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Aggressive Blood Pressure Goals May Not Help People with Diabetes

Many people with diabetes also have high blood pressure. Clinical guidelines have suggested blood pressure levels in people with diabetes should be kept lower than the standard for people without diabetes. However, a new review from The Cochrane Library does not find support for this practice. “From a diabetes perspective, people with type 2 diabetes […]

Hypoglycemia Common in Older Patients with Diabetes

Study findings indicate that among older adults who had diabetes for a shorter duration (9 years or less), nonfatal cardiovascular complications had the highest incidence (coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and cerebrovascular disease), followed by diabetic eye disease and acute hypoglycemic events. Show More Summary

PrEPline Provides Clinicians with Advice on New HIV Prevention Tool

A new telephone consultation service was launched earlier this month to provide free, expert advice to clinicians across the United States about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), an important new HIV prevention tool. PrEP involves taking a daily pill containing two antiretroviral drugs as a way for HIV uninfected persons to prevent HIV infection. The Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis...

Chewable Glucose Blockers: Legit Science or Snake Oil?

When I hear someone say “complex carbs,” the first images that come to mind are pizza and pasta — and the inevitable post-meal glucose spike and lingering high blood sugars that follow. But a biomedical pharma company in New Hampshire… The post Chewable Glucose Blockers: Legit Science or Snake Oil? appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

Sharyl Attkisson - Stonewalled

By Anne Dachel Sharyl's book is being advertised in a number of places on the Internet and hopefully she'll get lots of interviews about it. (Despite the fact that she's criticizing the very people she'll be talking to.) For me,...

Just Like Other Daughters

A few weeks ago I came across a deal for a book available on Kindle called Just Like Other Daughters.I was intrigued by the storyline - a single mother living with her adult daughter who has Down syndrome and coming to the realization that her daughter has fallen in love with an intellectually disabled man and insists that she is going to marry him. Show More Summary

Dachel Media Update: Teacher Shortages, Post High School

By Anne Dachel Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump. The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. Oct 28, 2014, Health Impact News: Flu Vaccine is the most Dangerous...

Our Voices Matter: Why I am Running for Office

My campaign is about showing people that living with HIV in 2014 is not a death sentence. It is not something I am ashamed of, nor something I will back away from. It is part of who I am, and part of the unique life experience that makes me who I am — and makes me qualified to represent the whole community. read more

Then, a Year

Here is a story for you. In the spring of 2012, he walked the Appalachian Trail. He got on a train in Penn Station, took it to the last stop then started walking. My friend didn't bring a coat. He didn't bring any money, or food or buy a return ticket. This was going to be it -- the end, that final disappointment, as Peggy Lee would bemoan. Read more...

A New Diabetic Combo Shows Promise

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that affects around 6 million people, and that number is steadily increasing. The Helmholtz Zentrum München Institute focuses on developing new approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of major widespread diseases. Show More Summary

Myth or Truth: Is Everyone Who Wants PrEP Already on It?

Today we examine whether the demand for PrEP has already been satisfied. Contributor: Katie Peoples read more

HOPWA’s first month on Twitter!

Who are we? The Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH)  is a small, six-person office in the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. We are responsible for administering a program called “Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS” (HOPWA), the only Federal program dedicated to addressing the supportive housing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and their...

All About Those Diabetes Tattoos…

A pair of Michigan insulin pump reps aren’t ashamed to show the world they have type 1 diabetes, so much so that they have literally embedded ink on their arms to prove it. Diabetes tattoos are worn with pride by… The post All About Those Diabetes Tattoos… appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

PLAGUE - We Are Not Alone!

By Kent Heckenlively I want you to look to the left of this article and you will see a link to a YouTube video which reads, "CONVERSATION WITH THE AUTHORS OF PLAGUE." Click on it now and watch all two...

Sharyl Attkisson Asks Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis - Award Winning Autism Medical Failure Documentary

Note: Reserve your tickets for the Westbury, NY screening of Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis on November 12 HERE. Many of you will remember the horrifying case of Alex Spourdalakis, a teen with autism who was held in restraints in a...

Why Should People Get Married?

People do not get married for numerous reasons. Some are single-at-heart; others do not marry just for the sake of marrying. In reality, marriage is good for the couple and it also provides the optimal condition for bearing and raising children. Show More Summary

My First Brain Box

A great game that I've found to work on memory recall is called My First Brain Box. I like the simplicity of the game. There are also several more of these game boxes with different categories.The game has 55 sturdy cards of random things and scenes. Show More Summary

Dachel Media Update: "We're Losing Our Boys"

By Anne Dachel Read Anne's commentary and view the links after the jump. The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and their OurKidsASD brand. Oct 27, 2014, Health Impact News: Merck's Former Doctor Predicts that Gardasil...

WATCH: Famed Researcher Talks About PrEP, Trans Women, and Funding

This short interview highlights the importance of trans women in HIV research. Contributor: Katie Peoples read more

Persona Non Grata with Diabetes: the Book (With Giveaway!)

One of the newest patient-written diabetes books on the scene brings a dimension we haven’t seen before — which can be summed up as voicing frustration about life with diabetes in literary journal form. The author is fellow type 1… The post Persona Non Grata with Diabetes: the Book (With Giveaway!) appeared first on DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog.

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