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Article of the Week: Heart Attack

Do you know the risk factors for a heart attack? The symptoms? If you or a friend or family member were experiencing symptoms, would you know what steps to take? This article is full of essential information on the topic, including what a heart attack is, how to go about preventing one, and why people with diabetes often have atypical heart attack symptoms.

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And remember that articles on a wide variety of diabetes topics are always available in our magazine archives section! Read More “Article of the Week: Heart Attack”

Diabetes: An Ass-Kicking Woman?

How about that title? That’s my Fox News question mark headline of the month. Moving on.

Like a lot of people, I watched the Super Bowl last weekend and had very little connection to either of the teams. I was pulling for the Colts, but my attitude for the upcoming work week did not depend upon a victory. I couldn’t care less. I watch the game for the event of it. The food, the friends, and of course, the ads. Read More “Diabetes: An Ass-Kicking Woman?”

What We’re Reading: Diabetes in the Budget

This week, we’d like to direct your attention to this post at http://closeconcerns.typepad.com entitled “Squeezed Again: Political Leadership Needed to Reverse Budget Trends in Diabetes.” It discusses the amount of funding earmarked for diabetes research and wellness programs in President Bush’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2008, and whether diabetes has received its “fair share.”

This post is written by James S. Hirsch, a principal at the diabetes consulting firm Close Concerns who lives with Type 1 diabetes. He is also the author of the book Cheating Destiny: Life With Diabetes, America’s Biggest Epidemic. Read More “What We’re Reading: Diabetes in the Budget”

Juice vs. Fruit: What’s Better for Diabetes?

This past week, results of a European study, published in the International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition in 2006, made the news. This study was actually a comprehensive review of the literature on fruit and vegetable juices. And while it may not sound like an exciting paper to read, this study does raise an interesting point. Here’s the crux of the study, according to the authors: “When considering cancer and coronary heart disease prevention, there is no evidence that pure fruit and vegetable juices are less beneficial than whole fruit and vegetables.” Read More “Juice vs. Fruit: What’s Better for Diabetes?”

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