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Truth about Male Menopause

August 28, 2021 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Is there such a thing as male menopause? And is it true that if you have it, you are more prone to diabetes? » Continue Reading

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Garlic Tablets Health Benefits

March 16, 2021 Category :Healthy News 0

Garlic is a popular spice used for flavoring food. However, aside from providing us with better food to eat, it also helps to keep us healthy. However, the benefits of garlic are achieved if garlic is consumed in concentrated portions. Fortunately, people now have garlic tablets for people to enjoy the full benefits of garlic.

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Shrimp and High Blood Pressure

February 16, 2021 Category :Health Watch 0

Shrimp is a type of sea food which is known to elevate cholesterol levels. A serving of 3.5 ounces of shrimp has approximately 200 mg of cholesterol. That’s a full day’s allotment for a person with heart disease. For everyone else, that is 100 mg short of the 300 mg limit. This makes shrimp a no-no for people with high blood pressure.

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Can Diabetics drink Diet Soda like Coke Zero?

February 7, 2021 Category :Health Watch 0

Yes and No. Diabetics can and cannot drink diet Soda like Coke Zero but should not drink it on a regular basis. Diet Sodas like Coke Zero are technically speaking calorie free. They have very few if no zero sugar in them. They are ideally designed for people who want to lose weight or prevent sugar-related diseases like diabetes. Instead of sugar, diet sodas are sweetened with artificial sweeteners like aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin, acesulfame-k or sucralose. However, since diet sodas are carbonated beverage it contains sodium which is dangerous for high blood pressure or kidney problems which diabetics are at great risk.

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Birth Control Pills and Diabetes

February 2, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

There exists a close link between blood sugar level and the incidence of birth defects in the offspring as well as miscarriage among women with diabetes. Hence, it is important for diabetic women to be especially cautious in getting pregnant. Unfortunately, some methods of contraception particularly the use of birth control pills can have an effect on blood sugar making it harder for diabetic women to control their diabetes. Thus, it is important for diabetic women to consult doctors before taking pills.

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Firstborns more likely to have Diabetes

December 15, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A New Zealand study recently found that firstborns have a reduced level of insulin effectiveness, compared to their counterparts who have older siblings.

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Stress Men more prone to Type 2 Diabetes

December 11, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Men are more exposed to type 2 diabetes when they are stressed, said a new study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

“Today, stress is not recognized as a preventable cause of diabetes. However, our study shows that there is an independent link between permanent stress and the risk of developing diabetes, which underlines the importance of preventive measure,” said Masuma Novak, lead author of the study published in the journal, Diabetic Medicine.

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Hypertension and Diabetes

October 28, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

High blood pressure (hypertension) is both a condition that can lead to diabetes and a complication of diabetes. Having diabetes increases the risk of hypertension because diabetes can damage or harden the arteries, a condition call atherosclerosis, which causes high blood pressure and other deadly complications such as stroke, heart failure or heart attack. Diabetes can also damage your kidneys’ filtering system, which can lead to high blood pressure. This is essentially why diabetes and hypertension frequently occur together.

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Does Squid Cause Hypertension?

September 30, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Squid does not cause hypertension. However, squid is one of the foods described to have high calories, and should be eaten in moderation.

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Pomelo Fruit Good for Diabetic

August 24, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

The largest amongst all the citrus fruits (Citrus Maxima), Pomelo is primarily high in citric acid and vitamin C, which help the body eliminate free radicals. Thus, just like all citrus fruits, pomelo is used to help relieve people suffering from fever, colds and flu. Its juice extracted from crushing the pulp contains sugar, citric acid, and other minerals.

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