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2006-06-30 12:46:28

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people with type 1 diabetes who aim to keep their blood sugar levels under tight control, nighttime can bring the problem of sugar levels dropping too low -- which can lead to mental confusion or even seizures. None of the available remedies, however, are ideal, researchers say. Bedtime snacks are not a reliable method of preventing nocturnal hypoglycemia, as the condition is called, and drug treatment has shortcomings, according to a...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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