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Diabetes and Heart Disease: A Dangerous Duo

July 4, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes is a common silent metabolic abnormality, manifested by elevated blood sugar levels, which causes significant cardiovascular disease and death without appropriate treatment. Similar to other risk factors such as abnormal cholesterol levels and hypertension, which in most cases are without symptoms, diabetes can occur for long periods of time in an individual, undetected and unrecognized. This disregard may result in the individual developing serious, life-threatening complications on the heart, kidney, brain, eyes and peripheral arteries over time. » Continue Reading

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Painless Device to Measure Blood Sugar

July 3, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Hong Kong scientists have invented a device that measures blood sugar painlessly and, for the first time, without pricking fingers. The device, about the size of a mobile phone emits a very weak form of infrared or nearinfrared beam which touches the skin and homes in on the bloodstream. The beam is said to be able to identify bits of glucose through the frequency or wavelength they transmit, and the amount of blood sugar present would then be displayed on the instrument within seconds. » Continue Reading

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Cord Blood May Help Prevent Diabetes

July 1, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Scientists at the University of Florida have found that blood umbilical cord might safely preserve insulin in children newly diagnosed with type I diabetes, and this may be a new potential remedy for the disease. Results of the study were presented during the 67`h Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Michael Haller and his team at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine successfully transfused Il children with type I diabetes with stem cells isolated from umbilical cord blood. Three more children are scheduled to undergo this test. » Continue Reading

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Know your ABCs of Diabetes

June 30, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

If someone asks you to rate your familiarity with ABCs from one to 10, you will probably say 10. However, this does not pertain to the typical alphabet you learned in pre-school. Knowing this set of ABCs is even more beneficial and could actually save the lives of most diabetics. The ABCs of diabetes refer to hemoglobin A1C, Blood pressure and Cholesterol. » Continue Reading

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Lower Death Rates for Diabetic Men

June 29, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Surprising news was released by 3 large US databases. For 29 years, from 1971 to 2000, the death rate of men with diabetes has dropped significantly. Unfortunately for women, the figures showed no difference. However, studies between the disparity in the death rates of men and women never stated the reason behind it. Researchers say that the improvements seen in men suggest that the improvements in diabetes care are working on longevity as well. However, they note that the finding in women is concerning and means that there is still a need to explore whether different approaches are needed to improve health outcomes for women with diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Oral Diabetic Medications

June 28, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a blood sugar disorder due to a relative lack of insulin or the lack of insulin effectiveness, also known as insulin resistance, or both. Insulin is the hormone that lowers blood sugar. Patients with type 2 diabetes often respond well to oral medications, especially early in the disease process, unlike those with type 1 diabetes. As the disease progresses, the oral agents may become less and less effective and at some point the patient may require insulin therapy (injections). It is also possible to start treatment with insulin even in type 2 diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Practical Tips for Elderly Diabetics

June 22, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Management of diabetes is different for everyone most especially for the elderly. However, being old is not an excuse to not participate actively in taking control of your diabetes. The Joslin Diabetes Center in the United States estimates that one out of every five people over the age of 60 has diabetes. The elderly are also more prone to complications of the disease. To avoid complications and to live your life fully even with diabetes, we offer tips on how to keep track of and control diabetes, even at the prime of your life. » Continue Reading

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Motivational Interviews Help Diabetic Teens

June 16, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Diabetes is a difficult disease to live with. Diabetics frequently have problems with their lifestyles and with the way they live, work and play for the rest of their lives. But it is significantly harder for children, specifically for teens, to deal with this life-changing disease. Recognizing this, a special technique of counseling has been developed to help Type I diabetic teens keep their sugar levels under control and their anxieties and worries at bay. Called “motivational interviewing,” this counseling technique, designed specifically for teen diabetics, was developed by researchers in the United Kingdom and featured in the journal, Diabetes Care. » Continue Reading

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Food Label Empowers Health-Conscious Consumers

June 15, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

At the front, back and side panels of food packages bearing the food labels, nutrition information is generally in three main areas: » Continue Reading

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Easy Chews for Denture Wearers

June 8, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Recipes 0

Whether you are a new denture wearer or you have been wearing dentures for years, the experience of wearing dentures has an effect on your nutritional status. Poor nutrition as a result of poor oral health can bring about physical weakness. It can also reduce the efficiency of the immune system making the body less able to fight off diseases and heal wounds particularly among diabetics. » Continue Reading

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