All posts by Ben Eastman

Disturbing Findings Linked to Calcium Blockers

Newly published studies show that calcium channel blockers may be linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and suicide. The drugs may be particularly problematic for people with diabetes and those with coronary heart disease. In a study published in the March 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine researchers from the … Continue reading Disturbing Findings Linked to Calcium Blockers

The Varied Treatments of Neuropathy

While all the specific causes of neuropathy are not fully understood, medical professionals and researchers agree the most effective treatment for neuropathy is the stabilization of blood glucose levels. This is strongly supported by the results of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) which reported a 60 percent reduction in the risk of the … Continue reading The Varied Treatments of Neuropathy

Did You Know…-The Latest from the ADA’s Post Grad Conference

DIABETES HEALTH attended the ADA’s 45th Annual Postgraduate Course January 23-25 in San Francisco where the latest products, services and research findings in diabetes were featured. Here is a brief review of what we heard: Evidence from prevention studies suggests that we should be using more aggressive lipid lowering strategies to prevent cardiovascular events in … Continue reading Did You Know…-The Latest from the ADA’s Post Grad Conference

Santa Clara Valley Diabetes Conference

The Diabetes Society of Santa Clara Valley’s “Diabetes Symposium for Professionals” will take place on Saturday, April 4, 1998 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. The one-day symposium is designed for physicians and allied health professionals to enhance the knowledge of the practioner in the management of diabetes. The challenges of managing type … Continue reading Santa Clara Valley Diabetes Conference

Getting Along Swimmingly, Diabetes Hero, Scott Coleman, Swims

Wanna lose 15 pounds in just under 12 hours? Just try Scott Coleman’s liquid diet. No, no, you don’t have to cut out solid foods and drink Colemen’s special diet drinks. All you have to do is strap on a bathing suit and a pair of goggles, cover yourself with Vaseline and swim from England … Continue reading Getting Along Swimmingly, Diabetes Hero, Scott Coleman, Swims