Posts Tagged ‘Medicine’

The Prevention Plan from U.S. Preventive Medicine

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Losing weight may reduce your risk for high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

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  • Losing weight may reduce your risk for high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
  • Smoking causes coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Controlling high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, may reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, and kidney disease.
  • As one of the leading causes of death and disability, there are many benefits to preventing or reducing your risk of Type II Diabetes.
  • The healthier you are, the more you can save in health insurance premiums, copays and other out-of-pocket costs.

 

Integrative Medicine: Home Remedies And Natural Solutions For Chronic Pain, Heart Disease and Diabetes (Live Optimized) (Volume 3)

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Why do we get sick? How do we get well? How do we avoid getting sick again? These pages attempt to answer these fundamental questions in Health and Healing, but the real joy of the book isn’t in learning the answers, but in following the method down the path to an answer. Looking at options such as homeopathy, a treatment that, to an outsider, seems more like a leap of faith than an actual system of healing. Conventional medicine is great at handling trauma and sudden, life-threatening conditions like heart attacks, but it’s less good at dealing with chronic conditions like arthritis. These pages will show you how to go beyond conventional medicine and empower you to take healing into your own hands today.

 

Empowered Medicine; A comprehensive summary of the most common chronic conditions and their official treatment guidelines

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Did you know that there are reputable organizations out there that have put forth official treatment guidelines for the most common health conditions? In this book, you will find these official treatment guidelines explained in plain, simple terms we can all understand. Empowered Medicine references official guidelines from the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and more! Empowered Medicine will help you understand which medications have been proven, using the best clinical research, to most effectively treat your condition. Empowered Medicine will help you understand your condition and the treatment options currently available to you.

 

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th Edition (Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine (Single Vol.))

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Introducing the most dramatically revised edition of Harrison’s ever!

Now with NEW bonus DVD with 37 chapters and more than 500 brand new images and video clips!

A Doody’s Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE!

5 STAR DOODY’S REVIEW
“The book is for anyone who has the remotest association with the practice of medicine, be they internists, surgeons, nurses, technical staff, or counselors. This is the authority, and in a time of readily available but not always accurate information, this is the one source that can be relied upon….This is one of the absolute pillars of any medical library. It is the final word in internal medicine and we all owe a debt of gratitude to the editors and contributors who have created this extraordinary authority in medicine.”–Doody’s Review Service

MORE THAN TRUSTED, BEYOND ESSENTIAL . . .

The #1 selling medical textbook worldwide, Harrison’s has defined internal medicine for millions of clinicians and students. The new 17th Edition retains Harrison’s acclaimed balance of pathobiology, cardinal signs and manifestations of disease, and best approaches to patient management, yet has been massively updated to give you an innovative array of bold new features and content. If ever there was one must-have resource for clinicians and students — this is it!

UNMATCHED EXPERTISE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

As an unprecedented amount of medical information bombards you and your patients, where do you go to sort it out and make sense of it all? When your patients request clarification on something they’ve “printed off,” where do you turn for expert explanations? The same trusted resource physicians and students have turned to for more than fifty years: Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. Now more than ever, trust Harrison’s to filter and clarify the exploding knowledge base, to highlight the breakthroughs, and to deliver a clear, balanced distillation of the best and most current information on which to base clinical decisions.

THE MOST EXCITING AND EXTENSIVELY REVISED EDITION EVER!

Here are just a few of the reasons why the new 17th Edition of Harrison’s is the best edition yet:

  • Bonus companion DVD featuring: 37 new “e-chapters”; over 500 brand-new radiological, laboratory, and clinical images, including complete atlases; state-of-the-art video clips; an Image Bank of nearly all the illustrations contained in the parent text, and much more
  • Expanded, modernized illustration program with more than 800 brand-new, additional illustrations–a 60% increase over the previous edition
  • Dozens of brand new chapters on vital topics in medical education and clinical practice: Global Issues in Medicine: Patient Safety and Health Quality; Health Disparities: Atlas of EKGs; Clinical Management of Obesity; Atlas of Hematology; Atlases of Chest, Neurological, and Cardiovascular Radiology; and much more! Also included is a complete new section on biological foundations and emerging clinical applications of regenerative medicine!
  • Brand new, reader-friendly text design optimizes the full-color format
  • An expanded, innovative focus on global health
  • NEW Global Advisory Board comprising 11 prominent medical experts from Asia, India, Europe, and South America
  • Revision of the popular On Line Learning Center, which offers more skill-sharpening self-assessment questions and answers, plus additional case studies for helping you apply Harrison’s content to the daily care of patients
  • Harrison’s related products are available in a full suite of formats to meet all your educational and clinical needs. Harrison’s Practice of Medicine is a complete database of more than 700 clinical topics formatted for use at the point of care. The Harrison’s Manual of Medicine is one of the most popular and heavily used handbook-sized resources in internal medicine. The Harrison’s Self-Assessment and Board Review features more than 1000 board-type cases and questions and highlights the use of Harrison’s as a great board prep resource.

