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Driving Mishaps links Low Blood Sugar

October 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Dr. Daniel J. Cox and his colleagues from the University of Virginia found that bouts of low blood sugar are more likely to lead to unsafe driving among people with diabetes.  In fact, of the 452 adult drivers who were included in their study, 52 percent reported at least one driving mishap when they have low blood sugar.

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Diabetes Risk on Smoking Cessation

October 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Although smoking promotes the development of diabetes, especially among heavy smokers, quitting may also raise smokers’ short-term risk of developing diabetes.  This is according to the results of long-term follow-up of the participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in communities study.

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Basic Yoga Postures

October 6, 2018 Category :Fitness 0

The following yoga postures are recommended for those with diabetes:

Yoga postures to do in the morning:
1. Simplified bellows pose (Utks’epa Mudra’)
2. Action pose (Karma’sana)
3. Navel press (Agnisa’ra Mudra’)
4. Kneeling abdominal lift (Upavis’t’a Ud’d’ayana Mudra’)
5. Single head to knee posture (Ja’nushira’sana)
6. Ideational breathing, navel chakra (A’gneyii Pra’n’a’ya’ma)

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Travel Smarts for the Jetsetting Diabetic

September 18, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Stress Busters 0

Traveling is just inevitable for humans. For some professionals, traveling to other countries is like hitting two birds with one stone—meeting with clients, and at the same, getting to explore and unearth the secrets of that destination. For the born adventure seeker, traveling may mean getting to know diverse cultures or just getting to see the sights.

All these sound so exciting, but what if diabetes might get in the way of your travel ventures? Read on and find ways on how to make your travel as smooth and enjoyable as possible even with diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes Ups Kidney Stone Risk

September 6, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Each year, more and more people worldwide are having kidney stones—solid mass of accumulated calcium, uric acid or other substances. There’s a possibility that diabetes is a predisposing factor for acquiring kidney stones made of uric acid, according to a report published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease.

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Diabetic Skin Care Tips for Allergies

September 1, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetic Skin Care Tips for Allergies

• Avoid touching trigger substances.
• If trigger substances cannot be avoided, protect the skin from substance. Wearing clothing such as long sleeves or gloves can be very helpful.
• Washing with soap and water can remove or inactivate the substance immediately after exposure.
• Minimize scratching at all times to prevent skin breaks and infection.
• Moist /cool compresses can relieve severe itching.
• Use topical anti-allergy medications such as hydrocortisone creams.
• Oral anti-histamine can relieve allergic reaction and itching.
• For open wounds, topical antibiotics must be applied to prevent infection.
• For rashes that do not improve or continue to spread, see your doctor.
• Upon consultation, always inform your doctor that you are diabetic and enumerate your present medications. Prescribed medicines for the allergy may be the cause of allergy, may react with medicines for diabetes or may be contraindicated for your present medical conditions.
• For frequent allergies, steps should be taken to identify the allergen through skin prick or patch testing.

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Eyedrops Cure for Cataracts?

August 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

A cataract is a clouding of the lens, a clear tissue located inside the eye behind the iris, the colored part of the eye. Cataracts can result from many conditions, but the most frequent cause is the natural aging process. Other causes may include eye injury, chronic eye disease, and diabetes. More than half the people over age 65 will have some degree of cataract development.

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Erectile Dysfunction Drug for Women

August 7, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetic women with sexual dysfunction may find that Viagra (sildenafil), the anti-erectile dysfunction drug marketed for men, may also help them improve arousal, orgasm and sexual enjoyment and may also decrease pain during intercourse, according to results of a study.

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Drug Tested vs. Diabetic Neuropathy

August 5, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A drug that might prevent or reverse nerve damage caused by diabetes is now being tested in humans in the United States. Diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage causes a loss of sensation in the hands and feet. Diabetic patients with nerve damage might not always notice small injuries, which when left unnoticed may become severely infected.

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Alcoholic Beverage Safe for Diabetic?

July 11, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

It all depends on your answers to these three basic questions as posted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA): » Continue Reading

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