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Type 1 Diabetes Naturopathic Doctor News And Review

Type 1 Diabetes  Naturopathic Doctor News and Review

Type 1 Diabetes Naturopathic Doctor News and Review


The worldwide statistics regarding diabetes are frightening. In 2011, 366 million people around the world were diagnosed with diabetes, and it is projected that, by 2030, up to 552 million people will have itnearly 10% of the worlds adult population. In the US, there are 29 million people with diabetes, and approximately 1.25 million have type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), including 1 out of every 300 children. In fact, the most recent US data indicates the occurrence of T1DM increased by 21% between 2001 and 2009.
Worldwide, there are 70,000 new cases annually, and T1DM occurrence is rising by an estimated 3% each year. Around 24% of T1DM pediatric patients live in European countries; 23% are in Southeast Asia, and 19% are in North America and the Caribbean. Unfortunately, in Sub-Saharan countries where insulin may be difficult to get and use, there is a high mortality rate of 42.6 deaths per 100,000, while in the US, there are only 0.63 deaths per 100,000.1
Aside from pediatric-onset T1DM, adult-onset T1DM is also growing. Known as latent autoimmune diabetes of the adult, or LADA, this type of T1DM is still commonly mistaken for type 2 diabetes. Occurring in patients generally over 35 years old, around 4-14% of patients diagnosed with T2DM have diabetes-associated antibodies or LADA.2
What is driving the increasing incidence of T1DM? There are many factors that are being studied.
There are multiple HLA genes associated with turning on the auto-immune activity directed against the pancreatic beta cells, leading to the lack of insulin secretion that is the keynote chara Continue reading

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Playing for Syracuse, Andrew Armstrong keeps a positive view on type 1 diabetes

Playing for Syracuse, Andrew Armstrong keeps a positive view on type 1 diabetes


Playing for Syracuse, Andrew Armstrong keeps a positive view on type 1 diabetes
As many as 3 million adults in the United States have type 1 diabetes, and about 30,000 more individuals are diagnosed with the disease each year . In 1999, I became part of that statistic at 11 years old, and have dealt with it for the 18 years since. Syracuse Orange linebacker Andrew Armstrong received his own diagnosis a lot more recently in life, as a senior at Cardinal Mooney High School.
Everyone deals with diseases -- type 1 or otherwise -- on their own terms. And for me, its only recently been something I discuss openly. However, Andrew was more than willing to take the time to discuss how he deals with type 1. He and I spoke on the phone after Thursday mornings practice.
I was actually diagnosed my senior year of high school, in November, he said. I played my junior year of football prior to being diagnosed. I felt real sluggish throughout the season, had frequent urination, mood swings, I wasnt eating or drinking a ton -- I just didnt feel right.
So when my parents brought me to the doctor and they ran some tests and my blood sugar was in the 400s. They rushed me to the emergency room, and there they diagnosed me with Type 1.
For people with working pancreas, blood sugar levels typically range from 70 or so up to 120/130. Their body produces insulin to help break down sugar in the bloodstream, regulating that number to stay within a certain range at all times. If a non-diabetic eats a lot of sugar, their body balances that out with insulin. And if theyre very active or havent ea Continue reading