 

Vitamins and Weight Loss: How Vitamins Affect Fat Burning Exercises, Bariatric Surgery, and Obesity Related Diseases (Journal of Personalized and Systems Medicine)

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

As obesity has become a serious health problem globally, more attention is needed about nutritional problems in the overweight and obese population, especially about vitamins and oxidative stress. Scientific studies have found close relationships between vitamins and obesity. For example, childhood obesity is often associated with an increased risk of low vitamin B12 concentration.
The condition of deficiencies in several vitamins is especially serious in those with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and after gastric bypass surgery. Individuals with deficiencies in some vitamins are more difficult to lose fat mass, and burn less fat during fat burning exercises. Low levels of certain vitamins may perturb cellular functions and impair insulin action, glucose metabolism and other metabolic processes.
Weight loss interventions are often associated with reduced intake of micronutrients, such as vitamin B6, calcium and vitamin E. Several vitamins have been found to play important roles in food intake and weight control. Supplementation of these vitamins may be helpful not only for weight loss, but also for the prevention of diabetes and other obesity-related diseases.
Certain diets can improve vitamin status and the whole dietary quality, and help maintain fat-free mass during the weight loss time. The right dosages are necessary after gastric surgeries for obesity, to adjust the reduced serum vitamin levels. Many vitamins are antioxidants. Correct dosages of vitamin supplementation may also help reduce systemic oxidative stress in overweight and obese individuals. Effects and applications of vitamin A, B, C, D, and E supplementation on controlling body weight, cholesterol, and oxidative damages are discussed here.

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“The condition … is especially serious in those with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and after bariatric surgery. Some factors have been identified as contributors to …. These factors include oxidative stress, deficiency of other nutrients, insufficient intake food sources of …, and existence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease…”

“The researchers observed that chronic feeding of … led to significant decrease in body weight gain, …. The researchers observed that … could reverse cholesterol transport … and help maintain HDL-C homeostasis in obese rats.”

“Childhood obesity is often associated with an increased risk of …. …in oral dosage has been considered appropriate after gastric surgery for obesity…”

“Individuals with … may burn 30% more fat during a moderate exercise than those with…. Individuals with … may be more difficult to lose fat mass. Studies have found that … can cause significant decline in food intake and fluid intake, …”

“The status of … may also influence psychological conditions. For example, … have been associated with symptoms of depression in overweight and obese subjects. Supplementation with … has been found to relieve these symptoms.”

“This is shown in … the improvement of the liver function, which indicate the potentials to decrease the risks of cardiovascular and liver diseases in obesity.”

“These two are risk factors for coronary heart disease. Such results suggest that … may be helpful for reduce risk factors for both obesity and coronary heart disease.”

 

Poor diabetes control boosts heart failure risk: the highest incidence of heart failure occurred in patients with a baseline Hb[A.sub.1c] level of … An article from: Internal Medicine News

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

This digital document is an article from Internal Medicine News, published by Thomson Gale on April 1, 2007. The length of the article is 656 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

Citation Details
Title: Poor diabetes control boosts heart failure risk: the highest incidence of heart failure occurred in patients with a baseline Hb[A.sub.1c] level of more than 8%.(Cardiovascular Medicine)(hemoglobin)
Author: Mitchel L. Zoler
Publication: Internal Medicine News (Magazine/Journal)
Date: April 1, 2007
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 40 Issue: 7 Page: 43(1)

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Feline Diabetes, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice, (The Clinics: Veterinary Medicine)

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Guest editor Jacquie Rand highlights important areas in feline diabetes for all small animal practitioners. Topics include pathogenesis and risk factors for diabetes, diet for prevention and management of diabetes, management of diabetic cats with long-acting insulin, management of cats on lente insulin, pancreatitis and diabetes, home glucose monitoring, acromegaly and hyperadrencorticism and feline diabetes, renal disease and diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar syndrome, continuous glucose monitoring, oral hypoglycemic agents, new therapies in humans relevant to cats and much more!

 

Utilizing Current Diagnostic Criteria and Treatment Algorithms for Managing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus DOI: 10.3810/pgm.2011.07.2304 (Postgraduate Medicine)

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Within the past 2 years, the American Diabetes Association (ADA)/European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)/American College of Endocrinology (ACE) have revised their guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Both organizations recommend a diagnostic glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) of > 6.5% (based on a new appreciation of the relationship between glycemia and complications) and fasting plasma glucose levels or an oral glucose tolerance test. Findings from major trials of glucose control in patients with T2DM and the approval of novel medications have prompted revised treatment algorithms from both organizations. While both treatment guidelines recommend starting metformin in most patients on diagnosis of T2DM, they differ in terms of the “trigger” for treatment intensification (HbA1c ≥ 7% and > 6.5%, respectively) and which agents are preferred as second-line therapies. The ADA/EASD recommends a tiered approach to treatment, starting with well-validated second-line agents, such as sulfonylureas and basal insulin for patients unable to achieve target glucose levels with metformin. The AACE/ACE recommendations are based on the patient’s HbA1c level and include a broader range of first- and second-line therapies and combinations. In addition to metformin, the ACCE/ACE treatment algorithm includes dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors, glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists, thiazolidinediones, α-glucosidase inhibitors, sulfonylureas, and glinides. Both organizations advocate individualizing therapy to meet patient needs. This review highlights recent changes in the guidelines and uses a case-based format to illustrate how the current guidelines may be tailored to fit individual patient characteristics and circumstances.

