Glucose intolerance during Pregnancy linked with Diabetes

June 16, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Pregnant women should be wary of their glucose levels, as a recent retrospective and population-based study revealed. Even mild glucose intolerance in pregnancy, though it hasn’t reached the level of gestational diabetes, could modestly predict future cardiovascular risk.

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Old Drug shows Potential for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Treatment

June 15, 2019 Category :Health Watch 0

Methylene blue, a century-old drug, is found to address mitochondrial dysfunction—a common condition in age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

A paper on methylene blue study, conducted by researchers from Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland, shows that methylene blue, when used at a very low concentration, slows cellular aging and enhances mitochondrial function, which potentially allows those with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s to live longer, healthier lives.

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Black Tea Beneficial for Diabetes Patients

June 14, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Famous for its antioxidants, immune boosting, and antihypertensive properties, black tea is again hogging the limelight with yet another health benefit. A recent study found that black tea may also help in controlling diabetes.

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Blood testing to diagnose Diabetes in Obese Youth

June 13, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The youth of today are getting bigger and heavier, and this is no sign of health. Obesity comes with many chronic comorbidities including diabetes. This is why a study recommended mandatory blood testing among obese youth for the early detection of type 2 diabetes.

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Fiber-Rich Diet Recommended for Diabetics

June 12, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Doctors, dietitians, and other medical practitioners found that dietary fiber is effective in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and are now recommending it as an important component of the diet of a person with diabetes. As published in Diabetes Care, lower inflammatory markers and liver fat deposition were seen with increased dietary fiber.

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Mediterranean Diet recommended for Diabetics

June 11, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Recipes 0

Diabetics should maintain a diet that is rich in fish, fruits, nuts and olive oil if they want to lose more weight and live longer without their blood sugar-lowering medication.

Previous studies have already suggested the Mediterranean diet may deter second heart attack episodes, impede Alzheimer’s disease, and decrease the risk of developing cancer.

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Sex Hormone Binding Globulin could predict Diabetes

June 10, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

People with low blood levels of a protein that regulates sex hormones were found to be more at risk for developing diabetes. In a recent study, researchers found that both men and women with low level of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) were ten times more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes compared to those with high levels of SHBG. Headed by Dr. Simin Liu of the University of California Los Angeles, the team neutralized other predictors such as weight, smoking status, exercise, and high blood pressure and found that SHBG has a genetic component that carries two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP). These SNPs are effective predictors of the lowered and heightened risk of developing diabetes.

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Lack of Sleep Equals High Diabetes Risk

June 9, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Sleep deprivation is found to be a major player in the development of insulin resistance and impaired glucose tolerance. This was found true when the team of Dr. Planem Penev conducted a clinical trial among 11 volunteers who slept for 5.5 and 8.5 hours. The study noted a significant increase in the glucose tolerance level and reduction in the values for insulin sensitivity.

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Experiencing Hypoglycemia?

June 8, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

I would just like to ask if it is normal for a non-diabetic to experience hypoglycemic attacks? When I was young, I used to have bouts of hypoglycemia, and in order for me to get relieved from the attack, my mom would let me eat sweets, or a teaspoon of sugar, or let me drink Coke. When I asked her why I was experiencing those attacks, she answered that it may be due to my low blood sugar in the body, and that it may be sometimes triggered by a non conducive environment where I’m at, or because of too much exhaustion. What is the scientific truth behind hypoglycemia? Is it really likely to happen to normal people, or is it a sign that an individual has to visit a doctor or endocrinologist to check on his or her risk for diabetes?

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Arrival of Qi: Harmony and Energy

June 7, 2019 Category :Stress Busters 0

You feel irritable. You have no focus at work. You barely touch your food. You can’t sleep at night. These are the classic signs of stress.

As western medicine puts it, stress can be defined as the resulting condition of an individual’s perceived discrepancies or inconsistencies, whether real or not, about the situation that he is in and the resources of his biological, physical, or social systems.

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