Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Healthspan Vitamin supplements. Buy tax-free vitamins online with Healthspan: "As always, Healthspan brings you the most 'advanced Glucosamine supplements' in the UK! Wherever and whenever there have been valuable advances in the science of nutrition, Healthspan have incorporated them into their 'advanced' range of products. We now offer liquid and vegetarian forms of Glucosamine. "

Friday, November 19, 2004

Letters to the Editor - January 15, 2004 - American Family Physician: "Use of Metformin Is a Cause of Vitamin B12 Deficiency"
Small studies and case reports have shown that 10 to 30 percent of patients who are prescribed metformin show signs of reduced vitamin B12 absorption leading to clinically significant abnormalities in about 30 percent of cases.

Friday, November 12, 2004

: "Title: AHA: Statins May Lower Blood Pressure
'AHA: Statins May Lower Blood Pressure'

By Charlene Laino NEW ORLEANS, LA -- November 10, 2004 -- Statin therapy leads to a significant reduction in diastolic and systolic blood pressure, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled comparative trial shows. Beatrice A. Golomb, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, California, presented the results here on November 9[th at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2004."

Close Control Of Blood Pressure Associated With Fewer Eye Problems In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Friday, November 05, 2004

Cookin' With Google -- ResearchBuzz, September 13, 2003: "Judy Hourihan came up with the idea of searching Google to figure out what you're going to have for dinner and I turned it into a Google Hack. one of the most popular ones out there.
"To use the recipe search, all you have to do is type a couple of ingredients in, and select the kind of recipe that you want. The service then searches Google to find recipes that match your specific criteria. You can even narrow things down to recipes for vegetarians, diabetics, and people on the Atkins Diet. When you only have a certain number of ingredients on hand, use Cookin’ With Google to figure out what’s for dinner.
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Monday, November 01, 2004

BestTreatments :: Conditions :: Diabetes :: What treatments work?: "The different tablets used to treat diabetes can be divided into five groups. We have listed these below with some names of individual drugs (and brand names). Click on the links to find out more about:"
Diabetes, Foot Care and Foot Ulcers
PRODIGY PILS L541; (Version=23): "About 1 in 10 people with diabetes develop a foot ulcer at some stage. A foot ulcer is prone to infection, which may become severe. This leaflet aims to explain why foot ulcers sometimes develop, what you can do to help prevent them, and typical treatments if one does occur."
Type 2 Diabetes
PRODIGY PILS L49; (Version=24): "Type 2 diabetes occurs mainly in people aged over 40. The 'first-line' treatment is diet and exercise. If the blood glucose level remains high despite a trial of diet and exercise, then tablets to reduce the blood glucose level are usually advised. Insulin injections are needed in some cases. Other treatments include reducing blood pressure if it is high, and other measures to reduce the risk of complications."
Foot Care For People With Diabetes
PRODIGY PILS L540; (Version=23): "About 1 in 10 people with diabetes develop a foot ulcer at some stage. A foot ulcer does not heal very easily, is difficult to treat, and is prone to serious infection. Another leaflet called 'Diabetes, Foot Care and Foot Ulcers' gives more details. This leaflet gives a summary on how you can help to prevent foot ulcers."
Diabetic Retinopathy
And Other Eye Complications of Diabetes
PRODIGY PILS L584; (Version=23): "What is diabetic retinopathy?

What is diabetes?
Diabetes mellitus (just called diabetes from now on) occurs when the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood becomes higher than normal. There are two main types of diabetes - Type 1 and Type 2. See separate leaflets called 'Type 1 Diabetes' and 'Type 2 Diabetes' for more general information about diabetes."
Diabetes and High Blood Pressure
PRODIGY PILS L543; (Version=23): "Diabetes and High Blood Pressure"
What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure (hypertension) means that the pressure of the blood in your arteries is too high. Blood pressure is recorded as two figures. For example, 140/80 mmHg. This is said as '140 over 80'. Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg).
Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes
PRODIGY PILS L583; (Version=23): "This leaflet mainly discuses treatments which can lower the blood glucose level. It briefly mentions other treatments which may also be advised if you have Type 2 diabetes. See a separate leaflet called 'Type 2 Diabetes' for more general information about this condition."
BBC NEWS | Health | Diabetics 'must test blood more': "Diabetics should be checking their blood sugar levels more regularly to reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes, US research shows."
BBC NEWS | Health | Herbal remedies 'do work': "cientific tests on a range of traditional remedies have shown they have 'real benefits', researchers say.

Experts from King's College London said the treatments from around the world had properties which may help treat conditions such as diabetes and cancer.

The remedies included India's curry leaf tree, reputed to treat diabetes."