Original Publication Date: July 2011

 

Medicine Free: How food IS your medicine

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Medicine Free: Are you healthy? Do you take blood pressure medicine, diabetes medicine, and heart medicine? You may take a vitamin tablet to be healthy but you are still dependent on medicines. You will also find medicines do not cure high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease, they just control the signs of the disease. Finally, do you feel like you are just spending money, making insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies richer, while you don’t feel much better? According to the National Center for Health Care Statistics, we spend nearly $7000 per person for health care in this country, and nearly $1700 of that comes out of your pocket! The average person over 65 takes 12 different medicines and the co-pay for them can be as much as $100 each. We pay more than any other country in the world for healthcare and yet we are not healthy. Americans don’t even live the longest, we rank 49th in the world in life expectancy. According to the National Center for Healthcare Statistics, 50 million Americans are disabled and 51% of those over the age of 65 have at least mild disability. Do you think we are healthy now? After reading this book, you will understand why vitamins really don’t make you healthier and medicines only mask the real problems in our health. There is a way to prevent, reverse, and cure diseases but it isn’t sold at the pharmacy. The secret to good health is not in a synthetic vitamin or medicine. The secret to good health is at the grocery store and in your pantry. Your body has amazing mechanisms to become and stay healthy. All you have to do is feed yourself correctly and that is not hard to do once you know some basic rules that we’ll explain in this book. Your mother always said, “Eat your vegetables.” She was right. “Eat your vegetables” is one way to stay healthy, but did you ever ask yourself why? Why are they so important? What do they actually do to the body? Up until recently, we could merely suspect that certain foods were associated with good health. New research has unlocked the secrets behind healthy foods and how they change your body. Certain foods and nutrition actually affect you deep in your cells at the DNA level. This is where diseases start and this is where they can be stopped or reversed. Together, we will explore which foods and nutrients are healthful and why they impact your body’s lifelong well-being. Then, working from recent scientific studies in the fields of nutrition, cancer and genetics, we will look at what nutrients in the vegetables are good for you and how nutrients interact with the body. Even if this kind of eating and body maintenance is totally new to you, you will be on your way to avoiding medicines, saving money and achieving better health if you follow these simple recommendations.

 

Repaglinide outperforms nateglinide in two trials: type 2 diabetes.(Rx): An article from: Internal Medicine News

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

This digital document is an article from Internal Medicine News, published by International Medical News Group on September 1, 2003. The length of the article is 711 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Repaglinide outperforms nateglinide in two trials: type 2 diabetes.(Rx)
Author: Doug Brunk
Publication: Internal Medicine News (Magazine/Journal)
Date: September 1, 2003
Publisher: International Medical News Group
Volume: 36 Issue: 17 Page: 31(1)

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Vanadium: An entry from Thomson Gale’s Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The term “Alternative Medicine” encompasses many forms, and elicits at least as many opinions. This authoritative, objective set is in tune with the subjects that matter to students and researchers, presenting four volumes of current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices. Covering all aspects of the subject—Therapies, Conditions/Diseases, Herbs/Plants and People—the “Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine” identifies 150 types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy. For the practitioner or interested patient, there are current training requirements, listings of organizations, as well as descriptions of treatments.

 

Pharmacist pilot project aided diabetes patients: with a pharmacist’s counseling, even the toughest patients improved their [HbA.sub.1c] levels.(ENDOCRINOLOGY): An article from: Internal Medicine News

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

This digital document is an article from Internal Medicine News, published by International Medical News Group on February 1, 2011. The length of the article is 806 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Pharmacist pilot project aided diabetes patients: with a pharmacist’s counseling, even the toughest patients improved their [HbA.sub.1c] levels.(ENDOCRINOLOGY)
Author: M. Alexander Otto
Publication: Internal Medicine News (Magazine/Journal)
Date: February 1, 2011
Publisher: International Medical News Group
Volume: 44 Issue: 2 Page: 43(1)

Distributed by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning

 

Health and Medicine News

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Health and medicine news published daily on topics in human health and diseases including diabetes, arthritis, general medicine, neuroscience and neurological disorders, autism, trauma, cancer and more

Kindle blogs are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so you can read them even when you’re not wirelessly connected. And unlike RSS readers which often only provide headlines, blogs on Kindle give you full text content and images, and are updated wirelessly throughout the day.

