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Fun Glucose Checks for Kids

July 30, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

For people with diabetes, checking blood sugar everyday is important. It is part of the routine they must do to keep their diabetes under control. And because it is routinely done, checking their blood sugar becomes automatic. Sometimes, diabetics get so used to the idea that they are not bothered by the regular needle pricks at all. But for some, they get tired of the daily process and lose interest in doing it altogether. And before they know it, the worst happens, and complications set in.

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How to Cope with Diabetes

July 29, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Having diabetes means serious lifestyle changes. It entails saying goodbye to eating too much sweets and drinking with the gang every weekend, and saying hello to meeting your doctor regularly, checking your blood sugar level, and perhaps, regular insulin injections. For some, these changes and adjustments may come easy, but it may be grueling and excruciatingly difficult for others. » Continue Reading

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Anxiety and Diabetes

July 28, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts| Stress Busters 0

Anxiety disorders make up one of the most common groups of psychiatric conditions in the world. It has been reported in the National Comorbidity Study that one out of four persons will meet the diagnostic criteria for at least one anxiety disorder. Women have a 30.5 percent lifetime prevalence as compared to men who have a 19.2 percent lifetime prevalence. » Continue Reading

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Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

July 27, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

The snore is often associated with good sleep after a hard day’s work. However, it may actually indicate partial obstruction of the upper airway. » Continue Reading

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Bitter Pills, Better Pills?

July 26, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

The world of people with psychosis has been described as frightening, lonely and tormented. The technical definition of psychosis does not even begin to capture the despair of those who suffer from it. Psychosis refers to a group of disorders that affect the way a person thinks, feels and understands, such that the affected individual may appear to have some loss of contact with reality. There are hallucinations end delusions — seeing or hearing things that others cannot or do not perceive. Because of such manifestations, there is frequent disruption of relationships, jobs and day-to-day functions. They are unable to keep jobs or enjoy the company of others, even friends and family. Sadly, it affects people who are at the prime of their lives, affecting mostly young adults. » Continue Reading

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Lively Fitness Routine

July 25, 2010 Category :Fitness 0

Both old-timers and greenhorns in fitness programs experience fitness routine boredom. It is quite natural because humans, by nature, love variety. That is why the “Just do it” cliché won’t work sometimes when you feel that your fitness routine is getting monotonous. Slimmers World offers tips on how to liven up workout routines so that you can chase away your boredom blues and still get a great body. » Continue Reading

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Stress: Where Less is More

July 24, 2010 Category :Stress Busters 0

Diabetes patients grapple with the demands of self-management (home blood sugar testing, diet and exercise requirements, medicine intake, and so forth) over and above their other concerns (work, finances, family and other relations). Living with diabetes day in and day out can really shoot one’s stress levels through the roof. If one is unable to cope, then a “nervous breakdown” may ensue. » Continue Reading

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Lack of Sleep Worsen Diabetes?

July 23, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Many research studies have demonstrated that not getting enough sleep affects the body’s ability to manage blood sugar levels and appetite, increasing the risk of obesity and diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Alcoholic Beverage Safe for Diabetic?

July 22, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

It all depends on your answers to these three basic questions as posted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA): » Continue Reading

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Alcohol Induces Hypoglycemia Study

July 21, 2010 Category :Diabetes Research 0

It is a known fact that alcohol ingestion may cause hypoglycemia among diabetic patients, but as to how alcohol causes severe low blood sugar levels remain elusive.

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