Sunday, January 6, 2013

4 Foods Besides Brown Rice That Help Prevent or Manage Type 2 Diabetes

This article written by January W. Payne, published in, shares some foods that help prevent or manage Type 2 diabetes.

Brown rice

Healthy eating plays a major role in diabetes prevention and management, as demonstrated by a new study published online by the Archives of Internal Medicine, suggesting that choosing brown rice over white rice may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. But selecting the right type of rice isn't the only food choice you can make to help avoid the disease. To ward off diabetes—or keep it in check if you've already been diagnosed—consider adding the foods on the following slides to your diet.


Nuts help dampen hunger and provide healthy fats, magnesium, and fiber. Peanuts and other varieties are thought to help reduce the risk of heart disease and help improve cholesterol levels. Some research suggests that eating nuts may reduce the risk of diabetes. Because of this, people with diabetes should consume nuts to help reduce their cardiovascular risk, according to a study published in 2008 in theJournal of Nutrition. A common myth is that nuts should be avoided by those who want to lose weight because they're thought to be fattening. Not so, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, which suggests consuming nuts, which are high in calories, in small portion sizes—say, a half-ounce of mixed nuts, totaling about 84 calories.

Green leafy vegetables

A 2008 Diabetes Carestudy found that women who ate more green, leafy vegetables in addition to fruit had a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Eating lots of veggies such as spinach, kale, and collards, which are low in calories and carbohydrates, may also help accomplish a key goal of weight loss: Consuming less calories than one expends, says dietitian Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, president-elect for healthcare and education at the American Diabetes Association. 


Choose fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, Mayer-Davis recommends. But shy away from fish that is deep fried or breaded, the ADA suggests. A study published this month in Diabetes Educator found that people with diabetes who consume more fish may have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as improved cholesterol levels and a lower risk of cardiac death.

 Fat-free milk and dairy products

A 2005 Archives of Internal Medicine study found that men who consumed more dairy products, particularly those low in fat, had a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Other research suggests that dairy products may help ward off insulin resistance, which leads to type 2 diabetes. When shopping, select dairy products that are fortified with vitamin D and calcium, Mayer-Davis suggests, since research shows that low levels of vitamin D may be tied to poor health outcomes.

Exercise is key, too

Losing 7 to 10 percent of your body weight if you're overweight is the ideal goal to help ward off type 2 diabetes, Mayer-Davis says. Because of this, both a healthy diet and regular physical activity are important for preventing and managing the disease. Regular exercise also "improves the way in which insulin works in the body to control glucose levels," another key benefit, she says.

The commitment to a healthy lifestyle should be lifelong and it should also influence your family members, says Mayer-Davis. "When you're thinking about a healthful diet for yourself, if you're a parent, this is something you're modeling for your children as well. Whole families should adopt healthful habits."


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Jason Nikouyeh: Preventing decubitus ulcers the Duramedix way

Duramedix Healthcare and its Chief Operating Officer, Jason Nikouyeh, recognize the primacy of decubitus ulcer prevention in the management of clients who are rendered immobile by their primary medical condition.

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Decubitus ulcers, also known as pressure ulcers, are secondary lesions caused by unrelieved pressure on soft tissues overlying bony prominences. This pressure obstructs the blood flow to the superficial tissues, causing ischemia, leading to tissue damage and ultimately, necrosis (or tissue death). The outset of the ulceration is almost imperceptible, initially starting as a red, painful area. However, if the pressure remains unrelieved, the necrosis can reach as far as the subcutaneous tissues, the muscles, and the bones, causing an irreparable crater that is highly susceptible to infection.

Though decubitus ulcers may be prevented by faithfully following a turning schedule, Duramedix Healthcare COO Jason Nikouyeh offers an effective recourse that is less tedious than manual patient turning.

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Duramedix currently offers a line of specialty mattresses specifically designed to relieve pressure from pressure points to patients who are prone to the development of decubitus ulcers.

