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d-blog week: to all the sweeties I’ve loved before

“Today let’s put a twist on that topic and focus on the good things diabetes has brought us.”

Really, what is there to say? The best thing is the friends.

So here’s to those folks I’ve known only because of diabetes.

Phatz, Fenney, Wolfer, Starr, Marie —- the old DHT crowd along with Eve, Buddy, Kara, oh and so many others from Wednesday night chat.

To Minnesota Nice, Scott, Nicole, Major Bedhead, and all the many bloggers from the DOC.

I knew it was a mistake starting to name names. There are far too many. Love you all!

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More evidence links diabetes, Parkinson’s disease

More evidence links diabetes, Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s Improvements with stem cell treatment

NEW YORK | Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:29am EDT

(Reuters) – People with diabetes may be more likely to also develop Parkinson’s disease – and this seems particularly true for younger patients, a new study suggests.

The findings, published online by the journal Diabetes Care, add to evidence linking diabetes and Parkinson’s. One recent report said that U.S. adults with diabetes had a slightly higher risk of developing Parkinson’s over a 15-year period, compared to nondiabetics.

Neither study, however, proves that diabetes itself causes Parkinson’s.

Instead, researchers think it’s more likely that the two disorders share some common underlying causes.

The new findings are from Denmark, where researchers compared close to 2,000 adults with Parkinson’s disease and nearly 10,000 people the same age but without the disease (the “control” group).

Overall, 6.5 percent of the Parkinson’s patients had diabetes for at least 2 years before they were diagnosed with the movement disorder. By comparison, just 5 percent of people in the control group had diabetes for at least 2 years.

Overall, the study found, having diabetes was linked to a roughly one-third higher risk of developing Parkinson’s. That was after the researchers accounted for participants’ age and sex, and any diagnoses of emphysema – which was considered a proxy for heavy smoking. (Studies have found cigarette smokers to be at lower risk of Parkinson’s, for reasons that are not clear.)

In particular, diabetes was related to a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s before the age of 60 — which is about the average age at diagnosis.

Exactly what the findings mean is unclear, according to the researchers, who were led by Dr. Eva Schernhammer of Harvard Medical School in Boston.

But they say that for now, the “most plausible” explanation would be that diabetes and Parkinson’s have some of the same biological underpinnings.

One possibility is continuous low-level inflammation throughout the body, which is suspected of contributing to a number of chronic diseases by damaging cells. There might also be a common genetic susceptibility.

However, even if people with diabetes have a relatively bigger risk of Parkinson’s, that does not mean it is a high risk. For example, the recent U.S. study that tracked patients for 15 years involved nearly 289,000 older adults. The proportion of people who eventually developed Parkinson’s disease was 0.8 percent among diabetics and 0.5 percent among nondiabetics – less than 1 percent in either case.

The researchers on that study said that people with diabetes should simply continue to do the things already recommended for their overall health — eating a well-balanced diet and getting regular exercise.

More studies are needed, they said, to understand why diabetes is related to a higher Parkinson’s risk, and what, if anything, can be done about it.

Diabetes arises when the body can no longer properly use the blood-sugar-regulating hormone insulin. Parkinson’s occurs when movement-regulating cells in the brain die off or become disabled, leading to symptoms like tremors, rigidity in the joints, slowed movement and balance problems.

Researchers say it’s possible that something about diabetes — like a problem regulating insulin — might somehow contribute to Parkinson’s. But that remains unproven.

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Red Pink and Blue Event in Cincinnati This Weekend

Are you ready to have some fun, treat yourself and help the diabetes cause?  Then plan on looking into the Red, Pink and Blue event.  Spa4Diabetes has teamed up with heart and breast cancer groups to organize a joint awareness event in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Red, Pink and Blue brings together health sessions, spa treatments, a fashion show and party, all in one event that spans 3 days.  It’s quite an intriguing concept that will benefit all three causes.

You can find out more about the event at Spa4Diabetes.  It runs June 25 – 27th.  This event also kicks off the 2009 World Diabetes Day Campaign.  To see a video, check out this out.

