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Top Diabetes Doc: Augusto Litonjua

October 20, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 1

In the medical world,when one hears the word diabetes, the name Augusto D. Litonjua could not be far behind. His name has become synonymous with diabetes not because he is diabetic, but he is considered as one of the best doctors in the field of diabetes care and treatment. Widely known in the medical community, Dr. Litonjua, an endocrinologist, has been a pioneer of various undertakings with regards to diabetes care, education and prevention. » Continue Reading

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Low Blood Sugars at Night?

October 10, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

How can the elderly keep from having low blood sugars at night?

Hypoglycemia, defined variably as blood sugar <60 mg/dL, is one of the dreaded complications of diabetes management. It usually hinders the achievement of a satisfactory glucose control level because of the fear of developing symptoms of hypoglycemia – palpitations, excessive sweating, tremors, and disorientation. These “warning signs” are triggered by counter-regulatory hormones, like adrenalin, which are defense mechanisms of our body to increase sugar levels back to normal. » Continue Reading

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Vitamin Supplements for Diabetics?

October 9, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

What vitamin supplements are good for an elderly person with diabetes?

Many vitamin preparations and supplements abound in the market and are readily available to unwitting consumers. In fact, some manufacturers of these products have even become very aggressive in promoting them as cure all, “wonder” pills for many conditions, including diabetes mellitus and heart disease. Just when we consider buying other consumer products, it would be wise to ascertain how useful these supplements are before we spend our money on them. More importantly, we would be buying these products presumably to improve our health and well-being. » Continue Reading

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Chocolate Dreams

September 29, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Recipes 0

It’s hard to believe that a discovery by early Mesoamerican civilization still has so much impact on present day dining. Chocolate, which derives from the Aztec words “Xocol” – meaning bitter and “Atl” – meaning water, is very much a part of our meals, from chocolate bars to cocoa drinks. A variety of chocolate products abound from dark, milk, bittersweet and white chocolate versions. Fortunately, with the increasing awareness of sugarfree needs for diabetics, sugar-free chocolates* are now available in the market. Indulge in these sinfully sweet but guilt-free snacks and desserts. » Continue Reading

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Chocolate Balls

September 25, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

You can use the milk chocolate bars as a base for another chocolate snack – use the crumbs to make Chocolate balls.  An easy to whip up snack from leftover cake crumbs.  Let your kids have fun making it with you.

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Low Carbohydrate Diet: Myths and Fallacies

September 24, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 1

Today, the term low-carbohydrate diet is associated with the Atkins Diet, a popular weight-loss diet composed of high-fat, high-protein and low-carbohydrate foods. Some of these low-carbohydrate, high protein diets advocate the restriction of rice, bread, pastas, noodles, sugar, fruits and vegetables while emphasizing meat, chicken, milk, egg and cheese. » Continue Reading

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Look for Stroke Symptoms

September 22, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Doctors say ‘brain attack’ can be prevented, but only if people with risk factors for stroke take heed of the warning. The American Stroke Association lists the following primary tell-tale signs of stroke which occur suddenly and last for minutes, hours, or even days. » Continue Reading

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Understanding Brain Attack among Diabetics

September 21, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Vanessa is distressed about her father who recently experienced a mini stroke attack, his second in a span of three years.  Her family didn’t make a big fuss at first since it was just a minor stroke.  After seeing a physician a couple times after the attack, his father returned to his old unhealthy lifestyle despite having been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes the year before.  The succeeding mild stroke, however, alarmed Vanessa’s father and the whole family. » Continue Reading

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Modest Rise in Diabetes Linked to Too Much Fruit Juice

September 19, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

According to a study done by the Nurses’ Health Study, women should start eating green leafy vegetables and whole fruits and stay away from fruit juices if they want to stay diabetes-free. » Continue Reading

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Unnerving Truth About Diabetic Neuropathy

September 17, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Consider this as your daily fare – pins and needles piercing your toes or a hundred critters crawling under your skin or tiny blades dicing your soles or the sensation of treading barefoot on coal. Today it could be that irksome numbness on your fingers, tomorrow it could be an irrepressible burning pain in your feet. In no time, you turn into a nervous wreck. Literally. But sans the hysteria. » Continue Reading

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