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Herbal Weight Loss Supplements Safe and Effective?

August 24, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: “Are herbal weight loss supplements safe and effective?”

Answer: This question is important because there are many herbal weight-loss products available to patients over-the-counter without a prescription. Some can even be bought in supermarkets and “health food” stores rather than pharmacies. Products may include single components or combinations of ingredients, such as ephedrine, caffeine, chromium, psyllium, chitosan, L-carnitine, teas and various herbal preparations. They are very attractive to many who struggle with their diet because of the desire for a “magic bullet” which could possibly make them lose weight effortlessly with the daily intake of one or two pills. Many people who take these drugs also have the idea that because these are so-called “natural” products derived from leaves, seeds, or fruits of various plants, they are automatically safe.

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Chelation Therapy good for Diabetics?

July 27, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Is chelation therapy advisable for people with diabetes?

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First of all, before giving any expert advice on this “alternative treatment” let us try to define chelation therapy. Chelation therapy is a series of intravenous infusions containing the organic and water soluble chemical disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), the same material used as an anticoagulant (anti-clotting) in blood count tubes. The term chelate, from the Greek chele for claw, refers to the “claw-like” structure of the EDTA. With this claw, EDTA binds metallic charged ions to form a stable ring structure. EDTA is also negatively charged, and therefore attracts and binds positively charged chemicals or ions.

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New Diabetic Treatment via Brain, Approved

July 22, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the drug Cycloset that could control blood sugar through the brain.

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Does Menopause Increase the Risk of Diabetes?

June 29, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 0

Women may dread menopause for the mood swings, hot flushes and its attendant discomforts, but did you know that menopause may also herald an increase in the risk for diabetes?

Menopausal women often gain weight, but fat also tends to get redistributed. Take a look in the mirror—are you pear-shaped or apple-shaped? Pear-shaped women have more fat in their hips and thighs. Apple-shaped women have more fat in the abdomen or what has been termed as central obesity.

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How did I acquire Diabetes?

June 20, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: “No one in my family has diabetes, so how did i get it?”

While diabetes does tend to run in families, there are also many patients with this disease with no known relatives who have it.

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Experiencing Hypoglycemia?

June 8, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

I would just like to ask if it is normal for a non-diabetic to experience hypoglycemic attacks? When I was young, I used to have bouts of hypoglycemia, and in order for me to get relieved from the attack, my mom would let me eat sweets, or a teaspoon of sugar, or let me drink Coke. When I asked her why I was experiencing those attacks, she answered that it may be due to my low blood sugar in the body, and that it may be sometimes triggered by a non conducive environment where I’m at, or because of too much exhaustion. What is the scientific truth behind hypoglycemia? Is it really likely to happen to normal people, or is it a sign that an individual has to visit a doctor or endocrinologist to check on his or her risk for diabetes?

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Chromium Helps Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

May 23, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Does taking chromium help lower blood sugar levels?

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Chromium is an element that is abundant on the earth’s crust and in seawater. It exists in many forms and is found in egg yolks, whole-grain products, high bran breakfast cereals, coffee, nuts, green beans, broccoli, meat, brewer’s yeast, some brands of wine and beer, and in multivitamin preparations. The recommended daily dietary allowance for chromium in humans aged seven years and above is 50 to 200 ucg/day.

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Acupuncture good for Diabetes Patients?

May 22, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

Question: Is Acupuncture good for patients with Diabetes?

Answer: Alternative therapies continue to be in the mainstream of diabetes therapy. You see patients bringing bottles of herb supplements apparently marketed as a treatment for diabetes and related illnesses like high blood pressure and high cholesterol. But one form of treatment that has gained wide acceptance both in the East where it originated and in the West where it is now widely practiced is acupuncture. And almost always in my practice do I come across a patient asking me about acupuncture and diabetes.

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Acupuncture and Diabetes

May 9, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Acupuncture as an ancient form of Chinese remedy has long been known to help people achieve balance. It apparently improves blood circulation to achieve harmony to the different organs of the body resulting in good health. The procedure involves inserting extremely thin needles around 5 to 20 in a typical treatment into the different parts of the body. The different parts on the skin where the needles are inserted apparently reflect the different organs that need the “balance.” The technique is believed to increase the flow of energy – known as chi – to improve the balance of your body.

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Will I get diabetes if I drink soft drinks every day?

April 24, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Will I get diabetes if I drink soft drinks every day?

Answer: Diabetes is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The most prevalent form of diabetes, type 2 diabetes, can be inherited and triggered by unhealthy lifestyle habits. Physical inactivity, obesity, plus a high-fat, calorie dense, and nutritionally poor diet are recipes for raising diabetes risk.

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