People With Diabetes Forgo Medical Care Due to Costs

Nearly half (45 percent) of Americans with diabetes sometimes do without care because they can't afford it, a new survey reveals.
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Conclusions: These results indicate that the economic impact of NCDs and mental health conditions is substantial and that interventions to reduce the prevalence of chronic conditions in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are likely to be highly cost-beneficial. PMID: 31093047 [PubMed]
Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Panam Salud Publica Source Type: research
Conclusion: Using a largely theoretical model, the six modifiable lifestyle factors were estimated to be attributable to 50.9% of dementia cases in Barbados. Since the risk factors have much in common, any intervention that targets one of them could significantly reduce future dementia prevalence. PMID: 31093046 [PubMed]
Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Panam Salud Publica Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2019Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 59Author(s): Edith Pascale Mofo Mato, M. Faadiel Essop, Peter Mark Oroma OwiraAbstractModulation of metformin transporters could affect its pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics. The effects of naringenin on the renal tubular Organic Cation Transporter 1 (OCT1) and 2 (OCT2) protein expressions and subsequently the metformin clearance in diabetic rats are hereby investigated. Male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into 7 groups. Animals were daily treated orally with metformin (250 mg/kg) or naringenin (60 mg/kg) alone or both for 56 days. Blood gluco...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
ConclusionA RYGB with 120  cm BPL does not achieve greater weight loss or remission of comorbidities than a RYGB with 70 cm BPL but is associated with greater deficiencies of vitamin B12, vitamin A, and folic acid.Trial RegistrationClinicalTrials.gov Identifier NCT03607305.https://clinicaltrials.gov/.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionFindings highlight the importance of rethinking the way in which South Asians are labelled as a homogenous group and accounting for such differences when adapting and designing culturally-tailored DSME and or DSMS interventions in clinical practice.
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Our weekly DiabetesMine advice column addresses questions on strokes and diabetes, safe insulin storage temps and yeast infections.
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Publication date: August 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 116Author(s): Anand P. Gupta, Pragati Singh, Richa Garg, Guru R. Valicherla, Mohammed Riyazuddin, Anees A. Syed, Zakir Hossain, Jiaur R. GayenAbstractAimsTo investigate the role of pancreastatin inhibitor (PSTi8) in lipid homeostasis and insulin sensitivity in dexamethasone induced fatty liver disease associated type 2 diabetes.Main methodsGlucose releases assay, lipid O staining and ATP/AMP ratio were performed in HepG2 cells. Twenty four mice were randomly divided into 4 groups: Control group (saline), DEX (1 mg/kg, im) for 17 days, DEX+...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsAdministration of Momordica balsamina methanolic extract protects against some injurious haematological changes induced by hyperglycaemia, which may reduce the risks of cardiovascular complications.
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2019Source: Japanese Dental Science Review, Volume 55, Issue 1Author(s): Hiromitsu Kishimoto, Kazuma Noguchi, Kazuki TakaokaSummaryBisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ), characterized by refractory bone exposure, has recently emerged as a serious side effect of bisphosphonate (BPs) treatment. We discuss novel insights that may help to improve the efficacy of BRONJ treatment and prevention. Our report highlights the following: (1) The presence of exposed bone in patients taking BPs does not necessarily reflect BRONJ, and diagnoses of oral ulceration with bone sequestration and ma...
Source: Japanese Dental Science Review - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2019Source: Journal of Herbal MedicineAuthor(s): Richard Komakech, Youngmin KangAbstractMedicinal plants have been an integral part of the healthcare system for centuries. Prunus africana, an evergreen plant of the family Rosaceae in sub-Saharan Africa, has been used to treat numerous diseases and disorders since time immemorial. Over the past decades, several ethnomedicinal surveys were conducted in many communities across Africa which validated the use of P. africana in traditional medicine. The increased interest in P. africana across the globe has led to several pharmacological...
Source: Journal of Herbal Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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