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Tips to Kick the Smoking Habit

July 31, 2018 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Smoking is dangerous to your health.” This slogan has been on cigarette packs for years and yet, people who smoke do not seem to realize the slogan has much truth in it. Cigarettes contain nicotine, the addictive substance which makes people want to smoke. Apart from it, cigarettes also contain thousands of chemicals that are harmful to the body.

While smoking is harmful to people in general, it poses more health hazards to people with diabetes. Smoking increases their risk of complications brought about by diabetes such as heart attack and stroke. Here are some tips to help people with diabetes break the smoking habit. » Continue Reading

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Chuck the stick and save your heart

April 9, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Quit smoking now and prevent further health risks. Not news for most but a recent study confirms the direct link of smoking cessation to the recovery of damaged arteries due to cigarettes. Although it may take more than a decade for the arteries to heal, Dr. Noor A. Jatoi of the Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland pointed out that the adverse effects of smoking to the blood vessels are reversible. The findings supported studies showing that the risk of heart attack and stroke falls among smokers when they quit three to 20 years after, he said.

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Practical Tips for Elderly Diabetics

November 5, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

Management of diabetes is different for everyone most especially for the elderly. However, being old is not an excuse to not participate actively in taking control of your diabetes. The Joslin Diabetes Center in the United States estimates that one out of every five people over the age of 60 has diabetes. The elderly are also more prone to complications of the disease. To avoid complications and to live your life fully even with diabetes, we offer tips on how to keep track of and control diabetes, even at the prime of your life. » Continue Reading

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Getting out of harm’s way

October 19, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 1

Part 3 of Aging Gracefully with Diabetes

Aging starts from the womb and ends in the tomb,” says Dr. delaVega. She relates that most of the time, what they see in the geriatrics clinic are already complicated cases of diabetes.”We need to nurture even healthy mothers, healthy pregnancies so that the child that comes out from the womb is healthy and leads a healthy life all throughout his life, towards adulthood and later as an older person.” Weight control, diet, exercise and positive outlook are factors that appear to be beneficial for both diabetes and aging. As always, making some basic lifestyle changes can help the elderly manage the disease and reduce the risk for further complications. » Continue Reading

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Tips To Strike Out Stroke

September 30, 2017 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Being diabetic makes you at risk for stroke. A stroke occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted and brain tissues are damaged. Several studies have shown that people with diabetes are at a greater risk for stroke compared ko people without diabetes regardless of the number of risk factors they have. Poor management of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol make diabetics prone to suffer and eventually die from stroke. Don’t wait for stroke to hit you. Empower yourself by heeding these tips to prevent stroke in diabetes. » Continue Reading

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Understanding Brain Attack among Diabetics

September 21, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts| Diabetes Research 0

Vanessa is distressed about her father who recently experienced a mini stroke attack, his second in a span of three years.  Her family didn’t make a big fuss at first since it was just a minor stroke.  After seeing a physician a couple times after the attack, his father returned to his old unhealthy lifestyle despite having been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes the year before.  The succeeding mild stroke, however, alarmed Vanessa’s father and the whole family. » Continue Reading

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Health Benefits of Tea

March 22, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

A Tea is an aromatic beverage typically prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves. Tea is especially popular in South Asia and Middle East Asia and had been associated with good health for its many health benefits. Following are some benefits of a tea.

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Helping Patients Cope with Diabetes

July 26, 2014 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetes is a life altering disease that can be depressing to people, which can contribute in worsening one’s condition. It is therefore important for relatives and friends to help a loved one cope with diabetes.

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Hypertension and Diabetes

February 26, 2014 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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