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Hypoglycemia: More Sugar Please?

August 15, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Do you regularly have headaches? Does your heart race? Are you irritable before meals? Do you feel confused or unable to make a decision? Are you constantly hungry? Are you always tired? Like Hollywood celebrities Burt Reynolds and Merv Griffin, you may be suffering from hypoglycemia, popularly known as “low blood sugar.” » Continue Reading

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Low Blood Sugars at Night?

May 27, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

How can the elderly keep from having low blood sugars at night?

Hypoglycemia, defined variably as blood sugar <60 mg/dL, is one of the dreaded complications of diabetes management. It usually hinders the achievement of a satisfactory glucose control level because of the fear of developing symptoms of hypoglycemia – palpitations, excessive sweating, tremors, and disorientation. These “warning signs” are triggered by counter-regulatory hormones, like adrenalin, which are defense mechanisms of our body to increase sugar levels back to normal. » Continue Reading

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Proper Treatment for Diabetic Wounds

March 22, 2021 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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Hyperglycemia and Vertigo

February 13, 2021 Category :Health Watch 0

Hyperglycemia is the clinical term to refer abnormally high blood glucose (blood sugar) level. A high blood sugar is generally over 100 mg/dl. Hyerglycemia would be 150 – 300 or more.

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Lyxumia for Diabetics

February 6, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Lyxumia is an injectable medicine for controlling blood sugar level that is generally designed for adults with type 2 diabetes with high sugar. It is a supplementary medicine to oral antidiabetic medicine such as metformin and pioglitazone, as well as basal insulin. Lyxumia contains the active substance lixisenatide, an incretin mimetic medicine that works by mimicking the actions of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) which help control blood glucose by stimulating the production of insulin and reducing the production of glucagon.

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Nano Tattoo and Diabetes

November 19, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Nano Tattoo is a special tattoo created for diabetics patients designed to eradicate the need to regularly check blood sugar levels by pricking fingers and getting blood samples. Instead of getting blood samples to check blood sugar, the nano tattoos which are actually invisible will appear or shine to signal high blood sugar levels of the person. However, one needs an ultraviolet light to make the tattoo visible or to check if the one has high blood sugar. At the moment, there are devices or gadgets that a diabetic person with a nano tattoo should constantly wear, which will provide the ultra violet. However, there are also studies if the same can be provided by a converted IPhone. However, this is still unavailable because researchers are still working on the program which can help do the evaluation.

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Worst Foods for Diabetics

October 16, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

The top worst foods for diabetics essentially pertain to food that will spike your blood sugar levels which are then absorbed quickly by the blood that can result to different complications if remained unchecked. This type of food is essentially processed such as white flour and sugar. Hereunder are the top worst foods for diabetics. » Continue Reading

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Holloween Tips for Parents with Diabetic Kids

April 13, 2020 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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Oversleeping and Undersleeping may increase risk of Diabetes

January 27, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Too much or too little sleep? Either way, it deals a hard blow on a person’s blood sugar level by getting in the way of the body’s insulin production, thus raising the amount of glucose in the blood.

The result is definitely not as sweet as it sounds: type 2 diabetes. Yet the solution seems doable if one is serious about his health: 7.5 to 8.5 hours of sleep every night, especially for teenagers.

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Dogs trained to monitor Blood Sugar Levels

January 23, 2020 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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