A1c test misses many cases of diabetes

NEW ORLEANS—Using the hemoglobin A1c blood test to diagnose diabetes tends to underestimate the prevalence of the disease, according to a new study to be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La. «Based on our findings, A1c should not be solely used to determine the prevalence…

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Older adults with type 1 diabetes often not aware of hypoglycemia

NEW ORLEANS—Older adults with type 1 diabetes typically have low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, for more than an hour a day, suggests research to be presented Monday, March 25 at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans, La. Those who are not aware their blood sugar is too low can…

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New hybrid closed loop insulin pump proves hard to use for some patients with diabetes

NEW ORLEANS—Among first-time users of a new insulin pump that automatically delivers insulin to people with type 1 diabetes, nearly one-fifth stopped using the device, primarily because of difficulties meeting the technical demands system, researchers say. Results of a real-world study of the hybrid closed loop insulin pump (Medtronic MiniMed 670G) will be presented Sunday…

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Medical News Today: What is the difference between a cyst and a boil?

Cysts and boils both cause lumps to form under the skin. They are often similar in appearance, but their causes and treatment are not the same. In this article, we provide an overview of cysts and boils, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. We also explain how a person can tell the difference between the…

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Anita Silvers, an Authority on Disability Rights, Dies at 78

Anita Silvers, a philosophy professor who was a leading voice in the interpretation of the Americans With Disabilities Act, arguing that disability rights should be viewed the same as other civil rights and not as an accommodation or as a social safety net issue, died on March 14 in San Francisco. She was 78. San…

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Can home remedies help regulate your period?

Irregular periods are when menstrual bleeding is unpredictable or happens more or less often than it does for the average person. Scientific research has shown that people can help regulate an irregular menstrual cycle with home remedies and lifestyle changes, such as altering their diet and exercise regimens. People can also try other natural remedies,…

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A Definitive Ranking of the Best, FUPA-Defying Mom Jeans

Courtesy Mom jeans are not just a style, they are a lifestyle. They’re the kind of jean worn by a person obsessed with oat milk and mid-century dressers. They laugh in the face discomfort! The higher the waist, the better, mom jean lovers will say. And any mom jean aficionado knows there are three things…

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Robert Kraft Awaits Your Judgment

When you find yourself at 77 a billionaire six times over and an N.F.L. team owner practically running out of fingers for Super Bowl rings, there aren’t a ton of opportunities you haven’t already enjoyed. Private jets are your subways. Weekends with pals at $2,000-a-night island resorts are your backyard barbecues. The question “what to…

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Nonfiction: Drug Epidemics, Past and Present

TEN DRUGSHow Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of MedicineBy Thomas Hager Synthetic opioids — drugs far more potent than anything that’s come before — are flooding America’s streets. New users start up daily, while old users fall deeper into cycles of despair. And as officials bicker about whether addiction is a medical…

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