Diabetes Resources

Phill Hooper, M.D. Hot-Tub Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - www.hspsanddiabetes.com

My research over the past decade has focused on the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome, type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. My work has established that the abnormalities of heat shock proteins (HSPs) in these diseases is paramount to understanding their pathogenesis. In insulin resistant states and diabetes, heat shock factor 1 (HSF-1) is low in insulin sensitive tissues, resulting in low HSP levels. Low HSPs make organs vulnerable to injury, impair the stress response, accelerate systemic inflammation, raise islet amyloid polypeptide, and increase insulin resistance. Feeding this cycle are excess saturated fat and calorie consumption, hypertension, inactivity, aging, and genetic predisposition - all of which are associated with high GSK-3 activity and low HSPs. Recognizing GSK-3 and HSPs in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance, the central common feature of the metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes will expand our understanding of the disease, offering new therapeutic options.

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Diabetes and Aquatics - www.physical-therapy.advanceweb.com

DIABETES MELLITUS, LIKE THE OCEAN'S WAVES, IS RESTLESS. It's a chronic condition with nuances that must be monitored carefully. But the disease shouldn't drag patients down. A balance of exercise, appropriate diet and medication can improve blood glucose control, reduce risk of cardiovascular complications and increase psychological well-being.
Aquatic exercise can be an effective part of this approach. Buoyancy overcomes gravity's pull, allowing people to weigh less. This reduces stress on the musculoskeletal system during exercise. In addition, some research suggests that exercising in water may increase insulin production and cellular uptake of glucose, thus reducing blood glucose levels.

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Try hydrotherapy to relieve diabetes, malaise and stress - www.observer.ug

You must have come across a signpost somewhere in Kampala advertising reflexology services and along with it hydrotherapy. Given the rate at which the signposts are going up, one has to wonder what hydrotherapy is all about and why it is so popular all of a sudden. According to Mr. Amos Mugisha, director of Help Life services (Gaddafi Road, Makerere), a facility that offers these services, there are a number of benefits to be accrued from hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy, the “general term for water therapies” was recorded amongst the Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations. Hippocrates, “Western Father of Medicine”, prescribed bathing in spring water for certain illnesses. Hippocrates believed that nature could cure man of his illnesses. Egyptians bathed with essential oils and flowers while the Romans had public baths for their citizens as if showing the importance of water for one’s well being. The Japanese and Chinese too have a long history of hydrotherapy. Little wonder then that Chinese and Japanese have high life expectancy rates. Japan boasts of one of the oldest people alive today. This cannot be attributed to hydrotherapy alone but their whole way of living of which hydrotherapy is part. So, what can hydrotherapy do for you? According to Mugisha, hydrotherapy helps to reduce stress, detoxify the body, cure insomnia, reduce excess fats hence doing away with obesity, do away with malaise and diabetes mellitus type 2.

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