Category Archives: Diabetes

Bicycling Away Type 2 Diabetes

A Danish study of 50,000 men and women between 50 and 65 years old found that those who biked routinely were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. And, the more time the participants spent cycling, the lower their risk … Continue reading

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Forget Everything You Know About Diets and Healthy Eating

Science now has an explanation for why many of us try out the latest diet only to find that it is not working. A study published in the journal Cell this week, has demonstrated that different people’s bodies respond to … Continue reading

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Diabetes Screening Inadequate in Mentally Ill

New research shows that despite long-standing recommendations that severely mentally ill patients who take antipsychotics undergo annual screening for diabetes and other metabolic disorders, only 30% receive such screening. A recent research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine described a retrospective cohort … Continue reading

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Sixth Annual Chair Summit Begins This Week

This week a Master Class for Neuroscience Development called the Chair Summit takes place in Tampa, FL (Sept 26-28, 2013). In the early days of medical training in Kos, students, trainees and medical colleagues would gather to discuss their cases … Continue reading

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Treat Diabetic Neuropathies

Research published this month in the Journal Pain found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help relieve pain for people with painful diabetic neuropathies. This was a randomized, treatment as usual (TAU), controlled, non-blinded intervention pilot study with a 4-month … Continue reading

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Primary Care Physicians Play Vital Role in Caring for Diabetes Patients

New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital has brought to light the importance of the role of a primary care physician in a population of diabetes patients.  Their findings are published current issue of Diabetes Care. Researchers evaluated more than … Continue reading

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Regular Physical Activity Can Reduce Risk of Dementia in Older People

A new study published in the journal Stroke reports that older,  non-disabled individuals who engage in regular physical activity reduced their risk of vascular dementia by 40 percent and risk of any type of cognitive impairment by 60 percent. The … Continue reading

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Linking Mental Illness To Chronic Physical Illness Risk

Results from a study by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) demonstrated that individuals aged 18 and older who had any mental illness, major depressive episodes or serious mental illness in the past year, are more likely to … Continue reading

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Women Rotating Night Shift Work Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Women who work a rotating (irregular) schedule that includes three or more night shifts per month, in addition to day and evening working hours in that month, may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes when compared with … Continue reading

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Frequent doctor visits benefits patients with diabetes

According to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), achieving ideal levels may be as simple as seeing your doctor. They found that frequent doctor-patient encounters are associated with faster achievement of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol treatment goals. … Continue reading

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