Friday, June 04, 2010

The Future of the Diabetes Care Devices Market

GBI Research??s new report, ?????? provides key data, information and analysis on the global diabetes care devices market. The report provides market landscape, competitive landscape and market trends information on two diabetes care devices market categories - glucose monitoring and insulin delivery. The report provides comprehensive information on the key trends affecting these categories, and key analytical content on the
market dynamics.

The report also reviews the competitive landscape, key pipeline products and technology offerings. This report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GBI Research??s team of industry experts.

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Jun 04, 10 • Diabetes Support Blog

Study into blaeberries for treating diabetes

A new study into the possible benefits of blaeberries for treating diabetes is underway in Aberdeen. Experts from the University of Aberdeen, led by Dr Nigel Hoggard, from the Rowett Institute for Nutrition and Health, are hoping that extracts from the fruit, a part of the blueberry family, will provide help in controlling the condition.

The researchers are looking for 60 local overweight men, aged between 40 and 70 and with type 2 diabetes, to take part in the three-week study. The volunteers must be using their diet to control their diabetes, rather than insulin, and would be expected to take the fruit in a concentrated capsule form three times a day.

Dr Hoggard said “The exact link between type 2 diabetes and obesity has never been pinpointed. We think the answer to their connection lies in fat tissue. When fat increases, this is associated with a low-grade inflammation, and the release of a number of hormones into the blood . It is these hormones, and how they act on the glucose in our body, which we believe causes type 2 diabetes to occur.”

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Jun 04, 10 • Diabetes News

Shands at UF ranks 12th nationally in pediatric endocrinology programs

The pediatric endocrinology program at Shands Children’s Hospital at the University of Florida has been ranked 12th nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s annual look at the best children’s hospitals.

The rankings, released Thursday, list the top 30 hospitals in 10 pediatric subspecialities.

This is the first time Shands Children’s Hospital at UF has been included in the rankings. The pediatric endocrinology program earned the top listing among all Florida hospitals named in the report.

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Jun 04, 10 • Diabetes News

Processed meats linked to higher CHD, diabetes risk

Consumption of processed meats, but not red meats, was associated with higher incidence of coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes, study findings suggested.

Massachusetts-based researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the relationship between red, processed and total meat consumption and incident CHD, stroke and diabetes mellitus. They searched for any cohort study, case-control study or randomized trial that assessed this relationship in generally healthy adults. Twenty studies met the inclusion criteria, including 17 prospective cohorts and three case-control studies, totaling 1,218,380 individuals for the analysis. Of those, 23,889 had CHD, 2,280 had incidences of stroke and 10,797 had diabetes.

Red meat intake was not associated with CHD (n=4 studies; RR per 100 g serving/day=1.00; 95% CI, 0.81-1.23) or diabetes (n=5; RR=1.16; 95% CI, 0.92-1.46). In contrast, processed meat intake was associated with 42% increase in the risk for CHD (n=4; RR per 50 g serving/day=1.42; 95% CI, 1.07-1.89) and 19% increase in the risk for diabetes (n=7; RR=1.19; 95% CI, 1.11-1.27). Consumption of red and processed meat was not associated with stroke, although only three studies evaluated this relationship.

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Jun 04, 10 • Diabetes Support Blog

Diabetes: Canadian Student Tries to Mould Lifestyle Accordingly

An increasing number of Canadians are hearing the word ???diabetes?? from their docs. What could be more devastating for parents when they hear that their child is the one suffering from the condition? It comes almost like a dagger when diagnosis of diabetes is found to be in kids.

Type-1 diabetes is a menacing disease that will turn life upside down for a kid who unexpectedly has to live a life of regular blood-sugar supervision, following a strict diet and also has to rely on insulin, in order to stay alive.

It is not only the child with the condition who has to suffer, but also the peers, with curiosity in their minds that how does injecting insulin make body feel and that what would happen to a friend or mate they know suffering from the disease.

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Jun 04, 10 • Diabetes News

Diabetes: Keeping Control Of This Present Epidemic Won??