These mattresses are made from materials such as gel bladders, air cells, and nylon covers that help ease the pressure from bony prominences, mitigating the risk for ulcer formation. These mattresses also work in a way that weight capacity is improved and that pressure redistribution is optimized. Covers are also designed to reduce friction and shear—the two forces that greatly contribute to the formation of decubitus ulcers.

Duramedix Healthcare offers a wide range of high-end but affordable medical supplies. To access more information on the company and its COO, Jason Nikouyeh, visit

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Jason Nikouyeh: Gearing up for diabetic neuropathy

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Although diabetic neuropathy poses no direct threat to life, it can still result to destructive complications. This latest blog for Jason Nikouyeh discusses one of the prophylactic devices being used by diabetic patients: diabetic shoes.

Diabetic neuropathy is a disease that results from the destruction of the nerves in the peripheral nervous system. In diabetes, a person’s blood becomes more viscous due to the increased systemic sugar level, resulting to a microvascular injury that cuts off blood supply to the nerves, thereby damaging them, resulting to neuropathy. Because peripheral innervation is made useless, the patient cannot feel any sensation, even those that are supposed to elicit the most stinging pain in a healthy person.

This sensory deprivation can cause ulcers within hours of continuous pressure. If left untreated, the wound may ulcerate further and become gangrenous, necessitating amputation of the entire foot.

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Jason Nikouyeh, COO of Duramedix Healthcare, ensures that patients only receive prime results from the best medical supplies available in the market.

Diabetic shoes, also known as extra depth shoes, are specially designed to reduce the risk of skin breakdown in diabetics. They are also designed to support the plantar surface of the feet, cushioning these pressure points from friction.

The insoles of diabetic shoes are made of aliplast or plastazote. These materials have been tested to be less abrasive to the skin than conventional materials. The protection and cushioning that diabetic shoes provide reduces friction and evenly distributes the weight throughout.

Diabetic neuropathy, though treatable to some extent, has been found to be incurable in spite of all the medical and technological advancement. This dearth prompts practitioners and industry professionals, like Jason Nikouyeh, to aggressively reinforce the medical maxim, “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure,” to ensure that diabetic patients attain the highest quality of living possible.

Duramedix Healthcare offers a wide range of high-quality, Medicare-approved diabetic shoes that fit your budget. For more information regarding Jason Nikouyeh and the products of Duramedix Healthcare, visit

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Jason Nikouyeh: Duramedix Healthcare and the importance of patient education

As the Chief Operating Officer of Duramedix Healthcare, Jason Nikouyeh supervises the company’s day-to-day processes to ensure that the medical supplies imported and supplied come directly from reputable manufacturers that specialize in the execution and design of innovative products manufactured using the latest technology available. By doing this, customers are assured of only the best medical supplies available in the market.

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The medical equipment supplier, however, must go beyond the role of a dealer. The supplier must acknowledge the fact that patients’ first encounter with medical equipment can be an incredibly nerve-wracking experience, which may lead to inefficiency that could ultimately result to the failure of the entire treatment regimen.

Jason Nikouyeh recognizes this crucial aspect of medical management. That is why in Duramedix Healthcare, patient education is an integral part of the process.

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Duramedix Healthcare focuses its attention on patient education and product training, making sure that the customers’ every need, apprehension, or question is addressed. The company’s staff takes time to review each product with the client, following them up and reinforcing them as necessary to make sure that expected outcomes are met.

Doing this encourages patient compliance, which is greatly contributory to the overall success of medical management. Pamphlets and instructional materials can never take the place of personal attention being provided by the right people.

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More than mere sales, genuine heart in healthcare provision is critical to the art and science of saving, preserving, and improving lives.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Jason Nikouyeh: Quality service is free at Duramedix Healthcare

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Duramedix Healthcare Chief Operating Officer Jason Nikouyeh makes sure that the company values its clients the way it values itself. Founded in 2006, Duramedix Healthcare rose from a budding company to one of the biggest and most successful medical supplies provider in the country. While good marketing and business approaches pushed the company to the top of the industry, Nikouyeh’s emphasis on customer service and giving value to clients probably explains more the reason for the company’s success.

