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Tikoy Bad for Diabetics?

March 5, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Nian gao or Tikoy, the traditional sweet cake often served during the Chinese New is primarily made from glutinous rice, which is pounded or ground into a paste, moulded and steamed. Tikoy can be served as is or fried with scrambled egg.

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Pakwan good for Diabetics?

March 1, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Pakwan or watermelons are not only safe but good for diabetics. It is recommended to be part of their healthy, balanced diet. This is primarily because they have few carbohydrates and sugar, are low in calories and full of nutrients. A 1 1/4-cup serving of watermelon approximately contains 15 grams of carbohydrates.

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Coconut for Diabetes

February 26, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Coconut, which is dubbed as the tree of life can provide a person a complete meal. Coconut, both the water and its flesh or meat is good for diabetics. Meanwhile the coconut pulp or “gata”, which is high in sugar and fat, is bad for diabetics.

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Butter good for diabetics?

February 20, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Butter, a pale yellow edible fatty substance made by churning cream and used as a spread or in cooking, is not good for diabetes because managing diabetes entails watching carbohydrates particularly the total fat and type of fat that a diabetic patient eats. Thus it is important for diabetic patients to eat less saturated and trans fat which are unhealthy fats.

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Lipid Profile and Diabetes

February 19, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

There exists a correlation between lipid peroxidation with the complication of diabetes mellitus. Good metabolic control of hyperglycemia will prevent in alteration in peroxidation and the lipid metabolism. In lay man’s term, this means that diabetes tends to lower “good” cholesterol levels and raise triglyceride and “bad” cholesterol levels, which results to diabetic dyslipidemia, which can increase a patient at risk for premature coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis or the clogging of the arteries.

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Mushrooms Good for Diabetes?

February 15, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Mushrooms are a type of fungi that can be eaten although some mushrooms can be poisonous and deadly to humans. Mushrooms are considered good for diabetics primarily because they contain little or no sugar as well as their nutritional value. Mushrooms have low glycemic index which means that they are not easily digested and absorbed into the blood. They also will not raise blood sugar levels because they contain very low carbohydrates.

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Diabetes and Weak Muscles

February 14, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Muscle weakness is characterized by the inability of a muscle to perform what you want to do with it because of the perceptible reduction in the force or energy that the muscle can exert, however hard you try. This is muscle weakness can be due to tiredness or asthenia and fatigability, when a person overworks it.

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Kefir for Diabetics

February 11, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Also known as bulgaros, kefir is a cultured milk product like yogurt with a tart and even sour taste. Milk from inoculating cow, goat, or sheep is fermented using kefir “grains”, which is a fermentation starter. Unlike yogurt, Kefir is nutritious and therapeutic providing protein, essential minerals, and valuable B vitamins, which help the inner eco-system.

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Birth Control Pills and Diabetes

February 2, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

There exists a close link between blood sugar level and the incidence of birth defects in the offspring as well as miscarriage among women with diabetes. Hence, it is important for diabetic women to be especially cautious in getting pregnant. Unfortunately, some methods of contraception particularly the use of birth control pills can have an effect on blood sugar making it harder for diabetic women to control their diabetes. Thus, it is important for diabetic women to consult doctors before taking pills.

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Treatment for Insulin Lumps

January 23, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Lipohypertrophy or Insulin is tough skin bumps or swellings in the skin areas where insulin is often injected by a patient. This occurs because insulin causes fat cells to increase in size, which causes the lump. This especially occurs in bell buttons where diabetic patients usually inject or infuse insulin. Aside from their unpleasant appearance, insulin lumps affect glucose control because the skin with insulin lumps or lipohypertrophy decreases the absorption of insulin in these areas. Hence, one may find that one’s glucose control is not what you expect it to be. Moreover, the more damaged the area i.e. the greater the lump, the more likely it is that glucose control will be affected to the extent that damaged nerve endings makes one numb when injecting insulin.

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