Diabetes in the News

Diabetes is one of this country’s most persistent and costly health care issue and affects Americans in ever more increasing numbers.

This week’s news items about diabetes includes 

(1) Hydration may lower the risk of hyperglycemia by 21%. The magic number appears to be 34 oz of water daily 

(2) Pets may cause cause foot injuries to a diabeticy by a bite or a scratch. This occurs while sleeping or playfulness

(3) Reuters article suggests that Vitamin D supplements can reduce risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes by improving the beta cells in prediabetes (Helath Day News is accessible also here at http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/08/us-vitamin-d-pancreas-idUSTRE7676QG20110708.)

More water means lower blood sugar. http://t.co/0rtiHRY
July 11, 2011
For People With Diabetes, Pets May Pose Unusual Hazards: MONDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) — Pet owners are fami… http://bit.ly/n9gZpX
July 11, 2011
Vitamin D intake may improve beta-cell, glucose in pre-diabetes http://t.co/EKeOkxv
July 11, 2011

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About Richard Hom OD, MPA

Dr. Hom holds Doctor of Optometry and Masters in Public Administration degrees and practices family eye care and consults on public policy, health information technology and program evaluation.
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