Items Tagged ‘diabetes’

May 1, 2019

Healthy Tips for Ramadan

By uclahealth uclahealth

Ramadan begins on Monday, May 6, 2019 and ends on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Millions of people from around the world will be recognizing this Islamic holy day through prayer and dawn to dusk fasting. Fasting can be done safely if you take the necessary precautions— especially for those with certain medical conditions. If you […]

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Tags: breastfeeding, cardiac disease, complex carbohydrates, dehydration, diabetes, fasting, fasting for adolescents, fasting for children, fasting tips, heart disease, iftar meal, low blood sugar


The essential steps to a heart healthy lifestyle

February 1, 2019

The essential steps to a heart healthy lifestyle

By Amy Albin amyalbin

If you’ve gotten the message that you should incorporate 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity into your workday to reduce the health risks associated with inactivity, good job.  Keep taking the stairs and walking as much as possible. But don’t stop there.  Other steps are important for achieving a heart healthy lifestyle. “Diet, […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, calories, diabetes, diet, Dr. Gaurav Banka, Dr. Sheila Sahni, exercise, family history, healthy lifestyle, heart disease, heart disease risk factors, heart healthy


Prediabetes: 5 things you need to know

January 16, 2019

Prediabetes: 5 things you need to know

By uclahealth uclahealth

About 30 million people in the United States, or 1 in 10, have diabetes. Most have Type 2 diabetes, which may be preventable and takes years to develop as blood sugar levels increase. On the path to Type 2 diabetes, many people are first diagnosed with a reversible condition called prediabetes. Risk factors for both […]

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Tags: A1c, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes, healthy living, prediabetes, preventive care, primary care, The Checkup, type 2 diabetes


Pilot program trains high school students as diabetes prevention coaches

January 2, 2019

Pilot program trains high school students as diabetes prevention coaches

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights UCLA community engagement program partners with MiOra and Compton schools to expand diabetes prevention program. Students, certified as diabetes prevention program coaches, will conduct educational sessions within their communities. Educational program targets residents of East Compton and Inglewood who are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Residents of East Compton and Inglewood […]

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Tags: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, diabetes, diabetes prevention training, UCLA Diabetes Prevention Program


What's the deal with brown fat? This researcher is uncovering its function

October 2, 2018

What’s the deal with brown fat? This researcher is uncovering its function

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

When most people think of fat, they think of what medical experts refer to as white fat, or the fat tissue in the body that stores calories. But we all have another kind of fat, with a completely different function: brown fat. “Until somewhat recently, we thought only babies had brown fat,” says Dr. Xingxing […]

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Tags: adipose, adipose tissue, brown fat, childhood obesity, diabetes, Dr. Xingxing Kong, endocrinology, fat, metabolism, muscle, muscle growth, myostatin


August 30, 2018

Unexpected But Satisfied Experience

By Lee eaglelee

My doctor told me I needed extra medications for my diabetes so I went to see an endocrinologist, Dr. Martinez, who felt a nodule on my throat. When the ultrasound came back inconclusive, I was then referred to Dr. Yeh for surgery for the removal of the right side of my thyroid. Although I had […]

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Tags: cancer, diabetes, Dr. Dorothy Martinez, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, nodule, patient stories, radiation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thyroid, thyroid issues


August 28, 2018

The Magic Russian Doctor

By The Brave Russian eliasdanucalov

I knew that I needed to get a procedure done to remove a large nodule in my neck about 5-6 years ago. I went to see an endocrinologist and had a biopsy done a couple of times that revealed that it was not cancerous. I talked to a naturalist doctor from my church who advised […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, biopsy, dermatologist, diabetes, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, heart problems, large nodule, pathology, patient stories, sleeping


August 6, 2018

Preventive care screenings you may need

By uclahealth uclahealth

When it comes to achieving optimal health, research shows that following preventive care guidelines for vaccinations, disease screenings and cancer screenings is the best way to get there. The following graphic shows some of the vaccinations, lab tests and screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Tags: A1c, abdominal aortic aneurism screening, breast cancer screening, cancer screening, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cervical cancer screening, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, DEXA, diabetes


Ask the Doctors - What is the glycemic index and why does it matter?

June 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What is the glycemic index and why does it matter?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I’ve been reading that choosing foods that are low on the glycemic index is better for your health. What is the glycemic index and why should I pay attention to it? The glycemic index, also referred to as the GI, is a system that rates foods based on how quickly the glucose contained […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blood glucose, carbohydrates, diabetes, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, glycemic index, high blood sugar, nutrition


Ask the Doctors - Does a college degree affect dementia risk?

March 29, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does a college degree affect dementia risk?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I read that dementia rates are going down due to rising education levels, but I don’t have a college degree. Should I be more worried than most? Dear Reader: Dementia is a scary disease, causing not only loss of memory but also the inability to reason through problems and, for many, difficulty with […]

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Tags: Brain function, Cognitive impairment, dementia, Dementia rate, diabetes, Dr. Robert Ashley, Education and Dementia, high blood pressure, Higher education level, Loss of memory, Medications for Diabetes, Medications for high blood pressure