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Vibration Therapy Could Help Type 2 Diabetes Wounds

Vibration therapy has been proposed and used for a number of health conditions ranging from weight loss to bone mending, and now there may be yet another benefit. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report that use of low-level vibration may prove to be helpful in management of wounds, such as foot ulcers, in people with type 2 diabetes.

About 15 percent of people with type 2 diabetes eventually experience foot ulcers, according to the…

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Added by nc929 on April 12, 2014 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Interesting Day

Interesting Day



I have not had a very eventful but a sort of interesting day for various reasons. Some are detailed below:

1. I got up feeling awful, I know it is all about the Rheumatoid Arthritis I have a bit of flare going on and wow when that happens I just feel awful first thing in the morning. So did what all Americans should be able to do when they feel that rotten I went back to bed. I know not a monumental…

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Added by rick phillips on April 9, 2014 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

I have been involved in questions and have given some answers lately about what is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)? This board of course is dedicated to Diabetes and we do not often reserve space or engage in the discussion of associated auto immune diseases and that is fair. We are after all a diabetes site, not a support…

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Added by rick phillips on April 3, 2014 at 4:07am — 11 Comments

Education

Education

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a 9th grade class where kids were studying Romeo and Juliet. I enjoy Shakespeare a lot and while Romeo and Juliet is not my favorite drama, it is very cool to be in a classroom with a bunch of kids (13 to 15 year olds) who are experiencing Shakespeare maybe for the first time. Just seeing the process of learning going on, while…

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Added by rick phillips on March 27, 2014 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

2013 Revised Guidelines for Cholesterol (specifically the use of statins)

2013 revised guidelines for Cholesterol 

(specifically the use of statins)

 

In November/ December 2013 the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) released new guidelines for the prevention and post treatment of strokes and heart disease. These new…

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Added by rick phillips on March 25, 2014 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

The Value Of Education

 

The Value Of Education

 

I watched Manny’s wonderful video located at (http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/type-1-and-type-2-learning) which discusses the community reaction and learning for those with T1 and T2 Diabetes. One thing that always strikes me, no many how many times I watch it, is the subtle question “why did I come to TUDiabetes in the first…

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Added by rick phillips on February 13, 2014 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

 

This 1964 Stanley Kubrick, movie is considered a classic. The movie is a dark comedy set in the early 1960’s. In 1998 The American Film Institute (AFI) rated it the 26th best movie of the first 100 years of film. And in 2002 it was give the designation of the 5th best comedy of the first 100 years of film,…

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Added by rick phillips on January 31, 2014 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

Chronic Disease, Empathy and Surly Traffic Cops

“Don’t take anything personally,” Don Miguel Ruiz advises us in The Four Agreements, a memorable guide to Toltec philosophy. He gives one good reason:

All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in…Even when a situation seems so personal, even if others insult you directly, it has nothing to do with you. What…
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Added by Dan F on January 24, 2014 at 9:33am — 9 Comments

Tough to Get Going

Tough to Get Going

Wow, it is like minus something degrees Fahrenheit wind chill outside. We have 2 inches of new snow and maybe worst of all, my favorite TV channel is showing ‘Sex and the City’ part 1. It is not enough that they tortured me with ‘Sex in the City’ part 1 they made an even worse part 2. As I look at that terrible movie I flashback to that awful afternoon when I was…

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Added by rick phillips on January 21, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Civil Rights - Martin Luther King Day 2014

Civil Rights - Martin Luther King Day 2014

 

My aunt Patti Ann a 10 year old was told that when she felt low at school she should consider going home to get something to correct it. She lived 3 blocks away. Of course today we would never dream of telling a child or an adult something like that. I have been told that “poor Patti Ann” as she was called by her teachers was told…

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Added by rick phillips on January 20, 2014 at 2:30am — 5 Comments

It Ends With Us

It ends with us.

Whether you physically sat in the room at the Diabetes Advocates Forum or joined us there in spirit, I tell you now. It ends with us.