And, be sure to let me know if you attend.  I’m interested in hearing your view of this interesting awareness raising event.

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Maine Town Becomes First in US to Declare Food Sovereignty | Sustainable Cities Collective

Town secedes from governmental food control!  They can now produce, sell, consume whatever they want!  No GM foods or raw food restrictions, etc.  This is a great step towards people taking control of what they can eat and therefor, their own health.

“This four page ordinance, which can be read in its entirety here , is revolutionary in that it relies on the consumer to educate themselves on the risk of consuming products (such as raw milks, cheeses, meats and vegetables), and shifts the power away from regulation, which prevents people from eating food of their choosing.”

The conspiracy minded will say: Let’s hope “evil forces” don’t  go in and start e-coli epidemics there to “prove” people can’t be in control of their own health without dire consequences!

Indeed! -dg

Maine Town Becomes First in US to Declare Food Sovereignty | Sustainable Cities Collective.

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Gene therapy shows promise for Parkinson’s | Reuters

Gene therapy shows promise for Parkinson’s | Reuters

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on March 17, 2011 at 11:02 am

I’m glad to see other therapies are producing benefits to Parkinson’s patients.

There now seems to be 3 options for Parkinson’s patients:
Gene therapy = 23.1 % improvement
Placebo effect = 12.7 % improvement

Adult Stem Cells = 60 % improvement*

* 60% PARKINSON’S PATIENTS IMPROVE AFTER REPAIR STEM CELL TREATMENT – PHYSICIANS CONFIRM RESULTS! http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/60-parkinsons-patients-improve-after-repair-stem-cell-treatment-physicians-confirm-results/


Gene therapy article below pic

“The treated group showed a 23.1 percent improvement on a scale of Parkinson’s symptoms six months after treatment, compared to a 12.7 percent improvement for patients who received sham surgery, according to the published research.”

Gene therapy shows promise for Parkinson’s | Reuters.

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“I can’t lose weight?” 2 more Dangerous Diet medications will be BANNED

If you are one of the many people saying “ I can’t lose weight” …Spirit Happy says ,yes you can. The thousands who read this site every week know how dangerous Diabetes and Weight loss drugs are. We expose the dangers of these drugs and then show people the natural way to reverse the problem. Many who say “I can’t lose weight” turn to dangerous surgeries or weight loss pills. The result is damage to the body and for many death.

Diet pills and Surgery do not work

The diet pill makers know that the pills will harm your liver and kidneys. There are thousands who die from diet pills.  Frankly, the drug makers do not care, the lawsuits come later but this is after the drug makers have made a beautiful profit.

The report from ABC NEWS today is that 2 more of these dangerous diet pills will be banned from the public

Diet pills do not work…period and they wreak the Kidneys, Liver or they can cause sudden death.

Here is the quote from the Doctor to ABC NEWS about the coming possible ban

 ”These drugs(XENICAL and ALLI) have the potential to cause significant damage to multiple critical organs, yet they provide meager benefits in reducing weight loss in obese and overweight patients,” said Dr. Sidney Wolfe, director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group.

The drugs ruin the organs, the 20,000 SPIRIT HAPPY DIET users know the dangers of Diabetes drugs and Diet pills.

Please notice that the doctor said, The drugs have meager benefits!

They do not work yet they destroy the organs. These drugs “try” to lower weight by painfully straining your heart,liver and kidneys.  Do not use them

If you say the familiar quote “ I can’t lose weight” understand that you can. Our Type 2 Diabetes diet boomed to over 20,000 users in 8 months because non diabetics were using it to drop fat. We did not know this would happen but it is a pleasant surprise for users.

All weight loss is in the blood sugar even for those with normal blood sugar. The diet does not lower normal blood sugar in those without diabetes, it simply balance the body safely and you lose weight.

The Spirit Happy diet is the safest and gentlest way to drop fat. We are in 14 countries because it simply works naturally.

You may see the Spirit Happy Diabetes diet here Click here I can’t lose weight

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