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Understanding the Diabetic Diet

January 25, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

You’ve heard it all before. Eat more veggies. Eat more fiber. Eat more fish. Put down the saltshaker. Limit the fat. Be active. Don’tmoke. And don’t drink too much alcohol. What’s the deal? If you follow these advice, will it really make a difference in how well and how long you live? In a word, YES. You can bet your life on it. If you could grow old in good health without having a heart attack or getting diabetes and its complications, wouldn’t you be willing to do just about anything — including improving your diet and activity habits? Of course, you would. And you can start today.

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Depression increases Cardiovascular Risk

December 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Apart from sugary foods and cigarette smoke, diabetics should start avoiding excess depression too.

A study revealed that overtly depressed adults with type 2 diabetes run a higher risk of having microvascular and macrovascular complications, despite having good health maintenance. Microvascular complications include eye, kidney and nerve complications, leading to blindness, kidney failure and severe numbness and weakness of the extremities and other parts of the body. Macrovascular complications include narrowing of the arteries in the heart, brain and peripheral or leg circulation leading to heart attack, stroke and leg amputations.

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Sex Life after a Heart Attack

October 16, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Having a heart attack can be one of the most devastating things that a person can experience.  Picking up the pieces afterwards and moving on are usually filled with uncertainty as to being able to go back to normal daily activities. Resumption of sexual intercourse is one common, but sometimes unspoken, concern among coronary patients. Several questions usually crop up, among which are the following: » Continue Reading

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Wholly Good Whole-Grain Breakfast

June 25, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new US study says eating whole-grain breakfast cereal reduces the risk of heart failure. “The significant health benefits of whole-grain cereal are not just for kids but also for adults. A whole-grain, high-fiber breakfast may lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol and prevent heart attacks,” said the study’s main author Dr. Luc Djousse of the Harvard Medical School in Boston .

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Insulin and Diabetes

May 14, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

“Does using insulin mean that your diabetes is at its worst?”

Not necessarily. This just means that your doctor feels that insulin is the better treatment for you at this time. If you are a type 1 diabetic, you will need insulin from the very start of your treatment to bring down the blood sugar. Because you don’t make your own natural insulin hormone, you will still need to continue injecting insulin even when the blood sugars are already in the normal range. » Continue Reading

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Preventing Heart Attack in Diabetes

November 21, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

It was the wee hours of the morning. I heard the door to my parents’ room open and heard my father coughing hard. He went to the kitchen hurriedly followed by my mother’s nervous queries of whether he’s alright. They went back to their room, with my father coughing even harder, as , if trying to spit out something that was obstructing his breathing. In a few more seconds, all I heard was my mother’s piercing screams. And before I even reached their room, he was gone. Heart attack took Papa from us, just like that.

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Hypertenstion Management

October 11, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 1

Clinical evidence has shown the necessity for the use of combination therapy, or the use of two or more antihypertensive agents, in the management of hypertension. Observations from major clinical trials in different kinds of patients, from elderly to stroke and diabetic patients, indicate that usually two agents are necessary to control the blood pressure in the majority of these patients. » 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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Herbal Cure for Hypertension

September 13, 2014 Category :Healthy News 0

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a medical condition in which blood pressure in the arteries is raised to more than the standard which increases the risk for heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, vision loss, and metabolic syndrome. This is common in modern society because of the prevalence of fatty foods and other conveniences in life that make people less active or promotes sedentary lifestyle. To prevent or to treat high blood pressure, one can opt to engage in lifestyle changes and use natural herbal treatments for lowering blood pressure. Following are some herbal cure of hypertension.

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