 

The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus With Chinese Medicine: A Textbook & Clinical Manual

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus with Chinese Medicine is a textbook and a clinical manual on the Chinese medical treatment of diabetes mellitus (DM) and its many complications. Each facet of this complex condition is discussed in terms of its Western medical definition, epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, current standards of care, complications, and treatment plans. This text outlines goals of therapeutic care, general considerations, diet & exercise, patient education, blood glucose monitoring and much more. This text discusses: * Gestational Diabetes * Diabetic Ketoacidosis * Diabetic Hypertension * Diabetic Hyperlipoproteinemia * Diabetic Retinopathy * Diabetic Neuropathy * Common opportunistic infections in patients with diabetes * Patient adherence and practitioner monitoring * Appendix of Chinese medicinals, and Western pharmaceuticals “The authors of The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus with Chinese Medicine are to be congratulated for the first thorough and comprehensive look at the treatment of this all too common disease. Including detailed sections on the Western biomedical perspective, the history of the disease in China, and diet and exercise as well as pattern differentiation and treatment sections, this is an enormously valuable resource for students and practitioners. The value of this book is further enhanced by the inclusion of the wide variety of suggestions for treatments and many case histories and clinical outcome studies….An appendix of Western pharmaceuticals and a glossary of terms are included. One of the most impressive features of this book, especially for teachers and researchers, is the extensive bibliography of Chinese and English sources..” ~Greg Bantick, B.Ac., MTOM, Senior Lecturer, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

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  • Feautures:
  • * The history of diabetes in Chinese Medicine
  • * Commonly used Chinese medicinal formulas that are used with diabetes
  • * Acupuncture, Acupressure and Tuina in the treatment of Diabetes along with Diet & Exercise modifications
  • * The disease causes and mechanisms of Diabetes as well as pattern discrimination

 

Diabetes: An Old Disease, a New Insight (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

 Diabetes is a complex disease and is also one of the most common.  It is very difficult to reach an accurate estimate for the global prevalence of diabetes since the standards and methods of data collection vary widely in different parts of the world. In addition, many potential sufferers are not included in the count because according to an estimate about 50% of cases remain undiagnosed for up to 10 years. However, according to an estimate for 2010, globally, there are about 285 million people (amounting to 6.4% of the adult population) suffering from this disease. This number is estimated to increase to 439 million by 2030 if no cure is found. The general increase in life expectancy, leading to an ageing population, and the global rise in obesity are two main reasons for the increase.With the basic platform set, Editor presents his views and advice to the readers, especially to diabetic patients suffering from T2DM, on the basis of his observations and information collected from other diabetics.

 

Diabetes mellitus: An entry from Thomson Gale’s Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Monday, February 25th, 2013

The term “Alternative Medicine” encompasses many forms, and elicits at least as many opinions. This authoritative, objective set is in tune with the subjects that matter to students and researchers, presenting four volumes of current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices. Covering all aspects of the subject—Therapies, Conditions/Diseases, Herbs/Plants and People—the “Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine” identifies 150 types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy. For the practitioner or interested patient, there are current training requirements, listings of organizations, as well as descriptions of treatments.

 

Insurance woes common for diabetes patients: the high-deductible policies that are increasing in popularity ‘really hit people with … An article from: Internal Medicine News

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

This digital document is an article from Internal Medicine News, published by International Medical News Group on April 1, 2005. The length of the article is 1084 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Insurance woes common for diabetes patients: the high-deductible policies that are increasing in popularity ‘really hit people with diabetes.’.(Practice Trends)
Author: Joyce Frieden
Publication: Internal Medicine News (Magazine/Journal)
Date: April 1, 2005
Publisher: International Medical News Group
Volume: 38 Issue: 7 Page: 79(1)

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Inhaled insulin performs well in type 2 diabetes: Hb[A.sub.1c] levels lower than with oral agents.(News): An article from: Internal Medicine News

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

This digital document is an article from Internal Medicine News, published by International Medical News Group on December 1, 2004. The length of the article is 964 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Inhaled insulin performs well in type 2 diabetes: Hb[A.sub.1c] levels lower than with oral agents.(News)
Author: Kate Johnson
Publication: Internal Medicine News (Magazine/Journal)
Date: December 1, 2004
Publisher: International Medical News Group
Volume: 37 Issue: 23 Page: 1(2)

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Skin disease can provide an external map to internal illness. (Diabetes, Malignancy).: An article from: Internal Medicine News

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

This digital document is an article from Internal Medicine News, published by International Medical News Group on January 1, 2003. The length of the article is 495 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Skin disease can provide an external map to internal illness. (Diabetes, Malignancy).
Author: Sharon Worcester
Publication: Internal Medicine News (Magazine/Journal)
Date: January 1, 2003
Publisher: International Medical News Group
Volume: 36 Issue: 1 Page: 30(1)

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diabetic Using Traditional Chinese Medicine Wellness 168 strokes hypoglycemic (paperback)

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

 

Feline Diabetes, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice, 1e (The Clinics: Veterinary Medicine)

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Guest editor Jacquie Rand highlights important areas in feline diabetes for all small animal practitioners. Topics include pathogenesis and risk factors for diabetes, diet for prevention and management of diabetes, management of diabetic cats with long-acting insulin, management of cats on lente insulin, pancreatitis and diabetes, home glucose monitoring, acromegaly and hyperadrencorticism and feline diabetes, renal disease and diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar syndrome, continuous glucose monitoring, oral hypoglycemic agents, new therapies in humans relevant to cats and much more!

