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Exercise for Diabetics on Insulin

April 24, 2018 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

Exercise is one of the most important weapons in the arsenal against diabetes. Regular physical activity helps to control blood sugar and lessens the risk of diabetes-related complications like heart disease. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Guide to Vaccines

April 23, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Most of those all-too-dreaded trips to the pediatrician for shots that boost the immune system culminate with the eruption of permanent teeth. But this no longer holds true; not if you’re diabetic, at least. Well into your fifties or sixties, that need for an immune system enhancer comes full circle, especially if you are diabetic. » Continue Reading

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Antibiotics safe for Diabetes?

April 22, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 2

Question: Is it OK to take antibiotics for fever if you have diabetes?

There really is nothing wrong with diabetics taking antibiotics. It is important, however, to understand what antibiotics are supposed to be for. Antibiotics are drugs generally used for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. » Continue Reading

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Is Aspartame really harmful?

April 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Aspartame was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1981 as a sweetener and flavor enhancer.  Before and after its approval, scientific evidence from more than 30 years of extensive research and over 200 studies on animals and humans have attested to its safety.  These investigations included evaluations of alleged adverse effects.  These evaluations did not show a causal link between aspartame and the adverse effects. » Continue Reading

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Research on Diabetes-Cancer link

April 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics, be wary of the “Big C”. A recent study in Japan, published in Archives of Internal Medicine, concluded that the growth of cancer cells in liver or pancreas may be triggered by the excess insulin of patients with adult-onset diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Sleep Loss leads to poor Diabetes Control

April 19, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

A good snooze and sweet dreams may translate to acceptable blood sugar control, researchers based in the University of Chicago noted. » Continue Reading

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Fiber-rich Diet Thwarts Gestational Diabetes

April 18, 2018 Category :Healthy News 0

Those planning to get pregnant should go heavy on whole grain bread and cereals, according to a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health. » Continue Reading

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ADA lauds Proposal to Junk Trans Fats

April 17, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy News 0

The use of artificial trans fat, present in most tasty yet greasy fattening food, will be restricted in all fast food chains and res-taurants in New York, to the delight of The American Diabetes Association (ADA) which recognizes the health hazards of trans fats for diabetics and non-diabetics alike. » Continue Reading

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Kidney Stone Treatment and Diabetes

April 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

People getting treatment for kidney stones may do well to think first before undergoing a common treatment to remove kidney stones. A new study done by Mayo Clinic researchers found that shock wave lithotripsy, which uses shock waves to break up kidney stones into smaller pieces, significantly increases the risk for diabetes and hypertension later in life. The study identifies the intensity of the treatment and quantity of the shock waves administered as the possible causes of increased diabetes risk, while the hypertension risk can be attributed to the treatment of stones in both kidneys. » Continue Reading

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Low-fat dairy may aid weight loss

April 15, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Overweight diabetic patients can now turn to low-fat dairy products to ease their struggle to lose weight, a group of researchers said. Dr. Danit R. Shahar and colleagues from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva urged diabetics to try a diet rich in low-fat dairy calcium after discovering in a study that overweight type 2 diabetic patients with a higher intake of dairy calcium increased odds of losing weight twice. » Continue Reading