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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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Demerara Sugar Safe for Diabetes?

December 5, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Demerara sugar is not the typical brown sugar that people can customarily buy in a supermarket or sari sari store. However, is also has a brown color. Unlike brown sugar however, which is essentially unrefined white sugar, Demerara sugar has larger grains and is crunchier. It originated from the Demerara colony in Guyana, from which it derived its name.

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Diabetes and Mottled Skin

November 22, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A mottled skin is a skin condition characterized by discoloration of skin in irregular patches. It is often described as dark spots located on the lower extremities of the legs or shins. There are many causes of mottled skin. This condition can be experienced by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, acne cystic, back pain, rheumatoid arthritis. However, diabetics are also vulnerable to have mottled skin which constitutes part of diabetic dermopathy, which is often accompanied by hair loss, cold toes, nail changes, and edema. In other words, diabetes can be a cause of mottled skin. But these rashes also appear among people who are at risk of diabetes, or have a family history of diabetes.

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Badminton and Diabetes

November 18, 2020 Category :Fitness 0

The best and most effective way of strengthening one’s immune system is through physical exercises or sports activities because they increase breathing, induce blood circulation and help burn fats. And one of the easiest and most convenient form of sport activity that people especially diabetics can perform is badminton as more and more people are switching to it as their regular physical activity.

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