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diabetes and GERD

Diabetes and GERD

By Jewels Doskicz Got heartburn? Diabetes and Gerd – According to JNM, you’re probably in the minority if you don’t. Research has uncovered that between 25 to 75 percent of people living with diabetes also have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). What is GERD? Diabetes and GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is a condition that manifests…

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Diabetes and Stress Do Not Mix, Stressed Out?

Diabetes and Stress Stress results when something causes your body to behave as if it were under attack. Sources of stress can be physical, like injury or illness. Or they can be mental, like problems in your marriage, job, health, or finances. Stressed Out?  Diabetes and Stress Do Not Mix When stress occurs, the body prepares…

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Diabetic Urinary Incontinence

Diabetes Urinary Incontinence

by Jeanette S. Brown, MD, and Janis Luft, NP, MSN Diabetic Urinary Incontinence. Do these comments sound familiar? Current estimates suggest that roughly 15 million Americans experience urinary incontinence — the involuntary loss of urine — and that up to 85% of those affected are women. Like many other health problems,…

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Geriatrics Arthritis and Diabetes

By Mark E. Welch, AS, CPhT, Columnist Geriatrics Arthritis and Diabetes. I write frequently when it comes to older folks with diabetes. Certain things become a problem when dealing with how to deal with this cursed disease. When I was working as a Pharmacy  Technician  an older gentle came into the Pharmacy and was clueless…

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No more insulin diabetic woman benefits from cell transplant

No more insulin diabetic woman benefits from cell transplant. Dr. Camillo Ricordi, director of the Diabetes Reseach Institute, explains the islet cell transplant as recipient, Wendy Peacock, right, looks on. BY AMY SHERMAN | asherman@MiamiHerald.com   Physicians with the Diabetes Research Institute at UHealth used a groundbreaking islet-cell transplant procedure to reverse diabetes in a…

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Sometimes it is not about Diabetes

By Mark E. Welch, AS, CPhT, Columnist Sometimes it is not about Diabetes Sometimes. diabetes takes a back seat. People in our lives undergo much more traumatic problems than being diagnosed with diabetes. Is being diagnosed with a disease such as diabetes traumatic?  You bet it is. However, what if your mother is diagnosed with…

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