Monday, January 26, 2004

Laxity in Diabetic Care in the US - Medical References for Patients

Quote: "If you're a diabetic over 55, you should be on an aspirin a day, a lipid-lowering agent [to lower cholesterol], and a medication to prevent heart attacks, like an ACE inhibitor. Heart attacks kill 80% of diabetics, and you can drop that by 70% by taking those three medications. You should therefore see your provider and discuss getting on them. Simple three pills, very safe and very simple, with almost no side effects. It could add years to your life." (Dr. R. James Dudi, Kaiser Permanente Health Plan, San Diego)

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

BBC NEWS | Health | Back pain drug 'may aid diabetics'

A drug used to treat backpain may also prevent patients with diabetes from going blind or having limbs amputated, a study suggests.
Scientists in the United States have found evidence to indicate that benfotiamine may be able to keep blood vessels healthy.

Saturday, January 03, 2004

The Five Absolute Worst Foods You Can Eat 10/18/03

By Dr. Joseph Mercola
with Rachael Droege

There are no “bad” foods, right? Only food you should eat in moderation? Well, not really. The following foods are so bad for your body that I really can’t see any reason to eat them. Not only do they have zero nutritional value, but they also give your body a healthy dose of toxins, which should make the idea of eating them really hard to swallow.