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Chromium Helps Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

September 27, 2011 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?

September 26, 2011 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

September 13, 2011 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?

August 30, 2011 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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Withdrawal of Rosiglitazone and Sibutramine Enforced

August 29, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Following a series of tests that show harmful effects of the known anti-diabetes drug rosiglitazone and anti-obesity drug sibutramine, respective manufacturers and health agencies abroad ordered the withdrawal of these two drugs in the world-wide market.

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Healthy Baon Tips for Diabetics

August 22, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

Once you have diabetes you’re stuck with it. But there’s no need to lose hope. It’s really not as bad or hard as it sounds. The key to taking good care of yourself and your diabetes is to learn three simple things (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases): » Continue Reading

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Orphan drug for type 1 diabetes stem cell therapy

August 3, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

An orphan drug designation for a stem cell therapy (Prochymal; Osiris Therapeutics Inc.) in patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes mellitus has recently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Metformin: Beyond Lowering Glucose

July 31, 2011 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

“There are actually two things that I would like to take into account in diabetes treatment. One is of course lowering of blood sugar, as manifested by lowering of HbA1c, and, more importantly, reduction of weight of type 2 diabetic patients,” shared Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua, founding president of the Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity. “Metformin is probably the only antidiabetic drug that does these two things well.”

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