Stories tagged: diabetes
Sun., June 30, 2013
CdA boy will advocate for diabetes research in D.C.
Three years ago today, Carson Magee learned he had Type 1 diabetes – the “day that changed my life forever.” The 10-year-old Coeur d’Alene boy recalls it vividly: “The doctor …
Thu., June 13, 2013
Doctor K: Prediabetes a wake-up call for change
DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently had some blood tests done, and my doctor told me I have “prediabetes.” What does this mean? Do I have diabetes or not? DEAR READER: …
Mon., Dec. 10, 2012, 1:20 p.m.
APNewsBreak: Sotomayor book offers personal look
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says in her upcoming memoir that her lifelong battle against diabetes and the fear that she might die early played a big …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012, 10:12 a.m.
Diabetes rates rocket in Oklahoma, South
NEW YORK — The nation’s diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued today.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012, 9:05 a.m.
Diabetes rates rocket in Oklahoma, South
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday. The …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012
Doctor K: Annual eye exam crucial for diabetics
DEAR DOCTOR K: I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Can you explain how diabetes affects vision? DEAR READER: Both of the common types of diabetes, Type 1 (which …
Mon., Sept. 24, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
Multiple surgery survivor retains a healthy outlook
Bedridden for years and knocking at death’s door more than once, Ann Marie Danimus finally received what she and her family were praying for last year – a kidney transplant.
Wed., Aug. 22, 2012, 9 p.m.
Study: Obesity surgery can help prevent diabetes
Doctors are reporting a new benefit from weight-loss surgery — preventing diabetes. Far fewer obese people developed that disease if they had stomach-shrinking operations rather than usual care to try …
Thu., May 17, 2012
Tour de Cure puts focus on diabetes
What do a professional cyclist and a unicycling third-grader have in common? In this case: Type 1 diabetes. And they are also both cycling in the American Diabetes Association’s Tour …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2011, 10:25 a.m.
No charges for deputies in crash that killed diabetic man
Prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal charges against two Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies involved in a fatal crash with a diabetic man in June.
Thu., June 23, 2011
Driver suffered from diabetes
A driver who crashed into a log truck and died while being chased by sheriff’s deputies was a Post Falls man with severe diabetes, friends say. Authorities identified Daniel James …
Wed., June 22, 2011, 2:29 p.m.
Driver who died in cop chase was diabetic, friends say
A driver who crashed into a log truck and died while being chased by sheriff’s deputies was a Post Falls man with severe diabetes, friends say.
Thu., Dec. 16, 2010
Devotion to family, art marked sculptor’s life
A longtime North Idaho College art instructor and sculptor whose work adorns the Coeur d’Alene campus along with buildings in Spokane and Hayden, died last week at age 74. A …
Tue., Dec. 7, 2010
Sufferers of Type 1 diabetes don’t want to be lumped in with Type 2
As a person living with Type 1 diabetes, 34-year-old Angie Hashemi-Rad must prick her fingers and give herself insulin every day to stay alive. But nothing irritates her more than …
Tue., Nov. 16, 2010
Doctors sharpen focus on treating prediabetes
Blake Brown tried not to cry when his doctor told him he had prediabetes in February, the month he turned 10. “It scared me,” Blake says softly in his Mesquite, …
Sun., Oct. 3, 2010
Region part of federal pilot program to track diabetes
The diabetes problem is reaching full roar in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene region. More than 48,000 people are living with the chronic disease and another 114,000 are on the cusp as …
Tue., Sept. 14, 2010
Type 2 diabetes-cognition link studied
Type 2 diabetes is linked with a number of health problems, but a new study finds that older diabetics may be at higher risk for cognitive problems. Researchers looked at …
Tue., Aug. 31, 2010
Obesity puts kids at risk for adult problems
Not long ago I diagnosed type 2 diabetes, once called “adult-onset diabetes,” in an 11-year-old boy. This sounds unusual, but unfortunately it is becoming more common. As obesity increases in …
Tue., Aug. 31, 2010
Sleep apnea cuts oxygen supply
If you snore, sleep a lot during the day or experience any number of seemingly unrelated physical and emotional signs, you may need more than a warm glass of milk …
Tue., June 29, 2010
More bad news for diabetes drug
LOS ANGELES – The diabetes drug Avandia, once the world’s top-selling diabetes medication, took two more hits Monday, with one new study linking it to an increased risk of heart …
Wed., May 5, 2010
Grant makes services for diabetics a priority
A $15.7 million federal grant is expected to bolster medical services for diabetics living in Eastern Washington. Spokane-based Inland Northwest Health Services will use the federal stimulus funds to work …
Tue., May 4, 2010, 2:42 p.m.
INHS receives $15.7 million grant for diabetes network
A $15.7 million federal grant is expected to bolster medical services for diabetics living in Eastern Washington. Spokane-based Inland Northwest Health Services is receiving the federal stimulus funds and intends …
Sat., May 1, 2010
A boy’s best friend
Like everyone who met Gia, 11-year-old Hayden Kamakaala knew right away the dog from Spokane was special. A tingle raced through his body when he first saw her. He tugged …
Tue., April 27, 2010
3 conditions plague half of U.S. adults
LOS ANGELES – Nearly half of all adult Americans have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, all conditions that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers from the national …
Tue., Jan. 5, 2010
Smokers who quit risk diabetes, study finds
LOS ANGELES – Smoking raises the risk of diabetes, but new research indicates that – at least in the short term – kicking the habit increases the risk even more. …
Tue., Nov. 24, 2009
Type 2 diabetes is not hopeless despite statistics
More than 180 million people worldwide have diabetes, according to the World Health Organization. In 2005, an estimated 1.1 million people died from the disease. “Diabetes causes more deaths than …
Tue., Nov. 17, 2009
For young sufferers, staying vigilant is key to diabetes
At least eight times a day, 15-year-old Megan Davis pricks her finger to check her blood sugar level. Each meal or even a snack becomes a math exercise as she …
Sat., Nov. 1, 2008
Diabetes rates soar in Idaho
The number of Idahoans diagnosed with diabetes has tripled in the past decade – outpacing soaring rates of the disease in other states. The numbers are part of a national …