By 2030, at least 550 million people will have diabetes- approximately 10% of the world's adult population.

- International Diabetes Federation, 2011

Diabetes kills more people annually than breast cancer and AIDS combined.

- American Diabetes Association, 2009

60-70% of those with diabetes will develop peripheral neuropathy, or lose sensation in their feet.

- Dyck et al. Diabetic Neuropathy 1999

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    And Now for Something Completely Different: Bowel prep advice for your screening colonoscopy

    December 12, 2014

    We deal with the lower part of the body most of the time but since our patient population ( me included)  are at the age where screening for  potentially  fatal diseases is important, I thought that since I am getting ready to have my first screening colonoscopy, I might share some words of wisdom from our friends at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto about the best ways to  survive the bowel cleansing ritual.  Enjoy! P     Other options for the dreaded colonoscopy…

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    I’ll have the Quad Big Mac and Super Size the Fries: McMaster researchers discover serotonin blockade may allow us to burn the fat like our youthful selves used to.

    December 9, 2014

    Mac researchers make breakthrough in obesity research MAC Photo courtesy McMaster University The report's authors: Waliul Khan, associate professor of pathology and molecular medicine and Gregory Steinberg, professor of medicine, with lead author and post-doctoral fellow Justin Cran. Hamilton Spectator By  Dave Churchill A new discovery from researchers at McMaster University could be a major breakthrough in battling obesity and diabetes. The team is hoping its discovery can lead to a pill or patch that would turn up the body's "metabolic…

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