Category Archives: Diabetes

A move toward aggregating health data from various devices and apps

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http://gigaom.com/2013/03/15/tictrac-emerges-to-help-make-health-tracking-more-mainstream/

It seems that every day a new app or device promising the ultimate in health or fitness monitoring enters the market.  A startup has created a personal analytics dashboard which gives people a big picture view of their own aggregated data and underlying patterns, helping them make sense of the numbers.

The Relationship of Sugar to Population-Level Diabetes Prevalence

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http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0057873

Increased sugar consumption leads to increased diabetes prevalence. One solution is to reduce sugar consumption, but this is difficult to implement in a western diet. It is best to combine the consumption of  high fiber foods such as oatmeal, oat bran, beans and legumes with the consumption of high sugar foods.