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Predicting Atherosclerosis Disease In Patients With Diabetes

Predicting Atherosclerosis Disease in Patients With Diabetes

Predicting Atherosclerosis Disease in Patients With Diabetes


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Predicting Atherosclerosis Disease in Patients With Diabetes
Carotid ultrasound shows atherosclerotic disease is not just a concern for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but LADA as well.
Approximately 4-14% of patients originally diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are reclassified as having latent autoimmune diabetes of adults (LADA). It is well known that macrovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, little is known about the cardiovascular risks associated with patients diagnosed with LADA. Early diagnosis and treatment of carotid atherosclerosis greatly reduces a patients chances of experiencing a cardiovascular event. Although controversy surrounding the use of carotid ultrasound in the detection of preclinical atherosclerosis remains, it still proves to be a safe, non-invasive, and efficient way to evaluate the narrowing of the carotid arteries.
A recent cross-sectional analysis, published in Cardiovascular Diabetology, evaluated carotid atherosclerotic disease in patients with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and LADA. Researchers recruited 116 with type 1 diabetes, 191 patients with type 2 diabetes, and 71 patients with LADA. The study cohorts were similar in gender distribution, age, smoking status, HbA1c, and the use of antihypertensive medications. All study participants had a urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio less than 300 mg/dg and an estimated glomerular filtration rate greater tha Continue reading

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Environmental Triggers of Type 1 Diabetes

Environmental Triggers of Type 1 Diabetes


Environmental Triggers of Type 1 Diabetes
Children's Hospital (MK), University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland; Folkhlsan Research Center (MK), FI-00290 Helsinki, Finland; Department of Pediatrics (MK), Tampere University Hospital, FI-33520 Tampere, Finland; and Department of Pediatrics (OS), University of Turku and Turku University Hospital, FI-20014 Turku, Finland
Copyright 2012 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; all rights reserved
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Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is perceived as a progressive immune-mediated disease, the clinical diagnosis of which is preceded by an asymptomatic preclinical period of highly variable duration. It has long been postulated that the disease process leading to overt T1D is triggered by an infectious agent, the strongest candidate being a diabetogenic enterovirus. The initiation and progression of the disorder likely requires, in addition to genetic T1D susceptibility, a trigger, an exogenous antigen capable of driving the development of this disease. This may be a dietary antigen similar to gluten in celiac disease. Recent data further suggests that the initiation of autoimmunity is preceded by inflammation reflected by a proinflammatory metabolic serum profile. The cause of the inflammation remains open, but given that the intestinal microbiome appears to differ between individuals who progress to clinical T1D and nonprogressors, one may speculate that changes in the gut microflora might contribute to the inflammatory process.
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Hot Water & Diabetes

Hot Water & Diabetes


A little while back I came across an article by Dr.Faris AlHajri whom I have no affiliation with.
The overall synopsis of his article (link at the bottom of this post for you to check after) is that drinking a cup of hot water 4-5 times a day will improve your daily BG levels.
The pancreas (gland) secretes insulin in the blood to regulate glucose in the blood, this happens when drinking a glass of water as stated by Dr. F. Batmaghelidj.
But heat added to water to become hot water increases its energy to speed up the reaction, including the breaking up of fatty acids from fats, glucose (blood sugar) from carbohydrates by the enzymes, and break them down to use them as energy source for the cells during the metabolism (breaking down of food substances during the digestive system).
By drinking hot water you essentially increase the temperature of your blood and that allows your body to break down the food youve eaten easier and quicker. Which hypothetically, means the carbs youve eaten arent sitting around wait
ing to raise your BG, but rather be turned into energy to help your digestive system.
If not, dont worry I still cant fully wrap my head around it.
Before you jump to conclusions this is not an articleabout how to cure type 1 diabetes. As a diabetic I will never push that agenda on you, so no I will not be talking about cinnamon in this post.
As Im sitting at my dining room table writing this I have a cup of hot lemon water in hand.
Regardless of if this theory helps ones BG levels or not the worst outcome of doing this is rehydrating yourself.
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6 Myths You've Heard About Diabetes

6 Myths You've Heard About Diabetes


More than 30 million people are living with diabetes, a chronic disease where there is a high level of sugar in the blood.
Of those millions, nearly 28 percent do not know they even have this disease and are not caring for themselves properly. More than 7 million of people who have diabetes are undiagnosed, according to the 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report .
Even though a chunk of the population deals with diabetes every single day, the general population knows little to no factual information about it. Did you know there is actually two types of diabetes?
Yes, there are! Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease and only 5 percent of people with diabetes are diagnosed with type 1 .
Both forms of diabetes are defined by a high level of sugar in the blood, but there are some differences especially when it comes to insulin , a hormone produced in the pancreas that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood.
People with type 1 diabetes produce little or no insulin. This type is most often diagnosed in children and young adults, but it can occur at any age. Doctors do not know the exact cause of type 1 diabetes, but it can be an autoimmune disease that is genetic.
When someone has type 2 diabetes , their fat, liver and muscle cells dont respond to insulin correctly. This prevents blood sugar from being stored for energy. Although genes and family history play a part in type 2 diabetes, this type of diabetes usually develops later in life from poor lifestyle choices.
In honor of American Diabetes Month, were debunking some common misconceptions o Continue reading

Traveling with Pets - Dr. Joi's Tips | ADW Diabetes

Traveling with Pets - Dr. Joi's Tips | ADW Diabetes


Posted by Dr . Joi Sutton | May 18, 2017 | Pet Care , Pet Newsletter | 0 |
Friends from Oregon are coming to visit me in south Florida soon. Im thrilled to say they bringing their dog on vacation with them. I love this dog! This pooch will have such fun on our warm sunny beaches. Nonetheless, there are added considerations when traveling with pets. Even bringing non-diabetic pets on a plane or driving long distances can add stress to the journey. Below, I will offer up a few tips that may help with traveling with pets.
Time of year may have restrictions on airline travel. This is a good thing! We dont want your pet in the belly of a plane when it is freezing cold or miserably hot out. Small pets can fit under the seat, which is my strong preference. I feel most comfortable when the pet never leaves your sight when flying. Of course, if the pet flies under the seat you must learn of the carrier size requirements and be sure that your carrier does fit under the seat. Collapsible carriers are the best. And if you need to travel between gates, you might want wheels for the carrier. Clearly a direct flight is your best option, even if that means driving a bit further to a bigger airport in a different city. Imagine missing a flight and having to find a hotel that allows pets on short notice. Ive had to spend the night at an airport more than once due to a missed connection. That could be rough on a pet! Keep diabetic supplies in your carry-on luggage rather than in your main suitcase. Id even suggest driving if possible.
Sedation may or may not be necessary. You know your p Continue reading

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