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Tips for the Jetsetting Diabetic

September 26, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The vacation months are here! It’s that time of year once again for traveling, seeing the world, and bonding with family and friends.  But for a person with diabetes, traveling might be a daunting and tiring task.  For one, there is a discouraging feeling that when you travel, your sickness travels with you, too.  Secondly, there is the hassle of bringing along your various medications.

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Should You Exercise When You Have a Cold?

August 17, 2018 Category :Fitness 0

Committed exercisers dread getting sick because they have to stop exercising. They know it is easy to lose momentum and difficult to start again. So what should they do if they are feeling under the weather? Should they continue exercising? How long should they rest? How soon can they return to exercise? » Continue Reading

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Mint Good for Diabetics

August 21, 2017 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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Corneal Transplant

March 24, 2017 Category :Health Watch 0

Cornea is the front part of our eyes. It is the transparent part of our eye that covers the pupil, iris and retina.

Corneal Transplant is a surgical procedure where a portion of our cornea is removed and replaced with a portion of the cornea from a donor. Corneal Transplant also known as keratoplasty is performed 400,000 times in America only. With this numbers, we can only imagine the importance of this procedure.

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Leg Cramps and Diabetes

September 6, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of health illnesses worldwide. Among the population of diabetes, 10% of the diagnosed patients have Type 1 Diabetes and 90% have Type 2 Diabetes. The uncontrolled level of glucose can lead to serious complications, and one of which is leg cramps. Leg cramps and diabetes are associated because of hyperglycemia. When there is an abnormal glucose level in the blood, the body reacts causing excessive urination leading to dehydration. When a person has a polyuria, vitamins and minerals such as potassium depleted, which also causes leg cramps. In addition, leg cramps also occur to diabetes person when there is a nerve damaged on the extremities, and this is referred as diabetic neuropathy. When both upper and lower extremities are affected (arms and legs), this is diagnosed as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The complication gets worst when the affected nerves are too damaged. It is either the person feels pain in the legs though there is no stimulation, or the nerves are too damaged that the person can no longer feel any pain.

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How to Avoid getting Sick While Traveling

July 22, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

Traveling makes a person wiser. It provides wonderful learning experiences that can last a lifetime. However, this becomes a great challenge to persons with diabetes. Some of them feel so deprived of this opportunity to enjoy life’s adventures. Can we allow diabetic individuals to travel abroad?

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Diabetes Pain Management

July 19, 2014 Category :Health Watch 0

The pain related to diabetes can sometimes take a toll with age. Older or elderly patients with diabetes can feel discomfort and weakness that can affect their quality of life. The pain related to diabetes is primarily caused by nerve damage called neuropathy, which can cause chronic pain in three ways. Pains or numbness in the toes, feet, legs, hands and arms is called Peripheral neuropathy. Pains in the thighs, hips and buttocks and legs are called proximal neuropathy. Sudden discomfort, weakness, pain or numbness in a single nerve that affects other nerve branches is called Focal neuropathy which can usually be experienced behind one eye, in the lower back, in the chest, or abdomen.

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Maintenance Drugs for Diabetes

April 4, 2014 Category :Healthy News 0

Maintenance drugs are medications that should be regularly taken or administered usually for a life time as prescribed by doctors for chronic, long‐term conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Maintenance drugs are well‐established medications that are proven safety and effective.

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Sleep Tips for Diabetics

March 5, 2012 Category :Fitness| Health Watch 1

There are a lot of things that a person with diabetes can do to help solve sleeping problems without resorting to taking even further medication. » Continue Reading

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Diabetes to Develop Parkinson’s

February 29, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

A new study has put forward new evidence that persons with diabetes are more likely to have Parkinson’s disease, especially for younger patients. Another report has documented that U.S. adults are more likely to develop Parkinson’s over a 15-year period. These results, however, do not actually prove the diabetes is a direct cause of Parkinson’s.

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