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Diabetic Foot Ulcers may not benefit from Oxygen Therapy

July 13, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Despite previous studies showing that pure oxygen exposure aids wound healing among diabetes of patients, a new large study debunks this notion, proving that severe foot ulcers receive no benefit – and might even be possibly harmed–from oxygen treatment.

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Stress Men more prone to Type 2 Diabetes

July 13, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Men are more exposed to type 2 diabetes when they are stressed, said a new study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

“Today, stress is not recognized as a preventable cause of diabetes. However, our study shows that there is an independent link between permanent stress and the risk of developing diabetes, which underlines the importance of preventive measure,” said Masuma Novak, lead author of the study published in the journal, Diabetic Medicine.

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Bayabas Good for Diabetes?

July 5, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Bayabas or guava is good for diabetes and for all people in general. It is good for diabetic people in particular because its consumption reduces the absorption of sugar in the blood which apparently help in regulating or directly reducing blood sugar level. While no studies have yet validated its ability to reduce the absorption of sugar, the bayabas fruit has been traditionally been used in China as a treatment for diabetes. However, some studies also contend that eating guavas with the skin, can actually raise blood sugar levels. Hence, it would be advisable that guavas be eaten by diabetics by removing or peeling the skin.

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Acupuncture Treatment Safe for Diabetics

July 5, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Acupuncture Treatment is definitely safe for diabetics but it does not necessarily guarantee treatment particularly of diabetic neuropathy nor is diabetes per se. Acupuncture a Chinese alternative form of medicine which involves stimulating specific acupoints along the skin of the body involving various methods such as the application of heat, pressure, or laser or penetration of thin needles. It is often use to treat and ease pain cause by Peripheral osteoarthritis, Headaches and migraines, Low back, Fibromyalgia, Shoulder and elbow, among others. It is also believed to help treat cancer, fertility, stroke, and attention deficit disorder.

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Diabetes and Postoperative Infection

May 10, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Medical studies have confirmed that patients with diabetes mellitus are at an increased risk for infection compared with patients without diabetes. Those patients with complicated diabetes are even at greater risk of postoperative wound infection. This included patients who have undergone foot and ankle surgery, or major cardiovascular or abdominal surgery. The high rate of nosocomial infection or Hospital-acquired infection among diabetic patients especially those with poor glucose control confirm that hyperglycemia itself is an independent risk factor for the development of infection.

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Tortillas Good for Diabetics?

April 11, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Tortillas are Mexican food dishes which has become a staple food in some homes. They can be eaten on their own or be used as wrapper for food. Tortillas can either be made of corn or flour. When it comes to Tortillas for diabetics, what matters is carbohydrates that it contains because the carbs would eventually break down into sugar. A typical tortilla has approximately 25 to 30 carbs depending on size. For diabetics, corn tortillas are safer because it contains less carbs. They are low in fat but are high in fiber and other nutrients such as calcium, potassium, iron, and B vitamins. They are also free of Gluten, a protein composite found normally found in wheat and oats to which many people are intolerant or allergic. However, corn tortillas that are purchased from groceries must have a lot of preservatives.

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Diabetes and Mottled Skin

April 9, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A mottled skin is a skin condition characterized by discoloration of skin in irregular patches. It is often described as dark spots located on the lower extremities of the legs or shins. There are many causes of mottled skin. This condition can be experienced by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, acne cystic, back pain, rheumatoid arthritis. However, diabetics are also vulnerable to have mottled skin which constitutes part of diabetic dermopathy, which is often accompanied by hair loss, cold toes, nail changes, and edema. In other words, diabetes can be a cause of mottled skin. But these rashes also appear among people who are at risk of diabetes, or have a family history of diabetes.

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Nano Tattoo and Diabetes

April 4, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Nano Tattoo is a special tattoo created for diabetics patients designed to eradicate the need to regularly check blood sugar levels by pricking fingers and getting blood samples. Instead of getting blood samples to check blood sugar, the nano tattoos which are actually invisible will appear or shine to signal high blood sugar levels of the person. However, one needs an ultraviolet light to make the tattoo visible or to check if the one has high blood sugar. At the moment, there are devices or gadgets that a diabetic person with a nano tattoo should constantly wear, which will provide the ultra violet. However, there are also studies if the same can be provided by a converted IPhone. However, this is still unavailable because researchers are still working on the program which can help do the evaluation.

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Ampalaya and Kidney Disease

March 2, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Commonly known as bitter melon, balsam pear/ apple, bitter/ carilla gourd, momordica, cerasee and karela, Ampalaya helps in preventing kidney disease or Nephropathy by acting a as effective food supplement for lowering blood sugar or glucose in order to manage diabetes which in turn can result to kidney disease if not properly managed.

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