 

Modifiable Vascular Risk Factors are Associated with Diabetic Neuropathy in Type 1 Diabetes (Postgraduate Medicine)

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In addition to its clinical consequences, neuropathy is estimated to contribute up to 27% of the direct medical costs of caring for patients with diabetes (Gordois et al, 2003). The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (1995) demonstrated that intensive management of glucose control reduced the risk of neuropathy in patients with type 1 diabetes. Nonetheless, the cumulative risk of neuropathy remains substantial and most patients eventually develop impaired nerve conduction, despite good glycemic control. Aside from glycemic control, there is no known treatment to prevent diabetic neuropathy.

Original Publication Date: April 2005Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In addition to its clinical consequences, neuropathy is estimated to contribute up to 27% of the direct medical costs of caring for patients with diabetes (Gordois et al, 2003). The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (1995) demonstrated that intensive management of glucose control reduced the risk of neuropathy in patients with type 1 diabetes. Nonetheless, the cumulative risk of neuropathy remains substantial and most patients eventually develop impaired nerve conduction, despite good glycemic control. Aside from glycemic control, there is no known treatment to prevent diabetic neuropathy.

Original Publication Date: April 2005

 

Naturopathic Medicine and the Functional Immunology Protocol for Chronic Inflammation, Hypertension, Diabetes, Allergies, and Autoimmunity (Live)

Friday, January 18th, 2013

 

Too much, too little glucose risky in those on dialysis.(ENDOCRINOLOGY): An article from: Internal Medicine News

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

 

Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Balancing HbA1c and Body Weight (Postgraduate Medicine)

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Abstract: Most patients with type 2 diabetes present with comorbid overweight or obesity. Reaching and maintaining acceptable glycemic control is more difficult in overweight and obese patients, and these conditions are associated with increased risk for cardiovascular and other diseases. Glycemic management for these patients is complicated by the fact that insulin and many of the oral medications available to treat type 2 diabetes produce additional weight gain. However, an increasing number of therapeutic options are available that are weight neutral or lead to weight loss in addition to their glycemic benefits. This article evaluates the evidence from clinical trials regarding the relative glycemic benefits, measured in terms of glycated hemoglobin change, versus the impact on body weight of each medication currently approved for type 2 diabetes. In general, the sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones, and D-phenylalanine derivatives have been shown to promote weight gain. The dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors are weight neutral, while the biguanides, incretin mimetics, and amylin mimetics promote weight loss. Trials examining the glycemic benefits of the weight loss agents orlistat and sibutramine are also examined. Awareness of this evidence base can be used to inform medication selection in support of weight management goals for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Original Publication Date: May 2010

 

Clinical Management of the Child and Teenager with Diabetes (The Johns Hopkins Press Series in Ambulatory Pediatric Medicine)

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Written by a Johns Hopkins pediatric endocrinologist and an award-winning medical writer, Clinical Management of the Child and Teenager with Diabetes is a comprehensive and accessible clinical guide to the modern medical management of Type 1 diabetes. Emphasizing the concerns and needs of the child and family, the book is addressed to primary care clinicians, who are increasingly responsible for managing the care of patients with diabetes.

With detailed guidelines for establishing a comprehensive patient management plan, this book discusses how to effectively ensure the health and well-being of the child or adolescent with diabetes. The authors cover the basic mechanisms of disease, provide diagnostic and treatment guidelines, describe the spectrum of management options, and offer valuable advice on how to achieve effective communication among parent, child, and members of the health care team.

Throughout, the authors stress the importance of helping children with diabetes to live as normally as possible. They address a wide range of management alternatives, including practical issues — snacking at the mall after school (and how to adjust insulin to cover it), what to do about insulin shots during sleepovers, what to tell friends and classmates as well as teachers and other educators, and how to counsel adolescents about the effect of alcohol on blood sugar levels. The text is enhanced by a variety of sample forms and documents: assessment and other record-keeping forms; sample letters to teachers describing activity restrictions and warning signs they should watch for; growth charts; tables of timing and duration of action for different types of insulin; and diabetic ketoacidosis treatment flow sheets.

 

Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine: Treatments for Diabetes, Cholesterol, and the Immune System

Monday, December 24th, 2012

The first complete guide to natural healing properties and uses of the prickly pear cactus

• Examines the scientific research promoting the cactus as a natural diabetes and cholesterol medication as well as its use in the treatment of obesity, gastrointestinal disorders, skin ailments, and viral infections

• Explores the healing uses of prickly pears from the perspective of doctor, chemist, ethnobotanist, cook, and layman

• Includes 24 cactus recipes–from Prickly Pear Bread to Cactus Candy

The prickly pear cactus–a plant that has the distinction of being a vegetable, fruit, and flower all in one–is destined to be the next big herbal superstar, following in the footsteps of St. John’s wort and Echinacea, according to author Ran Knishinsky. One of the driving forces behind its popularity is that each part of this plant functions as both food and medicine. It has been a staple in the diets of the people of the southwestern portion of the United States, the Middle East, parts of Europe and Africa, and Central and South America for hundreds of years.