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In fact, Duramedix Healthcare takes pride on the fact that it “has been satisfying customers” in its provision of “medical equipment, supplies, and healthcare products to patients nationwide.” Under Jason Nikouyeh’s guidance, the company continues on providing quality products and ensuring “positive outcomes” for the patients.

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Aside from its complete line of quality home medical equipment, supplies, and healthcare products offered at different cost-effective prices, the company also tries to put premium on the quality of service that it provides. As much as possible, the company wants to give the best, whether it’s a product or a service.

An anonymous client’s testimonial posted in the company website probably attests to this fact:

“I had no idea that my insurance would pay for my diabetic testing supplies. Best of all, I no longer worry about running out; Duramedix reminds me when it's time to re-order. Thanks so much for everything Duramedix!”

That probably says it all. For Nikouyeh, Duramedix Healthcare is not only doing business; it’s fulfilling a mission.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Jason Nikouyeh and the success of Duramedix Healthcare

While the success of Duramedix Healthcare, a North Carolina-based medical supplies provider, may be attributed to its creative marketing strategies, one cannot doubt that Jason Nikouyeh’s good leadership played a vital role.

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Since its inception in 2006, Duramedix Healthcare Chief Operating Officer Nikouyeh has been leading the company into the highest rung of the competitive healthcare market. Guided by the collective strength of the people who make up the whole organization, Nikouyeh has effectively summoned unto himself the entrepreneurial spirit of his family and made his own mark in the healthcare business. Drawing from a decade of professional experience in the healthcare industry, the young COO has, over time, easily positioned the company as one of the reputed providers of quality medical products in the United States.

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With the sheer interest on the healthcare enterprise, Jason Nikouyeh properly delivered whatever his executive role demands and smoothly guided the company to different successful ventures. It is also worth noting that he took all possible efforts to capture various segments in the market and built a niche for the company’s services and products. With all his positive business approaches, it is not surprising that Duramedix Healthcare today prides itself as the top medical equipment and supplies provider in the United States. Currently, Duramedix Healthcare boasts of a complete line of quality home medical equipment offered at different cost-effective prices.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Jason Nikouyeh and Duramedix Healthcare: Erecting old poles sans manual operation

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This latest blog post for Jason Nikouyeh deals with a frustrating middle-age male-exclusive condition called erectile dysfunction and how Duramedix Healthcare could provide those suffering from the condition with a means to a solution.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual dysfunction in males that is characterized by the inability to obtain and maintain an adequate erection for satisfactory sexual performance. Problems with erections may stem from medications use, chronic illnesses, excessive alcohol intake, or poor blood flow to the penis. One myth surrounding the occurrence of the condition, however, is that ED is an inevitable part of aging. The maintenance of sexual health is a life-long process, and turning 65 doesn’t cripple a man’s ability to engage in satisfying sexual relations.

Jason Nikouyeh, Duramedix CEO, believes that every American must have access to top-brass medical supplies that offer consistent and cost-efficient performance.

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“Vacuum therapy” devices, also known as penis pumps, are used in conjunction with a vacuum constriction device and are the preferred treatment modalities when pharmacologic treatment (e.g., Viagra) doesn’t work. In the past, vacuum therapy devices were manually operated, requiring men to pump the bulb at the end of the device first before achieving an erection. There was a danger of “over-pumping” that could result to the bursting of blood vessels, and in worst cases, cause the penis to rupture.

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On a more progressive note, recent years have seen the development of technology that could address the aforementioned problem. Battery-powered vacuum therapy devices can now provide men with sizable erections at the flick of the switch. Electric vacuum increases the pressure and delivers pleasure with safe, gentle suction and stimulation minus the effort and risks of using manual pumps.

Duramedix Healthcare offers a Battery-operated Vacuum Therapy System that includes five difference ring sizes and an easy-to-use ring loading applicator. Its patented ‘ring ejection system’ facilitates hassle-free removal to ensure maximum comfort and satisfaction.

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