Health Front: Good Diabetes News, Texting and Driving

• A recent study suggests that roughly one-third of people with type-1 diabetes still produce insulin. Despite the long-held idea that type-1 diabetics cannot produce insulin, researchers report in the journal Diabetes Care that a good percentage do in fact secrete the hormone in a small way. Those type -1 diabetics that do secrete insulin now become a true subset of the type 1 population, which has important clinical and treatment implications. Read More →

Sleep Apnea Linked to Diabetes

Do you ever wake up feeling exhausted instead of rested? Sure, this happens to all of us now and then, but if this is happening to you on a regular basis, it might be affecting many aspects of your health beyond just feeling sleepy during the day. Some people have a condition called “obstructive sleep apnea” (OSA for short) that is one form of sleep-disordered breathing that can result in feeling this way. This comes about when a person is periodically blocking-off their breath during the night. Apnea is just the medical term for blocking-off or temporarily stopping your breathing. People with obstructive sleep apnea often snore, although not everyone who snores has OSA. Read More →

Health Front (New FDA Rulings, Diabetes Super Food List)

The American Diabetes Association came out last week to strongly recommend a list of “super foods” that have optimum nutritional value and a low glycemic index Read More →

Health Front: Diabetes, Dementia, Brain Improvement

1637VitaminsIn the U.S. 23 percent of people older than 60 have diabetes. A new study has concluded that there are warning signs that type 2 diabetic people have prior to having cognitive deficits or dementia. Canadian researchers looked at 41 adults, aged 55 to 81, with type 2 diabetes and found that those with high blood pressure who walked slowly with balance problems, or believed that they were in bad health, were much more likely to have poorer memory. They had slower memory and a more rigid cognitive processing than those without these three problems. The study appears in the journal Neuropsychology. Read More →