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Contact Lenses developed to Check Glucose Levels

May 23, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Researchers from the University of Akron are developing contact lenses that have the ability to identify glucose levels present in tears. If glucose concentration builds up in the body, the lenses will change in color.

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Famous People with Hypoglycemia

May 17, 2020 Category :People and Places 0

Hypoglycemia is a condition in which one’s blood sugar (glucose) is becomes too low or below 70 mg/dL. This is in contrast to hyperglycemia which is when blood sugar levels becomes to high. Diabetes is a lifelong disease that is particularly associated with high levels of sugar in the blood. However, diabetic patients in general are equally vulnerable to hypo and hyperglycemia because of their body’s inability to regulate blood sugar levels. While diabetes is a life long disease, this should not prevent diabetics from achieving their ambitions and living their lives to the fullest.

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Suha for Lowering Blood Sugar

April 23, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Suha or pomelo (Citrus grandis) is the largest citrus fruit that is native to South and Southeast Asia. It is yellow when ripe and has sweet sour pinkish flesh with very thick rind pith.

Suha like most other citrus fruits is acidic and primarily helps in the digestive process of the body. It has a fat burning enzyme that absorbs and decreases starch and sugar in the body. However, this enzyme is primarily effective for losing weight and not for controlling blood sugar levels. Instead, it is the chromium contents of the suha which help reduce the blood sugar. While suha helps in lowering the blood sugar of diabetics, it is nevertheless not a cure for diabetes. Aside from this, it has para-insulin which helps decrease blood fat and blood sugar.

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Leche Flan with Splenda for Diabetics

March 31, 2020 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Leche flan, also known as dulce de leche, is a traditional Filipino custard dessert with a coating of soft caramel on top served warm or cold. Whereas the Filipino recipe included a condensed milk and egg yolks molded in a pan coated with caramel, other variations of the flan in other countries featured the use of coconut or the use of cinnamon stick to add flavor to the flan. An important ingredient to the flan which provides sweet flavor is the sugary brown caramel glaze that adds depth of sweetness to the treat. The caramel glaze is made by simmering & stirring sugar with water.

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Diabetes Weak Legs

March 20, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

The weakening of legs refers to the decrease in the power and ability of a person to move one’s legs, which can be attributed to the either the declining power of the muscles to contract or the failing of nerves signals from the brain to command the muscle to contract. In which case, any interruption of nerve signals from the brain to the limb results to leg weakness. In the case of diabetic patients, the weakening of the legs is caused by the latter or nerve damage called proximal neuropathy, which poses the risk of disability.

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Vitamin D Deficiency linked to Diabetes

February 11, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Two papers presented in this year’s Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in San Diego, California showed that low levels of vitamin D could lead to inadequate blood sugar control in diabetics and increase the risk of developing metabolic syndrome in the elderly.

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Mother’s Milk: Diabetes Deterrent

July 26, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 1

It is never too early to start diabetes prevention. For newborn and infant nutrition, breast milk really IS best. It reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes in both the breastfeeding mother and her child. And the longer one breastfeeds, the greater the reduction in type 2 diabetes risk for both mom and baby.

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Men: The Stronger Sex?

July 13, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

Men and women are created equal. But men and women are different, too. And diabetes has a gender bias—against both sexes. In some aspects, men get the shorter end of the stick; in other aspects, women do.

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Giving yourself an Insulin Shot

June 21, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

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.

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Prostate Cancer Drugs Raise Diabetes Risk

May 2, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists – a class of drugs used to treat advanced prostate cancer-can increase patients’ risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

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