This diabetic federal worker rationed her insulin during the shutdown because debt was scarier than dying

A furloughed federal worker who is diabetic said she resorted to rationing her insulin medication because "the thought of having more debt was scarier than the thought of dying" in her sleep.
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To compare cognitive function, mood and sleep status in patients with and without diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP) and their relationship with pain intensity, diabetes complications, and quality of life. To determine whether these relationships differ depending on the sensorial phenotype.
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess the interactive effects of poor sleep quality and anxious symptoms on the quali...
Source: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Cognition is an important function of the brain that enables us to acquire and process information, to enhance our understanding of thoughts, experiences, and our senses. Any condition that affects our ability to think, reason, memorize, or be attentive affects our cognitive ability. Some cognitive decline is a normal part of aging, but there are many things you can do to prevent or forestall cognitive changes as you age, including when planning for surgery. Older adults are having more surgical procedures As our population ages and medicine and healthcare advances, more older adults are likely to develop serious condition...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Healthy Aging Managing your health care Memory Neurological conditions Prevention Surgery Source Type: blogs
Among the longevity apps, LifeExtend is the clear winner as of May 2020. The app is evidence-based, has great references and it is free: is backed by thephysician/entrepreneur Don Brown (LifeOmics) and the University of Indiana, so it is not going away next year.The app is packed with features and you can dig deeper in any of the domains/5 pillars when you have time.LifeExtend is based on 5 scientifically proven health pillars, they appear as 5 columns and you collect points in each pillar. It looks like a game but the benefits are very much real.The app tracks the big 5 longevity pra...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Apps Longevity Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Although the participants in the present study were not necessarily conscious of their sleep disturbances, deterioration in sleep quality progressed according to glycemic status. PMID: 32431108 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Diabetes and Metabolism Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes Metab J Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Snoring is associated with impaired glucose metabolism even in otherwise metabolically healthy adults. Habitual snorers may require lifestyle modifications and pharmacological treatment to improve glycemic profile. PMID: 32431103 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Diabetes and Metabolism Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes Metab J Source Type: research
(University of South Australia) Sedentary behaviours, poor sleep and questionable food choices are major contributors of chronic disease, including diabetes, anxiety, heart disease and many cancers. But what if we could prevent these through the power of smart technologies? In a new University of South Australia research project announced today and funded by $1,118,593 from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), researchers will help Australians tackle chronic disease through a range of digital technologies to improve their health.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
We present a case report on a 55 ‐year‐old male with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), diabetes, and obesity requiring escalation to high‐flow oxygen by high‐velocity nasal insufflation (HVNI; Vapotherm). As this patient required frequent clinician interaction and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to control flow rat e and oxygen fraction due to lability, and the patient was alert, we instructed the patient to modify the oxygen to maintain an SpO2 (peripheral capillary oxygen saturation) target range and flow rate, to address dyspnoea as well as reduction of flow, as tolerated, when other staff entered the r...
Source: Respirology Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Although prevalence of circadian disruptors was higher among ethnic minority populations and some disruptors were associated with T2D, disruptors did not account for ethnic differences in T2D risk. PMID: 32438513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Obesity (Silver Spring) Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundObstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with a variety of systemic diseases. Among patients with chronic kidney diseases (CKD), the prevalence of OSAS is high. OSAS can induce progression of CKD. However, whether or not OSAS can cause renal damage in healthy people is not clear. Thus, the purpose of this meta-analysis was to elucidate whether or not there was an association between OSAS and early renal damage.MethodsPubMed, Embase Database, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, China Biology Medicine Database, Chinese Scientific Journals Database, and Wan...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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