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Iron Overload and Diabetes

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ShareToo much iron can be as bad as too little. The gradual build-up of iron levels in the body over many years is a hereditary condition known as haemochromatosis. It’s one of the most common genetic disorders and affects around one in 200 people especially those from a Celtic/ European background. The faulty gene causes us to absorb twice as …

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Diabetes Management – An Excuse, a Reason or Brutal Honesty

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ShareYou deserve a happy, healthy and fulfilled life. Many of us don’t believe we deserve this. Once you understand that you do, every choice you make to be healthy stops being a battle. Imagine that! Any transformation that happens in your body, happens in your mind first. Let go of shame, guilt and change the conversation you have with yourself. …

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Diabetes, UTI and a Probiotic Solution.

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ShareUrine infections, thrush and bacterial vaginosis can be harder to shift for diabetics. New over-the-counter treatments are on offer using probiotics but what’s the science? We’re all now familiar with the idea that a healthy balance of good and bad bacteria or microflora is vital to gut health, but what you may not realize is that properly balanced microflora are just …

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Insulin Myth: Type 2 and the sliding scale of Insulin.

ShareThis is a myth which arises from an incorrect understanding of Type 2 diabetes. It is true that in Type 2 diabetes, a person requires insulin from an external source, but it is incorrect to think that in such a case the body no longer produces insulin. This never occurs in clinical practice. On the contrary, in Type 2 diabetes, …

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The Prevention of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

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ShareTYPE 1 DIABETES: The autoimmune process in Type 1 diabetes begins years before β-cells are destroyed. Measuring HLA susceptibility markers and autoantibody tests allows those at high risk of developing the disease to be identified. At present there is no reliable method of preventing its development. Studies in small groups of children have shown that aggressive insulin therapy in those …

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