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Leg Cramps and Diabetes

March 23, 2021 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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Turnip good for Diabetes?

March 14, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Turnip or singkamas are root vegetables usually grown in temperate climates. In the Philippines, it is usually eaten raw or added in fresh lumpia. Turnip is one of the underappreciated and often overlooked vegetables.

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Macular Edema and Diabetes

March 13, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Macular edema or the retinal thickening of the center of the macula due to leakage of plasma constituents into the surrounding retina is a complication of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic patients suffering from diabetic retinopathy can have new blood vessels that grow on the surface of the retina which can swell and leak fluid. In layman’s term, these blood vessels can bleed into the eye and block vision. Once fluids or blood leaks into the center of the macula, the macula swells thus blurring one’s vision. Macular edema is characterized by blurred vision and occurs when the macula swells from leaking fluid from abnormal blood vessels in the retina surface.

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Essential Oils for Diabetes

February 21, 2021 Category :Health Watch 0

Aromatherapy or the use of essential oils can be generally beneficial to all people. For people with diabetes, essential oils that are especially used are those which help assist with improving circulation, which is a common problem among diabetics. Here are essential oils for diabetic patients.

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Butter good for diabetics?

February 20, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Butter, a pale yellow edible fatty substance made by churning cream and used as a spread or in cooking, is not good for diabetes because managing diabetes entails watching carbohydrates particularly the total fat and type of fat that a diabetic patient eats. Thus it is important for diabetic patients to eat less saturated and trans fat which are unhealthy fats.

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Kefir for Diabetics

February 11, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Also known as bulgaros, kefir is a cultured milk product like yogurt with a tart and even sour taste. Milk from inoculating cow, goat, or sheep is fermented using kefir “grains”, which is a fermentation starter. Unlike yogurt, Kefir is nutritious and therapeutic providing protein, essential minerals, and valuable B vitamins, which help the inner eco-system.

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Facts about Insulin Spray

January 27, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

The concept of Insulin Spray was similar to like the ones asthmatic people use finally became a reality in the 1990’s. Like the inhaler, insulin spray is sprayed by a diabetic patient to take in fine insulin powder into lungs that in turn enters the blood through tiny blood vessels. This makes it more convenient for diabetics to administer insulin without the use of needles. Unfortunately, the nasal insulin spray has not received FDA approval for release because it is still under further study.

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Glutathione and Diabetes

January 16, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Glutathione or Gluta for short is famous by word among Filipinos today because of its popularity as a whitening agent used by celebrities and rich people. To a country crazy and desperate to having a white skin, gluta products have sprouted in the market in different forms from soaps, to lotions and pills. But more than this whitening side effect of Glutathione, this molecule actually serves as the mother of all oxidants in the body, which is naturally produced by the body. Technically speaking, it is a tri-peptide of the amino acids cysteine, glycine and glutamine, which is plays an important role in the repair of DNA, immune system enhancement and the detoxification.

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Teaching Kids about Diabetes

December 28, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Educating patients and their relatives about diabetes is critical for the effective management of the disease. However, children typically don’t respond to the same tactics used to persuade adults to make necessary dietary modifications. As such, it is important for nutrition professionals to adopt creative strategies to help teach young clients about diabetes. Here are some techniques that can help.

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Epigastric Pain and Diabetes

December 26, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Epigastric pain is a disorder located at the upper abdomen below the ribs that is usually experienced by people who ate or who lies down soon after eating. It is a typical symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn and is thus, associated with the gastric contents that travel upward into the back of the throat, resulting to burning sensation. However, epigastric pain can also be caused by the inflammation of the digestive organs, such as gastritis and pancreatitis, which in turn can be triggered by chronic hyperglycemia can lead to specific gastro intestinal (GI) complications. Diabetes is a disease that can affect many organ systems including the GI tract. In fact, diabetic patients suffering nephropathy also often suffer from gastro intestinal problems.

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