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Health Editor’s Note: A healthy endocrine system is essential for your health and well-being.  This vital body system is the collection of glands that work together to keep the body functioning and on an even keel. 

Glands of this system are (starting in the head) the pineal and pituitary glands, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, located on the back of thyroid, pancreas, ovaries, and testes. All of these glands are ductless and secrete essential hormones that either flow directly into the blood stream or into the surrounding tissues.  Any medical issue concerning these glands are caused by too little or too much secretion of its specific hormone  The hypothalamus in the brain is the control center for the endocrine system. 

Below you will read about how technologies are involved with this body system.  Personally, I have deep concerns about insulin not meeting acceptable standards.  How can this be happening? Millions of people and pets rely on insulin to live……Carol 

 EndoBreak: Insulin Quality in Question; Apple Watch Knows Diabetes

News and commentary from the endocrinology world

by Kristen Monaco, Staff Writer, MedPage Today

Research looking at the integrity of insulin found that none of the 18 vials of insulin they tested met the minimum standard of what should be included. “We want to make sure the study, when completed, will be well accepted,” William Cefalu, the American Diabetes Association’s chief scientific officer, told the Associated Press.

With 85% accuracy, the Apple Watch was able to detect diabetes with its heart rate sensor. (TechCrunch)

Risk of developing a cataract was double for people with diabetes, according to a new study. This risk only rose with age, with those age 50-54 at a 5.7-fold higher risk. (ScienceDaily)

The intragastric balloon was officially added to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’s list of approved procedures and devices earlier this week. “Intragastric balloon procedures may fill a treatment gap between medication and weight loss surgery and should be considered a standard intervention in the continuum of care for patients with obesity,” said ASBMS President Samer Mattar, MD, in a statement, highlighting the need for insurance coverage for the procedure.

Weight Watchers announced plans to provide a complimentary 6-week diet program to all teens between the ages 13 to 17 — a move applauded by the American Academy of Pediatrics’s chair of obesity. (New York Post)

Novo Nordisk announced their recently approved diabetes treatments Ozempic (semaglutide) and Fiasp (insulin aspart injection) officially hit the shelves in U.S. pharmacies this week.

In an effort to curb rising obesity rates among kids, Chile has done away with kid-focused marketing tactics, including Tony the Tiger and Cheetos’ Chester Cheetah. (The New York Times)

Hops-derived compounds were found to improve glucose tolerance and insulin in mice with metabolic syndrome and obesity. (Medical Xpress)

In similar news, yoga was also found to be beneficial in people with metabolic syndrome and hypertension. (Pharmaceuticals News)

In order to reduce exposure to indoor endocrine-disrupting chemicals, researchers highlighted the importance of regularly opening windows to lower emissions from furniture and other household items. (Science)

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Carol Duff, MSN, BA, RN

Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master's of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen - two daughters-in-law; Suzy and Katie - two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia - and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, two rescue pups, and two guinea pigs.

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  1. I do not understand this article. You are saying that most insulin tested today does not meet required standards. In what way? How does this affect the diabetic?

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