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Cities can learn lessons about diabetes from rural areas

June 19, 2013

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Daniel DeNoon, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter

Daniel J. DeNoon is the former executive editor of the Harvard Heart Letter. He was senior medical writer for WebMD for 14 years. He was founding editor of the newsletter AIDSWeekly and covered the HIV/AIDS pandemic … See Full Bio
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Comments

opeygreat
August 16, 2013

quite an interesting article

Shruti
August 15, 2013

while these are troubling stats, it is excellent information. As always, we have to be intentional about our health, what we eat and the amount of physical activities we do, especially our children and the problems of childhood obesity.

Kindly Regard’s
Shruti

mon an ngon
August 15, 2013

thank for great post

Vishal
August 12, 2013

I think obesity and diabetes are interrelated ,as this fact is looking obvious from map.
Yours is a good awareness program , it is going to help people n large way to find resources near them to fight diabetes .

austin weight loss
July 20, 2013

Great post.Recent i read this post.Its very useful post.Thanks for sharing. i’m so much Happy 🙂

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July 10, 2013

Nice article with interesting topic.Good research and nice job.Keep Going.

Ben James
July 7, 2013

An interesting article. I hadn’t realised that there was such a disparity between urban and rural diabetes incidence.

I will say though that the graphs demonstrate a level of inconsistency in data collection on a state by state basis. There is a clear disparity in the measurement of diabetes and obesity between Texas and Kansas, and what would appear to be an absense of records for Colorado. I know that the graphs are only there do demonstrate the diabetes belt, but a scale would also be useful.

ricki
June 25, 2013

Thanks to my parent, I didn’t allow to eat any foods without their knowing. Besides, I also do not like to eat at any food courts and the like 🙁
I prefer to make by myself than other people do. it’s more assure myself for the nutrients and the advantages for my health 🙂

Lez McKenzie
June 23, 2013

great article. I am interested to know if you have done any research on natural remedies and its effects on diabetes within the Native Americans and African American communities?

Lez

Andrea Cherrington
June 24, 2013

Thanks for your interest. Most of our research has focused on linking individuals to community resources, encouraging lifestyle modification, and empowering folks to ask questions of their care providers. That often includes discussing potential over the counter drugs and natural remedies so that providers know everything an individual is taking and there can be open discussion regarding patient goals etc. We currently have a project funded by the American Diabetes Association to develop an eHealth/Community Health Worker intervention to improve diabetes-related outcomes in low-income African American communities.

Daniel Haszard
June 20, 2013

Please,be aware of prescription drugs that potentiate diabetes.
Eli Lilly Zyprexa Olanzapine issues.
The use of powerful antipsychotic drugs has increased in children as young as three years old. Weight gain, increases in triglyceride levels and associated risks for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The average weight gain (adults) over the 12 week study period was the highest for Zyprexa—17 pounds. You’d be hard pressed to gain that kind of weight sport-eating your way through the holidays.One in 145 adults died in clinical trials of those taking the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa.
This was Lilly’s #1 product $5 billion per year sales,moreover Lilly also make billions more on drugs that treat diabetes.
— Daniel Zyprexa activist and patient.

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