Comedian Lenny Henry Reveals He Has Lost Three Stone To Beat Diabetes – The Disease Which Cost His Mother Both Her Legs

The Comic Relief frontman said he was inspired to lose the weight after his mother Winnifred lost both her legs to the disease during her seven-year battle with the condition before she died in 1998

Henry now eats sugar-free food and has started to take regular classes in Ashtanga yoga to battle the disease, which can be fatal and causes serious health complications. The well-known face of the Premier Inn adverts, said the disease cost his mother Winnifred both her legs after medics were forced to amputate her limbs before she died in 1998. The condition can cause problems with circulation and can result in damage to a patients’ nerves, which in turn can lead to amputations when infections are not detected by the body. Henry said: ‘I’m a bit diabetic, so I was put on a very strict diet.
Comedian Lenny Henry reveals he has lost three stone to beat diabetes – the disease which cost his mother both her legs

Adults With Diabetes Need A Flu Shot: Experts

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Their average age was about 51. People with diabetes tended to have more health problems than people without diabetes, the researchers found. People with diabetes were more likely to get flu shots than people without the disease, the study showed. Even so, people with diabetes had 6 percent greater odds of being hospitalized for flu than those without diabetes. For Johnson, one important question remains unanswered: Just how effective is the vaccine in preventing people with diabetes from getting the flu? “That piece of evidence is still not clear, and was not part of this study,” he said. “The current evidence of this is very weak [and has] many limitations, so we actually don’t know how well these vaccinations work.” Nonetheless, there is relatively little harm in getting vaccinated, Johnson said.
Adults With Diabetes Need a Flu Shot: Experts

“diabetes In Control” Medical Professional Survey Recommends Afrezza

Below is the results of a poll on their website, that asks the question: “Will you recommend MannKinds inhaled insulin Afrezza, if approved?” Poll results: 67.9% vote YES, they will recommend Afrezza 26.4% vote NOT SURE only 5.7% vote NO The poll may be found by doing a google search using the question asked (see above). Below is further information about “Diabetes In Control”: – Quoting from their site: “The Mission of Diabetes In Control is to be the world leader of current and accurate on-line diabetes information for medical professionals, and to promote increased understanding of the care and treatment of diabetes, ultimately helping the medical professional to empower the patient to better self-care.” – ISMP, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices”, has established a partnership with “Diabetes In Control”. ISMP “is the nations only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. ISMP represents over 35 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process. The organization is known and respected worldwide as the premier resource for impartial, timely, and accurate medication safety information.” – Quoting Steven V. Edelman, MD, Founder, Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), and 2009 ADA Diabetes Educator of the Year: “I appreciate what Steve Freed, Dave Joffe, and Andrew Young are doing at Diabetes in Control to keep timely and important information easily at the fingertips of providers caring for those with diabetes. Those that think, the medical community is not already starting to promote Afrezza, need to think again…
“Diabetes In Control” medical professional survey recommends Afrezza

“diabetes In Control” Medical Professional Survey Recommends Afrezza

Below is the results of a poll on their website, that asks the question: “Will you recommend MannKinds inhaled insulin Afrezza, if approved?” Poll results: 67.9% vote YES, they will recommend Afrezza 26.4% vote NOT SURE only 5.7% vote NO The poll may be found by doing a google search using the question asked (see above). Below is further information about “Diabetes In Control”: – Quoting from their site: “The Mission of Diabetes In Control is to be the world leader of current and accurate on-line diabetes information for medical professionals, and to promote increased understanding of the care and treatment of diabetes, ultimately helping the medical professional to empower the patient to better self-care.” – ISMP, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices”, has established a partnership with “Diabetes In Control”. ISMP “is the nations only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. ISMP represents over 35 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process. The organization is known and respected worldwide as the premier resource for impartial, timely, and accurate medication safety information.” – Quoting Steven V. Edelman, MD, Founder, Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), and 2009 ADA Diabetes Educator of the Year: “I appreciate what Steve Freed, Dave Joffe, and Andrew Young are doing at Diabetes in Control to keep timely and important information easily at the fingertips of providers caring for those with diabetes. Those that think, the medical community is not already starting to promote Afrezza, need to think again…
“Diabetes In Control” medical professional survey recommends Afrezza

