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2012-12-13 05:02:00

Diabetes Medical ID Program Provides Peace of Mind to Over 20,000 People Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 12, 2012 American Medical ID stepped up to provide more than twenty thousand people with diabetes a free medical ID bracelet during the month of November to celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month. This program was completely free to the public and was created to not only show support to the diabetes community, but to help provide a simple, potentially life-saving tool to those who otherwise...

Diabetes 101 For World Diabetes Day
2012-11-14 13:54:10

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online What is diabetes? According to the National Institutes of Health, diabetes is a chronic issue where an individual has higher than normal levels of sugar in the blood. Diabetes can be due to limited amounts of insulin, a resistance to insulin, or both. Produced by the body´s pancreas, insulin is a hormone that helps control the blood sugar. As well, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes the effect...

2012-10-03 10:17:22

Strategies implemented in high-income countries to improve blood glucose control in people with type 1 diabetes and so reduce complications, such as heart attacks, strokes, and early death, are working, but there is much need for further improvement, according to a study from Scotland published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Using information from national databases representing over 20 000 patients from 2005 to 2008, Scottish researchers led by Helen Colhoun from the University of Dundee,...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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