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Dogs trained to monitor Blood Sugar Levels

January 23, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

If digital glucose meters seem too static and boring, why not get a cute, cuddly, and barking one instead?

Aside from detecting illegal drugs, hidden bombs, and disaster survivors, dogs are now being trained to sniff for changes in a patient’s blood sugar levels and alert caregivers to administer medication to the patient when necessary. This is especially helpful for diabetic children since they usually are not yet wary of their condition to monitor their own blood sugar.

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Cinnamon: Treatment for Diabetes

January 22, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

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.

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Preventive Oral Health Measures for Diabetes

January 9, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Diabetes is a disease that causes serious problems in many parts of the body. And oral health problems are certainly no exception. Oral diseases commonly seen with diabetes include tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, salivary gland dysfunction, infections, and taste impairment. It is important for diabetics to take care of their oral health and hygiene so as not to complicate their situation. The following are ways to prevent oral health problems in patients with diabetes:

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Parent Partners of Children with Diabetes

December 24, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

When a child gets diagnosed with diabetes, we usually realize in hindsight that the signs and symptoms (excessive urination, excessive drinking, weight loss despite an increased appetite, decreased energy level) have actually been present for a while, but were ignored or attributed to something much less serious. When medical help is finally sought, the CRISIS scenario begins when diabetes is confirmed.

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The Truth about Honey

December 13, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetics need not worry which kind of honey is most suitable for their condition. According to a recent study, there’s no difference between buckwheat honey and cotton honey, or clover honey and tupelo honey in terms of glycemic index (a measure of how much and how fast a food raises blood sugar levels).

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Pre-pregnancy Care for Diabetic Moms

December 11, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Pregnant diabetics can conceive healthy babies free from complications if they learn how to closely monitor and control blood sugar levels before and during the crucial first few months of pregnancy.

Blood sugar control is significant for all diabetics, especially during pregnancy as it can largely affect the condition of the newborn, according to medical experts.

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Diabetes May Cause Cognitive Dysfunction

December 10, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Apart from obesity, heart attack and other complications, a group of Boston-based researchers warned elderly diabetics of possible development of cognitive dysfunction. They advised diabetics in older age brackets to undergo screenings to test early stages of intellectual impairment which is detrimental to “one’s ability to self-manage”.

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How to Fight the Dangers of Working the Night Shift

December 3, 2019 Category :Health Watch| Stress Busters 0

An increasing number of Filipinos work in shifts as part of their jobs. These include call center agents, security guards, casino operators, hotel employees and hospital personnel like emergency room physicians, residents, nurses and nursing aides. Police officers, firemen and emergency response paramedics also work in shifts to provide round-the-clock service for us. Yet, all of them are at risk for what has been termed shift work sleep disorder.

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Truth About Hypoglycemia

November 21, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

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 having frank seizures.

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Bitter Effects of the Sweet Tooth

October 27, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

One of the secrets to longevity is reportedly, dental floss! Flossing one’s teeth lowers the risk for periodontitis or inflammatory diseases of the tissues that surround and support the teeth. This can lead to bone loss around the teeth and subsequent tooth loss. And that’s not all. This brewing inflammation is linked to a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and death. Hopefully, by reducing one’s risk for periodontal disease through proper oral care, one can also lower risk for cardiovascular complications.

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