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Vibrating Insoles Helpful in Diabetic Neuropathy

September 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

About one-third of diabetes mellitus patients are diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy or a condition that causes pain and numbness in the hands and feet. It also brings balance problems and unsteadiness when walking.

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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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Skin Disorders and Diabetes

March 15, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

People with diabetes should be aware of the potentially serious skin problems related to the disease, which can be managed with early diagnosis and treatment. Diabetic skin disorders are primarily rooted to poor blood circulation and the inability of the skin to receive proper nutrition to fight off diseases and bacteria, to which it is most vulnerable because of its constant exposure to them.

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Taebo and diabetes

September 13, 2014 Category :Physical Wellness 0

Tae Bo which combines tae kwon do and boxing is a body work out developed by Billy Blanks in the 1990s which become popular because it is an excellent cardiovascular workout and for toning the body which was palatable to body conscious young generation and health conscious aging population.

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Diabetes Pain Management

July 19, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

The pain related to diabetes can sometimes take a toll with age. Older or elderly patients with diabetes can feel discomfort and weakness that can affect their quality of life. The pain related to diabetes is primarily caused by nerve damage called neuropathy, which can cause chronic pain in three ways. Pains or numbness in the toes, feet, legs, hands and arms is called Peripheral neuropathy. Pains in the thighs, hips and buttocks and legs are called proximal neuropathy. Sudden discomfort, weakness, pain or numbness in a single nerve that affects other nerve branches is called Focal neuropathy which can usually be experienced behind one eye, in the lower back, in the chest, or abdomen.

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Acupuncture Treatment Safe for Diabetics

July 5, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Acupuncture Treatment is definitely safe for diabetics but it does not necessarily guarantee treatment particularly of diabetic neuropathy nor is diabetes per se. Acupuncture a Chinese alternative form of medicine which involves stimulating specific acupoints along the skin of the body involving various methods such as the application of heat, pressure, or laser or penetration of thin needles. It is often use to treat and ease pain cause by Peripheral osteoarthritis, Headaches and migraines, Low back, Fibromyalgia, Shoulder and elbow, among others. It is also believed to help treat cancer, fertility, stroke, and attention deficit disorder.

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Diabetes Skin Complications

December 4, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Skin problem complications are common among diabetic patients for having too much sugar in their blood. The high levels of blood glucose makes the body loses fluid that in turn makes the skin dry. The body reacts to diabetes by turning more water into urine for eliminating excessive sugar. Moreover, diabetic neuropathy also causes the skin to dry up because nerves do not activate the sweat glands which could otherwise moisten the skin. The dry skin turns red and sore, with cracks which become a perfect place for Germs to attack and a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi to thrive. Following is a list of common Diabetes skin complications with their brief descriptions. » Continue Reading

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Prevent Amputation for Diabetics

October 28, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

Amputation of the legs is one of the most common complications of Diabetes. This often happens due to foot ulcers that decomposes and infects the muscles of the legs. This happens because most diabetics suffer from diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage. The numbness of their nerves fails to realize that they have foot injuries to the extent that they can lead to serious infections and worst to amputations. Whereas a normal person would easily detect a foot injury such as a blister, diabetics who suffer neuropathy are unable to feel the pain or the sensation of uneasiness of such injuries hence they only find about the injury after it gets worst.

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Red Light Therapy for Diabetics

October 29, 2012 Category :Physical Wellness 0

Light therapy has been in used for treating different ailments and other beneficial effects for over 50 years now. Light is both energy and matter. And the tiny particles of matter that constitutes light called photons are what is used healing. There are different light therapies that are available which essentially depend on the wavelength of the light used and applied for different purposes because different proteins in the human body absorb and react to different wavelengths. The photons absorb by the body tissues are transformed into Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP, which is a type of energy cells use to fuel cellular metabolism such as the synthesis of DNA & RNA. The same energy is used for repairing or regenerating cells by facilitating cell reproduction and healing.

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