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Diabetes and Fertility

October 22, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy Advocacy 0

Are you a sweet couple? Unfortunately, diabetes may adversely affect fertility. Diabetes affects other hormones and bodily functions in such a way that can make it more difficult for a couple to conceive.

Infertility is the inability of a couple to get pregnant after 1 year of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse. About a third of infertility problems are due to female infertility, and another third are due to male infertility. In the remaining cases, infertility affects both partners or the cause is unclear. » Continue Reading

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Meditation may lower metabolic syndrome risk

August 13, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Chanting “Om” may do more than just bring you inner peace; a new study claims meditation may improve your cardiovascular health by decreasing the risk of metabolic syndrome.

A study that transcendental meditation can significantly decrease insulin resistance, lower blood pressure and decrease heart rate variability. Transcendental meditation involves sitting quietly while your mind settles into a quieter and quieter state until you are not thinking at all, or literally “transcending the thinking process.”

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Diabetes and Prostate Problems

August 30, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Prostate is a walnut-sized gland underneath the urinary bladder of males. An enlarged prostate (e.g. cancer) can place pressure at the urethra causing various urinary problems, especially among older men. In 2000, a study shows that diabetic men with Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) have even greater urinary problems than non diabetic men with BPH. However, the growth of prostate cancer is so slow that most men will die before it becomes a problem. This is similarly true for both diabetic and non diabetic men.

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An Ode to Oats

May 29, 2013 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

As kids, it never stood a chance – compared to the bright, colorful cereal boxes adorned with smiling, friendly cartoon characters, the grey, slimy mush infamously known as “oatmeal-it’s-good-for-you” is almost always met with a “Yuck!” or “Ew!” from the younger eaters at the breakfast table.

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Peanut Butter good for Diabetics?

November 28, 2012 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Peanut butter is a low glycemic index food found in the food pyramid. When the peanut is eaten slowly, it would lead to slow increase in the blood sugar of a person. This may result to low glycemic index foods that are suggested to benefit the control of both non-insulin-dependent and insulin-dependent diabetes. Be sure to check how much peanut butter one should take and ask the doctor for more information on how much recommended for an individual to take. The peanut butter comprised primarily of protein and fats. The normal peanut butter contains approximately 100 calories in a tablespoon. The nutrients of the peanut butter have 5 g of protein, 8 grams of fat, 1 gram of sugars and 3 grams of carbohydrates which is good for the body.

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