Traditionally, the prickly pear cactus has been used as a panacea for over 100 different ailments. More recently, it has been the subject of blood cholesterol research trials sponsored by the American Heart Association. In addition to the results of this research, Knishinsky includes scientific studies on the antiviral properties of the cactus to treat herpes, influenza, and HIV, as well as its use in treating obesity, gastrointestinal disorders, and skin ailments. A resource section details the natural food companies that supply prickly pear cactus and a chapter of recipes offers 24 traditional and modern dishes using the pads and fruit of the cactus.

 

Type-1 Diabetes (Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine)

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile-onset or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), is caused by destruction of insulin-producing A cells in the pancreas by the body’s immune system. It affects hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide, requiring regular insulin injections to control blood glucose levels and avoid sever consequences of glucose dysregulation. Written by experts in the field, this book provides a detailed examination of our understanding of the disease process and its causes, as well as a genetic risk factors, animal models or diabetes, and new treatment strategies that are being developed.

 

Watch for depression, rebellion in diabetic teens.(Endocrinology): An article from: Internal Medicine News

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

This digital document is an article from Internal Medicine News, published by Thomson Gale on August 1, 2005. The length of the article is 680 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

Citation Details
Title: Watch for depression, rebellion in diabetic teens.(Endocrinology)
Author: Heidi Splete
Publication: Internal Medicine News (Magazine/Journal)
Date: August 1, 2005
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 38 Issue: 15 Page: 32(1)

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The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus with Chinese Medicine

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Authors Flaws, Kuchinski, and Casanas discuss the relationship between hypoglycemia and diabetes, insulin-dependent and noninsulin-dependent diabetes and what Chinese medicine can do for each, gestational diabetes, diabetes and diet (both Chinese & Western), and diabetes and exercise, including qigong. Other topics of discussion include diabetes and psychological disturbances, diabetes and treatment adherence, and diabetes and denial.

 

Curing Diabetes in 7 Steps: Take control of, and reverse your type two diabetes using Functional Medicine, naturally

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Currently diabetes and its complications is the top ill-health epidemic affecting the entire world. It also affects young children at alarming rates. It is the major cause of other diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, dementia, amputations, and more. It is essential to understand that Type 2 Diabetes is caused 100 percent by fungal, environmental, and lifestyle factors. And it can be reversed. In this book you will learn and apply how to change your diabetes forever using 7 Simple Steps. This book can start to heal your Type 2 Diabetes within seven days.

 

Doctors voice concerns about diabetes education.(News): An article from: Internal Medicine News

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

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Citation Details
Title: Doctors voice concerns about diabetes education.(News)
Author: Betsy Bates
Publication: Internal Medicine News (Magazine/Journal)
Date: October 15, 2006
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 39 Issue: 20 Page: 5(1)

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Levels of Acculturation and Effect on Glycemic Control in Mexicans and Mexican Americans with Type 2 Diabetes (DOI: 10.3810/pgm.2011.01.2246) (Postgraduate Medicine)

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Background Acculturation of Mexican Americans toward the predominant American culture has been shown to influence health outcomes. Little is known about the role of acculturation in diabetes control. Objective To measure the association between acculturation and diabetes control in Mexicans and Mexican Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Design Cross-sectional survey and chart review Setting Ambulatory family medicine clinics Patients Sixty-six Mexican and Mexican American adults with T2DM for ≥ 1 year. Instrument and Outcomes A survey tool was developed that included the General Acculturation Index developed by Balcazar et al to measure acculturation. Basic demographics, psychosocial factors, patient satisfaction, and patients’ most recent hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels were also obtained. Results There was no significant correlation between acculturation score and HbA1c levels. On binary logistic regression, HbA1c levels were associated with patient satisfaction in having their questions answered (odds ratio [OR], 0.44; P < 0.05), interference of diabetes with daily life (OR, 1.4; P < 0.05), male gender (OR, 3.93; P < 0.01), and number of diabetes complications (OR, 1.81; P < 0.05). In the multivariate linear regression model, age (beta, −0.348; P < 0.05) and frequency of physician visits (beta, −0.403; P < 0.05) were the only variables significantly associated with glycemic control. Variables included in the model that were not associated with glycemic control include family history of diabetes and confidence in diabetes treatment efficacy. Conclusions Acculturation was not associated with glycemic control in this population. Family physicians should not assume that acculturation difficulties explain poor glycemic control in their Mexican American patients with T2DM.

