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High Blood Sugar? It Could Be a Side Effect of These Medications

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Popular medications like statins and diuretics can come with the side effect of raising your blood sugar levels—and that can be a problem whether or not you have diabetes. Fortunately, if you discover that your medication is giving you high blood sugar, you can usually reverse the effect by switching to a different treatment. Keep your eyes out for these common culprits. Simvastatin, atorvastatin and rosuvastatin Regular use of statins, a group of drugs used to treat high cholesterol, can cause as much as a 12% increase in blood sugar levels. How? Insulin is the hormone that helps your cells […]

Walgreens Calls Cops on Black Man With Diabetes for Trying to Buy Product for Insulin Pump Scarring

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Raw Story screengrab A black diabetic man in Missouri had cops called on him by employees of a Walgreens store in St. Louis, who claimed he was stealing products, KDSK reports. Wesley Dozier said his quick trip to a Walgreens store located at the corner of Hampton and Gravois store turned into a frightening experience. On Monday, Dozier stopped by to this store to pick up products to help with scarring from his insulin pump. But employees reportedly accused him of stealing high-end beauty products. Dozier said he was searched by police but was eventually released when they didn’t find […]

Vertex Has a New Horizon: Curing Type 1 Diabetes

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Will Launch a Clinical Trial of Stem Cell-Derived Beta Cells Last week’s breakthrough news—that Vertex Pharmaceuticals will launch a clinical trial of VX-880, the first stem cell-derived beta cell therapy in type 1 diabetes (T1D)—had its start in 2000. That’s when JDRF funded Douglas Melton, Ph.D., to make beta cells from stem cells. In 2014, he did it. Recognized by Science magazine as one of the top discoveries of 2014, this advancement was a result of decades of JDRF funding aimed at overcoming cell shortages as a significant obstacle to beta cell replacement therapy. In 2015, Dr. Melton […]

5 Foods That Lower Your Blood Sugar Quickly

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Eating a whole foods, plant-based diet is one of the simplest ways to manage your blood sugar and elevate your health to a whole new level. Your blood sugar controls several different hormonal responses in the body, all of which contribute to your energy, your mood, and even your hunger levels. Healthy blood sugars are also vital to prevent or manage Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hypoglycemia. Eating a diet that supports your blood sugar can also help prevent obesity. Plant-based foods are jam-packed with fiber, which is the main reason they’re so supportive of blood sugar levels. Fiber slows down the […]

Study Links Vaccine Induced Immune Overload to Autism, Diabetes

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This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2014Visit our Re-post guidelines A new vaccine study published in Molecular and Genetic Medicine is bringing to the forefront the disturbing connection between the dramatic expansion in the quantity of routine childhood vaccines administered and a corresponding increase in inflammation-associated disorders. Titled, “Review of Vaccine Induced Immune Overload and the Resulting Epidemics of Type 1 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome, Emphasis on Explaining the Recent Accelerations in the Risk of Prediabetes and other Immune Mediated Diseases,” the study argues that vaccine-induced immune overload is a driving factor in a number of rapidly accelerating childhood […]

100 Years After First Diabetes Breakthrough, Canadian Scientists Believe They’ve Found a Cure

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Scientists at the University of Alberta just cured diabetes in mice, opening the floodgates for research on adapting this cure for humans. The potential cure is a landmark moment in preventing the growing prevalence of diabetes in our society, a disease which, according to WHO, burdens 422 million people worldwide. The process involves a stem cell application that reverse-engineers insulin islets out of blood cells—this cured mice of the disease. “We’ve been taking blood samples from patients with diabetes, winding those cells from the blood back in time so that they can be changed, and then we’re moving them forward […]

11 common health conditions that may increase risk of death from the coronavirus, including diabetes and heart disease

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Nearly 50% of the patients who died had three preexisting conditions. Here’s what we know about how much various conditions affect the coronavirus’ severity.  Case studies on patients who have contracted the new coronavirus have found that older people and those with preexisting health conditions more commonly develop severe symptoms. According to a report on patient characteristics from Italy’s National Institute of Health released on March 17, at the beginning of the pandemic,  99% of COVID-19 patients who died had at least one preexisting condition.  Different preexisting conditions — including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and kidney disease — […]

How a dog can make it easier to manage diabetes

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Our canine friends can ‘sniff out’ hypoglycemia, a new study shows. Tradition has it that dogs are our best friends, and researchers have been putting this special connection between canines and people to good use. Dogs are currently trained to sniff out illegal drugs at airports, to support people with impaired vision, as therapy animals for people living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and even, sometimes, to detect cancer in people. A new study now delivers fresh evidence, supporting the idea that dogs can also help people with diabetes by alerting them to a hypoglycemic episode. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) […]

CDC tells people over 60 or with chronic illnesses like diabetes to stock up on goods and buckle down for lengthy stay at home

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Many Americans will be exposed to COVID-19 over the next year or so with many people in the U.S. getting sick, a top CDC official said Monday, recommending that people over 60 and anyone with chronic medical conditions buckle down for a lengthy stay home. “This virus is capable of spreading easily and sustainably from person to person … and there’s essentially no immunity against this virus in the population,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters on a conference call, citing World Health Organization data that studied more than 70,000 […]

Doctors suggest link between Covid-19 and diabetes | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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A cohort of scientists from across the world believe that there is a growing body of evidence that Covid-19 can cause diabetes in some patients. Prof Francesco Rubino, from King’s College London, is leading the call for a full investigation into a possible link between the two diseases. Having seen a rise in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in people who have caught coronavirus, some doctors are even considering the possibility that the virus ‒ by disrupting sugar metabolism ‒ could be inducing an entirely new form of diabetes. Rubino first realised the possibility of a link during […]