Type 1 - diabetes

Topical Simvastatin accelerated wound healing in diabetic mice

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(Best Syndication News) - A study involving diabetic mice found that applying simvastatin topically to the wound sped-up healing. The research suggests that the topical simvastatin could offer a similar benefit for humans dealing with problems like a diabetic foot ulcer and other wounds that are slow to heal. The researchers published their findings in The American Journal of Pathology.

The study was conducted at the Departments of Dermatology and Ophthalmology of Kyoto Prefectural University School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan; the Department of Dermatology at Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan; and the Shiseido Innovative Scientific Research Center, Yamamoto, Japan.

2012 California County Health Report released by CDPH

County Population Dark Orange is over 900,000, medium orange is 300,000 to 900,000 and lightest yellow is under 300,000 people - credit CDPH.gov report

(Best Syndication News) - The California Department of Public Health has released their County Health Status Profiles 2012 report that assesses the health status of each county throughout the state. The current data analyzed was between 2008 – 2010 and was compared against the Healthy People 2010 National Objectives to determine if the state has met each goal.

The CDPH report saw improvements from the previous report that involved the years of 2005 through 2007. The new report saw around a 14 percent decline in the birthrates of adolescent mothers for the 2008 through 2010 data. There was a 29.4 percent reduction in motor vehicle traffic crash death rates, which was the best improvement overall in the 2012 report. The rates of Gonorrhea infections declined by 25.6 percent. AIDS infections declined by 24.4 percent. Diabetes death rates also showed a decline by 11.1 percent. All cancers including lung, breast, and prostate declined since the 2005 – 2007 report. There also was a reduction in coronary heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease. However, death rates for Alzheimer’s disease and suicide rates increased.

Higher Glucose Levels for people with Diabetes had better outcomes with Heart Failure

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(Best Syndication News) - A new study from UCLA found that diabetes patients that had heart failure had better survival rates and need for heart transplants with higher A1C levels also known as glycosylated hemoglobin levels. The study is published online in the American Journal of Cardiology.

Typically, the goal is to lower blood glucose levels for diabetes patients. The new research from UCLA suggests that heart failure patients might not benefit from this management of the disease.

The UCLA researchers tracked A1C levels in advanced heart failure patients that had diabetes and that did not have diabetes. The A1C levels or glycosylated hemoglobin are assessed by a blood test. The higher the A1C levels the higher the blood glucose levels are on average.

Diabetes Lower-Limb Amputations decline in US

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that lower-limb amputation for people with diabetes over the age of 40, have declined to 3.9 cases per 1,000 in 2008, compared to 11. 2 cases per 1,000 in 1996. The CDC published their findings in the journal Diabetes Care.

These lower-limb amputations are related to circulation problems that is often an outcome for people with diabetes.

In 2008, men had higher age-adjusted rates of leg and foot amputations compared to women. The men had 6 per 1,000 compared to the women having 1.9 to 1,000. Blacks had higher rates of amputations compared to whites. Blacks had 4.9 per 1,000 compared to 2.9 per 1,000 for whites. Adults over the age of 75 had the highest rate of all, with 6.2 per 1,000.

Health Quiz on 'The Dr. Oz Show' points out Symptoms and Signs of more Serious Medical Conditions

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(Best Syndication News) - On today’s ‘The Dr. Oz Show’, Dr. Oz had a quiz asking ‘How Healthy Are You?’ He said sometimes we take our health for granted. Working with a panel of medical doctors Oz came up with this questionnaire. Doctors say that there are warning signs that happen before a big health problems occur and Doctor Oz wanted people to be aware of these signs. He gave the viewers and the audience a questionnaire that a panel of doctors helped to put together.

Here are the Questions asked on the show:

1. Do you wake up more than twice a night?

If you answer Yes give yourself 1 point, if No 0 points

Carol Ash DO is a sleep medicine specialist that was on Doctor Oz’s panel of experts on the show today. She explained that you need an average of 8 hours of sleep at night. If you have chronic lack or disrupted sleep you are at risk for developing diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Lack of sleep can also impair your immune system. Additionally, not having enough good sleep at night can interrupt your thinking and can cause daytime accidents.

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