Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Health Guides

David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun, www.mendosa.com/fitnessblog

A Diet for Managing the Most Common Condition of Diabetes

Almost all of us who have diabetes have to deal with other medical problems too. But none of these conditions affects more of us than obesity and the problems that come with it.   More than 85 percent of adults with diabetes were overweight in the U.S. government’s Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. And 54.8... Read moreChevron
posted 09/01/2014, comments (0)|
Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

Insulin Resistance and Bears

If you read popular science magazines, you’ve probably seen the recent research about hibernating grizzly bears and insulin resistance. You can see a few articles here, here, here, and here. This story clearly appeals to science magazines and gives them a good chance to publish cute photos of fat bears dozing.   The abstract of the... Read moreChevron
posted 08/30/2014, comments (0)|
Teri Robert

Teri Robert, Health Guide

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Author of "Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches"

New Research Shows Migraine Responsible for 13% of Deaths in Women

For several years now, studies have shown an association between migraine and cardiovascular  disease and incidents. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and events include diseases and events related to the heart and blood vessels and include: heart attack, aka myocardial infarction; atherosclerosis: a condition in which plaque builds up in the... Read moreChevron
posted 08/27/2014, comments (0)|
Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

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Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com

CGM and Medicare

CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) has become a well-accepted, although expensive, component of diabetes care. It's particularly helpful for people on insulin, who risk hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia if there's a mismatch between their insulin dose and food or activity levels. Commercially-available CGM devices consist of an embedded sensor that... Read moreChevron
posted 08/27/2014, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

The Biomechanics of Running: Improving Your Form

Read part 1 of this series, "Five Minutes of Running Can Add Years to Your Life,"    Biomechanics is the study of the mechanical laws pertaining to movement and structure and can be used to improve athletic performance through technique and form. It is also good fodder for starting arguments among those who practice sports... Read moreChevron
posted 08/22/2014, comments (0)|