Slim Fast has recalled every single one of its liquid products, including shakes and diet drinks, after finding the products may be contaminated with a bacteria that can cause moderate food poisoning. Unilever, the company that makes Slim Fast, said it has made the move based on quality-control testing that turned up the Bacillus cereus bacteria in some samples. This bacteria can cause nausea and diarrhea, but it is not life-threatening. Unilever officials are urging consumers to discard the liquid products immediately and to call the company at 1-800-896-9479 for a full refund.
Definition Sweat electrolytes is a test that measures the level of chloride in sweat. Although genetic tests have become important methods for determining whether a child has cystic fibrosis, the sweat chloride test remains important. Alternative Names Sweat test; Sweat chloride; Iontophoretic sweat test How the test is performed In the first part of the test, a colorless, odorless chemical that causes sweating is applied to a small area on an arm or leg. An electrode is then attached to the arm or leg, which allows the technician to apply a weak electrical current to the area to stimulate sweating. People may feel a tingling sensation in the area, or a feeling of warmth. This part of the procedure lasts approximately 5 minutes. The next part of the test involves cleaning the stimulated area and collecting the sweat on a piece of filter paper or gauze, or in a plastic coil. After 30 minutes, the collected sweat is sent to a hospital laboratory for analysis. The entire collection procedure ta...
Would you blame these two for their diabetes?
Doesn't it make you sad to think of good people blaming the two little girls in this picture for having diabetes, as if they could prevent it?
Well, the babies in the photo above are my sister and me as nine month old twins a decade before diabetes would hit us both. Hard. This past Easter marks my 21st year with diabetes and still the comments of a mostly ignorant public can leave me a bit off-kilter. Just the other day someone blamed me for my diabetes (at a restaurant). I had a few things to say to the lady. Unfortunately, it's a story that is anything but unusual. There are a lot of misconceptions out there and so much ignorance and confusion about type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It makes living with a chronic disease like diabetes all the more challenging.
Having diabetes takes its toll emotionally as well physiologically aspects of controlling the disease. As is stated in an article on Diabule...
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