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When Is It Safe to Drive With Type 1 Diabetes?

Posted 3 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 – Having type 1 diabetes can raise your chances of crashing while driving, but new research offers a checklist that helps determine whether it is safe for you to get behind the wheel. The wrong amounts of insulin and other blood sugar-lowering medications can trigger dangerously low blood sugar levels, which can cause people to pass out or have seizures, the researchers explained. "People with diabetes need to recognize that they're part of a huge mass of people who have potentially impaired driving, like people with heart disease or narcolepsy. They shouldn't think of themselves as isolated. It's just an issue to deal with," said the author of a new study on diabetes and driving, Daniel Cox. He's a professor in psychiatry, internal medicine and ophthalmology at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville. "By no means are we saying that people ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Baxter IV Solutions: Recall - Potential Presence of Particulate Matter

Posted 5 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

Includes: 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 250 mL VIAFLEX Plastic Container 70% Dextrose Injection (2000 mL) USP ISSUE: Baxter International Inc. announced a voluntarily recall of two lots of intravenous (IV) solutions to the hospital/end user level due to the potential presence of particulate matter. The particulate matter in each case was determined to be an insect and was identified as a result of a customer complaint. The lots being recalled were distributed to customers and distributors in the United States between June 6, 2015 and December 16, 2015. See the Press Release for affected lot numbers. Injecting a product containing particulate matter, in the absence of in-line filtration, may result in blockage of blood vessels, which can result in stroke, heart attack or damage to other organs such as the kidney or liver. There is also the possibility of allergic reactions, ... Read more

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Sweetened Drinks May Damage Heart, Review Finds

Posted 28 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 – Soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages can seriously damage heart health, a new review finds. The added sugar in sodas, fruit drinks, sweet teas and energy drinks affects the body in ways that increase risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke, said review author Vasanti Malik, a nutrition research scientist at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. Consuming one or two servings a day of sugar-sweetened beverages has been linked to a 35 percent greater risk of heart attack or fatal heart disease, a 16 percent increased risk of stroke and as much as a 26 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the report concluded. "Reducing the consumption of these drinks, it's not going to solve the heart disease epidemic, but it's one step that can have a measurable impact," Malik said. "It's not the only thing that needs to be ... Read more

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