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Worst Foods for Diabetics

October 16, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

The top worst foods for diabetics essentially pertain to food that will spike your blood sugar levels which are then absorbed quickly by the blood that can result to different complications if remained unchecked. This type of food is essentially processed such as white flour and sugar. Hereunder are the top worst foods for diabetics. » Continue Reading

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Dogs trained to monitor Blood Sugar Levels

January 23, 2020 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

If digital glucose meters seem too static and boring, why not get a cute, cuddly, and barking one instead?

Aside from detecting illegal drugs, hidden bombs, and disaster survivors, dogs are now being trained to sniff for changes in a patient’s blood sugar levels and alert caregivers to administer medication to the patient when necessary. This is especially helpful for diabetic children since they usually are not yet wary of their condition to monitor their own blood sugar.

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Cinnamon: Treatment for Diabetes

January 22, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Previous studies have established that cinnamon has beneficial effects on diabetes patients as it can decrease insulin resistance to lower blood sugar levels.

Capitalizing on that idea,Sri Lanka, the world’s largest exporter of cinnamon, has started experimenting on its healing power as a treatment for diabetes and cholesterol, and as a cinnamon-based medicinal product.

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Tapping the Miracle Brain

January 15, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

It is time to control your destiny. Don’t leave your intelligence level or your creativity to the genes that your┬áparents gave you, because contrary to common belief, the brain evolves according to how we nourish it.

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Preventive Oral Health Measures for Diabetes

January 9, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

Diabetes is a disease that causes serious problems in many parts of the body. And oral health problems are certainly no exception. Oral diseases commonly seen with diabetes include tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, salivary gland dysfunction, infections, and taste impairment. It is important for diabetics to take care of their oral health and hygiene so as not to complicate their situation. The following are ways to prevent oral health problems in patients with diabetes:

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Sugary Drinks linked with Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

January 4, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

In a study, Harvard School of Public Health researchers have found “clear and consistent” link between the consumption of drinks that are high in sugar and the development of Type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome – a cluster of medical problems consisting of diabetes, high blood pressure, abdominal obesity and cholesterol problems.

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Beating Stress with the Beat of Music

December 29, 2019 Category :Stress Busters 0

Imagine you’ve just had an incredibly bad day at school or work. On the way home, traffic’s heavier than usual even if you’ve taken the supposedly faster route. It’s already past dinner time when you reach home and your housemates are either asleep or still stuck in traffic somewhere. Utterly hungry but too exhausted to eat, you race upstairs and pop your favorite jazz compilation on the CD player.

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Caring for Elderly Diabetics

December 25, 2019 Category :People and Places| Retirement Tips 0

Life wasn’t always this tough for eighty-four year old Lolo Marcelo.

In his younger days, he used to have a high-paying job and he enjoyed the fruits of his labor by spending one too many nights out with his beer buddies. Since he had more than enough money, he never really cared about his health. He would eat everything he fancied which resulted in obesity.

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Parent Partners of Children with Diabetes

December 24, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

When a child gets diagnosed with diabetes, we usually realize in hindsight that the signs and symptoms (excessive urination, excessive drinking, weight loss despite an increased appetite, decreased energy level) have actually been present for a while, but were ignored or attributed to something much less serious. When medical help is finally sought, the CRISIS scenario begins when diabetes is confirmed.

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Ampalaya Supplements for Diabetics

December 20, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Question: “Is it ok for diabetics to take ampalaya supplements?”

Answer: Although we cannot deny that a lot of our modern medicines today came from plant extracts (like penicillin, digoxin, etc); it is very important to understand how much research it takes before a particular medicine can be recommended to have beneficial effects for people. Before any medicine or supplement can be recommended for treating diabetes, it should be tested several times in the laboratory, and in trials involving both healthy and sick subjects. The substance’s effects, safety, tolerability and toxicity are compared to “placebo” (ordinary coated sugar pill) as well as to medicines that are already approved for use against diabetes. So far, ampalaya supplements available in the market have not been studied extensively to demonstrate their efficacy and safety.

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