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Diabetic Children Find Confidence and Camaraderie at Camp
Camp John Warvel, a kids' diabetes camp located in the state of Indiana and ran by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), is in its 58th year of hosting children from all over the state. For one week out of the year, children with diabetes can connect with one another, and learn how to inject insulin and manage their conditions.
Diabetes-Related Deaths in New York at Record Levels
The health department of New York City released a statement earlier this week showing that deaths caused by diabetes complications has nearly doubled since 1990. In 1990, deaths related to diabetes was only 6 percent; however, this percentage has risen to 10.8 percent in 2011.
Physical Activity and Medications
While both type 1 and type 2 diabetics learn how to manage their disease through a triad of diet, exercise and weight loss, the similarities often stop there. Type 1 diabetics use injected insulin, while type 2 diabetics are often prescribed oral medications. Whichever type of medication you use, your activity level can influence its effectiveness.…
Rye vs Wheat, Oats, and Potatoes: How Different Carbohydrate Types Affect Your Body
An interesting 2007 study out of Finland showed that changes in dietary carbohydrate type could affect which genes are activated in abdominal fat. These findings have important implications for improving health in people with metabolic syndrome or pre-diabetes.…
Effects of stress and negative thoughts on your health
While some forms of acute or short-term stress may stimulate your body and improve some aspects of health, ongoing and chronic stress may have dangerous health repercussions. Negative thinking causes changes in neurotransmitters and hormones, and impacts the health of the heart, immune system, brain, endocrine system, and digestion, as well as a person's overall risk of mortality.…