Original Publication Date: January 2011Background Acculturation of Mexican Americans toward the predominant American culture has been shown to influence health outcomes. Little is known about the role of acculturation in diabetes control. Objective To measure the association between acculturation and diabetes control in Mexicans and Mexican Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Design Cross-sectional survey and chart review Setting Ambulatory family medicine clinics Patients Sixty-six Mexican and Mexican American adults with T2DM for ≥ 1 year. Instrument and Outcomes A survey tool was developed that included the General Acculturation Index developed by Balcazar et al to measure acculturation. Basic demographics, psychosocial factors, patient satisfaction, and patients’ most recent hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels were also obtained. Results There was no significant correlation between acculturation score and HbA1c levels. On binary logistic regression, HbA1c levels were associated with patient satisfaction in having their questions answered (odds ratio [OR], 0.44; P < 0.05), interference of diabetes with daily life (OR, 1.4; P < 0.05), male gender (OR, 3.93; P < 0.01), and number of diabetes complications (OR, 1.81; P < 0.05). In the multivariate linear regression model, age (beta, −0.348; P < 0.05) and frequency of physician visits (beta, −0.403; P < 0.05) were the only variables significantly associated with glycemic control. Variables included in the model that were not associated with glycemic control include family history of diabetes and confidence in diabetes treatment efficacy. Conclusions Acculturation was not associated with glycemic control in this population. Family physicians should not assume that acculturation difficulties explain poor glycemic control in their Mexican American patients with T2DM.

Original Publication Date: January 2011

 

Greenspan’s Basic and Clinical Endocrinology, Ninth Edition (LANGE Clinical Medicine)

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

The renowned one-stop guide to the entire field of clinical endocrinology and its scientific underpinnings – now in full color

270+ full-color photographs and illustrations!

A Doody’s Core Title for 2011!

4 STAR DOODY’S REVIEW!
“This is an excellent overview of the basic physiology and clinical aspects of endocrinology for trainees. The size of the book and the well-written text, supported by visual aids, make this a convenient book to read and develop a beginning foundation in endocrinology.”–Doody’s Review Service

Greenspan’s Basic & Clinical Endocrinology, 9e delivers a succinct, leading-edge overview of the underlying molecular biology of the endocrine system and the latest perspectives on the diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases and disorders. Featuring an enhanced design that includes hundreds of full-color illustrations and clinical photographs, Greenspan’s is a true must-have during traditional or integrated courses in endocrinology, endocrinology rotation, or for exam prep in internal medicine and endocrinology.

Greenspan’s provides clinically relevant coverage of metabolic bone disease, pancreatic hormones and diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, obesity, geriatric endocrinology, and many other diseases and disorders. Supporting this essential material is a handy appendix of normal hormone reference ranges.

Features

  • Concise, balanced coverage of both scientific and clinical principles
  • The best source for current concepts in endocrine pathophysiology to aid clinical decision making
  • Important new approaches to the medical management of endocrine disorders, including therapeutic recommendations
  • The most practical, current insights into diagnostic testing
  • More than 270 full-color illustrations and clinical photographs

 

Clinical Endocrinology 2013 (The Clinical Medicine Series)

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

This is a complete endocrine text with detailed info on how to treat all endocrine disorders. – Topics include: – Diabetes, Lipid disorders, Obesity, Thyroid disorders, Hirsutism, Gynecomastia, Adrenal, parathyroid, pituitary etc….. It has been edited by a world renowned Endocrinologist.

This text is very extensive, it covers a vast amount of information on DIABETES management: – Dx & Screening | Tx approach | Goals | Glucose Monitoring | Poor Control | Secondary Causes | Diet | Oral Hypoglycemic MEDS | Insulin Therapy | Screening & F/u | Athletes | Gestational | Hospitalized Pt-s | DKA | HHNKS | Hypoglycemia | Metabolic Syndrome-X | COMPLICATIONS such as Retinopathy | Nephropathy | Infections / Foot / Ulcer | Neuropathy | DKA | HHNKS | Hypoglycemia | Gastroparesis | Skin Diseases |-

Key Features: – Every section is in the same basic format: epidemiology, pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, work-up, detailed treatments, extensive differential diagnosis, and even a few illustrations!- At the end of each major section is a list of key references/resources as well.—

This text contains numerous illustrations and is fully referenced.–No other text on the market provides such a collection of succinct and clinically relevant material that can be accessed at the bedside.This is a complete endocrine text with detailed info on how to treat all endocrine disorders. – Topics include: – Diabetes, Lipid disorders, Obesity, Thyroid disorders, Hirsutism, Gynecomastia, Adrenal, parathyroid, pituitary etc….. It has been edited by a world renowned Endocrinologist.

This text is very extensive, it covers a vast amount of information on DIABETES management: – Dx & Screening | Tx approach | Goals | Glucose Monitoring | Poor Control | Secondary Causes | Diet | Oral Hypoglycemic MEDS | Insulin Therapy | Screening & F/u | Athletes | Gestational | Hospitalized Pt-s | DKA | HHNKS | Hypoglycemia | Metabolic Syndrome-X | COMPLICATIONS such as Retinopathy | Nephropathy | Infections / Foot / Ulcer | Neuropathy | DKA | HHNKS | Hypoglycemia | Gastroparesis | Skin Diseases |-

Key Features: – Every section is in the same basic format: epidemiology, pathophysiology, signs/symptoms, work-up, detailed treatments, extensive differential diagnosis, and even a few illustrations!- At the end of each major section is a list of key references/resources as well.—

This text contains numerous illustrations and is fully referenced.–No other text on the market provides such a collection of succinct and clinically relevant material that can be accessed at the bedside.

