection, helping users avoid accidental double or missed insulin doses. This innovative solution represents a major step forward for people using insulin to treat their diabetes - of whom up to a third inadvertently skip doses or otherwise fail to take their diabetes medication as prescribed. Timesulin offers the first real improvement for traditional insulin pens since their release more than 25 years ago.
With the International Diabetes Federation now estimating the global number of people living with diabetes at 366 million - twice as many as 30 years ago - the market for innovation in diabetes management is wide open, and not many manage to succeed in this competitive field.
This is why Timesulin has already generated excitement amongst established names in the diabetes field in Europe, including Dr Åke Sjöholm, Chief of the Diabetes Research Unit at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. "Due to the habitual nature of insulin administration patients often forget whether or not they had injected their insulin dose," Dr Sjöholm notes. "We regard this as a major challenge in managing diabetes and welcome the timely arrival of an innovative solution like Timesulin."
The smart cap, which seamlessly Continue reading

American Toddler Youngest To Have Type 2 Diabetes

American Toddler Youngest To Have Type 2 Diabetes

A three-year-old American girl has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes -- a condition linked to obesity -- making her one of the youngest people ever detected with the disease.
Type 2 diabetes used to be known as "adult-onset" because it is most common among the middle-aged and elderly, but in the last two decades increasing numbers of children have succumbed, due to poor diets and lack of exercise.
Details of the case are being presented on Thursday at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Stockholm by Michael Yafi, director of pediatric endocrinology at the University of Texas, Houston.
Since there is no global registry, it is not possible to say definitively that the girl is youngest patient ever but Yafi said his own research had not revealed any other cases in this age group.
"I'm sure there probably are others but they are either undiagnosed or not reported yet," he told Reuters.
Diabetes is a growing problem worldwide with the number of diabetics estimated to be 387 million in 2014 and forecast to soar to 592 million by 2035, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).
"This is a global problem," Yafi said. "Type 2 diabetes is no longer limited to adults. Now when I see any obese child I screen the patient for type 2 diabetes."
For the Hispanic toddler who presented at his Houston clinic, the main symptoms were excessive urination and thirst, although her past medical history was unremarkable. However, both her weight of 35 kilos (77 pounds) and her body mass index were in the top 5 percent of all children h Continue reading

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