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Quick, On Your Feet

December 21, 2018 Category :Fitness 0

Are daily errands running you to the ground, not to mention family commitments and deadlines? Do you want to find a better way to cope? Sometimes a busy schedule in the morning can give you stress and toxicities in your mind. Working continuously on the computer requires you to sit in the same position for a long time and gets you mentally stressed. Want a solution? Take a daily walk, and it will go a long way to keep you fit, healthy, and better able to take on life’s daily challenges.

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What is HbA1c?

December 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

You may have heard your doctor ask for or order HbA1c in your blood tests. And when you asked him or her what it is, you got the answer “It’s your blood sugar average for 3 months.” And that was it. You may still have a few questions, so let us try to get into the nitty-gritty of HbA1c.

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Anxiety Strong CHD Risk Predictor

December 19, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Don’t worry; be happy and live longer—could very well be a scientific evidence-based advice. Two new studies firmly establish anxiety as an independent predictor for subsequent coronary heart disease (CHD) years later.

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People Who Sleep Less, Eat More

December 18, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Want to stay trim? Then simply get more sleep.

This was the finding suggested by a recent study that found that normal-weight young men gobbled a Big Mac’s worth of extra calories when they had only gotten four hours of sleep the night before compared to those who slept for eight hours.

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Sitting Longer Hours linked to Earlier Death

December 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Middle-age and senior individuals who sit longer hours at leisure, could die earlier, according to an American Cancer Society study. As reported by ACS epidemiologist Alpo Patel, PhD and colleagues, based on the 14-year study, people who spent at least six hours of their daily leisure time sitting died sooner than people who sat less than three hours. Worse outcome were noted in those who both sit a lot and exercise little. They have an even higher risk of death. The effect is stronger for women than for men, but significant for both sexes.

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Dialysis Linked to Foot Ulcers

December 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Having constant dialysis treatment usually requires dishing out huge amounts of cash. In fact, it’s so financially taxing that it may even literally cost you a leg someday.

According to a recent report, dialysis treatment have been independently linked to foot ulcerations, a skin ulcer that can lead to foot amputation if unchecked, in patients with diabetes and advanced stage IV or V chronic kidney disease.

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Excess B-Vitamin may worsen Kidney Problems

December 15, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics should realize that even good things, when taken in excess, can lead to bad results. And vitamins are no exception to this universal rule. This includes B-complex vitamins which diabetics frequently take, sometimes in big doses.

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High Hemoglobin indicator of Blindness

December 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics should monitor their CBC (complete blood count) to check for their hemoglobin level, as this may be a factor that can increase the risk of impaired vision.

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Depression increases Cardiovascular Risk

December 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Apart from sugary foods and cigarette smoke, diabetics should start avoiding excess depression too.

A study revealed that overtly depressed adults with type 2 diabetes run a higher risk of having microvascular and macrovascular complications, despite having good health maintenance. Microvascular complications include eye, kidney and nerve complications, leading to blindness, kidney failure and severe numbness and weakness of the extremities and other parts of the body. Macrovascular complications include narrowing of the arteries in the heart, brain and peripheral or leg circulation leading to heart attack, stroke and leg amputations.

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Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Control may Retard Diabetic Eye Complications

December 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Another study has shown that in type 2 diabetics, a good control of elevated blood sugar and cholesterol levels retarded the progression of eye changes (diabetic retinopathy). This was an additional substudy finding of the “Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes” (ACCORD), which was published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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