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Dogs May Help Detect Hypoglycemia

October 3, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

An appeal to provide substantial evidence that dogs could reliably sniff out changes in their owner’s diabetic state is now being spread out by researchers at the Queen’s University. Dr. Deborah Wells from the School of Psychology at Queen’s University and Dr. Shaun Lawson from the University of Lincoln are looking for 100 type 1 diabetics that would answer an online survey. They are also requesting for video footages of dogs reacting to the “hypos” or low blood sugar levels of their owners. » Continue Reading

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Hypoglycemia Episodes Often Missed by Parents

September 26, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A seven-month trial conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, said that parents, more than their type 1 diabetic children, have a hard time recognizing warming signs of hypoglycemia or extremely low blood sugar levels.

Researchers found that parents missed their children’s moderate hypoglycemia 54% of the time, while children missed 41% of these episodes.

In the study, the researchers asked 61 children, aged 6 to 11, and their parents to rate hypoglycemia symtoms, estimate the child’s blood sugar level, and measure it using a survey programmed on a personal digital assistant. Study participants completed 70 of these tests over a month, then reported cases of severe hypoglycemia for the next six months. » Continue Reading

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Hypoglycemia: More Sugar Please?

August 15, 2021 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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Preggie Fitness

July 24, 2021 Category :Fitness 0

Maricel lifts weights three times a week. Teresa runs five kilometers every day. Vicky plays tennis as often
as she can. All three women have recently gotten pregnant and would like to continue to exercise but they are concerned that it might hurt their baby. The good news is that experts like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now agree that moderate exercise can be safe for both the baby and the mother-to-be provided it is a healthy, normal pregnancy. » Continue Reading

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Low Blood Sugars at Night?

May 27, 2021 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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Mint Good for Diabetics

April 25, 2021 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Mint tea (peppermint, usually) is made by boiling infusing peppermint leaves in boiling water. The mint infusion depleting spearmint and peppermint together is recognized as double mint tea. Peppermint is an herb native to Europe and Asia, but it is now grown all around the world. It is usually used as flavoring in various food like chewing gums, candies as well as toothpaste.

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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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