William Lee Dubois

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A debilitating condition called Charcot foot is often missed among the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes, doctors say.

    The condition is highly treatable, but if left alone it can lead to permanent deformity, disability, surgery and even am...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) Night shift work significantly increases the risk of diabetes in black women, according to a new study.

    "In view of the high prevalence of shift work among workers in the U.S.A. -- 35 percent among non-Hispanic blacks and 28 percent in non-Hispanic ...Full Article

  • William Lee Dubois - Las Vegas, NM - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
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    Quite literally, what’s “normal” depends on who you are. For non-diabetic persons, when looking at “high” numbers, it was long assumed that the body always kept their blood glucose under 100 mg/dL. Now that more and more research is being done on continuous glucose monitoring systems, we see that...Read More
  • William Lee Dubois - Las Vegas, NM - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    William Lee Dubois answered:
    It's almost normal for diabetics to be depressed, and the reasons spring both from our bodies and our minds. Let’s start with the body. Diabetes can interfere with serotonin levels in the brain, which in turn triggers depression. So diabetes can cause the blues in a physical, mechanical way.

    But beyond...Read More
  • William Lee Dubois - Las Vegas, NM - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
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    Uncontrolled diabetes has a host of complications including blindness (20,000 cases per year); kidney failure (44,000 cases per year): and amputations (84,000 per year). Oh yeah. And death too (135,000 fatal heart attacks per year).

    The very, very, very important point here is that having diabetes...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's widely accepted that people with type 1 diabetes produce no insulin, a new study suggests otherwise: Roughly one-third produce the hormone long after they are diagnosed.

    Residual insulin production can last for more than four decades...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is a big contributor to type 2 diabetes, but Asian-Americans may need to pile on fewer excess pounds to develop the disease than other groups do, according to new guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

    The ADA has now lo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

    How much higher? According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B positive appear to ...Full Article

  • William Lee Dubois - Las Vegas, NM - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
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    An A1C test is run quarterly, twice a year, or once a year, depending on how good or bad your control is; how good or bad your insurance is; and your provider’s approach to diabetes care.

    Even in healthy, well-controlled patients, I like to run the test every quarter. If something is starting...Read More
  • William Lee Dubois - Las Vegas, NM - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    William Lee Dubois answered:
    Different foods will have different effects on your blood sugar, and each of us reacts differently. You can quite literally test how various foods affect your body and your blood sugar by simply testing before and two hours after any meal to see how much the food caused your blood sugar to go up....Read More
  • William Lee Dubois - Las Vegas, NM - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    William Lee Dubois answered:
    We can’t cure diabetes. Not yet. But we can treat it, and absent a cure, that’s still a pretty good deal.

    Most of the bad and scary stuff you hear about when people talk about diabetes “complications” are not really diabetes complications at all; they are high blood sugar complications. Granted, high...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Technology can ease some of the burden of managing diabetes, possibly getting blood sugar levels within safe ranges more often, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

    People with diabetes don't make or use the hormon...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report.

    "Not only is excess body weight associated with a significant reductio...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients gain extra health benefits if they exercise regularly after the procedure, a new study found.

    Researchers divided 119 people who had weight-loss surgery into two groups. One group did 120 minutes of moderate exercise ...Full Article

  • William Lee Dubois - Las Vegas, NM - Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism
    William Lee Dubois answered:
    Treating any low is simply a matter of taking on some sugar. All diabetics should carry glucose tabs or some hard candy. Chocolate, although good for the soul and possibly the heart, is a poor choice to cure a hypo. Chocolate has too much fat; it will move into the blood too slowly. Juice or half...Read More