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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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Teardrops accurate to Test Blood Sugar

January 19, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes patients may now say goodbye to the pains of those routine pricks of drawing blood, because scientists may have developed a less painful way to check their glucose levels – just by tears.

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Truth About Hypoglycemia

November 21, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Hypoglycemia is a medical term to describe a situation where the amount of circulating useful blood sugar is lower than normal—a level low enough to cause symptoms in a person. Generally, hypoglycemia is defined as a serum glucose level below 70mg/dL. Symptoms of hypoglycemia can vary from person to person, from a common dizziness to having frank seizures.

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Dental Care for Diabetic Children

November 12, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a chronic condition that has multiple repercussions on an individual’s health and well-being. Nowhere is this more evident than in a child. Children with diabetes will usually fall under type 1 diabetes mellitus, previously called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. This disease dramatically alters not only their way of life, self-image and body chemistry, but oral environment as well.

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Pancreatic Cell Transplant Technique for Type 1 Diabetes

November 4, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A milestone in the pursuit for a possible cure for type 1 diabetes, researchers for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed a technique for transplanting insulin-producing pancreatic cells that causes only a minimal immune response in recipients.

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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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