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The New Old Age: A New Rx for Diabetes: Lighten Up

ImageCreditLeandro Castelao Visit after visit, Dr. Pei Chen hoped to persuade a patient with Type 2 diabetes to allow her blood sugar levels to rise. Yes, rise. The woman, who was 84 when she first came to the geriatric clinic at the University of California, San Francisco, had been coping with the disease for decades,… Read More »

Diabetes epidemic toll revealed as number of limbs cut off due to condition soars to record levels 

One amputation every HOUR: The toll of Britain’s diabetes epidemic revealed as number of limbs cut off due to the condition soars to record levels Foot and leg amputations linked to condition risen almost 20 per cent in 4 years Many doctors miss early signs of problems and patients underestimate foot care Robert Carew Hunt,… Read More »