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Fails First Test As Diabetes-Preventing Drug
disappointment, a landmark study has found that preventive
injections of insulin do not ward off a common form of diabetes.
The idea of preventing diabetes with insulin has been considered
for decades. More recently, animal research and small studies
with people suggested it would work for type 1 diabetes.
Some doctors were already giving insulin to patients in
the hope of preventing it.
of medicine is littered with wrong conclusions drawn from
pilot studies," said Dr. Jay Skyler, a hormone specialist
at the University of Miami who led the study, which was
funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The preliminary
findings were reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Click here to read more about diabetes, courtesy IntelliHealth.
Fresh Tomato Salsa
tomatoes are in season, there's no excuse for serving jarred
salsa. The real thing is so easy.
- 4 medium vine-ripened tomatoes
- 1/2 cup (2 1/2 oz/75 g) chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
- 1-2 tablespoons seeded and minced jalapeño pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon water
make tomatoes easy to peel, bring a saucepan of water to
a boil. Core tomatoes and cut an X on the bottom. Place
in boiling water for 1 minute. Remove to a bowl of cold
water. When tomatoes are cool enough to handle, remove skins.
Cut tomatoes in half and remove seeds. Dice tomatoes. In
a bowl, combine diced tomatoes, onions, green onions, jalapeños,
cilantro, lime juice, and water. Estimated cooking time:
Under 30 minutes.
YIELD: 3 1/2 cup servings (28 oz/840g)
NUTRITION ANALYSIS PER SERVING: Calories, 5; Total fat,
0.1 grams; Protein, 0 grams; Sodium, 12 mg; Carbohydrate,
1 gram; Fiber, 0.3 grams
CorSolutions, we strive to offer a variety of healthy recipes
to help you maintain a balanced diet. However, if you are
watching your salt, carbohydrate, or even fat intake you
may need to alter some of the recipes that appear in this
newsletter. Feel free to eliminate or substitute ingredients
such as salt, cream cheese, and whole milk with others like
seasonings, yogurt, or skim milk.
Click here to read or submit healthy recipes!
from the Boards
Read questions on a wide range
of health related topics in the Community Center forums
by simply clicking on the links below.
CAD & CHF
Community Member RLevy3389 posted
this question about a coughing condition:
"I stopped taking Altace because of a nagging dry cough
that got worse and was switched to Avapro. I noticed lately
that my face is getting red and stays this way for a few
hours. I got concerned and checked my blood pressure at
the doctor's office, it was 110/80. The nurse said that
one of the Avapro's side effect will cause to have a red
face and not to worry about it. I was wondering if one medication
is better than the other and how do they work for CHF?"
Disease Manager Trina
Hudson posted these comments on the subject:
"Altace is an ACE inhibitor and one of the main side effects is a
dry cough. Avapro is an Angiotensin II receptor antagonist
and these drugs are preferred for CHF patients who have
difficulty with the ACE inhibitors. Both drugs blocks constriction
of the blood vessels which means your heart does not have
to work as hard to pump the blood. This action improves
the function of your heart, kidney, and lungs. The purpose
of these medications are to prevent exacerbations (or flare
up) of your heart failure. Some of the side effects listed
for Avapro are rash, inflammation (redness), itching, and
dry skin. It is always best to inform your physician when
you experience any side effects of any medications."
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Disease Manager chimes in...
Manager Julie Diane shares the following story:
a very brittle Diabetic patient in Texas, who has been with
the program since 2/4/02. We have been able to utilize the
eCorSolutions website on numerous occasions, mostly for
exchange of information. For example, he will e-mail all
his complaints and ask me to call him with recommendations
for action. In the past 8 weeks or so, I have had 9 communications
directly with the patient, and 12 directly with his physicians.
We also were able to utilize the website to learn about
a possible diabetic complication called Charcot's Joint.
His right ankle & foot are so painful and swollen today
thus suspecting a stress fracture as opposed to Charcot's
Joint. By the time he called me to discuss the e-mail, I
had enough info to formulate an appropriate response.
As a Disease
Manager, I have found the Internet to be a useful tool in
reaching my patients who don't answer their voice mail and
have asked not to be called at work. A heart patient in
Ohio replied to my email with 'I apologize for not contacting
you earlier, however I have been extremely busy at work...often
working very late into the evening. I will try to contact
you as soon as I can. In the meantime, please be patient'."
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