Eye Drops to Eliminate Cataract

February 22, 2015 Category :General Wellness 0

A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. The lens inside the eye works focusing light onto the retina for clear vision and eye focus. This lens is primarily made of water and protein. However, some of the protein cluster together as people age to create cloud like areas in the lens. This is called senile cataracts and it grows larger until it gets in the way for letting light in making it harder and harder for a person to see. Hence, cataract is the most common cause of blindness.

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Kefir for Diabetics

February 15, 2015 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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Eye Red Streak and Diabetes

February 15, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Unmanaged diabetes can make patient susceptible to diabetic complications such as Diabetic retinopathy, a diabetic eye disease in which blood vessels in the retina swell and leak fluid or even close off completely. In some cases, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. This often accounts for the symptom, in which a patient sees red streak in his vision.

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Aromatherapy for Diabetics

February 8, 2015 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils from aromatic plants, which are either inhaled, diluted and applied topically to the skin of patient, which help address many symptoms ranging from insomnia and depression to poor skin integrity, slow-healing wounds, and infection. The fragrance stimulates the olfactory system that triggers a body reaction or responses that affect the healing process. The sense of smell plays an important role in our survival as well as our quality of life. It is the last senses to fade as we die.

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Top Filipino Snacks for Diabetics

February 8, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

Eating healthy is very important when you have diabetes because it is the key way to manage or keep blood glucose (sugar) in a healthy range. This is difficult however because diabetic condition usually makes one feel hungry or deprive of eating certain regular foods. In lieu of which, here are top Filipino snacks that are best for diabetics.

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Can Diabetics drink Diet Soda like Coke Zero?

February 8, 2015 Category :Health Watch 0

Yes and No. Diabetics can and cannot drink diet Soda like Coke Zero but should not drink it on a regular basis. Diet Sodas like Coke Zero are technically speaking calorie free. They have very few if no zero sugar in them. They are ideally designed for people who want to lose weight or prevent sugar-related diseases like diabetes. Instead of sugar, diet sodas are sweetened with artificial sweeteners like aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin, acesulfame-k or sucralose. However, since diet sodas are carbonated beverage it contains sodium which is dangerous for high blood pressure or kidney problems which diabetics are at great risk.

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Lyxumia for Diabetics

February 8, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Lyxumia is an injectable medicine for controlling blood sugar level that is generally designed for adults with type 2 diabetes with high sugar. It is a supplementary medicine to oral antidiabetic medicine such as metformin and pioglitazone, as well as basal insulin. Lyxumia contains the active substance lixisenatide, an incretin mimetic medicine that works by mimicking the actions of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) which help control blood glucose by stimulating the production of insulin and reducing the production of glucagon.

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Low Sugar fruits in the Philippines

January 30, 2015 Category :Health Watch 0

The eating of fruits is generally encouraged among diabetes because of its naturally low-calorie content compared to processed foods and junk foods. Moreover, the sugar content in fruits is generally healthier and safer than table sugar. Nevertheless, it is important for a diabetic patient to know sugar content of fruits because fruits are not equal in sugar content.

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Check Blood Sugar via Eye Scanner

January 30, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

Finger picking to draw blood to test glucose levels is one major obstacle that many diabetics face to regularly monitor blood sugar. Fear of pain and the hassle of performing the rigorous procedure get in the way for successful blood sugar monitoring. This has drive scientists to find noninvasive ways to measure blood glucose levels without drawing blood, puncturing the skin, or causing pain or trauma.

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Diabetes Skin Crawling

January 30, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Skin Crawling is a sensation or feeling as if bugs are crawling under one’s skin. This sensation is medically termed as paresthesia, which is often accompanied by a prickling or burning feeling. This sensation frequently happens up in the arms, legs, hands and feet, but it can generally occur anywhere in the body. The skin sensation is similar to the feeling of having pins and needles pinching one’s muscles after a sustained pressure on a nerve such as when one’s body is fixed in a single position.

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