Methods of Clinical Allergy Testing

A substance which can trigger an allergic reaction is known as an allergen. To determine the specific substances that are triggering the allergies, your immunologist/allergist will effectively and safely test your skin, or occasionally your blood, using small amounts of the commonly troublesome allergens like pollen. Generally, skin testing...
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The Link between Diabetes and Obesity

The effects of diabetes are experienced on a daily basis by millions of people across the globe, from all walks of life. Diabetes is characterized by chronic hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) due to the body’s inability to produce enough insulin to regulate glucose. There are two main types...
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Diabetic Testing Inaccuracy Part 3

So in the end, you get the accuracy you need, but not much more. A lot of people will wonder about that. “Josh, if my meter is potentially 40+ points off between tests, how can that be accurate enough to administer my medicine?” Simple, you aren’t 40 points off....
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Diabetic Testing Inaccuracy Part 2

First, remember that blood glucose is an ever changing thing. Your blood sugar is always in a process of flux. Imagine climate change (in a non-political way, remember that if climate change is man-made or not, it still is always naturally occurring in the environment). Like climate change on...
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Diabetic Testing Inaccuracy Part 1

I started selling diabetic testing supplies about a decade ago. When I started, meters that offered no coding were all the rage. Just years before, testing meters were monstrosities. They were huge and required a huge amount of blood. Samples could only be taken from the finger and they...
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Depression, Diabetes and Obesity

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A diabetic person is checking her blood sugar level (self glycemia). A drop of blood obtained with a pen-like lancing device is placed on a test stick and analysed with blood glucose tester (glucometer). Treatment of obesity, Department of endocrinology, Bordeaux hospital, France.
“Depression, diabetes and obesity are on the rise in our country and around the world. It has been estimated that diabetes mellitus type 2 affects about 246 million people in the world; nevertheless, incidence varies among countries (De la Cruz-Cano, et al., 2015). The three afflictions are closely linked...
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Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus (Type 1 and Type 2), is a chronic disease which happens when the body is no longer able to sustain necessary levels of insulin or utilize the insulin in the body (the difference being due to Type 1 or Type 2), or when...
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