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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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Low Back Pain

June 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Who hasn’t endured low back pain? Every person has or will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Low back pain is one of the most common conditions seen by orthopedic specialists in their clinics. It affects men and women of all ages, from gradeschoolers to grandfathers; all sizes, from small to stout; and all occupations, from secretaries to seamen. » Continue Reading

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Calcium Intake and Diabetes

June 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: How much calcium should a diabetic patient take in a day? What foods are rich in calcium?

The human body contains more calcium than it does any other mineral. For an average 130-pound adult, about 1,200 grams — almost three pounds — of the body is calcium. Your body composition depends on the size of your body frame, the density of your bones, and how much bone you have lost through aging.About 99 percent of your body’s calcium is in your bones. The remaining one percent is found in your body fluids and cells. » Continue Reading

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Vitamin D and Diabetes

June 10, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: What are the benefits of taking Vitamin D? Is it true that it can prevent diabetes?

Adequate and sensible exposure to natural sunlight is the simplest best way of getting Vitamin D. Other sources would be cod liver oil, fortified milk and egg yolks. Contrary to common belief, Vitamin D is NOT actually a vitamin at all. “Vitamins” by definition, are nutrients that cannot be produced by the body, but are necessary for the proper functioning of the body’s tissues and organs. This is not true for Vitamin D since it is produced by our bodies (when our skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays from the sun).Technically, it cannot be considered a vitamin. » Continue Reading

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Top 10 Foods For Diabetes

May 26, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic and fast growing disease. There is no cure but it can be properly and successfully managed and controlled. Diet and lifestyle are very important factors to consider. It is useful to know how your body handles nutrients in the food you eat and how it affects your health. In other words, you are what you eat and what you eat heals you. » Continue Reading

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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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