We will be the ones to end the feelings of frustration with diabetes, the barriers to affordable access, the misconceptions of…

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Added by Christel on January 14, 2014 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

Rheumatoid Arthritis Today

Rheumatoid Arthritis Today

Lately I have been having a slow slide into the pit of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Today when I woke up I felt the full force. Here is the story.

I started a Routine treatment for RA on November 26 using Rituxan, a drug that suppresses the autoimmune system, of the body. Ten days after the first treatment, there was to be a second. Before I could have a second, I developed a small case of…

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Added by rick phillips on January 8, 2014 at 6:15am — 7 Comments

Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery

There is an interesting article in the December / January 2013 AARP magazine, titled Meet Dr. Robot (Howard, 2013). First let me explain robotic surgery. The way it works is that when surgery is performed, the doctor actually operates the instruments from a computer screen. Generally the surgery involves using endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures (Mack, 2001), and are often referred to as minimally invasive…

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Added by rick phillips on January 6, 2014 at 5:31am — No Comments

Thank You

As a new member of the tudiabetes family, I'd like to thank you for making me feel welcomed. This was a pleasant surprise. I can honestly say that I wasn't expecting the type of reception I received.



January 2nd will be the 12th anniversary of me being released from the hospital, after spending 8 days in there.



One of my earliest post-diagnosis memories is of me sitting on my bed all alone and starring out of my window at the leafless trees. I felt vulnerable. I felt… Continue

Added by James122501 on December 27, 2013 at 6:21pm — 12 Comments

The day after

The day after

Today I am writing the day after. The day after the shopping and hurrying have been done, the many decisions made, the family has come and in my case gone. Today for my wife Sheryl and I this is a day of ahh. We have finished our preparations, and have had the big day. Some plans worked, some did not. My children have left the house; the grand children are on their way home and our comfortable house is once again a…

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Added by rick phillips on December 25, 2013 at 5:03am — 14 Comments

Diaguy (Legend In His Own Mind)

Diaguy (Legend In His Own Mind)

Have you met Diaguy? If you have you will never forget him. He is employed at the local hospital mostly as a janitor, though he does get to sweep the lab occasionally. But Diaguy will never willingly tell you about what he does. He is a sleek guy, he carries his pump low and he will tell all who listen that he can draw it low and slow for that quick, unsuspecting bolus. He often hangs at the bar impressing…

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Added by rick phillips on December 5, 2013 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Advocate?

 

Advocate?

 

While doing birthday greetings this morning I went to the page for “Bebo321” and she has a simple yet provocative question on her page. “Diabetes blogging, how do you advocate”? I suppose it is provocative for me since I started blogging.

By the way this is blog number 131, of my personal commitment to write 200 blogs. So I have written 130 blogs, and Bebo on her page asked the question, how do you…

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Added by rick phillips on December 4, 2013 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

One Year

 

One Year

 

On December 1, 2012 my father passed after a brief illness, he was 78. Dad was fairly private man who liked to laugh, enjoyed a good joke (mostly on others) and above all else and obeyed authority, even if he mocked it in private. Dad was not well educated, but like the lyric of the Paul Simon song, Kodachrome ‘he could read the reading on the wall’. I loved that about my dad and I think he taught me that, though…

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Added by rick phillips on December 3, 2013 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

Autoimmune disease and Mental Health Issues

Autoimmune disease and Mental Health Issues

An article appeared yesterday in the Sunday USA Today concerning mental health concerns and inflammation caused by the auto immune system (Weintraub, 2013). The article is interesting of course for type 1 diabetics who suffer from an autoimmune disorder which is the root cause of the disease. The article does not speak directly to diabetes, but it does offer some interesting…

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Added by rick phillips on December 2, 2013 at 5:44am — No Comments

Coffee Friend or Foe To Type 2 Diabetes

A touchy topic you might want to read only after you have had your morning caffeine intake.



This new article on Medscape shines a small amount of light on the subject you might have to signup to read so I will paste Some highlights here.…



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Added by Ryan on November 26, 2013 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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