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Diabetes and Exercise

May 13, 2019 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

An important part of maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle, with or without diabetes, is having a regular exercise regimen. Other workouts are more strenuous than some and all vary with what the individual is comfortable doing, and ultimately, what results they’re looking for.

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Antipsychotic Drugs may Elevate Hyperglycemia Risk

April 15, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study found that diabetic elderly patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication for the first time are at an increased risk of hyperglycemia, especially within the first two weeks of medication regimen. The same study also found that serious hyperglycemic episode among some diabetic older patients who recently started an antipsychotic medication was 50 percent higher compared to their counterparts who haven’t taken the drug for the last 6 months.

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What is HbA1c?

December 20, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

You may have heard your doctor ask for or order HbA1c in your blood tests. And when you asked him or her what it is, you got the answer “It’s your blood sugar average for 3 months.” And that was it. You may still have a few questions, so let us try to get into the nitty-gritty of HbA1c.

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Once-a-week shot effective in Glucose Control

November 5, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A newer and longer-acting form of the diabetes drug exenatide (Byetta) taken once a week did better at controlling blood glucose levels compared to its standard formula, according to a new study published recently in the journal, The Lancet.

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Glucose Monitoring Devices

November 4, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) conducted and funded a study which tested three brands of continuous glucose monitoring devices.

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Insulin resistance gene prevents CVD

October 2, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the world and in order to solve this, researchers from the Medical College of Georgia observed some genetically fat mice and found out that by eliminating the protein tyrosine phosphatase 1 B, or PTP1 B, they could prevent the risk of CVD.

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Home Blood Glucose Monitoring

September 30, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Individuals with diabetes have a very important role in their own medical care, and home blood glucose monitoring is an opportunity for them to take control of their own health.┬áHome blood glucose monitoring (HBGM) is the ongoing measurement of blood sugar (glucose). It is a method of self-testing blood sugar levels for the management of diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Lack of Sleep Heightens Diabetes Risk

September 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A recent study suggests that “short-sleepers” are more prone to develop blood sugar abnormality that may lead to type 2 diabetes.

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Diabetic Skin Infections

September 4, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

People with diabetes are more prone to skin problems than people who do not have diabetes. As many as one-third of people afflicted with diabetes will have a diabetes-related skin disorder at some time in their lives. In fact, skin problems are sometimes the first signs that a person has diabetes. There are two reasons for this and both have to do with elevated blood sugar levels. First, many infection-causing microorganisms feed on the excess glucose in the blood of diabetics. On the other hand, the higher than normal glucose levels impair the immune system that fights infections. » Continue Reading

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Aspartame Good for Diabetics?

August 17, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

There are lots of information we see on the internet regarding food that are good and bad for our health. As we are being flooded by these information, we should also be able to sort out which sources are reliable and which ones are myth and merely opinion based are not founded by professional studies. There are some articles about aspartame being bad and even deadly for diabetics, but is there any truth about it?

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