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Ouch Out of Insulin Shots

May 18, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Are you a diabetic who is injecting insulin who would like some relief from daily shots? Or do you have family members who inject insulin but would rather not? This article might interest you. » Continue Reading

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Incretins

May 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes Mellitus remains a growing problem worldwide and the scientific community continues to search for ways to prevent, slow down the progression, control and treat this complex hormonal/metabolic disease. In order to understand this, a basic overview of hormones and their effects in the body (Science of Endocrinology) needs to be elaborated—so let us start with some definitions in “Endocrinology 101”. » Continue Reading

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Insulin and Diabetes

May 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

“Does using insulin mean that your diabetes is at its worst?”

Not necessarily. This just means that your doctor feels that insulin is the better treatment for you at this time. If you are a type 1 diabetic, you will need insulin from the very start of your treatment to bring down the blood sugar. Because you don’t make your own natural insulin hormone, you will still need to continue injecting insulin even when the blood sugars are already in the normal range. » Continue Reading

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Dark Chocolate Good for Diabetics?

May 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

The millions of diabetics all over the world are probably hoping for a resounding YES to this question! Recent studies showing evidence that cocoa and dark chocolate may have health benefits have been featured in the news, much to the excitement of avid chocolate lovers. » Continue Reading

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Liver Protein and Diabetes

May 8, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Previous studies have already associated high levels of a liver protein called fetuin-A and insulin resistance. However, the link to the development of diabetes was still uncertain until Dr. Joachim H. lx and colleagues from the University of California in San Diego conducted a study to investigate.

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Aphrodisiac Bites

May 5, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

In this season of love, it is natural for one’s attention to turn to ways to fuel that passion. One “controversial” topic would be the oft-thought about but taboo topic of aphrodisiacs. Do they really increase passion? And for the health-conscious, how healthy are these love potions?

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Diabetes and Infection Connection

April 27, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

For diabetic patients, no symptom is too insignificant to ignore. Given a short period of time, what starts as a small untreated wound or blister on the foot can develop into a condition severe enough to have to undergo foot or above the knee amputation. A study concluded that diabetics who acquire infections are 55 times more likely to get hospitalized and 154 times more likely to undergo an amputation. » Continue Reading

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Antibiotics safe for Diabetes?

April 22, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 2

Question: Is it OK to take antibiotics for fever if you have diabetes?

There really is nothing wrong with diabetics taking antibiotics. It is important, however, to understand what antibiotics are supposed to be for. Antibiotics are drugs generally used for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria. » Continue Reading

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Is Aspartame really harmful?

April 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Aspartame was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1981 as a sweetener and flavor enhancer.  Before and after its approval, scientific evidence from more than 30 years of extensive research and over 200 studies on animals and humans have attested to its safety.  These investigations included evaluations of alleged adverse effects.  These evaluations did not show a causal link between aspartame and the adverse effects. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Under the Knife

April 7, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Having diabetes alone can sometimes amp one’s stress and anxiety meter due to insulin shots here and there, often striking at any given time and place. Adding to the anxiety is the instance when one has to undergo a surgical procedure. To clear your blurry head of questions like “How long will it take for my wound to heal?” and “Will I be able to balance my blood sugar during operation?”, here are some pointers: » Continue Reading

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