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Gallstones: Take Them Out or Leave Them Be?

Diabetes mellitus presents numerous challenges to patients and physicians constantly battling to stave off its deleterious effects on various organs in the body. While end-organ damage in diabetic patients targets vital organs like the kidney, heart, brain and lungs, a less known organ called the gallbladder likewise deserves attention. Related terms:gallstones and diabetesdiabetes and gallstonesgallstones […]

Spearmint Tea for Diabetes

A spearmint tea is prepared simply by immersing spearmint leaves (from the plant Mentha spicata or Yerba Buena) in boiling water. Menthol which is extracted primarily from leaves of mint plants like eucalyptus and spearmint generally helps in lowering blood sugar levels. However, even if mint teas can effectively lower blood glucose levels, it is […]

Diabetic Traveler’s First Aid Kit

If you have diabetes, just think of diabetes as a star-struck lover who will never leave your side, no matter how far on a package tour or cruise or bus ride you go. There is no escaping it, even if you’re near the peak of Mount Fuji or inside the pyramids of Giza. It does […]