Why does our Heart beat Faster when in Danger? | #aumsum

It’s AumSum Time. Why does our heart beat faster when in danger? Because it’s getting ready to run away. No. In stressful or displeasing situations. When a part of the brain called amygdala. Receives unpleasant information from our senses. It generates a response of fear or danger and sends it to hypothalamus. Now, hypothalamus has…

Diabetes (3/5): Oral Meds (Dirty Mnemonic) Pharmacology Insulin Resistance – Sulfonylurea, Biguanide

Diabetes Drug Families (non-insulin): Suck My Big Anally-Inhibited Glitoris SUlfonylUreas – tell the pancreas: U need to release more insulin (sulfonAmides are Antbiotics) Mimetics – mimic natural hormones (like incretin/amylin) that have similar functions to insulin. Biguanide – decreases the liver from making more glucose. (The liver is a BIG organ) ANALogs (of glucagon-like peptide…

How do Hormones work? | #aumsum

It’s AumSum Time. How do Hormones work? They are laaaazzy like me. Not at all. In our body, there is an endocrine system which consists of several glands. These glands secrete various hormones and release them usually into the bloodstream. Now, our cells have specialized receptors on them. A hormone will attach only if there…

Diabetes Self-Management Education

(upbeat music) – Hi, I’m Joan Lunden. Managing diabetes can be complicated, even confusing especially when you’re first diagnosed. Working with a Certified Diabetes Educator is really the best way to get the support that you need. Joining us is Christina McGeough, a Certified Diabetes Educator, and Dr. Ann Albright, Director of the CDC’s Division…

Webinar: Advances in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy

Neyal Ammary-Risch: Good afternoon. This is Neyal Ammary-Risch, and I’m the director of the National Eye Health Education Program, and I’d like to welcome you to our webinar, Advances in the Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy: Paradigm Shift in Patient Care and Education. Joining me this afternoon are my esteemed colleagues, Drs. Emily Chew and Judy…

Why Does Skipping Coffee Give Me Headaches?

If you’ve ever missed your morning cup of joe and been slammed with a killer headache? You are not alone. Withdrawal symptoms from caffeine, from headaches to fatigue, have been reported in medical literature for nearly two centuries, although most of the peer-reviewed research is more recent. Fact of the matter is, caffeine is addictive…