Depression with diabetes may speed mental decline

A third test measured executive functioning, or how the brain uses memories to plan actions, pay attention and inhibit inappropriate behavior. Researchers determined whether an individual was depressed using a 9-question form patients filled out themselves. More than 2,600 people completed the tests at all three time points. Sixty-two percent of these never had scores indicating depression. Eighteen percent were depressed at the start of the study, 16 to 17 percent were depressed at 20 and 40 months and five percent had scores indicating depression at all three time points. Researchers found that people with symptoms of depression at any point were more likely to be women, younger, non-Hispanic whites, overweight or obese, and to have higher blood sugar, total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein, or “bad” cholesterol, than others.
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Top 20 ways to prevent diabetes

To get started, try these simple diabetes prevention tips, shared by Sunita Pathania – Sr. Registered Dietician and Diabetes Educator, Healthy Living Diet Clinic , Mumbai. Diabetes prevention tip # 1: Know about diabetes Before beginning the diabetes prevention act, it is important to know what is exactly diabetes. Once you are well acquainted with this disease, you can start your prevention therapy easily. Diabetes prevention tip # 2: Reduce your portion size Reduce the amount of food you eat, each day.
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NCES Announces New Diabetes Portion Plate

Our goal is to reach dietitians and diabetes educators so that they can offer this plate as a resource to their patients and clients. The Right-Sized Diabetes Plate is designed to be simple and effective,” says Carrie Mark (MA, RD, LD), Director of Product Development and Acquisitions for NCES, Inc. Although the prevalence of diabetes continues to grow each year, NCES works to create products that educate individuals on how to prevent diabetes and how to manage and reverse the effects of diabetes in those who have already been diagnosed. NCES has long been a recognized leader in nutrition education, diabetes education and portion control and continues to be with the launch of the new Right-Sized Diabetes Plate in the Fall 2013 catalog that is launched this week. The Right-Sized Diabetes Plate , along with other NCES products and the new Fall 2013 NCES catalog , can be found online at ncescatalog.com .
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Diabetes Risk in African-Americans Lowers On Access To Good Nutrition

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is associated with poorer health outcomes for recent immigrants. Pediatric obesity in the U.S. has more than tripled in the last 30 years, particularly among Latinos and African-Americans, said Hasson, who also heads U-M’s Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory. This disparity is partially due to greater exposure to psychological stress, which leads to cortisol production and potential stress eating.
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