Type 1 - diabetes

Stand Up & Step Out to Help Fight Diabetes

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During the fall months, thousands of people across the nation will walk together with friends and family to showcase the courage it takes to live every day with the difficult disease diabetes-type 1, type 2 or gestational. The lives of many thousands of people are made more difficult or shortened by this disease every year.

Every year the American Diabetes Association organizes a nationwide fundraising event called "Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes. With strong support from the local business community across America, including cash sponsorship and corporate teams, Walk to Fight Diabetes raises over $20 million to support the ADA's mission: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes

How To Control Diabetes: Three Common Mistakes That Make You Fail

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How to control diabetes: there's the right way and a lot of wrong ways. Diabetes is like a cruel jack-in-the-box. You always have to keep it under control. If you don't, the jack-in-the-box will spring out and do bad things to you.

Keeping diabetes in the box isn't easy. Especially day in and day out, watching what you eat, testing your glucose levels, taking your meds, and all the other things you have to do to keep everything under control.

Most diabetics use an approach to diabetes control that either doesn't work very well or is very difficult to live with day in and day out. Maybe you are one of them.

Check it out: Does one of these describe you?

  • The "snapshot" approach.

You deal with the immediate situation and generalize the rest.  You test your blood sugar from time to time, especially if you “feel funny”.  If the reading is too high, you might take a shot of insulin (if you use insulin) or you might drink several glasses of water or try something else to bring it down.  If the reading is too low, maybe you eat a piece of candy or even “pig out” until you feel better.

Nick Jonas goes to Washington D.C. For Government Funding of Diabetes Research

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[Best Syndication News] Nick Jonas already has been to the White House where The Jonas Brothers have been invited to perform, but this time he visited as part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in order to testify at Wednesday's a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing in regards to government funding for diabetes research.

In the meantime, Jonas was at the White House today along with a group of kids that also have diabetes. Nick Jonas was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 13 and has been very public about this and has helped raise awareness of the health problem.

Jonas who is now 16, was reported by People magazine as an unexpected surprise when he showed up at the White House when other diabetic children were getting ready to meet with President Obama. The kids were reported to have been screaming “We got to meet Nick Jonas!” all while showing off autographs that he gave out.

Betterform Introduces Stylish Comfort Diabetic Orthopedic Shoes

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Shoes come in all shapes and sizes, for those with certain medical conditions incorrectly fitting shoes can cause problems. Betterform, a renowned and respected full service orthotic lab, provide a range of comfort shoes, including diabetic shoes and orthopedic shoes for those among us with special shoe requirements.

Betterform have been in the orthotic foot care business for over 25 years, and as such have developed a reputation as an industry leader. Working with the medical community they provide a complete range of custom and over the counter orthotic shoes. The range includes diabetic shoes and orthopedic shoes, which are some of the most popular from their extensive range. The sole aim of betterform is to ensure the highest quality products with an excellent level of service, both aims in which they succeed. The range on offer includes custom made shows, insoles and heel lifts. The stylish designs provide a fashionable look and a supportive product.

Matching Insulin Syringe to Insulin strength is crucial

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Insulin injected with a mismatch between Insulin syringe and Insulin concentration in vial may have disastrous results and is one of the avoidable cause of hospitalization.

Insulin vials are of different concentrations and commonly 40 U and 100 U insulin vials are available. 40 U insulin vial has 40 units of insulin in 1 ml while 100 U insulin vial has 100 units of insulin in 1 ml. To inject Insulin, 2 types of syringes are available, 40 U and 100 U. Both are 1 ml syringe with the difference that 40 U syringe will have number mark up to 40 while 100 U syringe will have up to 100. Thus half mark in 40 U syringes will be at 20 U and will carry half ml of Insulin which contains 20 units of insulin, while half level in 100 U syringes will be at 50 units, and this contains half ml of insulin which now contains 50 unit of Insulin.

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