Monthly Archives: June 2011

EAT YOUR WAY TO HEALTHY BONES: ARE YOU AN APPLE OR A PEAR?

A pear-shaped figure (hips wider than waist) offers health benefits compared to an apple shape (waist greater than hips), which has been associated with higher rates of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and type II diabetes. Abdominal fat usually indicates more fat around the internal organs, which is part of the problem. There’s also [...]

COPING WITH SEIZURES AND EPILEPSY: RECURRENT TONIC-CLONIC SEIZURES: EPILEPSY

If seizures do recur a parent may use different coping mechanisms than a child. You have already been through the initial shock of seeing tonic-clonic shaking. You have probably come to terms with your initial anxiety. Perhaps you know what to do this second time and are less frightened than at first. But you may [...]

LIVING WITH DIABETES: TRAVEL, PARTIES AND DATES

Can you travel if you have diabetes? Certainly. Just make sure you take adequate supplies of insulin, syringes, testing materials, and any other equipment you need. Modern insulin preparations will keep well at room temperature for a month or more, though they should be protected from extremes of heat and cold. (Never ship insulin supplies [...]