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Antibiotics: The Latest Advice for Diabetics

Share Used carefully, these drugs will still be there and effective when we need them. Antibiotics save millions of lives, but excessive and inappropriate use has allowed some bacteria to mutate (change their genes) and become resistant to our most powerful antibiotics. We’re using 5% more than just five years ago, although use in animals has reached its lowest ever …

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Happy Tummy Tricks and Tweaks for Diabetic Digestion

ShareThe festive season particularly can play havoc with your digestion. If you’re having troubles, try these lifestyle tweaks. What’s going on in your stomach reflects the state of your general health. If your gut isn’t working properly, it can affect the level of nutrients in your body. Stress, poor diet and unhealthy lifestyles are all contributing to a rise in …

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Statins, Do Diabetics Need Them?

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Share These cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce heart attacks and strokes, but are they for everyone? Forty years after statins were launched, they‘re still controversial. Researchers in Britain say fewer high-risk patients have started taking them since the latest guidance from NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence), while people in lower-risk categories may be over-treated with statins. Why does …

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Diabetes and Back Pain Go Beyond Red Flags

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Share Four out of five diabetics will suffer at least one episode of back pain, but many have repeated/chronic pain that can affect work, home and relationships, even though there’s rarely a serious cause. Our backs consist of bony blocks (vertebrae) cushioned by intervertebral discs and linked by side/back joints, creating bony tunnels that protect our spinal cords. Strong ligaments …

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Raw Vegan Diet of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Abundance

ShareRaw Vegan Diet was unheard of. Born into a vegetarian family, I grew up on a diet that included fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and dairy products. Healthy enough until, four years ago, I was continuously running a fever and losing weight. Determined to overcome this, I looked for solutions and enrolled in a small allopathic course which left me …

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