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Nuts can Halt Type 2 Diabetes

October 6, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Controlling diabetes and preventing its complications could be helped significantly by eating nuts every day.

According to a study conducted by D. Jenkins et al., consuming two ounces of nuts daily as a replacement for carbohydrates is an effective lipid and glycemic control method for persons with Type 2 diabetes. “Mixed, unsalted, raw, or dry-roasted nuts have benefits for both blood glucose control and blood lipids and may be used as part of a strategy to improve diabetes control without weight gain,” said Jenkins, who led the research team from St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto.

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Taking Care of Your Diabetes Every Day

September 4, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 1

What kind of DIABETES do you have?
Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed before age 40 (in children, teenagers, or young adults). It is a disorder in which the body does not produce insulin (a hormone that aids in moving sugar from the blood to the cells). This type of diabetes can be due to a virus or autoimmune disorder in which the body does not recognize an organ as its own and attacks it. In this case the body attacks an organ known as the pancreas where insulin is made. Those with type 1 diabetes require insulin injections to move sugar from the bloodstream.

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Lack of Sleep Worsen Diabetes?

July 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Many research studies have demonstrated that not getting enough sleep affects the body’s ability to manage blood sugar levels and appetite, increasing the risk of obesity and diabetes. » Continue Reading

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The Glycemic Index

June 23, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Carbohydrates present in bread and other bakery products, rice, root crops, cereals, fruits and vegetables contributes to 70 percent of the total dietary intake among Filipinos (2003 FNRI-DOST National Nutrition Survey). Carbohydrate foods may be classified as “available” or “unavailable”. Available carbohydrates are the easily digested food, e.g.white bread and rice, while the unavailable carbohydrates are the slowly digested food, e.g. high fiber foods like kamote and mongo. » Continue Reading

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Guide for Counting Carbohydrates

April 30, 2018 Category :Healthy News| Healthy Recipes 0

How would you like your favorite entree if it is served without that perfectly boiled rice or a well-blended mashed potato? Anywhere in the world, whatever form they are in, there is an almost universal preference for carbohydrate-rich foods. A day would not seem complete without eating a serving, especially for Filipinos. » Continue Reading

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Gastric Stimulation Improves Glucose Control

March 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Recent Austrian studies concluded that gastric stimulation could yield significant improvement in glycemic control among morbidly obese type 2 diabetes patients (ODM).

Bohdjalian et al (2009) recruited 24 ODM for a multicenter open-label European feasibility trial. Each of them were treated with insulin and/ or oral hyperglycemic agents and had a body mass index between 33.3 to 49.7 kg/m2. These participants were implanted laparoscopica ly with a TANTALUS system.

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Hypoglycemia: More Sugar Please?

December 29, 2017 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?

October 10, 2017 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

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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Hyperglycemia and Vertigo

February 22, 2015 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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