Chiropractors and Diabetes Gimmickry

Chiropractors and Diabetes Gimmickry


Skeptic Authors Steven Salzberg and Joe Nickell to Receive Balles Prize in Critical Thinking
Forbes columnist Steven Salzberg and author-investigator Joe Nickell will each be awarded the 2012 Robert P. Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, to be presented by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry at the CFI Summit in October.
The more I study the activities of chiropractors, the more I find myself comparing them to striptease dancing as depicted in my favorite humorous musical number from the 1962 movie Gypsy.
The scene is a dressing room in a burlesque theater in Wichita, Kansas. Louise Hovick (who eventually becomes striptease star Gypsy Rose Lee) is a young woman with a booking at the theater to sing and dancebut not strip. She encounters three seasoned strippers. She explains to them that she doesnt have any talent for stripping.
One of the strippers, Miss Mazeppa, assures her: To be a stripper, all you need to have is no talent.
Another stripper, Tessie Tura, counters: Pardon me! But to have no talent is not enough. What you need to have is an idea that makes you strip special!
And so begins a performance of You Gotta Have a Gimmick.
Miss Mazeppas gimmick is to do it with a horn, which she proceeds to blow. Tessie Turas gimmick is to do it with ballet dancing. Miss Electras gimmick is to do it with a costume lit up like a Christmas tree.
Chiropractors also have gimmicks. I see their gimmicks as much more seductive than the gimmicks of strippers in Gypsy.
Chiropractics identity as a profession depends on a gimmick: promoting the implausible notion that chiropractor Continue reading

No More Routine Finger Sticks(1) for Americans with Diabetes: Abbotts FreeStyle Libre Approved in the U.S.

No More Routine Finger Sticks(1) for Americans with Diabetes: Abbotts FreeStyle Libre Approved in the U.S.


No More Routine Finger Sticks(1) for Americans with Diabetes: Abbotts FreeStyle Libre Approved in the U.S.
- REVOLUTIONARY SYSTEM TO REPLACE BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORING, ELIMINATING THE NEED FOR ROUTINE FINGER STICKS(1) AND FINGER STICK CALIBRATION
- EASY-TO-USE(2), LONGER LASTING AND LESS BULKY(3) THAN OTHER CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORS AVAILABLE IN U.S.
- STUDIES SHOW THAT PEOPLE WHO USE THE FREESTYLE LIBRE SYSTEM TEST THEIR GLUCOSE LEVELS MORE FREQUENTLY AND SPEND LESS TIME IN HYPOGLYCEMIA(4,5)
- LOW GLOBAL PRICING STRUCTURE AIMS TO MAKE TECHNOLOGY BROADLY ACCESSIBLE
ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --Abbott (NYSE: ABT )today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System as a replacement1 for blood glucose monitoring (BGM) for adults with diabetes in the U.S. This revolutionary new glucose sensing technology eliminates the need for routine finger sticks1 and is the only personal continuous glucose monitor (CGM) that does not require finger stick calibration. Designed to be approachable, accessible and affordable for the 30 million people with diabetes in America6, the FreeStyle Libre system reads glucose levels through a sensor that is worn on the back of the upper arm for up to 10 days, making it the longest lasting personal glucose sensor available in the U.S.
No More Routine Finger Sticks(1) for Americans with Diabetes: Abbotts FreeStyle Libre Approved in the U.S.
No More Routine Finger Sticks(1) for Americans with Diabetes: Abbotts FreeStyle Libre Approved in the U.S.
Th Continue reading

5 Fanatstic Benefits Of Curcumin In Diabetes

5 Fanatstic Benefits Of Curcumin In Diabetes


Diabetes is the condition where glucose/ sugar levels in the blood are too high due to malfunctioning of glucose metabolism in the body.
Glucose is metabolised by the enzyme insulin produced by the organ, pancreas. In diabetes, either insulin is not produced, or it is not used well by the body resulting in high blood sugar levels.
Diabetes is identified as mainly three types, type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the cells of the pancreas that produce insulin are damaged (by the immune system or some other factor) and cannot produce insulin.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type. In this type, insulin is not produced well or not used effectively by the body. Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnant women and usually goes away after the baby is born.
Children and young adults are commonly found to have the type 1 diabetes. People with this type require insulin tablets every day otherwise it may be fatal. The type 2 diabetes may develop at any age but most frequently observed in the middle-aged and older people.
The risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases with age, obesity, physical inactivity, etc. People with a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure, prediabetes (a condition with high blood sugar but not high enough to be called diabetes), gestational diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome are also at a high risk.
The common symptoms of diabetes include dehydration or thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, weight loss or gain, hunger, blurred vision, etc.
The persistence of high blood sugar levels in the blood gives rise Continue reading

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