Active Health Foods nominates nutritionist to board of directors
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Active Health Foods has nominated nutritionist Shanais Pelka to its board of directors, the company said last week.
Pelka, the company said, was "instrumental" in developing the company’s unique and proprietary formulas for its Active X energy bars. She holds a Masters of Science degree in nutrition, a Master of Arts degree in education, as well as being a certified nutritional consultant and a PhD candidate in nutrition.
Recently, Active Health Foods launched Active X energy bars at retail.
PharmaCline introduces antibiotic aimed at prediabetes, diabetes patients
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — PharmaCline has launched a topical antibiotic for prediabetes and diabetes patients that is designed to treat minor cuts, scrapes and burns.
Diabecline, the company said, is an over-the-counter antibiotic that targets the source of infection through site-specific penetration technology.
"Our Diabecline antibiotic allows users who are at greater risk of developing serious infections to achieve better care," PharmaCline CEO Steve Keough said.
Study: HbA1C test may not properly identify children with diabetes
NEW YORK — A test commonly used to identify patients with diabetes or those at risk of developing the condition may not produce accurate results among children, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan.
The study, published online ahead of print in the journal Diabetes Care, tested 254 overweight children using both fasting and nonfasting methods. Researchers found that the recommended test, hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C), missed more cases of prediabetes or diabetes, compared with other tests.
"We found that [HbA1C] is not as reliable a test for identifying children with diabetes or children at high risk for diabetes compared with other tests in children," said Joyce Lee, lead study author and a pediatric endocrinologist at U-M’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. "In fact, it failed to diagnose 2-out-of-3 children participating in the study who truly did have diabetes."
Lee and colleagues said that an alternative testing method, a nonfasting one-hour glucose challenge test, may help better identify diabetes or prediabetes among youth.