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Diabetic Foot Ulcer Care

September 15, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Diabetic people are at risk of developing foot sores, foot ulcers, or open sore wound in the foot which results due to complication of diabetes and can result to the lower leg amputations. Foot ulcers are very common among people with diabetes and is in fact the most common reason why people with diabetes stay in the hospital. Foot ulcers develop because diabetes is a metabolic disorder that obstructs the body’s normal wound healing process. Thus, a small or simple wound in the foot of a diabetic person can gradually worsen, get infected and result to foot ulcer, in which the wound continues to remain fresh and the bacterial infection will start to attack other skin and tissue causing the wound to enlarge.

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Best Exercise Equipment for Diabetics?

July 17, 2020 Category :Fitness| General Wellness 0

Aside proper diet, proper exercise is crucial for managing type 2 diabetes. Diabetic patients are always advised to be physically active yet not too much active because strenuous activity can also be dangerous especially for diabetic patients who are older.

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Healthy Snacks for Diabetes

June 30, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Diet is central in the management of diabetes. Hence, it is important for diabetic patients to know what to eat and in what amounts in order to regulate and manage the disease, which if not properly monitored can lead to very serious problems and consequence. This means that when the stomach of a diabetic patient starts to rumble, one can simply munch on anything to address the hunger. Instead, one need to take a snack that can satisfy your stomach without blustering your blood sugar levels. So what exactly can a diabetic eat when his tummy goes mad.

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Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetics

May 1, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Stem cell Therapy generally refers to any treatment strategy in which new adult stem cells are introduced or injected into a damaged or impaired tissue, which will initiate the regeneration or reproduction of new cells that will replace infected or damaged cells resulting to treatment. This fundamentally rests on the ability of stem cells to self-renew and replace the damaged tissues in the body, with marginal risk of rejection or negative side effects. Stem cell therapy is widely accepted to be effective for bone marrow transplantation and is commonly used for skin rejuvenation. Thus, stem cell therapy is more renowned for aesthetic treatment to counter the signs of aging like wrinkles and other skin damages. In the case of bone marrow transplants, the stem cells used normally come from the patient themselves or from human donors. There are some instances when animal cells are used.

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Diabetes Medication in the Elderly

December 23, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

We will discuss about precautions that need to be observed in treating diabetes in the elderly.

The elderly are a special group because time has taken its toll on almost all the major organs of the human body, i.e., there may be a decrease in function on quite a few organs. The elderly are also more likely to have concomitant diseases, which necessitate more drugs, making this group of patients more likely to develop drug-drug interactions.

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The Alternative Way

May 1, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

With the onset of early childhood and adult obesity and other factors, the threat of booming numbers of people with diabetes mellitus continues to grow. The use of conventional treatments such as insulin, general prescription drugs and other medical therapies continues to prevail; however more and more people seek alternative and complementary therapies to further enhance their present health conditions. This article explains the existing available therapies that are fast gaining popularity.

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Good Diet to Diabetes Salvation

February 15, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Marissa Sanchez, a singer/ actress/comedian, has type 2 diabetes and admitted indulging in food before. She shares that she used to eat anything and everything she wanted and craved for, and most especially, she loved rice. But then, symptoms started appearing: blurry vision, constant and unusual thirst, and going on constant bathroom trips. That was the time it was confirmed that she was diabetic and was asked by her endocrinologist, Dr. Augusto Litonjua, to change her eating habits. Although she wasn’t able to kick her usual eating habits all at once, she says that once she was able to control her food intake, she began experiencing miracles in her diabetes management.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Diabetics

November 26, 2018 Category :People and Places| Stress Busters 0

Light up the holiday season of diabetics by giving them gifts that promote good health and provide them encouragement. Here are some presents that would surely bring them Yuletide cheer.

Blood Glucose Meter
Any diabetic patient would appreciate an upgrade of his/her existing blood glucose meter. The advanced features of newer meters allow patients with diabetes to test blood sugar levels faster, with smaller samples and on several different sites.

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Pancreas Cell Transplant

June 27, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Success rate for the Edmonton protocol, or the transplantation of processed pancreas cells for type 1 diabetic patients, has improved from two percent in its initial testing to a significant 80 percent in a later study. However, researchers still face the challenge of making the technique effective for a longer time frame. » Continue Reading

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Leg Cramps and Diabetes

September 6, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of health illnesses worldwide. Among the population of diabetes, 10% of the diagnosed patients have Type 1 Diabetes and 90% have Type 2 Diabetes. The uncontrolled level of glucose can lead to serious complications, and one of which is leg cramps. Leg cramps and diabetes are associated because of hyperglycemia. When there is an abnormal glucose level in the blood, the body reacts causing excessive urination leading to dehydration. When a person has a polyuria, vitamins and minerals such as potassium depleted, which also causes leg cramps. In addition, leg cramps also occur to diabetes person when there is a nerve damaged on the extremities, and this is referred as diabetic neuropathy. When both upper and lower extremities are affected (arms and legs), this is diagnosed as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The complication gets worst when the affected nerves are too damaged. It is either the person feels pain in the legs though there is no stimulation, or the nerves are too damaged that the person can no longer feel any pain.

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