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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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BCAA Supplements and Diabetes

January 20, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

BCAA or Branched-chain amino acids are essential nutrients from proteins found in meat, dairy products, and legumes. BCAA supplements are commonly used to treat poor appetite in elderly who are suffering from kidney failure and to prevent fatigue and improve concentration. Some athletes use BCAA to improve exercise performance. Still others use it as a dietary supplement for people having problems with eating such as diabetic people. BCAA help stimulate the building of protein in muscle and perhaps decrease muscle breakdown which is generally ideal for sick people to prevent muscle loss.

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Glutathione and Diabetes

January 16, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Glutathione or Gluta for short is famous by word among Filipinos today because of its popularity as a whitening agent used by celebrities and rich people. To a country crazy and desperate to having a white skin, gluta products have sprouted in the market in different forms from soaps, to lotions and pills. But more than this whitening side effect of Glutathione, this molecule actually serves as the mother of all oxidants in the body, which is naturally produced by the body. Technically speaking, it is a tri-peptide of the amino acids cysteine, glycine and glutamine, which is plays an important role in the repair of DNA, immune system enhancement and the detoxification.

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Diabetics and Dentures

January 2, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetics are generally advised not to wear dentures to prevent the possibility of getting oral candida or thrush, a fungal or yeast infection that is prevalent among diabetics wearing dentures. Diabetics who wear dentures often suffer from candida infection problems controlling your blood glucose levels can result to dry mouth and decreased saliva flow.

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Lumps and Diabetes

December 27, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Lumps associated with Diabetes is clinically referred as Diabetic mastopathy (DMP), which is described by the presence of benign tumour or large, painless, hard breast mass which is somewhat similar to a breast cancer. Common physical characteristics of this lump included that it is hard, irregular, easily movable, distinct, and painless. Diabetic lump can also be lone or manifold, and one-sided or in both breasts. This condition is especially common among women between the ages of 32 and 62 years with long-standing type 1 – insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM) although there are cases of diabetic men having the same lump. This condition is especially frequently occurring in the later stages of the disease.

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Epigastric Pain and Diabetes

December 26, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Epigastric pain is a disorder located at the upper abdomen below the ribs that is usually experienced by people who ate or who lies down soon after eating. It is a typical symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn and is thus, associated with the gastric contents that travel upward into the back of the throat, resulting to burning sensation. However, epigastric pain can also be caused by the inflammation of the digestive organs, such as gastritis and pancreatitis, which in turn can be triggered by chronic hyperglycemia can lead to specific gastro intestinal (GI) complications. Diabetes is a disease that can affect many organ systems including the GI tract. In fact, diabetic patients suffering nephropathy also often suffer from gastro intestinal problems.

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