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Diabetes education and support at Griffin in Derby

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The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free discussions about fall risks for those living with diabetes on Tuesday, March 10 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. Studies show that older adults with diabetes have a higher risk of falling and fall more often than their peers who […] [Read More]
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Live Well Workshop at Bridgeport library

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The Black Rock Branch of the Bridgeport Public Library will host the Live Well Workshop Series from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, March 3 through April. Learn new techniques to take control of your chronic health issues. Live Well is for adults and caregivers with ongoing health issues such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, high blood […] [Read More]

Can dieting decrease risk of diabetes and other inflammatory diseases?

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Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. In their study, published in the Feb. 16 online issue of Nature Medicine, researchers described how […] [Read More]
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Griffin Hospital’s Wellness for Life starts March 3 in Derby

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Due to frequent inclement weather, the start of Griffin Hospital’s new Wellness for Life program is postponed to March 3. Wellness for Life is a 12-week, evidence-based lifestyle change program that helps prevent and treat many chronic diseases. According to a report by the US Department of Health and Human Services, 80 percent of chronic […] [Read More]
In this March 14, 2009 file photo, a woman gets ready to check her blood sugar in Sacramento, Calif. Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood sugar _ but it also may cause some patient confusion. On July 1, Medicare opens a national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies that will drop substantially the prices the government pays for those products _ and will restrict who's allowed to sell them. The goal is to save taxpayer dollars, and seniors in the program should see their copays drop, too, from more than $15 an order to less than $5. For a chronic disease, that can add up fast. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File)

Diabetes education at Griffin Hospital in Derby

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The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free discussions about being prepared for dangerous situations in living with diabetes on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. Entitled “Disaster Preparedness for People with Diabetes,” the programs will discuss ways individuals can be prepared for potential disasters. […] [Read More]
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Griffin hosts diabetes program in Derby

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Individuals diagnosed with diabetes can learn how to take control of the health disorder through a free six-week diabetes self management workshop at Griffin Hospital this March. Part of the Live Well Chronic Disease Self Management program, the workshops will be held on Fridays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. from March 6-April 10 at the […] [Read More]
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Statewide training to teach people to lead diabetes workshops

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For the third time in Connecticut, a free state-wide training will be offered to professionals and volunteers to lead an interactive, community-based workshop series for diabetes, and chronic disease self management programs in Spanish, Programa de Menejo Personal de la Diabetes, and Tomando Control de su Salud. The leader training will take place from 8:30 […] [Read More]
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Yale study: Some diabetes patients may be over-treating themselves

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Diabetes treatments have saved many lives, but in older patients with multiple medical conditions, aggressively controlling blood sugar with insulin and sulfonylurea drugs, could lead to over-treatment and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), according to new research by Yale School of Medicine researchers. Published in the Jan. 12 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, the study found […] [Read More]
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Live Well workshop in Bridgeport

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The Watermak at 3030 Park, 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport, will host a six-week Live Well Workshop series from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays starting Feb. 10. The workshop will teach you new techniques to help you take control of your chronic health issues. Live Well is for adults and caregivers with ongoing health issues such […] [Read More]

Yale study unlocks some mysteries about diabetes and triglycerides

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Solving one of the great mysteries of type 2 diabetes, a team of Yale researchers found that triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood and liver, are produced in the liver independent of insulin action in the liver. According to a news release from Yale, in type 2 diabetics, insulin fails to suppress blood […] [Read More]
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