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Dogs trained to monitor Blood Sugar Levels

January 23, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

If digital glucose meters seem too static and boring, why not get a cute, cuddly, and barking one instead?

Aside from detecting illegal drugs, hidden bombs, and disaster survivors, dogs are now being trained to sniff for changes in a patient’s blood sugar levels and alert caregivers to administer medication to the patient when necessary. This is especially helpful for diabetic children since they usually are not yet wary of their condition to monitor their own blood sugar.

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Are Vitamins Fattening?

January 13, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Are vitamins fattening? If so, why should I take them?

Answer: Vitamins do not cause weight gain. However, there are some vitamins that can increase your appetite.

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Diabetes: What You need to Know

December 27, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 1

Former Senator Juan Flavier and singer Gary Valenciano are just two of the four million Filipinos affected with diabetes. Fortunately, both know they have the disease. Unfortunately, more than three million people do not know they are diabetics. Out of the one mil-lion who know they are suffering from the disease, only 200,000 are undergoing treatment.

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Virgin Coconut Oil good for Diabetics?

December 21, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: “Is virgin coconut oil good for diabetics? Is it true that it can also prevent diabetes?”

Answer: Dietary supplements abound in the market today, many of them being promoted as a cure-all, a magic potion that can prevent and even treat many diseases. Unfortunately, many of these claims are based on anecdotal reports and testimonials, a few backed up by studies using animal subjects and even a much smaller number with actual human studies with small number of subjects. The regulation of these supplements is a tricky matter since these substances often only need to be registered but not necessarily approved before being marketed. That is why these supplements need to carry that important label “NO THERAPEUTIC CLAIMS”. Exactly because they did not undergo strict scrutiny for effectiveness and safety, THEY ARE NOT DRUGS AND SHOULD NOT REPLACE DRUGS. They may have certain uses and benefits, again not fully proven, and thus, they can only supplement.

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ADA Food Guideline debunks One Size Fits All Diet Mindset

December 16, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

With the development of its first food guideline, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) warned patients from subscribing to extreme fad diets, reiterating the fact that there’s no “one size fits all” approach in meal planning, especially among diabetics.

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Losing Weight Prevents Diabetes

December 12, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Would-be diabetics need not look further. Researchers at George Washington University in Rockville, Maryland proved weight loss, above exercise and dietary fat reduction is still the surest way to keep type 2 diabetes and its chain of complications at bay.

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Diabetes and Insomia Relationship

December 1, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Having insomnia may be more than just restless nights and exhaustion the day after. It can be the tell-tale signs of impending diabetes.

The relationship of health and good sleep has been taken for granted for much too long. Children are always told to sleep or they will not grow. This is not an empty means of coercing kids to crawl into bed in the middle of the day. It does have some truth.

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Melatonin for Jet Lag?

November 23, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Can people with diabetes take melatonin for jet lag?

Answer: Before we even answer this question, we need to answer a few others. What is jet lag? What is melatonin? Is melatonin useful for jet lag? What is the relationship between melatonin and diabetes?

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Truth About Hypoglycemia

November 21, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Hypoglycemia is a medical term to describe a situation where the amount of circulating useful blood sugar is lower than normal—a level low enough to cause symptoms in a person. Generally, hypoglycemia is defined as a serum glucose level below 70mg/dL. Symptoms of hypoglycemia can vary from person to person, from a common dizziness to having frank seizures.

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Tilapia Worse than Bacon?

November 7, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Health Watch 0

Question: Is it true that Tilapia is worse than Bacon?

When I received this question, the first thing that came to mind was maybe there are some harmful chemicals in the fish feed or pesticides in the water that make tilapia even worse than bacon (an item ranked way down on the ‘healthy food’ list). I surmised, what goes into tilapia, goes into you, too.

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