Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Diabetes in Active and Reserve Component Service Members and Dependants (2008-2018)

Research Paper Title Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Diabetes, Active and Reserve Component Service Members and Dependents, 2008-2018 Background During 2008-2018, a total of 12,582 active component service members received incident diagnoses of any diabetes mellitus (DM), for a crude overall incidence rate of 84.8 per 100,000 person-years. More than four-fifths of incident cases were type… Read More

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Is Diabetes Mellitus a Risk Factor for Osteoarthritis?

Reports of a positive association between diabetes and osteoarthritis are hard to interpret because being overweight or obese strongly increases the risk of both conditions. A systematic review that identified 31 studies with a total of nearly 300,000 participants suggests that if body mass index (BMI) is taken into account, there is little evidence that… Read More

3 Awesome Health Benefits of Marijuana

The use of cannabis as a medical or psychoactive plant can trace its roots to antiquity. In fact, the use of marijuana dates back to the time before Christ. A 2700-year-old grave of a shaman was discovered to what is now known as the Yanghai Tombs – an expansive ancient cemetery located in the modern-day… Read More

An Overview of Diabetes Mellitus in the US Armed Forces (Active Component), 2008-2015

Research Paper Title Diabetes mellitus, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008-2015. Abstract From 2008 through 2015, a total of 9,092 incident cases of diabetes mellitus (DM) were reported among active component service members (incidence rate 82.8 cases per 100,000 person-years [p-yrs]). The overall incidence rate of type 1 DM was 3.0 cases per 100,000 p-yrs.… Read More

Is there a Correlation between Autonomic Dysfunction & Metabolic Syndrome?

Research Paper Title Study on autonomic dysfunction and metabolic syndrome in Chinese patients. Background There is still a lack of simple methods and instruments for the early assessment of autonomic dysfunction in metabolic syndrome patients. Assessment of sudomotor function has been proposed to explore autonomic function, and could be used as an early biomarker for… Read More

Is There a Link between Tendinopathy & Diabetes Mellitus?

Research Paper Title Is there an association between tendinopathy and diabetes mellitus? A systematic review with meta-analysis. Background Musculoskeletal symptoms limit adherence to exercise interventions for individuals with type 2 diabetes. People with diabetes may be susceptible to tendinopathy due to chronically elevated blood glucose levels. Therefore, the researchers aimed to investigate this potential association… Read More

Type 1 Diabetes: Sensor, Pump, Action!

Research Paper Title Home Use of an Artificial Beta Cell in Type 1 Diabetes. Background The feasibility, safety, and efficacy of prolonged use of an artificial beta cell (closed-loop insulin-delivery system) in the home setting have not been established. Methods In two multi-centre, crossover, randomised, controlled studies conducted under free-living home conditions, the researchers compared… Read More