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Mindfulness Training Benefits U.S. Veterans with Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Wed, Aug 06, 14, 10:50 AM 0 Comment

August 6, 2014 (Newswise) -- Mindfulness training, including focused breathing and awareness training, helped U.S. veterans with diabetes significantly lower their diabetes-related distress and blood sugar levels and improve their self-management of the disease, according to early research being presented today at AADE14, the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

Many people who have diabetes suffer from diabetes-related distress, meaning they have persistent feelings of u

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Mental Health Coaching Improves Outcomes for People with Diabetes and Depression

Posted by dlife on Wed, Aug 06, 14, 10:48 AM 0 Comment

August 6, 2014 (Newswise) -- In a rural, low-income area with a high rate of diabetes, mental health coaching significantly eased depression and reduced blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, according to a pilot study being presented here today at AADE14, the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

A significant number of people with diabetes suffer from depression, which can interfere with their ability to participate in self-care activities such as monitoring, being

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Depression in Diabetes Patients Linked to Dementia, Study Finds Researchers say type 2 disease with depression associated with greater mental declines

Posted by dlife on Thu, Aug 22, 13, 01:50 PM 0 Comment

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes patients who suffer depression also have more significant mental decline than those without depression, a new study finds.

Diabetes and depression are common among older people and up to 20 percent of adults with type 2 diabetes have major depression, according to background information in the study. In addition, both of these disorders a

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Positive Social Support at Work Shown to Reduce Risk of Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Thu, May 09, 13, 10:58 AM 0 Comment

May 9, 2013 (Tel Aviv University) — Work conditions can predict development of diabetes in otherwise healthy employees, TAU research finds.

Cases of type 2 diabetes continue to rise in the US. And while the development of the disease is more commonly associated with risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity, research has shown that stress can also have a significant impact.

Now Dr. Sharon Toker of Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Management has

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Hypertension Traced to Source in Brain, Triggering New Paradigm for Hypertension Treatment

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jan 21, 13, 04:45 PM 0 Comment

December 17, 2012 (Newswise) — When the heart works too hard, the brain may be to blame, says new Cornell University research that is changing how scientists look at high blood pressure (hypertension). The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation in November, traces hypertension

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