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Diabetes Update 148: Korea

November 1, 2010

By David Mendosa


Columbine

Hawk on a Post

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado, September 26, 2010

  • A Stand-Up Guy and His Desk. 
    I call myself a stand-up guy because one of my own posts here inspired me to stand up a lot more. The amount of time people spend sitting is associated with an increased risk of death from heart disease, which happens to be the biggest complication of diabetes.

  • Test Strips and Meters from South Korea. People from i-SENS Inc., a company headquartered in Seoul, Korea, that designs and manufacturers blood glucose monitoring systems, asked me to visit them this fall. I saw their new factory that makes one billion test strips for its blood glucose meters.

  • Diabetes Support in Korea. In Korea I met Charlie Jean, the CEO of a book publishing company in Seoul, who has suffered from type 1 diabetes for the last 30 years. Charlie started a diabetes support group in Korea four years ago, which now has more than 3,000 members.

  • Meeting the tiniBoy Lancet Inventor in Korea.  Thanks to one dedicated doctor named Stanley Kim we have a much better way to test our blood glucose. I met him last month when I was traveling in Korea.

  • The Korean Paradox. On my trip to Korea I saw with my own eyes how thin almost all Koreans are. Coming from the United States -- even though I live in the thinnest state -- I have been amazed to see almost no obesity in Korea.  However, almost 10% Koreans are diabetics. I tried to explore the reasons.
  • Dr. Bernstein's Webcast

    If you have any interest in controlling your diabetes by low-carb eating, one of the best resources is Dr. Richard K. Bernstein's monthly webcast. It's an hour of excellent diabetes education.

    Dr. Bernstein's next live tele-seminar is Wednesday November 30th, 2010, at 7PM CST, 8PM EST, 6PM MST, 5PM PST. He designed it to answer your most important questions concerning diabetes and to offer his thoughts on the latest developments in this area.

    The seminar is free. You can click here to register: http://www.diabetes911.net/askdrb/index.php. It's also available as a live webcast both on the Internet and by phone.

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