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Fun Glucose Checks for Kids

July 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

For people with diabetes, checking blood sugar everyday is important. It is part of the routine they must do to keep their diabetes under control. And because it is routinely done, checking their blood sugar becomes automatic. Sometimes, diabetics get so used to the idea that they are not bothered by the regular needle pricks at all. But for some, they get tired of the daily process and lose interest in doing it altogether. And before they know it, the worst happens, and complications set in.

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How to Cope with Diabetes

July 19, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Having diabetes means serious lifestyle changes. It entails saying goodbye to eating too much sweets and drinking with the gang every weekend, and saying hello to meeting your doctor regularly, checking your blood sugar level, and perhaps, regular insulin injections. For some, these changes and adjustments may come easy, but it may be grueling and excruciatingly difficult for others. » Continue Reading

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Anxiety and Diabetes

July 18, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Stress Busters 0

Anxiety disorders make up one of the most common groups of psychiatric conditions in the world. It has been reported in the National Comorbidity Study that one out of four persons will meet the diagnostic criteria for at least one anxiety disorder. Women have a 30.5 percent lifetime prevalence as compared to men who have a 19.2 percent lifetime prevalence. » Continue Reading

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Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

July 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

The snore is often associated with good sleep after a hard day’s work. However, it may actually indicate partial obstruction of the upper airway. » Continue Reading

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Bitter Pills, Better Pills?

July 15, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

The world of people with psychosis has been described as frightening, lonely and tormented. The technical definition of psychosis does not even begin to capture the despair of those who suffer from it. Psychosis refers to a group of disorders that affect the way a person thinks, feels and understands, such that the affected individual may appear to have some loss of contact with reality. There are hallucinations end delusions — seeing or hearing things that others cannot or do not perceive. Because of such manifestations, there is frequent disruption of relationships, jobs and day-to-day functions. They are unable to keep jobs or enjoy the company of others, even friends and family. Sadly, it affects people who are at the prime of their lives, affecting mostly young adults. » Continue Reading

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Lack of Sleep Worsen Diabetes?

July 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Many research studies have demonstrated that not getting enough sleep affects the body’s ability to manage blood sugar levels and appetite, increasing the risk of obesity and diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Alcoholic Beverage Safe for Diabetic?

July 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

It all depends on your answers to these three basic questions as posted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA): » Continue Reading

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Secrets of Healthy Bones

June 29, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes embraces numerous complications, and bone disease is not an exception.The illness attacks bone mass without hesitation. Poor bone health is usually associated with type 1 diabetes, with decreasing bone mass as one of its complications. But type 2 diabetics are not at all safe. The American Diabetes Association reveals that even though type 2 diabetes increases bone mass, the risk of bone fracture is still high. There are things that one can do to maintain bone health. We suggest the following ways: » Continue Reading

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Bone Health and Diabetes

June 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

We see children bounce around, hop and skip all the time. When we were younger, we could basically do anything we wanted — no pain in the joints and bones yet.We could easily do sports, bend forwards and backwards and not feel a single thing.

But as we get older, we become slower, and we realize that bending to get a coin on the floor now takes so much effort. All the fun and physical activities we used to do have become a little more difficult. As we age, we become more careful, scared of the fact that we might break our hips or arms with careless movement. That’s when we realize that we should have taken care of our bodies, especially our bones, when we were younger. Bone problems are usually associated with age, but little do people know that diabetes could also affect bone health. » Continue Reading

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Osteoarthritis: Painful Stride

June 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Osteoarthritis is a slow, progressive disabling disease that is the most frequent cause of joint pain, especially in the elderly.  This relatively common disease affects about one in every 13 people, about 12 percent of people above 60 years of age experience pain due to osteoarthritis. » Continue Reading

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