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Short-Term Mental Stress Maintains Blood Sugar Levels

Are you a diabetic and in search of a good mental stress? Swiss investigators say that the blood sugar levels of individuals with type 1 diabetes stay normal when exposed to short-term mental stress. In this case, they used a roller-coaster ride to attain this short-term mental stress, and to see how it can affect […]

Sugar Mommies

Motherhood is often illustrated by images of a woman cuddling an infant or holding a child. But motherhood actually starts with conception while the baby is inside the womb. It is the mother’s duty to nurture the infant by taking care of her body throughout pregnancy. Sadly though, there are some diseases that are brought […]

Diabetes in the Young

Diabetes used to be the illness of our parents and grandparents. Currently, however, the number of children, adolescents and young adults getting diagnosed with diabetes is increasing. As in older adults, there are several types of diabetes in young people. These consist of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus plus a third type defined […]

Cinnamon: Treatment for Diabetes

Previous studies have established that cinnamon has beneficial effects on diabetes patients as it can decrease insulin resistance to lower blood sugar levels. Capitalizing on that idea,Sri Lanka, the world’s largest exporter of cinnamon, has started experimenting on its healing power as a treatment for diabetes and cholesterol, and as a cinnamon-based medicinal product. Related […]

Miracle in Milk

In the ongoing battle to save people from harming themselves through their damaging diets, kefir revealed itself as a wellness jewel. Kefir is an ancient, nutritional and therapeutic complete living food which originated from a village known for long and healthy lives in the Caucasus Mountains at the border of Europe, Russia, Asia, and Middle East […]

Truth About Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is a medical term to describe a situation where the amount of circulating useful blood sugar is lower than normal—a level low enough to cause symptoms in a person. Generally, hypoglycemia is defined as a serum glucose level below 70mg/dL. Symptoms of hypoglycemia can vary from person to person, from a common dizziness to […]

Triglycerides: The Body’s Fat Depot

Most people are familiar with cholesterol and its bad effects on our health. We have been warned time and again of high cholesterol and the risk of heart attack or stroke. Several ads boast of low cholesterol, cholesterol-free or even cholesterol-lowering food products. But very few people know or understand triglycerides. So let’s put the […]

Taking Care of Your Diabetes Every Day

What kind of DIABETES do you have? Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed before age 40 (in children, teenagers, or young adults). It is a disorder in which the body does not produce insulin (a hormone that aids in moving sugar from the blood to the cells). […]

Giving yourself an Insulin Shot

If you have type 1 diabetes-or if you have type 2 diabetes and oral medications are not controlling your blood sugar, you have to take insulin. If you have gestational diabetes, you may need to take insulin if diet and exercise have not been able to keep your blood sugar levels within your target range. […]

Beating Down Diabetes

When you first meet Edmundo Ongsiako, you’ll know immediately that this is not a guy to cross. Standing at 5’10” in height, with log-like biceps, surprising agility and a menacing goatee, the 49-year-old Edmundo is one of four official instructors of Krav Maga, a self-defense method that neutralizes threats by dealing devastating blows to the […]