The Doctors: Cedric The Entertainer
The Doctors introduced Cedric the Entertainer and Dr Freda Lewis-Hall, who wanted to talk about diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Cedric’s father has the condition as well as type 2 diabetes. Dr Lewis-Hall reported that 29 million people in the United States are effected by diabetes and 8 million are undiagnosed. 86 million people have glucose intolerance, which is a higher than normal level of blood sugar, which can lead to a higher risk of development of diabetes. Studies show that half of thsoe with diabetes with develop diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
The Doctors: Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy which affects the feet and hands. Cedric explained that his dad loves to work out in the yard but stopped wanting to do those things because of the pain he was in. Dr Lewis-Hall explained that people avoid talking to their doctors, often times, because they have a hard time describing the pain they’re in. A recent survey found that 81% of people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy said they couldn’t figure out how to describe the pain because it was different than anything they had experienced before.
Some will describe a shooting, stabbing, tingling, burning, radiating, throbbing, or even pins and needles type pain. Some will also experience sensitivity or numbness to touch as well as worsening of symptoms at night. Elevated blood sugar, especially over a long period of time, interferes with the nerve’s abilities to transmit signals to the brain. The walls of blood vessels can occur as well. Contributing factors includ high cholesterol, inflammation, as well as alcohol and smoking.
It’s important to take good care of your feet by wearing comfortable shoes and checking for blisters or cuts. Cedric said you don’t have to suffer in silence and encouraged everyone to visit StepOnUp.com.
The Doctors: Use Candles To Curb Your Appetite
There’s an easy trick to curb your appetite that may surprise you! Pumpkin spice candles! Studies have shown that smelling food can trick your brain into thinking you’ve eaten and one study found that those who inhaled a peppermint scent every two hours, ate 2,700 less calories per week than they normally did. We all want to look more sleek over the holidays! Sleek was the word of the day and you can use the word sleek on The Doctors’ website to enter for a chance to win a pair of Parker Smith Jeans.
The Doctors: E. Coli From Costco Chicken Salad
For The Doctors News in 2:00, they reported that 7 states have now reported illnesses linked to E. Coli, which is why the FDA and CDC have launched a full-sized investigation. Many of the illnesses link back to a celery-onion mixture used in a Costco chicken salad. Costco has removed the product from all of its stores and stopped production of the product. E. Coli symptoms include stomach cramps, diarrhea, bloody stools, and vomiting. Most recover within a week but young children and the elderly are at risk of developing severe illness. The CDC is warning anyone who purchased chicken salad from a Costco store in the U.S. on or before November 20 should not eat it and should throw it away.
The Doctors: Aspirin For Alzheimer’s
Now, a new study published in Plus One say that aspirin could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists believe that the primary breakdown ingredient in aspirin may have therapeutic value in the treatment or prevention of neuro-degenerative diseases.
The Doctors: Orlando Bloom Audrey Hepbun Humanitarian Award
Orlando Bloom was honored with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award at UNICEF’s annual Snowflake Ball. Bloom, in the past year, has worked with the organization to combat the deadly Ebola virus and visited Syrian refugee children as well as raise dmoney for children effected by the Nepal earthquake.
The Doctors: Untangle Jewelry
Before the end of the show, The Doctors shared a tip to avoid your necklaces getting tangled. Take a plastic bag and add some baby powder with the necklace before shaking it around. Once it’s untangled, loop your necklace through a plastic straw and store it that way, to keep it from tangling.