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How to Thicken Skin on Legs

April 6, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

One of the early and identifiable signs of diabetes is the development of leg rashes and similar skin problems such as shin spots and allergies which can be attributed to bacterial and fungal skin infections. Most diabetics are initially concerned with the aesthetics of the skin as the thinning of the skin makes it look older. The thinning of the skin is primarily caused by the reduction of collagen and elastin. While the thinning of the skin is normal as one gets older, the typical remedy to prevent or at least delay its occurrence by regularly applying creams and lotions to the skin.

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Diabetes and Kidney link

April 5, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

There is a direct link between diabetes and kidneys. Diabetes mellitus or the uncontrolled diabetes is the principal cause of kidney failure. In fact, majority of kidney transplant patients suffer some form of diabetes. Kidney is an essential body organ who main function is to remove waste and other toxic materials from the blood. In case of diabetics, the kidneys play the role eliminating excess sugar (glucose) in the blood. Sugar or glucose molecules are relatively larger than the waste molecules that the kidney usually filters.

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Anti Obesity Pills

March 29, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Obesity or fatness is a known and growing problem across the world which has not plagued not only adults but children as well. Obesity is a health risk because of its negative effects in increasing the risk for diabetes, heart disease, and even a person’s psychological well being. Thus, medical science is constantly finding ways to combat obesity.

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Chicharon and Diabetes

March 25, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Pork rinds, pork scratching, pork cracklings, cuerito or also famously known as chicharon in the Philippines is a snack made by frying the dried skin (rind) and fat of a pork or pig. Incidentally, the local term chicharon was originally from Spain because it was the Spaniards who introduced chicharon in the country.

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Tilapia good for diabetics?

March 21, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The answer whether tilapia is good or bad for diabetes is yes and no. Tilapia is a fresh water fish that is a popular menu in the Philippines especially over the grill during picnics and swimming trips. Tilapia is good because it has no carbohydrates, which means it will not a direct impact on a diabetics blood sugar level. As a fish, it is rich in fiber compared to red meat, which is helpful for diabetics in reducing the risk of arterial hypertension.

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Oysters and Diabetes

March 15, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A balanced healthy diet is one of the important components to maintain healthful living especially for people with diabetes. Thus, health practitioners provide a list of food that diabetic patients should avoid as well as food choices that one can opt to have. For instance, a diabetic person should avoid refined sugar, meat and dairy products because they are high in fat.

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Diabetic Psychosis

March 10, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Many studies have demonstrated the correlation between mood and psychotic disorders with diabetes, which is generally termed as Diabetic psychosis. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to absorb and use glucose, which is our main source of fuel or energy. The food we eat is broken down to glucose after digestion so that it can be absorbed by our bodies.

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Mouse Sut shows new way to treat Type 1 Diabetes

March 3, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Mice—generally regarded as pests—may actually hold the key to curing diabetes within their gut.

Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center discovered that cells in the intestine of mice can be coaxed into producing insulin, by blocking a certain type of gene. Professor of Medicine Dr. Domenico Accili, MD., and Chutima Talchai, PhD., found that when they turned-off Foxol – a gene that plays a big role in determining a cell’s fate –the mouse’s intestine was able to generate insulin-producing cells throughout adulthood.

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Glucose Monitoring Tattoo

March 2, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Tattoos have largely been a means for artistic expression, but now may also serve a life-saving function.

Research is currently being done exploring how tattoos can be used to help monitor blood glucose levels for people with diabetes using what is called a Nano Ink Tattoo.

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Sitting highly linked to Type 2 Diabetes

March 1, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study revealed that the amount of time spent sitting down presented a higher risk of developing diabetes in women than in men.

The study showed that women who remained seated for the majority of hours in a single day have higher levels of insulin as well as other chemicals that would contribute to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, such as C-reactive protein, leptin, and interleukin 6.

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