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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Diabetics, You Need to Hear This...

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Diabetics must keep to their prescribed diets, exercise and take their medicine correctly. That's not news. But THIS IS NEWS:

Hearing loss is about twice as common in adults with diabetes compared to those who do not have the disease, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

"Hearing loss may be an under-recognized complication of diabetes. As diabetes becomes more common, the disease may become a more significant contributor to hearing loss," said senior author Catherine Cowie, Ph.D., of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), who suggested that people with diabetes should consider having their hearing tested. "Our study found a strong and consistent link between hearing impairment and diabetes using a number of different outcomes."

Click on THIS LINK to learn more about Diabetes, hearing loss, and why diabetics cannot afford to mess around with medical care. Please. Make an appointment for your hearing test!

Read my book to learn about some strategies for coping with hearing loss (including how to get free or price-reduced hearing devices), how to stay upbeat with a double diagnosis (or any diagnosis) and focused on the future.


To your good health,

Yocheved Golani
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