Category: Diabetes

Hard-to-heal wound finally improves with Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

Hard-to-heal wound finally improves with Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

Lance Trousdale was starting to give up hope after living with a painful, tennis-ball-sized ulcer on his foot for the last year and a half. Unable to fight the infection on his own due to poor circulation caused by diabetes, Trousdale, 39, tried various ways to cope with the ulcer.
He has worked

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New diabetes drug approved by FDA

New diabetes drug approved by FDA

The FDA has approved Amylin Pharmaceutical’s new diabetes drug called Bydureon. The approval comes after two rejections, one back in 2010 which called for a new trial geared at the drug’s effects on the heart.
The FDA has become more scrutinizing when it comes to diabetes medication ever since the situation years ago with Avandia

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Weird ways to beat stress

One of the reasons I love Twitter is that is brings to light the most interesting stories, articles and snippets of weird fodder, and today is no exception.
MSNBC Health has a great article out today about stress and how to beat it. They label the top nine ways as weird, but many to me

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New study shows that fitness trumps body weight in reducing risk of death

The American Heart Association released results from a new study today that sheds light on whether it’s better to shed pounds or keep up with physical fitness.
As it turns out, physical fitness edges out losing weight when it comes to reducing risk of death from heart attack and stroke.
According to the study, in

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Not your average orange drink

Here’s an update on my occasional series about my first pregnancy.  First of all, it’s great that I work at one of the best hospitals in the country, that is always a plus because I know I’m in good hands.  Academic medical centers like Barnes-Jewish Hospital are known for having the best technology and brightest

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Study links diabetes to likelihood of developing Alzheimer's

In case you needed another reason to lose weight and become more active: 
Researchers keeps finding that obesity and poor eating habits can endanger your mental health as well as your physical health. For instance, a study out of Japan finds that people with diabetes may have double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Again, that’s double

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When having diabetes is all you've ever known, waking up without it can feel like a miracle

Danielle Scheetz was five when she was diagnosed with diabetes. Over the next six years she dealt with the disease, until at the age of 11 when her doctor gave her some terrible news – her kidneys were failing. Danielle would need a kidney transplant in order to survive.
With the help of her doctor,

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When having diabetes is all you’ve ever known, waking up without it can feel like a miracle

When having diabetes is all you’ve ever known, waking up without it can feel like a miracle

Danielle Scheetz was five when she was diagnosed with diabetes. Over the next six years she dealt with the disease, until at the age of 11 when her doctor gave her some terrible news – her kidneys were failing. Danielle would need a kidney transplant in order to survive.
With the help of her doctor,

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Weight loss surgery info and event

While exercise and eating right are the best ways to lose weight, many people have tried those methods for years and still can’t lose excess weight — weight that can cause serious health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure.
For people in this frustrating situation, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) may be an option.

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Fetal Care Center provides high-risk pregnancy services and more

Complications during pregnancy can turn what should be an amazing and happy time into many months of worry and apprehension for mothers-to-be and their family.
The Fetal Care Center of St. Louis, a joint venture between Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, provides specialized care for high-risk pregnancies through delivery and beyond.
The focus

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