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Teens’ thoughts on weight influence by Mom

January 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Teens may not show it, but they seem to take in what their mother’s think about their weight. A new study, conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital in Boston, found that mothers’ perceptions on weight and dieting often affect their adolescent children’s interest in dieting. » Continue Reading

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Kidneys Damaged by Diabetes?

January 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: How will I know if my kidneys have been damaged by diabetes? » Continue Reading

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Truth about Male Menopause

January 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Is there such a thing as male menopause? And is it true that if you have it, you are more prone to diabetes? » Continue Reading

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Caring for Diabetic Feet

January 6, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

For many, the foot is of least concern. But for patients diagnosed with diabetes, the foot should be given utmost care. Diabetics are more vulnerable to foot problems and if left untreated may result in severe disorders like infection, gangrene (or tissue death), ulceration and even amputation. Diabetes can reduce blood flow to your feet and damage the nerves. This can result in a loss of feeling in the feet making patients vulnerable to injury without even knowing it. Also, blood sugar problems greatly affect the wound healing process. Thus, it is important to pay extra attention to your feet to prevent common ailments such as corns, calluses, ingrown toe nails, hammer toes, claw toes and arthritis. » Continue Reading

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Surge of Female Sexual Problems

December 27, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

Pinky, 49, a type-2 diabetic and a doting mother of three has been complaining that she could not function well sexually. She is unable to reach orgasm, feels pain during intercourse and has dwindling interest in having a sexual experience. All along, she has thought of these as just menopausal symptoms, ignoring them although they have been causing her distress. But what she does not know is that she could be experiencing female sexual dysfunction.

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Food For the Heart

December 22, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Valentine’s means looking back at your precious relationships and taking time out to cherish the present.  We go back to classic recipes and updates them for the health concerns of everyone.  That means low-sodium, low sugar but still a lot of flavor to share with your loved one.  Share your heart and a heart-felt meal with that special person. » Continue Reading

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Diabetes

December 12, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or Stein-Leventhal syndrome affects 5 to 10% of women of reproductive age and most don’t even know that they have it. The syndrome has been known for about seventy-five years and though doctors are still not very sure what causes it, it is one of the leading causes of infertility. » Continue Reading

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Babies and Diabetes

December 10, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Birthweight reflects maternal and fetal well-being during pregnancy and many of the adult-onset illnesses can be traced back to metabolic disturbances early in life. The relationship between birthweight and the risk for diabetes in adult life can be described as a U-shaped curve. » Continue Reading

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Sugar Mommies

December 8, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Motherhood is often illustrated by images of a woman cuddling an infant or holding a child. But motherhood actually starts with conception while the baby is inside the womb. It is the mother’s duty to nurture the infant by taking care of her body throughout pregnancy. Sadly though, there are some diseases that are brought about by the changes that occur during pregnancy and these can affect both maternal and fetal well-being. » Continue Reading

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Aspartame increases carbohydrate cravings?

December 4, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

I am a big diet soda drinker because I figured out that it is better than drinking the real sugar-loaded sodas that are available on the supermarkets. However, I heard from my US-based friend who was here for the holidays that aspartame can actually increase carbohydrate cravings. How true is this? » Continue Reading

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