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Diabetes Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Chart

A challenge facing heath care professionals in treating the pre-diabetic and diabetic patient today is the problem of complications arising from polypharmacy prescribing and resulting drug-induced metabolic imbalances. With approximately 48% of people in the United States taking prescription medications (up from 44% in the 1990s), patients with diabetes are (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Artificial Sweeteners […]

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes

Pink, yellow, or blue? Each of these non-caloric sweeteners may be contributing to the global epidemic of diabetes. The study published in Nature today (Sept. 17, 2014), shows the non-nutritive sweeteners, saccharin, sucralose and aspartame, could actually hasten the development of glucose intolerance and metabolic disease. The mechanism is surprising: (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Diabetes Drug-Induced […]

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Integrating Diet & Physical Activity in Type-2 Diabetes Therapy

Inflammation plays a major role in diabetes-associated cardiovascular disease (CVD). There is uncertainty whether diet and physical activity interventions can be successfully integrated into healthcare settings and reduce markers of inflammation and risk of CVD in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study examined the systemic markers of inflammation (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Chronic Inflammation […]

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Apathy Aside, Six Factors to Reducing Global Health Risks

The biggest threat to global health and wellness can be narrowed down to six, preventable non-communicable diseases: respiratory illness from tobacco use, harmful alcohol use, salt intake, high blood pressure and blood sugar, and obesity. According to a May 2014 Lancet study, if nations could reduce target levels for these (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Diabetes Drug-Induced […]

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Collaborative Practices: Interprofessional Approaches to Diabetes

Delivering quality, cost-effective patient care to diabetics can sometimes be inhibited by practitioner “turf” battles. Optimally, care is delivered most effectively when the entire team of health-care providers collaborates and allows specialized expertise to help patients manage their diabetic symptoms. Four best-practice examples illustrate this concept. By Kristin Hellquist, MS, (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Diabetes Drug-Induced […]

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