 

Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

The definitive book of yoga therapy, this groundbreaking work comes to you from the medical editor of the country’s premier yoga magazine, who is both a practicing yogi and a Western-trained physician.

Beginning with an overview of the history and science of yoga, Dr. McCall describes the many different techniques in the yoga tool kit; explains what yoga does and who can benefit from it (virtually everyone!); and provides lavishly illustrated and minutely detailed instructions on starting a yoga practice geared to your fitness level and your health status. Yoga as Medicine offers a wealth of practical information, including how to:

•Utilize yogic tools, including postures, breathing techniques, and meditation, for both prevention and healing of illness

•Master the art of becoming more in tune with your body

•Communicate more effectively with your doctor

•Adopt therapeutic yoga practices as either an alternative or a complement to surgery and to expensive, sometimes dangerous medications

•Practice safely

Find an instructor and a style of yoga that are right for you. With twenty chapters devoted to the work of individual master teachers, including such well-known figures as Patricia Walden, John Friend, and Rodney Yee, Yoga as Medicine shows how these experts have applied the wisdom of this ancient holistic practice to twenty different conditions, ranging from arthritis to chronic fatigue, depression, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, infertility, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, and obesity. Defining yoga as “a systematic technology to improve the body, understand the mind, and free the spirit,“ Dr. McCall shows the way to a path that can truly alter your life.

An indispensable guide for the millions who now practice yoga or would like to begin, as well as for yoga teachers, body workers, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.

 

Internal Medicine: Diabetes: A Management Spectrum (Audio-Digest Foundation Internal Medicine Continuing Medical Education (CME).)

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.

Audio-Digest Internal Medicine is specifically designed to provide the participant with state-of-the-art information on, including, but not limited to, the diagnosis and management of:

Gastroenterology
Hematology and medical oncology
Rheumatology
Pulmonary and critical care medicine
Endocrinology
Infectious disease
Nephrology and hypertension
Cardiology
Geriatric medicine

The goal of this program is to improve the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1: Diagnose prediabetes or T2DM by evaluating a patient’s fasting plasma glucose (FPG), 2-hr postprandial glucose (2-hr PPG), or hemoglobin (Hb) A1c level.

2: Reduce the risk of developing T2DM in patients with prediabetes by lifestyle intervention programs for weight loss and increased physical activity.

3: Prescribe pharmacologic therapy with proven efficacy in preventing progression to T2DM.

4: Recognize when intensification of basal insulin therapy is required to achieve glycemic control in patients with T2DM.

5: Progress patients on previous insulin treatment to basal-bolus therapy via stepwise addition of prandial insulin.

 

Food As Medicine: The Obesity, Starvation Addiction Triad

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

 

LOCAL WOUND CARE IN DIABETIC FOOT COMPLICATIONS: Aggressive risk management and ulcer treatment to avoid amputation (Postgraduate Medicine)

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Every year, 7 or 8 of every 1,000 Americans who have diabetes undergo amputation of a foot. The rate may be twice as high in African Americans as in whites and even higher in Hispanic and Native Americans. In all diabetic patients, the rate of amputation increases with age and duration of the disease. Clearly, attentive and rigorous care is needed in these patients. In this article, Dr Muha summarizes risk factors for foot complications and describes comprehensive evaluation of foot ulcers. He also discusses the several objectives of successful treatment (eg, pressure reduction, wound closure) and how to achieve them. Muha J. Local wound care in diabetic foot complications: aggressive risk management and ulcer treatment to avoid amputation.

Original Publication Date: July 1999Every year, 7 or 8 of every 1,000 Americans who have diabetes undergo amputation of a foot. The rate may be twice as high in African Americans as in whites and even higher in Hispanic and Native Americans. In all diabetic patients, the rate of amputation increases with age and duration of the disease. Clearly, attentive and rigorous care is needed in these patients. In this article, Dr Muha summarizes risk factors for foot complications and describes comprehensive evaluation of foot ulcers. He also discusses the several objectives of successful treatment (eg, pressure reduction, wound closure) and how to achieve them. Muha J. Local wound care in diabetic foot complications: aggressive risk management and ulcer treatment to avoid amputation.

Original Publication Date: July 1999

 

Implementing Treatment Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care (Postgraduate Medicine)

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

The task of managing the ever-growing problem of type 2 diabetes falls mainly to primary care physicians. The currently available guidelines from the American Diabetes Association and the American College of Endocrinology/American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists aim to improve glycemic control, thus reducing morbidity and mortality associated with this chronic and progressive disease. However, the guidelines differ markedly in focus and depth. This review provides a clear summary of the guidelines and recommends how they can be implemented at the primary care level, explaining the different treatment options and providing practical advice on how commonly encountered situations should be approached in clinical practice. There is also a troubleshooting section on how to overcome obstacles to optimum therapy, and details on implementation strategies that will encourage the aggressive, stringent, and patient-centered, treat-to-target approach recommended in the guidelines.

Original Publication Date: March 2009