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Effective Sick Day Management

May 24, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy News 0

For people with diabetes, a bout with cough, cold or low-grade fever is no simple matter. It could increase their blood glucose levels making them more susceptible to graver conditions. When we are sick, our body produces certain hormones which help fight off the illness. However, these hormones can raise blood sugar levels, thus disabling the effects of insulin.

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Under the Knife

April 4, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

When a diabetic undergoes surgery. People with diabetes may undergo surgery due to complications such as cardiovascular problems and infection that may develop in their bodies or due to other conditions unrelated to their diabetes. During these times, people with diabetes must adhere to certain special requirements and considerations to help ensure surgical success. » Continue Reading

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Hyperglycemia and Vertigo

February 22, 2015 Category :Health Watch 0

Hyperglycemia is the clinical term to refer abnormally high blood glucose (blood sugar) level. A high blood sugar is generally over 100 mg/dl. Hyerglycemia would be 150 – 300 or more.

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Lyxumia for Diabetics

February 8, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Lyxumia is an injectable medicine for controlling blood sugar level that is generally designed for adults with type 2 diabetes with high sugar. It is a supplementary medicine to oral antidiabetic medicine such as metformin and pioglitazone, as well as basal insulin. Lyxumia contains the active substance lixisenatide, an incretin mimetic medicine that works by mimicking the actions of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) which help control blood glucose by stimulating the production of insulin and reducing the production of glucagon.

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Ketones in Urine

May 21, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

Ketones are broken down fat cells and fatty acids used as energy or fuel of the body, which happens usually when the body has insufficient sugar or carbohydrates to provide for energy needs. When the body is unable to use carbohydrates, which is its main source of energy, it starts to break down fats to supply energy for the body. Fat is stored energy and once broken down turns to ketones. Initially, this would seem affirmative for people who are trying to lose weight. However, this is bad news for normal people who are not starving oneself because if is a symptom that one may be suffering from diabetes especially if the symptom is complemented by a unusually sweet urine and uncharacteristically sweet breath.

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