diabetes

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Obesity is a major problem around the Asia Pacific, contributing to diseases like diabetes. In Fiji, diabetes related amputations account for 40% of all surgeries. On average, that’s three every day.

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Imagine yourself as a “Disease Detective” trying to stitch together clues about how illnesses like cancer and diabetes affects different ethnic groups.

We sat down with Loïc Le Marchand, UH Cancer Center epidemiologist and principal investigator of the study to talk about the Multiethnic Cohort Study (MEC Study) that looked at groups here in Hawaii and in California for two and a half decades. 

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Diabetes doesn't just happen in adults - both Type 1 and Type 2 happen in kids as well. Many of the basics of treatment are similar, but not everything we do for adults can be done for kids. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak talks with an expert to explain the difference. 

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If you have diabetes, it's the beginning of a long road of working hard to prevent damage to the kidneys, heart, eyes, and more. Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk about a comprehensive diabetes management program, and what that can do for you. 

The Conversation: Friday, January 5th, 2018

Jan 5, 2018
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Black Market For Diabetic Test Strips; State of Hawaii’s Bridges; Bug Wrangler James McCarthy

Black Market For Diabetic Test Strips

Jan 5, 2018
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Bodytel / Flickr

Glucose test strips for diabetes patients can cost between $15-20 per day. This has led to the rise of a secondary market in the strips, which are sometimes obtained illegally.

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40% of adults in Hawaii have prediabetes, but only 12% know about it. If you're told that you're at risk, is there anything you can do? On this edition of The Body Show, an exciting new program coming to a YMCA near you.

The Body Show: Diabetes

Nov 28, 2016
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Practical Cures / Flickr

  Diabetes it's not just about the sugar anymore. Diabetes is a risk factor for strokes, kidney problems, vision loss and more. This afternoon on The Body Show, a talk with an expert about the latest in diabetes care and how controlling sugars is just the beginning.

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Wikipedia Commons

Today is World Health Day—which marks the founding of the World Health Organization in 1948. This year, the WHO has issued a call to action on diabetes—a condition it says has exploded over the past several decades …and is taking an especially heavy toll in Asia.  HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Alden Chadwick / Flickr

  Research shows that in the next 25 years, one in 3 adults in the US will have diabetes, if the current trend continues. But what can be done about it? For those who have been diagnosed, can they ever be cured? Dr. Cindy Pau will be in the studio to talk about the latest in diabetes management, research trials being done here in the islands, and how to know what medications are out there to help.  

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Paull Young / Flickr

  Diabesity is the finding of diabetes in people who have obesity as well. And in part, it's a greater risk of having heart attacks, strokes and more. But are all people with diabetes treated the same? Can weight loss really be the cure? We talk about the best way to tackle diabesity here in Hawaii. 

Is there a cure for diabetes? Can you ever get off of medication once you get started? What are the keys to success for controlling blood sugar? Today on the show we will have an interview with Dr. Osama Hamdy, author of the book "Diabetes Breakthrough" along with certified diabetes educator, Sally Belles who will bring it home and talk about how to make local foods healthier for all of us!