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Ensure: Diabetes Meal Replacement?

April 18, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Including Ensure into one’s diet is an excellent way to get extra nutrients. This health drink is especially useful for people who are unable to eat a complete meal properly like those with certain illness or those recovering from surgery. Ensure is a health drink which a patient can easily consume to supplement one’s meal and allow one to get the required dietary nutrition that one needs. However, to use Ensure as a meal replacement is not advisable especially for a diabetic person.

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Diabetes Sugar Lumps under Skin

March 19, 2013 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

The sugar lumps the develop under skin common among diabetic patients is actually termed as lipohypertrophy, a condition characterized by is lump in the skin which is actually a fatty tissue. This fatty lumps usually develops at or around the skin site where insulin is usually injected by the diabetic patient. The diabetes lump is essentially caused by injecting insulin repeatedly into the same area of the skin. The injection of insulin in the same area caused the body to react by accumulating extra fat in the area.

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Top Blood Sugar Gadgets

March 5, 2013 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Thanks to the advances of technology for making life easier for people living with diabetes. One of the major medical breakthroughs in the field of diabetes management and treatment is the advent of different high tech gadgets for monitoring blood sugar levels, which is critical in effectively managing the disease and maintaining a good life for diabetic patients. Here under are top blood sugar gadgets that are currently available in the market.

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Ortiga Pills for Diabetics?

February 26, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 2

Ortiga Pills refers is a pill or dietary supplement that is recently gaining popularity for its effectiveness in curing arthritis. Many users have reported very positive results in the pill’s ability to stop inflammation, swelling and the pain related to arthritis in as fast as less than 12 hours. The pill is currently available in Mexico and the bottle label says dietary supplement. A brand for Ortiga Pill is Charlote Arthritis which is made by Grupo Charlote de Mexico in Rio Azul El Salto Jalsco Mexico. Another is made by Centro Botanico Santiago from Baja, Mexico.

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Sandwich Spread and Diabetes

December 13, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Carb counting is an activity the diabetics often engage with in order to watch out their diet and control the nutrition and sugar that they need to regulate in their bodies. Eating sandwiches is one way option for diabetics to get a quick, simple and portable meal option. In eating sandwiches, a typical spread used is the sandwich spread which comes in different flavors like ham, tuna and bacon among others. Generally, one serving of sandwich spread is good. This spread has low cholesterol which is approximated at 58 calories. Moreover, the sandwich spread is also a great source for other nutrition such as Folate, Phosphorus, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Copper and Manganese, among many others. A complete listing of the nutritional benefits of the sandwich spread can be seen in the label including the standard dietary prescriptions. In eating the sandwich spread, diabetic patients should look out for the added sugar and sodium in the spread. Sandwich spread is usually high in sodium or salt approximately 150 mg. Sodium is not necessarily bad but it triggers thirstiness and tend to retain water in the body, which is bad for diabetics.

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Safe Antibiotics for Diabetics

November 26, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Generally, antibiotics are safe for people with diabetes. It is nevertheless important for people the purpose of antibiotics. Antibiotics are drugs that are primarily used for the treatment of bacterial infections. Bacterial infections are usually manifested through fever. It must be noted though that there are other different possible causes of fever. The occurrence of fever however, is the normal body reaction when bacteria invade the body. Fever is generally detected with the increase of body temperature. Similar symptoms is manifested in case of flu which is on the other hand is caused by the influenza virus. Viral infections however are often self-limiting, which means that a person gets better without need for medications. In which case, taking antibiotics for viral infections such as flu would be useless and ineffective.

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Diabetes and Kidney link

October 17, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

There is a direct link between diabetes and kidneys. Diabetes mellitus or the uncontrolled diabetes is the principal cause of kidney failure. In fact, majority of kidney transplant patients suffer some form of diabetes. Kidney is an essential body organ who main function is to remove waste and other toxic materials from the blood. In case of diabetics, the kidneys play the role eliminating excess sugar (glucose) in the blood. Sugar or glucose molecules are relatively larger than the waste molecules that the kidney usually filters.

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Oysters and Diabetes

August 25, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A balanced healthy diet is one of the important components to maintain healthful living especially for people with diabetes. Thus, health practitioners provide a list of food that diabetic patients should avoid as well as food choices that one can opt to have. For instance, a diabetic person should avoid refined sugar, meat and dairy products because they are high in fat.

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Diabetes plus Depression leads to Dementia

April 29, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

If you have diabetes, don’t stay blue. This may lead to dementia later on, according to a study.

The study compared dementia in diabetic patients with or without depression. Prior research has established that both diabetes and depression are risk factors for dementia, but few studies have looked into the combined effects of the two.

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