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How much exercise should a person with diabetes do?

Regular exercise has been proven to improve blood sugar, blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels besides playing a role in enhancing weight loss and sense of well-being. Regular physical activity may even prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk (e.g., those with glucose intolerance, family history of diabetes, hypertension, abnormal blood cholesterol, sedentary […]

Interferon Alpha Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston concluded that a minimal dose of oral interferon alpha could preserve beta cell function for patients who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Stanley Brod, principal investigator of the trial explains that interferon alpha can extend the ‘honeymoon phase’ of the disease, allowing […]

Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes

Erectile dysfunction dates back to 2000 B.C.and was even set down on Egyptian papyrus. There is perhaps no other condition that can humble a man more than the inability to perform the sexual act when the need arises. The term erectile dysfunction (ED), formerly called impotence, covers a range of disorders, but usually refers to […]

Examine the Diabetic Foot

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition accompanied by a slew of complications, from the head down to the toes. Ask any diabetic what complications they are aware of, and, chances are, ranking among the top answers would be amputations. True enough, diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of non-traumatic amputations of the lower extremities. The […]

Caring for Diabetic Feet

For many, the foot is of least concern. But for patients diagnosed with diabetes, the foot should be given utmost care. Diabetics are more vulnerable to foot problems and if left untreated may result in severe disorders like infection, gangrene (or tissue death), ulceration and even amputation. Diabetes can reduce blood flow to your feet […]

Surge of Female Sexual Problems

Pinky, 49, a type-2 diabetic and a doting mother of three has been complaining that she could not function well sexually. She is unable to reach orgasm, feels pain during intercourse and has dwindling interest in having a sexual experience. All along, she has thought of these as just menopausal symptoms, ignoring them although they […]

Diabetic Skin Care

Diabetes mellitus is an increasingly common systemic disorder that may present with an assortment of accompanying skin problems. These skin manifestations may directly result from blood sugar abnormalities, or may be complications of various disorders such as kidney failure, microangiopathies and nerve damage. Physical changes in the skin of diabetic patients can vary from the […]

Heart-friendly Aphrodisiacs

The quest for aphrodisiacs has perpetually been the obsession of man. For thousands of years, certain foods were considered to have elements that stimulate sexual craving and enhance sexual performance. Coined after Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, aphrodisiacs have been the focus of many ancient writings, particularly in Rome, China, Egypt and India. […]

Fight Back Brain Attack

One of life’s greatest marvels is the human brain. It coordinates our thoughts, emotions, movement, behavior and sensation. In short, it directs all that we think, feel and do. Its billions of nerve cells are connected to the rest of the body through a network of specialized tissues called the nervous system. Related terms:brain attack […]

Getting out of harm’s way

Part 3 of Aging Gracefully with Diabetes “Aging starts from the womb and ends in the tomb,” says Dr. delaVega. She relates that most of the time, what they see in the geriatrics clinic are already complicated cases of diabetes.”We need to nurture even healthy mothers, healthy pregnancies so that the child that comes out […]