Type 2 Diabetes Is Often A Family Affair

“Couples typically share household food so, what one eats, the other typically eats also,” Ochner said. “Couples also tend to do physical activity together so, the more active one is, the more active the other may be.” Virginia Peragallo-Dittko is executive director of the Diabetes and Obesity Institute at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y. She said that the study did not determine one key factor: Do people prone to type 2 diabetes end up marrying people with similar risk profiles? The study “did not identify if the spouse of the person with diabetes had biologically related family members with diabetes,” she pointed out. “So the message isn’t that you can ‘catch’ diabetes from your partner. Instead the message is, if you both engage in unhealthy eating patterns and physical inactivity, the partner without diabetes has a high risk for developing diabetes.” Dr.
Type 2 Diabetes Is Often a Family Affair

Diabetes: Having A Spouse With Diabetes Is A Risk Factor For Diabetes Yourself

“When we look at the health history of patients, we often ask about family history,” says Dr. Dasgupta. “Our results suggest spousal history may be another factor we should take in consideration.” According to Dr. Dasgupta, spousal diabetes is also a potential tool for early diabetes detection. “The results of our review suggest that diabetes diagnosis in one spouse may warrant increased surveillance in the other,” she says. “Moreover, it has been observed that men are less likely than women to undergo regular medical evaluation after childhood and that can result in delayed diabetes detection.
Diabetes: Having a spouse with diabetes is a risk factor for diabetes yourself

The Idf Takes New Steps To Stop Diabetes

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From young leaders to new leaders, IDF’s recently appointed CEO, Petra Wilson, begins her stewardship intent to expand e-health options as part of IDF’s objective to empower people with diabetes. “E-technologies will give patients critical information to make informed decisions, advance diabetes education and extend health care providers’ reach.” Wilson formerly led connected health teams at Cisco and the European Commission in Health. Wilson also sees the potential for “big data,” huge volumes of data from thousands of sources, to be linked to lifestyle data to create health care policies that benefit those living with diabetes. Sir Michael Hirst stepped into IDF as president 18 months ago and is drawing on his political career. He’s established the first Parliamentary Champions for Diabetes Forum. One task of the Parliamentary Champions will be to working together to represent the interest of people with diabetes in policy making.
The IDF Takes New Steps to Stop Diabetes

Diabetes, Cost Of Care Top Health Concerns For U.s. Latinos

Alex Ortega, a professor of public health at UCLA, looks over the produce at the market he and other community members helped reopen.

She’s also the director of a diabetes program at Roybal Comprehensive Health Center . Peters says Type 2 diabetes is the “plague” of the Latino community she treats: “Individuals here are getting diabetes at rates we’ve not seen before.” About 12 percent of the Latino population she sees has diabetes. Peters projects that number will climb to nearly 30 percent over the next few decades if nothing changes in the environment or diet of local residents. Peters told Martinez-Rocha she was on her way to getting insulin-dependent Type 2 diabetes. Martinez-Rocha says she got very scared and made major changes. She lost 160 pounds. But many patients don’t do that, in large part because prediabetes is often “silent.” Unless people go to a doctor and get their blood sugar measured, they’ll never know they have it.
Diabetes, Cost Of Care Top Health Concerns For U.S. Latinos

Some Foods May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes

Study leader Aedin Cassidy of University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School and Tim Spector , director of the Twins UK study from King’s College London, said eating certain sub-groups of flavanoids are associated with lower insulin resistance and better blood glucose regulation. “Our research looked at the benefits of eating certain sub-groups of flavanoids. We focused on flavones, which are found in herbs and vegetables such as parsley, thyme and celery, and anthocyanins, found in berries, red grapes, wine and other red or blue-colored fruits and vegetables,” Cassidy said in a statement. “This is one of the first large-scale human studies to look at how these powerful bioactive compounds might reduce the risk of diabetes. Laboratory studies have shown these types of foods might modulate blood glucose regulation — affecting the risk of type 2 diabetes.” Researchers studied almost 2,000 healthy women from TwinsUK, who had completed a food questionnaire designed to estimate total dietary flavonoid intake as well as intakes from six flavonoid sub-classes.
Some foods may protect against type 2 diabetes

Is There Connection Between Type 1 Diabetes And Cleanliness? Finland Serves As A Model.

The only way is to identify the bugs and then do experiments to see whether they cause diabetes to develop. It turns out that the Russian children play outside more often and are around more animals. Many of their houses dont have air conditioning or central heat. They also have greater exposure to such microbes as hepatitis A, Helicobacter pylori (which causes stomach ulcers) and Toxoplasmosa gondii, a parasite spread by cat feces. Vallo Tillman, a pediatrician who runs the childrens clinic at the Tartu University Hospital in southeast Estonia, says that not only are many more children in his country acquiring diabetes, they also are getting sicker at a much younger age than before. He says that Estonian childrens immune systems may not be getting the germ-fighting workout that they did a few decades ago.
Is there connection between Type 1 diabetes and cleanliness? Finland serves as a model.