Diabetes has become a disease that has achieved epidemic status in the United States and if a person becomes affected by the disease, it will cause havoc with their health and body. For example, it can lead to experiencing severe illnesses including becoming blind and having your kidneys fail on you and it can lead to untimely death as well. Furthermore, the cost of treating and caring for this problem has cost the US more than all the money that country spends on fighting wars. In fact, the total cost of treating the disease is estimated to be more than 170 million dollars annually.

This shows that caring for and treating diabetes will cost the United States more than what it currently spends on fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan and also in the war against terrorism. As a matter of fact, the costs involved are greater than the 150 million dollars spent in taking care of the damage wreaked by Hurricane Katrina.

All these costs are being incurred because of the burgeoning numbers of Americans that are becoming diabetic. In fact, annually, over a million American citizens have become diabetic and are swelling the ranks of those who are already affected by the disease. This disease is not just a huge problem because it is leading to more people becoming overweight and it is the leading cause of obesity as well.

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Jun 04, 10 • Diabetes Support Blog

Learn About Diabetes ??

The Diabetes is one of the deadliest diseases in world, one in four people in America have this disease. The diabetes disease touches everybody, kids, young and old. It becomes important for everyone to learn what is Diabetes? The real reason is when body is unable to utilize or accumulate glucose. The Glucose is a form of Sugar. The level of glucose when goes high in bloodstream, it causes blood glucose to rise in individuals body. The Diabetes can be categorized into three stages. The three stages of diabetes are ???Pre Diabetes???, ???Type 1 Diabetes??? and ???Type 2 Diabetes???. The diabetes has become so common in people that it is common to find kids, teenagers, young adults diagnosed with Diabetes.

How does Glucose affects body?

It is a disorder in the body that affects the way body utilizes the food for energy. All food contains sugar, the digested food in body is broken into sugar known as Glucose. The glucose is used to produces energy. The individual glucose keeps circulating in blood and enters into body cells, once inside the cell the glucose is used as fuel to developed energy. The Insulin is a hormone, which body uses to push Glucose into body cells, if this process stops working then the blood sugar level rises in body.

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Jun 04, 10 • Diabetes Support Blog

How To Make Diabetes Treatment Easy

Who are the brave people giving up sweets? Well the people who are giving up their sweets are called diabetics. Diabetics are hook to a medical condition known as diabetes which forces a person to have to give up sugars.

If your health provider confirmed that you are a diabetic, its better to start searching for possible treatment and remedies before it is to late. As we all know, millions of people all over the world have tried to let go of their mouth-watering and tasty sugar products.

Excessive use of sugar has been known to increase incidences of type 2 diabetes and obesity. However, type 1 diabetes treatment can become burdensome for some. Type 2 diabetes is characterized differently and is usually due to insulin resistance or reduced insulin sensitivity, combined with relatively reduced insulin secretion which in some cases becomes unconditional.

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Jun 04, 10 • Diabetes Support Blog

Air pollution linked to type 2 diabetes in women

A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives suggests that traffic-related air pollution may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women.

German researchers analyzed data from 1,775 women living in both rural and highly-polluted industrial areas for nearly 20 years. Air pollution data from monitoring stations and emission inventories run by local environmental agencies were used to estimate each woman??s average exposure levels.

They found that exposure to components of traffic pollution, particularly nitrogen dioxide and soot in ambient fine particulate matter was significantly associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Jun 04, 10 • Diabetes News

Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

What are your thoughts about type 2 diabetes? Does it ever cross you mind that it??s running your life? How about thinking type 2 is in your control? Although many people are being diagnosed with type 2, it isn??t contagious. Its really the result of poor lifestyle choices?? so this means alter those choices, put yourself in the driver??s seat, and you can reverse type 2 diabetes. With the number of fast food chains (such as McDonald??s), and convenience foods on the rise in popularity, it should be no surprise that more and more people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Perhaps you had no idea type 2 was in your family and you were genuinely surprised to learn about your own diagnosis. And now you find yourself grieving?? but its important to move onto the acceptance stage?? accept your condition and start to take action. What does that mean? It means it??s time to realise if the the condition is not arrested there are serious consequences. The idea is to learn all you can about type 2 diabetes and self-management. 

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