Is Type 2 Diabetes an Autoimmune Disease?

Historically speaking, type 2 diabetes has always been recognized as a metabolic disorder, often triggered by lifestyle behaviors and genetics.  As opposed to type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disease (with no known prevention and no cure), prediabetes and type 2 diabetes were always viewed by researchers as something to “prevent”.  But more research … Read more

How My 8-Year-Old With T1D Is Changing the Stigma of Disease in the Middle East

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Jennifer Cheatham Family and adventure. If you boil it all down, this is what makes me happiest in life. So when my husband, our almost two-year-old Nora, and I settled in Jordan (as in western Asia—the Middle East) eight years ago, I was … Read more

Rapid response needed to address spike in heart disease cases linked to COVID-19: expert – National |

A Canadian heart researcher says a rapid response is needed to address the surge in cardiovascular cases linked to COVID-19 following recent studies that show the virus can increase a person’s risk of developing heart problems. “This is not new…. We’ve known about it for a long time that the risk is there … and … Read more

Health sector pushes for certainty on establishment of an Australian Centre for Disease Control

Health groups are urging the Albanese government to lay out a clear timetable and allocate resources to fulfil an election commitment to establish a new Australian Centre for Disease Control. The promise to establish a CDC was made in the middle of the Covid pandemic in late 2020, with the new centre to focus on … Read more

The Growing Knowledge Gap in the Treatment and Management of the Disease of Severe Obesity in Medical Training : Bariatric Times

by Eileen R. Smith, MD; Bradley S. Kushner, MD; Michael M. Awad, MD, PhD; and Shaina R. Eckhouse, MD All authors are with the Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri. Funding: No funding was provided for this article. Disclosures: Dr. Shaina R. Eckhouse accepts … Read more

How Much Coffee to Reduce Risk of Death and Cardiovascular Disease?

A pinch of salt may cut the bitterness in a cup of coffee From the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology: Decaffeinated, ground, and instant coffee, particularly at 2–3 cups/day, were associated with significant reductions in incident cardiovascular disease and mortality.  “Cardiovascular disease” includes coronary artery disease (e.g., heart attacks), heart failure, and ischemic strokes. The study … Read more

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‘Alcogenic society’: Australian hospitals see steep rise in severe alcohol-related disease

One quarter of intensive care resources in a major regional tertiary hospital have been used to treat critical illness directly related to alcohol consumption, a Queensland physician claims. The intensive care physician told Guardian Australia he was alarmed at the steep rise in cases of severe, end-stage alcohol-related disease he has seen “in just a … Read more

‘Coffee Cuts Risk of Death and Cardiovascular Disease’

Methods and results Coffee subtypes were defined as decaffeinated, ground, and instant, then divided into 0, <1, 1, 2–3, 4–5, and >5 cups/day, and compared with non-drinkers. Cardiovascular disease included coronary heart disease, cardiac failure, and ischaemic stroke. Cox regression modelling with hazard ratios (HRs) assessed associations with incident arrhythmia, CVD, and mortality. Outcomes were determined … Read more

Can walking speed be improved with foot-ankle therapeutic exercises in patients with diabetic nerve disease? – Medivizor

Posted by Medivizor on Oct 16, 2022 in Diabetes mellitus | In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of foot-ankle therapeutic exercises on daily physical activity and gait (walking) speed in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). The data showed that at 12 weeks, these exercises led to improvements in fast walking speeds and quality … Read more