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Diabetes Sugar Lumps under Skin

July 2, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

The sugar lumps the develop under skin common among diabetic patients is actually termed as lipohypertrophy, a condition characterized by is lump in the skin which is actually a fatty tissue. This fatty lumps usually develops at or around the skin site where insulin is usually injected by the diabetic patient. The diabetes lump is essentially caused by injecting insulin repeatedly into the same area of the skin. The injection of insulin in the same area caused the body to react by accumulating extra fat in the area.

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A Primer on Diabetes in the Elderly

February 14, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Defining the elderly population can be tricky. In most developed countries, the chronological age of 65 years as a definition of ‘elderly’ or older person, is widely accepted or often, associated with the age at which one can begin to receive pension benefits. Although it is common to use the calendar age to mark the threshold for old age, it is not necessarily synonymous with the biological age. Region where one lives, smoking and alcohol history, existing medical conditions, physical appearance and even social standing all contribute to the so called biological age.

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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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Buccal Insulin Spray shows Promise

February 21, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A study reported that 12 puffs per day from a buccal spray unit (Oral-Lyn, Generex) can help individuals with impaired glucose tolerance keep their blood glucose levels down, providing hope for a new, noninjectable type of insulin delivery system for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients.

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10 Stress Free Christmas Shopping Tips

December 4, 2018 Category :Stress Busters 0

Thinking of doing your last-minute Christmas shopping and already getting stressed out?  Here are 10 things you can keep in mind to get you through shopping for Christmas:

1.  Make a gift list.  This one always works! Before heading out to the mall or to the tiangge, carefully think about all those you want to give presents to this Christmas and list their names on a piece of paper.  and make sure not to lose that paper!  You could also try listing the names in your mobile phones or your PDAs.

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Diabetes For Hire!

November 16, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

Any person with diabetes, whether insulin dependent or non–insulin dependent, should be eligible for any employment for which he or she is otherwise qualified.” This was the position adopted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as early as 1984 regarding employment of people with diabetes. » Continue Reading

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In Sickness and in Health

October 28, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy| People and Places 0

Diabetes is an epidemic, and older adults are particularly affected. The good thing about it is that with early detection and treatment, serious health consequences of diabetes can be prevented or delayed. And the task is made easier when you have someone to share it with, literally speaking.

For the David couple, it was Pie who got diabetes first and underwent treatment in order to keep his condition under control. Rina, on the other hand, was already in her 40s when she was diagnosed. » Continue Reading

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Yoga Guidelines for Diabetics

October 7, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetics who want to practice yoga should first see their doctor before starting a yoga regimen to be able to map out a workable exercise or diet plan that will not compromise their existing diabetes treatment while adhering to the yogic therapy. It would also help to keep in mind the following guidelines to avoid unnecessary injuries or situations like hypoglycemia or low blood sugar while performing the yoga exercises. » Continue Reading

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Diabetic Traveler’s First Aid Kit

September 17, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

If you have diabetes, just think of diabetes as a star-struck lover who will never leave your side, no matter how far on a package tour or cruise or bus ride you go. There is no escaping it, even if you’re near the peak of Mount Fuji or inside the pyramids of Giza. It does not mean, however, that you can’t have fun when you travel with diabetes. What is important is proper preparation and planning way ahead. Anticipating the worst case scenarios almost always helps in avoiding them. » Continue Reading

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Hypoglycemia Doesn’t Harm Intellect

August 12, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Recurring episodes of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar that are severe enough to cause a loss of consciousness or seizures do not appear to affect intellectual (cognitive) function, according to results of a long-term study. Investigators at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts presented the results of the study during the session of the American Diabetes Association.

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