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Here is a great blog post from Trina Health Los Angeles. It begins by describing what diabetes is and its symptoms.
Diabetes – What Is This Disease And What Are Its Symptoms?

Diabetes is a common disease.  Type 1 Diabetes typically starts in childhood.  Type 2 Diabetes can begin at any age.  They are different but essentially both are tied to the body’s inability to process blood sugar properly.

Recent research shows that approximately 29 million cases of diabetes are in existence.  And over 8 million (about ¼ of these cases) are yet to be diagnosed.  It is estimated that 1 in 4 individuals over the age of 64-66 suffer from this disease.  However, old age is not the only factor. About 10% of people between the ages of 20 to 65 have diabetes which shows the prevalence of the disease regardless of age.  Trends show that approximately 1 ¾ million new instances of diabetes will be diagnosed every year in the USA.  The US Center for Disease Control estimates about 1 in 3 newborns born after 2000 may ultimately have diabetes- shocking!
Diabetes – What is it?
Diabetes is a disorder with the sugar metabolic process in the body.  Sugar in the body is not properly utilized or saved.  Glucose, the main sugar of the body, rises, causing numerous health problems.

There are two primary types of diabetes that each result in increased glucose levels.  These are Type I and Type II (Type 2).
Type I Diabetes
Type I diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which the islet cells within the pancreas, usually responsible for generating insulin that reduces blood glucose, cannot do their work.  Islet cells are tiny clusters of cells spread throughout the pancreas.  Of these islet cells, the “beta cells” produce the hormone insulin that helps cells throughout the body absorb glucose from the blood stream.  These beta islet cells essentially are not working so big increases in blood sugar happens.  This type of diabetes usually starts in early childhood or in young adults and lasts throughout life. This diabetic disorder occurs due to a lack of insulin production in the pancreas.  Type I diabetes requires insulin for disease management.  Individuals with this type of diabetes (Type I) will have to take insulin for their whole lives and no remedy for this diabetes type that results in a cure is available at this time.
Type II Diabetes (Type 2)
Type II Diabets happens at any age but its occurrence increases as one ages.  In contrast to Type I diabetes, there is adequate insulin to serve the body, especially at the beginning of the disease. However, the insulin is not able to put the blood’s sugar into the body’s cells to supply the metabolism needed.  Thus, the glucose measurement in the bloodstream rises.  This particular disorder starts with a situation called “insulin resistance” since the cells tend to be resistant to insulin attempting to put glucose into the cellular material.  Early on, glucose levels are usually normal and the person is called “pre-diabetic”.  When the disease advances, the blood sugar increases.  Without some type of management, the person’s blood sugar levels can reach levels experience by a Type I diabetic.

As opposed to Type I diabetes, Type II diabetes is mainly related to poor life habits including what you eat and how you “work out”.  Obesity, stomach fat, and insufficient exercise are generally the three biggest danger factors for you risk of getting this disease.
The two kinds of diabetes usually are treated quite differently.  For Type I diabetes, the only real treatment option is to replace insulin which is missing inside a person’s body.  Insulin is available in types that are short, moderate, or long acting.  Diabetes sufferer’s take different amounts of these types of insulin to maintain their own blood sugar within normal ranges, usually under 180 mg/dL throughout the day.

In contrast, Type II diabetes is not an issue of a person getting a lack of insulin.  Instead, medicine has been designed to help insulin put glucose sugar into the cell tissues.  There are various medicines being used for therapy.  However, medical treatment alone is not really enough to handle Type II diabetes.  Usually it takes a program of suitable diet and exercise.  Otherwise, blood glucose amounts can easily turn out to be uncontrolled.  And other advances are occurring in diabetes treatment that work toward re-training beta cells to do the work they were originally designed to do.
Diabetes Symptoms
Many people who have diabetes, particularly Type II diabetes, do not have symptoms unless, of course, they have noticeably elevated blood sugars.  Most likely, diabetes is usually detected by test results that show elevated blood sugar as a result of a routine doctor’s exam or perhaps a Hemoglobin A1C blood test.

Diabetes, as it progresses, has symptoms and it is really worth paying attention to this particular list of signs and symptoms as a number of them can start quite mildly.

  • Feeling parched or thirty often
  • Urinating more than usual
  • Having increased hunger
  • Weight reduction even when you are eating enough.  This is usually seen in Type I diabetes and is an indicator that the body’s cells themselves are deprived from not enough glucose that is instead being carried by the blood stream.
  • Being very tired
  • Having blurry eyesight
  • Having discomfort, tingling, or even numbness in feet or perhaps the hands.  This is often observed in Type II diabetic individuals that are not being treated since the elevated blood sugar has started to harm the neural endings in their feet and hands.

See a doctor

If you have any of the above signs/symptoms or if you have other family members diagnosed with diabetes, you should ask your physician about getting tests related to diabetes.  It is better if you can identify the disease as early as possible so you can make the life habit changes that will help you avoid the symptoms and lead a healthier, productive life.

You can see the original article at Trina Health‘s blog.

