November 18, 2008 |
TUESDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Gleevec, a wonder drug that effectively treats leukemia and other cancers, may also reverse type 1 diabetes, University of California San Francisco, researchers report. In experiments with mice, they found that Gleevec and a similar cancer drug, Sutent, could prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and is caused by the inability of the body to make insulin. "Although targeted to the Bcr-Abl kinase, Gleevec has been shown to affect...
June 16, 2008
MONDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing impairment may be a common, under-recognized complication of diabetes, suggests a U.S. study. "We found that hearing loss was much more common in people with diabetes than people without the disease. The hearing loss we detected did not seem to be caused by other factors such as exposure to loud noises, certain medicines, and smoking," lead researcher Kathleen E. Bainbridge said in a prepared statement. She and her colleagues analyzed data from 5,140 people, ages 20 to 69,...
January 9, 2012 |
The panic always takes me by surprise. It creeps in, a gathering fog of unease. Then I find myself unable to carry on a conversation. Or I start arguing, mindlessly. My scope of vision narrows, and my heart thumps like Bugs Bunny in love — except I'm not enraptured; I'm sick. I have been through this again and again, and still it takes me a few minutes to realize that I urgently need something to eat. But this is no ordinary hunger. This is my brain on low glucose, also known as hypoglycemia.
August 18, 2009
People were more knowledgeable about blood pressure and cholesterol than blood sugar, according to a survey of 1,000 adults conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center in April. That's worrisome, because high blood sugar may be an indicator of diabetes, and it rivals the other two factors in contributing to heart attacks and strokes. High blood sugar can also lead to kidney damage, blindness and other serious health complications. According to the CR survey, women were more likely than men to say they had...
September 3, 2012 |
diabetes Working out with weights may help ward off diabetes THE QUESTION Being physically active has been shown to help prevent Type 2 diabetes. Might that include doing weight training? THIS STUDY analyzed data on 32,002 men who were free of diabetes, heart conditions and cancer at the start of the study. Over an 18-year span, 2,278 of them received diagnoses of Type 2 diabetes. The more weight training they did, the less likely they were to develop diabetes, with risk dropping by 13 percent for every 60...
December 18, 2008
(HealthDay News) -- Diabetes can make it more difficult to fight off gum disease, and in some cases, can make gum disease worse. The American Diabetes Association says you should see if your dentist if you have any of these warning signs of gum disease. Gums that bleed when you floss or brush.Soreness, swelling or redness of the gums, or persistent bad breath.Gums that have receded from the teeth.Pus forming between the teeth and gums.Teeth that seem loose or like you are able to move them.Any change in your bite, or...