Jail Official Sentenced To Prison After Denying Medical Care To Dying Diabetic InmateA former Oklahoma jail administrator was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison after the 2013 death of a diabetic inmate that the official allegedly accused of faking an illness.
Regular Alcohol Consumption Could Reduce Diabetes Risk, Study FindsRegular consumption of certain alcoholic drinks in moderate amounts could cut a person's risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study.
Non-Healing Wounds Related to DiabetesWounds that won't heal can become a major health risk for diabetics and protecting yourself is the best prevention according to Dr. Nathaniel Holzman, Medical Director of the St. Mary Wound Healing Center in Langhorne. He says patients can help themselves by keeping their diabetes in good control, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and maintaining healthy skin. He says cracks in the skin can allow bacteria to enter which may lead to infection. He also urges people to regularly see a podiatrist for preventative foot care to manage risk factors before wounds occur.
How Much Sugar Is OK? Paper Adds To DebateHow many spoonfuls of sugar can you have in a day? The World Health Organization advises no more than about 6 teaspoons of added sugar -- less than a can of soda.
Marlton Elementary Students Walk For Classmates With DiabetesStudents at Marlton Elementary School in Marlton, New Jersey raised awareness about diabetes to a new level on Wednesday.
The Long-Term Impact Of DiabetesWhen we think about diabetes most of us are aware that the condition can have a long term impact on the heart and the kidneys.
Whole Milk Better For You Than Skim, Study SuggestsThey found that adults with high levels of full-fat dairy byproducts in their blood had a lower risk of developing diabetes.
School Board Member Says Sugar Tax Paying Dividends In Berkeley, CAJosh Daniels, a school board member in Berkeley, California, praised the benefits of the city's sugar tax, which is similar to the one proposed in Mayor Jim Kenney's first budget.
Drexel University Encourages Employees To Stand Up For Their HealthResearch shows that sitting at a desk all day is bad for your health. Drexel University is offering a way for full-time employees to get out of their chairs.
Chester County Company Offers New Option To Manage Diabetes In Young PatientsThe Animas Vibe is an insulin pump -- the first with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) approved for use by kids as young as two years old.
Many Advantages To A Low-Fat, Heart-Healthy DietThere are many advantages to a low-fat, heart-healthy diet: it is great for the heart and can help fight diabetes and in addition to that it can also ward off kidney disease.
Best Diet For DiabeticsI am often asked what is a good diet for diabetics. My answer is that it is largely the same as a good diet for most of us.