Hypoglycemia Unawareness Studied

The phenomena of hypoglycemic unawareness was studied in forty three people with type I diabetes in an attempt to find a common bond between people who lack hypoglycemic warning signs. This trial, conducted mainly at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, differed from other studies done on the subject in that the researchers actually … Continue reading Hypoglycemia Unawareness Studied

Diabetes Educator of the Month: Laurinda Poirier, MPH, RN, CDE

Nomination Letter: It is our great pleasure to recommend our colleague, Laurinda Poirier, MPH, RN, CDE, Director of Clinical and Educational Services here at the Joslin Diabetes Center, for your “Educator of the Month. ” Laurinda’s expertise in diabetes education and tireless commitment to diabetes services quality improvement, diabetes and women’s issues, clinical services, and … Continue reading Diabetes Educator of the Month: Laurinda Poirier, MPH, RN, CDE

Vitamin E Benefits Rats With Diabetes

Vitamin E may decrease the risk of developing some of the most common complications of diabetes, according to a study done at Joslin Diabetes Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and Kyushu University in Japan. The researchers found that when Vitamin E was given to rats with diabetes it suppressed a biochemical reaction that … Continue reading Vitamin E Benefits Rats With Diabetes

Kris Berg’s Exercise And Good Health: How Long And Hard Should I Warm Up?

I have read and heard that warm-up and cool down are important in preventing pulled muscles and preventing muscle soreness. Exactly how long and strenuous should they be? Warm-up should last about 5 to 10 minutes and would be performed at a work rate or speed that is well below that used for the main … Continue reading Kris Berg’s Exercise And Good Health: How Long And Hard Should I Warm Up?

Your Feet: Diabetic Neuropathy

It is well known that foot problems are among the most frequent complications of diabetes. One of the primary reasons that people with diabetes have foot problems is because of a disorder known as diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy causes the nerves to malfunction. When nerves malfunction, major complications can occur in the feet. There are … Continue reading Your Feet: Diabetic Neuropathy

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