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Sugary Drinks Linked to 184,000 Deaths a Year

A new worldwide study has said that 133,000 deaths from diabetes, 45,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease and 6,450 deaths from cancer were caused by fizzy drinks, fruit drinks, energy drinks and sweetened ice teas in 2010. The study did not include pure fruit juices and all drinks had at least …

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Moves

ProtoGeo Free iOS/Android   Moves is a fairly straightforward app designed to track both the amount of movement and the places traveled to. Unlike many exercise apps, it is designed to be active all day so a more accurate picture of total daily movement can be achieved. Battery use has …

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ControlMyWeight

By CalorieKing $4.99 iOS ControlMyWeight doesn’t tell your patients what to eat but just helps them to become more aware of their eating habits so that they can slowly make the smarter choices that will lead to weight control.

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Letter from the Editor, #788

Last week I was in the checkout lane at a grocery store and noticed how many magazines there were for diabetes and weight loss. It seems that almost every one of the headlines had something to do with eating more fat to lose weight. I looked at the articles and …

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Editor’s Note, DCMS #247

For 20 years, we at Diabetes in Control have attended the ADA Scientific Sessions. Each year there are great research presentations and these always include two topics: the artificial pancreas and the cure for type 1 diabetes. Most of the time what was the latest and greatest the previous year …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #25: Diabetic Neuropathy Part 5 of 5

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David Levy, MD, FRCP      Erectile dysfunction This is the commonest neuropathic complication: 20% of men have erectile dysfunction (ED) at diagnosis, increasing to 34% at 12 years (UKPDS). The prevalence in a newly diagnosed Kuwaiti population was 30%, and nearly 50% in a large survey of Canadians attending their primary-care physicians …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #24: Diabetic Neuropathy Part 4 of 5

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David Levy, MD, FRCP      Mononeuropathies and other focal syndromes Peripheral mononeuropathies Upper limb Carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve) Carpal tunnel syndrome is very common (remember the association with primary hypothyroidism, especially in type 1 diabetes) and may present with atypical symptoms, as it is often superimposed on diabetic polyneuropathy. Consider it …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #23: Diabetic Neuropathy Part 3 of 5

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David Levy, MD, FRCP      Charcot neuroarthropathy Charcot neuroarthropathy is a serious and poorly understood condition associated with rapid destruction of bones and joints and resulting in bone fragmentation. It occurs only in patients with advanced sensory and autonomic neuropathy, and is characteristic of long-duration type 1 diabetes with other microvascular complications, …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #22: Diabetic Neuropathy Part 2 of 5

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David Levy, MD, FRCP      Foot ulceration The ulcerated, infected and possibly gangrenous foot is a common reason for hospital admission. Anatomically, diabetic foot ulceration is restricted to the region distal to the ankle; proximal lesions are more likely ischemic, vasculitic, venous, or to have another underlying cause. Most ulcers are predominantly …

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