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Depression and Diabetes threaten Eyesight

October 1, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A five-year study indicates that diabetic patients who suffer from depression are more likely to develop a serious complication known as diabetic retinopathy.

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Antipsychotic Drugs may Elevate Hyperglycemia Risk

September 29, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study found that diabetic elderly patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication for the first time are at an increased risk of hyperglycemia, especially within the first two weeks of medication regimen. The same study also found that serious hyperglycemic episode among some diabetic older patients who recently started an antipsychotic medication was 50 percent higher compared to their counterparts who haven’t taken the drug for the last 6 months.

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Diabetic Women Have Less Mammograms

January 8, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Despite regular health care, women with diabetes were significantly less likely to have a mammogram (screening for breast cancer) than were women without diabetes, reports a study. Using health databases in Ontario, Canada, researchers compared mammogram rates between women who had diabetes and those without diabetes for a minimum of two years. » Continue Reading

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Vitamin B Complex for Diabetic Nerve Damage?

September 14, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Are B complex vitamins effective for remedies for diabetic nerve damage?

Nerve damage due to diabetes or diabetic polyneuropathy presents with different types and symptoms. It may be painful but often presents with numbness. This is common, occurring in as much as 50 percent of diabetics, and is usually associated with poor glucose control. Majority of patients are prescribed a regimen of Vitamin B complex preparations for long periods of time. » Continue Reading

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Proper Treatment for Diabetic Wounds

September 6, 2015 Category :Health Watch 0

Having diabetes certainly challenges every person who has it. The incapability of producing glucose or sugar in one’s body is an irregularity that affects the entire body system. Any complications caused by diabetes should not be ignored because it can result into something bad. Hence, people should be more careful when they have this. This applies especially when it comes to dealing with wounds. There are lots of people who might be reckless in dealing with this. But they should remember that there are still ways on how to deal with it. » Continue Reading

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What is a Diabetic Charm?

November 2, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

A diabetic charm is small ornament worn as a necklace or bracelet that basically provide information that the wearer is diabetic and thus require special health needs. This would help guide other people on how to deal with the wearer in case suffers from a diabetic attack like hypoglycaemia, vertigo among others. Diabetes is a disease that requires continuous specialized care and the diabetic charm would inform people in advance that wearer is diabetic.

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Lumps and Diabetes

August 9, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Lumps associated with Diabetes is clinically referred as Diabetic mastopathy (DMP), which is described by the presence of benign tumour or large, painless, hard breast mass which is somewhat similar to a breast cancer. Common physical characteristics of this lump included that it is hard, irregular, easily movable, distinct, and painless. Diabetic lump can also be lone or manifold, and one-sided or in both breasts. This condition is especially common among women between the ages of 32 and 62 years with long-standing type 1 – insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM) although there are cases of diabetic men having the same lump. This condition is especially frequently occurring in the later stages of the disease.

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Holloween Tips for Parents with Diabetic Kids

October 30, 2012 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Halloween brings not only thoughts of witches, ghosts, spirits and jack-o-lanterns but also of candies, chocolates, lots of gooey treats and parties! For parents with a diabetic child, Halloween could spell disaster as you worry about your child getting left out on all the fun that the season brings; wondering if your child could join in on the fun of trick-or-treating and other Halloween activities.

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Dogs trained to monitor Blood Sugar Levels

May 2, 2012 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

If digital glucose meters seem too static and boring, why not get a cute, cuddly, and barking one instead?

Aside from detecting illegal drugs, hidden bombs, and disaster survivors, dogs are now being trained to sniff for changes in a patient’s blood sugar levels and alert caregivers to administer medication to the patient when necessary. This is especially helpful for diabetic children since they usually are not yet wary of their condition to monitor their own blood sugar.

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Preggies with Diabetes at risk for Emergency Cesarean

April 30, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A study revealed that the strength of uterine contractions in women with diabetes were slightly weaker than their non-diabetic counterparts, putting them at increased risk of emergency cesarean birth.

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