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Lack of Sleep Worsen Diabetes?

Many research studies have demonstrated that not getting enough sleep affects the body’s ability to manage blood sugar levels and appetite, increasing the risk of obesity and diabetes. Related terms:gestational diabetes and lack of sleeplack of sleepgestational diabetes lack of sleepelevated glucose levels morning lack of sleeplack of sleep high glucoseblood sugar and lack of […]

Foot Exam Basics for Diabetes Educators

Diabetes is a chronic disease which can lead to serious complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, retinopathy, stroke, peripheral arterial occlusive disease and diabetic neuropathy which diabetic foot is a part of. These complications are quite preventable with healthy lifestyle, good compliance to prescribed medications, proper education and regular visits to a doctor. However, […]

A Primer on Diabetes in the Elderly

Defining the elderly population can be tricky. In most developed countries, the chronological age of 65 years as a definition of ‘elderly’ or older person, is widely accepted or often, associated with the age at which one can begin to receive pension benefits. Although it is common to use the calendar age to mark the […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Are you a habitual loud snorer? Do you experience excessive daytime sleepiness? Are you overweight or obese? Are you awakened by a choking sensation? If you answer yes to at least two of these questions, you might need to be evaluated for a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Related terms:bp-osa results 2012causal pathway […]

Diabetes Mellitus and Gum Disease

Having been in dental practice for over 35 years, I’ve met numerous people whom I consider mentors in the dental profession. But none of them exceeds the brilliance of the one teacher which not even the wittiest mind could match, and this teacher’s name is “WISDOM”. I’ve always believed that “What the eyes cannot see, […]

Tilapia Worse than Bacon?

Question: Is it true that Tilapia is worse than Bacon? When I received this question, the first thing that came to mind was maybe there are some harmful chemicals in the fish feed or pesticides in the water that make tilapia even worse than bacon (an item ranked way down on the ‘healthy food’ list). […]

Delaying Diabetes Through Signal Pathway

Apart from obesity and lack of exercise as the main factors that pull the trigger on diabetes, researchers from the Institute of Cell Biology of ETH Zurich suggest the possibility that some diabetics may actually have an abnormality in signal pathway and deactivating it may delay the illness for many years. Related terms:hif1a ethztype 2 […]

Diabetes May Slow Mental Function

Are you experiencing a slowdown each time you are about to say something? Each time you have to remember a particular incident? Beware, it might be diabetes. In an analysis, adults diagnosed with diabetes have a slowdown in mental processing. Related terms:are diabetics slower at mental tasks?slow mental functionslowing mental processing diabetes

Diabetes, Obesity and Asthma

“I am overweight Doc, can I develop asthma?” A question I hear almost everyday, the answer still surprises me to this day. Asthma (az-muh, as-) is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Its primary cause is inflamed airways in the lungs. This inflammation makes the airways smaller, which makes it more difficult […]

Parenting Style affects Type 1 Diabetes Control in Children

A study revealed that parenting style plays an important role in improving glycemic control in children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes. Related terms:parenting diabetes kidstype 1diabetes control challenging toddlers