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Woodland Hills, CA (October 21th, 2015) – Glyphix Advertising of Woodland Hills, CA is pleased to have been selected by RingPlanet Communications, an emerging business phone products, internet and mobility service provider. As a triple-play communications company, Ringplanet solution experts will provide all the best services to growing small and medium-size businesses throughout the United States. Glyphix Advertising will responsible for branding and advertising.

Larry Cohen, President of Glyphix explained, “We’ve been working with the innovators at RingPlanet for about 6 months on a variety of projects. This new effort is very exciting because we’ve been able to create an entirely new branded service that delivers the exact communication services that growing businesses need. In fact we were so impressed by the solutions RingPlanet brings to the table, that we are in the process of switching from our existing phone company service to RingPlanet.”

Glyphix created the name and identity for the company and has just launched the new RingPlanet website.

According to RingPlanet Executive Vice President, Keith Nussbaum, “Glyphix has helped us think through our new business model from the customer’s perspective. Together we’ve created a strategic plan that meets the needs of our clients. With so many phone, service and system op-tions out there, it can be very confusing. Our consultative model is just what growing businesses need to make those decisions easier and more productive.”

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About Glyphix
Glyphix Advertising has been providing effective and affordable brand strategy, development and design and advertising services to hundreds of clients throughout Southern California for the past 21 years.

About RingPlanet
RingPlanet is an experienced communications company designed by industry veterans to deliver outstanding, customized telecommunications service to small and medium-size business customers. RingPlanet helps companies move to VoIP solutions, take advantage of cloud hosting and essentially help them manage their growing phone, internet and mobility needs.

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2015 – Telplex Communications has joined the AT&T* Partner Exchange® reseller program and is now authorized to resell solutions from one of the leading worldwide providers of advanced communications services. This new relationship enables Telplex Communcations to provide its business customers with more innovative and flexible choices that can help meet their end-to-end needs.

According to Telplex Communications Executive Vice President Keith Nussbaum, “Combining AT&T Partner Exchange’s advanced services with our unique personal touch allows us to deliver a multitude of broadband solutions ideal for small to medium-sized businesses. We are not just a service provider. We are solutions experts in this niche market, advising customers on the best broadband solution to fit their communication needs, especially as they move or expand. Sometimes we know our customers’ networks better than they do, and they love that about us. Our products offer risk-free promotions, guaranteeing satisfaction. We can offer access to AT&T’s high-speed network and mobility services, so our customers can enjoy the latest and greatest devices on a wireless network that has the nation’s strongest 4G LTE signal and most reliable 4G LTE. Most important to the business customer is they only have one bill from Telplex and a dedicated account manager they can always turn to for a solution.”

Randall Porter, vice president of business development at AT&T Partner Solutions explains, “We look forward to working with Telplex Communications. They will now be able to bundle their expertise with our innovative services, growing their business and delivering tailor-made solutions that best fit their customers’ distinct needs – all while retaining full control of the end-to-end relationship.”

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About Telplex Communications
Telplex Communications is committed to outstanding, customized telecommunications service for small and medium-size business customers in 18 states, and growing throughout the U.S. with more to come. Run by veterans with decades of phone company experience, Telplex Communications helps companies manage all their local and long-distance phone and internet needs so they can get back to the important work of running and growing their business.

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Another giant gets spanked.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of America’s largest drug makers, has agreed to a  $3 Billion drug fraud settlement for questionable sales and marketing practices, including their diabetes drug Avandia.

The $3 Billion settlement represents the largest ever drug-company settlement, surpassing the more than $2 Billion paid by drug maker Pfizer for illegally promoting off-label uses of four of its drugs.

The settlement, considered extraordinarily large by most people’s standards, represents only a slap on the wrist to the drug giant, which has a market value of more than $110 billion, according to the New York Times.

GSK’s massive financial clout allows them to engage in criminal behavior that they can later buy their way out of – kind of like the way you might pay for a speeding ticket.

Read more at Mini Pharmacy’s Diabetes Supplies blog.

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Advances In Diabetes

April 7, 2011 by Watchdog
Advances In Diabetes

Major Advances In Diabetic Supplies Help Patients Manage Their Diabetes
Diabetes research has led to such major advances as faster acting and longer acting insulin, oral diabetic agents, blood glucose meters and insulin pumps to help patients manage their diabetes.
Mini Pharmacy Leads The Way In Diabetes Care
Mini Pharmacy has been leading the way in diabetes care and providing supplies for the past 30 years. As a family owned and operated company, Mini Pharmacy is one of the largest mail order diabetes companies in California. A few of Mini Pharmacy’s employees have been with the company from the very beginning. R. Cervantes just recently celebrated his 23rd anniversary as a driver for Mini Pharmacy as well as general manager M. Jimenez’s 20th anniversary. F. Salazar has been with Mini Pharmacy since its inception in 1980 and recently celebrated his 27th anniversary. Mini Pharmacy appreciates and commends their loyalty and dedication to the company and looks forward to many more years with them as a part of the Mini Pharmacy family.

Mini Pharmacy offers competitive rates on diabetes supplies, free next day delivery and a friendly staff and a family that will always go above and beyond when the need arises. Know when you have Mini Pharmacy as your diabetes supply company you have a family. Check our diabetic supplies website:; give us a call or enroll today for free.

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