Monthly archives: August, 2015

About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Did you know that one in every one hundred people is affected by what is known as carpal tunnel syndrome at some point in their life?  While commonly found in women in the thirty to fifty-year age range, carpal tunnel syndrome can affect nearly anyone, from assembly line workers, to surgeons and dentists, to secretaries …

Adding fat-lowering drug no help for diabetic hearts

The study run by the National Institutes of Health, dubbed Accord, aimed to see if the dual-drug therapy could reduce heart disease and stroke-related events in diabetes patients at particularly high risk of serious heart problems due to additional risk factors, such as obesity and high blood pressure. All subjects in the 5,518-patient trial took …

Diabetes mellitus type 2 – Symptoms, causes and treatment

Special areas in the pancreas gland, the Islets of Langerhans, produce a hormone called insulin. This hormone is a protein of small size. Insulin stimulates muscle cells and other body cells to take up glucose from the blood and convert the glucose to glycogen, a kind of starch, and then store the glycogen. By need …

Diabetes Management: Blood Glucose Meters

One of the great things about the Internet is that it’s created a global community for discussions of topics such as diabetes. You’ll find there are a number of forums that will allow you to talk to others facing your situation. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with diabetes, one of your …