Driving Mishaps links Low Blood Sugar

May 21, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Dr. Daniel J. Cox and his colleagues from the University of Virginia found that bouts of low blood sugar are more likely to lead to unsafe driving among people with diabetes.  In fact, of the 452 adult drivers who were included in their study, 52 percent reported at least one driving mishap when they have low blood sugar.

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Diabetes Risk on Smoking Cessation

May 20, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Although smoking promotes the development of diabetes, especially among heavy smokers, quitting may also raise smokers’ short-term risk of developing diabetes.  This is according to the results of long-term follow-up of the participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in communities study.

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Breastfeeding May Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

May 19, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A study has found that breastfeeding may protect nursing mothers from metabolic syndrome.

Observing 1,399 women aged 18-30 years who were enrolled in the ongoing Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study for 20 years, the researchers found that increased duration of lactation was associated with lower crude incidence rates of metabolic syndrome from 0 to 1 month through 9 months or more of breastfeeding.

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South Asians Have Higher Diabetes Risk

May 18, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A Canadian study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reported that South Asians are more vulnerable to having a higher fat mass and a lower lean body mass, and therefore, are more prone to developing insulin resistance and diabetes.

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Eat Right to Prevent Eye Problems

May 17, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a multi-system disease that has effects on the organs of the body, which include the eyes. Diabetics are very prone to eye diseases and should have their eyes tested regularly. In fact, diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in 24 to 74 year-olds. Diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular edema are some diabetic eye complications which are the greatest causes of blindness. » Continue Reading

Yoga Guidelines for Diabetics

May 16, 2022 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetics who want to practice yoga should first see their doctor before starting a yoga regimen to be able to map out a workable exercise or diet plan that will not compromise their existing diabetes treatment while adhering to the yogic therapy. It would also help to keep in mind the following guidelines to avoid unnecessary injuries or situations like hypoglycemia or low blood sugar while performing the yoga exercises. » Continue Reading

Basic Yoga Postures

May 15, 2022 Category :Fitness 0

The following yoga postures are recommended for those with diabetes:

Yoga postures to do in the morning:
1. Simplified bellows pose (Utks’epa Mudra’)
2. Action pose (Karma’sana)
3. Navel press (Agnisa’ra Mudra’)
4. Kneeling abdominal lift (Upavis’t’a Ud’d’ayana Mudra’)
5. Single head to knee posture (Ja’nushira’sana)
6. Ideational breathing, navel chakra (A’gneyii Pra’n’a’ya’ma)

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Yoga for Diabetics

May 14, 2022 Category :Fitness| Stress Busters 0

What is yoga? What do you know about it? I was recently asked these questions and it took me a while, actually quite a long while before I managed to answer based on my simple understanding of what yoga is. » Continue Reading

How can Diabetes Hurt Your Eyes

May 13, 2022 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Too much glucose (sugar) in the blood for a long time can cause diabetes problems. This high blood sugar can damage many parts of the body, such as the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and the eyes. We will feature some tips on how to maintain your eye health. First, let us understand how diabetes can hurt the eyes. High blood glucose and high blood pressure from diabetes can affect your eyes. » Continue Reading

Caring for Vision Impaired’s Feet

May 12, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetic patients are often overwhelmed with things that they need to do in order to properly manage their disease. So much so that self-care tasks vital to day-to-day health are neglected—things like taking care of their feet. » Continue Reading