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Samurai Karate Studio Announces Participation in Martial Arts Defeat Diabetes® Community Action Project™ (MADDCAP™)
Posted: Monday, June 08, 2009
Samurai Karate Studio is pleased to announce their participation in a new martial art's program, called MADDCAP, or Martial Arts Defeat Diabetes Community Action Project. According to Sensei Chris Feldt, owner and chief instructor for SKS, this new program will be part of the curriculum that SKS teaches that will include information about the disease, the risk factors, warning signs, complications and ways to prevent the disease through attention to nutrition and exercise.

New Free Prevention Resource for Your Endo's Office & Online
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
A free resource designed to educate patients about ways to successfully manage their diabetes was revealed at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 18th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress: “The Power of Prevention Magazine”

More Time in the Sun Reduces Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Spending more time in the sunshine could help older people to reduce their risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes Rears its Ugly Head Ten Years before Diagnosis
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Signs and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes can present themselves as long as 10 years before diagnosis and most people have no idea before the damage is done. Education and better screening prior to diagnosis is critical if we are going to prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Indigenous High Altitude Women Birth Bigger Babies
Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009
Women of high-altitude backgrounds, such as indigenous Andean cultures, have increased blood flow to the uterus, and subsequently give birth to larger babies at high altitude, than women without this background. Low birth weights are associated with numerous conditions of poor health and infant mortality.

Possible Links Between Alzheimer's and Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Both type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease are more prevalent with advanced age, and many possible links between the two may exist. Most notably, results of lifestyle choices, such as unhealthy and excessive food intake, may increase the risk of both conditions, but more specific links appear to exist as well. These connections were explored in a recent meta-analysis of 14 previous studies.

Antibiotic Use in Childhood Not Linked to Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Contrary to what several other studies have shown, the results of a nationwide study of Danish children suggest that antibiotic use does not affect the development of Type 1 diabetes.

Diabetes Linked to Long and Short Nightly Sleeping
Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009
Sleeping an average of more than eight hours per night, or less than seven hours per night, appears to greatly increase the risk of developing pre-diabetes, as well as full type 2 diabetes.

Just Slightly Reducing Sugar Intake, Increasing Fiber Consumption Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Risk for Hispanic Teenagers
Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Individuals who reduced added sugar intake by the equivalent of 1 can of soda per day or increased fiber intake by the equivalent of a cup of beans showed improvements in key risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, specifically in insulin secretion and visceral fat.

What Is a Normal A1c for Type 2 Children?
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
According to the ADA and AACE, a normal A1c result is from 4-6%. Yet we know the closer you get to 6% means your average blood glucose is getting higher and increases your risk for pre-diabetes and diabetes.

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