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Prediabetes Care Or Scare? Blood Sugar and Normality.

ShareStay near your optimum weight. Obesity is believed to account for 80-85 percent of the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. When you carry excess weight, you are most likely to develop insulin resistance, a condition in which your body is unable to use the hormone insulin to convert glucose (sugar) to energy, which results in high blood sugar levels. …

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Five Steps to Holistic Diabetic Care

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Share1. Journal writing. Buy yourself a book that you can write in and set aside ten minutes a day or one day a week to express your feelings. At night-time set a ritual to light a candle and write a page or two, particularly when you are feeling junked up emotionally. Sometimes the pages are full of your diabetic concerns, …

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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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Diabetes and Vaginal Dryness

ShareWhen you have diabetes and are suffering from a ‘taboo’ problem like vaginal dryness, it can dent your self confidence and impair your enjoyment of both everyday and extra special moments… but there are solutions and you don’t have to cope alone! We all know there are certain things that absolutely should not be discussed at the dinner table or …

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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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Physical Benefits of Restorative Yoga

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ShareIt’s important to understand that most of the things you do in your daily life can lead to imbalances in the body. The repetition of everyday life, in both physical and nonphysical ways, can send our bodies out of alignment very easily. Whenever you move, you create opportunities for your body to become out of alignment. Active people often create …

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Lower Blood Sugar, Reduce Insulin Resistance and Reverse Diabetes

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ShareRemarkable results in two weeks? Not only predicted but expected! Natural foods for diabetics like herbs, are full of micronutrients instead of protein, fats and carbs. Herbs make food come alive, benefits the body and your overall health in many ways. Eggs are perfect for breakfast, for baking and cooking and a great source of the essential vitamin B12. Butter …

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A1 and A2 Beta-Casein, Milk and Diabetes

ShareDifferent cows, basically, have different proportions of the A1 and A2 beta-casein, which are different proteins. The Guernsey cow, the older cows, have the original premium retailed form of the A2 beta-casein, whereas the Holstein cow have the A1 beta-casein in high proportion. Studies are talking about a strong co-relation, but more trials need to be done, needing to compare …

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Three Superfoods that do not affect Blood Sugar

ShareOnion, garlic and leafy greens are healthy, beneficial and are the perfect superfood for people with both types of diabetes; Type 1 and Type 2. For those who are just starting out with eating healthier and different, you will struggle with getting rid of all your carbohydrates. A great thing with protein and fat is that it slows down the …

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Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction – Erection to Fight Dejection

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ShareSildenafil (Viagra) was the first oral treatment for ED. It selectively inhibits phosphodiesterase-5 (PD-5), an enzyme that breaks down intracellular cyclic guanosine monophosphate (GMP). This causes smooth muscle relaxation and improves penile blood flow. It is effective in the presence of sexual stimulation but does not cause spontaneous erections or increased libido. Subsequently, the other PD-5 inhibitors, vardenafil and tadalafil, …

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Explaining Symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2

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ShareThis film explains how the body processes the food we eat in order to provide all your body cells with the energy they need and what happens when you have diabetes and this system doesn’t work properly. Normal state (without diabetes) When you eat food that contains carbohydrates, its broken down in the stomach and digestive system into glucose which …

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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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Benefits of Restorative Yoga for Diabetics

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ShareWith yoga, for diabetics, before we talk about the specific benefits of restorative yoga, it’s important to realize the ways in which any sort of yoga can help you manage and balance both your physical body and emotional being. Yoga can be looked at as a tree with eight limbs. These limbs are a culmination of thousands of years of …

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Diabetes is NOT the leading cause of major complications

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Share Diabetes does not mean complications. When I heard “diabetes is not the leading cause of blindness, kidney disease, or losing a limb,” my life swerved. Ever since my diagnosis thirty years earlier, I lived in fear. Would my diabetes complications change my fate? Hearing these new words, I felt elated. Like a huge weight had been lifted off my …

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What is Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Type 1 Diabetes

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ShareEPIDEMIOLOGY There is a large geographical variation in the incidence of Type 1 diabetes. In Europe, the frequency increases as from South to North although there is considerable variation between countries. The highest incidence of diabetes is seen in colder autumn and winter months and it is slightly more common in males than females (ratio 1.3:1). The frequency of Type …

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